How to Open and Balance Your Chakras – Merkaela

“Since every person is ultimately a combination of their mind, body, spirit and soul, it’s important for us to realize that when any of these is afflicted, the damage extends a lot further than the symptoms would suggest. It’s similar to a psychosomatic disorder when a person develops physical pain that is not the result of any concrete damage to their nerves or tissue but is actually a byproduct of some kind of mental issue. Treating the pain will not make it go away, but treating the mental disorder will.”

The Power of Intention and How to Use It to Win in Life – Merkaela

“While it’s perfectly understandable to want to know when to expect what you want, that may actually be asking too much. Intentions can’t be scheduled since they’re not like meetings, or dates, or lunchtime. They are about accepting and acting on opportune chances, taking measured risks and, above all, learning how to trust yourself. If you are proactive, thoughtful and tempered, there’s a very good chance that the power of your intention will be more effective.”

Understanding the Mind-Body Connection and How to Improve It Through Yoga

“Yoga is considered to be a relaxation-response technique, much like meditation and mindfulness. In other words, by practicing yoga we are actually facilitating a physiological state of deep rest. One of its main benefits is decreased anxiety and stress, but also improved heart health, reduced blood pressure, and stronger immunity. As a matter of fact, the health benefits of relation-response techniques are so powerful they can reduce the need for health care services by 43 percent.”

5 Compelling Reasons to Drink More Water – Merkaela

“There are different types of water (hard, soft, spring, well, etc.) and it comes in different forms (carbonated, distilled, frozen, and so on). Most of us tend to consume water as a beverage, but we also get it from food and as a metabolic side product. However, the exact percentage of water intake varies from person to person since it is also dependent on the individual’s consumption of fruit, vegetables, or other water-saturated foods. Depending on where a person lives, access to them may be surprisingly limited.”

18 Spiritual Awakening Quotes To Expand Your Consciousness – Merkaela

“Spiritual awakening is often treated as a destination or a reward given to those who religiously meditate and constantly work to relinquish toxic thoughts and emotions. But the truth is there’s no finish line or gold at the end of this journey because the journey never ends. Living fluidly means you understand life is a journey, that the peaks and valleys are simply a part of the adventure.”

Preventive Care 101: How to Engage in Long-Term Preventative Care

“When it comes to your health, the best thing you can do is engage in long-term preventative care. Now, the term “preventative care” seems to have a lot of different meanings, which is why for our purposes we’re going to define it as taking measures that help you prevent sickness, rather than when you’re sick already.”

Do You Understand the Importance of Sleep? – Merkaela

“Those of us who have been unfortunate enough to experience long bouts of sleep deprivation can vouch for its maddening symptoms. Some of the more common ones include mind fog, lingering fatigue, disorientation, as well as difficulty forming coherent thoughts and sentences. These could be accompanied by irrational thoughts, mood swings, high susceptibility to stress, and chronic irritability. But that’s not all. These symptoms also tend to create a ripple effect.”