Health & Wellness

Tips for a Happy & Healthy Holiday Season

Chrissy Carter by Chrissy Carter | December 16th, 2014 | No Comments
topic: Fitness, Health & Wellness, Pilates, Yoga

Invigorate Your Senses

Aromatherapy is a powerful tool that can calm or energize your senses.  There are so many ways you can incorporate the benefits of aromatherapy into your home: candles, essential oils in a bath or shower, flowers and fresh fruit, and even the aromas wafting from your kitchen.  One of my favorite ways to fill my home with warmth and energy is to simmer a pot of water on my stove and fill it with orange peel and cinnamon sticks.  The orange peel energizes while the cinnamon warms and soothes. Try this at home and watch your mood shift!

Embracing Stillness

Michelle Finerty by Michelle Finerty | November 12th, 2014 | No Comments
topic: Detox, Fitness, Health & Wellness, Personal Growth

Meditation is my therapy. I’ve had a consistent meditation practice for the past three years and explored various styles of meditation for years prior to that. Like most people I started meditating as a result of all of the wonderful things I’d heard about how transformative it is to daily life, how easy it is to fit into any schedule, and how essential it is to our overall well-being and peace of mind.

What Do You Bring to Your Mat?

Michelle Finerty by Michelle Finerty | November 9th, 2014 | No Comments
topic: Detox, Fitness, Health & Wellness, Personal Growth, Yoga

“There is a story we tell ourselves everyday about who we are and what we can and can’t do…remember you wrote that story and you can edit it anytime…” -Joshua Scott Onysko

Mindfulness Meditation Has Lasting Effects on Brain

by guest | November 7th, 2014 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News, Health & Wellness, Personal Growth

In a recent study conducted by the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin demonstrated that a short program of brain training can produce positive effects in both adapting to stress and improving immune functions. Even months after a brain training regimen has been completed, there is a noticeable positive impact on how the brain handles negative stimulus and how the body produces antibodies.

A Life Practice

Chrissy Carter by Chrissy Carter | October 24th, 2014 | No Comments
topic: Detox, Fitness, Health & Wellness, Inspirational Media, Personal Growth, Yoga

My yoga practice is a life practice. Yoga, to me, is both a practice and the culmination of a practice. It’s the daily practice of showing up fully and then getting out of my own way, but it’s also the serendipitous connection to myself that arises as a result of my practice. I live yoga in my kitchen, my relationships, and my everyday life. The medium may change, but the process remains constant.

Yoga Studio by Gaiam App

by Leah Westfall | October 24th, 2014 | No Comments
topic: Fitness, Gaiam Happenings, Health & Wellness, Yoga

Imagine having the ability to practice yoga wherever you’re at and whenever you have a free minute, at your level of ability, and with the flow you want—now you can. Gaiam has teamed up with the number one yoga app, Yoga Studio, to bring you an all new way to practice.

Happify’s: A Skeptic’s Guide to Meditation

by Wendy Weeks | October 15th, 2014 | No Comments
topic: Detox, Health & Wellness, Personal Growth

Visit Happify:

http://www.happify.com/?srid=cmark&c1=gaiam

A Skeptic’s Guide to Meditation Infographic:

http://www.happify.com/hd/skeptics-guide-to-meditation-infographic-dan-harris/?srid=cmark&c1=gaiam

Graphic reposted with permission from Happify.com.

Surrender and Release the Need to Control

Michelle Finerty by Michelle Finerty | September 24th, 2014 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News, Detox, Health & Wellness, Inspirational Media, Personal Growth

Our lives are constantly changing with ebbs and flows of happiness sadness, anger, confusion, and elation. Sometimes it can all seem too overwhelming to handle, so how do we find contentment and stay our course when our lives are full of chaos?

This Is a Blog About Your Belly—Not About Diet, Weight Loss or Fat

Jill Miller by Jill Miller | July 31st, 2014 | No Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Personal Growth

I apologize for the bait and switch, but I had to get your attention somehow. This blog is about how I accidentally discovered my own immune-boosting powers deep within a gut that I hated. It’s about your inner medicine chest.

Breathing Meditation for Patience

Jessica Mehring by Jessica Mehring | July 25th, 2014 | 5 Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Personal Growth

“Patience is not learned in safety.” -Pema Chodron

Spring tests my patience. Every single year. Especially here in Colorado, as the weather whips back and forth between snow and sun, and as calm mornings give way to blustery afternoons, my patience is tried every spring. I become anxious for warmer, more stable weather.

Every spring, I am reminded once again that I am not in control. Patience is the only way through.

We humans, though, don’t learn patience the easy way. We don’t learn patience when things are going our way. Rather, we learn patience when we are tested, and when we finally have to accept that we can’t control the world.