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…

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…

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…