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Henry Gray – the Father of modern anatomy

Henry Gray was an innovator and disruptor in the medical field with his surgically precise incisions and methodically meticulous explorations ...
Elliot's Backpacking Trip through Yellowstone National Park

10 Days and 9 Nights Journeying through Yellowstone National Park’s Back Country

Elliot's Yellowstone Adventure Overview Yellow is my Walking Routes Pink is my Hitching Routes When I first arrived in Cody, ...

The Abdominal Wall and Attraction to Potential Partners

Have you ever been at the gym doing crunches and planks with your buddies and had no idea what you ...
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Human Shoulder Anatomy and Physiology

There are 3 bones in the human shoulder, or glenohumeral joint; the humerus, the clavicle, and the scapula. These bones ...
Femur

Anatomy of the Femur Bone: The Pillar of Support for the Human Skeleton

Introducing the most Massive and Strongest (in most ways) Bone in the Human Body There are 62 bones in the ...
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Mula Bandha | मूल बंध (Bandhas part 1/4)

The Mula Bandha and the Perineal Muscles Sanskrit for "MULA" - मूल In Sanskrit, Mula means "root", foundation, origin, source, and ...
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What Does Cold Weather do to Your Body?

Cold Weather and Lower Temperatures Affect the Human Body The Human Body is made to deal with the Cold Cold ...
Sciatic Nerve

The Sciatic Nerve: A River of Energy Suppyling Human Legs

The Anatomy of the Sciatic Nerve Also known as the ischiadic nerve or ischiatic nerve, the Sciatic Nerve is the largest nerve in ...
Yoga's Heart Benefits

Five of Yoga’s Heart Benefits (Heart Health)

5 of Yoga's Heart Benefits Yoga's Heart benefits are rather robust, ranging from increased circulatory function to decreased heart rate, ...
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Human Bone Anatomy | Osteology

What are Bones? Bones are not inanimate rock like structures in the human body; bones are organs that produce red and ...
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The Anatomy of Nose Breathing

Why is Nose Breathing Important? Nose breathing is the most essential part of yoga. It is also poorly understood in ...
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Vegetable Protein Sources for the Average Vegetarian

Vegetable Protein Sources Vegetable protein isn't hard to find. In fact, it's probably already in your house, disguised. I am ...
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Yoga’s Primary Benefits: Control of the Autonomic Nervous System

Yoga's Primary Benefits Honestly, yoga's primary benefits are still unknown. Our science isn't good enough yet. Not really. Science is ...
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Yin Yoga Meditation

A Unique Approach to Meditation Meditation is one of my favorite things. Yoga, sitting cross-legged while doing various mental exercises, ...
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5 Reasons I Don’t Practice Ashtanga Everyday

I still practice Ashtanga. Just not every day. I practiced every day while I was in India up until 3 ...
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Ujjayi Breathing – The Victorious Yogic Breath

The "Victorious" Breath That changes in respiration that occur during a yoga practice might be the greatest benefit of yoga ...
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Krishna Pattabhi Jois

Krishna Pattabhi Jois is the founder of the Ashtanga style of yoga and one of the most influential yoga teachers ...
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Adjusting Ashtanga

I am a huge fan of the Ashtanga practice. The intensity, the discipline, the mindlessness, and the routine of the sequential ...
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The Human Body is an Ecosystem (Part 4/5 : Gastro-Intestinal Micro-Organisms)

Part 4: Micro Organisms of the Gut Please see the other parts of the article; once they are completed the links ...
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The Human Body is an Ecosystem (Part 3/5 : Oral Micro-Organisms)

Part 3: Micro-organisms in the Mouth Please see the other parts of the article; once they are completed the links will ...
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Hand Anatomy, Physiology, and Use

The Usefulness of Man's Hand The hand is one of the most intricate and useful mechanisms of the entire human body; ...
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The Human Body is an Ecosystem (Part 2 of 5: Skin Micro-Organisms)

Part 2: Micro-organisms on the Skin Please see the other parts of the article; once they are completed the links ...
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The Human Body is an Ecosystem (Part 1 of 5)

Part 1: Anatomy of the Human MicroBiome Please see the other sections of the article; once they are completed the links ...
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Anatomy of the Lower Back

(Part 1 of 2: Muscular Skeletal System) If you have practiced yoga lately, chances are that you sat on the ...
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Chemicals in Yoga

Everything is chemical. It is the basis of all matter in the universe. It is easy to think of some ...
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Keeping Knees safe in Hip Openers

Over the past few months, I have been working diligently toward lotus pose. This has led me to some very ...
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The Responsibility of Ashtanga

I love being able to learn yoga from multiple sources, multiple teachers with subjective and unique viewpoints. I think this ...
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Ayurveda | आयुर्वेद

About 80% of the world's population relies on tradition remedies for their health care needs. India has many alternative medical ...
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10 Metabolic Facts to help you Optomize your Nutrition

I have been experimenting with nutrition for over 6 years, ever since I had the desire to get the most ...
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The Last Diet you’ll ever Need.

Are you looking for the list of ten things? I hate to break it to you, but your body's nutritional ...

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Mythology

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Saraswati | Sarasvatī | सरस्वती

Saraswathi is a Hindu goddess, part of the trinity with Lakshmi and Parvati; she is a representation of knowledge, music, ...
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Lakshmi | Lakṣmī | लक्ष्मी

Lakshmi is the Hindu goddess of wealth, prosperity, love, fortune, and is considered the embodiment of beauty. She is the ...
Vishnu

Vishnu

Vishnu is my favorite god, I think he is the best representation of the type of god that sustains the ...
ganesha

Ganesha – The Hindu Elephant God

The Remover of Obstacles The hindu god Ganesha is a powerful archetypal symbol. He represents the removal of obstacles, and ...
Mahabharata_depitction

The Mahabharata | महाभारतम्

The Mahabharata is one of the two major epic stories written in Sanskrit in ancient India, the other being the ...
hanuman

The Monkey God Hanuman

Hanuman is a Varana, or a shapeshifting monkey-humanoid from the ancient Hindu epics the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the Puranas, and ...
Shiva

Shiva (the god of Death)

Shiva is the god destroyer, his matted hair and ash smeared face sit silent in meditation or flow eternally in ...
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Vishnu’s Bliss

There has to be some significance to the fact that yoga is 2,500 years old. The word yoga in essence ...

The 8 Limbs of Yoga

Brahmacharya

Brahmacharya

Brahmacharya means to follow Brahman. To seek supreme reality, self, and god. In this aspect, Brahmacharya is inherently Hindu. It ...

Mahavira

The Founder of Jainism Mahavira or Varhamana was the 24th and last Tirthankara (person who has conquered Samsara) of Jainism, ...
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Hinduism vs. Buddhism

Comparing two religions in their similarities, differences, and the in-between "Can you do a simple comparison of Hindu versus Buddhism ...
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Aparigraha – the 5th Yama and 1st Limb of Yoga

Aparigraha | non-desire Aparigraha is the concept of non-greed, or non-possessiveness from Jainism and the Raja/Ashtanga yoga traditions. This means ...
Asteya

Asteya | Non-stealing | अस्तेय

Asteya is a Sanskrit word; it means non-stealing, non-coveting, and not entering into debt. Asteya is a yama, meaning it is ...
Samadhi

The 8 Limbs of Yoga (Part 8: Samādhi | समाधि)

Samadhi is the 8th and final limb of yoga. Samadhi is a state of concentrated meditation that transcends the intellect, ...
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The Eight Limbs of Yoga (part 7: Dhyana)

Dhyana is a type of meditation, like the other 2 last limbs of Patanjali's Ashtanga yoga Dharana and Samadhi. It ...
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The 8 Limbs of Yoga (part 6: Dharana)

Dharana is a single pointed concentration of the mind, focus on a single thing supported by the retention of the ...
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The 8 Limbs of Yoga (Part 5: Pratyahara)

Pratyahara is withdrawal of the senses. The breath is an extremely useful tool for this and asana helps to get ...
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The 8 Limbs of Yoga (Part 4: Pranayama)

Pranayama: The Fourth Limb Pranayama is the fourth limb of yoga and means life-force control, but is better known as ...

 

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