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The Importance of the Vagus Nerve in Health and Well-Being

By Anna Hunt At the center of our bodies resides a long, wiry nerve called the vagus nerve. It extends all the way from the brain down through the chest and beyond the stomach. In addition, it connects to all major organs, including ears, eyes, tongue, kidneys, bladder, reproductive organs, and the colon. Scientists believe…

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Arkansas School Starts Offering Yoga and Meditation Instead of Detention

By Anna Hunt A school in Jonesboro, Arkansas, has joined many others in turning to an alternative method of discipline. The Success Achievement Academy has stopped using in-school suspension as punishment. Instead, the directors started using yoga as a means of helping students relieve stress and recognize responsibility for their actions. But does yoga instead…

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Meditation and Yoga Change Your DNA to Reverse Effects of Stress, Study Shows

By Anna Hunt Many people participate in practices such as meditation and yoga because they help us relax. At least those are the immediate effects we feel. But much more is happening on a molecular level, reveal researchers out of Coventry University in England. Published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology, this new research examined 18…

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Yoga and Meditation Could Potentially Reverse the Genetic Effects of Stress

By Carey Wedler A review of multiple studies focusing on the effects of mindfulness practices like yoga and meditation has found that these efforts may have the potential to reverse genetic expressions of stress. As the analysis, published this month in the journal Frontiers in Immunology, explains: While some MBIs, such as yoga, Tai Chi,…

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Moby Just Released 4 Hours Of FREE Music Designed For Yoga And Meditation

By Amanda Froelich The activist initially created these tracks for himself, but later decided that the entire public should benefit. Because more people could (and should) benefit from stress-relieving and ambient tunes, internationally-acclaimed electronic artist Moby recently shared a collection of recordings designed for mindful movement, sleep, and meditation. Moby, whose full name is Richard…

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Practicing Yoga Can Positively Alter Your DNA And Prevent Chronic Diseases

By Brianna Acuesta Yoga is seriously one of the best hobbies you can take up for both your mind and body. As though yoga needed any more evidence of its positive effects on the body, two recent studies found that its effects are far-reaching and even more impressive on the body than researchers initially thought….

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86-Year-Old Heals From Scoliosis And Transforms Her Body With Yoga

By Amanda Froelich To many, yoga class is a great time to de-stress, lengthen, and balance one’s body. For 86-year-old Anna Pesce, yoga class is an opportunity to do all that, as well as gain more mobility and, in effect, more freedom. Though present pictures of Pesce reveal her looking limber and smiling, she wasn’t…

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These Yoga Mermaids Prove That Underwater Yoga is Truly Enchanting

By Heather Callaghan The real magic of the following yoga photos comes from one of the world’s greatest underwater photographers of all – Elena Kalis. Enchanting doesn’t begin to describe her unique photography that honestly takes you into another world. The underwater yogis below are wearing boho dresses in the low gravity that water provides making…

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