Full Moon Meditation and Manifesting

Full Moon Meditation and Manifesting

Has anyone else been feeling out-of-sorts today leading up to tonight's full moon? Other folks have been describing the unexpected fatigue I woke up to, as if needing to cocoon ourselves for a spell before opening up a fresh pair of wings once again to embrace the sky. As we shift into a new cycle, a new month, it is a perfect time to let go of what no longer serves us. To let go of self-doubt. … [Read more...]

10 Ways We Can Love Our Brains To Keep Mentally Sharp As We Age

Dementia Prevention

  Alzheimer’s disease is one of the largest public health concerns facing an aging American population. An estimated 5.2 million Americans have this progressive, neurological disease, which is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the most common form of dementia. There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, which gradually interferes with a person’s ability to … [Read more...]

Tiffany Cruikshank and Liquido Launch Fashionably Fit Clothing Line With A Conscience

One-Legged Upward Bow Pose with Liquido

When what to wear while doing yoga, my number one concern is comfort. If yoga pants or shorts grip my gut too tightly, they limit my range of motion in forward folds, and if they are riding up my crotch or straining against my thighs, it impedes my extension in lunges and splits. Breathability of the material is my second big concern. When I flow through a very active yoga practice, I definitely … [Read more...]

Follow These Five Tips For Healthier Travel This Holiday Season

Fuel Your Body With Healthy Food

This a guest post by Biocodex's probiotic specialist Karen Katsirubas, RN, with supplementary info provided by Renée Canada Travel takes a toll on our bodies, it’s a challenge to stay healthy during the holiday season.  Your immune system–the body’s natural defense–can get stressed when faced with multiple threats. Fortunately, there are precautions that can be taken before the 4th of July to … [Read more...]

Top Chef Hugh Acheson Talks Healthy Cooking and Getting Creative With Greens for Good

Asparagus Recipes

One of America's top chefs Hugh Acheson is committed to helping people make the most out of fresh produce plentifully available in their communities, from local farmers, regional farmers markets and Community Support Agriculture (CSA) programs. We recently spoke with Acheson about healthy cooking, his new recipe book on seasonal fruits and vegetables, and his efforts to get Americans excited about … [Read more...]

Recent Studies Reveal How Yoga Helps Us Heal From Chronic Pain

Src: Medical News Daily

Living with chronic pain for virtually my entire adult life, I have tried almost everything I can think of to help manage it. My initial attempts to stoically tough it out and just push ahead resulted in months of near sleepless nights, constant pain, exhaustion and misery. Eventually, I began to tackle pain from both the Western medicine approach of pharmaceuticals, shots and surgery to the … [Read more...]

Rachel Brathen Reflects on Riveting Spiritual Journey in Her New Book 'Yoga Girl'

Rachel Brathen

After a steamy past several days here in Connecticut, this rainy Monday is welcome relief. One of my favorite ways to enjoy a drenched day is immersing myself in a book that tells an irresistible story. Rachel Brathen’s Yoga Girl is a perfect read for a day of staying in as it provides a perfect escape into a tropical, charmed lifestyle of embracing one’s passion and life purpose. What makes it … [Read more...]

Protect Skin With These Summer Sun Safety Tips

Protect Skin With These Summer Sun Safety Tips

This past Monday Memorial Day marked the unofficially first day of summer. Many celebrated with barbecues and trips to the beach or by opening up household pools. Right on cue, it’s been heating up here in Connecticut, with daytime temperatures in the 80s and high 70s. As more of us are heading outdoors to enjoy the sun, today—Sunscreen Day—is the perfect time to review some summer sun safety tips … [Read more...]

Donning Purple to Draw Awareness to Lupus

Put On Purple for Lupus Awareness

Like a lion hiding in the underbrush before it pounces on its spied prey, the symptoms and severity of lupus and other auotimmune diseases can sneak up you when you are least prepared for it. One day you may be feeling like your old self before the disease took root, super strong, active and as healthy as the next person. The next day you may literally collapse, a rash spreading across your skin, … [Read more...]

Get Festive For Cinco De Mayo With These 4 Flavorful Recipes

Cinco De Mayo Salsa Recipe

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Ever wondered what the celebration is all about on May 5? Believe it or not, the day is more than a festive opportunity to drink margaritas and have Mexican fare—though we love that part too (and much more on that later). While many mistake Cinco de Mayo as Mexico’s day of independence (which is actually celebrated on Sept. 16), the holiday actually commemorates El Día de la … [Read more...]