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Ancient stones harness the life-giving elements of the earth and universe–the sun, moon, and oceans. Each type has its own healing properties and carries powerful vibrations that can help change your frequency and amplify positive vibes. Use this flow chart to find out which one is best for you right now. Illustration: Rebecca Reitz Designs
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[embedded content] Long-heralded as the golden Ayurvedic herb with serious medicinal properties, turmeric is no secret in the wellness world. But can this wonder plant actually promote physical health? Yogi and mindful entrepreneur, Nicole Cardoza, explains just how herbal formulations, and especially turmeric, can be used to support physical health with an emphasis on mobility.
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This moving meditation will help you reconnect with all that’s wild and free. Adapted from REWILDING: Meditations, Practices, and Skills for Awakening in Nature, by Micah Mortali. Sounds True, December 2019. Reprinted with permission. JONATHAN CANLAS It wasn’t long ago that our ancestors were living according to the earth’s seasons and cycles. Today, most of
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Yoga straps are utilized in yoga classes and at home to aid in obtaining a pose (if you can’t quite reach it) and also with therapeutic stretching to gently gain missing mobility throughout the body. Straps play an integral role in helping beginning yogis find their pose and for seasoned yogis fine-tuning their form, all
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Thanksgiving season conjures all the emojis at once: the grounded contentment that comes with autumnal reflection, but also sometimes anxiety about impending family gatherings. No matter how (or whether) you celebrate the tradition as it currently unfolds in America, there are ways you can take ownership of your emotional outlook this month by expressing gratitude
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Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose – Yoga Journal The restorative version is best practiced with the non-aerial foot at the wall so that the non-aerial leg can be stabilized without too much effort Begin in a Supine Tadasana with the feet at the wall and a bolster to the outside fo the right hip Press the big
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Transition into winter feeling calm, grounded, and centered with these self-care tips from the holistic wellness experts at Still Soul Studio in Charleston, South Carolina. Still Soul Studio in Charleston, South Carolina STILL SOUL STUDIO Sun Meditation “If your nervous system is already overstimulated and depleted, seasonal changes can trigger anxiety, depression, and increased stress,”
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Even if you’d rather take a nap than get on the mat, this short practice can reenergize and refocus you – without caffeine. If you’ve been sitting all day, this afternoon practice will feel wonderful! Featuring standing poses to open your hips, twists to help open your thoracic spine, some core work to strengthen your
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You’re probably familiar with Hatha Yoga (asana) and Raja Yoga (meditation, mantras, and other techniques), but did you know that there are other major paths of yoga that lead you to reconnect you with your divine nature? According to the ancient scriptures of Vedanta–the philosophical foundations of Hinduism–there are three more to pay attention to:
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To get the most out of your essential oils, you need to choose both high-quality products and the diffuser that’s right for you. When choosing oils, look for the “USDA Organic” seal and name of the certifying body (like Oregon Tilth or ECOCERT) on the label. This typically helps ensure you’re buying essential oils that
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Wanderlust Hollywood will be home to a timely discussion, “Reclaiming Wellness: Preserving Culture in Practice”, on Nov. 12 at 7p. Reclamation Ventures is hosting this conversation with three featured guests about preserving heritage in the modern wellness space. This event is FREE but RSVP is required, so grab your spot as limited seats remain. Making
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Senior teacher Erica Mather shares a backbending sequence designed to empower. Erica Mather Maria Bassett Ana Forrest isn’t one for heady explanations. Forrest Yoga is a feeling practice: Some answers are found only by doing; talk simply can’t accomplish what breath and experience can. This doesn’t mean that Ana eschews thinking; her style of yoga
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While markets on the coasts are saturated with yoga studios and a variety of healing modalities, yoga teachers and wellness practitioners in Southern states are noticing an unmet need for non-traditional approaches to health. Unsplash While the trend in alternative healing and yoga grows (thanks in part to social platforms where 30-day yoga challenges and
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Revolved Triangle Pose (Parvritta Trikonasana) – Yoga Journal Begin in Tadasanaat the top of the mat Place hands at the hips and notice that the frontal hip bones are square to the front of the mat Observe also that the two sides of the waist are equally long –the side bodies are even Now imagine
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Our on-the-go culture places value on striving, but if you don’t accept who you are, you’re cheating yourself out of health, happiness, and feeling whole. Here, learn how to find refuge from judgment. (Hint: It’s closer than you think.) Simon Migaj/unsplash When you were growing up, I bet you had a special place of refuge
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Bring yourself back to “the good place” within that isn’t swayed by anxiety, fear, insecurity, and distraction. “Practicing asana with an awareness of the spinal column and midline of the body is a way of physically connecting to your center,” writes Barrie Risman, author of Evolving Your Yoga: Ten Principles for Enlightened Practice. In this
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There is so much amazing yoga in Greater Palm Springs, it’s easy to book your schedule with back-to-back vinyasa and power classes. But travelers would be remiss not to also schedule an outdoor adventure or two. After all, yoga really starts when we step off our mats, right? The beautiful desert landscape provides the perfect
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Souljourn Yoga collaborates with local organizations in Cambodia, Peru, and Morocco to support girls’ education and empowerment. Jordan Ashley ROMYLONDONUK Jordan Ashley took her first yoga teacher training at the end of college while she was dealing with a toxic and abusive relationship. After she broke away from her partner, she stopped practicing and moved
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Gate Pose (Parighasana) – Yoga Journal Begin kneeling with the thighs perpendicular to the floor, and the knees and feet together Extend the big toes straight back, pressing down with all 10 toenails and firming the outer ankles into the midline Spin the inner thighs back and gently release the flesh of the buttocks towards
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Shoulder-Pressing Pose (Bhujapidasana) – Yoga Journal Begin in a soft Uttanasana with the feet slightly turned out and the knees a bit bent Take the right hand through the legs and clasp the right calf, placing the right shoulder behind the right knee Pin the right knee into the midline and place the right hand
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Cobra (Bhujanghasana) – Yoga Journal Begin on the belly with feet hips distance apart and hands placed beside the ribs· Extend the big toes straight back and press down with all ten toenails to activate the quadriceps Spin the inner thighs to the ceiling (to broaden the lower back) while firming the outer ankles into
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Contributor Jennifer Davis-Flynn finds both stillness and whimsy in Moab, Utah at the Desert Shakti yoga retreat. Mark Sorenson The desert in spring is a magical experience. The cacti bloom with red and pink flowers; days are warm, but not hot; rosy sunsets burst over jagged red rocks; cool, clear nights are perfect for campfires
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Bound Angle (Baddha Konasana) – Yoga Journal Begin in Dandasana, pressing forward with the big toe mounds, spinning the inner thighs down and rooting down with the femurs Use the foot and leg actions to get directly on top of the sitting bones, rather than falling behind them Move the sacrum in and up towards