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Just as balancing your doshas in Ayurveda can improve your health, having the right mix of the five elements—ether, air, fire, water, and earth—in your home can elevate how you live, says Kathleen Cox, a renowned expert of Vastu (an Indian system of design) and author of Space Matters. People with a lot of airy qualities, for instance, might benefit from a grounding, earthy gift that eases frenetic energy; fiery folks who work and play hard might love a dose of soothing water energy. With Cox...
Last year, I spent a week at an Ayurvedic spa in the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains and learned immediately that in Ayurveda, the quality of your digestion is the biggest key to your overall health. If your digestive system is running smoothly, you’ve got the best shot at staving off disease and feeling great. It’s that simple.
Can’t sleep? Join the club: According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, more than a third of Americans suffer from occasional bouts of insomnia, which is defined as trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. The good news: Yoga can help. Here, top yoga teachers around the world share their go-to poses that help them drift off—fast.
By now, most of us have gotten the message that using props is not a sign of weakness. After all, props can add a whole new dimension to your yoga practice, helping you do everything from improve your alignment to making formerly awkward or uncomfortable poses easier, and more. In fact, not using a prop can often compromise the integrity of a pose.
Yoga props can also have a restorative effect, helping you sink deeper into a stretch or massage away tension held in your connective tissue. In a...
Studio owners, we feel you: You love doing yoga in your studio—but cleaning the studio? Not so much.
To be sure, keeping your yoga studio clean can be a relentless undertaking. Only two things will save from you from tidying fatigue: changing your mindset and dialing in your routine, says housekeeping coach Marla Cilley, author of the forthcoming book, The Chaos Cure, who recommends rethinking the negative connotations cleaning often triggers.
We all know the importance of staying hydrated—especially during summer. But chugging liters of plain water can feel like a chore. In fact, even the most health conscious among us often struggle to reach our recommended daily quota.
One solution to water fatigue: Upgrade your water with superfoods, supplements, or other creative add-ins that make your water tastier and healthier.
There’s an alchemical shift that happens when women are in the company of other women. For starters, there’s an exponential leap in trust—something in short supply in our current political climate. There’s an ability to drop in and simply be, and a willingness to share all of who we are because we know we’re surrounded by others who’ve had similar experiences.
That solidarity is part of the zeitgeist behind the growing demand for women-only trips and retreats.
These days, finding the right yoga mat can send you into choice paralysis. From sticky mats that come in all different textures and levels of thickness to hot yoga towel-mats, traditional woven blanket-mats, and more, there’s a yoga mat for almost every type of yoga. Which means it can be especially tough to find the best yoga mat for your practice.
Going into your first yoga teacher training can be exciting—and daunting. Here are six must-haves to help make your experience even sweeter.
Yoga pants have become a staple in everyone’s closet—yogis and non-yogis alike. Which is probably why the options feel endless when it comes to different styles, and why shopping for the best yoga pants for you can feel a lot like finding the most flattering jeans or bathing suit. Read: It can be hard!
For the last decade, probiotics for gut health has been the trend that keeps on trending. But now, probiotics have officially become “a thing” in skincare. Call it the skin-gut connection. The beauty industry has expanded the microbiome’s territory, making the case that skin craves probiotics too—the mix of bacteria, yeasts, and parasites that live on the epidermis.
Encouraged by recent research, beauty manufacturers believe that living organisms both in and on the body can support the skin’s...
Doing new things with your partner can increase marital satisfaction in ways that sticking to the routine may not.
Injecting some novelty into an experience you want to remember can help the memory withstand the test of time.
Squaw Valley Ski Resort—in California’s Sierra Mountains high above Lake Tahoe— is Wanderlust country: Home to the festival’s debut in 2009, it’s a perfect stomping ground to recalibrate your inner compass. Here, a taste of what’s on offer in the nearby village this season.