Tag Archive: wellness

    Yin Yoga encourages the prāna, Qi or life force to flow consistently through our meridian system. Our well-being abides in the maintenance of this meridian system and it’s our fascia that houses this intelligent network system. Whenever we stimulate our fascia it directly affects the quality of the Qi that is flowing in our body. Physically a Yin practice increases pliancy in joints within its natural range of motion. Agility, mobility, flexibility and motility will all increase. As one ages we move from a very yang physical body towards a yin physical body. When one is born the... Get the full story

Sometimes I am so ungrounded that I feel like I am going to float away. I am a very idealistic person with 1000 different ideas flying through my brain a minute for ways that the world could or should work better, big idea things that I should do, different things that could be designed better, projects I have been meaning to get to, places I want to go. This is great, I love the way my brain works, but sometimes I have to remind myself to come back down to earth. Being unsettled is..unsettling. There are a lot of lifestyle... Get the full story

Our friends at Bella Kinesis are starting a new campaign called “Give it Another Go” focused on encouraging women who have been discouraged by early life attempts at sportiness in school to try again…to give it another go!  I can relate to this - in high school I told myself I was terrible at basketball but recently played a game just for fun and had a blast!  We put so much pressure on ourselves as young people to be the best or be talented right away when having fun and being healthy should be the focus!  Bella Kinesis are having a... Get the full story

A lot of people might dismiss the idea of of loving yourself or even believe it’s pointless, selfish or self-absorbed. I can tell you from my own experience, it’s the best thing I’ve done in my life so far. When I was younger, I never accepted myself. I was continuously looking for ways that I could be, do or look better. To a point where I made myself quite ill. I was on a constant search for creating a better version of myself to the detriment of my own happiness. One could argue that a certain amount of this is... Get the full story

In recent years, infertility has continued to increase, with women struggling to have a baby and turning to fertility drugs, IVF treatments and even surrogates. Struggling to have a baby can take a huge toll on the body and mind, and also on a couple’s relationship. Women often report feeling inapt when struggling to conceive, and men, who are also seeing a steady decline in their sperm count and strength, feel frustrated and less manly. But does having a baby need to be that hard? Or can we take control of our body so that it performs the way we... Get the full story

Yesterday I went to the doctors office for just some routine things (don’t worry) and I was told when I walked in the door that I would have a 1 hour wait, at least, for my appointment. This is just what everyone wants to hear when they walk into an acetic room full of sniffling people. We have you! You are our hostage for at least an hour of this beautiful day! There are two options of recourse in this scenario: Get angry and cause a scene, or go an sit down and flip through facebook and instagram for 60... Get the full story

Yoga āsana is only one of eight branches on the tree of yoga. The benefits that can be achieved from āsana alone are manyfold and reach far beyond those of flexibility and a toned body. In this article we will look at what some of the great teachers have had to say about the practice of asana, see how it might deepen our knowledge, and influence our teaching. Patanjali wrote in his Yoga Sutras (2nd century BC), that there is a correct way to practice āsana and it requires the two essential qualities of sthira and sikha. Yoga Sutra 2.46... Get the full story

Join Meghan Kay and Sophia Peppas on October 24th for a charity ride to support ZIMELE, an organization dedicated to empowering women in the impoverished communities of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province. Founded in 2007, Zimele is an organization dedicated to confronting the root causes of poverty by removing the barriers to self-sufficiency for women in the impoverished, and often AIDS-stricken, communities of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province.   “To Stand on One’s Own Two Feet”   By providing accessible programs in economics, education, financial management and job skills, Zimele has empowered over 8,000 women to become small-scale entrepreneurs who not only independently... Get the full story

Most who know me are aware that I love to dive in and discuss everything in great detail. A lot. To think deeply about where I have been in my life, about where I am right now and therefore where I am going. To examine and be aware of the imperfections of myself and of others, and then grow from there. If there is one thing I know to be true of myself, it is this. The thing is, however, that many people – both in my past and that are in my life now – find that I “push... Get the full story

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