18 Amazing (and Scientific) Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is becoming more mainstream in western cultures as those who practice it realize the numerous physical, mental, and emotional benefits that come with the ancient art.

Science has proven that yoga can have a transformative effect on the body, resulting in everything from lowered blood pressure to disease prevention. 

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Jacky Miller is a Registered Dietician based in New Zealand. She specializes in chronic conditions and through diet and lifestyle changes helps her patients improve their health, and lead richer, more fulfilling lives. She writes regularly on health related topics for blogs including MindBodyGreen, Jen Reviews, and The Huffington Post. 

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Barefoot Running in My 60s (Almost)

The ‘almost’ included in the title means two things: first, I’m not really running barefoot – – the *Merrell Vapor Glove 2 is as close as I get to that; and second, it’s actually treadmilling that I do. My interval training does include peaks at 10 on the treadmill, but real runners are outside, right?

*This is not a paid endorsement in any fashion, but these have become what I wear all the time now. Everywhere!

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As a lifelong fitness enthusiast and armchair philosopher (BA in Social Science, UC Irvine), Steven communicates his passion for health and wellness with an offbeat slant. It's a lifestyle, he will insist; and fitness is really a journey to find what fits--for you. His personal fitness journey has primarily centered on resistance training for more than fifty years. An intense three-year exposure to Shotokan Karate under Sensei Ray Dalke and Sensei Edmond Otis in Southern California during his thirties (he is now 65, since you're wondering) had a significant impact on his appreciation for the martial arts as fitness disciplines. It is his sincere hope that you will find insight, inspiration, and knowledge from the ideas he sends your way. Find more of his work at The Senior Health and Fitness Blog.
 

Clean Body as Vitality and Grace - An Inquiry

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© Detail from Original Painting, "Creativity", by Laura Basha

“Like a great starving beast
My body is quivering
Fixed
On the scent
Of
Light."

~ Hafiz

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Dr. Laura Basha is an organizational psychologist, writer, and artist, and along with organizational transformation, consulting, and executive coaching, she offers her skills as a life coach and educator, specializing in personal transformation and creative self-expression. For over thirty years she has worked with thousands of international clientele, using a principle-based paradigm of health and empowerment, catalyzing an awakening in people to their authentic self-expression, creativity, and power. She has taught her work in private practice as well as community, clinical, academic, professional, public, and corporate settings. Find more of Dr. Laura Basha's teachings, videos, artwork, and writings at White Bird Rising.

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Woman on beach in silhouette practicing yoga at sunset
03/02/2018
Yoga is becoming more mainstream in western cultures as those who practice it realize the numerous physical, mental, and emotional benefits that come with the ancient art. Science has proven that... read more
Barefoot footprint in the sand.
09/01/2017
The ‘almost’ included in the title means two things: first, I’m not really running barefoot – – the *Merrell Vapor Glove 2 is as close as I get to that; and second, it’s actually treadmilling that I... read more
248
06/23/2013
© Detail from Original Painting, "Creativity", by Laura Basha “Like a great starving beast My body is quivering Fixed On the scent Of Light." ~ Hafiz Would you like ongoing grace... read more
Woman on beach in silhouette practicing yoga at sunset
03/02/2018
Yoga is becoming more mainstream in western cultures as those who practice it realize the numerous physical, mental, and emotional benefits that come with the ancient art. Science has proven that... read more
Barefoot footprint in the sand.
09/01/2017
The ‘almost’ included in the title means two things: first, I’m not really running barefoot – – the *Merrell Vapor Glove 2 is as close as I get to that; and second, it’s actually treadmilling that I... read more
248
06/23/2013
© Detail from Original Painting, "Creativity", by Laura Basha “Like a great starving beast My body is quivering Fixed On the scent Of Light." ~ Hafiz Would you like ongoing grace... read more