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Epsom salt is chemically known as magnesium sulfate, which is a well known mineral compound with numerous advantages. It is found in the natural...
When was the last time you thought of the wellness of your spine? If you can't remember, then it’s safe to assume that you...
Vaginas are mysterious things. From lady boners to being known as nature's pocket. Read on, to uncover the secrets of the vagina.
Heal your back pain with these 5 yoga poses. It helps in stimulating the mind and also strengthens and fine tunes the body. Stretch your body everyday by performing - cat/cow stretch, alternate spine twist, modified crunches, alternate knee to chest stretch and rolling bridge pose to open your lower back and give relief from back pain and stiffness.
Turmeric is widely known for its anti-inflammatory and cancer-curing properties. This humble spice is now the center of much research for the treatment of spinal cord injuries. It is believed to be a safer and more effective treatment for spinal cord injuries than conventional steroids. Is this really possible?
By the time your third trimester rolls around, you feel like you've finally gotten this whole pregnancy thing down. You've experienced the morning sickness,...
We all know the importance of sleep on the quality of our health. But most people do not invest time and money in choosing the right sleep accessories. A good quality mattress not only enables the spine to maintain its natural shape but also prevents allergies from low quality materials. Sleep right to help your body recharge and prevent sleep-deprivation symptoms like stress and obesity.
Congratulations on the birth of your baby! A new and fascinating stage in your life has just begun. Caring for a newborn, especially your...
The chief constituents of lavender oil are linalyl acetate, terpinen-4-ol, and camphor. It calms the nerves, eases exhaustion, and revitalizes both mind and body. Its refreshing aroma is a mood lifter. It improves circulation and suppresses the stress hormone. Apply topically, ingest orally, add to bath water or massage oil. Avoid pre and postpartum. Use 100% pure organic oil.
When under stress, your body goes into preservation mode, storing fat instead of burning it. Stress hormone - Adrenalin spikes blood sugar levels triggering insulin production that leads to fat storage. Constant stress keeps you always in 'fight or flight' mode and blocks the 'rest and digest' system functions. Negative emotions cause unmindful binging, leading to obesity.
Breast milk has the perfect combination of nutrients for your infant's growth and immunity. As your baby grows, a balanced nutritious diet with lean protein, vegetables and fruit contributes to healthy bones and normal development. Injuries to the spine and nerve system can have long term physical and behavioral consequences; early detection can help mitigate risks.
Pain can affect certain physiological and behavioural responses in the newborn and can cause problems with sleep, feeding and self-regulation. It can also lower heart rate and oxygen consumption and cause neuro-anatomical and learning disabilities. The nervous system can become hypersensitivity or insensitivity towards pain and related medication.
Yoga relaxes muscles and nerves. It helps regulate hormonal balance and keeps the fight-or-flight response in check. It opens up respiratory channels, increases lung capacity and improves flow of oxygenated blood to all cells. By stimulating the lymphatic nodes, it prevents build-up of toxins. All of these contribute towards building a strong immune system.
Not when it is recurrent, periodic and localized or accompanied by pain, numbness, itching and muscle atrophy. Nerve entrapment due to tight shoes and wrong posture is the most common cause. Other causes include Raynaud's disease, low back pain, injuries, gangrene, diabetes, kidney and liver diseases, exposure to toxins and alcohol intake.
Asanas which cause torsion help in digestion and detox, relieve back pain, and improve spinal mobility. Try out Ardh Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of the Fishes Pose), Bharadvajasana (Lateral Twist of the Spine), Konasana (Windmill Pose), Marichyasana (Torso and Leg Stretch), Garudasana (Eagle Pose) and Jathara Parivartanasana (Belly Twist).