Breath Easy: Techniques for health and happiness

Breath Easy: Techniques for health and happiness

As you probably know, yoga can greatly enhance the quality of your breathing. We feel so good on the days we practice not only because we open our bodies and center our minds; but because we become more conscious of our breathing, which increases the flow of oxygen and Prana in our system. 

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Small Changes to New Habits

Small Changes to New Habits

When we’re ready for a change in our lives, we want it to happen fast. But change takes time, and new habits take a lot of practice before they become routine. In fact, experts agree that it’s rarely a good idea to jump head first into any big transition. The best way to quick change, is to go slow. So to make your new routines stick, take baby steps.

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The Secret to Beginning Again as We Prepare For Rebirth and Renewal

The Secret to Beginning Again as We Prepare For Rebirth and Renewal

As we enter this season of rebirth, we naturally grow more attentive to what we may want to cultivate and grow. With this in mind, I recently read The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, a collection of the most common regrets of the dying, written by a palliative nurse. It’s not surprising to see what made the list, as they are all things that touch each of our lives as we struggle to pay attention to and make time for things that we truly love.

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The Power of Awe: Heal in Nature's AWEsomeness

The Power of Awe: Heal in Nature's AWEsomeness

It is an AWEsome time to slow down in nature and up our mental and physical wellbeing. In a study published January 19th in the journal Emotion, researchers found that positive emotions—especially the awe that comes with a deep connection to nature, art, or spirituality—are linked to lower levels of inflammation-producing cytokines.

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