By Amy Elizabeth Mareno, M.T.S., RYT-200 In the ancient language of Sanskrit, one of the essential translations of the word “Asana” is simply “sit in a comfortable posture”. More broadly as the practice of Hatha Yoga has evolved in the West, the term “Asana” has come to connote , “physical posture”, whatever shape it may take. However, the practice of
Reviews.com, a research team dedicated to finding the fact behind products and industries, recently did some in-depth research on yoga mats! Yoga mats are no longer in the one-type-fits-all-users category. Each yogi is unique, so this guide can help you find the mat that is the right fit for your practice. The following nine mats were selected from 30 of the best-rated
by Janel DuRoss Warm weather with summer fun is almost here! If you are looking for a partner infused way to get in and stay in shape, look further into acroyoga/partner yoga. This dynamic integration of yoga and acrobatics (and sometimes thai massage for the therapeutics ‘lunar’ version) is a unique way to build strength, connect with others and
by Lindsey Rozmes I love New York. I’ve been drawn to its frenetic energy and lively buzz since I was a kid. I couldn’t wait to grow up and dive into the action. For the past decade, man, was I in the action. I kept stride with the revved up pace, bobbing and weaving through the streets, running from
by Lola Rephann Meditation is a word that has been often mis-used in our modern Western society. It’s sometimes used to mean daydreaming, thinking intently about something, or contemplation, but meditation actually is none of these things. Meditation is a specific technique for resting the mind. Even “rest” in our society is often misconstrued. We think “rest” is sitting in
Lola Rephann Remember about ten years ago when the Sh*t B!tch Bear came out? It was a cute teddy bear in a t-shirt, but the shirt said “Sh*t B!tch, you fine.” It was the first sign that people were tired of the usual Valentine’s Day tropes. For people who knew they had to get their special person something but didn’t
by Erin Kumpf In Chinese theory, the passing of seasons is a reflection of the oscillation and interchanging of yin and yang: from the utmost yang (the brightness and heat of mid summer) to the utmost yin (the quiet, inward, solitude of winter.) We are now deep into to winter. Energetically, winter is associated with slowing down, of storage, and
by Janel DuRoss I truly enjoy the festive energy of the holiday season, there’s a certain specialness and mystery or ‘rasa’ in the atmosphere that makes this time of year fun and cozy. Although, I much prefer warmer temperatures like 90 degrees, I like how nature inspires our body and mind to slow down. It’s a time to restore
by Lindsey Rozmes Its about this time every year that we start to hear the buzz of New Year’s resolutions. We start to feel the pressure to make a change in our lives, quit that bad habit, drop those extra pounds, but research says that only 8% of people actually follow through and achieve our resolutions. Ouch! Why even bother?!
By Janel DuRoss We are all in a paradoxical position where technology is thriving to help us be more efficient in our lives, yet we are actually burdened by so many other demands, making it challenging to keep up with all aspects of our day. Preparing meals, food shopping and eating nutritiously is often at the bottom of our list.