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As a health and wellness professional, you’ve touted the benefits of exercise. Exercising the body improves muscle tone, cardiovascular health and the immune system, to name a few. And working out also helps the brain by reducing stress levels. Now a new study on mindfulness indicates that training the mind is good for the body.

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Mind-body practitioners have always asserted that what helps or hurts the mind helps or hurts the body, and vice-versa. That assertion will be put under a microscope literally and figuratively as researchers continue to examine therapeutic applications and outcomes from yoga, Pilates and other popular mind-body practices. Without a doubt, this heightened attention translates to…

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Delightful, inspirational, and amazingly fit, Tao Porchan-Lynch is a joy to watch. She’s getting a lot of press lately, so maybe you or your clients know about her already. Why so much publicity? For one thing, she’s the oldest yoga teacher in the world.

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This feel-good/animal/yoga vid is a well done and short (not quite 3 minutes) compilation of yogis who are earnestly performing their sun salutations, hand stands and other asanas, much to the delight of their dogs and cats, who can’t wait to join in.  The real question here is, what did you EXPECT your furry friends to do?…

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Ask anyone if air travel leaves them feeling relaxed and it’s probably safe to say the vast majority of folks will give you that incredulous “are you serious?” look.  So, when I saw a yoga studio in terminal two at SFO (yes that’s right, a yoga studio), I could hardly believe my eyes. And then I…

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