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How Prolonged Sitting Can Affect Us and What to Do About It

Text neck. Poor circulation. Fatigue. Arthritis. Depression and moodiness. Headaches. Tension across the tops of the shoulders. What do all these have in common? During my 33 years in chiropractic practice, they are all conditions and symptoms that patients tell me they have acquired from long periods of required sitting at jobs, school, and hobbies. There is a whole science called ergonomics which has evolved and addresses the problems and concerns that arise from the increased amount of sitting that we are exposed to. This article will discuss how prolonged sitting affects us and what we can do to mitigate the deleterious effects we suffer when we sit too long.

Historically, human beings have not had the opportunity or ability to sit around much. Until around 5000 years ago most human populations were nomadic. They walked to productive hunting areas to obtain food. Or they walked to productive grazing areas necessary for the cattle they raised. They didn’t get much of a chance to sit in one place for very long.

About 5000 years ago human beings acquired the technology of farming. The Egyptians are credited with the first large-scale farming operations. While this did not require a nomadic lifestyle it also did not allow these folks to become couch potatoes. Anyone involved with farming knows it involves a lot of manual labor. Even during the more recent industrial age our predecessors were involved in very physical manual jobs.

So, when we think about it, mankind has only started sitting for long periods in the last 50 to 75 years. Before that, through all of human history, we were creatures of movement. Our bodies are evolved to walk extensively, stand fully erect, exercise large muscle groups by having to carry and lift objects necessary for our survival.
However, now with preschool, elementary school, high school, college and sedentary occupations, to say nothing of our use of computer and handheld technology devices, many of us sit more than proceeding generations could ever imagine.

It’s no wonder that we suffer from maladies listed earlier in this article. Our great grandparents and great, great grandparents would probably be amazed that we go to health clubs and exercise classes in order to exert ourselves and work our muscles. Most likely they only wanted to come home from work and rest.
Yet, it looks like we are going to be creatures of a sedentary lifestyle for many generations to come. So, it will be necessary for us to take measures to counteract harmful physical effects of our relatively inactive style of living.

One area to be aware of is the ergonomic condition of our environment at work and home. It is important to have a proper chair, desk, and computer station. There is no silver bullet or one-size-fits-all recommendation for an ergonomically perfect situation. We are all different sizes and shapes. There are many different types of chairs we can use. Trial and error may be the best we can hope for in finding a good chair. Additionally, don’t ignore seat cushions and padding which can make a mediocre chair into one that is ergonomically sound. Likewise, our desks and computer stations can almost certainly be improved by a little attention. Anything we can do to sit erectly, have our wrists and hands in a comfortable neutral position, have our lower backs supported in a stress-free posture and have our legs and feet in a properly supported way should be pursued.

It is certainly recommended that we also consider a workstation that allows us to stand. A quick Internet search for a variable or upright desk will yield many choices for this technology. Most of these are inexpensive and easy to install. In my practice I have suggested this for many of my patients in recent years. Those who have been able to follow my advice have been very positive and pleasantly satisfied with the improvements ergonomically achieved.

Of course, the old standby of getting up and taking a walk is probably the best antidote to prolong sitting. Whether it’s a walk to the water cooler or a stroll at lunch time or a relaxed brisk walk after work, nothing beats walking to counteract harmful effects of a long day of sitting.

Take time to evaluate and assess your workstation and determine how you can physically, initiate appropriate movement and exercise into your everyday lifestyle. In the short and long-term these measures can make a huge difference in our health and mental behavior.

 

Headache Hope

There is hope for those suffering from headaches according to a recent research study. Many individuals suffer from varying types of headaches. Some experience tension headaches, others have migraine headaches, still others are plagued by sinus headaches and some develop cluster headaches. One of the unfortunate hallmark problems for those with headaches is that the headache can occur randomly. If the headache is of a debilitating type it can severely interfere with a person’s planned activities. I have seen patients have to cancel work trips, vacations and social engagements due to their condition.

A scientific study published by BioMed Central Musculoskeletal Disorders, February 2016 gives insight on treatment and relief for those who suffer from this malady. 130 individuals in a study compared cervical and thoracic manipulation to mobilization and exercise for treatment of cervicogenic headaches (headaches caused by cervical dysfunction). The results of this study revealed that 6 to 8 sessions, received in four weeks, of cervical and thoracic manipulation provided greater reductions in headache intensity, frequency and duration than a course of treatment involving only mobilization and exercise. The authors of the study add that the benefits of manipulation persisted when the patients were re-examined three months later.

Clarification of the terms manipulation and mobilization is needed. Manipulation is a physical procedure performed by the healthcare practitioner, by hand, involving a quick but gentle movement to restore alignment and proper motion to an area of the spine. Mobilization involves a slow rocking or stretching maneuver of the healthcare practitioner by hand to the area involved.

In the research study mentioned, treatment was directed to the upper bones of the neck. These are called the vertebrae of the upper cervical spine.
Those who were given manipulation to this area experienced an improvement of decreased intensity and decreased frequency of their headaches. Additionally, their headaches interfered less in the activities of daily living and quality of their day to day lives. These benefits persisted when the patients were reevaluated three months later. Those receiving mobilization as the primary form of treatment did not experience a similar benefit.

The profession that performs more manipulative therapy treatment than all others is that of chiropractic. Doctors of chiropractic receive hundreds of hours of training in manipulation. Chiropractic education involves five years of study involving courses such as anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and others. All chiropractic institutions have a process of training so that their students are considered to be the “gold standard” in delivering the best manipulative treatment that can possibly be given. It should be noted that chiropractors use the terms “manipulation” and “adjusting” interchangeably.
Although chiropractors utilize many forms of therapy such as exercises and physiological therapeutics their primary focus of treatment is considered to be spinal manipulation. Because of the extensive training and clinical experience chiropractors have with manipulation, researchers consider the chiropractic profession to be superior healthcare specialists for this type of treatment.

Although there are certainly other causes for headaches the majority of people suffering from this condition should investigate whether they are a candidate for cervical spinal manipulation for relief of their malady.

 

Smoking and Migraines

Is there a connection between smoking and migraines?

More than just a headache but what is it?

“A migraine is an inherited tendency to have headaches with sensory disturbance. It’s an instability in the way the brain deals with incoming sensory information, and that instability can become influenced by physiological changes like sleep, exercise and hunger.”

What is a migraine?

A migraine is a complex condition with a variety of symptoms. For many people the main feature is a painful headache. Other symptoms include disturbed vision, sensitivity to light, sound and smells, feeling sick and vomiting. Migraine attacks can be very frightening and may result in you having to lie still for several hours.

The symptoms will vary from person to person and people may have different symptoms during different attacks. Your attacks may differ in length and frequency.

Migraine attacks usually last from 4 to 72 hours and most people are free from symptoms between attacks. A migraine can have an enormous impact on your work, family and social lives.

Is there a connection between smoking and migraines?

A proper solution is “perhaps” to “likely”. There may be now no check data especially addressing this issue. research of smoking and continual headaches in trendy (no longer all persistent headaches are migraines) are to be had, however their application to migraines is confined.

Have a look at of smoking and sufferers with persistent cluster headaches yielded some telling effects. Smoking patients who decreased their smoking via less than a half of a p.c. daily decreased their headache frequency through an amazing 50%. This study simply requested patients to cut down n their smoking, now not to dispose of it. Believe the consequences that might have been achieved if the smokers quit entirely!

In some other see, 53% of migraine patients who removed smoking in conjunction with the removal of personally diagnosed food triggers skilled a complete cessation of migraines. with the aid of assessment, only 13% of non-smoking sufferers who eliminated their meals triggers have become migraine-unfastened.

Many migraines (folks who suffer from migraine complications) are sensitive to sturdy smells, like perfume, meals odors, and, yes, tobacco smoke. Others are mainly touchy simplest to the scent of tobacco smoke. Nevertheless others are allergic to cigarette, cigar, and pipe smoke.

All of those humans report having smoking on second-hand smoke cause a migraine. Sometimes the smoke is the simplest cause, now and again it is a part of a sum of triggers. Professionals and sufferers agree there have to be a hyperlink between smoking and migraines, someplace, ready to be uncovered.

A few of the generally regarded outcomes of smoking are particularly destructive to the ones susceptible to headaches and head ache. These facet results include multiplied blood strain, irritation or infection of the sinus cavities and nasal passages, and better hazard of stroke. Fitness officials all agree on one reason, smoking is contraindicated for all people in each situation and migraine patients are no exception.

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Understanding The Difference Between Migraine Headaches and Tension Headaches

The throbbing, ever-present pain in your head makes it tricky to understand whether the pain you are experiencing is a tension headache or a migraine. However, you need to recognize which category the headache falls into so that you can get the right treatment and alleviate the symptoms. Knowing the type of headache will also allow you to find ways to avoid or minimize the occurrence.

Tension Headaches

Around 90% of headaches fall under this category. Usually, these symptoms do not occur frequently and when they do, they disappear after a few hours. However, in some people, the symptoms can come on frequently and persist the entire day.

Migraine Headaches

Migraines are not as common as tension headaches, but their symptoms and effects are more draining. The symptoms can last for 4 hours to 48 hours and they vary widely in intensity, duration, and even the exact symptoms.

Symptoms

In tension headaches, the symptoms are not severe, but they are persistent. You feel pain on both sides of the head. However, this pain will not be a throbbing one like you get for migraines. Rather, it will feel like tight pressure in your head. The neck, muscles, and shoulders may feel tense or stiff and you may experience soreness in your temples.

In migraines, you may feel nauseous while one side of your head may experience moderate to severe throbbing pain. You may be sensitive to light and sound, there is temporary loss of vision while your face, eyes, temples, jaw or neck sting If you are physically active, the pain worsens. Sometimes, you may also see dots, curly lines and flashing lights before your eyes.

The Reasons For The Symptoms

In tension headaches, exhaustion, tiredness, worry and stress could be the main reasons. All of these factors cause your neck, scalp and jaw muscles to tighten; and this tightness eventually comes out as pain.

Migraines are generally genetic in nature. Researchers do not know the exact cause. However, the environment also plays a certain role. Bright lights, loud noises or even fluctuating hormones can trigger the symptoms.

Recommended Treatment

For treatment of frequent tension headaches, you must visit your doctor. Depending on the cause, you may have to take prescription antidepressants. Over-the-counter painkillers such as aspirin, naproxen and ibuprofen can help to alleviate the symptoms but are not recommended for long term use because of possible adverse effects. Self-relaxation techniques, chiropractic care and acupuncture provide symptomatic relief and are gentler, safer alternatives.

The best way to minimize your migraines is to identify your trigger factors and try and avoid them. Understand your sleeping and eating habits. You can also visit a chiropractor to reduce frequency and intensity of your migraines.

 

Migraines – They Suck

If you’ve ever had one, then you know they suck. Throbbing pain, head pressure, upset stomach, stabbing discomfort… generally debilitating.

I had one yesterday. I had the dubious luck to get the blinding peripheral vision auras first and knew what was coming. I got myself some ibuprofen first, started drinking water, caffeine, and eating chocolate. Second, I rushed home from work and grabbed my hot migraine salve.

This was my first true experiment. I did have a friend tell me that it helped her and while her headache wasn’t eliminated (because honestly, not even modern medicine has that figured out) the symptoms were significantly improved.

I was hot, sweating, and nauseous. I knew I needed to cool down. I threw my work clothes off, cracked a few windows and laid down with my eyes shut, but not too tight because it pulls and makes my skull want to explode.

The lid slid off and I rubbed it along my temples, and forehead. It was smooth and didn’t pull, so step one of the experience was complete. I rubbed fairly firmly along my temple and up into my hair and then above my eyebrows. I continued down along the sides and bridge of my nose, careful to avoid my eyes; essential oils will cause a burning sensation.

The relief was not instant, but the combination of ibuprofen and salve got rid of the throbbing in my temples and behind my eyes. I was happy that it worked…

I applied it a few more times since I enjoyed the experience of massaging my aching skull and my symptoms were gone through the night.

This morning when I woke, I could feel it hanging around, lurking. I gulped down some more ibuprofen and packed both hot and cold salves for work.

At work, I felt the pain coming, but I was cold sweating a little. My hands, feet, and nose felt cold. Out came the cold migraine salve. I did the same massage techniques and it felt very nice. The scent of the salve was also very nice and relaxing.

If anyone has had a similar experience or needs guidance on which salve is best, or just wants to tell me how much migraines suck… Speak To Me. I want to hear your voice. I am not a doctor, not claim to have a cure… rather simply stating what has worked for me.

 

What You Can Do for Headaches

Many people suffer from frequent annoying to debilitating headaches. Recurrent headaches can become a considerable burden upon sufferer’s relationships, personal health, finances and work productivity. This article will discuss the different types of headaches and a possible solution to improve those with headache conditions.

When it comes to classifying various types of headaches many people become confused. Different terminology is thrown about by experts and it is difficult to know exactly what is being referred to and what to do about it.

Let’s begin by classifying headaches simply. Probably the most common type of headache is a tension headache. This can also be called a muscular tension headache or a stress headache. It usually occurs on both sides of the head. It may be frontally in the forehead area. It could be in the back of the head. It might be in the temples. It frequently combines several areas of the head. It is usually mild, annoying and while not pleasant it doesn’t significantly disrupt one’s day. It could be considered to be applicable to a very mild common cold.

Another type of headache is a sinus headache. This is located frontally on the forehead, around the eyes and nose and the cheekbones. For some it occurs with weather or seasonal changes but can also appear randomly. This pain also is usually applicable to a mild common cold.

The next type of headache is a migraine headache. Migraine headaches classically are only found on one side of the head. However, I have found in practice that it can be frequently on both sides of the head. Many migraines have what’s called a prodrome. A prodrome is a set of signals that occur before the actual onset of the headache. These signals can be visual such as squiggly lines, loss of peripheral vision or sensitivity to light. Other signals are auditory such as fluttering noises or the feeling of a clogged ear. Migraines can become debilitating and cause nausea and vomiting. The sufferer may have to lie down in a dark room with a cold compress over the front of the head. This condition could be considered to be applicable to flu.

A less often occurring headache is a cluster headache. Cluster headaches are as described. They are a series of very strong debilitating headaches of varying symptoms. They can become so bad that a person may need to go to an urgent care center or emergency room or be hospitalized. The patient’s sometimes need a corticosteroid IV or injection to help manage the pain. This condition could be considered to be applicable to pneumonia.

There are also pathological headaches that can come from tumors, infections, cancer and other causes. These conditions have to be medically treated and are not included, for the sake of this article to be considered treatable by alternative methods.

Over the course of several decades of chiropractic practice I have been able to help many patients suffering from headaches. As part of an initial evaluation of patients suffering from different types of headaches I always check the alignment and movement of the upper bones of the neck. These bones are called vertebrae and the upper neck area is called the cervical spine. If there is a misalignment or improper movement of the upper cervical spine it can affect the nerves and joints of that area and almost always has some association with headaches noted above.

Chiropractors have had over a century of success helping sufferers of headaches by giving chiropractic adjustments which help restore proper alignment and movement of the upper cervical vertebrae. This helps normalize the nerves and joints of this area of the body. In turn, many patients see a marked improvement of their headaches.

There are also a number of other nondrug approaches utilized in the treatment of headaches. These include acupuncture, massage, and cupping therapy.

A number of scientific research studies have also been performed that show positive benefits from alternative, non-medical treatment of tension, sinus, migraine and cluster headaches.

Anyone suffering from non-pathological headaches would be wise to investigate chiropractic care, acupuncture and massage therapies for the treatment of this significant condition which causes so much suffering to so many.

 

Functional Medicine & Chiropractic In Treatment of Concussions

Concussions are a form of traumatic injury to the head accompanied by temporary impairment of brain function. This kind of damage is often referred to as mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) or mild head injury (MHI) and is one of the most common kinds of external damage in the head and neck region.

In 2013, about 2.8 million traumatic brain injury-related visits to the emergency department took place in the United States. Modern studies reveal that the most common mechanisms of TBI are:

 

  • Road traffic accidents
  • Falls
  • A hit by or against a certain object

Roughly speaking, all concussions can be divided into two major groups: sports-related and not related to sports. Although the treatment in both cases is roughly universal, patients who had received a sport-related concussion often worry about how quickly they would be able to return to their training sessions, games and tournaments. A major part of the functional treatment of TBI is in explaining the importance of complete recovery before going back to physical activities: this is crucial not only for the patient’s health but also for his or her optimal physical performance. 

What Happens During A Concussion?

Regardless of the specific mechanism of the damage, a concussion happens when there is an abrupt and extreme change in speed. For example, when a goalkeeper is hit by a ball in the head, he receives a huge local acceleration – and the skull, being a solid structure, is the first to respond accordingly by moving in the direction of the blow.

The brain, on the other hand, is a “floating” structure suspended in cerebrovascular liquid in the skull, so it takes longer to change its direction and speed of movement. Thus, when a sudden blow to the head is received, the brain is smashed against the cranium, damaging the local soft tissues.

Similarly, when a person is driving a vehicle such as a car or bike, a sudden stop (such as due to a road accident) would cause an abrupt decrease in speed which initially affects the skull: for the next moments, the brain would be still moving in the initial direction thus hitting the skull.

The resulting symptoms from such damage may include:

 

  • Physical: headache (both local and diffuse), nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity to light and sound, dizziness, seeing flashes of light or blinking stars, blurred vision, tinnitus (ringing in the ears).
  • Emotional and behavioral: depression, anxiety, sleepiness or insomnia, fatigue, irritability.
  • Cognitive: impaired memory and concentration, feeling “slowed down” or “in a fog.”

 

But that’s just half of the problem. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, people who had suffered from a concussion have significantly increased risk of dying from other medical issues such as:

 

  • Seizures – 50-fold increase in risk.
  • Accidental drug poisoning – 11-fold increase in risk.
  • Infections – 9-fold increase in risk.
  • Pneumonia – 6-fold increase in risk.

This is why a holistic treatment of concussions is crucial for the long-term health of each and every patient, as it should alleviate not only the initial symptoms, but prevent the development of subsequent health problems as well. 

The Conventional Approach to the Treatment of Concussions

In terms of treating concussions, most doctors focus on the principle “prevent additional brain damage.” This is done mainly through the prescription of such medications as painkillers, non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (to prevent brain swelling), antibiotics (to prevent infections during the recovery period), antidepressants, and rarely diuretics (to remove excess fluid from the body). Although such an approach is viable and brings a lot of benefits, it almost completely misses the non-brain damage from a concussion, as well as delayed long-term health issues.

Granted, it’s better than nothing but it can hardly be considered an end-to-end therapy. Although this treatment is great in alleviating immediate manifestations, it does not decrease the long-term impact of the injury. In other words, the patient who chooses conventional treatment for his or her concussion might have to resort to medical care years after the injury, often unaware that the damage could have been avoided a long time ago. Luckily, different aspects of functional treatment have been proved to be successful in treating long-term outcomes of traumatic brain injury.

Functional Medicine for the Treatment of Concussions

The human brain is attached to the spinal cord, thus sudden movement of the former inevitably affects the latter. Even if the brainstem is abruptly shifted by a fraction of a millimeter, all sorts of health problems can arise in the entire body as a result of spinal root and nerve dislocation.

This is why spinal manipulation therapy (SMT), as a form of chiropractic treatment, proves to be so effective in treating traumatic events of the cervical spine, which are often accompanied by concussions. Besides improving long-term outcome, it also decreases pain, increases the range of motion, and alleviates local muscle spasm.

Chiropractic techniques have shown to be effective even after months after the initial incident using the technique of Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic for upper cervical adjustment. Certain reports affirm that a similar chiropractic technique is great in treating post-concussion syndrome years after the initial damage.

We also use Graston, scar tissue therapy, and dry needling to help remove the damage from the initial injury in the neck and head. This helps to improve circulation and lessen the pain and stiffness.

Another important component in the functional treatment of concussions is the assessment of factors that could slow down or compromise the speed of healing, thus directly impacting the period that an athlete might have to wait to return to the field. Diet and specific physical activity can have a drastic impact on the rates of brain recovery after all kinds of damage, and this is why a holistic approach is so important to ensure long-term outcomes. We also incorporate neurotransmitter therapy, so the patient no longer feels like they are in a fog and can make decisions. The bottom line is after a traumatic brain injury, patients are surviving to get through the day. They are nervous it will happen again, they hurt, they are slow to recover and performance tends to be lacking (especially mental focus and job performance).

 

Headaches – Powerful Natural Remedies Revealed!

The causes of headaches are many and it is always advisable to understand the root of all head pains before attempting to counteract them. Since such pains are Nature’s means of warning us of internal disturbances, it is unwise to attempt to treat the headache alone, but rather to understand its origin and treat both cause and symptom.

Among the most common conditions creating headaches can be listed eye strain, stomach disorders, menstruation, hunger, high blood pressure, rheumatics, sinusitis and nervous tension. If you know your body as you should and if you are aware from day to day of your general health, there should be little reason for you not to be able to recognize and treat the cause of your headache.

While each case was individually diagnosed and treated, there was a general course of treatment used to alleviate headaches. The full pack was prescribed, to be taken for a period of one hour. Cold compresses were applied during the pack. Immediately following this the patient was bathed in lukewarm water (86°). Finally, cold affusions (water jets) were directed at the head and back of the neck. In the case of the nervous headache, the affusions were also directed at the spinal column, running slowly up and down the length of the patient’s back. The affusions proved particularly successful. Light diets, particularly vegetarian, were also prescribed.

Zone therapy was used with amazing results in treating chronic headaches. I recall a woman of thirty who had suffered the pain of chronic headaches for a period of two years without relief. The woman was despondent upon entering the sanatorium and it was necessary that her condition be dealt with at once, lest she lost her sanity entirely. Demanding that the woman open her mouth, I thrust a flat metal object into her mouth and pressed upon the roof of the mouth with such strength as to almost cause the woman to cry out. Five minutes later, when the metal device (similar to an ordinary tablespoon) was removed from her mouth, the woman was unable to believe her own senses. The headache, partner to her two-year misery, had entirely disappeared.

This case cited above was not the exception but the rule as regards the alleviation of headaches. Time and again zone therapy proved the answer to this problem. The application of zone therapy in the case of headaches varied only in accordance with the area of the head affected. Where the pain was centred in the frontal area of the head, the zone pressure was applied at a corresponding point upon the roof of the mouth.

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The Best Treatments For Migraines & Headaches

Headaches and migraines have adverse impact on the quality of life of more than 47 million Americans who frequently suffer from these symptoms, not to mention the costs in lost job hours and in medical expenses. Many of these sufferers will almost immediately take medication to eliminate the pain, said medications of which include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, beta blockers and antidepressants.

But before reaching into the medicine cabinet, you can try these safe, affordable and doable yet effective treatments first. You will soon be able to get your headache and migraine symptoms under control, thus, enabling long-term management.

• Get a massage.

Massage improves blood circulation and, thus, eases the pain brought on by headaches. This provides for temporary relief but if it means lesser dependence on painkillers, then it is certainly a good option. Try rubbing your temples or, better yet, getting a full-service massage on your neck, head and back.

• Soak in a hot tub.

Soaking in a hot tub will help enormously with either migraines or tension headaches. Only ten minutes relaxing in a hot tub or spa with hot water and jets that stimulate the muscles especially in the neck and back areas.

• Stretch your muscles.

The rationale is in relaxing your tense muscles especially around the neck area, which will lessen the tension in your head. Try neck range of motion, shoulder shrugs, and neck isometrics; do these stretching exercises 2 times a day for 20 minutes each session.

• Do yoga.

Yoga combines the benefits of body posture positions, mental meditation, and breathing exercises, all of which can help in lessening your physical and mental stress. You will then be more relaxed and, hence, less prone to headaches.

• Engage in aerobics.

There’s no need to engage in aerobic exercises that will contribute to the throbbing in your head. Brisk walking, biking and swimming as soon as you detect the signs of a headache are recommended. Better yet, adopt these exercises as part of your physical fitness plan.

• Apply heat and cold.

This is so safe that even pregnant women can use it. Apply a heat pack to the back of your neck to alleviate neck tightness while placing an ice pack on your temples can ease a pulsating headache.

• Avoid nitrates and nitrites.

What you eat also affects your tendency to suffer from frequent attacks of headaches or migraines. Avoid nitrites and nitrates in processed foods, caffeine, chocolate, and alcohol especially when you have high susceptibility for these food items.

Using Natural Herbs For Headache Relief

Many people are turning to alternative medicine when it comes to treating headaches. The reason for this is that headaches plague so many people and the traditional ways of treating them can be harmful if used to excess. For example, taking too many Tylenol or other pain relieving drugs can cause a problem with your liver. For this reason, when it comes to headaches, some people are turning towards herbal remedies.

One of the most popular herbal remedies when it comes to treating headaches is lavender. Lavender is used in aromatherapy and is one of the few essential oils that can be used directly on the skin. It also comes in pill form as well as in tea. This can help alleviate the pain from headaches.

Another popular herbal remedy for headaches comes from the ginger root. Ginger has been used for centuries to treat nausea but can also be used in a tea to treat discomfort from headaches, especially those resulting from menstrual cramps.

You can try a variety of different herbal remedies for headaches but should be sure to document each one that you try. If you see a doctor about your headaches and are taking medication, you should speak to your doctor before trying herbal remedies for headaches. While natural herbs are generally harmless, you should be sure that there will be no interaction between the herbals and the drug you are currently taking.

If you suffer from migraine headaches, like millions of other people, there are natural herbal remedies to treat these headaches. Migraine headaches are one of the leading causes why people miss work in the United States and millions of people suffer from this disabling illness. What is so troubling about migraine headaches is that no one knows what causes them, although it is thought that they are hereditary.

Rosemary is another one of the popular herbs that can help treat migraines. You should sprinkle rosemary in your food to see if it will have any affect on your headaches. Any time you are using natural herbs to treat headaches, you are better off to grow the herbs at home and use them as fresh as possible. One theory about headaches is that they are the result of environmental hazards such as toxins in the air. By growing your herbs at home, you can eliminate the use of pesticides and make them safer for consumption.

Work with different herbal remedies to treat headaches until you fall upon the one that is best for you. You can also discuss herbal remedies to treat headaches with your doctor as he or she may have more idea on how to combat the pain of troublesome headaches other than the use of medication.

When your symptoms persist, you can then call a doctor. We suggest avoiding over-the-counter painkillers when possible because these can worsen your condition especially when you have underlying medical conditions.

Does Chiropractic Help Migraines?

Can a Chiropractor Relieve Headaches?
For decades, chiropractic adjustments have been the treatment of choice for headaches and migraines. New research has demonstrated improvement in frequency, duration, and intensity of migraines when treated with chiropractic adjustments. Other types of headaches, such as tension and sinus-related, have shown tremendous reductions following a visit to the chiropractor.

What is the difference between a Migraine and a other headaches?
A migraine type headache will typically consist of a severe pulsing or throbbing pain in the head. It is often isolated to one side and can be so severe it is debilitating. The symptoms can last anywhere from an hour or two, to days. Many people with migraines report an “aura” prior to the headache. The aura may consist of flashes of light, a specific smell. blind spots in vision, or tingling in the face. Often times, the presence of a stiff neck is a precursor to the migraine attack. During this time a chiropractic adjustment will halt the migraine or at the least, lessen the intensity.

A tension type of headache usually responds very well to chiropractic care. This is the most common type of headache and consists of pain in the neck, head, and behind the eyes. Patients will also describe having a tight band in the front of their head. These headaches are often associated with neck strain and can also be the result of trauma to the spine. Tension headaches can also occur with stress, fatigue, eye strain, and poor posture.

Sinus headaches are usually found above the eyes or in the cheeks of the face. They are usually the result of infection or allergies. These type of headaches are usually worse when straining or bending the head down. Chiropractic adjustments and other therapies often assist the drainage of the mucous and allow the opening of the sinus.

Diagnosis and Treatment of a Migraine or other Headache
The proper diagnosis of your exact type of headache is important. Migraines should be correlated to age, family history, head trauma, or even hormone levels. Tension headaches following spinal trauma should also be properly evaluated. A sinus headache should never get to the point of severe infection.

All of these types of headaches should be properly diagnosed and treated appropriately. When treating a patient with a “headache”, it is paramount to diagnose the exact type and prescribe the appropriate treatment plan.

Our office in the beautiful Black Hills of SD, has had favorable results relieving headaches and their cause. Many patients have been able to control or eliminate their headaches altogether.

Restless Leg Syndrome or RLS – Restelssness While Sleeping Symptoms and Cure

Do you feel restlessness when sleeping, without any specific reason? Are you anxious of thinking deeply about something that you cannot control? Don’t know why it is happening or are you looking for a tried and tested restlessness cure? No matter what your exact symptoms are, you can rest assured that you are not alone and there are people who have overcome their restlessness and similar issues by using natural methods such as relaxation, meditation and various yoga techniques. Also there are many cases which required medical intervention. Lets have a look at a few basic facts about general restlessness and RLS or restless leg syndrome.

Cannot sleep due to restlessness?

Do you find it difficult to sleep properly despite working very hard throughout the day? While insomnia or inability to sleep is one of the reasons of restlessness when sleeping, there are various other symptoms that can help you identify your issue. If you want to move constantly or your legs or arms get cramps while at rest, then read on. You cannot calm your mind or cannot stop thinking about something unpleasant, triggering more restless and anxiety? You may also feel the combination of both physical and mental restlessness.

Here are some common symptoms of restlessness

 

  • Inability to focus on anything
  • Unable to manage your time
  • Unconscious or conscious leg movement
  • Foot or hand tapping
  • Cramps in arms or legs, when at rest
  • Unnecessary palpitations
  • Inability to sleep or insomnia
  • Frequent distraction at work for no specific reason
  • Are restlessness and anxiety related

 

Quick Tips to identify RLS or restless leg syndrome

 

  1. Throbbing sensation in legs
  2. Feeling of pins and needles in feet quite frequently
  3. Painful cramping in calves
  4. Burning or tingling sensation in legs

Moving the legs usually relieves the symptoms temporarily, but if it becomes frequent or worsens, then get medical help. You can also try a few yogic methods that work wonders for many people. However, yoga in general, requires discipline and regularity to give you any significant result. Just check what suits you the best.

 

Restless cure

There are various methods and home remedies to handle and minimise restlessness. If you believe that your problem is more of psychological in nature, then simply focusing on one task at a time can prove to be highly effective. Do not over-commit if you cannot deliver something within a certain time frame. In fact, under-commitment and over-delivering is the best possible way to control restlessness as you work within your limited resources without getting anxious about what if you’d not be able to deliver on time.

Restless leg cure

 

  1. Mustard oil massage on both the legs, especially on calves
  2. Soak your legs in warm water regularly
  3. Cool and hot packs alternatively
  4. Hamstring exercise also helps in some cases of RLS
  5. Limit your caffeine intake

It goes without saying that when you are anxious about anything, your mind is working extra hard to reach a conclusion about the issue you are thinking. As it seems to be impossible, you become even more anxious, and it becomes visible in your behaviour, physical sensation and emotions. You can get annoyed at the slightest of provocation or even without any valid reason. Negative emotions will be more dominant and visible than positive ones, and you may feel that you are completely alright. Others can quickly identify your disorder and suggest a visit to your physician.

Yoga Old And Modern

Generally speaking the perception of Yoga has changed significantly. When we compare the traditional yoga of the ancients to today’s modern version we can see if there are indeed changes.

In most classes, articles, books, blogs and other media sources on yoga we can observe how they differ from traditions of the ancients.

These modern-day practices on closer inspection are very different from those of antiquity.

Some purists of the day who see modern yoga as being so different from the traditional they refer to modern yoga as “Not Yoga”.

To be a miner of diamonds,

take care of your picks and shovels.

To be a miner of your spiritual Self,

take care of your body, breath, and mind.

But don’t confuse the tools and the goals.

Author unknown

Historically speaking, yoga was taut orally and there are subtle differences between those teachers of old.

Principles of this practice were usually communicated through religious teaching where brief instructions were expanded on verbally.

For example, in ancient times the outline of yoga was be found in 196 sutras of yoga which was then discussed with and elaborated upon by a teacher to pupil.

Furthermore, the deeper meaning of Om mantra for example, is detailed Upanishad and is elaborated upon orally.

This article is not claiming that there exists a single universal contemporary yoga… there are also many different approaches.

However, the overall perceptions of yoga have made an overall shift which has proved worthy of scrutiny.

So yoga like many of the ancient traditional practices seems to have been compromised over the centuries.

We may argue though that these inevitable changes are only a reflection of yogas ability to adapt to the changes of time.

Ancient or otherwise traditional yoga combines deep religious roots with physical and highly meditational practices.

The aim of traditional yoga was to attain moksha-liberation, freedom from reincarnation and recognitions of one’s own divinity.

As we have seen traditional yoga is practiced in a different way than most popular modern styles.

An example of this can be seen when take a look at jnana yoga that doesn’t have any physical postures. Instead the emphasis is on a path of rational self-enquiry and seeks true enlightenment of one’s true nature.

When the term yoga is used many of us think of bending into different postures.

In fact, these postures, otherwise known as “asanas” traditionally were not a part of yoga until someone called

Being Authentic, Not Perfect

The quote we often grew up hearing in school is “Practice makes perfect”. We are all unique individuals with distinct potentials and capabilities that need to be respected and nourished in an individualized manner. So our quest is not be perfect, as defined by an external reference, but rather to be authentic to our true Self. This is true not just regarding how we look, but more importantly, how we feel and how we express our feelings and potential.

Yoga, especially in the tradition of T Krishnamacharya & TKV Desikachar, who developed Viniyoga guides us to be authentic. Yoga teaches us that even though we are neither inferior nor superior to others, we are most definitely not homogeneous.

As human beings, we have outsourced our knowledge sources to external references, by rejecting the natural wisdom which lies in our heart. We try to fit into the illusions of perfection as defined by structured mind. While structure in mind is necessary to a certain degree, it can become dangerous when we give it too much power and influence. Yoga teaches us to reach out to the heart and link with it so that we can naturally become a better version of ourselves.

The idea of perfection is created through the illusion of learning. Does a banana tree go to school to yield bananas? Does a tiger go to university to become a perfect tiger? Such knowledge is inherent within the species and all they have to do is follow their intuition and authenticity. None of them want to become another species. They merely follow their inherent wisdom to become the best version of themselves.

It is important to remind ourselves that

• Perfection is an illusion created by the mind

• Perfection does not exist

• There is no one perfect, never has been and never will be.

Authenticity, on the other hand, is more reasonable, natural and real. We need to honor our authenticity and use yoga to help us become the best version of ourselves. This is the message of yoga.

Reflect

The extraordinary genius of the Yoga system is its fantastic understanding of the human mind. The modern world widely regards Sigmund Freud as the first explorer of the human mind, but Patanjali, the founder of Yoga system, beat him by at least 2,000 years.

Contrary to popular opinion, Yoga is not a system focused on stretching or contorting the human body in infinite combinations or levitating off the floor; nor is it a religious sect which entails wearing orange robes and trying on beds of thorns. Yoga is essentially the first system that uniquely focuses on understanding the mind, its problems and most significantly, its full potential.

Just as a banana tree cannot yield papayas, nor a dog produce cats, human beings too cannot be different from their inner potentials that are already coded within them.

When we grow, we look up to somebody and consider them as our ideal. This feeling becomes more intense when we engage ourselves in the same field. We want to become like our ideal. We do not realize that each individual is unique. You will be a failure when you want to copy somebody. You cannot become a replica of another person.

Some are born to be leaders, others supportive followers; some are extroverted, others introverted; some are quick on their feet when thinking and making decisions, others more reflective. Only when you find your authenticity and start stepping into it, you will become happier in your life.

This message is critical in today’s times. We want to understand objects and subjects through analysis or rationale. But that is not the path of yoga. Reflection and realization are the tenets of Yoga. The means to empower them is by silencing the mind.

While countless practitioners are trying to pursue ‘mindfulness’, yoga teaches a path of ‘mindless’-ness, of silencing the mind and offering a space for reflection.

 

How to Find the Right Yoga Style for You

What has now become a popular fitness regime originated 5,000 years ago in India. The ancient people of that region followed this practice to prepare their mind and body for meditation. As yoga helps a person with their body and their thoughts, it was a wholeness of this traditional method that led to its recognition by the whole world. So, if you’re sick and tired of your home gym machine and want to move on to something lighter, yet equally effective, yoga is the best. Like exercise, yoga too, has different kinds. Each kind has a specific purpose so here is a list of the different types of yoga and their purposes.

Hatha Yoga

If you are a beginner, it is recommended that you start with hatha yoga, rather than going for a form of yoga that demands greater strength and posture. The word Hatha means effort, or force, and it is slow and, therefore relaxing. It focuses on every pose in minute detail and helps beginners with accuracy and focus.

Iyengar Yoga

The pioneer of this form of yoga is B.K.S Iyengar. This is another form of yoga that is good for beginners and for those people seeking healing for their physical and mental injuries. It uses different postures and props, such as blocks and belts, to assist with the right positions.

Bikram Yoga

If you are lacking physical and mental strength, and want to learn how to control your weaknesses and gain strength, this is the best yoga style for you. However, it’s best not to jump into it before preparing your body and working up to it. This type of yoga is carried out in a room with a high temperature and the heat teaches your body to control itself as well as helping in toxin release through the skin. Doing yoga in a 104° F room is not at all for beginners and, if heat is not your cup of tea, don’t worry, there are still loads of other yoga techniques you can choose from.

Vinyasa Yoga

Another kind of yoga, to increase body strength and stamina, is Vinyasa yoga. Unlike Bikram yoga, it has nothing to do with temperature. There are different poses that you go into with continuous heavy breathing. The link between pose and breath is what drives the cycle. The quick movements make this form of yoga energy boosting.

Svaroopa Yoga

Svaroopa yoga is a kind of yoga that is mostly for those who are healing from surgery. In recent years it is considered to be an alternative to physical therapy, as it consists of a series of poses on a chair, and it can even prove to be beneficial for people with joint problems.

Kundalini Yoga

If you want to reach a level of spiritual awareness after seeing the media glorify this aspect of yoga, you must surely know a little about this system, if not, you may know about the name and some of the details. For this form of yoga, you take up different poses, along with continuous breathing and chanting. This will help energy rise from the base of your spine and spread to the whole body. It may take time to attain the desired result as it is a long process to go through but, once you go through it, it is purifying and healing.

 

Top Five Yoga Poses Help You for Fighting Obesity

Yoga is considered to be an amazing practice to achieve spiritual enlightenment. But did you know that Yoga is also a great physical exercise? What experts say is that Hatha Yoga or the physical aspect of yoga consists of specific body postures or alignment exercises that help a person to achieve physical fitness required to attain spiritual enlightenment. Although Yoga works on all the body parts, it is specifically helpful in reducing the body fat and fighting obesity. As we all know that obesity is one of the most common issues that people experience these days. Due to the sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy diet, people are becoming fatter and suffering from a serious form of the physical ailment called obesity.

We tell you top five Yoga Poses that can particularly help you to fight Obesity -

1. Naukasana -

As the name suggests, Naukasana or boat pose helps you to reduce belly fat, tone the abdominal muscles and strengthen your lower back.

Steps -

Lie down on your back. Keep your hands along your body. Take few deep breaths. Now slowly lift your body, chest, arms and legs off the floor, while taking a deep breath in. Continue to hold this position for few seconds or for as long as you can. Continuously feel the pull on your chest, stomach, and back muscles. Slowly come back to the normal position. While breathing out, relax the pose and come back to the original position. Repeat the asana for at least three times.

2. PawanMuktasana -

This pose is very useful for burning fat in your thighs, hips and abdominal region.

Steps -

Lie down on your back. Now slowly lift your legs up and clasp your hands around your knees. In this position, bring your legs closer to the body. Hold this position for few seconds. Slowly release the pose and bring your head to the floor. Once you are done, straighten your legs and relax.

3. Bhujansana -

This is also called Cobra Pose. This pose is especially helpful toning and stretching your arms, shoulders, buttocks, thighs, back and abdomen. Bhjangasana is an excellent asana for reducing belly fat. If practised regularly, this pose can help you to attain a flat belly.

Steps -

Lie down on your tummy on the floor. Place your palms on the floor beside the shoulder. Inhale and simultaneously lift your body till the navel. Hold this posture for a few seconds and slowly come back to the original position. Repeat the posture thrice.

4. Paschimottan Asana -

It is also considered to be an excellent pose for fighting belly fat. This pose helps in reducing belly fat and toning your abdominal area, pelvic region, thighs, hips, shoulders.

Steps -

Sit on a flat surface, and stretch your legs in the front and straighten your legs. Inhale and take your arms above your head. Now exhale and bend your body forward and try to touch your knees with your forehead. Continue to hold this posture for few seconds and keep breathing normally. Inhale and slowly come back to the normal position. Repeat the posture twice.

5. Veer Bhadrasana -

This is also called Warrior pose. In addition to reducing body fat, this posture also helps in enhancing the body alignment and burn fat in the entire body.

Steps -

Stand with your legs stretched at least a foot apart. Now, move your gaze to the right, and bend your right leg at 90 degrees. Now take a deep breath in, and lift both your arms at the shoulder level. Turn your head to the right and continue to hold this posture for few seconds or as long as you can. Inhale and come back to the original position. Repeat the posture at least twice.

These poses, if practised on a regular basis, can really help you to reduce not just the belly fat, but also the fat from the entire body. Reducing the belly fat is the toughest job in the world and demands a lot of effort from the person. But, it is not impossible either. With practice and patience, you can really achieve good results in a very short period of time.

 

4 Secrets to Pick the Right Yoga Pants for Yourself

Yoga is a spiritual practice that rejuvenates your mind, body and soul. Yoga exercises, when done properly, make you feel relaxed and centered with yourself. To experience these benefits, and to achieve the best workout, it is vital to wear right yoga pants that offer free movement, allowing you to focus on your exercise, not discomfort. Here are 4 secrets that will help you pick the right yoga pants for yourself.

Be yourself

Yoga is not same as other kinds of workouts. It does not focus on the competition, opinions or beauty standards. Instead, it is a process to know oneself. You should wear what makes you feel comfortable, beautiful and gracious.

Choose yoga wear that allows easy movement

Pick yoga pants that is comfortable and offers modest coverage. Stretchable, cotton-blend pants that perfectly hug your body are the right choice. Pants with an elastic waist that conform to the shape of the body are also good to go. Capri-style yoga pants are the most popular among women.

Yoga wear comes in different fabric types, such as cotton, linen and bamboo, thus making it important to consider the quality of fabric as one of the things while choosing yoga pants. In addition, light colours and earthly tones match well with yoga’s Zen effect.

Layer yoga clothing to beat micro-climate

Practicing yoga early morning can get chilly. Likewise, some yoga classes are conducted in a gym, where air conditioning systems are installed. To beat the cold, wear yoga clothes in layers and stay warm and cozy.

Yoga pants can go from the mat to the office

There is no secret that yoga can relieve stress and benefit work life. With more businesses offering yoga classes at the workplace, employers are noticing the benefits, such as higher employee satisfaction and increased productivity.

Entrepreneurs and executives practicing yoga believe that pants are great to wear to a meeting, family outing and grocery shopping. Those made of thicker fabrics can pair well with a longer length top or a tunic and can be worn to office.

Choosing the right yoga wear begins with knowing the options available. Find out the different types of styles, sizes, patterns, colours and fabrics that your pants come in. Once you are aware of them all, consider your needs and preferences and then make the right choice.

The main objective of choosing the right yoga pants is to ensure that you slip into something comfortable and you do not get distracted adjusting your clothes during any exercise.

 

The Real Power of Yoga

“YOGA – the power of strength”

The word yoga stands for the symbol of “union”. In Sanskrit, yoga is the meaning of “to join.” The real meaning of yoga is not about doing physical activity it is the process of combining the soul with activity. Behind yoga, one can find the spiritual strength of the individual. The root of yoga has begun in the first millennium BCE. Gradually the benefit of yoga came to across. Another word for yoga is “the yoke.”

The power of Yoga:

The combination of both physical and mental activity in order to reach the inner soul by producing some amount of energy is the real meaning of Yoga. One should have to know the power of Yoga.

Let’s look at the benefits of Yoga.

1. To get better body image: Focusing inward while doing yoga will help you get the better structure to the body.

2. Mindful eating: You will get an advantage of feeling on what you eat.

3. Heart benefits: By doing yoga regularly can help to lower the blood pleasure and cholesterol.

4. Weight control: yoga is the best action to perform to lose weight.

5. Overall fitness: Practicing the yoga several times a week will help to maintain the overall fitness very well.

Usually, the more you perform the more you get. The yoga includes other assets.

 

  • … Will help to calm your mind and trains body.
  • … Yoga fits for everyone and yoga doesn’t need any special equipment.
  • … Improved sleep, digestion.
  • … Increases flexibility, muscle strength, and blood flow.
  • … Balanced metabolism, help you focus, and strengthened bones.

The spiritual types of yoga:

 

Law of pure potentiality:

Knowing who we give us the capacity to fulfill any dream we have. When we are in conformity with nature, we develop a bond between our ambitions and the strength realize these desires.

Law of giving and receiving:

The law of receiving is equaled by the law of giving. In the universe, everything is operated through dynamic exchange. We don’t have a right to stop the flow of nature.

Law of karma:

If you can joyfully involve yourself in any activity, that is karma. If you do it with great effort, only karma will come, not yoga will happen.

Law of least effort:

You can most simply accomplish your craving when your actions are driven by love, and when you exhaust the least achievement by contributing no struggle. In this way, you strike into the limitless organizing capacity of the universe to do less and attain everything.

Law of intention and desire:

The entire universe is the mixture of energy and information. They both exist in everywhere. The quality of importance in every intention and desire is the tool for its fulfillment.

Law of Dharma:

Everyone in this world has a dharma to do in a lifetime. By showing your unique talents and specialties to the others, you will get unlimited love, abundance, trust and real fulfillment in your life.

 

Yoga Burn Review

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To feel energized, to feel relieve from stress, to increase your metabolic rate, to transform your body and tight raise muscles, you should consider your whole body messages, of precisely how it responds to a business, of which your whole body actually needs. If communication between your body plus your mind fails, then you certainly aren’t going to be able to feel benefits. Yoga Burn serves as a life changing yoga training guide which can assist you upon the process of improving your quality of life with detailed explanations to help you reach optimum emotional and physical health. You will finally get an optimal body transformation, the ideal yoga booty and tight flat belly you always wanted through simple and complete techniques. Zoe Bray-Cotton, the author of a given Yoga Burn program, talks about this important connection and awareness plus reveals 3 often and dangerous mistakes we make when trying to learn yoga. If you are serching to find a means to reconnect in your body and luxuriate in benefits in each and every advantage of your well-being, keep reading this Yoga Burn Review to know how it works.

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What Makes a Meditation Practitioner an Excellent Student to Teach Yoga for Wellness?

I have many friends in my circle who have practiced yoga seriously for decades without practising any yoga poses. My story is somewhat similar. I am always curious about how a person discovered yoga.

Meditation – An Inner Limb of Yoga

Many years ago I meditated and played with a yoga meditation group. I use the word “play” because even though meditation is seen as serious, we chose fun and fulfilling activities that morphed us into a service community. The experience was very fulfilling mentally and spiritually and we never practised yoga poses as a group.

In those youthful days we sat cross-legged on the floor easily and comfortably. So let me correct that statement about not practising yoga poses as a group. That ability to sit still on the floor and to stand upright and still I consider not one but two yoga poses!

One activity the group embraced was the generation of inspirational thoughts, big ideas, or provoking questions. Each day a new thought was written on a blackboard outside the meditation center and many stopped to imbibe drops of inspiration.

Recently a fellow meditator recalled her story about starting yoga, sharing, “I was feeling a loss, that something was missing in my life. I passed the virtue board each day, read it and it gave comfort, food for thought.” She revealed that this was when she started analysing life instead of just existing day-to-day. She began to travel that route to work just to “read a board a stranger put out”. Curiosity led her to the meditation center. That visit started her journey with meditation and strangers became her friends – a community.

The Meditator – A Promising Therapeutic Yoga Teacher

What would make a meditator with little or no experience with poses a good candidate to teach yoga for wellness? Although there are many benefits I will highlight three that lead me to this conclusion.

More receptive mind: This means having an increased ability to focus and concentrate. What a fertile environment for learning!

Less reactivity: Another valuable jewel in the jewelry box of the meditator is the ability to put some distance between herself and an emotion. She is less reactive to situations and people. This power can be seen as the ability to accept uncomfortable states without reacting automatically. That’s benefit two.

Less stressed: From time to time situations that create stress pop up in a learning group. Someone with a more reactive nervous system experiences its fight/flight/freeze response more often and anxiety and depression. Learning requires receptivity. Benefit number three is the experience of less stress and more receptivity.

With a state of readiness and a willingness to learn and teach basic poses, in my opinion a meditator is indeed eligible to undertake therapeutic yoga teacher training.

The World of Yoga Pants

Becoming popular worldwide, you will find people wearing yoga pants not only when they are working out but also as a fashion statement. You can shop online and get the latest trends.

The types of clothes you wear say a lot about you. However, at times you want to feel good about yourself without thinking much about what others say. The good thing is that they’ll have you looking fine and make you feel fantastic.

They are comfortable. You can wear them at home, during your morning run, in the gym, while shopping or any other appropriate time. Of course, you cannot wear them at work unless you are a fitness instructor.

It is important to note that according to research, what you wear has significant impacts on your well-being. Also, what you wear can enhance your self-confidence especially during social interactions. Let’s dive into some of the benefits.

Benefits for the wearer

1. They might alleviate your stress levels

If you are looking for comfort, then this has a real impact on your health as well. When you are feeling cozy and great about yourself, you tend to forget your problems for a while. Soft and light on your body they might work wonders especially for people with anxiety issues.

Anxiety never blends well with tight or heavy clothing. If you feel anxious about something, then get your favorite pair and feel cozy. But remember that you can only wear them in an appropriate place like at home.

2. They make workout sessions fun and easy

How many times have you gone to the gym after work and realized you forgot your pair of yoga pants? Then you had to exercise with your regular pair of pants. Now think about how it felt. Definitely, it was not enjoyable, and it made the whole workout session seem difficult.

Quite flexible, they stretch to allow you to move with ease. They are comfortable, light and soft which ensures your body is free during exercising. Tight clothes can limit your blood circulation when working out, jogging or performing physical activities. You can shop for yoga pants online since having more can never hurt.

3. They are cost-effective

A pair of yoga pants will have you feeling cozy, great, and hot and with all that, they won’t damage your pocket regarding money. Most yoga pants are significantly cheaper than regular pants. Designer yoga pants can be quite expensive, but there are myriads of more affordable options.

Shop online and get yourself super cozy and cheaper solutions. Make every dollar you spend worth it.

What is the main difference between yoga pants and leggings?

Many people usually confuse this type of clothing with leggings. The two are quite different in several ways. Leggings were initially meant to be worn as undergarments. However, today they are worn for any occasion.

Ideal for exercise and yoga, they are sturdy, light, comfortable and quite flexible. Leggings are usually thin and sometimes see through making them unfit for training or work out. Most people wear leggings at home.

The most significant difference between the two is that yoga pants have a wider waistband than leggings. The thick waistband makes yoga pants more flexible and ideal for work out. People prefer yoga pants for exercise because they bring out the confidence aspect.

Typically, leggings are made for warmth while yoga pants for physical activities. While shopping for yoga pants online keep this in mind.

Which are best for me?

Yoga pants are perfect for yoga or exercise. Other people use them for other purposes like when running errands or lazing around at home. There is a slew of different styles to choose. Shop for online and get the ideal style for you.

Here are some of the most popular styles;

1. Bohemian Yoga Festival Pants

These tend to be looser and flare out at the bottom. Boot-Cut pants are comfortable and are used for certain types of yoga. However, since they are loose, they might be unfit for other forms of yoga.

2. Women’s High Waisted

Foldover pants are equipped with a foldover waistband. The style makes the pants looser at the waist, and hence the pants are quite comfortable.

3. Rainbow

Long leggings are tight, and most people use them as yoga pants. They are comfortable, light and flexible. Short leggings can also function as yoga pants. Their length gives them their name.

4. Sugar Skull Capris

Capri pants are short as well. They flare at the bottom like boot-cut pants. The difference between boot-cut pants and Capri pants is the length. Capri pants are shorter than boot-cut pants.

5. Wide Leg Women’s

The pants are loose and suitable for Kundalini yoga. They are not popular since they are unfit for many types of yoga. Harem pants are baggy as well with a band at the ankle.

There are different types of yoga such as Bikram, Kundalini, Vinyasa, and Hatha among others. There are different designs to cater to every person’s yoga needs. While shopping online, you can get the most appropriate one for your yoga session.

The best styles for you

1. Rainbow Full-Length Yoga Leggings

It is among the most popular yoga pants worldwide. It has the best features such as a high-rise waistband, lightweight, comfortable, quite flexible and style among others. These yoga pants are perfect for exercise or jogging. They have a perfect length as well.

2. Thick Velvet Warm Leggings

They are among the best yoga pants because of their uniqueness. They are stylish, comfortable, versatile, extra-long and flexible. They might be unsuitable for hot yoga, but they bring style to another whole level.

3. Mesh Patchwork

These yoga pants are a bit thicker but with large pore sizes. The large pore size makes them incredibly comfortable and breathable.

Other types include Firm Abs Yoga Shorts, Prana Ryley Crop Pant and many more. You can shop online and upgrade your style