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Diaphragmatic Breathing for Healthy Aging

Diaphragmatic Breathing for Healthy Aging

Using the shoulders, upper chest, neck and back muscles to inhale creates a shallow and rapid chest breathing pattern. Instead, to breath deeply and fully, we need to use our main breathing muscle, the diaphragm, to engage in belly or diaphragmatic breathing.

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Yoga Fundamentals: The Eight-Limbed Path

Yoga Fundamentals: The Eight-Limbed Path

The true purpose of yoga was never about contorting your body into a pretzel-like pose or wearing expensive workout clothes. More than a form of physical exercise, yoga is a systematic practice of breathing control, positive thinking, relaxation, and meditation aimed at ensuring harmony of mind, body, and environment.

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Beat the Heat: Eating for Pitta Season

Beat the Heat: Eating for Pitta Season

To counterbalance summer’s heat, Ayurveda recommends favoring foods that are lighter and easy to digest, especially foods that are moist and sweet, bitter or astringent in flavor. To get you started, here’s a short guide to summer pitta-pacifying foods.

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3 Questions to Guide Your Home Practice

3 Questions to Guide Your Home Practice

Once you’ve established a regular time and place for your daily home practice, you can start to vary it to fit your mood, energy level, and physical needs. Whether you prefer practicing in the morning or at night, asking the following three questions daily will guide you in choosing the best practices for you.

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Home, Sweet Yoga-at-Home

Home, Sweet Yoga-at-Home

Setting up a dedicated place for a home practice will help motivate you to add yoga to your daily routine. If you haven’t already created a corner in your house for your home yoga practice, here are some ideas to get you started.

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