Category Archives: Health

Yoga at Any Age

Yoga is more than just an exercise or physical fitness routine, it can provide you with health benefits that go far beyond just a good workout. Since good practices start early and should continue throughout your life, we wanted to give you a few pointers and poses to help get you and your family into a good Yoga routine at any age. Yoga Poses for Kids & Teenagers First of remember to help them see that Yoga is fun and a great way to burn off all that energy they have. While we all know how hard it can be…

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Memorial Day is Here – Are You Ready?

Memorial Day is Here – Are You Ready? The official start of summer holiday is right around the corner. In anticipation of this coming holiday weekend, we wanted to give you a few tips and tricks to stay in shape, stay healthy and stay safe! Staying Healthy Memorial Day usually means one thing…cookouts. While you might be salivating over the grill, be careful not to pack away more calories than needed and be conscious of hidden calories and fat. Chips & Dips – The average cook out usually has an abundance of potato chips, corn chips, Doritos and more. If…

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For Our Future Mothers

With Mother’s Day right around the corner (Sunday May 14th folks, just in case you forgot!) we thought we would give any of our new moms-to-be some safe and healthy ways to get your “yoga on” while expecting. Even though prenatal yoga is often endorsed by most health care providers, it is still important to make sure your practice is modified to take your growing baby bump into account, so start developing a pregnancy yoga routine that works for you. Most yoga studios have prenatal classes as well, so make sure you talk to them about your needs and concerns….

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Creating Sacred Spaces

If you are a yogi, practice yoga, or are just interested in yoga, chances are you’ve heard a lot of talk about the concept of creating sacred spaces. Life is stressful, fast paced and sometimes unrelenting. While your yoga practice should be doing a good job of keeping you centered and grounded, sometimes you might need just a little something more. The concept of creating your own sacred space allows you to create a safe haven for your mind and your soul to get the downtime that it needs. To help you get started, we thought of some tips and…

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5 Healthy Recipes for the Holidays

What better way is there to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year than breaking bread with family and friends? The holiday season is here, so try out one of these delicious, yet healthy recipes to make your holiday a lot more merry and bright! No Bake Ginger & Cinnamon Bliss Balls Photo Credit: My Food Happiness For a festive holiday snack, these no-bake ginger & cinnamon bliss balls take the cake! They are loaded with antioxidant-rich nuts and fruits, a dash of holiday spice, and a light coconut frosting. If you’re low on time, you can whip these up in…

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STARTING WITH STRESS

Avid yoga practitioners already know the stress reducing benefits of yoga but what about you?  Whether you are a yogi who has gotten away from the mat for a while or someone who has never tried yoga, the time to start (or restart) your practice is now.  There are many well-known health benefits of yoga but the best place for you to focus on in the beginning of your practice is stress reduction.   Here’s how to jump start your de-stressing yoga program. First, don’t worry about being flexible!  Sounds strange but yoga is truly a “come as you are” exercise. …

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7 SPRING CLEANING FOODS FOR YOUR BODY

Out with the old and in with the new!  The annual spring cleaning ritual is in full swing right now but let’s not limit the tradition to our homes.  Your body is as anxious for a good cleaning as that stuffed closet overflowing with winter sweaters.  Consider these cleansing foods to get that “spring” back in your step! Sweet Potatoes – Boost your immune system with this antioxidant rich food. This complex carbohydrate takes longer to digest, keeping your energy level up for a longer period of time.  Add a great supply of dietary fiber to help with cholesterol and blood…

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Summer is Coming

Friendly reminder:  Summer is coming!  With a few months left to go before swimsuit season is in full swing it’s time to set some targets for your yoga practice.  If you would like to shed a few pounds or tone up our handy tips will help you be more active and confident this summer. Drink more water. Drinking water increases the amount of calories you burn.  Resting energy burn can increase by 30% within 10 minutes of drinking water and lasts for 60 minutes.  Cold water can do more for you since it takes extra calories to warm it up! …

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The 5 Easy Ways to De-Stress After a Long Day

We’ve all had them.  Those days at work we never thought would end.  Instead of taking that stress home unchecked, try a few of our easy, stress-free tips to restore your balance after you get home. Put Your Phone Away Detaching yourself from the world you just left at work is a great way to unwind and refocus.  Give yourself sometime after getting home to unplug from the devices that strain your eyes and clutter your mind.  Replacing it with a book or some music can do wonders for you, especially just before bedtime. Get Outside Most of us work…

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The Benefits of Juicing

One of the more popular nutrition trends of the last few years has been juicing, but is it for you?  Some have found it to be a fun, fast, and effective way to not only eat well but feel better overall. Here are a few benefits that juicing can provide for you:   Cleansed Body Juicing is basically like detoxifying your body because it does such a great job at flooding your body with nutrients that can be used to rid of all the toxins inside. Areas like the liver, colon, and skin benefit greatly.  Your skin absorbs a lot…

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