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5 ways Restorative Yoga Works to Relieve Chronic Stress

By Heidi Sherwin WHAT IS RESTORATIVE YOGA? Restorative yoga is a quieting and self-regenerating practice for the body and mind. The body is placed in supported postures (using several props, such as bolsters, pillows and blankets) that are traditionally held longer than in active yoga classes. The physical support and extent of time in the postures helps to enhance the healing benefits of renewing and rebalancing one’s energy. A well-rounded restorative practice will include restful poses, as well as breathing practices (pranayama) and mindfulness exercises to support total relaxation. BENEFITS OF RESTORATIVE YOGA: In restorative yoga, you don’t DO the pose, the pose DOES you. From PMS and digestive discomfort, to anxious depression and moderate fatigue, there can be a remedy through the art of restorative yoga. The...

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Meditation Does the Body Good

By BlissBlissBliss A new study shows even small amounts of meditation relieve stress and boost health. See Meditation-Entrepeneurs-Secret-Anti-Stress-weapon We've long taught that a meditation practice counts even if it is as little as a few minutes a day. Many people get hung up on the amount of time they think they need to meditate to get the benefits. Choose a time every day, sit comfortably and focus on the breath. Tip 1: We say choose a specific time and short duration every day that works for you. When you practice every day, you develop a new habit. This one happens to be a great one. Tip 2: Sit comfortably No need to torture your back, hips or knees. Sit straight, but in a...

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Five Techniques For Reducing Stress & Increasing Happiness

Republished From Kathryn Roethel at SFGate Here are five techniques for reducing stress and increasing happiness. Keep a daily gratitude journal, listing items for which you feel grateful. Perform a meditation practice, or simply a few minutes of deep breathing and quiet reflection on something that made you happy. Consider what you can do to achieve that happiness again. Make a habit of sharing the highlights of your day with someone close to you. Practice forgiveness routinely. Construct a list of all activities and experiences that relax and rejuvenate you. Use items from this list to manage your daily stress. Read the full article We at BlissBlissBliss of course would offer that getting some bodywork (massage, yoga, thai yoga) can assist you in finding the space to...

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