There are some stressors you can control in life, and others you can’t. But there are things you can do to aid relaxation and a calmer state of mind (which in turn benefits your body)–like restorative yoga. Here are six gentle yoga poses that can help reduce stress. More
Like most things sweat-related, I have a love-hate relationship with yoga. We first met in college, when I took â€śStretch and Relaxâ€ť to satisfy a semesterâ€™s worth of gym credits (thank you, University of the South). The harmless name aside, it was something like restorative yoga masquerading as the worldâ€™s easiest gym credit. Every week, we did downward facing dog and warrior and afterwards, my roommate and I went back to our room and spent the rest of the afternoon in a sleepy haze. It was truly a Zen experience. More
For the last day of our Ultimate Yoga series, we are focusing on an exhausting problem that 70 million American share: insomnia. For many of those troubled sleepers, 42 million prescriptions for sleep aid were filled last year. As sleep disorders become more common in our country, it’s important to understand how holistic treatments, like yoga, can help. In fact, according to one study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School, a group of insomniacs dramatically improved both the quality and quantity of slumber through a series of breathing, meditation and asanas over the course of eight weeks. More
Watch out: The FDA could be raiding a supermarket near you, looking for…brownies? Yep. The Associated Press reports that the FDA has warned the manufacturer of melatonin-laced ‘Lazy Larry’ brownies that the government considers them unsafe and could potentially “seize them from store shelves.” More
If the idea of gently swinging on a hammock induces an immediate state of relaxation, then continue reading. Research conducted at the University of Geneva that was published in the journal Current Biology used an â€śexperimental hammockâ€ť to observe the sleep patterns of its 12 volunteers. Apparently they observed a faster transition to sleep in each and every subject when the hammock was â€śrocking.â€ť According to Dr. Michel Muhlethaler, who co-led the research: â€śâ€¦swaying from side to side specifically increased the duration of deep non-dreaming sleep, where eyes are still which normally accounts for about half of a good nightâ€™s sleep.â€ť More
Consider today’s new 40 Days of Giveaways your own personal relaxation station. If youâ€™re late to this spring fling: Blisstree is rewarding you for giving up your vices in favor of healthier habits. Each weekday from now until May 3, weâ€™ll give away a different prize to one reader just for becoming our Facebook fan. And todayâ€™s prize is all about relaxation, restoration, and rejuvenation. Weâ€™re giving away one (1) Heavenly Acupressure Mat (worth $50) to one reader who simply â€śLikesâ€ť Blisstree on Facebook. Time to say see ya to stress. More
Ready to relax? Well, we’ve got a new 40 Days of Giveaways prize to help you do just that. If youâ€™re late to this spring fling: Blisstree is using the season of Lent to reward you for giving up your vices in favor of healthier habits. Each weekday from now until May 3, weâ€™ll give away a different prize to one reader just for becoming our Facebook fan. And todayâ€™s prize is all about relaxation, restoration, and rejuvenation. Weâ€™re giving away one (1) Heavenly Acupressure Mat (worth $50) to one reader who simply â€śLikesâ€ť Blisstree on Facebook. Time to seriously say see you later to stress. More
By now we’ve all been introduced to the benefits of relaxation and the possibility that simple meditation can quite possibly alter our gray matter. Some also say it lowers blood pressure, improves attention span, and boosts our ability to empathize. We don’t need scientific proof to believe in the power of focus and relaxation, so we hunted down some tools to help us get down with our dharma. (After all, who ever said the path to enlightenment doesn’t require a few Amex payable weapons?). More
If holiday shopping has you stressed and overwhelmed, yoga and music are two things that will definitely make you feel better. Mandy Ingber knows a thing or two about both (that’s why stars like Jennifer Aniston and Brooke Shields love her), so we got her to share her favorite mellow tunes, so those of us who can’t make it to her Los Angeles studio can still benefit from her expertise.
Here’s a peek at one of Mandy’s favorite playlists to get you through the holidays: More
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The Sweetest Twitter Marriage Proposal Youâ€™ll Ever See
Source: Intent Blog
Clueless Mom Gives Birth on a Bike Without Realizing It
Source: The Stir
Why Donâ€™t More Women Talk About Masturbation?
Source: The Frisky
True Or False: Marathoners Can Eat Whatever They Want
Source: Well And Good NYC
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Time for this week’s five videos moments of nostalgic zen. We can’t think of a better way to end Monday than spending a few relaxing minutes with childhood PSAs that taught us important health and wellness habits including how to pick up litter, brush our teeth, and use condiments sparingly. And who do we have to thank? Why, the TV, of course.
Being Blisstreeâ€™s Facebook fan undoubtedly has its benefits â€“ namely, free prezzies. In the past few weeks, weâ€™ve given out hundreds of dollars in giveaways, from an organic food delivery to a Guy Fieri knife set, and a pair of lululemon athletica workout pants.
And now, Lauren Cruse just won our latest giveaway: a $150 gift certificate for a 75-minute signature â€śBlissage Massageâ€ť good at any Bliss spa location around the country. How’d she do it? Easy. She simply became a fan of Blisstree on Facebook.
â€“ Blisstree Editor-in-Chief Christine Egan on the pleasures of solo drinking from her post I Drink Alone and You Can’t Stop Me