You would not catch me in a million years on the edge of a cliff like this woman in the picture doing a balance pose....ever! Anyone who knows me knows this is true. However, it is very important to me to try to keep my life and health balanced and to do yoga in the safety of my living room.
How can you tell if you're balanced? This is a good question. I believe no one is ever really completely balanced all the time, this would be hard to sustain. What is really more realistic is trying to stay as balanced as possible to support good health.
So what does this mean?
Well, you have all these different areas of your life.
We need to pay attention to all of these different areas and when something seems a little off try to bring it back to balance the best you can. It's kinda like riding a bike. You are consistently...
Try This Stress-Relief Method for Quick Results
Whenever I come across a stressful situation I use this method for instant relief. It's called the 478 Method by Dr. Andrew Weil.
It's very easy. You just take a deep breath in expanding your chest as much as you can in 4 seconds, hold for 7 seconds, and then exhale for 8 seconds. Do this a few times and you will feel calmer.
Just like any exercise, this will take some practice to master it but this will be a valuable tool for you to calm that stress quickly. And an added bonus, you can do this anywhere!
Learn more about Dr. Weil's Method and why it works HERE.
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As labels like “organic,” “natural” and “local” get more popular, you may have also found yourself intrigued by the idea of a plant-based lifestyle. As Michael Pollan puts it in his book Food Rules, plant-based eating can be summed up in seven, simple words: "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants."
Going plant-based doesn't mean you have to give up eating the occasional steak or wearing leather. It just means you are readjusting your lifestyle to be more focused on products derived from plants(vegetables, fruits, unrefined grains, legumes, nuts).
The benefit? You'll be living a life that is healthier, balanced and more sustainable.
If you’re curious about learning more about the journey to a plant-based lifestyle, read on for 10 of our favorite benefits...
No matter how new you are to the idea of plant-based eating, you’re probably aware that eating more veggies is good...
You can't control everything going on in your life, but you can certainly control the way you react to the situations. Here are 3 ways to reduce overwhelm and stress that are pretty simple. This is just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many other things you can do to help with stress. You just need to find a few that work for you. These are my favorites!
When I'm in a state of overwhelm or an extremely stressful situation, deep breathing is definitely the quickest fix for instant relief. It can really change almost any situation. Taking long deep breaths makes you feel the same way your body feels in a state of relaxation. It helps lower heart rate, blood pressure, and muscle tension.
For all those people who have kinda tried with no luck. I'm here to tell you it is scientifically proven to help you calm down. Slow deep belly breathing stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, this is the one that calms us down. The opposite of the sympathetic nervous system...