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5 Benefits of Yoga for Cancer Patients & Survivors

Yoga is a science that has been around for thousands of years. It consists of observations and principles about the mind and body connection. The science of yoga is now being proven through modern scientific study.  Research is being conducted by many healthcare providers, including MD Anderson, to look at the health benefits of yoga for those dealing with cancer. 

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What Is A Health And Wellness Coach?

A coach will help you define your vision for wellness and then use that vision to co-create a completely personalized action plan based on your goals and aligned with your values. Your personalized program will prioritize your health and wellness, enhance your well-being, and move you toward where you want to be.

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5 Lessons From Teachers That Changed My Life & Inspired Me To Teach

We all have had them: the teachers that change our lives.  The ones we remember long after the experience has passed.  They leave an imprint on our lives and our spirits. It is with my deepest gratitude that I share the lessons I have learned from some of my most important teachers.

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Things My Cat Taught Me

My daughter was five years old when she, along with a neighborhood friend, secretly fed a stray cat in our backyard.  The cat had no identification as to whom she belonged to, and she had been hanging out in our yard for a while.  My daughter felt sorry for her and didn’t want her to go hungry.  We weren’t looking to adopt a cat, but the universe had other plans.  This was around the summer of 2003.  

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7 Simple Steps To Calm Your Body And Mind

When our body is out of sync, the autonomic nervous system, hormonal system, and the immune system are not working in a synchronized manner.

We can re-synchronize our body systems by creating a state of coherence and thus improving our mental focus, emotional stability, physical resilience, and improved cognitive function. This allows us to operate in a more efficient manner in all areas of life. 

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Reconnect With Your Heart To Calm Your Body And Mind - New Video Up on Noteworthy by Aura Cacia

Being continuously stressed caused me to develop a pattern of shallow breathing, which exacerbated my stress levels even further.

Through my yoga practice, I was able to become aware of my altered breathing patterns and relearn how to breathe deeply and easefully.

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10 Ways To Shake Age Obsession

Did you know that if you’re a woman over 40, you might disappear? I recently read this article from Beauty Redefined, a non-profit dedicated to promoting positive body images to women. Among the many eye-opening statistics was this one: “A whopping 62 percent of the female population of the U.S. is over 40. But get this: Older men appear as much as 10 times more frequently than older women in media.” 

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5 Minute Heartfelt Breathing Practice For Stress Relief

We can all use a 5 minute reboot to reset the day and our positivity index! This 5 minute breathing practice will help you get connected to yourself and to your heart creating more spaciousness and allowing a release of stress and tension in your body and mind. Take a 5 minute break in the morning upon awakening, during the day when you feel disconnected, stressed, or in the need of a “reboot”, or at night before bed.

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How to Know When Your Stress Switch is “On”

Once upon a time, humans needed the energy generated by stress to survive. We were hunting, farming, or fighting the elements. The body’s stress response would switch to “on” and provide a spike of “fight or flight” cortisol and adrenaline to complete the task at hand.

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