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    The Benefits of Cat Cow Pose & How to Practice It

      What is Cat/Cow? Yoga is an ancient practice that not only promotes physical strength and flexibility but also fosters mental well-being. Among the various poses and postures in yoga, Cat and Cow poses are two fundamental asanas that are commonly practiced for their remarkable benefits. These poses are not only accessible to beginners but also provide numerous advantages for individuals of all fitness levels. In this article, we will delve into the benefits of…

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    The Transformative Power of Outdoor Yoga

    Embrace Nature for Enhanced Well-being In today’s fast-paced world, filled with technological distractions and sedentary lifestyles, reconnecting with nature has become more important than ever. While yoga offers numerous benefits for mind and body, combining it with the great outdoors can amplify its positive effects. Engaging in outdoor yoga not only allows you to experience the physical and mental benefits of the practice but also offers a rejuvenating connection with nature. In this article, we…

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    Ambiguous Loss After Stroke: What Is It and How Do You Process It?

    Ambiguous loss refers to a unique type of loss that is characterized by uncertainty and lack of closure. It is a loss that is not clearly defined, such as when a loved one goes missing or is suffering from a chronic illness. The concept of ambiguous loss was first introduced by Dr. Pauline Boss, a family therapist, in the 1970s. The term has since been used to describe various situations where there is no clear…

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    Take a Brain Break & De-stress with 5 Finger Breathing

    Breathing is one of the most fundamental and automatic functions of the human body. However, most of us don’t pay much attention to our breathing patterns and take shallow breaths that don’t fully expand our lungs. This can lead to feelings of stress, anxiety, and fatigue. The good news is that a simple technique called the “5 Finger Breathing Practice” can help improve your breathing and bring a sense of calmness and relaxation to your…

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    Use Alternate Nostril Breathing to Calm the Mind and Improve Overall Health in Older Adults

        Alternate Nostril Breathing (ANB) is a simple yet powerful breathing technique that has been used for thousands of years in traditional yoga practices. Also known as Nadi Shodhana Pranayama, ANB involves alternating the inhalation and exhalation between the left and right nostrils. This technique is believed to balance the flow of energy through the body, calm the mind, and improve overall health and well-being. In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of ANB…

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    5 Types of Mental Exercises to try After a Stroke

    Mental Exercises for Stroke Survivors Mental exercises are activities that challenge and stimulate the brain, helping to re-learn or strengthen skills that may have been impacted by a stroke. These exercises are designed to improve cognitive function, such as memory, attention, language, problem-solving, and visual-spatial skills. After a stroke, the brain may need to re-learn or strengthen certain skills, and mental exercises can help with this process. Mental exercises can be used in conjunction with…

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    Mantras Reduce Stress and Anxiety and Improve Quality of Life

    What are Mantras & Why You Should Use One Mantras are sacred sounds, words, or phrases that are repeated either silently or aloud for the purpose of focusing the mind and achieving a desired state of consciousness. They have been used for thousands of years in various spiritual and religious traditions around the world, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, and others. The word “mantra” comes from the Sanskrit language and is derived from two words:…

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    Why You Should Take up Journaling for Healthy Aging

    What is Journaling? Journaling is a powerful mindfulness practice that can help individuals cultivate self-awareness, increase emotional intelligence, and promote overall well-being. By taking the time to reflect on one’s thoughts, feelings, and experiences through writing, journaling can provide a sense of clarity and perspective that may not be available in daily life. One of the key benefits of journaling is that it allows individuals to identify and process their emotions in a healthy way.…

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    Explaining Stroke & Traumatic Brain Injury to Kids : Books to Help Move the Conversation

    Topics & Tips to Explain Stroke & TBI to Kids It’s not just the individual who is directly affected by a stroke or traumatic brain injury (TBI). The family and even the community as a whole are also impacted. And most families and communities have kids of some age, whether that’s kids, cousins, grandkids, or even children in the neighborhood.  Kids are very observant and often ask questions about the changes or differences they observe…

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    Why You Should Practice Mindfulness to Promote Healthy Aging

    Why Mindfulness? As we age, it is important to pay attention to our physical, emotional, and mental health. One practice that has gained popularity in recent years is mindfulness, which involves being fully present and engaged in the current moment, without judgment or distraction. Mindfulness can have a range of benefits for older adults, including improved cognitive function, reduced stress and anxiety, and greater overall wellbeing.       The Benefits One key benefit of…