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Why You Should Sleep Your Way to the Top

We spend almost a third of our lives asleep, giving more time to sleep than any other activity. Some of us are blessed with easy sleep; others of us suffer from insomnia or sleep disturbance. Yet, until recently, scientists have known very little about the purpose of sleep...
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5 Ways Sleep Is Good for Your Relationships

I’m a sleep lover. I like going to bed at the same time every night and getting a full night’s sleep. Deprive me of just one hour of blessed sleep, and things quickly go downhill—just ask my husband. I become bad company—snarky and irritable, hardly able to keep up my end...
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Your Brain on Yoga

Take slow, steady breaths, stretch, hold—and relax. In a recent study, researchers in Boston found that practicing yoga for just one hour may help relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety. The study involved a sample of 19 adult volunteers, eight of whom were regular yoga...
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Is Attention the Secret to Emotional Intelligence?

New research suggests—is that your phone? Go ahead and reply. It’s OK, I’ll wait. Back? I think I was saying something about—wait, you’re checking your email? Can’t you focus? You’re not alone. It has become an axiom of modern life that we’re a people under attack, assailed...
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Playful Yoga for Times of Restriction and Isolation

Prompt: Spend 10 or so minutes journaling on what you do to add ‘play’ into your day. What does this look like for you? Is it alone in nature, in the kitchen with family, in a recreational area with friends? Experts say, “A lack of play should be treated like malnutrition:...
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Yoga for Anxiety: A Simple Sequence to Quiet the Mind

What Does Anxiety Feel Like? “Worry is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.” Arthur Somers Roche  Anxiety is a negative emotional state that is expressed both in the body and the mind....
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This is Why Everyone Should Strength Train at Least Once a Week

I used to subscribe to the notion that strength training was going to make me "bulky." Little did I know I was missing out on one of the best ways to tone up, ignite my metabolism, and improve my posture. As soon as I incorporated at least one day of total body strength...
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Yoga for Strength: Protect Against Injury

Benefits of Practicing Yoga for Strength Strengthens muscles, tendons and ligaments. Stabilises joints. Improves the efficiency of the cardiovascular system. Increases bone density. Boosts metabolism. Improves body control and movement efficiency. Corrects muscular...
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3 Types of Hip Openers to Loosen Up Tight Hips

What Causes Tight Hips? Your body is an efficiency machine that adapts to make it as easy possible to do your most common activities. This means that you lose the ability to get into positions and perform movements that you have systematically neglected over time. And that...
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