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articles by: Magda Rod

5 Best Restorative Yoga Poses

Many people think of yoga as active, but yoga also has a softer side. Many poses offer the opportunity for restoration, relaxation and healing. Generally restorative poses relieve stress by taking stu…

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Why is Yoga Important During Pregnancy?

During pregnancy, a mother-to-be tends to seek out ways to keep herself and her growing baby healthy. That seeking is what led me to yoga when I was pregnant with my daughter 15 years ago. I'm forever…

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5 Kid-Friendly Vegan & Gluten Free Recipes

The following recipes are healthier versions of some favorite dishes -- of kids and adults alike. Even if you don't have a gluten intolerance or classify yourself as a vegan, you can try these on a "M…

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10 Yoga Poses for Stress & Anxiety

Practicing yoga is not only an effective stress reliever, but also a way to ease symptoms of anxiety. By transferring focus and attention to the body and breath, yoga can help to temper anxiety while …

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5 Ways to Add Kale to Your Diet

Kale is known to be one of the most nutrient-dense foods on earth. The more of it you can get into your body, the better. It contains numerous health-benefiting phytochemicals, anti-oxidant properties…

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10 Healthy Picnic Food Ideas

Now that days are getting warmer, most people will be heading outdoors to parks and beaches to spend time with friends and family. Here are 10 great healthy picnic food ideas to take along to keep peo…

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5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Body

Now that we're into the Spring season, why not clean your body as well as your home? This is the perfect time of year to give your health a boost, and prepare for Summer. Here are 5 tips to help sprin…

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Yoga Meets Political Action

While on the scene in Charlotte at the Democratic National Convention in September, I was able to catch an interview with (my shero) yogini and sacred activist Seane Corn. We met up at the Oasis that …

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Occupy Wall Street and the World: With Love

In case you haven't heard, Occupy Wall Street is the spark that has ignited a revolution that is spreading like wildfire around the globe. The fuel is the people that are showing up in over 113 US c…

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Get the Scoop on Poop

If you're like me, you've started noticing increased conversation and buzz lately about intestinal health, probiotics, and "healthy flora." I want to know, what's it all about and how can it improve m…

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about Magda Rod

Magda Freedom Rod is a yogini and health & lifestyle guide based in Los Angeles. She writes about health & wellness and offers guidance for a sustainable lifestyle. Learn more on her website Visionary-Lifestyle.com.

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