Contributed by: Bridget Fujioka Stress is an all too common occurrence in our daily lives, and now with the holidays around the corner, we experience the feeling even more. But, why is stress such a common occurrence and how do we cope with it? To understand how to manage it, we must first understand how stress works. Stress is a
Contributed by: Lola Rephann Touch is essential for well-being and emotional balance. In our society today, we’re often over-sexualized and under-touched. Fed a strange diet of messages that say we must be sexually attractive and provocative to merit touch, there is no model for non-sexual yet intimate healing contact. Even within our own families, we’re not guaranteed touch as many children
By Amy Elizabeth Mareno, M.T.S., RYT-200 The Ramayana as Retold by Krishna Dharma – Historical Epic One of the greatest ancient Sanskrit epic poems of all times tells of the cosmic battle between good and evil abounds with timeless wisdom, heroic feats, and loveable characters. Attributed to the sage Valmiki (circa 500 BCE), the events are said to have taken
By Amy Elizabeth Mareno, M.T.S., RYT-200 In the ancient language of Sanskrit, one of the essential translations of the word “Asana” is simply “sit in a comfortable posture”. More broadly as the practice of Hatha Yoga has evolved in the West, the term “Asana” has come to connote , “physical posture”, whatever shape it may take. However, the practice of
Reviews.com, a research team dedicated to finding the fact behind products and industries, recently did some in-depth research on yoga mats! Yoga mats are no longer in the one-type-fits-all-users category. Each yogi is unique, so this guide can help you find the mat that is the right fit for your practice. The following nine mats were selected from 30 of the best-rated
by Janel DuRoss Warm weather with summer fun is almost here! If you are looking for a partner infused way to get in and stay in shape, look further into acroyoga/partner yoga. This dynamic integration of yoga and acrobatics (and sometimes thai massage for the therapeutics ‘lunar’ version) is a unique way to build strength, connect with others and
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 Janel DuRoss I truly enjoy the festive energy of the holiday season, there’s a certain specialness and mystery or ‘rasa’ in the atmosphere that makes this time of year fun and cozy. Although, I much prefer warmer temperatures like 90 degrees, I like how nature inspires our body and mind to slow down. It’s a time to restore
by Lindsey Rozmes Its about this time every year that we start to hear the buzz of New Year’s resolutions. We start to feel the pressure to make a change in our lives, quit that bad habit, drop those extra pounds, but research says that only 8% of people actually follow through and achieve our resolutions. Ouch! Why even bother?!
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.