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Hair is Beautiful

Increasing numbers of women quit shaving

We all love the hair that grows on our heads and we spend a fortune over a lifetime looking after it. Some people even spend small fortunes trying to retain hair when nature decides otherwise, but then there are varying aspects to body hair.

We have some insight from our history books that the Egyptians and Romans extended personal grooming from basic cleanliness to various hairstyles to the trimming of beards and other ascetics like plucking eyebrows and removing undesired here from other parts of the body.

There is a wide variance between peoples in terms of how much body hair individuals may have. The actual amount is determined by body chemistry, inheritance and

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Definition and History of Massage

The most ancient of healing arts

No one knows when massage was first practised, but over the past 50 years it has become a popular treatment for aches and pains and those who have regular massages proclaim to be one of the best forms of preventative medicine.

This page presents a simple summary of massage including its history, common use and some of the different types of massage that are also described in more detail on this site.

History:

Massage is an instinctive human response that when we bump ourselves that we rub it and the ‘ouch’ soon goes away. This basic instinct has been slowly developed over the countless generations into a sophisticated healing art and science.

Professional therapeutic

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Living with Boobs

Advice from a big breasted girl

Probably the first thing about big boobs is that everyone notices and a whole lot of people stare. As a 10-year-old they were a curiosity and then a nuisance because they got in the way of sport and of course I had to start wearing bras which are an uncomfortable feature of life that have yet to be totally comfortable with.

I probably inherited my boobs because mums are pretty big although I never seemed to notice in part because she kind of hides herself away. But she went to considerable length to make sure I got good bras even though I hated them. So I guess I was

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Preventing Breast Sagging

How to have a proud and firm bust

Breasts for many are a social issue, yet every woman wants to have nicely shaped breasts throughout her life. Sadly, this is not possible in most cases due to lifestyle adaptations and the fact that breast sagging is a natural process that happens with age whereby the tissues supporting the breasts lose their suppleness and elasticity.

Breasts usually begin to sag after a woman reaches 40 though it can occur earlier. Apart from age, other factors that cause sagging breasts include overall health, fitness, posture, pregnancy and breastfeeding, menopause, rapid weight loss or gain, strenuous exercise, nutritional deficiencies and the brassier.

Some diseases like breast cancer or respiratory conditions like

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Physical Remedies for Depression

A problem of your own creation

Depression first off is something you have created in your own mind and if you feel that some one or some others are responsible for your state of mind, then you must know that you are a slave to that person or others.

The real freedom comes from truly knowing and taking responsibility for yourself, something that’s easier said than done so much so that a guru is often needed to help you sort reality from fantasy.

But here we discuss physical things you can do to relieve depression. Just like our mind can affect our body, our body can affect our mind. Often times, anxiety and tension will build

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Baking Soda and Cancer

Cure or Quackery?

Like cannabis, there is a huge amount of testimony that baking soda is effective in eliminating cancers but given the nature of cancers and the reluctance of individuals to modify their lifestyle, baking soda cannot be an across the board cure. It has a slightly salty, alkaline taste and is encoded as food additive E 500.

Sodium bicarbonate is most commonly known as Baking Soda. It’s a natural chemical compound with the formula NaHCO3 composed of sodium ions and bicarbonate ions. In nature the natural mineral form is nahcolite, a component of the mineral natron that is found dissolved in many mineral springs. While Sodium bicarbonate can occur as a solid crystal, it is sold as baking

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Parivrtta Trikonasana

Yoga Asana Series

Revolving Triangle Pose

Parivrtta Trikonasana is a powerful dynamic stretch requiring good balance and strong concentration. There is an intense stretch in the legs with an elongation and twist of the torso which releases a lot of energy. The pose also challenges your ability to balance and pay attention to your body.

This pose is achievable by people who from standing, can comfortably fold forwards from the hips keeping their knees straight and resting their hands on the floor. Those who cannot do this will most likely need something to rest their hand on to prevent the flexing of the spine as you can see in the video below.

Classically this pose is taught with the

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The History of Massage

With a little rubbing, the ouch soon goes away

1883 Portrait courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Massage is an instinctive human response that when we bump ourselves, we rub the sore spot and the ‘ouch’ soon goes away. This basic instinct has been slowly developed over the countless generations into a sophisticated healing art and science in some form in over most of the World.

Egypt had a well developed social structure 5,500 years ago and people may have used massage then. Imhotep, the physician and architect recorded his knowledge of aromatic oils or unguents made by mixing aromatic plants, resins and gums with oils or fats.

The use of massage in India goes back a

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Posture and Health

Is your posture killing you?

One is sometimes compelled to ask, what do we really know about ourselves, and in particular our bodies? Science has made a great many studies and come to a number of conclusions but are these conclusions correct?

Science and medicine in many ways constitutes an educated guess-work and when what some treatment works for a majority without actually causing apparent harm to most users or trailists, it becomes medicine. In many ways our ancestors had a better understanding of what was to be human in regard to our physical posture.

One of the recent contradictions in modern science has come from the x-rayed spines of so-called primitive or tribal people who live without the

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The Sound of Mantra

Connecting and uplifting

In contrast to music and song designed to soothe or stimulate one’s heart and mind towards some short-term happiness, the intent of mantra is to help an individual to transcend the mundane and enter a super conscious existence.

Mantra मंत्र – is a sacred utterance, a syllable or group of words written and spoken in Sanskrit believed to have psychological and spiritual powers.

Much of our modern music can stimulate right action towards greater peace and harmony that like the brokenhearted cowboy songs it serves to reinforce a sense of hopelessness and limitation. Some music will set your body free to move and dance while some music facilitates greater reflection.

Mantra if you like is the most

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