From Student to Teacher: My Yoga Journey in Kerala

From Student to Teacher: My Yoga Journey in Kerala

I strained to hear my teacher over the construction noises next door and the birds calling out to each other as she explained the story behind the Bhagavad Gita to our group of 28 aspiring yogis. It was three in the afternoon and we still had another hour of lecture and two more hours of yoga to go before our usual evening routine of dinner, studying and a nice early bedtime. I squirmed to find a comfortable position on my wooden block, scarves tucked under my knees, then finally gave up and lay down flat on my mat, chin propped up on both my hands as I fought the afternoon snooze brought on by the relentless heat and humidity.

This was how my days were spent during the month of J...

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13 Facts About the Country With the Happiest Population in the World

Finland, a place where punctual and hardworking people live, has taken first place in the ranking of the happiest countries in the world. It’s a small northern country where patriotism is popular, where 99% of the population goes to a sauna at least once a week, and where deer roam freely along the streets of small cities.

Bright Side wants to give you a chance to look at this compilation of 13 facts about this beautiful and tranquil country.

1. Finns spen...

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10 Positive Parenting Mantras to Channel Your Inner Calm

My 3-year-old is eating peanut butter toast with banana for breakfast (his request), and we are officially running late for preschool. We need to get in the car soon if we want to miss the morning traffic, but he has decided that he no longer wants the food that he begged for 2 minutes earlier. What started off as a relatively calm breakfast has turned into a battle of wills over him taking a few more bites of food.

“You’re going to be hungry” I say, realizing immediately that he could care less. I can feel my frustration rising and even though I’m trying to stay calm, I’m getting snappy and irritable. In hindsight I can see so many opportunities that fell through the cracks to salvage this morning, but in the moment… there was nothing. Nothing I could do to stay calm, nothing I could do to get this tiny human to eat his food. Tantrums all around.

And all I could think was here we are again. I had cros...

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10 Pretty Easy Prom Hairstyles for Long Hair

Prom is one of the most exciting events for high school-age girls. It’s an event that is usually reserved for seniors and sometimes juniors in high school, so many students look forward to their turn to experience prom for years in advance. As prom approaches, many  young women spend hours finding the right dress to wear, the right shoes and jewelry to go with their dress, the right makeup to wear, and–of course–the perfect hairstyle to complete their look on prom night.

If you’re searching for the perfect prom hairstyle, look no further. These prom hairstyles are gorgeous, classy, and elegant–everything the perfect prom hairstyle should be. Plus, all of these styles are pretty easy to style yourself at home, so you don’t have to worry about booking a salon appointment if you choose one of these hairstyles for prom. Keep in mind that these prom hairstyles are designed for long h...

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The Way to End Power Struggles With Your Child

The number one frustration of parents everywhere seems to be figuring out how to deal with power struggles. It’s the theme that keeps repeating itself over and over again, from generation to generation.

We’ve come up with all sorts of nifty ideas about how to solve power struggles…. Timeouts and taking away “privileges” always top the list for the most common techniques. Those are closely followed by more positive strategies like giving choices, being playful, or using distractions.

But none of these options get to the root of the issue, and therefore none of them work in isolation for very long. To figure out how to solve power struggles once and for all, we need to address where they actually come from.

Now let me warn you… What I’m about to share with you is not one of the “traditional” ways of handling power struggles. There’s no gimmicks, rewards, or punishments.

It req...

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Tempeh Bacon

My favorite vegetarian bacon – Tempeh Bacon! Protein packed, ultra flavorful and easy to make. This vegan bacon is perfect for BLT sandwiches or brunch!

close up of a pile of vegan bacon

 

What is tempeh?

If you haven’t cooked tempeh before, you are missing out! It’s a wonderful vegetarian meat substitute that is made from fermented soybeans and often other grains as well. It has a meaty texture, is high in protein and can be sliced, crumbled or chopped. 

It doesn’t have much flavor on it’s own, so it’s perfect for marinating or cooking in a flavorful sauce. One of my favorite sandwiches ever is this BBQ Tempeh Sandwich.

My other favorite use of tempeh is for...

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Rare Historical Photos And The Story Behind Them 

Written by Karen Harris

A blast from the past! Since time machines have not yet been invented, our only way to peer back in time, at people and events in the distant past and the not-so-distant past, is to look at photographs that were taken at the time. We hope this gallery of photographs help you to reminisce, help you learn something new, and help you craw connections between our past and our present. 

A man standing on the first cables during the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, with the Presidio and San Francisco in the background (1935).

Source: Reddit

It took some guts to work on the construction of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. In the 1930s, there was an unwritten rule regarding high-steel bridge constru...

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25 How to Wear Long Dress in Plus Size Fashion

Plus size is the new curvy body! If you have read somewhere else that long dresses are not for the extra-sized, you may want to consider reading these tips. There is nothing wrong for plus-sized women to wear a long dress, and they can go a long way with it. To flaunt it correctly, here is some tips fashion for plus size to try.

1. Find the One That Wraps around the Bust

A long dress pulls the length of your body so you may appear taller. That is one case solved. Another thing you need to do is find a long dress that wraps around the bust perfectly. It wouldn’t add an extra dimension to your width while emphasising your waistline. To help maximise the effect, a dramatic V-neck or open shoulder dress can be amazing.

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23 Badass Tribal Tattoo Ideas for Women

Tribal tattoos have become very popular all over the world. This is no surprise because tribal tattoos feature stunning patterns. When choosing a tribal tattoo, you can look at different cultures and be inspired by their designs to create an amazing piece of body art. It is important to respect where the pattern came from. So, try to choose one that has meaning to you, maybe you have a connection with the place or people where it originated from or maybe you resonate with what the tattoo means. To give you some tattoo inspiration, we have found 23 gorgeous tribal tattoo designs. There is a tattoo for everyone, whether you want a large piece of body art or something subtler. Take a look, you will love them all!

1. Bold Shoulder Tribal Tattoo

The first tattoo that we have to show you is a bold shoulder piece. A beautiful tribal design has been tattooed on the shoulder and it features striking patterns. This is a tattoo that will wow and the shape of the de...

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115 Super Romantic Love Quotes for Him

Love is the most precious thing on the planet. If you are lucky enough to love and have the love from a great man, then browse these love quotes for him and find the perfect message to share with him. This collection of quotes includes some poignant and deep thoughts on love that are bound to warm your heart.

Your head gets light and your heart swells. Let him know just how much you love and cherish him with this super romantic list of love quotes.

1. Max Muller on Flowers and Love

“A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” - Max Muller

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