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6 Yoga Styles: Which Style is the Best For You?

6 Yoga Styles: Which Style is the Best For You?

Yoga has been around for over 5,000 years and was used in ancient India as a practice to connect to divine energy or Krishna consciousness. The term yoga means to “to unify” or “to yoke”. Practitioners,  known as yogis, would devote their entire lives to learning the perfection of yoga. However, the more popularized versions of yoga […]

Reactions to Everyday Stress Can Predict Your Future Health

Reactions to Everyday Stress Can Predict Your Future Health

A recent study done by researchers at Penn State conclude that the way people react to everyday stressors determine whether they will suffer future health consequences. According to David Almeida, professor of human development and family studies,  the way we handle everyday stress plays an important role on our future health. “Our research shows that how you […]

The Science Behind Good Vibes: How Mindfulness Actually Works

The Science Behind Good Vibes: How Mindfulness Actually Works

Achieving mindfulness through meditation has helped people maintain a healthy mind by quelling negative emotions and thoughts, such as desire, anger and anxiety, and encouraging more positive dispositions such as compassion, empathy and forgiveness. Those who have reaped the benefits of mindfulness know that it works. But how exactly does it work? There is a measurable benefit […]

The Truth About Yoga and Sex

The Truth About Yoga and Sex

          If you study yoga long enough, eventually you’ll encounter a concept called, in Sanksrit, bramacharya. This loosely translates as “celibacy,” thereby guaranteeing that all but the most ascetic-leaning among us will ignore it completely. Another translation is “sexual continence,” which just sounds disgusting. Still another interpretation says that bramacharya is all about sexual fidelity, […]