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2 Healthy Dog Food Recipes That Dogs Really, Really Like
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I don’t have any dogs, but my daughter has two of them and wanted to start feeding them healthier food. So she experimented with various recipes and found two that her spoiled canines really, really like. So I’m sharing those delicious (to dogs, anyway) recipes here for others who might be concerned about the additives […]

The Yoga Challenge: Yoga At Home
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If you’re going to do yoga at home, it might help to get a feel for a ‘typical’ session, although your sessions should always be tailored specifically for YOU. The following yoga session is based upon the particularly gentle form called Sivananda yoga and is suitable for complete beginners as well as for more experienced […]

The Yoga Challenge: Your Yoga Workout
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Yoga poses are the way they are because is a holistic discipline and balance is therefore central to it. During a yoga workout, equal time is allocated to breathing, asanas, relaxation and meditation so that mind, body and brain are given equal importance. All of the asanas complement one another with muscles working in groups […]

The Yoga Challenge: Yoga Poses
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There are sooooooooo many yoga poses and disciplines, that it can be bewildering to even get started. For instance, I know I would hate “hot yoga” which is currently very popular. I don’t like heat, especially moist heat, I despise saunas and avoid climates that are even semi-tropical as best I can. Doing yoga in […]

The Yoga Challenge: Your Yoga Routine
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If you’re trying to choose the perfect yoga routine for you – at least for now – it’s important to know which yoga method is right FOR YOU. Before trying out different methods of yoga, it is a good idea to identify your body type. Classical Indian medicine, known as Ayurveda, classifies body types through ‘doshas‘. […]

The Yoga Challenge: Chakras and Kundalini
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You have already learned about the yoga concept of life force or energy otherwise known as prana. We all have seven energy centers which are known as ”chakras”. The work chakra means wheel and it may help you to visualize each center as a vortex spinning with energy. The chakras start at the base of the […]

The Yoga Challenge: Yoga Mandalas, Mantras and Yantras
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Mantras, mandalas and yantras are much used in yoga. But what, exactly, are these three strange sounding forms? Mantras are used as a form of sound meditation while yantras and mandalas are used as an aid to visual meditation. A yantra is a mystical symbol of cosmic energy and power. Typically, it takes the form […]

The Yoga Challenge: Yoga Meditation Benefits
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There are many different meditation methods and the key is to choose one that suits you as an individual. As we’ve already seen, one of the main branches of yoga is concerned with meditation and yoga masters have been studying yoga meditation benefits for many centuries. We all concentrate in different ways, some people concentrating […]

The Yoga Challenge: Breathing Exercises In Yoga
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Breathing is, as we know, essential to life and it is essential to the practice of yoga. In Sanskrit the word for life and breath is exactly the same and it is one you have already come across: prana. Manipulating prana is the primary purpose of breathing exercises in yoga. We need to breathe in […]

The Yoga Challenge: Yoga Benefits
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Yoga has been described as the heart of healing and it provides a uniquely harmonizing effect for the entire body. Thanks to its emphasis on deep, rhythmic and effective breathing, yoga not only increases lung capacity and oxygenation of the brain but also the flow of electromagnetic energy which is generated by the heart and transported […]