Strengthen Your Lungs Now with this Amazing Breathing Exercise With the world fighting a respiratory pandemic that will dramatically challenge the lungs and the ability to breathe, learning how to strengthen your breathing muscles may be a powerful preventative tool not to be overlooked. If 50% of elite athletes have diaphragmatic fatigue, then it is likely that all us us do.
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Do You Have Occasional Heartburn? 60% of adults in America will experience symptoms associated with heartburn over the next 12 months. Understanding how this develops along with strategies to resolve it are valuable tools to keep in your health toolbox. Interestingly, feelings of indigestion and occasional heartburn can be caused by either too much or
Today, acid reflux medication is the second most prescribed class of drugs in the US. About 20% of the folks who take antacid medication do not get relief and are commonly prescribed an anti-depressant to de-stress and de-sensitize the nerves. I have written a few articles on the risky side effects of antacid medications that
The Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskara) is a classic yoga sequence that has been practiced every morning by millions of folks in India for thousands of years. There are numerous benefits of this series of yoga postures (1), but there is one key, mostly unknown benefit in particular that I feel compelled to share. It remedies
Average Reading Time: 7 minutes and 5 seconds The more I prescribe this technique and observe the results, the more convinced I am that everyone hoshould be doing it, as the causes of upward-moving vata are so ubiquitous in our culture today. In Ayurveda, there is a condition called upward-moving vata or udvarta. There are
The importance of regular exercise incorporated into a healthy lifestyle and diet cannot be stressed enough in our quest for optimal health and longevity. In last week’s newsletter, I wrote about why nose breathing exercise (or Ayurvedic exercise) is so important as we strive for health and fitness. Stress during exercise causes the production of
In Part 1 of this series I discussed the many causes of heartburn and how to effectively treat those using Ayurvedic principles, foods and herbs. However, in some cases, heartburn is caused by a mechanical issue that can lead to hiatal hernia. A hiatal hernia is when a small part of the stomach herniates or