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The Benefits of Yoga for Seniors

Posted by Victoria Brunacci on

The Benefits of Yoga for Seniors Getting older can be a daunting prospect for many, as you might find that you are not as strong as you once were and have become more vulnerable to diseases as you age. In fact, the most common health concerns for seniors listed by Everyday Health include arthritis, osteoporosis, dementia, and heart disease. And because humans are now living longer than ever before, more and more Americans will be navigating through the challenges of aging over the next decade.  A long-form feature by Maryville University details that the senior population grew from 35 million to nearly 50...

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My Peru Experience: The Energy Mecca Every Yogi Should Visit

Posted by Dan Jacobs on

A summary of Synergy Yoga Center's 2018 Machu Picchu Yoga Retreat, written from first hand experience by one of our instructors, Dan Jacobs.

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A Vegan's Response to "But Where Do You Get Protein?" | Myths & Truths

Posted by Dan Jacobs on

"Where do you get your protein?"

I get asked this question all of the time, so I thought it would be a good idea to explain what protein is and why humans need it, how much protein we need according to our body types, incomplete vs complete protein, and lastly provide vegan sources of protein.

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Animals, Earth, Self-Love, and Other Reasons Why I Am Vegan

Posted by Dan Jacobs on

For all of the visual learners and fact diggers out there, here's a list explaining why I became and choose to stay vegan for as long as I Iive.

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Can Yoga Really Prevent Suicide?

Posted by Victoria Brunacci on

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. It frequently happens when stress overcomes the coping capabilities of someone who's struggling with a mental health condition. While certain drugs and medications are effective in keeping suicidal thoughts at bay, they can end up causing more harm than good, particularly when they are used on a long-term basis. As an alternative, more and more people are turning to yoga as treatment.   But can yoga really help prevent suicide? Your Feel-Good Hormones   Suicidal thoughts typically happen during episodes of depression and depression generally happens when there's...

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