create a yoga retreat at home

In today’s hectic world we could all use a few days dedicated to self-care. While yoga retreats are exciting and designed for self-care, they are also expensive. Every yoga retreat advertises an experience that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Why not feel this same sense of relaxation from the comforts of your home … Continue reading create a yoga retreat at home

five ayurvedic tips for insomnia

Ayurveda agrees with many conventional practices for improving sleep hygiene: establish a bedtime routine; wake up and go to bed at the same time every day; avoid taking stimulants (like caffeine) or eating a large meal before bedtime; exercise vigorously earlier in the day; avoid napping and get adequate exposure to natural light. But Ayurveda … Continue reading five ayurvedic tips for insomnia

discover your ayurvedic dosha

Originating thousands of years ago among monks in India, Ayurveda or the “science of life” is an ancient healing system based on eating the right foods and taking care of the body by following self-care routines. In order to prescribe the right regimen, practitioners first determine a person’s dominant dosha or energies present in the body. The … Continue reading discover your ayurvedic dosha

yoga helps the blues

An interesting article by Erin Bell in Phychology Today mentions yoga (among other non prescription drug solutions such as food, herbal anti-depressants, meditation, touch therapy, biofeedback and acupuncture) can help us deal with depression. In part the article reads … Yoga Regular physical activity is important for maintaining both mental and physical health. Adopting a … Continue reading yoga helps the blues

texting shoulders

Improve your posture with yoga Texting Shoulders, iPosture,  iHunch … just some of the names assigned to the posture we fold into it when we use our mobile devices. It’s pretty obvious that this kind of body positioning can create a lot of stress on the neck. The weight of the head is usually about … Continue reading texting shoulders

self-compassion promotes healthy body image

In the age of social media, we’re surrounded by idealized images of beauty more than ever before. These images can create expectations that are impossible to meet, leaving us feeling inadequate and ashamed about our own looks. It’s no surprise, then, that a majority of young women and many men feel insecure about some aspect … Continue reading self-compassion promotes healthy body image