I recently felt the need to clear my mind and try to focus on my all together well-being. To focus on all aspects of my being. My mind, body and soul, were all in need of some much-needed help. We are merely a soul that is driving a vehicle through life. We must maintain our bodies as if we would our cars. The only difference is when we crash our cars, we can get a new one, our bodies is with us permanently. We are only given one so we must take care of it.
So I wanted to try yoga, and not just regular yoga but hot yoga (Bikram).
I am addicted to this! I will admit, it is very hard when you first start going, however, the more you go, the more you learn about your balance and you are also going to learn more about your limits and how strong you are mentally. It is very challenging. In the beginning, the hardest thing I had to battle was me. I kept wanting to give up, or talk myself out of it, but I gradually overcame it. I highly recommend to anyone that has back problems, neck problems, weight issues, to give it a try. A serious try though.
Here is a small video for you to watch that explains more about hot yoga and its benefits.
Here is also some information that I found regarding Hot Yoga that I found on a website titled livestrong.com.
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I recently wrote a little article regarding allergies and allergy season. I accommodated that blog entry with a tool that helps you find an over-the-counter medicine that can help with your allergy symptom. I normally stay away from synthetic medicine as I believe we are a natural being and need natural remedies to help our bodies fight off the conditions that are troubling us. I also believe that some times, we need natural medicine in conjunction with Western Medicine. I feel that allergies during the spring time are so unbearable that we want and deserve a quick result. Please, if you need to use the over-the-counter antihistamines, please do so at a moderate amount, and do not stay on it more than needed to. I know many people who stock up on these medicines just in case they need it, but really it all depends on your lifestyle and choices that you make when it comes to your health and the things you put into your body.
With that being said, if you maintain a healthy lifestyle, your body will respond better to the natural remedies that I present to you than if your body is accustomed to the synthetic medicine that majority of us grew up with.
The true treatment to any medical condition is preventative care. So start today to prevent yourself from being overcome by any medical condition, big or small.
Now as far as allergies go, I find that Bee Pollen may give some people relief, but try just a little bit first in case you are one of the those who are allergic to it. If you can buy fresh local honey at a Farmer’s Market or health food store, you can try that instead. The local pollens in the honey can desensitize your hay fever reactions.
Carry allergy-fighting supplements with you so that as soon as you feel an allergic reaction coming on you can nip it in the bud. You can travel with the packets of Energen-C, which contains 1,000 to 2,000 mg of vitamin C and smaller amounts of a handful of other immune-supportive vitamins. The bioflavonoids found in grapeseed extract (proanthocyanidins) and green tea are especially powerful and effective for treating allergies.
I hope this helps. We all want to enjoy Spring. It is much better to enjoy this season without worrying about your eyes, ears, throat, and nose. Always consult a physician before taking any medications, natural or not.
Until next time, enjoy yourself, your family and each other!
My apologizes to everyone that read this blog! I have going through some changes and have been focussing on bring back my business of massage therapy. I have not found time to keep up with this blog. However, with some time management, I will be able to post weekly. So I will post an update EVERY Monday. Monday seems to be the day where everyone searches for information. These postings will be either recipes, or a fun health article, or interesting weight loss facts. So tune in every Monday for the latest entry to Goings Natural’s blog.