Urban Translations: Bramacharya

True bramacharya is quite like it sounds: that feeling of bra-burning liberation. The practice of non-attachment to another for the sake of yoking to one’s Self is the greatest freedom, and a prime human right. If someone has trespassed upon that right, there are a few poses for restoration that we will chat more about…

Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Today is World Chocolate Day and a good time to meditate on all the things yummy (read: splendid for the heart chakra). For the recovering sweet-tooth, dark chocolate especially offers much mental and physical goodness. There are nutrients in it that benefit the nervous, circulatory, muscular and skeletal systems, as well as digestion. At least…

Five Flower Essences Essential For Your Plant Spirit Medicine Cabinet

Plant Spirit Medicine has been used for millennia and is seeing a resurgence recently as people desire to return to a simpler, more connected, and harmonious way of living with the Earth. Plant Spirit Medicine is a form of energy healing and one of the more common ways of working with energy is through Flower…

Anti-Desk Club – Part 2

With this month’s news cycle keeping us tethered to Twitter, the perils of Tech Neck have become all too real. Check out some stretches and movements you can do at your desk to mitigate some of the wear and tear (or really, stagnation and disintegration) caused by copious amounts of time deskbound. Unfortunately there’s no…

The Breakdown on Beer Yoga

This new practice of Beer Yoga may seem firmly rooted in bhoga, however there is some intelligent design behind the hedonism. It combines the 5,000 year-old methodology of yoga with what some historians place at a 12,000-year-old science of fermented beverages. Reportedly, these special classes began in Germany, and are now gaining popularity in South Asia and…

Anti-Desk Club – Part 1

May is national Employee Health and Wellness Month, and talking about overall employee wellness means rethinking and improving our relationship with where many office-bound employees spend most of their time — their desk and chair. It’s 2017 and I’m assuming you’ve had somebody in your life tell you, “sitting is the new smoking.” And as…

The Most Important Yoga Prop

From geography to genetics, there isn’t anyone who has quite the life you’ve had. Not even those closest to you — your parents, your children, your twin. Traveling teaches us this, the humbled value of our unique perspective although the Berber woman of North Africa is not much different than the hoodied woman of the…

Urban Translations: Namaste

It isn’t surprising that yoga is becoming ever more popular in the West. The expedition to the Americas, after all, was at first an attempt to trade with East Indians. Yet, even here in the United States — the melting pot of the free — the practice is being colonized. There are still intermediate and…

Tried & True Ways to Relieve Back Pain

One in four Americans suffer from lower back pain and almost everyone can expect to experience low back point at some point in their lives. It is a sensitive part of the body that we are constantly using to walk, lift, and move things. It is the foundation for our torso so it’s no wonder…

Margazhi – A Time Of Stability Is Upon Us

At the onset of the Tamil month of Margazhi, Sadhguru speaks about the spiritual significance of this time and how we can make use of it to create balance and stability within ourselves. Sadhguru: We are at a time of the year which is considered significant for those on the spiritual path. The Tamil month…

2016 Mindful Holiday Gift Guide

  If you’re going to make a purchase for the holidays, why not opt to buy from ethical companies? Look for brands that give back to worthy causes and have some sort of positive impact on the environment, humanity and the world at large. Here are a few ideas… Adornments MALA COLLECTIVE Intention Bundle The Lava stone…

How To Maximize Your Movement When Practicing Yoga

Taking into account the fast-paced and busy lifestyle most of us are leading, being physically active has become an imperative. Yoga uses various breathing techniques, poses and meditation to achieve harmony of body and mind. It also enhances flexibility of the body which is one of the most important prerequisites for maintaining your health and…