Yin Yoga is now a common practice by persons targeting deep tissues including ligaments, tendons and joints. This involves limited movements where a person stays in one position for an extended period of time, usually between 3 and 5 minutes. The poses involved work great for parts of the body with more connective including thighs, pelvis, spine and hips among others. Most of the poses involved are practiced when lying or sitting on the floor, and these are usually held for around three to five minutes. It is, therefore, important to wear comfortable clothing. As a beginner, you should not aim to hold the poses for long, but you should start with what you can handle without overstretching your limits. It will only be a matter of time before you start noticing some improvements.
The major benefits that you will enjoy when practicing Yin Yoga include:
1. Strengthening connective tissues: There are numerous functions associated with the body’s connective tissues with some good examples being promoting mobility, maintaining posture and promoting the proper function of blood vessels among others. By practicing Yin Yoga, you will be strengthening these tissues, and they will be performing their functions more efficiently. This will also help to reduce cases of injuries.
2. Improved energy flow: You can rely on Yin yoga to enhance the flow of energy through various body channels and this helps to boost the health functions of different organs. These exercises are also known for boosting the body’s immunity and slowing … Continue Reading ...
As a counselor and life coach I have always taken a strong stand against having a television or computer in any child or teens’ bedroom, period. Yes, we used this rule in our own home. We had objections at times and that’s alright. It didn’t change our actions.
My rationale is two fold. First, I see the social isolation, decrease in social/emotional skills, decrease in peer interaction and increase disrespect of authority from children and teens who have electronics in their bedrooms.
Having visual electronics in kids’ bedrooms decreases the amount of time families spend together, increases the risk of early exposure to pornography and children acting out sexually, decreases the number of family dinners, and decreases the amount of social play time with other young people. The negative impact of this is apparent in school as well. These children have a shorter attention span, more often want to get their way, have lower than average social skills and often feel socially isolated.
The second reason, is knowing a thing or two about brain development, I knew that TV and computer use does not tap into the normal brain development and brain stimulation needed to make our young people healthy and happy. Now we have plenty of research to back that up.
Let’s look at the summary of research from Joseph Chilton Pearce who is a scholar, scientist and teacher. He states: “First, if you want intelligent, successful and healthy children they must have positive emotional experiences. This starts in … Continue Reading ...
Do you call yourself a proud wanderer who cannot do without taking a trip to a foreign country just to explore its magnificent places of interest? The world is literally packed with a plethora of captivating destinations that have been calling countless visitors from all over the world. One such destination is Sri Lanka and we are quite sure that you would not have contemplated a city break in one of the most sought after tourist destinations on the planet.
What can we say about the beauty of this country?
Sri Lanka is replete with ageless ruins, sparkling beaches, friendly people, well-known tea and mouth-watering food and loads of elephants. All these things play a sufficient role when it comes to attracting several holidaymakers from all across the globe. If we talk about its capital, Colombo, it’s a port city which is, without a doubt, one of the most visited cities in the world. This is because of the fact that this great city is a mélange of races, religions and customs.
Recognized as the capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo is the largest city. One can feel the hustle and bustle of the city on the streets. This amazing Sri Lankan town is home to the natural harbor and has been under the reigns of Indians, Romans, Arabs, Persians, Chinese and Greeks traders more than 2,000 years ago.
Would the city of Colombo sweep you off your feet?
Absolutely! There is so much to do and see in Colombo that … Continue Reading ...
Psychiatric medications are just like any other medications: they must always be adjusted correctly to work correctly. The patient’s size and weight no longer matters. Today, medication adjustments are all about this little known Mind Bio-marker: the Therapeutic Window We used to think that weight and body size were the two most important variables to understand proper dosing. Today those somatic parameters are old news. What does matter a great deal in 2008: metabolic rate, how the meds are burned, and if they are burned correctly.
It sounds complicated at first, but in the end, it’s really easy, and the benefits are clearly measurable. We are now taking medication understanding from using only somatic surface appearance as predictors, to the molecular and cellular level: metabolism, metabolic rate, is the key predictor to unlock that challenging door, and to correctly adjust stimulant meds to treat ADD/ADHD challenges. If medications are correctly adjusted the patient lives right inside that Therapeutic Window: They don’t go out the top, nor do they bump on the bottom. They float right inside that important window as follows: Simply stated: The Top is too much, the Bottom is too little.
Overview: After recognizing these fundamental Window Lessons the patient becomes an essential partner in the complicated process of medication dosage adjustment. Without this essential information, medication adjustment becomes a roll of the dice, reactions occur frequently because “How do you feel?” is but a small, often macro, inaccurate measure of subtle micro processes of each person’s … Continue Reading ...
Camping is great all year round, but plenty of people like to plan their trip during the fall season where the nature views have breath-taking hues of red and orange. Some people prefer to spend time outdoors during winter, too, as the campgrounds are less crowded.
But camping during these cold seasons is quite different compared to when you go during warmer seasons like summer and spring. There are more things to consider. More importantly, your goal is to keep warm.
Follow these effective ways to keep warm when camping in cold weather:
Know before you go
It is highly important that you know what you will be up against when it comes to the weather during your trip. The best way to stay warm is to be informed beforehand, so you know what to prepare, what to bring and what to expect.
Check the weather forecasts and trends. You can also do research about recent changes in the terrain and trail closures of your chosen location. Best if you contact the park’s ranger to be updated.
Pack the essentials
The right clothing and sleeping gear are paramount to help fight the cold outdoors. When packing your clothes, bring layers – preferably synthetic and wool base layers. Gloves, thick socks, boots and cold-weather hat are important.
When it comes to sleeping gear, a closed cell foam sleeping pad, a sleeping bag (with the appropriate temperature rating) and a warming/space blanket are ideal.
Pee Before You Sleep
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If you enjoy sailing, it is likely that you will have to deal with heavy weather at one point or another. It’s not as if you can avoid heavy winds and bad sea conditions forever. Knowing what to do in such situations is one of the most important things that you need to learn as a sailor. Sailing in rough seas is dangerous, but it could also be fun especially if both you and your boat are capable enough to handle tough tides. Whether you deliberately set sail in bad weather or you’re already out in the open when the nasty winds hit, your only option is to keep sailing. Read on to know some helpful tips on how to survive heavy weather conditions while sailing.
1. Check your boat- Before you leave the dock, you need to ensure that your boat can handle strong winds and huge waves. If you are having doubts on the capacity of your boat, then don’t dare leave the port. Make sure that all your boat’s fittings are securely mounted and in the condition to take a great amount of strain. Check if the rigging and bailing equipment are fully functional.
2. Prepare the sails for reefing– Reefing the mainsail involves reducing the sail of the mainsail by lowering it partway. Mark your boat’s mainsail halyard in advance to reveal the setting for the 1st and 2nd luff reefing points. This will allow you to know how far you need to lower the … Continue Reading ...