Ayurveda to Help You Know Which Style of Yoga Will Make You Feel Your Best

Have you ever wondered why some yoga poses leave you feeling calm and balanced, while others make you feel less grounded than you were before class? Or why sometimes a restorative class can feel more energizing than go-to vinyasa class with that perfect playlist?

Ayurveda—India’s ancient holistic health system—offers some insight into this mystery, as well as some useful tips on how to know ahead of time what you’re in for when you step onto your mat.  In fact, in our world of information overload and people being an “expert” on seemingly everything but themselves, the person-specific nature of this 5,000-year-old philosophy feels as pertinent as ever.

6 Ways to Practice Mindful Eating

At one point or another, nearly everyone I work with mentions the challenges of mindful eating. From busy schedules and on-the-go "meals" to technological distractions to the awkwardness of eating with others as we seemingly take five minutes for each bite, eating mindfully can be a difficult practice. And yet, it is one that most people who are interested in meditation, yoga—any form of holistic heath and body awareness—want to develop.

20 Ways Create More Magic in Your Life

Around the world people have written stories about fantastical beings and happenings that have amazed and inspired us for thousands of years. The ancient myths from Egypt, Greece, India and indigenous cultures across the globe tell the stories of gods, goddesses, angels, archangels, fairies, spirit guides and star beings who lived fantastical lives. These stories about unseen magic hold within them the ancient archetypes which we experience in our life's journey, opening us up to perceiving more of the magic already around us everyday. 

Five Essentials of Ayurveda You Can Start Practicing Today

Ayurveda, a Sanskrit word that translates to “the science of life,” originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. It's a practice that believes everything in the universe is connected and that health is achieved by understanding our uniqueness while staying in alignment with the rhythm of the nature.

There are a few simple things we can all do to apply this wisdom to our daily lives. The beauty of Ayurveda is that the small tweaks make a big difference. It's not about doing everything at once rather trying a few things over time. 

Choosing a Meditation Practice: What's the Difference and How do You Choose What's Best for You?

If you've looked into meditation within the past five or six years, you've likely noticed that there appear to be many types with differing instructions, focus, posture, etc. I, too, have observed this and have been approached by an increasing number of people wanting to know how to choose what's best for them. So what's the deal?