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;…

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…

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…

18 Yoga Outfits for Moon Lovers

There’s the recent Solar Eclipse, the Autumnal Equinox coming up (a time when the Sun & Moon get just about equal amounts of the 24 hours in a day) and today, we have a full moon. Lots of amazing and rare things happening in the cosmos and we thought, what a perfect time to pay homage…

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…

Post-Eclipse Hip Release Yoga (Video) With Adriene

With the solar eclipse, emotions rise. There is something about the moon, and the tides and the amount of water in the human body (an average of 60 percent of our composition) that causes anxiety. Or perhaps it’s the witnessing of the sheer gravity of science that causes the feels. According to CBS, even the…

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…