Does Sweat Actually Release Toxins?

We're about to bust this myth...Detoxifying S-W-E-A-T? Serve Yoga to the answer. THE FACTS: We are equipped with two kind of sweat glands: 1) Eccrine Glands: Located all over your body, primary function is to regulate body temperature. Sweating is actually a response triggered by the brain, where the hypothalamus is located. The hypothalamus acts as your body's thermostat of sorts. As your core temperature rises, your hypothalamus triggers the eccrine glands to produce moisture which you see emerge on the skin's surface. 2) Apocrine Glands: Only exist in certain areas (armpits, navel, ear canal, eyelids, wings of the nostril, perianal region, and some parts of the external genitalia) & respo

Have you thought about the last straw you used?

Humans have been using straws for over 7,000 years. In ancient Egypt, people drank through straws to avoid slurping up bugs at night & during the early 1900s, Americans used straws to avoid contagious diseases from shared glasses. Straws have been useful & convenient, but today those plastic, colorful, bendy straws come with serious consequences. Did you know most straws today are made from polypropylene, which is basically petroleum? Colorants, plasticizers & ultraviolet light filters are all added to the production of plastic straws, too. Due to the demand for disposable food ware caused by consumer desire for convenience, the use of plastic straws is expected to keep rising. An average pe

Stronger Arms with Power Yoga

Follow this video to build those sexy, strong arms you are capable of having. Use your breath & hug muscle to bone to avoid too much pressure on your wrists. You can do it!

Avocado Smashin' with Spirulina

You may have seen the word Spirulina floating around the Internet, or on the shelf of your neighborhood organic store; and you probably wondered what it is and what to do with it. Spirulina is a natural “algae” powder that is high in protein and a good source of antioxidants, and B-vitamins. According to the FDA, Spirulina contains significant amounts of calcium, niacin, potassium, magnesium and iron. It also has essential amino acids and protein that makes up about 60 to 70 percent of Spirulina's dry weight. The Anzacs in Mexico consumed this classified superfood in the 1960s, and it has recently come under the radar thanks to NASA’s discovery of its growth in space. It’s far from alien lik

How to get into full-splits!

Follow this video to learn how to open up your hamstrings, psoas & hip flexors in preparation for full splits or 'monkey pose' in yoga (sanskrit term: hanumanasana). Practice as frequently as possible to open up tight muscles, gain flexibility & experience your body's potential in full splits! Enjoy!

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