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12 Great Reasons To Start Alternate Nostril Breathing

12 Great Reasons To Start Alternate Nostril Breathing
“I rest well. I sleep peacefully, and I awaken with joy” Louise Hay Your nose is exceptionally clever. Simply by practising a few rounds of alternate nostril breathing (pranayama) for a few minutes each day, you can help restore imbalances in your brain – improve sleep – calm your emotional state – boost your thinking – calm your nervous system. How impressive is that! Another interesting fact about your nostrils, is that you don’t breathe through them equally all the time. Left nostril for calming – right nostril for energy: Your nose is directly linked to your brain and nervous system. Breathing in through your left nostril will access the right “feeling” hemisphere of your brain, and breathing in through your right nostril, will access the left “thinking” hemisphere of your brain. Yogic breathing, the perfect relaxation tool: I happen to believe alternate nostril breathing is up there, as one of the most therapeutic calming rituals. 12 benefits of alternate nostril breathing: Caution:

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The Law of Attraction In this post I want to describe what the Law of Attraction is, how you can use it to attract beautiful things to your life, and then attempt to explain how it works. If you have never heard about the law of attraction before, it may seem like a bizarre concept at first, but don’t let that prevent you from learning what could easily be one of the most important things you can learn in your life. To put it in simple words, the Law of Attraction states that your intentions become your reality, therefore the more you think about something, the more chances you have to bring it to reality.

55 gentle ways to take care of yourself when you're busy busy busy Image source We all have times in our lives when we just have too much stuff going on. There are always deadlines, exams, due dates and just too many priorities to juggle. And when everything is going wrong, the world is screaming for your attention and you just don’t have time – the last thing you need to hear is to “just take a day off”. Here are 55 gentle ways to take care of yourself when you’re pressed for time and energy. 25 Most Romantic Movie Quotes It's Valentine's Day, so it seemed appropriate to gather the most romantic movie lines of all time -- from "Casablanca" to "Four Weddings and a Funeral" to, of course, "The Notebook." "The Notebook" (2004) "So it's not gonna be easy.

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77 Things You Never Knew About Yoga Whether you’re an accomplished Yogi or a bright-eyed newbie – check out these fascinating yoga facts – you’ll be amazed at what you never knew! Following the amazing success of Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Eat, Pray, Love” meditative travelers are trading in sun, sea, sand vacations for more introspective trips. The author found inner-peace and true love through yoga and meditation via New York, India and Bali. But before you set off on your own journey of self-discovery – check out these 77 things you never knew about yoga, share with your friends and spread the yoga love! Yoga Facts 1.

Signs and Symptoms of Healing Signs and Symptoms Experiencing the Healing Energies As the healing energies are working in various chakra centers, you are likely to experience a lot of old repressed memories, sensations and feelings... all part of your "Process". These experiences are signposts indicating areas the work is affecting, and the stages of your unfoldment. Do not get attached to any one feeling or sensation - as they are all part of the phenomenal reality, they will all shift and change from moment to moment. Remember - you are not your process - underneath it all, you are perfection.

Why yoga is good for absolutely everything... Aquarius talks to Dubai-based yoga instructor Elaine Kelly, who conducts the annual yoga fest at Dubai Internet City, about the benefits of this ancient art form. Can yoga balance the body’s hormonal system? “Hormone imbalance can affect a women at any stage in her life, but the time when this is most likely to happen, and have prolonged side effects as a consequence, is during menopause. As the body prepares for this change, the endocrine system, which produces and regulates the hormones in the body, can become erratic, sending the body on a roller coaster ride.

Energy Drinks - Healthy Drinks: The Worst Drinks for Your Body Getty images When people think about "energy" drinks, they're usually referring to products that contain caffeine. The problem is that most "energy drinks" are loaded with too much caffeine and sugar, so while they may give you a short-term burst of energy, you'll ultimately crash and just want to zonk out. When you need a brain boost, you're better off sipping green tea or snacking on a handful of walnuts.

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