Adapto-What?

If you’re feeling stressed out or depleted, plant adaptogens can help strengthen your endocrine system and restore overall balance to your body. “At the most basic level, an adaptogen is an herb that helps the body adapt to a wide variety of stressors, be it psychological, physiological, noise, temperature…” says…

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Point Well Taken

For thousands of years, acupuncture has been used to reduce pain and create healing in the body. In modern-day treatments, very fine sterile, disposable needles are inserted into specific parts of the body called acupoints. Low electrical stimulation or heat can also be applied after the needle is inserted. According…

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Vampire Facelift

The Vampire Facial and Facelift may conjure up images of blood-thirsty monsters, but these cosmetic procedures aren’t as scary as they sound, that is unless you have a fear of blood and needles. The key ingredient in both the Vampire Facial and Facelift is your own blood. Two teaspoons of…

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Why Am I Here?

Unlocking Your Purpose When I asked my friend Laura what her life purpose was, the single mom and full-time accountant chuckled and said, “I’m just trying to survive and get through the week. I don’t have time to think about that.” For many of us, the idea of finding our…

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Interview with Sage Rountree: Yoga & Athletes

Sage Rountree is a pioneer in yoga for athletes, an endurance sports coach, and author of six books, including The Athlete’s Guide to Yoga, Racing Wisely, and Everyday Yoga. Co-owner of the three-studio Carolina Yoga Company and director of its teacher trainings, Sage also teaches nationwide and online at YogaVibes and…

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Why Dudes Dig Broga

Although yoga has exploded in popularity, a lot of men are still wary of walking into a yoga class. They worry about competing with super-flexible women who contort their bodies as if auditioning for a circus act or having to chant in a strange foreign language. “I’ve heard so many…

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Riding the Wave of Emotions

You might feel it in a long, deep hip opener like Pigeon pose or in an energizing backbend like Upward-Facing Bow or in a soothing Child’s pose; unexpected emotions start to percolate to the surface as you open up blocked energy in your body. Sometimes the feelings flow through you…

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NFL Players Build Flexibility and Focus on the Field

When you think of yoga, 300-pound linebackers balancing in dancer’s pose is probably not the first image that comes to mind. But today you will find a number of NFL football players, along with many other pro athletes, rolling out their yoga mats with the goal of increasing their flexibility,…

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As Stereotypes Fall, More Men Are Falling for Yoga

When Mike Lee first started training as a professional fighter, he had no interest in doing yoga. In a sport like boxing – known for its brute force, speed and explosive power – yoga didn’t seem to fit. “I never thought that yoga would be a part of my training.…

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