Want to guess what one of the best ways to prevent body stiffness is? It is actually by moving. Seems a bit counterintuitive, but I swear to you, it makes perfect sense. Think about it like this – if you aren’t moving (or grooving) and your muscles and joints are just hanging out with nothing […]
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The heart chakra (Anahata) is the area of energy in your body that is related to love, care, and compassion – both for yourself and others. The throat chakra (Vishuddha) is the area of energy in your body related to feeling heard, communicating with others, and honestly vocalizing your needs. When these centers of energy […]
A few weeks ago I wrote about aromatherapy and easy ways to use essential oils to improve your mood and how helpful essential oils can be (when diluted with carrier oils, of course). In terms of using essential oils to elevate your yoga practice, I think a great way to accomplish this is to use […]
Gut function is a pretty complex process when you really think about it. Typically food is broken down in your digestive system over the course of 12 to 48 hours. As the food is broken down, the nutrients and minerals make their way to different systems and organs in the body in order to support […]
This isn’t some fancy, difficult to acquire food or ingredient. Nothing you have to search tirelessly for around your nearest health food store. You probably even have it sitting on your counter or in your freezer right at this very moment… I’m talking about bananas! This fruit is used worldwide to soothe stomachs, balance digestion, […]
Last year, researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center published evidence that bacteria in the gut – primarily governed by diet – could be the key factor behind osteoarthritis. Once again, scientific inquiry and academic findings reveal that everything in the body is connected. Ayurvedic practice and eastern medicine have long held this position […]
There have been a lot of health claims around essential oils as of late. I haven’t personally tested all of the new, trendy methods and implementations in full, but I do know that I have long relied on the benefits of essential oils for aromatherapy. Smelling these scents can improve mood, relieve stress and anxiety, […]
You’ve probably seen various brands of coconut water in the grocery store, gas station, health food store, the neighborhood bodega – it’s basically everywhere. And for good reason! Coconut water is full of potassium and magnesium, both of which are vital nutrients for healthy organ function and useful in supporting muscle recovery and lubricating your […]
Your heart chakra needs attention always, but maybe some extra attention during this season of love is a good idea. For everyone! Your heart chakra isn’t just about romantic relationships – it’s about family, work connections, friends – basically, every interaction, communication, and relationship that you have can translate to something powerful and impactful for […]
Papaya and pineapple – aside from their notoriously tropical flavors, what’s the deal with these fruits? One of the reasons these fruits are super-powered for human health is due to their enzymatic content. Naturally occurring enzymes in these fruits get to work in your digestive systems by helping breakdown food effectively and moving food through […]