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The benefits of Yoga are more than you probably think.

Did you know there are more than 100 different forms of yoga? Some are fast-paced and intense while others are gentle and relaxing... All are transforming.

The following are some of the most practiced form of yoga today...

Hatha~ The form most often associated with yoga. It combines a series of basic movement with breathing.

Vinyasa~ This is a series of poses (asanas) that flow smoothly into one another.

Power~ This is a faster, higher intensity practice designed to build muscle.

Ashtanga~ This is a series of poses (asanas) combined with a special breathing technique.

Bikram~ Also known as "hot Yoga" is a series of 26 challenging poses performed in a room heated to a high temperature.

Iyengar~ This is a type of yoga that uses props such as blocks, straps, wheels, etc. to help you move your body into the proper alignment.

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This is a faster way to achieve the slim, sculpted waistline you desire!

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There are many benefits of using a stability ball. In this post we'll cover some of the most important benefits the stability ball offers.

While the most obvious is the overall toning of the muscles of the entire body, the stability ball is also used to rehabilitate injuries of the back, hips and knees. It also delivers a powerful workout to improve core stability which is responsible for healthy posture and muscle balance.

Let's talk a little bit about Core Stability.

What exactly is meant by "core"? The Core is considered the group of muscles in the mid-section responsible for healthy stability and support of the body during any and all movement. Our mid-section is made up of deep abdominal and back muscles that activate as stabilizers during these movements. If our core is weak due to injury or simply lack of use you will be more prone to injury to other muscles of the body.

Let's take a look at the muscles that make up our core.

Transverse Abdominus: These are the de...

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Foam massage rollers are a total must have item for anyone looking to relieve muscle tension while also eliminating the risk of injury. Whether you're a self proclaimed yogi, marathon runner, like to indulge in strength training or simply want to feel your best, you need to get your hands (or body, rather) on a foam massage roller. Lucky for you, they’re available on Planet Products right now. Foam massage rollers basically give you the ultimate massage on every part of your body, whether it's a sore lower back, aching hamstrings or anywhere else. The massager has soft yet firm nodules that literally act like the thumbs and fingers of a massage therapist - without the massive price tag. It's basically God-like. Don't be mistaken though because a foam massage roller can be just as intense as it can be soft, allowing for all that muscle tension to be released. Here are three ways that everyone from beginners, fitness lovers, elite trainers and professional athletes use their foam massage rollers to get their body feeling amazing.

Give Yourself Tough Love on Tough Knots

Some people associate massages as being luxurious, soft and relaxing as you bask in a complete oasis of blissfulness. While the foam massage roller can definitely give you a softer, subtler massage, it’s best for really getting deep and down into those muscles. By applying direct pressure to your muscles with your own body weight, you can eliminate and prevent those irritating and sometimes even painful muscle knots. As mentioned, the nodules penetrate right into those knots, allowing you to finally get them out. It may take a couple of rolling sessions, but it works and is so much more affordable than visiting a doctor. Since we can all relate to stubborn muscle knots that refuse to do anything other than cause you significant pain, this is a huge benefit.

Loosen Up That Fascia

Fascia is basically the tissue in the muscle that is built up with several different fibers, and using foam massage rollers is an incredible way to loosen up such areas. Before foam rollers, similar treatments consisted of intense massages that were accompanied with a huge price tag. However now, with the use of a foam massage roller you can get the same kind of intense massages right in the comfort of your own home. They’re the kind of ones that make you moan and groan uncontrollably, but then, you feel like a whole new person afterwards. With a foam massage roller from Planet Products, it'll dig deep into those areas that are often hard to reach, breaking own scar tissues as well as soft tissue. It'll also stretch out your muscles and tendons and increase blood flow and circulation well throughout the body, which provides an abundance of additional benefits.

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Softer Myofascial Release

Myofascial release is quite different from the others mentioned. Instead of it being intense and direct, it's more of a treatment that consists of gentle pressure applied on the soft tissue. As you can see from the name, mysofacial release also consists of fascia. It applies traction to these tissues allowing it to pull apart to decrease the pain, tightness and even limited motion you may be experiencing. It also softens and lengthens the tissues while breaking up scar tissue that could be hiding between bones, skin and muscle. This allows for your flexibility to be enhanced, which is vital to reducing the risk of injury, increasing your potential performance and ultimately giving you better ability.

It's no secret that visiting a massage therapist is expensive and frequent sessions are typically required in order to reap all the benefits of the service. In other words, you end up with one big massive bill. With foam massage rollers, you can spend a small amount for consistent treatments that are completely effortless. You just use your own body weight and roll your way to comfort. You'll be shocked at the treatment and results that can be provided by using this affordable alternative. Visit Planet Products today and finally treat yourself to tension release, relaxed muscles and feeling like a million bucks. Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter to never miss out on new tips, tricks and discounts.

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Bang Bang Cauliflower Recipe Using Silicone Mats

These deliciously crispy cauliflower bites are drizzled with an addicting bang bang sauce. Bang Bang Sauce is a creamy sweet and spicy chili sauce that is easy to make. It tastes great for dipping chicken, seafood, vegetables, just about anything really. I decided to apply it to cauliflower for a lighter holiday party snack food. It has been a sure fire crowd-pleaser and I am excited to share this recipe with you!

Bang Bang Cauliflower Recipe Using Silicone Mats

Ingredients:

1/2 head of cauliflower, cut into bite sized florets
2 cups panko bread crumbs (Kikkoman brand preferred for even baking)
2 large eggs, whisked
1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped (optional, for garnish though, I LOVE the fresh flavor)

Ingredients for Bang Bang Sauce:

2 tbsp sweet chili sauce (I bought mine from an...

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When you're in the mood for something crispy to snack on or to have as a side, pull out your silicone cookware and bake up this delicious recipe for crunchy, crispy and crusty potato wedges that have a scrumptious sprinkle of herbs. Silicon mats are ideal for recipes just like this, where you desire a bit more crunch without burning or too much browning. So, whether you're filling your home with the aroma of baked goods, this crunchy side or another favorite recipe of your choice, you can expect significantly less browning on the bottom while also decreasing the chances of your creation burning; resulting in nothing but a delicious crust with every bite. Silicon mats are also especially amazing for baking fish as there is no need to worr...

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Feeling frustrated and...well, down in the dumps?
Listen up!

Change your perception.

By now I'm sure you have all heard the famous teaching "as you THINK, so shall you BE"

Our thoughts create our reality. This is Universal Law. It is how LIFE works.

Let go of the negatives and focus thoughts on the positive.
With deliberate and focused application of the principles of this teaching, this Universal Law, we can all achieve our full human potential. We've been given free thought, free will, to choose how we want our life to be. But, unless we routinely practice the art of perception, we fail to master this enormously powerful skill. Thoughts have energy and energy attracts more of that same, or like, energy. You must be the master of your thoughts.

How do you do th...

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Take time frequently to become still in your thought and let the barriers of your personality slip away into space.

Give Life a chance to work for you by meditating on this daily... Sit in a quiet place, breath deeply...inhale Love, exhale Fear and know these words to be your Truth...

My thoughts are radiant with the Light of Spirit.

There is no darkness in my mind~

I am directed by the Spirit of Wisdom.

I am guided into right action... into happiness and success, because the Light of Spirit shines from the very center of my Being~

This Light illumines my path and makes straight the way before me.

This Light is God~

This Light is my Source...Always and in All Ways.

Amen~

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Healthy Delicious & Nutritious Oatmeal Cookies using
Silicone Mats

These are something the whole family can enjoy and YOU can feel GOOD about feeding it to them, too!

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You can expect your cookies to come out perfect with Planet Products Silicone Mats.

ENJOY!

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Baked Mozzarella Cheese Sticks Recipe using Silicone Mats

Prep time 45 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 55 mins Serves: 24

Ingredients:
12 count package string cheese
1 cup panko
1 cup Italian bread crumbs
1 cup flour
2 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons butter (optional)
Marinara or pizza sauce (ANY of your FAVORITE dipping sauce)

Instructions:

1. Unwrap string cheese and cut in half.2. Put equal amounts of panko and Italian bread crumbs to a bowl and mix together.3. Beat together 2 eggs and a little milk with a fork.4. Put flour in a third bowl and roll each piece of cheese in the flour.5. Dip the flour coated cheese in the egg mixture and then coat with the bread crumb mixture.6. Place mozzarella sticks in the freezer for about 30 minutes...

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