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Written by Jamie Fall
I've been reading about gravity, and I was surprised about how much I did not know. Perhaps you will be just as surprised as I was about some of these gravity facts as I was. Some I don't completely understand, but I will share with you my basic understanding in the hopes it will inspire you to learn more from other sources.
Do you know why astronauts float around in space, like those on the International Space Station or in a rocket ship? Most people assume it is because there is no gravity in space (that's what I had thought too!), but actually, this is not the case. The space station and all the rocket launches since Apollo are still close enough to Earth that they retain 90% of their gravity. They are only 200 miles up. The reason why these astronauts can "float around" has nothing to do with them being in space; it is actually because they are orbiting Earth (rotating around it). This flying around the planet...
Every yoga teacher knows how important their role is in the yoga life of their students. It is not just about being the guide that their students need, but more importantly, about how the yoga coach can bring about a considerable change in their students' lives.
Every yoga enthusiast has a unique style. Each teacher provides a kind of personal touch to their teaching of yoga. It is the flair that makes them distinct from all the other yoga practitioners in the world.
It is because of this difference that a yoga practitioner becomes a good teacher. It has the power to affect others and make something out of them. While it may not be something often thought of, a yoga teacher's characteristics are highly important.
What best describes your yoga teacher? What is it about her that makes you think she's the best teacher for you? Every person who wants to become a yoga teacher should know the...
Do you feel a bit overwhelmed or that there's just too much work on your plate? Does it feel like you have too many responsibilities to deal with that you don't know which one to work on first? Feeling emotionally overwhelmed can happen to practically anyone, but it doesn't mean you shouldn't do anything about it.
Mental and physical exhaustion happens to people who are working on too many things at the same time. These people also juggle their responsibilities at home and in the office. When it seems that everyone wants to have a piece of you daily, the easiest way to respond is to give in.
But is that decision helping you? If you feel like you are carrying a huge burden inside you, then perhaps it is time to let go. You are physically and mentally tired because you have exhausted yourself too much to give in to other people's demands.
At this point, you need to set boundaries to avoid stress and to prevent burnout symptoms from...
Every human, whether it is in an organization or a family, needs to be heard. When they are heard, it allows the other person to understand things from a different perspective. Who doesn't want to be heard by the people we care about?
Having someone who will listen to your needs and act accordingly is one of the best gifts you will have in this lifetime. The importance of listening cannot be overstated. The same is true when you listen to others. You are giving them a boost of confidence, making them feel that they are special.
Why is listening important? Active listening is essential in building your future as a leader. When you realize how important it is to listen, you will learn how you can be a better leader for the future. After all, all great leaders listen.
Active listening refers to listening with the full intent to understand the other person wants to convey. You can do this by allowing the other person...
Was there ever a time when you wished you were awake enough to know that you were dreaming? Sometimes, it feels that way. You may have experienced a dream where it felt like everything that was happening was real.
But then when you woke up, you didn't remember anything about it. Many people wish they could be awake in their dream because sometimes, it is the way for their dearly departed loved ones to communicate with them.
Dreams, for some people, are more memorable than others. This is when they can become who they want to be or talk to people they genuinely miss.
Lucid dreaming is the kind of dream where you are fully aware that everything is just a dream. The spectrum of this type of dreaming is very broad.
It can begin when people remember faint details about their dream or that it could be a broad opening of awareness that the body has experienced. Sometimes, it feels like it's real, and they feel it happening even while...
How do you choose the person to date? When it comes to your dating life, it is not uncommon to set your eyes on someone who falls under a particular type. Time and again, relationship after another, you always seem to fall for people of a specific type.
"I hate my boyfriend," that's what you said about the last one you dated. But the new guy you are dating is someone who reminds you of the person you once fell in love with in the past. What's the point of dating if you keep dating the same type of person again and again?
But have you ever thought of going out with someone who isn't your type? What if you took the risk this time, and you chose to step outside of your comfort zone.
Who should I date? This is one of the questions that you will be left asking when it seems everyone you've dated isn't a good fit. What do you do next? Who do you go out with?
Everyone has their dating preferences. Over time, these...
How much do you know about the elements of yoga? While you may have been practicing meditation and yoga daily, you might not know a lot about the eight limbs that serve as the practice's guiding principles.
It is relatively common for most yoga practitioners to focus on achieving particular poses. Most of them talk about how much a regular yoga practice has helped them improve their life. But little do they know that there are yoga principles that keep the practice as sound as it is today.
There are various branches of yoga, and Patanjali's offers an eight-fold path. It serves as a guide to living a purposeful and meaningful life. And yet, it is grounded with prescriptions for ethical and moral conduct to lead people to develop a sense of self-discipline.
In the Patanjali Yoga Sutra, ashtanga or the eightfold path is the guiding light to its practitioners. It literally means eight limbs. The eight...
Are you having trouble getting a good night's sleep? If you are, there's no need to fret. You are not alone with this problem. Many are suffering from lack of adequate sleep at night, and sadly, such issues could lead towards more severe health concerns.
Several research studies show that people suffering from sleeplessness are likely to develop anxiety, diabetes, and depression. However, recognizing the adverse effects of sleep in your life is the first step to bringing the kind of change you need.
If you are ready to improve your sleeping patterns, it is time to look at yoga for insomnia. Yoga remains one of the best ways to clear your mind, find your focus, and ease the tension in your body.
To get a good night's sleep, you must think of the many ways yoga for good sleep can help. While yoga may be associated with weight loss techniques, it also lends itself to those who need help in getting good sleep.
Was there ever a time you regret doing something because it sabotaged your bigger plan? You knew that it would end up like that, but you pushed through with it anyway, hoping for better things to come.
The mind has the power to control your life, including your actions and the decisions you make. It is what pushed you to give the power to your partner. It is also the same mind that made you make a negative remark in front of your boss.
You want to make things right, but you always do things that you know are bad for your relationships and your career. Sometimes, it may feel like something is holding you back, but you can’t be too sure of it. Indeed, the mind has its ways of letting you know what you can and cannot do.
All the answers to the questions you have about yourself are kept in the subconscious part of your brain. The ideas are locked away from the conscious mind, and that’s why you have this...
You've recently shown interest in learning more about your astrological age. And when you find out you were going through something experts refer to as the "Saturn Return," you begin to wonder what it means for you in the coming months and years of your life.
While Saturn's revolution might not have been your priority in the past, it has proven itself worthy of your attention this time. Luckily, there have been several articles about its return and how it could affect your life.
Most suggestions made are intended for those who are going through their Saturn Return for the first time. Although some people may have their expectations about how Saturn's power could affect them, its magic always offers something different.
There is a broad spectrum of ways to make you feel the power of Saturn in astrology, but they come in themes that are common for people to understand. How you want to look at it will affect the kind of effect that it has...