The Importance of Flexibility in Health

Flexibility is one of the keys to health and happiness. This is not limited only to the physical body, mental flexibility is just as important. Let’s take a look at both and why it’s so important to our well-being.

Yoga Asanas for Common Ailments

Hitting the yoga mat can help ease, and in some cases, completely eradicate many common health conditions. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, try these yoga postures to help alleviate these problems before turning to prescription meds (which often make things worse in the long run). 1. Depression There’s definitely something to…

Can Yoga Help Children From Becoming Haters?

Nobody wants to be labeled a hater. However, many of us aren’t aware that we regularly engage in hateration and even worse, are passing down the hater baton to our kids because, honestly, we all suffer from hating at times. Think not? Let me put it this way. Have you ever been mad that someone…

Walking the Labyrinth: A Meditative Path

 “The Light, it’s always been there, it’ll guide you.” ~Maz Kanata It was 1980 and “The Empire Strikes Back” had enthralled our cultural psyche. That summer at a church party, the only kid there was a boy younger than me who clearly had seen the movie too. As we ran off to play, he leapt…

Why Yoga and Meditation Shouldn’t Be Separated

In a world filled with yoga classes utilizing everything from stand up paddle boards to silk scarves hanging from the ceiling to accessorize the asanas, it is easy to lose track of the original intent of the postural practice. Asana is not just a set of exercises for a great physique. It was created as…

How To Raise Your Personal Vibration

In today’s spiritual or metaphysical world we hear many new age words. One that is pretty popular is “raising your vibration” or “vibrating on a higher level.” What the heck does this mean? It’s pretty simple actually, it’s how your overall well-being is doing. The spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental side of you. Everything around…

The Most Inspirational Yoga Transformation Videos Of 2015

Yoga is changing the world — one dedicated yogi at a time. These videos prove that if you believe you can change … change will come. Through determination and hard work you can transform, not only your body through yoga, but also your mind-state, emotional well-being and entire life. Here are the most inspirational yoga…

31 of the Dopest Yoga Mats on the Planet

Yoga is an expression of life. And our yoga mat (potentially) can be an expression of ourselves. Our personality, our mood and our inner beauty, our flava … now to just find the right one. Here’s a list of the dopest yoga mats on the planet. TRIBAL Wildlings Haleakala This outta-this-world yoga mat was inspired by…

How Giving Makes Your Life More Abundant

During the recent economic crisis, many began the unsightly practice of hoarding. Hoarding not only things, but also … money. Though it seems contradictory, being stingy with money has the reverse desired effect – it creates a paradigm of lack, poverty and financial struggle. There are a lot of wealthy and UNHAPPY people in the…

Ayurvedic Remedies to Reverse Arthritis

In Ayurveda, the traditional Hindu system of medicine, the causes of arthritis are an accumulation of Ama or toxins and aggravated Vata (dosha type) paired with weak Agni (digestive fire). Since the main dosha associated with arthritis is Vata, most treatments call for Vata-pacifying remedies. What Is Ama and How Does it Affect Arthritis? Ama is…

4 Reasons Why Men Should Do Yoga

A common misconception is that yoga is a woman’s workout. This is totally absurd and, in fact, yoga was originally practiced by both men and women thousands of years ago. And for those of you who’ve tried it know  – it’s nowhere near a dainty exercise. Nowadays there is a yoga class for every need, including…

7 Reasons Why Yogis Make the Best Partners

Deeper than the ‘lean and toned’ body stereotype that yogis are generally associated with, there are many more important reasons why yogis make superb mates. Here’s a list of reasons you may want to seek out a yogi partner (or at least get your current honey to accompany you to a yoga class): They’re more…