“It seems that a more grateful heart is indeed a more healthy heart and that gratitude journaling is an easy way to support cardiac health,” says lead author Paul J. Mills, PhD, professor of family medicine and public health at the University of California, San Diego.
We all know how to breathe. It’s something that occurs automatically, spontaneously and naturally, without any real thought needed to achieve it. It may therefore seem a little odd that this article is centered entirely on how to breathe!
In Mountain Pose (Tadasana), the blueprint for all asanas, we draw strength from the foundation, or earth, up to the core and lift from there. From the core to the floor, we root down. This creates total body integration, or the union of all parts.
Every season is a reminder that nothing lasts forever. Everything has a moment of creation and destruction, but all are equally beautiful and majestic in nature. All seasons have their reasons and if one season decided to stop happening, the rest of the earth would go out of sync.
The knee seems to have been designed more for the running away from lions, tiger and bears and less for the rotation and compression we continuously ask of it. It being such a lower center of gravity joint you would think it would have more cushion as well as wider and stronger ligaments.
Get in the spirit and try Wild Thing yoga pose on your yoga mat.
When you fall, whether it’s falling out of a pose on your mat or in daily life, quick reaction time is your key to preventing injury.