One of the oldest of the ancient yoga poses, Lotus Pose (Padmasana) is a cross-legged sitting meditation pose. To understand the significance of the Lotus Pose for mind-body-spirit, it helps to learn about the namesake for this pose: the beautiful Lotus flower plant.
Centuries of Traditional Chinese Medicine and European botanical medicine have documented Astragalus root (Astragalus Membranaceus) as a tonic to support the health of the spleen and the immune system, helping the body build resistance to illness. Today, researchers are studying how Astragalus may help prevent the common cold and be a complementary therapy to establish immune health.
Nadi Shodhana, or "alternate nostril breathing," is a yogic practice intended to balance and clear the circulation of air through your nasal passages. This simple, yet powerful technique has been used for centuries in traditional medicine and yogic practices to settle the mind, body, and emotions.
Minerals are required by every cell in your body, which means everyone regardless of age needs them. Your body, however, cannot make minerals so it must obtain them from the food or water you consume. Minerals are broken into two categories: macrominerals and trace minerals. Macrominerals are much easier to acquire from food while trace minerals are found in more select sources. Let's find out how you can meet the mineral requirements your body needs to function at its best.
You may be wondering how much Vitamin D you need in a nutritional supplement and the best form to take. There are two forms, Vitamin D2 and D3, that you should know about. The following FAQ about Vitamin D nutritional supplements is a good place to start; your holistic health practitioner can answer more specific questions about your individualized needs.