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Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga helps relieve stress and combat the negative effects that stress and anxiety have on our bodies. A restorative yoga practice encourages us to relax, slow our breathing, and focus on the present movement. This shifts us out of fight-or-flight and into a parasympathetic response of rest and digest. Restorative Yoga is a deeply …

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Self-Care to Feel Better

The first step for any self-care practice is to acknowledge that it is not selfish and that it is so much more than an annual spa day. Daily self-care allows us to feel better: guilt-free and without breaking the bank. I love how the WHO defines self-care as “the ability of individuals, families and communities …

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Live in the Present Moment with Mindfulness

What is mindfulness? You’ve probably heard about it over the past few years but what does “mindfulness” and living in the present moment really mean? Mindfulness is all about paying attention and being present. The Mayo Clinic has a great explanation. Mindfulness is when “you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and …

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Yoga Creates Mental Flexibility

It’s no secret that practicing yoga increases the flexibility in our bodies, but another great freedom yoga gives us is that can increase the flexibility of our minds as well. Just as yoga helps our bodies move easier and in new ways, it helps our minds look at situations in new ways too and this …

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