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If you’re reading this, you’re probably interested in yoga but don’t know where to start. You may be intimidated by the prospect of putting on yoga pants and going to a class. You may be dealing with inflexibility or other issues that make you nervous. You may have some yoga experience but haven’t been practicing in a long time.

If any of the above sound like you, you’ve come to the right place! Trust me, I know how nervous and not-confident you might be feeling right now. I have been practicing yoga for 15 years or so, but my practice hasn’t been constant that whole time. Sometimes I’ve taken years away. Sometimes I’ve dealt with injury and chronic pain issues that made me hesitant to do yoga again. And sometimes I’ve just simply been unwilling or too busy to try out whatever new yoga studio everyone may be talking about!

But none of that means I’ve failed, or that I’ll never reach my yoga goals. What keeps me coming back to yoga is that it’s always here waiting for me. I think you’ll feel the same way.

Yoga isn’t about records or scores

Unlike a lot of other fitness activities I’ve tried, yoga isn’t about setting personal records or trying to beat some arbitrary “best” that someone else has set. If you can only do two or three very easy poses, do those two or three poses. Get to know them. Understand how the different components of your body and mind are coming together in those two or three poses. Nobody’s timing you. Nobody’s judging you. Even 10 minutes of yoga per day counts. You should be aiming to try different poses and work different areas of your body, but not if it’s going to aggravate already-existing issues, or if the poses are too advanced for you to do safely.

A little story to prove my point: One of my most hated poses is Cobra Pose – essentially, an upward backbend while belly-down on the floor. I’ve never been able to do it properly. But for years I forced myself to try, all the while knowing my form was off and I was probably going to injure myself that way. One day I was following along with a yoga video on netflix and, sure enough, my hated Cobra Pose came up. The instructor mentioned that for months and months, she couldn’t go further than lying flat on her stomach with her forehead resting on her folded hands.

And with her unspoken permission, that became my version of Cobra Pose. It still is, and will be until I’m ready to try going a little bit further without injury or pain.

Yoga class or yoga at home?

There is no easy answer to the question of whether to start with a yoga class or start with doing yoga at home. It’s really up to you! Some people love the mellow energy of a class, while others want to have a little foundation of knowledge before doing asanas in front of strangers.

Whichever one you choose, I do strongly recommend that you try a class as soon as you can. Online videos are great, but hands-on adjustment from an instructor who can actually see what you’re doing is invaluable. And don’t be intimidated! I’ve seen people of all shapes, sizes, and abilities in yoga classes. Nobody minds!

Have fun getting started with yoga!



While it’s commonly believed that herpes doesn’t have a cure, it’s probably a widely known fact that it’s highly treatable. However, some not-so-reliable but important research that has been done recently on some herpes treatments suggest that it may be possible to get rid of the condition for good.

While we don’t wish to get into that, we certainly want to explain you how you can easily “treat” herpes to a considerable extent, even if not completely.

Herpes Medications

You’re probably already aware of this. There are a few herpes medications out there that have been proven reasonably effective for many when it comes to controlling the outbreaks and symptoms.

While some do experience certain side effects of these medications, they are usually considered safe enough for most.

However, some major downsides of these drugs is that they are very expensive, and you usually have to take them very regularly in order to keep the outbreaks under check. This means that they are a very temporary solution, not to mention very expensive as well.

Finally, it’s also a little disappointing that these drugs are known to just suppress the symptoms, and not really help much in getting rid of them.

A Healthy Diet

A healthy diet certainly seems to be a reasonably effective and natural way of trying to keep the outbreaks under control. However, a healthy diet for herpes isn’t the same as a healthy diet in general, as it involves skipping certain foods which may otherwise be considered healthy.

The very first thing to do would be to avoid alcohol and smoking, as they tend to lead to flare ups, making it very difficult to control outbreaks. Similarly, eating fast food or processed food is almost like asking for trouble, as they tend to weaken your immune system, making it easier for the virus to cause outbreaks over the long term.

Finally, while there are many other things to consider, and an important one is that foods that are rich in arginine need to be avoided as well. Arginine is believed to be crucial for the growth of the herpes virus, which makes it obvious as to why you need to avoid its intake as much as possible.


There are also certain herbs out there that seem to be working surprisingly effectively not only for controlling the outbreaks, but also for improving your immune system and restricting the growth of the virus. In fact, there seems to be some evidence that some herbs may even help get rid of the outbreaks for good, which is obviously your ultimate goal while dealing with herpes.

Herpes Remover seems to be an excellent eBook to read if you want to learn about these herbs and achieve the same surprisingly positive results some others have managed to using them.

A Strong Immune System

A weak immune system is probably one of the last things you would want while dealing with herpes, as it makes it so much more challenging to control the outbreaks and restrict the virus. While shifting to a healthy diet and avoiding some things that we mentioned above is a good start, there’s a lot more to it that you can probably find through some research or in Herpes Remover, the eBook that we just talked about above.

Read more about herpes treatment here

this photo shows lips that are sick with herpes

HSV 2 Eraser seems to be a fairly popular product out there, which is apparently based around some treatments that aren’t considered very mainstream. There also seems to be a reasonable amount of hype around it, perhaps due to some tall claims by the vendor.

However, it’s important to note that based on our research, Herpes Eraser isn’t an ebook designed to permanently hsv 2 cure. Instead, it’s simply designed to make the condition more manageable, and even get rid of the outbreaks after following the treatments it suggests over a period of time.

While we won’t try to offer our opinion on the product, we would certainly be sharing something important below that might be linked to the aforementioned ebook and may turn out to be highly effective. Before we get to that, however, we think you need to understand the fact that your first goal while dealing with herpes may simply be to control the outbreaks.

Getting Rid of the Outbreaks

this photo shows lips that are sick with herpes
This photo shows lips that are sick with herpes

Apparently, many people with herpes simply try to go after the virus itself thinking they may be able to get rid of it for good, but it doesn’t seem to be turning out that way most often. The thing is that you are perhaps supposed to take one step at a time, and probably the first one should be trying to control the outbreaks, and gradually work towards stopping them altogether.

This may make your condition significantly more manageable, which will probably allow you to get into a position where you can think about taking further action against the virus. However, you may not want to go all after the virus, as without a strong immune system and a very good overall health, you’re probably very less likely to succeed at it.

That being said, working towards strengthening your immune system and improving your overall health may well turn out to be the things you need to focus on. They may help improve your resistance against the virus, making it extremely difficult for it to cause outbreaks. They may provide the base you require to get rid of the outbreaks for good, and hence it’s where you should probably be starting.

So without further ado, let’s take a look at something that seems to be highly effective at not only achieving the two things we mentioned above, but also in many other ways at getting rid of the outbreaks for good.

Diet Changes

Most products offering information and advice to deal with herpes effectively, including HSV 2 Eraser, don’t fail to mention the importance of making certain diet changes. Similarly, we just can’t emphasize enough how important it is to make the right diet changes. It can simply make it or break it when it comes to controlling and getting rid of outbreaks.

Furthermore, if you aren’t having the right diet (for herpes), the treatments you may be following may end up being considerably less effective than they otherwise would. In other words, managing herpes better without making the required diet changes may just not be possible.

So with that said, let’s take a look at some of the most important changes you need to make in order to make it more challenging for the herpes virus to cause outbreaks as well as reproduce itself.

Avoiding Foods Rich in Arginine

Arginine may be an important amino acid, but while dealing with herpes, it’s something that must be avoided. It’s because it’s arginine that helps the herpes virus grow and reproduce itself. Similarly, it also makes it conveniently easier for it to cause outbreaks at will, which is obviously something that can wreak havoc on your overall health.

However, you need not worry about ending up having a deficiency of this amino acid, as your body produces it in certain quantities anyway. So while you won’t be able to completely stop its production, you need to focus on reducing your arginine intake as much as possible.

This makes some arginine-rich foods, such as the ones mentioned below, very poor food choices to include in your diet.

  • Seeds and nuts
  • Lentils
  • Red meat
  • Gelatin (found in many food products)
  • Protein supplements
  • Chocolate
  • Oats

Similarly, there are some foods that are believed to be very acidic in nature, and may hence end up triggering an outbreak. Needless to mention, such foods should be avoided as well. Below are some examples of acidic foods.

  • Alcohol
  • All processed foods
  • Junk foods
  • Foods containing artificial flavors and other similar ingredients
  • Caffeine

Including Lysine-Rich Foods in Your Diet

Just like how arginine helps the herpes virus reproduce and cause outbreaks easily, lysine is believed to do the exact opposite of that. It too is an amino acid, but it works very differently when it comes to dealing with the herpes virus.

Lysine is believed to be very effective at restricting the growth of the herpes virus, and making it very difficult for it to cause outbreaks. In fact, increasing intake of lysine is considered to be one of the best ways to fight the herpes virus and decrease both the frequency and severity of the outbreaks.

During our research, we found that there have been several clinical studies done on the effectiveness of lysine against the herpes virus and based on the results, it can easily be concluded that lysine definitely helps get rid of the outbreaks to a great extent.

Furthermore, the results of the studies apparently also went on to suggest that lysine may be playing a crucial role in strengthening your immune system, too, which is one of the major requirements to fight the herpes virus effectively.

Here’s a look at some of the foods that come with a very high amount of lysine:

  • Homemade yogurt – Yogurt products sold in the market aren’t recommended, and the same goes for yogurt with flavors and other artificial ingredients, including gelatin
  • Milk – Drinking two to three glasses of milk a day is highly recommended to get a huge lysine boost
  • Many autumn fruits such as apples and pears
  • Vegetables such as brussel sprouts and beans