What is a Kambo Ceremony?

A controversial and intense purging ceremony that’s not for the faint of heart, Kambo ceremonies have been increasing in popularity over the years.

Fans of the ceremony claim a range of benefits from treating depression and PTSD to removing negative energy, and treating chronic pain and fertility problems.

Kambo, also known as frog medicine, is not an easy or light form of healing to undertake, but proponents swear by it, often returning several times a year.

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Using Iboga for Depression (Plant Medicine)

If you found this blog post you’re probably wondering about  the effects of Iboga for depression, in the following post we will give you a break down of it’s history and usage to date. In December 2020, Iboga as an antidepressant treatment made the headlines, following the publication of a paper in science journal Nature. The team that published the paper was using a synthetic version of ibogaine, the active psychedelic substance found in an African shrub, and showing promising results.

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Iboga Versus Ayahuasca: What You Need To Know

As more people turn to psychedelic therapy, and actively search out retreats offering them, two major treatments keep coming up: Iboga, commonly referred to as ibogaine, and ayahuasca.

Both are traditional plant-based medicines with a deep history behind them. Both of them have psychedelic properties, and both of them are touted by users as life-changing.

There are some vital differences between them, though, so it’s important to make an informed choice between them.

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How To Plan A Yoga Retreat

During this time of great transition, a yoga retreat can provide a pause to rest.  A pause to reflect. A pause to remember the exquisite existence this life truly can be. Life can feel heavy.  Transitions can be hard. Even beautiful times bring stress and anxiety. Taking a moment for oneself will always be worth it. Sharing that moment with your community of like-minded souls who have gathered in some unknown land to dance under the moon and sing to the sun will infuse you with the energies of the eternities. When you are called to lead your students further on their journey of self-discovery through a yoga retreat, this guide can help you with the planning of the details.

You will know the time is right to take your teaching on the road when your students repeatedly ask for more.  You will know it’s time when you have eight hours of material in mind for your one hour class. When you and your students crave more, then it is time to lead a yoga retreat.

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Top 7 Yoga Poses for Diabetes

Studies have shown that in addition to lowering blood sugar levels, yoga can also improve sleep quality, help manage anxiety and depression symptoms, decrease fatigue during cancer treatment, and even relieve pain from arthritis or fibromyalgia. Do you know someone with diabetes? Yoga could be an easy solution for them.

Yoga is an ancient and time-tested exercise that has been practised for centuries. Yoga has many physical benefits, including improved circulation, flexibility, muscle strength and endurance. Yoga also can be beneficial for people with diabetes because it helps regulate blood sugar levels and increases insulin sensitivity.

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Top 5 Yoga Poses To Do Before Bedtime

We sleep in order to rejuvenate and recharge for the next day. Without enough sleep, we can become irritable, unfocused, and less productive at work or school. A lack of sleep has also been linked with heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression and more. 

Indeed, we need to sleep in order to function properly, but it’s hard for some people to get the proper amount of sleep they need.  To avoid these serious health risks, try following a healthy sleeping routine like going to bed at a consistent time every night, avoiding electronics before bedtime, turning off lights and devices at least 30 minutes before bedtime, not drinking caffeine, etc. However, if you’re unable after doing all the mentions things, consider practising yoga before bedtime.

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7 Best Yoga Poses for Two People 

Are you looking for beginner-friendly yoga poses for two people? Partner yoga is an exciting way of bonding two people together through play, movement, touch, breath and trust. It enhances intimacy and stronger communication between partners.

Whether you do it with a lover, friend or family member, yoga is certain to enhance your strength, stability and flexibility. Besides, it is effective in reducing stress, toning muscle, enhancing breathing, etc.

If you want to enjoy yoga’s full benefits with a companion, perhaps you should consider performing yoga. Of course, be ready to open up to your partner and trust them to keep you comfortable and safe during the sessions. 

While there are plenty of yoga poses for two people, we’ve taken our time to choose partner yoga poses that are easy to execute. These are great poses for those starting or those in the intermediate level. Are you looking to bond with your partner through couples yoga? Here are ten yoga poses for couples you should consider. Learn more

11 Best Standing Yoga Poses (Standing Asanas)

Standing yoga poses are great for posture correction, balance improvement, and other therapeutic benefits. Performing standing poses regularly enhances blood circulation, particularly in the head and legs, which helps reduce the risk of developing conditions such as cervical pain, vein thrombosis, hyperextended knee, asthma, runner knee, heart attack, anxiety and cardiac arrest.

Some poses strengthen the Achilles tendon, hamstring, and hip flexor, so they are a good treatment for athletes, dancers, seniors, kids, and people with regular desk jobs. However, standing yoga poses can be quite challenging. They require leg strength, full-body flexibility, and the ability to balance oneself with one leg while moving gracefully between poses.

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9 Gentle Yoga Warm-Up Exercises

Are you searching for effective yoga warm up exercises? Without a doubt,  warming up before you start your yoga workout helps prevent potential injuries during your sessions. Prior to warming up your body may be stiff and cold and may not be in an ideal condition for doing yoga poses. 

Warm-up exercises increase the amount of blood flowing through your body and prepare your joints for more vigorous movements. Ideally, warm-up exercises should take 5 to 15 minutes to be effective.  You’ll know you’ve had an effective warp if your heartbeat elevates and skin feels warm. If you’re not sure of where to start with yoga exercises, we’ve compiled 9 of the best warm-up sequences you should consider. Learn more