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Yoga To Ease Arthritis Pain

According to treatment guidelines published by the American College of Rheumatology, physical activity is a key component to the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Regular exercise is recommended for people with arthritis...


To Detox or Not to Detox: The Great Debate

I recently posted on facebook that I was doing a five-day detox using colon cleansing products and juice fasting. I also posted a link to the website of the products I was using. I have always believed in detoxing and periodic colon cleansing. I have ...


Yoga For Sciatica

Sciatica is pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve and it’s branches. Your sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. It runs from your spinal cord to your buttock and hip area and down the back of each leg. Sciatica is a sympto...


Recover From Your Thanksgiving "Food Coma" with Yoga

If you’re like most people you probably feel uncomfortably stuffed and completely comatose after eating a big Thanksgiving Day meal. One of the reasons we have that overwhelmingly sleepy “comatose” feeling after Thanksgiving is because Turkey contain...



The thyroid is one of the largest endocrine glands in the body. It is located in the neck, just below the Adam’s Apple. The thyroid gland directs hormonal function and regulates metabolism. It produces and secretes hormones that influence almost ever...


Yoga for Strong Abs and Happy Backs

I tend to cringe at the gym when I watch people furiously doing repetitions of classic abdominal exercises. They look so tense and intense as they contract and scrunch up their bellies, shoulders, necks and faces. I cannot help but wince when I notic...


Does Yoga Provide Enough of a Cardio Workout?

While, doing my research for this blog I have come across many heated debates on this topic. Since more and more people are practicing and enjoying yoga as their sole source of exercise, they wonder if yoga is enough to keep them fit. They wonder if ...


Use Yoga Poses to Relieve Menstrual Pain (and Everyday Stress)

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