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      Primordial Sound Meditation/Yoga River Rafting Adventure

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      Title: Primordial Sound Meditation/Yoga River Rafting AdventureLocation: 999 Lightner Creek Rd., Durango, Colorado Description: Connect with Nature *Self Exploration through Primordial Sound Meditation and Yoga *Reconnect with the stillness within , that place of pure potentiality and infinite possibilities *Enjoy the company of like minded people *Explore the Anasazi Petroglyphs...
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      Women with Breast cancer Find Emotional benefits from yoga

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      New randomized study finds effects include improved mood and reduced fatigue Women undertaking a ten week program of 75 minute Restorative Yoga (RY) classes gained positive differences in aspects of mental health such as depression, positive emotions, and spirituality (feeling calm/peaceful) compared to the control group. The study, published in...
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      Laugh Your Way To Wellness With Yoga Trend

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      “Ho ho, ha ha ha,” students in a fitness class at the University of Michigan Health System chant repeatedly while clapping their hands and walking around the room. They’re just getting warmed up; in the next half-hour, they will stretch their muscles and work on breathing exercises. They’ll also laugh...
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      Yoga Helps Lower Blood Pressure

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      A study reported at the annual meeting of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians has found that yoga is beneficial in lowering blood pressure. The research was a review of 12 published randomized trials found favorable effects of several mind-body therapies on blood pressure. Of these, yoga was the most...
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      Yoga Helps Lower Blood Pressure

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      A study reported at the annual meeting of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians has found that yoga is beneficial in lowering blood pressure. The research was a review of 12 published randomized trials found favorable effects of several mind-body therapies on blood pressure. Of these, yoga was the most...
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      Study: Yoga Helps With Migraines

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      A first of its kind study from India finds that gentle yoga may help reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines. “Numerous studies have explored the effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicine in the treatment of migraine but there is no documented investigation of the effectiveness of yoga therapy for...
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      15 Natural Remedies for Back Pain

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      By Dr. Mercola Up to 80 percent of the US population will experience back pain at some point during their lives. Most often, the problem is mechanical in nature:1 the result of poor posture, repetitive movements, or incorrect lifting, for instance (as opposed to resulting from injury, infection, or serious...
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      Dance Body Secrets

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      Fitness For most of her career, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater lead dancer Alicia Graf Mack (who lives in St. Louis when she’s not rehearsing at Ailey’s NYC headquarters or touring the world) spent hours every day working out—hitting the gym, jogging for miles—in addition to her eight to 10...
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      How can I get rid of varicose veins?

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      Photo credit:  courtesy of Shutterstock Blurb:  To ward off varicose veins, get a leg up with this advice from our trio of health experts. Images:  A yoga therapist says: Yoga is an effective protocol for preventing and treating varicose veins. The posture that is known to be clinically most effective...
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      Fuzz got your tongue?

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      Blurb:  Waking up with a fuzzy tongue likely signals the need for a tongue cleaner. Images:  Waking up with a fuzzy tongue even without a night of libations likely signals the need for a tongue cleaner. This woolly coating is courtesy of the bacteria, fungi, food debris and dead cells...
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      Healthy Eating at the Airport

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      Photo credit:  courtesy of Shutterstock Blurb:  Yes, it’s often possible to eat well while waiting for your flight. Images:  Finding healthy food at the airport has always been a challenge, but U.S. airports are beginning to rise to the challenge. “We are offering more organic options solely because of consumer...
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      9 Ways to De-Stress

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      Photo credit:  courtesy of Shutterstock Blurb:  Stress, good and bad, is part of life. Here’s how to control the worst of it so that good stress can work for us when we need it. Images:  Zen is not my middle name. I apply obligation and pressure the way other people...
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      25 Ways to Rev Up Your Walking Workout

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      Photo credit:  David Martinez Blurb:  Blast more calories, burn more fat and maximize your happy factor every time you put on your walking shoes. Images:  (1)Check in before you head out Take a moment to tune in to your body and mind before you take a step. “It’s important to...
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      How can I ease my PMS?

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      Photo credit:  Sezer Yadigar Blurb:  PMS is no picnic, but you can feel like your lovable self again with a mix of natural treatments and meds. Images:  A HOLISTIC HEALTH PRACTITIONER SAYS: Hormonal imbalances can trigger PMS, but an unhealthy diet, exhaustion and dehydration tend to make it worse. TREATMENT...
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      Break into Song

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      Blurb:  Singing has been shown to have many positive effects on the body. Images:  Were you told as a kid you have talent for carrying a tune?  Or were you one of those who were told to mouth the words so others wouldn’t be thrown off key?  According to research...
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      Taming the Monkey Mind—How Meditation Affects Your Health and Wellbeing

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      By Dr. Kelly Brogan I have a monkey mind. As a mother, wife, physician, writer, educator, and to-do-list-completer, I recommend that anyone enter my mental space with caution. Even if I played none of these roles, and was charged with sitting under a palm tree and relaxing, that chattering racket...
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      Veggie-Heavy Stress Reduction Regimen Shown to Modify Cell Aging

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      By Dr. Mercola The last time you went to your physician, did he or she ask you about your diet, your exercise habits or your methods of stress reduction? These should be a key point of discussion, as research continues to pour in about their importance to human health, disease...
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      Leafy, Dark and Green

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      by Laura Freundlich, M.A. Tips for cooking with kale, swiss chard, spinach, collards, and other greens. You’ve heard the term, maybe you’ve even danced around them, but what exactly are dark leafy greens? And why are they touted by so many nutritionists? Dark leafy greens are varied in texture, size...
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      6 Spiritual Keys to Longevity

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      In Eastern philosophical systems like Buddhism, Taoism, and the Vedic traditions of India, longevity is viewed as a meaningful goal in a spiritual life. by Frances Lefkowitz Photo credit:  courtesy of Shutterstock We’ve earned our reputation as a society obsessed with youth. We battle against losing our looks and capabilities–and...
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      Spring Clean Your Body

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      by Jennifer Barrett Photo credit:  Glen Wexler It’s a familiar urge. Come spring, you can’t help but throw open the windows and scour every inch of your house to get a fresh start on the new season. So why not take it further? After all, you’ve spent the winter in...
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      Feeling Anxious?

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      by Ben Kallen Photo credit:  Ivar Teunissen Catherine Garcia has suffered from anxiety issues for most of her life. “Growing up, I just tried to push the thoughts away,” says the 32-year-old corporate controller for an international software company near Boston. “Then, about five years ago, my job became very...
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      9 Easy At Home Detox Tips

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      Detoxing does not always need to be a complicated program. It is something you can do everyday with some simple and easy everyday choices. 1. Brush skin daily. Removes debris and stimulates lymph flow 2. Take a Detox bath using seaweed based salts 3. Sweat toxins out with a sauna...
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      Buddhism 101 with Beth Evard

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      Title: Buddhism 101 with Beth EvardLocation: 50 Vreeland Drive, Ste 506 Skillman, NJ Description: In Buddhism’s 2,500-year history, it has grown from a small religious community into a quiet, but powerful presence that spans the globe. Buddhism 101 focuses on the Buddha’s basic teachings that he delivered 2,500 years ago....
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      Introduction to Thai Massage

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      Title: Introduction to Thai MassageLocation: Location 537 Custer Ave, Suite 5, nston, IL Description: Discover Thai Yoga therapy, a wonderful therapeutic technique to improve health and well being. Thai Yoga Massage, evolving from the ancient healing traditions of yoga, Ayurveda and Thai Buddhism, leads to greater physical awareness, grace, flexibility...
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      The Most Important Thing You Can Do to Keep Your Brain Healthy and Fight Dementia

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      Research says get active. Two new studies find that moderate physical activity performed in midlife or later appears to be associated with a reduced risk of mild cognitive impairment, whereas a six-month high-intensity aerobic exercise program may improve cognitive function in individuals who already have the condition. The research is...
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      8 Secrets for Becoming Smoke-Free

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      “Studies have shown exercise helps quitters stay cigarette-free.” Tactics to help you kick the habit once and for all by Linda Knittel 1. Get motivated Motivate yourself to reach your goal by creating a wish list of all the benefits you will reap from giving up tobacco. Carry it with...
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      Intro to Herbal Medicine & Teas

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      Title: Intro to Herbal Medicine & TeasLocation: Amherst, Wisconsin Description: Intro to Herbal Medicine & Teas (Hands-On). Make your own teas and tinctures for stress relief and for every day use as tonics. Learn the basics of herbal preparations and find out which herbs are available right outside your door....
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      Chakra Weekend

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      Title: Chakra WeekendLocation: Grand Junction, CO Description: Chakra Weekend – Seven Windows to the Soul with Anodea Judith. Join best-selling author and much loved workshop presenter, Anodea Judith, for an experiential weekend of climbing up your spine and opening your chakras to the cool breeze of Shakti. Through yoga, bioenergetics,...
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      22nd Annual Fall Equinox Retreat

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      Title: 22nd Annual Fall Equinox Retreat Location: Prama Institute, Mashall, NC Description: 22nd Annual Fall Equinox Retreat with Lillah Schwartz. Who should attend? • All yoga enthusiasts • Students looking to inspire their practice. • Yoga Teachers. Learn to successfully sequence your personal and /or yoga teaching practice. Handouts covering...
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      New Data on CAM Use by Adults and Children

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      Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use continues to be an important part of health care in the United States. A new Federal survey provides the latest pictuyre of the use of CAM, including, for the first time, CAM use by children, and trends and changes in overall CAM use since...
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      Cross Training: Variety Is the Spice of Life

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      Good cross training leaves no muscle group behind. Whether you’re training for a marathon or aiming to maintain your present fitness level, you’ll reap the benefits of cross training—total body fitness, reduced risk of injury, and an added psychological boost. Q. What is cross training? A. Cross training is the...
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      6 Simple Ways to Lose Weight

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      To turn your body into a fat-burning machine, eat small meals throughout the day 1. Rise and chow If you think skipping breakfast will help you shed a few pounds, think again. Not eating a morning meal can actually trick the body into thinking it is starving, which makes it...
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      New Study: Lifestyle Alters Cancer Genes

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      A potentially groundbreaking new pilot study, lead by Dr. Dean Ornish, president of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, finds that lifestyle changes can alter your gene destiny.  The study is published in Proceedings of the National Academy...
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      Mind-Body Therapies Help Chronic Pain

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      Study confirms what so many users of alternative pain management approaches know. A study by researchers at the University of Pittsburg finds that several types of mind body therapies can help people manage chronic pain. Of course, without the side effects of powerful pain medications. It is estimated that over...
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      Ten Tips To a Balanced Day

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      Here are ten great ways to help anyone get through a difficult day. We all have those stress filled times. Greet the day with gratitude. Give thanks for what is good in your life. Let go of judgment and negativity. They hold you back Embrace your feelings. Fighting them causes...
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      Detox Part 2: Focused Detox Lungs, Skin, Kidneys

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      By Dr Suzette Lanzarotta While for many the “detox” has almost mystical healing powers, the first rule of detoxing is a commitment to live as naturally as possible. This is the foundation for really detoxing; doing things like using organic or natural cleaning products, eating natural and organic and generally...
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      Getting The Jump on Allergies

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      Dr Nancy Gahles Allergies that present themselves at this time of year are primarily due to the pollens of the blooming trees, grasses, weeds and flowers. While we welcome them into our environment, their ebullient bursting onto the scene often overcomes the vitality of those who are vulnerable. Daylight savings...
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      Walk For Arthritus

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      Arthritis is the nation’s number-one cause of disability and can be a painful and debilitagting condition. During the month of May each year, the Arthritis Foundation aims to educate and raise the public’s awareness. Help honor the 66 million Americans living with arthritis by participating in your local Arthritis Walk...
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      Intensive lifestyle and diet may stop or reverse prostate cancer progression

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      According to the first randomized, controlled trial showing that lifestyle changes may affect the progression of any type of cancer, intensive changes in diet and lifestyle may stop or perhaps even reverse early stage prostate cancer in men. The findings of the study, directed by Dean Ornish, MD, are published...
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      Natural Medicine Says Reduce You Families Cancer Risk by Over 60%

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      This year cancer surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death in the USA. By any measure, Cancer a once unusual disease is now an epidemic in the USA. And it is an epidemic hitting our children at very high rates. In 2005 more than half a million Americans...

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