Spiritual Bypass

by Angela Blueskies In a recent conversation, I was surprised to hear a woman who considers herself a new-age spiritual teacher say something like, “with enlightenment, we don’t have to care about the worldly stuff anymore.”  I noted a distinct air of superiority in her

Celebrate Mom with Yoga

“We are born of love; Love is our mother.” ~Rumi Mother’s Day is on Sunday.  Make sure to plan something special for yours.  Why not plan to take out your yoga mats and spend some quality time at the yoga studio? Here’s a few options

Yoga and Clementines

by Gwen Soffer It is simple and perfect: yoga. It is simple and perfect: a clementine orange. As my field placement for graduate school, I work at a refugee resettlement service agency. Working in the wellness department, I have the opportunity to lead trauma-sensitive yoga

Tips for Healthy Ayurvedic Digestion

In Ayurveda, digestion is the foundation where health develops and diseases mainly begins. Digestion is physical (taking in food which converted into nutrition and cellular information), and mental (state of mind coming in through the five primary senses – eyes, ears, nose, mouth and touch-

Meditation 101 – Tips to Getting Started

Meditation has an extraordinary number of benefits. Not only is great for your mental health, but it can impact your physical health as well. Whether you are new to meditation or just getting back into your practice, it can be hard to feel motivated and

Clinical Trial Shows Benefit of Yoga for Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment

Yoga will benefit cancer patients!  This is not new information to those of us that practice yoga regularly as we realize that yoga can help just about anything.  But a formal study backing this up is new.  We’re excited to share this release from this

Training in Trauma Informed Yoga

If you’ve thought about teaching yoga in a jail, domestic violence shelter, or youth group home, you’ve probably wondered how trauma informed yoga is different from “regular” yoga. Now, how do you get training … and do you really need it if you’re already a

The Practice and Benefits of Belly Breath (Diaphragmatic Breathing)

It seems we can never escape stress. Just when you think you’ve tackled it, something is lurking around the corner. However, we can change how we react to it. Amy Rizzotto, Washington DC wellness professional, walks us through a breathing technique that can help make

Ayurvedic Scallion Pancakes

  This recipe is filling and tasty. It makes a good addition to meals or can be good for breakfast with a cup of tea, or dinner in the same fashion.                   INGREDIENTS: 1 cup of chickpea

Almond Tulsi Delight

  Tulsi, also called Holy Basil in India, is a sacred plant and contains restorative and spiritual properties. It is used for detoxification, stress management, energy, and to restore balance. and this recipe is a tasty option to incorporate Tulsi into your routine.