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How Does Oil Pulling Work? A Dentist’s Perspective.

To learn more about the efficacy of oil pulling, you need to review how the process emerged. This ancient Ayurvedic process recently has received testimonials in the press. Both celebrities and social media users have proclaimed the practice, and stories abound that oil pulling or “toxin” pulling cures bad breath, whitens and cleans the teeth, and reduces the inflammation that leads to gum disease.

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How To Reduce Pores & Have A Cleaner Face.

Why do pores get enlarged? Besides genetic factors like oily skin, there are lifestyle factors to consider such as sun exposure, age and heat. If you experience large pores in just one area of the face or even across the entire face, you may be interested in the following tips to reduce pores and enjoy a cleaner looking and feeling face.

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Will Yoga Fix My Posture? How to Fix Your Posture with Yoga.

Good posture should keep your body aligned. This starts with squared shoulders, but also includes a straight back, open chest and feet flat on the ground. No muscle should be twisted or have extra pressure placed on it. Generally speaking, good posture feels good. Let’s lean into the top medical reasons why yoga can improve your posture.

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How to Design Your Yoga Room at Home.

While heading to a yoga studio works for many of us, we have have other needs that make attending studio classes impossible. Maybe we’re introverted or have a busy schedule or need to be home with the kiddos and to take care of our chores. If you like the idea of being able to practice yoga whenever the mood strikes you, you may want to design your own yoga room at home. While you’re planning yours, try to consider the following aspects.

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How To Motivate Yourself to Workout & Eat Healthy.

We start a workout plan and stick to it for a while, but then our motivation soon dwindles and we get back to the old, unhealthy ways. And it keeps happening. It starts off well, but then we run into an issue and we keep missing out more and more workouts until we stop completely. The same thing happens to our diet, and then we’re back to square one, frustrated that we can’t seem to stick to a schedule.

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Lifestyle Changes To Improve Health: Small Changes You Can Make to Boost Your Health Every Day.

Everyone can improve their health in some way, but many of us aren’t sure where to start. Extreme fitness routines and fad diets require us to shift our daily schedule too much, making them difficult to keep up. Instead, in order to reach our goal of sustainable health and wellness, it can be as simple as making small but significant alterations each day that don’t feel like a sacrifice.

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Using Yoga and Meditation to Overcome Addiction.

Western medicine tends to favor the view of addiction as an inherited disease that requires external treatment in the form of medication, cognitive behavioral therapy, and rewiring the brain to think differently. The western approach focuses on the affliction and supports a person in the practice of new behaviors, whereas yoga and meditation focuses on the cause of the suffering itself and supports a person in the practice of new behaviors.

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How To Create a Relaxing Bedroom Sanctuary.

Inviting a sense of serenity to your bedroom will not only fill you with peacefulness, but it will also contribute to your well-being. For instance, according to different studies, clutter can make you feel stressed and even cause lack of sleep. However, if you’re mindful of your bedroom design, you’ll be able to create a soothing sanctuary that will promote wellness and better sleep.

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5 Health Tips for Seniors to Stay Golden in Your Golden Years.

Aging into your golden years is a beautiful part of life. It means retiring from your career, no longer raising children and living your best life. But getting older also means having to take better care of your health, both physical and mental. As you age into your senior years, improve your quality of life by taking control of your health. Here are 5 tips to get you started!

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How to Plan Your Meals for Healthy Weight Loss.

The best weight loss plans consist of a healthy balanced diet along with a well-designed exercise routine. You certainly don’t need to starve yourself to reach your goal weight. Sometimes the simplest changes in your eating habits can make a world of difference to your physique. The following exercise and weight loss tips will help you lose weight quickly and healthily.

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3 Yoga Poses to Improve Posture.

How’s your posture? Do you spend hours a day sitting down at a desk hunched over a computer or paperwork? Most of us, at least for part of our day, do just that.

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What Are Adaptogens & How Do They Work?

Adaptogens are a unique class of plants that can have particular healing abilities. They may be able to help balance, protect, restore your body, and normalize psychological functions.

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Is It Good to Do Yoga During Pregnancy?

Yes, yoga can be difficult, but the level of difficulty is entirely based on the capability and the comfort of the person who’s participating, and the classes you choose to take. In many ways, yoga is the perfect physical activity for pregnant women.

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Mental Health Solutions for Seniors.

Humans are social beings that seek other humans from the moment they are born all the way to their senior years. Here are 6 tips for improving social integration and mental health as we grow older. 

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A Complete Guide to Yoga & Injury Recovery.

Can yoga really help you come back faster and stronger after an injury? If your doctor has approved yoga as a movement regimen, here are a few tips to help you navigate your options when it comes to yoga and injury recovery.

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Spiritual and Other (Mis)Adventures On and Off the Grid.

There’s a saying, and the title of a wonderful book by Jon Kabat-Zinn: “Wherever you go, there you are.” My own bad habits and lack of spiritual discipline had followed me from the city to the remote mountain cabin, and back into life in a new city. To change the way I felt about my life, I didn’t actually need a radical change in scenery, but a commitment to live the way I wanted to live every day.

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Health Issues Affecting Seniors & How Yoga Helps

With the seemingly endless pitfalls and conditions seniors tend to worry about when it comes to health, yoga proves time and again to be of benefit. This article explores some common conditions we are prone to as we age, and how yoga helps mitigate these risks.

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3 Tips for How To Heal After Trauma.

An estimated 70% of adults have gone through at least one traumatic event in their lives. Here are three ways a major life transition can be turned into something good.

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A Nudge towards Vegetarian

If you have been on the fence about adopting a vegetarian diet only watch Forks over Knives if you want to take the plunge…

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21 Ways to Eat Your Water

Our bodies need water to survive. Water makes up more than half of our body weight. Every cell, tissue, and organ in our body needs water to…

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Getting Vegucated

This 2011 documentary is described on Amazon as “a guerrilla-style documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers…

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My Journey of the Heart to Weight Loss

Difficulty is an opportunity for a depth of growth that is not present when everything is flowing easily. Difficulties have the ability to show us our inner reserves…

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10 Ways to Sleep Soundly

Having trouble getting a good night’s sleep? Mental stress from life and work often makes it hard to get a good night’s sleep. Meditation, physical exercise,…

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Best Stretches for Tight Hips

If you’re working at a desk all day at an office or in a school classroom, stretching your hips is probably the last thing on your mind…

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5 Tips for Improving Your Focus

Technology has enabled more distractions in our lives than ever before, and it’s easy to lose focus on one’s priorities and goals. Focusing our minds is a sure way to achieving our goals and fulfilling the promise of our lives. If you’re like me, you might have been buried in distractions from notifications on a mobile phone or computer — from email, social media, news […]

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Can We Affect Aging?

Can we affect aging? New age guru Deepak Chopra believes that good practices and positive intention can affect more than our health and wellness…

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3 Yoga Poses for Children

If you’re a stay at home parent, yoga and mindfulness can help to stretch and strengthen a child’s body while calming and focusing their mind…

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Yoga at Home Is Key to Healthier Lifestyle

A research report titled “Frequency of Yoga Practice Predicts Health: Results of a National Survey of Yoga Practitioners” suggests that home yoga practice is key to a healthier diet…

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OM – A Mantra for Every Moment

A mantra is a sound or vibration that you can use to journey into the realm of meditation or find calm inside any moment. A mantra represents…

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Why I Practice Yoga

Stepping on my mat is coming home. And as we grow up, the idea and definition of “home” becomes amorphous. It doesn’t have clean edges anymore…

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3 Ways To Feel Your Best

We spend our time doing many things each day. But how many of our activities actually contribute to our own well-being…

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Top 10 Yoga Pants

Looking for yoga pants? Here are some recommendations from Pilgrimage Yoga Online…

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Throw a Home Yoga Party

Create an evening as a healthful experience for your guests. Forget the burgers and dogs, and”Party Like a Yogi”…

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Yoga and Weight Loss: Find Balance

The practice of even the gentlest style of yoga helps make everything in life a little easier — including weight loss. Overweight people who practiced yoga…

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Top 10 Yoga Mats

Whether you’re practicing yoga at home or at work, a yoga mat is essential for your practice…

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Success Starts with an Idea

Every great achievement starts with an idea. Ideas come to us with a possibility of successfully bringing them to life…

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The Ultimate Green Juice

Juicing Offers Life Enhancing Benefits – According to weight loss expert Joe Cross, “Juicing offers many life-enhancing…

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You only use 10% of your brain?

First of all, as stated above, it’s a bit misleading. The brain is a continuously active, living organ that is always functioning, always on…

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Open Heart, Open Mind

In this blog I’d like to review a video on Pilgrimage’s online studio called “Heart Opening Sequence” with Nikole Fortier. I have…

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10 Ways to Practice Self-Love

Start with these 10 ways to practice self-love. Ten. Forgive yourself as easily as you forgive others. Nine. Go to bed at the same time…

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The Benefits of Meditation

Why Meditate? – The benefits of meditation are undeniable. Meditation calms the mind. From the moment we awake and open our eyes…

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Finding my Toes

Before today I couldn’t touch my toes. As a seventeen-year-old girl about to be a senior in high school this always seems…

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