Ethical Gifts so Good, You’ll Want Them for Yourself

  Ethical is the new black. Companies and products that are fair-trade, organic, eco-friendly, b-corp, vegan and use other ethical practices are IN! Here is a list of our favey ethical gifts for the holidays… Sivana Spirit, Lapis Pendant Necklace $178 House of Marley, POSITIVE VIBRATION 2 On-Ear Headphones $59.99 Teeki, Border Towns Red Mermaid Tank $38 & Coyote…

How to Choose the Right Mala Crystals for Your Personality

Choosing the right mala necklace is usually a challenge, as there so many choices we can make. There are several approaches to choosing a mala, it can be by intuition, intention, or style. Choosing a mala by intuition is when you are naturally drawn to a mala necklace; you may not know why, but you…

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…

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…

Sacred Jewelry and Essential Oils: Healing in Luxury

Most would agree: wearing jewelry is a luxurious healing method. But, imagine the added luxury of anointing your jewelry with fragrant, exotic essential oils to amplify its healing effects. The very act of preparing, anointing, and wearing your jewelry can provide a soothing, centering practice that enables you to consciously direct your deepest aspects of…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…