Total Body Yoga Workout with Tim Senesi (Video)

The great thing about Youtube is that there are so many free yoga classes online.  You can practice anywhere, anytime. Yoga With Tim has a 30 Day Total Yoga Body Challenge that we’re loving right now. In Tim’s 30 day challenge he lays a solid foundation for the practice of yoga, gives instructions to help…

Adaptogen Spotlight: The Most Powerful Energy Tonic in the World?

Lately, you’ve probably been hearing more and more about adaptogens and all of their superpowers.  Thank goodness Western health and beauty practices have been adopting a more holistic and preventative approach!  Adaptogens are edible herbs that reduce the effects of physical, emotional, and environmental stress — mainly via the endocrine and nervous systems. Huáng Qí…

Chances are Your Yoga Mat is Toxic. Here are the Safe Alternatives

Well, turns out the very foundation of the practice we use to obtain wellness may be hazardous. Yes, I’m talking about your yoga mat. Most yoga mats are made from PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride), and from both an environmental and health standpoint, PVC is the most toxic plastic. This is because the chemical used to make PVC, Vinyl chloride, is…

Mind Shift: Cultivating Life Energy

Internal Lifestyle founder, Imani O’Blige freed herself from the stress of East Coast living with a few simple steps: a change of perspective, better eating, and deeper breathing. But any [naturally skeptical] Eastsider will tell you, putting this into practice is not so easy. The battle of self vs. self, indeed, is one few have…

Mask On/Mask Off: A Yogic Skincare Routine

Whether you love coupling your favorite methods of self-care, want to cultivate more ritual in your day to day, or are just short on time, this practice will cover your asana, ayurvedic and skincare regimen within 30 minutes. Start by preparing your practice space. It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant. Grab your mats, any…

6 Incredible Yet Unexpected Benefits of Finding Self-Love

Today I am committed to caring for myself. I can look in the mirror and smile in gratitude for who I am and how far I’ve come. I can truly say, “I love myself.” But it hasn’t always been this way. I spent more than three decades at war with myself. I hated my body;…

Erykah Badu’s Top 17 Wellness Secrets

Erykah Badu has dropped holistic knowledge since her teenage years, when she changed the spelling of her first name to “kah,” a reference to one’s inner self. But it’s not her moniker and scats alone that inspire. She actually lives her guidance with her stunning, flawless skin and energy that, of course, goes “On and…

16 Ayurvedic Beauty Brands & Their Creators

If you haven’t heard of Ayurveda yet, then you’ve probably been living under a rock! Just jokes, but honestly … it’s more than trending. Remember how a few years ago, Traditional Chinese Medicine was hot as fire and everyone started seeing an Acupuncturist? Well, that’s sort of what’s happening with Ayurveda; a traditional Indian form…

How Himalayan Salt Lamps Can Improve Your Home & Work Life

Now that the eclipse has opened our eyes to the effects of lighting, we may be all the more mindful about the kind of exposure we experience indoors. Techies already know, of course, a dimmer work desk eases the strain that staring at a screen all day causes, but there are other ways we may…

8 Alternatives to Meditation For Those Who Can’t Stand It

We all know we should meditate, but it’s not always as easy as it sounds. For some, meditation can be the opposite of relaxing. It can feel stressful, overwhelming and even cause anxiety. I know it may sound strange, as meditation is generally associated with a sense of calm and tranquility, but the thought of sitting…

Skateboard Your Way to Fit and Healthy

Skateboarding is a sport, an art form, a lifestyle, and a culture that young (at heart) people have been doing for decades. But you don’t have to have sleeve tattoos, wear baggy pants and do tricks to benefit from this fun activity. Skateboarding is not only healthy and fun to do, but it’s also quite…

India.Arie’s SongVersation: Medicine Meditation Practice

India.Arie is a teacher, not because she is a four-time Grammy winner, but despite the gravitational pull that comes with being so celebrated. One may see clearly that this is so, that she’s a soldier of Self by the way she paid tribute to Roberta Flack at this year’s Black Girls Rock, voice crisp and…