Earth Day 2017 ~ “Ahimsa” and a local cross promotion.

 

What do these things have to do with one another?  Well, let me just start by telling you that I love clothing.  I always have.  I also love this earth and I am passionate about doing my part to save this planet.  Lately, however, it has become more and more apparent to me that these two things are at odds with one another.  This ...

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How Yoga Calms Anxiety Holistically

For those suffering from 
anxiety, yoga can be a lifeline. 
Here’s why doctors are 
increasingly recommending 
it as a complementary therapy.

When her daughter, Eden, entered the 1oth grade, 
Avigail Posner, ordinarily a self-described “strong, rational” woman, began to unravel. “Eden is a high-functioning 
autistic child, and had previously been in some mainstream classes,” says the 52-year-old biochemist by training from Hollywood, Florida. “When they put her in a special program again, she ...

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Lower Back Pain?

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Low-back pain hits most of us at some point. It can be caused by injury, poor posture, repetitive motion, or simply aging – the soft discs between vertebrae dry over time, and less-supple discs can be more susceptible to bulging or rupture and put pressure on nerves, sending red-hot pain signals to your brain.

But while getting older is inevitable, pain is not: Experts agree that routine stretching can both prevent and ...

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What is an Ayruvedic Indian Head Massage?

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People often hear the term and ask…a what?  I have never heard of that!  But the Indian Head Massage has been around and practiced for centuries.  For those of you who have had the pleasure of having one you know how truly wonderful they are, but for those of you who have been wondering, here is an explanation of what it is.  An Indian ...

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Beginning Again – 5 Steps for getting back to class!

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Beginning Again – How to get back to yoga after Summer

Yep.  It’s true.  You haven’t been to a class for a while.  You can feel it in your body. You’re feeling a bit creaky and sore, but your summer has been really full with family, friends, camping…the works!  Yahoo!  The weather is still warm but have you noticed it’s getting darker earlier now ...

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Cooling Ayruvedic Recipes to beat the heat…

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Seasonally high temperature affects us all. Ayruveda and yoga go hand in hand and these recipes can be a true comfort at this time of year. Ayurvedic healing rests on the simple, yet profound principle that like increases like and opposites decrease each other.

So as we look at how to find balance during the hot summer (Pitta) days, we should counteract the ...

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38 Ways Yoga Keeps You Fit

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If you’re passionate about yoga, you’ve probably noticed some yoga benefits—maybe you’re sleeping better or getting fewer colds or just feeling more relaxed and at ease. But if you’ve ever tried telling a newbie about the benefits of yoga, you might find that explanations like “It increases the flow of prana” or “It brings energy up your spine” fall on deaf ...

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Yin Yoga 101: What You Need to Know

Yin Yoga postures are passive postures, mainly on the floor and the majority of postures equal only about three dozen or so, much less than the more popular yang like practices. Yin Yoga is unique in that you are asked to relax in the posture, soften the muscle and move closer to the bone.

While yang-like yoga practices are more superficial, Yin offers a much deeper access to the body. It is not uncommon to see postures held for three to ...

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Be Part of the Yin Crowd

The benefits attributed to yoga – increased flexibility and strength, more energy and better posture – should be enough to get anyone on the mat, especially now there is a plethora of classes to choose from if you want to work on your core, break a sweat or even learn handstands.

But what is on offer for those who just want to relax, or runners and amateur athletes who want the benefits of stretching without exhausting themselves for future training sessions?

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Ayurvedic Teatox

9 Grounding + Balancing Brews

When people say that they love fall, they’re talking about a crisp, sunny day with golden leaves playing tag at your feet—not bone-chilling rain slapping against your window or dark frigid mornings. But fall wouldn’t be fall without such unpredictable weather.

“This is a season to cause imbalance in your body and mind,” says Dr. Naina Marballi, Ayurveda scholar and founder of Ayurveda’s World in New York City. “You might be having sleep disturbance, anxiety, bloating, and ...

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