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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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Yoga eases back pain in largest US study to date

Yoga classes were linked to better back-related function and diminished symptoms from chronic low back pain in the largest U.S. randomized controlled trial of yoga to date, published by the Archives of Internal Medicine as an "Online First" article on October 24, 2011. But so were intensive stretching classes. "We found yoga classes more effective than a self-care book—but no more effective than stretching classes," said study leader Karen J. Sherman, PhD, MPH, a senior investigator at Group Health Research Institute. Back-related function was better and symptoms were diminished with yoga at 12 weeks; and clinically important benefits, including less use of pain medications, lasted at least six months for both yoga and stretching, with thorough follow-up of more than nine...

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A Primer on Meditation

It is a common misconception that yoga & meditation is just for women. But in fact, there are known benefits for anyone who practices. We recently shared a post of 100 benefits of meditation. Benefits that are not gender specific! Benefits can range from having a greater sense of calm to having positive psychological changes that link to cellular health. Here is an article passed onto me by my boyfriend from a more "manly" approach to meditation. Enjoy!Hugs, Headstands & OMs,MelitaA Primer on Meditationarticle featured onThe Art of Manliness by:Jason Marshall of Living in the NowWhen you hear the word “meditation,” you may think of Buddhist monks or Hindu swamis sitting with legs...

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