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Yoga For Expecting Mothers

Anything in that we set our mind towards in life requires preparation. Whether it be mental, emotional, or physical preparation, most milestones in our lives are met through much conditioning and preparation. Before running a race, training is required. Before going to college, high school courses are required. Pregnancy is no different. As the body changes in preparation for the baby, some things may be instinctive for the mother and while others may not. Prenatal yoga prepares expecting mothers for their new journey by addressing those areas that are changing and strengthening those areas that are critical for a growing baby and its arrival. Prenatal yoga is not just about stretching, but it’s a practice that tends to the mind, body, and spirit which directly and indirectly affects the baby.

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How Yoga Can Help Stroke Survivors?

In recent years there has been more awareness on recognizing when someone is having a stroke than in the past, and I believe that speaks to our evolution as a society. Health is at the forefront in many regards and not just the recognition and prevention aspect, but rehabilitation, as well.

The statistics, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), show that on average, one American dies from a stroke every 4 minutes, and more than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke each year. In addition to these numbers, strokes are also the leading cause of disability among adults in the United States. An estimated 6.8 million people–2.8% of the U.S. population– are living after having had a stroke, including 3.8 million women and 3 million men.

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