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Ashli

Hi, I'm Ashli, and I'm the founder of NamasteNourished.com.! I'm a qualified personal trainer, weight management consultant and blogger. I'm passionate about living an inspired life and sharing tips and tools to help you do the same!

What is Inner Smile Meditation?

Have you heard of “Inner Smile” meditation? Honestly, it’s my single most favorite mediation to do! Most people have never heard of it, so today I’m sharing all of the interesting details and you can try it for free right now. Let’s explore… What is Inner Smile Meditation? The inner smile meditation comes from Taoist …

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Baron Baptiste – Founder of Baptiste Institute

Baron Baptiste is the founder of the Baptiste Institute and creator of Baptiste Power Yoga. His parents are among the pioneers of yoga in the United States. Baron’s father was his first teacher, who introduced him to yoga at a young age. He is known for having developed a style of yoga called Baptiste Yoga, …

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What Is Hot Pilates? Is It Better Than Hot Yoga?

Hot Pilates is a workout featuring core-strengthening Pilates movements performed in a room heated up to 95 degrees. Basically, you are doing variations of squats and planks while giving the ol’ calorie burn a boost to get similar results as that of a cardio workout. For those who like to enjoy a cool workout in …

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How Candle Meditation Helps You Improve Sleep, Focus, and Mental Health

Candle meditation is called Trataka, derived from the Sanskrit word “Trāṭak,” meaning “gaze or look.” It is a tantric practice of gazing at the flame of a candle in a peaceful setting. Candle meditation is also called Candle Gazing, as the meditation solely depends on your attention to the flame. You focus your eyes on …

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Can Pilates Help with Weight Loss?

Pilates is a form of exercise developed in the 1920s by Joseph Pilates. He was a German gymnast and carpenter who formed various routines to help injured soldiers and dancers recover. The repetitive exercises performed for Pilates are now considered beneficial in controlling breathing and strengthening the core muscles. Pilates is somewhat similar to Yoga, …

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A Review of the 6 Best Men’s Yoga Shorts

To get the most out of your yoga session, you should be able to completely submit your mind and body. However, this can be extremely difficult to achieve if your pants or shorts keep riding up too high, distracting you from concentrating on yoga. Additionally, if your clothes are too tight, they might deprive you …

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How To Reduce Muscle Soreness After Working Out

Despite all the wonderful and myriad ways in which exercise can improve your health, it is not without its downside – muscle soreness after working out! A good hard workout does wonders for the body, but that can be easy to forget that when you wake up the next morning with so much muscle soreness …

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Dr. Joe Dispenza – Everything You Wanted to Know!

Dr. Joe Dispenza is a man who believes in the power of manifestation and encourages others to transform beyond their existing limitations.  Rather than accept your limitations, Dr. Joe encourages people to push themselves out of their comfort zone and truly liberate your mind and body! As a person and a motivational speaker, Dr. Joe …

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How to Eat Kimchi – 8 Outside-of-the-Box Ways to Eat Kimchi

Wondering how to eat kimchi without just using it as a side dish? There are lots of delicious ways to eat kimchi – keep reading to find out what they are! If you haven’t heard of Kimchi yet, you will soon. This fermented side dish is a staple in the Korean diet and it’s popularity …

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Satori, Buddhist Awakening

In Japanese Zen Buddhism Satori is described as a sudden moment of awakening or realization.  Linked to the experience of Kensho, or knowing one’s true self, Satori is directly linked with the Buddhist path to enlightenment.  The Zen Buddhist scholar D.T Suzuki (1870-1966) described Satori as ‘The acquiring of a new point of view in …

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Three “Healthy Foods” Secretly Sabotaging Your Weight Loss

Do you ever feel like you’re doing everything right on your diet plan but still not seeing the results you desire? Many people find themselves in this position. They work hard on their dieting efforts and try to follow their diet to the letter but something just seems to be off. They stop making progress. …

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10 Keto Chicken Recipes Perfect for Weekday Dinners

Keto chicken recipes are popular because unlike red meat which can be quite expensive, chicken is generally fairly cheap. Additionally, chicken is considered one of the healthiest meats due to the fact that it’s high in protein. KETO CHICKEN RECIPES Whether you’re looking for easy weeknight recipes or something a bit fancier, I’ve rounded up …

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Best Books to Reset your Money Mindset

If you’ve ever had a financial challenge (and honestly who hasn’t?!), at some point you’ve probably thought about changing some things up in your life. Maybe trying to figure out how to earn more money. Or invest better. Or pay off some debt. Sometimes we make plans but then they don’t turn out because we …

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Why you should add a Kansa Wand to your Evening Routine

The Kansa Wand has found renewed popularity the last few years, especially on Instagram and other social media. The ironic part is that it’s been used for centuries in Ayurvedic practice to balance your skin’s pH level as well as your doshas and chakras. In Ayurvedic practice, the doshas represent the 3 biological energies that …

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The Best Meditation and Mindfulness Books

There are so many books about meditation on the market that it can be hard to find one that you actually read and also either helps you start meditating or extends your existing meditation practice. Some of you emailed me privately and asked for suggestions – here are are a few reviews of my favorites. My …

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Meet Tara Brach – Legendary Meditation Teacher

Tara Brach is a renowned meditation teacher who guides people on their spiritual journeys using various methods. Her books, videos, and podcast depict her Buddhist beliefs. She is also a psychologist with a deep understanding of mindfulness and meditation practices. Brach is a proud Engaged Buddhist. She has been part of the community for decades, …

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How to Improve Air Quality At Home – 6 Simple Solutions

Have you ever thought about the quality of the air you’re breathing at home? The average adult spends 90% of their time indoors (!), so it’s imperative that the air we’re breathing isn’t full of toxic chemicals.  But according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the air quality in our own home can …

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A Closer Look at the Best Women’s Yoga Shorts

Yoga is the ultimate choice for people seeking calmness, flexibility, and balance in life, especially most of you reading this article! Many of us practice yoga and that means we are always on the lookout for quality yoga clothes to help us feel (and look) good, enjoy our yoga classes and get the most out …

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Who Is Sadhguru? Learn All You Need to Know about the Yogi

Who Is Sadhguru? – An Introduction to the Renowned Yogi Jagadish Vasudev (Jaggi), or Sadhguru, is a renowned yoga guru from the south of India, known worldwide for his spiritual messages, meditation, philanthropy, wisdom, and insightful books. He has been teaching people how to overcome the challenging task of establishing harmony between spirit, body, and …

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