Namaste is a word that has become extremely popular among new age spirituality and yoga practitioners. But what does Namaste mean? Avid readers of LifeAdvancer will have probably at some point in their lives attended a yoga class (and hopefully regularly) and heard this spoken at the end of a class, normally with palms together pressed to the chest with a slight bow of the head, but did you ever asked yourself: what does Namaste mean? It is a way for Hindus to greet one
There are actually two types of Vitamin K, K1, which is found in vegetables and K2 is found in dairy products and produced by the bacteria in your gut. Let us take a look as to why it's important in our diet, how to identify if we are deficient and where the best sources of it are found. Why is Vitamin K so important? Vitamin K is incredibly important as it helps with blood clotting. It aids in the restriction of blood flowing from out
We all know that our cats are special and have their own special traits. But what if I told you that there actually are different cat personality types? A recent study has been undertaken that has identified five major cat personality types that our beloved feline friends can be divided into. Dr. Finka of the University of Lincoln interviewed two hundred cat owners to find out about the personality of their cats. From this data, she has concluded that there are five different personality types
It is said that you are the average of the five people that you spend the most time with. So what if you surround yourself with empowering people? People you hang out with do matter for your wellbeing and personal development. It’s important to think about whom you are spending your time with, as they will directly influence who you are as a person and therefore what you can achieve. There are different kinds of friends, those who inspire you and those that drain you.
We all know about the health benefits of practicing yoga positions or asanas. But one inspiring girl also uses them to convey a powerful message. You probably won't have heard of Heidi Williams unless you are a social media loving yogi, but you should know who she is as she and her beautiful yoga positions are a total inspiration to us all. American yogi Heidi is a survivor of rape, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and depression. She turned to yoga to help her try
Have you ever wondered if the people you surround yourself with are your true friends? Here are some things to help you know for sure. When we are younger we believe the more friends we have, the more popular we look and ultimately the happier we will be. But as we get older, start working and have busier lives, we realize that actually what is more important is the quality of the friends we have. Below are qualities you’ll notice if you have true friends:
Yoga breathing techniques, also known as Pranayamas, can be practiced not only in a yoga class but also during a meditation or your working day. In the world of yoga, pranayama is the life force so learning how to control it is essential not only for practicing yoga but also for helping you in stressful situations. These yoga breathing techniques can help calm the mind, which in turn will help if you are having a stressful time at work on in your personal life. Yoga
If we all ate the perfect diet and had our five portions of organic fruit and vegetables it’s highly unlikely we would suffer from nutrient deficiencies. However, this does not generally happen because things get in the way. It’s often hard for some to incorporate five portions into their diet, and to eat organically is expensive. There is even some discussion that we should actually be eating ten portions of fruit and vegetables per day. So it is safe to assume that we are probably