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6 Breathing Exercises to Relax in 10 Minutes or Less

6 Breathing Exercises to Relax in 10 Minutes or Less
You might also like 15 Easy Ways to Beat Anxiety Now READ Over-worked, under-slept, and feeling pressure like whoa? There are plenty of ways to find calm—without investing in a 90-minute massage. Turns out all you need is a pair of healthy lungs, your breath, and 10 minutes or less. The Need-to-Know Don’t wait until fight-or-flight kicks in before minding the breath. Your Action Plan From the confines of a bed, a desk, or anywhere negativity finds its way, consider these six techniques to help keep calm and carry on. 1. How it’s done: Balance can do a body good, beginning with the breath. When it works best: Anytime, anyplace—but this is one technique that’s especially effective before bed. Level of difficulty: Beginner 2. How it’s done: With one hand on the chest and the other on the belly, take a deep breath in through the nose, ensuring the diaphragm (not the chest) inflates with enough air to create a stretch in the lungs. When it works best: Before an exam or any stressful event. 3. 4.

The natural way to sit on the toilet can help to heal constipation and hemorrhoids Change your toilet so you can heal constipation (and many other health problems) by Stephanie Relfe B.Sc. You may find this information incredible - but read on. It may begin to make sense once you get used to the idea. Believe it or not, the current toilet seat is a comparatively new invention. It was developed in the Industrial revolution by people who thought it was more 'dignified' to sit on a 'throne' than the way the natives did. If you have ever felt, as many, many people do, that after you have evacuated, there is still something left, here is the reason: The anal canal is UNSTRAIGHTENED when seated. Adopt a relaxed, FULL SQUAT POSTURE and the anal canal STRAIGHTENS.1 You're Not Fat - You're Toxic Get the new Book by Stephanie Relfe This obviously can help constipation. Oncologists have observed that 80% of colon cancers occur in the caecum and the sigmoid colon, the two areas that are not fully evacuated in the sitting posture. It is especially important for children to squat. 1.

Healing Properties of Honey and Cinnamon It is found that mixture of Honey and Cinnamon cures most of the diseases. Honey is produced in most countries of the world. Ayurvedic as well as Yunani medicine have been using honey as a vital medicine for centuries. Scientists of today also accept honey as a "Ram Ban" (very effective) medicine for all kinds of diseases. Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, if taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm diabetic patients. Weekly World News, a magazine in Canada, on its issue dated 17 January, 1995 has given the following list of diseases that can be cured by Honey and Cinnamon as researched by western scientists. HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread, chappati, or other bread, instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. Regular use of the above process relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heartbeat. Life spans also increases and even a 100 year old, starts performing the chores of a 20-year-old.

Great weight-loss phone apps to help reach your goals According to a new report by the American Heart Association1, your phone might very well be the secret to getting skinny. In a study, overweight and obese adults who used a simple phone diary did significantly better than people using hand written diaries in achieving their weight loss behavioral goals. More specifically, those using their devices were more successful overall at meeting calorie and fat intake goals, reaching weekly exercise goals, and monitoring eating and exercise. And it looks like this is catching on, according to the Pew Internet and American Life Project. Over 30% of adults who have smart phones use health applications on their devices. So what applications do I recommend? What you might not know is that I am kind of a technology and gadget aficionado, so I have played with a lot of these things. Lose It! Thin-Cam: This is a food diary where you take a picture of your meal before you eat. The diary alone is just 99 cents and is very helpful. Fitocracy App Lose It! Dr.

Top 10 Smoothies and Drinks That Boost Your Metabolism Losing weight is much more difficult for some than it has to be. One of the main reasons that women have difficulties in shedding those pounds is because they simply do not keep their energy levels up. Raising your metabolism not only gives you enough energy to get through the day, it helps you to feel better and to naturally (and quickly) burn off fat. 1. Fresh ginger gives this powerful smoothie great metabolic properties. • 1 medium banana • 1 ½ cups fresh pineapple, diced • 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger • ½ cup Greek yogurt – choose any flavor you like • ½ cup fresh pineapple juice – you can also use water if you want Simply blend all of these ingredients together and enjoy. 2. Peanut butter is filled with protein so it gives you energy that lasts for hours each day. Mix all of the ingredients together in a blender and enjoy. 3. This one has so many yummy tropical fruits that you may just want to enjoy one every day. 4. 5. Green tea in general has wonderful metabolic powers. 6. 7. 8.

Natural Sleep Aids and How To Make a DIY Dream Pillow We all have a lot on our minds these days. From trying to remember when you had the oil changed in the car to trying to forget the fight the kids got into at breakfast – there’s a lot going on. Our brains naturally want to categorize everything in neat files, but our brains keep working and it often leads to poor and restless sleep. Or worse, you fall asleep, but then wake up in the middle of the night and can’t fall asleep again until just before the alarm goes off. Well rest easy, we have some help. Here’s a laundry list of natural ways to help you fall asleep – and stay asleep. Ways to Fall Asleep Naturally Lavender Yes, it really does work. Chamomile tea I use to drink this when I was much younger. Lemon Balm Another great herb to use at bedtime! Lights out It’s true that even a small light can keep you awake. Warm milk or turkey Warm milk and turkey boost serotonin levels in your body which helps you to relax and sleep. Warm Bath Epsom Salts Cut the caffeine Supplements Stop Smoking Eat light

10 Tips to Create Powerful Non-Verbal Communication According to some studies, communication between people is more that 50 percent nonverbal. That being the case, we all should take a moment to make sure we are not unintentionally sending out the wrong messages. 1. The eyes are the windows to the soul. They display what your heart is feeling. Look deeply into your partner's eyes when you are having a conversation, whether the topic is simple or serious. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Becoming aware of your ability to communicate nonverbally can stop molehills from becoming mountains and can help you navigate the most challenging conversations. 17 Ways to Improve Your Sleep Welcome! If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, increase energy levels or just generally look and feel healthier you've come to the right place. Here's where to start: Visit the Start Here and Primal Blueprint 101 pages to learn more about the Primal Lifestyle. Thanks for visiting! Like last week’s stress post, I’m not going to delve deeply into why sleep is so important. Despite the long list of health benefits, sleep is one of those things that people skimp on, whether by necessity (work, traffic, kids, busy schedules) or because they figure they can simply “power through it”. Light Issues – The Usual Our circadian clocks govern our sleepiness, and circadian clocks are extremely responsive to – and even dependent on – environmental light. Sleep in a Dark Room Total darkness is best. Read Before Bed Instead of reaching for the laptop or the remote, why not grab a book? Embrace Candlelit Dinners Get Some Exposure to Blue Light in the Morning and During the Day Install F.lux on Your Computer