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Top 3 Things to Learn From Training Like an Olympian

Training Like an Olympian

Training Like an Olympian

The call of the Olympics is one that is heard around the world. It causes a buzz that can be seen in people of all ages, types and genders. This opportunity to see the best athletes allows the mere mortal to watch athletic heroism in action.

With the coming of the Rio 2016 Olympics, for example, we will get to see if 29-year old sprinter Usain Bolt, blast the rest of the field and keep the top spot as the World’s Fastest Man? Or will 30-year old Michael Phelps make his grand comeback with a sweep of the swimming titles after taking a short hiatus from competitive swimming?

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Yoga

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Yoga Health Benefits

What are the true benefits of yoga?

It is a practice that began over 5,000 years ago, but it has only infiltrated into Western civilization in the last fifty years, or so. For this reason, there is still an amount of distrust, or misunderstanding, of what yoga really does for us. The list is impressive, and may make you consider how this exercise could help your life, too.

So, sit back, breathe, and learn…

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Involving the Use of Chakras in Yoga

Chakra Yoga

Yoga is an age old practice that believes that we are all beings of energy. This energy flows through us, within us, and outside of us, connecting us all. This energy, also called chi, is an aspect of using yoga as a tool for increased happiness.

On the foundation of ancient yogic scriptures, chakras are explained as being split into seven different levels, although in many studies of chakra energy it is believed that the levels of chakras is infinite. But for involving it with yoga to create our highest potential, chakras can be broken down into seven basic categories.

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10 Health Benefits of Yoga

Health Benefits of Yoga

We hear it all of the time: the negative side effects of the medications pushed in the medical world. These pills that are offered to cure a giant spectrum of things including – but definitely not limited to – pain, mental illness, and obesity, can actually cause issues that can far outweigh the initial problem. Instead of turning to a little pill for health, it is actually much cheaper and easier on the body to turn to an ancient practice called yoga.

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How Often Do I Need to Train My Abs to Get a Six-Pack?

How to train to get six pack abs

There are many opinions out there about the subject: how often do you need to train the abs to obtain the glorified six pack look. There are always the people that subscribe to the five hundred sit ups a day, and then there are also those late night infomercials that claim you can get the look by doing a three minute miracle work out. There are so many stories that are attached to creating a tight tummy it’s hard to know who’s right and who’s wrong, or more so, if there is a wrong way to attack your abs.

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5 Top Yoga Myths and Facts

Yoga Myths and Facts

There are a lot of misperceptions in the world about what yoga is. Unfortunately, these naiveties to the benefits that come from this simple practice are wreaking havoc on the global population. Such societal issues as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, depression, obesity, as well as countless other maladies can be eradicated by implementing as little as twenty minutes of yoga into a daily routine.

With that being said, let’s talk about these myths so the next time someone teases you for being a yogi you can set them straight…

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Why Yoga Helps Us Create Our Dream Life

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Practicing Yoga

What is the meaning of life?

Is it connecting with your best self? Is it creating a deep connection with others? Is it the creation of our deepest purpose in life, one that helps ourselves and others?

The answer to that question is a deep one. And maybe all of that is true – plus more – but one thing is certain: if you are living a life riddled with pain and illness you will not be able to live a life that is one of ease, harmony and creation of purpose.

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Finding Community at a Yoga Festival

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Yoga Community

Yoga is one of those wonderful practices that if done on a regular basis it can bring about incredible positivity. This positivity affects the body, mind and soul and assists us in creating the life we dream of living. In essence, yoga is a tool in defining our purpose.

With that in mind, it is no wonder, then, that in recent years the idea of yoga festivals has taken on huge popularity. This opportunity for coming together to do yoga creates an amazing community that is based on support, love, and kindness. The festivals are also a chance for many – despite ability level – to take advantage of taking a class by a teacher that is a world renowned yoga instructor. This can open up incredible insight into a personal practice, helping the practitioner delve even deeper into creating their highest potential.

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What Hatha Yoga Style Fits You Best?

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Hatha Yoga

Yoga is a rainbow of opportunity. This ancient art of connection to the body offers such a variety of specialties that it is certain that there is a specific modality that fits with your personality. But if you are new to the practice, you may not even know what your options are. Keep reading to learn about the most popular styles of Western yoga, Hatha, and what it entails exactly.

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3 Excuses For Not Doing Yoga and Keeping You Thin and Healthy

Excuses for Not Doing Yoga

If you are looking for something that will make you thin, healthy and strong, then yoga is a practice that is worthy of checking out. This art of connection to self is a true gift that each one of us can give ourselves on a daily basis. And with this gift of connection comes a sense of calmness, serenity and a recognition of positivity that glows within all of us.

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