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Huge Benefits Of Maintaining Yin-Yang Balance

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Huge Benefits Of Maintaining Yin-Yang Balance

These days, many people are looking for ways to optimize their health and lead more fulfilling lives. If this is your objective, it’s important to know that learning how to maintain the yin-yang balance can help you realize your objective. Although defined broadly, the yin-yang principle incorporates the idea that every being is comprised of opposing yet complementary energies.

The feminine form of energy is referred to as yin, while the masculine form is called yang. The yin is the intuitive, emotive aspect of our nature. It strives for realization through creative endeavors. On the other hand, the yang is the aspect of our being that places primacy on analyzing, planning, and thinking. These two entities represent two parts of a whole that can never be divided. In conjunction, they represent our circle of life.

Although yin and yang work wonders when they are kept in balance, misalignment of these energies can result in a sense of inner conflict and disease. On the other hand, maintaining the yin-yang balance can result in extraordinary productivity and holistic health. Luckily, there are many ways to attain or maintain this delicate balance. A couple of ways are yoga and meditation, which are discussed below.

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1. Yoga

Yoga helps maintain the yin-yang balance. On one hand, yoga requires participants to surrender the mind to the body and connect with the physical aspect of self in an intuitive and emotive way. At the same time, yoga requires participants to think in a logical and structured manner in order to complete the physical movements with poise and precision.

In addition to balancing the yin and yang, yoga can also have a plethora of other health benefits. As noted by MayoClinic, some of these benefits include:

• stress reduction
• improved fitness
• reduced risk for chronic diseases like high blood pressure, heart disease, depression, etc.

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If you are interested in using yoga to help balance the yin and yang, it is important to note that getting the right clothes is important. To obtain the best yoga pants available, you may want to try shopping in an online store that provides you with a wide selection to choose from. The best pants will provide comfort while also enabling you to move freely enough to perform all of the positions necessary to induce a calm state and enhance fitness.

2. Meditation

In addition to using yoga to maintain the yin-yang balance, you may find that meditation is effective in helping you realize this objective. Many expert practitioners believe that the mind is yang, meaning that this form of energy has a proclivity for rising to the head. On the other hand, the body is perceived as yin, which results in this type of energy descending to the feet. The energies must always remain connected to induce a healthy state of mind, body, and spirit.

Meditation helps with the enterprise of maintaining connectivity between the mind and body by having individuals consciously think about their physical form through activities like regulated breathing. Many people believe that meditation is the fastest and most effective way to balance yin and yang. Free Meditation notes that there is much research suggesting that meditation is an effective medium through which to reduce stress.

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The Benefits Of Balance

As noted by the EOC Institute, there are a plethora of life-optimizing benefits that will result from maintaining the yin-yang balance. Some of them include:

• Inner peace
• Reduced anxiety
• A stronger sense of identity
• Whole brain thinking (effective blending of intuition and logic)
• Enhanced intuition
• Understanding regarding your higher life purpose
• Elevated creativity
• A profound sense of fulfillment and wholeness

If you’re interested in optimizing your health, it’s important to know that maintaining yin-yang balance can help you realize your wellness objective. To make it happen, consider the value of incorporating some yoga and meditation into your health routine. In so doing, you will likely reap some (or all) of the yin-yang balance benefits outlined above.

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Good luck!

Featured photo credit: What is life?/Sundaram Ramaswamy via flic.kr

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Last Updated on January 13, 2022

10 Cheap And Amazing Honeymoon Ideas

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10 Cheap And Amazing Honeymoon Ideas

A honeymoon is important.  The wedding is over.  The months, or even years, of stress and planning are finally over.  It’s time for the two of you to relax, settle in, and start enjoying your time together as you embark on your first journey as a family.

To make the most of this time for the least amount of money, it’s important to focus on what you want out of a honeymoon.  This isn’t your typical list of touristy honeymoon locations everyone goes to.  Rather, it’s a list of cheap honeymoon experiences a couple can enjoy together, regardless of where it’s at.

1. Camping

A week long camping trip is a fantastic way to see how you mesh together as a couple.  You’re put in a low impact “survival” situation where it’s just the 2 of you and nature.  You have a chance to see how your new spouse handles themselves when left with the basics of life.  There are amazing national parks all over the United States where you can camp for a week for $20-30, disconnect from technology, and enjoy some of the natural wonders our nation has to offer.

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2. Staycation

You don’t have to go anywhere for a honeymoon.  In fact, the tradition of taking a honeymoon vacation is a relatively new one.  Prior to the 19th century, a honeymoon involved staying home together for a month to get to know each other physically.  Think of how blissful it could be to take a full month off work, disconnect from the outside world, and focus entirely on projects together.  You may not be wowing your friends and family with pictures of some exotic location, but they’ll be envious of your escape from the rat race nonetheless.

3. Island Getaway

People tend to overspend on their honeymoon vacations to Hawaii, Tahiti, etc.  Going to these places doesn’t have to be expensive.  You don’t need to stay in a 5 star resort when you’re on a Best Western budget.  You’re there to be in the atmosphere of the island, not a hotel room. Book a cheap flight and sleep in a hotel alternative, on the beach or in your car.  It’s the view in paradise that really matters.

4. Fancy Resort

Book an expensive resort, spa, or retreat in the city you live in.  While this may seem counterintuitive as a cheap destination, when you consider your savings on airfare and other travel costs, you can afford to be treated like royalty within your own city limits.  If you book a honeymoon package, you’ll end up with a lot of free amenities and extra attention.  There’s no need to fly halfway across the world to live the good life.

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5. Road Trip

The journey is often more fulfilling than the actual destination.  If you fly out to some exotic locale, you’ll be stuck on a plane for 8-30 hours.  Rent a luxury car, pick a handful of places you each have always wanted to visit, and go on an adventure.  You can keep food costs down by packing your own snacks, but it’s always a good idea to sample the local delicacies wherever you go, even if it’s only a few states over.

6. Charter a Boat

If the ocean is your thing, a week-long cruise can cost you $1500-$3000 per person, depending on the destination.  You also have to factor in travel costs to and from the cruise, alcohol, souvenirs, and on-shore excursions.  You’ll also be surrounded by people.  For the same price (and often much cheaper), you can charter your own boat and enjoy the experience in private.

7. Las Vegas/Atlantic City

If gambling is your thing, these are the places to do it.  Which one you choose depends on your preference, budget, and proximity.  The way to make this vacation cheaper is to gamble smart.  Stay away from low odd tables (i.e craps, roulette) and read up on the MIT blackjack strategies to beat the house.  If you do it right, you can win enough for a free trip (and gain a valuable team skill in the process).

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8. Themed Retreats

There are weeklong retreats all over the world where you can fully immerse yourselves as a couple into a hobby you’re both passionate about.  Go on a yoga/meditation retreat, a ranch, a vineyard/farm, a backpacking adventure, treasure hunt, or whatever you’re into.

9. Working Honeymoon

Your honeymoon doesn’t have to be a vacation.  For a truly memorable experience, dedicate a week to a charity or volunteer organization.  You can drive out to a campground to help restore it in the offseason.  Maybe you’ve always wanted to volunteer to help out your local animal shelter, plant trees, help the homeless, etc.  Use the time to do something together as a couple that will fulfill you spiritually while contributing to the community.  Just because you’re on a honeymoon doesn’t mean you can’t be productive.

10. Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Every city, state, and country has festivals, fairs, and special events.  Find one you’re interested in.  If you time your wedding right, your honeymoon can be a trip to one of these festivals.  Burning Man, SXSW, Bonnaroo, the Renaissance Fair, regional harvest festivals, Mardi Gras, New Years Eve in Times Square, a movie premiere, or whatever you’re into.  If you plan your honeymoon at the right time in the right place, the possibilities are endless.

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