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…

Toxic Ingredients To Avoid In So-Called “Natural” Personal Care Products

As stated on FDA’s website, “FDA’s legal authority over cosmetics is different from our authority over other products.” As such, cosmetic products and ingredients do not need FDA premarket approval, with the exception of color additives. FDA will only intervene as a result of consumer complaints. Therefore, cosmetic companies have extensive latitude in choosing ingredients,…

The Art of Mindful Sex

(Butterfly Nebula as seen in FEMME by Nazim Artist) When most people think of mindfulness they usually think of being kind, aware of another person or personal mindfulness in a meditation or yoga practice. Have you thought of taking consciousness into the bedroom? If not, be prepared for not only an orgasm with your body…

Face Yoga: A Natural Alternative to Harsh Cosmetic Procedures

Yvette Le Blowitz (a.k.a) Spa it Girl is a Luxury Spa Travel Reviewer, Health, Wellness, Yoga, Spiritual Blogger and founder of Spa it Girl and she actively promotes Natural Beauty and at the age of 38 (39 this year) we think she knows a thing or two when it comes to being a Natural Beauty. We chatted…

How to Begin Hearing Your Inner Voice

Voice From The Inner Horizon, a painting by Pat Erickson It’s  likely you’ve already heard your inner voice speaking to you whether you were aware of it or not. Maybe you’ve experienced a gut feeling that led you to make a last minute decision. Or perhaps you sensed a mother’s (or father’s) intuition that your…

What Does It Really Mean To Be A Yogi?

The phrase gets thrown around all the time, “I’m a yogi.” But are you really? What does it truly mean to be a yogi? Does it mean that you can force your legs behind your head? Well, of course not. So what’s yoga all about and what is the essence of being a yogi? In…

How to Fully Experience An Orgasm

We all have our own unique experiences of orgasm, so there’s no right or wrong way to go about it. But there are certain things that can help with the most important part of experiencing an orgasm fully, and that is your ability to loosen up, let go and release.