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National #Yoga Month and #Wedderspoon Manuka Honey, 5 tips to stay ZEN!

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September is National Yoga month it's a perfect time to get "bendy" yoga well known to increased strength stamina and flexibility. I have been practicing yoga for years and it does enhance your ability to stay focused on task improve your attitude and decreases anxiety. I also think it helps you to feel Zen, focus, and even loose weight. When you feel good you look good! I find after I go to yoga class, my creativity and communication skills are much better. Yoga is fantastic it will only help you improve your overall health and well-being and mental function. I love National Yoga Month and Wedderspoon, its a perfect mixture.http://www.yogahealthfoundation.org/yoga_month

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 Favorite drink during yoga is to mix warm water and  Manuka honey using the little to go packs, easy to carry and store http://wedderspoon.com/our-products/honey/ . The honey helps increase circulation and gives me a little more energy. ws_honeyonthego-box__75318-1462507487-190-285

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These are my top 3 reasons why I love yoga and smile more!


1. Turn off monkey mind when the inner chatter is nonstop our bodies are functioning under a constant
low-level stress a simple smile and a good stretch can instantly relax the body and release tension on cellular levels. 


2. Just sitting and being positive. All the feel-good chemicals are released when you smile and stretch dopamine's and endorphins plus it
boosts your immune system strong balances your hormones and stabilizes your blood pressure and heart rate. 


3. Feel connected with people there is a magic that happens in the yoga studio when everybody is relaxed and completed a good class there's a connection that stays with you the whole day. 


4. Yoga is a journey
of life you will be amazed on how you progress if you keep at it. It Is a feeling of accomplishment and a great time to relax. 


5. Yoga is honoring your body and making yourself feel good, makes me feel centered when all the energy is flowing and the blood is pumping. 


Feeling good and having physical and mental flexibility will help you in every area of your life

images-15I call this on the go YOGA! Sometimes we are not able to get to the yoga studio, here are 3 poses I'm sure you know already know just be mindful when doing feel Zen and practice yoga on the go! Slow down and breathe, sip your honey and water.

1. "Half dog"Makha" Svanasana

Hold on to chair lean forward in bend over. This perfect for relieving back pain if you've been sitting for a while on the bus or train just lean over and let your body hang. 


2. "Chair pose" Utkstasana  this strengthens your shins leg gluteus, of course, bring your feet to gather or hip width apart reach her tailbone towards the floor back straight and she said into an imaginary chair reach your fingertips towards the ceiling. 


3. "Forward bend" Uttanasana 

Place both feet firmly on the floor and place your fingertips are palms next to the outer edge of each foot pull your torso feel forward and just do a nice stretch. 


4. Tree pose is easy to do and helps get you back in balance.

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Less Medication and more Meditation for our kids!

Less Medication and more Meditation for our kids! by Cherie Corso

I have to call the pink elephant in the room, why are so many children medicated? I understand and acknowledge that some children need  certain medicines to function but I'm talking about a parents giving their child a pill before a test so they can focus better, and get a higher score.Im talking about a parent who has a hyperactive kid and they don't want to do the work so they use medication to keep hem quiet.IMG_3351

Drugging kids for parents' relief called abusive

"If the child is horrendously disruptive — self-injury and hurting themselves — yes, use medication in young children," said Dr. Mani Pavuluri, director of the Pediatric Brain Research and Intervention Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago. "But it's always cautious to wait until they're a bit older than 5."

Pharmaceuticals should be the last resort after therapies and behavioral interventions, Pavuluri said.

From 1999 to 2001, 0.78 per 1,000 children ages 2 through 5 used antipsychotic drugs. That rate increased to 1.59 by 2007, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

In a Columbia University study, the rates of antidepressant use increased among people age 6 and older from 5.84% in 1996 to 10.12% in 2005.

Behavioral modification and talk therapy can help so many of these children, young adults. 

Meditation and yoga can help with impulse control.  I think teaching your child impulse control will be one of the most valuable lessons you  can teach. 

I developed a method that does work, start slow, baby steps with your family. Start 5 minutes a day, soon you will be looking forward to 10 minutes even a hour. It will help your family on every level.  I call my method the Corso Method. It does work and the results are amazing. If u want more information email me cheriecorso@me.com

 

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