The Best Post-Yoga Recovery Tips For Both Your Mind & Body

Article Written by Danielle Cuccio | Found on MindBodyGreen

As a private yoga instructor dedicated to furthering my knowledge and teachings of the practice several times a week, it’s important to take the right steps for self-care and recovery to prevent injuries. Oftentimes, the constant moving and stretching with yoga takes a toll on my physical and mental limitations and can leave me feeling incredibly spent and exhausted. I need to be able to feel good and energized.

Here are a few techniques that have assisted my practice and helps the “yoga high” last well after savasana.


This Approach To Flexibility Will Turn You Into A Mindfulness Pro

Article by Jenn Pilatti | Found on MindBodyGreen

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be more physically flexible? To be able to slink across a room with athleticism and grace? Maybe you’d just like to move without the stiffness you can never quite stretch away.

The idea of flexibility often conjures up images of yogis and dancers. But what if I told you the type of mobility required to move with ease didn’t require long periods of uncomfortable, static stretching?

Increasing mobility is less about specific stretches and more about variation. When we change how we interact with […]

7 Exercises Guaranteed To Combat The Negative Effects Of Sitting All Day

Article by Harriett Griffy | Found on MindBodyGreen

By this point, the number of studies outlining the negative effects of sitting on our health are ubiquitous. We’ve scoured the internet for the best exercises to combat the hours of sitting, but said exercises and routines aren’t the only tools needed to help you sit strong—you can also practice various forms of specific exercise. Here are a few exercises to consider incorporating into your everyday movement.


Why Do My muscles Feel Sore After Exercise?

Article by Yella-Hewings Martin, Ph D. | Found on MedicalNewsToday

Whether you are cramming in some last-minute exercise before the holidays or trying a new workout, beware of aching muscles. But why does your body feel so sore, and what can you do to speed up recovery?

Have you decided to make a start on your New Year’s resolution and take up exercise now? Or maybe you’re looking at stepping up your usual routine ahead of the inevitable excesses of the holidays? The chances are that your muscles will pay the price.


When You Burn Fat, Where Does it Actually Go?

Article by Mary Beth Griggs | Found on Popsci

When you dig into your meal or grab a quick bite on the way to work, the food you eat goes toward fueling your body. As your favorite (or not so favorite) foods pass through your digestive system, your body absorbs nutrients and uses them to power you through your daily routine. The remaining waste heads out through your bladder or intestines. It’s a good system.


Common Fitness and Weight Loss Myths Debunked

Article by Paige Whainer | Found on VeryWell

If you’ve been exercising for a while, you’ve probably come across tons of information about exercise and fitness. You’ve heard the phrase ‘no pain, no gain’ and you’ve probably tried to tighten up your abs with crunches. While many fitness myths are fading fast, there are still plenty of misconceptions running around and you may be following one without knowing it.


What You Need to Know About Flexibility

Article by Paige Weihner | Found on VeryWell

A person’s flexibility refers to the ability of your joints to move through a full range of motion.  For every joint and every activity, there is a healthy range of motion that changes depending on what you’re doing.


10 Simple and Natural Ways to Boost Your Immune System

By Linda B. White | Found on Everyday Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control, influenza viruses continue to wreak misery in 41 states. Got your flu shot? Good, do it again next year.

However, keep in mind that other viruses cause respiratory illness: parainfluenza viruses, adenoviruses, coronaviruses, rhinoviruses….not to mention bacteria such as Streptococcus.

Despite the fact that your world teams with infectious microorganisms, most of the time, you’re reasonable healthy, right? Thank your immune system, which defends you from disease-causing microbes. Now, step beyond gratitude to optimize the function of that system.


Hydration: Why It’s So Important

Found on FamilyDoctor | Written by editorial staff

Why is it so important to stay hydrated?

Your body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water to work correctly. For example, your body uses water to maintain its temperature, remove waste, and lubricate joints. Water is needed for good health.

How does my body lose water?

Water makes up more than half of your body weight. You lose water each day when you go to the bathroom, sweat, and even when you breathe. You lose water even faster when the weather […]

How the Stress in Your Head Affects the Health of Your Heart

By Sarah G. Miller | Found on LiveScience

The mind-body connection is more than just a catchphrase: A new study finds that increased levels of stress are indeed linked to greater risk of a heart attack or stroke.

Researchers found that the people in the study who had more activity in an area of the brain that regulates the body’s response to stress and fear, called the amygdala, were more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than those with less activity in the amygdala, according to the study.