End the Day With Relaxing Yoga

Sometimes it can be challenging to calm down and relax, especially after a busy day with barely a moment to yourself. Yoga is the perfect way to wind down, helping to release stress, anxiety and tension. Bring your day to a close with these calming breaths, gentle...

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Reduce Eye Fatigue with Palming Meditation

Palming Meditation diminishes eye fatigue and helps relax the face and entire body. It can help soothe frazzled nerves and improve concentration. Try Palming Meditation when you’re having trouble focusing, feeling restless or unsettled. This is also a great way to transition from a hectic day to a quiet evening.

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Yoga in the Summer

Nama-staying Cool as a Cucumber!  During hot summer spells, here are a few suggestions for practicing some “cool” yoga:  Be sure to pace yourself. Perform poses just a bit more slowly. Take longer breaths while holding each pose.  Focus on long, cooling...

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10 Tips for Body, Mind, and Soul

1. Try a 3-part breath: inhale, filling your belly, then rib cage, up to the collarbone; then starting from the top of the lungs, slowly exhale all the way down to your belly. Repeat 5 times. 2. Gratitude. Focus on at least 1 thing to be grateful for. (Here’s a good...

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Yoga 101 for Beginners

Triangle Pose from The Healing Yoga Deck I have to thank my mother for my interest in yoga. Rusty (she’s a redhead and that’s been her nickname since she was 4) wanted to try it and I thought, why not? I did ballet as a kid and was fairly flexible so I gave it a go. I...

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5 Mental Health Benefits of Yoga

The word yoga means “union,” uniting body and mind. In other words, you really can’t separate the physical benefits from the mental and emotional benefits a yoga practice provides. Deep breathing calms you down during stressful times; focusing on a posture helps pause...

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5 Health Benefits of Yoga

As more people are finding out, a regular yoga practice has many health benefits. Gentle stretches and movement, deep breathing, and mindfulness can introduce wellness into our lives that extend beyond the yoga mat. You may find yourself sitting straighter, standing...

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Don’t Just Sit There…Do Yoga!

It’s super EZ to squeeze some simple yoga moves into your day. Really, you don’t have to put on your yoga clothes, unfurl the yoga mat, get centered, etc. and so on. You can breathe, stretch and move throughout your day. For instance: Don’t just stand there while you...

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Olivia H. Miller

Olivia H. Miller

Registered Yoga Teacher, freelance writer, student of yoga for more than thirty years. Author of The Yoga Deck, The Healing Yoga Deck, Essential Yoga, and others.

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