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Prioritizing Yourself

The season premiere of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is fast approaching and many are waiting in anticipation to find out what happens to Detective Olivia Benson. For some, witnessing the ordeal she endures could be painful, as it can be an all too-real depiction of a personal experience.
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Wellness Wednesday: Build Strength with Yoga

Ask most people which workout is most effective for building muscle and they'll say forget about yoga and start lifting weights. But a consistent yoga practice can tone and even build muscle—and in a more balanced way than weight lifting.
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Wellness Wednesday: Let Go of Negative Emotions

In a fleeting moment, negative emotions, like anger, can steer us off our chosen course and into a murky emotional world. Thankfully, yoga helps us work through our feelings intelligently so we can acknowledge them and let them go. Is something making you mad? Start here.
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AZIAM's Alanna Zabel on Yoga, Clothes and Her Own Joyful Heart

February 17, 2012 | BY JoannaColangelo | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >

Alanna Zabel, incredible supporter of the Joyful Heart Foundation and the creative genius and yoga expert behind the AZIAM clothing line, recently spent some time answering our questions about her clothing line, her collaboration with Joyful Heart and AZIAM's latest piece to benefit the Joyful Heart Foundation, the perfectly-fitting, perfectly-named Victory Short, available now from the Heartshop.

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Wellness Wednesday: Age Well with Yoga

No one is too old for yoga. If you're hesitant to try yoga because you think it's only for the young and naturally limber, think again. Yoga is all about longevity, so no matter what your age, start today and enjoy its benefits?increased energy, strength, circulation, respiration and a better night's sleep?for years to come. Start with these tips.
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Wellness Wednesday: R and R Yoga

Stressed out? Relax and recharge with a little restorative yoga. We love us some sweaty power yoga, but sometimes it's nice to de-stress with a restorative session or two. Believe it or not, relaxation is a skill you can learn and get better at. And if you're super type A, it's worth taking a class in the art of consciously calming down. Restorative yoga classes are a yummy indulgence, featuring plenty of props to help you loosen up and a chilled out pace so you can really unwind.
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Wellness Wednesday: Your Very First Yoga Class

January 4, 2012 | BY Sukey | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
If your resolution is to finally try yoga, you're in luck: Jackie and I have put our heads together to come up with our top 5 tips for newbie yogis. Go for it!
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Wellness Wednesday: Change Your Destiny, One Breath at a Time

December 14, 2011 | BY Sukey | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
Don’t like what’s going on in your life? Before you do anything radical, try a simpler approach. You already know that the breath is a powerful tool; the next step is to harness that power. Make a positive change in your life by making a positive change to your breathing pattern.
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Wellness Wednesday: Invert the Day

When your world feels like it's turned on its head and things start spinning out of control, there is no better resolution than a few minutes of legs-up-the-wall pose. Legs-up-the-wall is a passive, mild inversion that is fully loaded with health benefits.
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Wellness Wednesday: Transforming Tendencies

Each of us has behavior patterns that inform our individual personalities, habits and thought patterns that stem from deep mental impressions. These conditioned ideas and behaviors have a name in Sanskrit: samskaras. While we tend to think of a habit as a bad thing, though not all samskaras are harmful. But if you've noticed that a certain habit—like a daily doughnut indulgence or relying on the television for background noise—is keeping you from truly living well, know that each of us has the power to replace a "bad habit" with a positive one.
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