by Lindsey Rozmes I love New York. I’ve been drawn to its frenetic energy and lively buzz since I was a kid. I couldn’t wait to grow up and dive into the action. For the past decade, man, was I in the action. I kept stride with the revved up pace, bobbing and weaving through the streets, running from
by Lola Rephann Meditation is a word that has been often mis-used in our modern Western society. It’s sometimes used to mean daydreaming, thinking intently about something, or contemplation, but meditation actually is none of these things. Meditation is a specific technique for resting the mind. Even “rest” in our society is often misconstrued. We think “rest” is sitting in
by Lola Rephann Our culture has some serious baggage around the word “massage,” and when you stop to examine why, is it any wonder? It’s a standard canard in sit-coms, a bad joke implying intimate possibilities when someone creepy tries to pick up cute guy/girl by promising a “massage” to help them relieve stress from all that work or studying.
By Adriana Rambay Fernández As you go about your day, you may have words you repeat to yourself as a reminder, as a way to boost your confidence, or perhaps as words you live by. Sometimes you may find yourself repeating a mantra or something said in a yoga class. Thoughts or phrases you return to can have a powerful
By Naveena Sadasivam Have you ever had one of those nights when you toss and turn and can’t seem to fall asleep? Your mind is racing from one thought to the next, refusing to settle down and holding you back from drifting away. It’s a common problem. In our hectic and scattered lives, we’re often pulled in a million different
by Lola Rephann Anyone who’s ever taken a yoga class has heard the teacher’s direction to breathe. But beyond the usual “make sure you’re breathing” or “take a deep breath” cues, are we ever really taught how to breathe well? Why is it important to breathe well, and what benefits will breathing well confer on us? To “breathe well” is to take breathing out