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articles by: Megan, selected from Yoga+ Magazine

7 Ways to Seize Spring

By Vasant Lad, Yoga+ Spring is the king of seasons — a time of sunshine and cheer, love and creativity. Mother Earth wakes up and causes sprouting; energy moves up; everything is blooming, full of …

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6 Bedtime Rituals for Better Sleep

By Shannon Sexton, Yoga International We are a sleep-starved nation. About 60 million Americans suffer from insomnia, and according to the National Sleep Foundation, nearly seven out of ten report …

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14 Ways Honey Can Heal

By Vasant Lad, Yoga+ The fossil record tells us honeybees have been around for 150 million years or more. No one knows when we discovered the treasure hidden in their hives, but paintings of be…

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Top 12 Dirtiest Fruits and Veggies

By Natalya Podgorny, Yoga+ When You Can't Go 100% Organic Even if you can't afford to buy everything local and organic, the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a watchdog and research nonprof…

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8 Energy-Sustaining Sweets

By Petra Heinze, Yoga+ Ever notice how your hand automatically reaches for something sweet when you are under pressure or feeling blue? Sugar hits the spot when a quick fix seems in order. But …

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Watermelon-Rose Punch

Try this refreshing thirst-quencher. Carve the flesh from a watermelon (about 8-10 pounds), removing the seeds. Juice the melon, then mix in 4-6 Tbsp. rose water and 2 Tbsp. raw sugar (optional). Ga…

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7 Tips to Improve Sleep

By Carrie Demers, M.D., Yoga+ Our bodies are designed for sleep to come effortlessly. When it doesn’t, when we’re holding on to the day’s stresses and reaching out for tomorrow’s too, there are…

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Get Physical!

By Shannon Sexton, Yoga+ Studies show that people who exercise regularly feel more confident, capable, and able to handle life’s challenges than those who don’t. Yet surprisingly, only 
fif…

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Nettles for Vitality

The leaves and stems of stinging nettles are rich in iron, potassium, manganese, calcium, iodine, beta-carotene, vitamin C, and the B-complex vitamins, and have long been used in northern climes to im…

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Coffee: To Quit or Not to Quit

By Pat Klein, Yoga+ Coffee is the hot beverage of choice in Europe, the Americas, and the Arabic world, with tea occupying that position in Britain, China, and India. In Arabia, the oily coffee…

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about Megan, selected from Yoga+ Magazine

Yoga International is an award-winning, independent magazine that contemplates the deeper dimensions of spiritual life--exploring the power of yoga practice and philosophy to not only transform our bodies and minds, but inspire meaningful engagement in our society, environment, and the global community.

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Laura B.

Laura is a Care2 Causes Senior Editor. She graduated from Pitzer College with Honors in English and World Literature and a minor in Music. She’s... more

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