Stress Reduction Techniques From A Yoga Teacher

Bella Breakdown We all have busy lives. With work, family, friends, obligations, hobbies…it seems like we never really get a minute to ourselves. But, we cannot be any help to others if we have not first helped ourselves. You cannot pour from an empty cup, right? Stress is inevitable; we will all deal with it throughout our lives. But, there are things we can do for ourselves to ensure we don’t feel stressed all of the time. Hopefully, some of these tips will be the perfect boost to your week and allow you to feel rejuvenated and a lot...

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Feeling Down, Dog? Try Mixing In Some Yoga

Bella Breakdown Yoga has come a long way in Western society, and continues to grow in popularity in the United States. It seems like you cannot go more than a block without seeing another hot yoga studio opening its doors. But, studies are starting to show that maybe this whole “downward facing dog” thing has more bite than bark. The American Psychological Association held its annual meeting in San Diego this past May, where several studies showing yoga could be a helpful tool to mitigate depression were presented. Not only has yoga shown benefits for those struggling with depression,...

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Patty Madden Leggings will Turn the Gym into a Runway

6 Beautifully Chic Leggings You Never Knew You Needed At only $55 a pair, each uniquely patterned legging is thick yet breathable, and the raised waistline works as shapewear to create an extra flattering look! Not buying these leggings for athletic purposes? That’s fine too! Patty Madden’s designs are works of art that bring vibrancy to your street style. Art Of Where prints and sews these leggings by hand in Montreal, Canada with love… and also a formula of 88% polyester and 12% spandex. Since Patty Madden leggings have such high fabric quality, you never have to worry about...

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How Practicing Yoga Helped Jessamyn Stanley Love Her Body

Bella Breakdown Yoga instructor Jessamyn Stanley tells us the history of her body and how her feelings about it have changed over time. Jessamyn, a yoga teacher and body positivity advocate, talks about how she wishes she had had a role model like herself when she was 12 years old and very insecure about her body. Her goal is to have a positive impact on others the way she wishes she had had herself. Now, the parts of her body she used to hate, such as her stomach, are the parts that she has learned to love. She started...

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The Ultimate Relaxation for Your Feet

Bella Breakdown Our feet take a beating, but with just a few minutes of TLC, your feet and your whole body will be happier. These easy moves will make you feel grounded and help get your body moving. Our feet are made for both mobility and stability. After being stuffed into shoes all the time, the best thing for your feet is to feel the ground. Some things you can do are to take your shoes off, walk around your house, and even stand up on tippy-toes. Another great exercise is to take your foot and weave your fingers...

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