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10 Reasons To Do Daily Meditation

What is there to gain from daily meditation? Is there enough of a benefit to invest the time into learning meditation? There's plenty of research to show the benefits of meditation, over 500 scientific research papers published in the last year alone.In most of the studies it was shown that those who meditated on a daily basis realized more benefits from the practice than those who meditated occasionally. However, those that meditated occasionally also received benefits in comparison to those who did not meditate at all. So there are some benefits available to those who only meditate once in a while, but many more benefits for those who meditate regularly.In this infographic we look at 10 of the reasons why...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Be Doing Planks

          Planking has become increasingly popular for core strengthening, and for good reason: it works – in large part because it engages multiple muscle groups simultaneously. What are some of the benefits you can expect from adding this exercise to your regular routine?  1. A Toned Belly           Planking will help build your deep inner core muscles that lay the groundwork for that six-pack look. As your abdominal muscles become stronger, your mid-section will tighten.           Keep in mind, however, that in order to really get "six-pack" abs, you have to shed fat. For men that would be a body fat of about 6 percent, and women around...

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How to Choose a Yoga Mat?

Choosing the Right Yoga Mat   Shopping for your first yoga mat — or even just a new one — can be an overwhelming experience. Choosing among the various materials, sizes, and thicknesses can feel like a whirlwind of decisions to make. This guide will cover each of these aspects and more, and should make the decision process a bit simpler.   Considering Your Needs Consider Your Body Type   The type of yoga mat you need depends, to an extent, on your body type. Slimmer bodies may benefit from thicker mats or padded mats, as you have less natural cushioning from fat deposits on your body. Standard yoga mats are 1/4 of an inch thick, but go up to 1/8 of...

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