3 Myths Everyone Gets Wrong About Yoga
by Melissa Eckman April 19, 2017 5:10 AM
As an avid yoga lover and teacher, I get really bummed out when people say they don’t like yoga or that they don’t want to try it. Of course everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but usually they feel this way because of what they’ve heard or because they had a bad experience.
Yoga has changed my life in so many positive ways, and before I started practicing I also was so intimidated when it came to trying out a class. I didn’t think yoga was for me. Now that I have been practicing for over three years, I want to shatter three of the biggest yoga myths in hopes that it will reinvigorate you and get you on the mat.
Myth No. 1: Being flexible is a requirement to practice yoga.
The Effects On The Body When Holding Your Poop In
After a certain amount of time, things are going to get UGLY.Just like the famous book says, everyone poops. But let’s be real, going at the office or at bae’s can be super awkward, prompting many of us to develop some odd holding patterns. But holding in your poop when you gotta go is not only uncomfortable, it can also be unhealthy. “The idea of holding it isn’t the best thing,” says Niket Sonpal, M.D., assistant clinical professor at Tuoro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York. He gave us the scoop on poop, and what happens in your body when you try to hold it in.
When you gotta go…
Ashwagandha – Nature’s Answer To Anxiety
Ashwagandha, an adaptogen, is known for combating the effects of stress in the human body. Science now supports the idea of using it for anxiety relief too! This post from Corpina evaluates if Ashwagandha is a perfect cure for anxiety.
Do you suffer from anxiety? Having some from time to time is natural. When it gets to the point that it is affecting your day to day life, however, you might need to take action to correct it.
There are plenty of effective strategies for coping. Whenever I hear of a new one, I like to try it out and see how it works with me. One that has recently caught on with me is taking ashwagandha for anxiety.