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

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. 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. Infographic by Jan Diehm for The Huffington Post Copy the code below to embed this infographic on your site: After Class. Improved Brain Function. Lower Stress Levels. Alter Gene Expression. Increased Flexibility. After A Few Months. Lower Blood Pressure. Improved Lung Capacity. Improved Sexual Function. Reduced Chronic Neck Pain. Anxiety Relief. Relief from Chronic Back Pain. Steady Blood Sugar Levels in People with Diabetes. Improved Sense of Balance. After Years. Stronger Bones. Healthy Weight. Related:  worth readingqi gong

12 Habits Of Productive People Wish you wasted less time and got more done? 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. We asked Pozen and Adam Grant, a professor of management at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and author of "Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success," to share the secret habits of productive people -- so you can become one too. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Need to get something done? 9. 10. 11. 12.

Qi Gong ou Tai Chi : 2 pratiques de la médecine traditionnelle chinoise, Vous êtes toujours à la recherche d’une activité physique intéressante ? Voici deux gymnastiques chinoises ancestrales qui offrent des perspectives différentes et passionnantes. Décryptage. Le Qi Gong et le Tai Chi viennent d’être officiellement reconnues par l’Académie de Médecine de Paris comme des thérapies complémentaires (mars 2013). Ce rapport, bien que timide comparé au potentiel de ces deux pratiques, a le mérite d’élargir le champ de la médecine occidentale pour le bien des patients et pour la réduction de la prise médicamenteuse. C’est également une réponse à l’initiative prise par les 37 hôpitaux français AP-HP, qui ont décidé d’inclure ces activités physiques dans leur plan stratégique des quatre prochaines années (en plus de l’acupuncture, l’hypnose et l’ostéopathie). Le Qi Gong, une branche de la médecine traditionnelle chinoise * ** Le Qi Gong : pour qui ? Le Tai Chi, un art martial interne Le Tai Chi, pour qui ?

13 Medicinal Plants Worth Planting Aloe Vera The aloe vera grows only under the sun with well drained dry or moist soil. Although the plant tastes like turd, it’s still edible. woundscutsburnseczemareducing inflammation Apart from its external use on the skin, aloe vera is also taken internally in the treatment of : ulcerative colitis (drinking aloe vera juice)chronic constipationpoor appetitedigestive problemsMarsh Mallow The plant of which marshmallows are made of. inflammations and irritations of the urinary and respiratory mucus membranescounter excess stomach acidpeptic ulcerationgastritis Externally, the root is applied to : bruisessprainsaching musclesinsect bitesskin inflammationssplinters The leaves are very edible, unlike the aloe vera. Great Burdock It requires moist soil and can grow shadeless. boilsrashesburnsbruisesherpeseczemaacneimpetigoringwormbites The leaves and seeds can be crushed to poultice it to bruises, burns, ulcers and sores. Pot Marigold It grows in almost any type of soil condition. Gotu Kola Echinacea

Elegance 10 Power Couples Behind Some of Today’s Most Successful Vegan Establishments | Vegan Weddings HQ Whether we’ve personally been there or not I’m willing to bet the general consensus around working professionally with a romantic partner is, “Never ever, please do yourself a favor, and just don’t go there.” Then again, there are those who not only make it work—but do so in a way that just might make you believe in love (of the vegan variety) again. For the couples in question, perhaps it has something more to do with the industry they’ve chosen to work in. It’s no secret that veganism, in both awareness and as a dietary choice, has grown tremendously among the masses. Therefore it’s no surprise that vegan organizations are popping up all over the country. We thought it would be fun to profile some of our favorite Vegan Power Couples to share their how-they-met stories, along with why they chose veganism, what they do, and how they make it work. Chicago, IL Daniel Staackmann + Nicole Sopko How did you meet? Why vegan? Why did you decide to go into business together? What’s next? Why vegan?

Hyperactivité, perte de mobilité : le Tai-chi peut vous aider Aux Etats-Unis, le Tai-chi (ou Tai-chi-chuan), un art martial du XIIIe siècle, pourrait aider les millions d'enfants américains hyperactifs. Un essai clinique est actuellement en cours pour montrer son efficacité. Les explications avec Géraldine Zamansky, journaliste du Magazine de la santé. Par La rédaction d' Rédigé le , mis à jour le Hyperactivité, perte de mobilité : le Tai-chi peut vous aider Un maître de Tai-chi, scientifique également au Centre national sur les médecines alternatives du ministère de la Santé américain, a mis en ligne un cours. Ils sont plus de six millions à avoir reçu ce diagnostic et plus de la moitié prennent un traitement pour les aider à se concentrer. Une pratique contradictoire avec le profil des hyperactifs ? Le Tai-chi est une pratique basée sur des mouvements très lents et très maîtrisés. Depuis 1991, Cary Shurman fait du Tai-chi avec des enfants. Les bienfaits du Tai-chi sur les hyperactifs Cary Shurman observe des résultats très rapidement.

18 Powerful Spices Scientifically Proven To Prevent and Treat Cancer 1. ALLSPICE The term “allspice” was coined in the 1600s by the English, who thought the herb combined the flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Allspice is also referred to as “Jamaica pepper,” “kurundu,” “myrtle pepper,” “pimenta,” and “newspice.” Ground allspice is not a mixture of spices as some still believe, but arises from the dried unripe berries of the tree Pimenta dioica. This tree is native to the Greater Antilles, southern Mexico, and Central America. Allspice possesses antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antipyretic, anticancer, and antitumorigenic properties (Rompelberg et al. 1996; Al-Rehaily et al. 2002; Kluth et al. 2007). The anticancer properties of allspice may be in part due to its ability to influence cytochrome P450 (CYP) activity and thereby influence carcinogen bioactivation. 2. There is evidence that basil can decrease induced carcinogenesis. 3. 4. 5. Capsaicin caused almost 80 percent of prostate cancer cells in the mice to die. 7. 8.

Butterflies 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? 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. But, as scientific research has discovered, happiness, to some extent, is a choice -- so why does it sometimes feel so hard to choose it? One answer is a bit surprising: As it turns out, we may be more joyful than we realize -- we just aren't mindful of the signs. You want others to share in your happiness. Whether it’s paying someone a compliment or performing a random act of kindness, when you’re really happy, you want others to be happy too. You don’t sweat the small stuff... ...In fact, you appreciate the little things. You’re proud of other people’s successes. You say cheese.