Health & Wellness

Make Your New Habits Bulletproof

Matt Cooke by Matt Cooke | July 28th, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Personal Growth, balance

We are always looking to find the magic bullet—the thing that will fix everything for all time. What would be the fun in that? Where is the mastery and challenge in life when we just want to do something once and be done with it? We are always wanting to check things off the list. It’s part of being human. So how do we drop into commitments, and doing something better for ourselves? We must commit, but then recommit by making our new habits bulletproof.

The Importance of Prenatal Yoga

Michelle Finerty by Michelle Finerty | July 22nd, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Yoga

Today, more and more women are taking prenatal yoga classes for various reasons. Some start due to their doctors’ advice or hearing about it from a friend or loved one. Others are veteran yoginis continuing their practice and some simply want to stay fit while connecting with baby.

3 Restorative Methods to Practice Daily

Nichole Golden by Nichole Golden | July 14th, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, meditation

We are a proud people of the mentality “gotta’ do more, gotta’ be more,” where it’s common practice to boast about the busyness of it all and go, go, go until life is gone, gone, gone. I get tired just thinking of the running around that is inherent to the life culture of the masses. What we forget is that our ability to exert ourselves is proportionate to our ability to rest and rejuvenate. To that end, we must create as much time and space in our daily life to rest and restore. These days, all doctors’ orders should be something in this realm. Here are some ways to encourage restoration in your daily life.

The Basics of Clean Eating

Heather Larson by Heather Larson | July 7th, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Green Living, Healthy Eating

Besides practicing poses and breathing, yogis also need to nourish their bodies. Since there’s been so much talk lately about clean eating, I decided to talk to an expert about all that it entails. Caroline Kaufman, MS, RDN, the spokesperson for the California Dietetic Association, agreed to answer my questions.

What exactly is clean eating?

Honey, Honey: The Not-So-Secret Superfood

Elizabeth Wellington by Elizabeth Wellington | June 24th, 2015 | 1 Comment
topic: Health & Wellness

Honey truly does contain multitudes. Each pound incorporates the pollen of two million flowers. As bees buzz through their days, they collect the sweet flavors of their habitats, spinning pollen into liquid gold. This ingredient has deep roots in our human history—people have cultivated, worshipped, and delighted in honey since the earliest civilizations.

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Mindfulness as the Cure to Procrastination

Elizabeth Wellington by Elizabeth Wellington | May 20th, 2015 | 4 Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, meditation

Have you ever had a project that you just can’t seem to start? As a deadline approached, did you distract yourself under a growing mountain of fear?

I am a master procrastinator, too. Why do we distract ourselves when it makes our work less enjoyable and more difficult?

Self-Criticism and Procrastination

Pregnancy and the Gift of the Feedback of the Body

by guest | May 8th, 2015 | 1 Comment
topic: Family Health, Yoga

A guest post from Pre and Postnatal yoga and fitness expert, Desi Bartlett.

3 Yogic Practices for Spring Cleaning Body and Mind

Michelle Finerty by Michelle Finerty | April 28th, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Detox, Health & Wellness, Yoga

As I’ve started my spring cleaning rituals around the house and car this year, I’ve realized that I need to add some mental and physical spring cleaning to clear out the old and embrace a sense of peace and renewal within.

Pulling from my yogic practice, I decided to embark on the following three rituals to revitalize and refresh myself:

Observation is Action

Rodney Yee by Rodney Yee | March 27th, 2015 | 2 Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Yoga, balance, meditation

Is reality a collection of still points strung out from the past to the future?
Or is there constant impermanence and only transition or something completely different or all of the above?

Embodiment

Nichole Golden by Nichole Golden | March 25th, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News, Health & Wellness, Personal Growth

Embodiment is, by definition, a tangible or visible form of an idea, quality, or feeling. Disembodiment is to feel the soul, spirit, or purpose exit from the body. As a person, we tend not to excel at embodiment. We tend to be walking around not as full, embodied, whole versions of ourselves but rather as a bunch of disembodied parts. What this looks like is the favoring of one certain aspect of our being that tends to be in the command post for living, all the while leaving the rest of ourselves out of the equation.