10 Powerful Mudras and How to Use Them | The Chopra Center By Leo Carver


Mudras are hand gestures during meditation that channel your body’s energy flow. Try these 10 commonly used mudras to improve your health and energy levels.

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In the practice of Yoga, you are encouraged to use your body in many ways, but ultimately with the intention of drawing yourself inward. Mudras are powerful tools for accomplishing this. The term mudra applies to the use of hand gestures during meditation that carry specific goals of channeling your body’s energy flow. There are more than 100 known mudras that have been developed over the centuries. Here are 10 commonly used mudras that have been championed for centuries for their efficiency in




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Top 10 Jewelry Gifts for Valentine’s Day By Overstock

If you are looking to give your partner a truly romantic gift on Valentine’s Day, consider jewelry. The great thing about jewelry is the variety and versatility available. Whether she’s a laid-back adventurer or a luxury brand connoisseur, your Valentine is likely to appreciate the thought that you put into finding her the perfect piece of jewelry that suits her style. Though there are many choices out there, consider one of these top 10 jewelry gifts.
5 different Valentine's Day watches

Best Jewelry for Valentine’s Day:


Pink gold heart ring

1. Heart Rings

While your partner may appreciate rings of all shapes and sizes, heart-shaped rings are the perfect women’s ring to gift your Valentine. Envelop her finger with a sterling silver, diamond, or precious stone in the shape of love. Sizing and style are both important, so determine her ring size and find a design that she can love wearing for years to come.

Rose gold dangle earrings

2. Dangle Earrings

A beautiful pair of dangle earrings can transition from day to night, making them an ideal earring setting. If your Valentine prefers subtle jewelry styles, find a pair that is round, short, and a solid metal such as sterling silver or gold. For those who like their jewelry to pop, choose designs that feature sparkle, length, and vibrant colors.

Rose gold and silver heart neckalce

3. Heart Necklaces

Heart-shaped necklaces styles vary by metal, stone, and setting, and prices range from affordable to high-end. Some common designs include pendants and chains, and they come in different lengths such as choker, mid-length princess, and extra-long opera.

Diamond and silver tennis bracelet

4. Diamond Tennis Bracelets

A diamond tennis bracelet is a beautiful and simple piece of women’s jewelry that makes a special Valentine’s Day present. The color of the setting metal can range from yellow gold to platinum, and this determines how the bracelet’s diamonds appear. Diamonds with a slight yellow or beige tint match perfectly with a yellow or rose gold setting. Also, consider the clarity and uniformity of the diamonds.

Silver pearl ring

5. Pearl Jewelry

Pearls are sometimes called “teardrops of the moon” and symbolize innocence and purity. Some claim that they can even produce a calming effect. For a classically feminine look, buy a strand of pearls to wear as a necklace. This natural jewel comes in a variety of colors and shapes as unique as your significant other.

Best Luxury Watches for Valentine's Day

6. Luxury Watches

Gift your partner a watch that combines form and function. Luxury watches are made from precious metals and adorned with diamonds and other stones. If your Valentine spends Saturdays by the pool, look for water-resistance. The type of watch crystal, construction, and movement are other components to consider when in the market for a timepiece.

Best Engagement Rings for Valentine's Day

7. Engagement Rings

It’s no secret that Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular days to “pop the big question.” Look for an engagement ring size, metal, and setting that suit her personality, like a nature-inspired or a vintage design. Go traditional with a round diamond ring or unique with a large marquise emerald ring. Remember that an engagement ring is a piece of jewelry that symbolizes your life together, so choose with your heart.

Best Birthstone Jewelry for Valentine's Day

8. Birthstone Jewelry

Show your Valentine that you know and appreciate all the traits that make her who she is with a piece of birthstone jewelry. Your Valentine is likely to appreciate a beautiful set of diamond earrings, an amethyst necklace, or an emerald tennis bracelet to showcase her birth month as well as your good taste in women’s jewelry.

Best Cubic Zirconia Jewelry Gifts for Valentine's Day

9. Cubic Zirconia

For budget-minded shoppers looking for high design without the



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These Are Some Of the Most Low-Calorie Wines Out There By Jenn Sinrich

If you have ever attempted any sort of diet or detox, then you’ve probably faced the unfortunate realization that your favorite alcoholic beverages are usually on the list of things to avoid. The reason being is that, when it comes to weight loss, alcohol is considered “empty calories” since it doesn’t contribute to your daily requirement of nutrients and vitamins necessary for proper health. Too much alcohol is also linked to an increased risk for a slew of diseases, so most doctors will tell you to keep your intake limited, even when you’re not counting calories.

But there is one alcoholic beverage that actually has health benefits and that’s wine. Red wine, in particular, contains a key antioxidant called resveratrol, which has been found to actually prevent various conditions, including heart disease and even some forms of cancer. So, if you’re going to dabble with drinking while you’re trying to maintain your figure, you might as well sip wine. But if you’re really concerned about how many calories you’re tacking on, opt for these low-calorie wines that taste just as good as their counterparts. Cheers!

Stella Rosa Aluminums, $5 for 8.5 oz can

Calories per glass: 68
From an award-winning selection of semi-sweet, semi-sparkling Italian wines, imported by Riboli Family Wines Estates, comes 16 distinctive flavors available in 750ml, 187ml, and 1.5L magnum glass bottles, as well as 8.5oz aluminum bottles. Aside from the light and portable perks, Stella Rosa Aluminums clock in at about the same amount of calories as a cup of grapes and come in several different flavors, including Black, Platinum, Pink and, the newest, Sparkling Rose, which offers flavor notes of strawberry and rose petals. Basically, it’s rosé on the rocks!

Spanish Beso Del Sol Sangria, $15

Calories per glass: 74
If you’re into sweeter wines or, better yet, wine cocktails like sangria, you’ll be glad to know that it is possible to score one that tastes great for half the calories. This sangria is made from 100 percent Tempranillo wine from Valdepeñas and offers hints of Spanish lemon, orange, and a touch of cinnamon. It’s also all-natural, vegan, gluten-free

READ MORE HERE:  https://www.glam.com/lifestyle/best-low-calorie-wines/

Here’s Why Everyone Needs A #SkinCareFridge By Maureen Sheen

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Photo: c/o Maureen Sheen
Move over, #topshelfie — it’s all about the #skincarefridge. A dedicated (mini) fridge filled with skin care products is the latest beauty trend making the social media rounds. And you can thank K-beauty for Instagram’s newest obsession du jour. Refrigerators specifically for beauty products have been popular in Korea for the last few years, and now skin care devotees and beauty enthusiasts allover are indulging in this luxury practice while putting their beautifully styled still life of go-to skin products on display.

“In college, I received a skin care fridge as a gift with purchase when I got a coat from a department store. I absolutely loved it and used it to keep all my favorite serums and moisturizers in my dorm room,” says Sarah Lee, Glow Recipe Co-CEO and Co-Founder. “It’s so great to see that this is having a moment now.”

It’s a great content opp, sure, but do you really need a skin care fridge? We’re definitely down to chill with this trend. “Keeping skin care cold can provide de-puffing and soothing effects,” says Soko Glam Merchandising and Retail Senior Manager Diana Chen. “Plus, there’s nothing more refreshing than applying a chilled sheet mask or cream.” So, for that extra ounce of pampering or to take your #SelfCareSunday to the next level, fridge it up.

Now, which jars, creams, lotions, and potions actually deserve coveted real estate in your skin care fridge? The experts of K-beauty’s leaders Glow Recipe, Soko Glam, and Peach & Lily spill the details below.

skin care fridge

Photo: Frigidaire

What to put in your #SkinCareFridge

According to Lee, a skin care fridge is great for keeping daily products like sheet masks, mists, serums, and moisturizers at an optimal storage temperature between 40-60 degrees Fahrenheit. “It can prolong the integrity of a formula, especially those with a high percentage of natural ingredients as the temperature is controlled and sunlight is kept out,” says Lee.

In addition, Peach & Lily Founder Alicia Yoon recommends keeping vitamin C and retinoid-based products in the fridge to help prevent them from breaking down and oxidizing faster, as well as to preserve their potency and efficacy. “Any live cultures should also be refrigerated,”

READ MORE HERE:  https://www.glam.com/beauty/heres-why-everyone-needs-a-skincarefridge/

11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers By Claudia Smith

Affordable, relaxing, and healthy, oil diffusers are gaining popularity with people everywhere due to their extensive benefits. Oil diffusers work through the simple process of oil diffusion, which uses heat to turn oil into a vapor that is then spread around a living space. Diffused oil can have several relaxation and health-related benefits, including safe scent-dispersion, mosquito and mold defense, stress relief, and more!

Read on for 11 hidden benefits of using oil diffusers.

1. Safe Scents That Make Sense

Unlike candles or air fresheners, oil diffusers release cleansing molecules into your air that work to purify it, not overload it with unhealthy chemicals. Electronic diffusers also do not pose the fire risk that candles do. Plus, they contain the added feature of interchangeability, which means you change oil types for different scents and health benefits.

2. Stress Relief

Several lab studies have confirmed that diffusing essential oils like lavender have been shown to reduce stress and help relieve anxiety in medical patients. Preliminary studies have also shown that oil diffusers can help alleviate symptoms of depression.

READ MORE HERE:  https://www.lifehack.org/488227/11-hidden-benefits-of-using-oil-diffusers