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No one else does. " People often tell Regina Brett how great she looks for her age. Brett wrote the life lessons below the night before her 45th birthday after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Yoga: The Ten Living Principles - Yamas and Niyamas. Although there are many branches to the tree of yoga, from devotional methods to more intellectual approaches, from schools that emphasize service toward others to those that focus on physical purification, Patanjali Sutras, clearly defines an eight-limbed path (ashtanga) that forms the structural framework for whatever emphasis upon which an individual wishes to concentrate.

Yoga: The Ten Living Principles - Yamas and Niyamas

The Yoga Sutras, or "threads," consist of four books produced sometime in the third century before Christ. Such was the clarity of Patanjali's vision of wholeness that he consolidated the entirety of yoga philosophy in a series of 196 lucid aphorisms. Each thread of the Yoga Sutras is revealed as a part of a woven fabric, with each aphorism merely a mark or color within the whole pattern. The threads, however, begin to make sense only through a direct experience of their meaning. This is not a linear process but rather an organic one in which colors and markings gradually become more clear until a pattern forms. 9 Questions to Ask Before Pursuing A Relationship. ~ James Russell Lingerfelt. Via James Russell Lingerfelton Sep 27, 2014.

9 Questions to Ask Before Pursuing A Relationship. ~ James Russell Lingerfelt

27 Hard Questions Awesome People Ask Themselves Right Now. 8 Important Reasons To Let Go Of People Who No Longer Play An Important Part In Your Life. There comes a point in every person's life when he or she parts ways with someone: ex, friend and anyone in between.

8 Important Reasons To Let Go Of People Who No Longer Play An Important Part In Your Life

Upon first meeting this person, there's a sweet beginning, but once you come to really know each other and grow comfortable, you suddenly realize that the relationship no longer brings any particular value to your life and is perhaps, even detrimental. Sometimes, we hold on to people purely based on how long we have known them. Time can tie people together, but if you feel as though there's nothing substantial keeping you connected, time is not a strong enough reason to hold on to something that's simply no longer worth holding onto.

We grow complacent with people once we're comfortable with them. But, hanging onto someone for the pure sake of it and because you don't know anything else isn't a good enough reason. 18 Hard-Earned Relationship Lessons From The Divorced. Misty Copeland's Under Armour Ad Is Like Nothing You've Seen. We've been anxiously awaiting Misty Copeland's first commercial for Under Armour ever since we learned that the American Ballet Theatre soloist signed with the athletic company back in January.

Misty Copeland's Under Armour Ad Is Like Nothing You've Seen

And from the looks of this 60-second spot, it was well worth the wait. The ad begins with Copeland balancing on pointe while a young woman's voice is heard reading a rejection letter. As the camera pans over her physique, the letter lists all of the reasons why the applicant didn't make the cut, including the sentence, "You have the wrong body for ballet. " But Copeland spends the second half of the spot disproving that sentiment, powerfully and gracefully dancing her way across a stage. The video is significant for a number of reasons, namely for marking a major marketing shift for a brand whose image has been traditionally masculine. Check out the inspiring video above. The Truth on Israel Palestine Conflict. How Yoga Changes Your Body, Starting The Day You Begin (INFOGRAPHIC) The Eastern practice of yoga has become a modern-day symbol of peace, serenity and well-being in the West.

How Yoga Changes Your Body, Starting The Day You Begin (INFOGRAPHIC)

More than 20 million Americans practice yoga, according to the 2012 Yoga in America study, with practitioners spending more than $10 billion a year on yoga-related products and classes. The mind-body practice is frequently touted for its ability to reduce stress and boost well-being, but it also offers wide-ranging physical health benefits that rival other forms of exercise. While the scientific research on yoga's health benefits is still young, here's what we know so far about its potential effects on the body.

View the infographic below and scroll down for more detailed information. 12 Habits Of Productive People. Wish you wasted less time and got more done?

12 Habits Of Productive People

Welcome to the club. So why is it, then, when we mean well and are focused on the task at hand, we can still manage to get bogged down by things like emails and weekly reports? The key to being productive is knowing your priorities, notes Robert Pozen, a senior lecturer of business administration at Harvard Business School. He's also the former president of Fidelity and executive chairman of MFS Investment Management, author of "Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours," and teaches courses on maximizing personal productivity. Being "productive means getting a lot done relative to something.

5 Incredible Places to Live. That You Can Afford. Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid. 10 Power Couples Behind Some of Today’s Most Successful Vegan Establishments. 14 Signs You're Really Happy (And How To Stay That Way) If someone on the street asked you if you were happy -- what would you say?

14 Signs You're Really Happy (And How To Stay That Way)

Many factors influence how we feel on a day-to-day basis, whether it’s a struggle at work or an issue in our personal lives, and most of them can decline our feelings of positivity and well-being. And we aren’t alone -- according to the 2013 World Happiness Report, North American countries are less happy now than they were five years ago.

10 Reasons to Love Engineering. Releasing Toxic People From Your Life. Throughout our lives we meet many, many people, some crossing our paths just once and some coming into our worlds to stay.

Releasing Toxic People From Your Life

The people we surround ourselves with affect how we feel, how we act and the way we see the world. We absorb the energy of others. The people we keep close influence us immensely and it’s absolutely crucial to our wellbeing that we choose these people wisely! Just because you have known someone forever doesn’t mean you need to keep holding on to an old idea of a relationship. India. 7 Life Advice From 7 Inspiring People. The next person who claims your twenties is the best time of your life is gonna get a head-butt.

7 Life Advice From 7 Inspiring People

Ok maybe I am exaggerating a little. 5 Things Every Yogi Needs to Know. 10 Surprising Things That Benefit Our Brains That You Can Do Every Day. One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we think our brains work and how they actually work. On many occasions I find myself convinced that there is a certain way to do things, only to find out that actually that's the complete wrong way to think about it. For example, I always found it fairly understandable that we can multitask. Well, according to the latest research studies, it's literally impossible for our brains to handle two tasks at the same time. Recently I came across more of these fascinating experiments and ideas that helped me adjust my workflow toward how our brains actually work. 12 Things Happy People Do Differently. Get Healthy Living Newsletters: