Occasionally, yoga students will ask what are the best ways to sit during meditation. Today, let’s examine 4 basic meditative seats that can help your practice and your posture. Each of these poses encourage an upright spine, which helps the breath flow deeply and the mind remain alert. They’re also excellent seats for practicing pranayama, or breath control exercises.Read More›
About 10 years ago, I started making my own skincare products. My inspiration was a friend named Carol, who’s an artisan skincare producer based in New Mexico. She taught me that simple kitchen ingredients can be turned into nourishing food for your skin.
I’d love share with you one of my favorite skincare recipes: a simple sugar scrub cleanser.Read More›
One could argue that stress is a natural part of the human experience. However, in modern day life, stress has become a toxic and debilitating epidemic, permeating all populations of humanity. When our body experiences a stressful moment, the adrenal glands become stimulated amidst a cascade of sympathetic neural activity as the breath quickens and shortens. Known to some as the “Fight or Flight Response”, the belly begins to tighten, hampering the digestive process, and the muscles are poised to contract.Read More›
Today, we’re happy to share a type of pranayama (Sanskrit for breath control practice) that can help balance your nervous system and nurture your overall sense of wellbeing. It’s called nadi shodhana, or alternative nostril breathing.Read More›
On a whim, I recently bought a small container of goat’s milk the other day. While drinking the earthy tasting, calcium-loaded substance, I was reminded of Mahatma Gandhi’s reference to goat’s milk in his autobiography “The Story of My Experiments with Truth.”Read More›
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According to the ancient practice of Chinese medicine, optimal health is achieved when five metaphorical elements that exist within the body wood, fire, earth, metal, and water are in harmony. Spring, which is finally around the corner, is associated with wood.Read More›