8 #Acupressure Points To #ReduceStress

Long ago, when your hunter-gatherer ancestors came across a bear in the woods, they experienced what is now called stress: elevated heart rate, quick breathing, and tense muscles. This response quickened their reflexes, spurring them to fight or run—which would not only potentially save their lives, but also process the stress response out of their…

99 Reasons to Start #Meditating

There’s big buzz around meditation, and for good reason. Research points to this once fringe practice as a highly effective technique for improving your life overall. With benefits ranging from physiological to psychological to spiritual, and scientific research to back its validity, there’s really no reason anyone shouldn’t be meditating at this point. Corporations, professional…

Why You Need Passion To #ReachYourGoals

The New Year tends to inspire people to think of the future and what they want it to look like. It’s a time of year when we reflect; think of what was and wasn’t accomplished, and how we are going to conquer the upcoming days. Maybe you even prepare a mental to-do list each year…

The #5ElementMeditation To Embody The Sacred

Many people on a spiritual path begin their day with every intention to remain heart-centered, balanced, and responsive. To ensure your mind, body, and spirit run smoothly, you might exercise, practice yoga, meditate, complete a series of breathing exercises, or pray. These activities protect your physical health, nervous system, and well-being. Yet, with the enormous…

12 Fundamental Yoga Poses For A #BalancedLife

Hatha yoga, and its myriad of poses, offers nearly endless possibilities for cultivating strength, balance, and flexibility. However, the huge variety of poses can sometimes feel intimidating to both the new and seasoned yogi. In the limited time we have for our personal practice, which movements are the most basic and beneficial for restoration, healing,…

The #HealthBenefits of #GingerTea

“Everything good is found in ginger,” states an old Indian proverb. That’s why Ayurveda often refers to ginger as a universal medicine. Chinese medicine, the other most ancient yet living tradition, also turns to ginger medicinally because it restores Yang, or hot energy. Currently, India and China produce most of the world’s ginger because it…

6 Post-Feast #YogaPoses to Help Your Digestion

It can be tempting to curl up on couch after a large, decadent holiday meal. However, doing mindful movement after you eat sets up your body to move food along and keep you comfortable. Try these six yoga poses to help stimulate digestion and detoxification. Twists Why Twists? Twists are great nourishing and detoxifying poses…

How to Find Your Center in 3 Easy Steps

Deadlines, to-do lists, projects, and responsibilities: they all help make our lives feel a little too hectic, unmanageable, and even out of control. One of the greatest skills you can acquire is learning how to access your internal compass and find your center in times of stress. We all encounter stressful people, situations, and periods…