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Healthy yoga-inspired plans for the 4th of July

Yoga Lifestyle by Liz Eustace

Fireworks, barbecues and sizzling hot weather—we love the 4th of July. No matter what you have planned for Independence Day, follow our yoga-inspired 4th of July guide for fun holiday ideas that are aligned with your healthy yoga lifestyle. Because feeling like you need a holiday after a holiday is no good. 

Yoga for digestion

General by Jessica Bellofatto

Yoga teacher Jessica Bellofatto is back with yoga poses for digestion that will help you detox for spring.

In season now: The best fruits & veggies to eat in June

General by Liz Eustace

Get ready for juicy berries, ripe tomatoes and fresh corn: summer produce season is now in full swing. Find out what fruits and veggies are at their peak freshness in June below.

4 healing benefits of aloe vera

General by Liz Eustace

As a kid your mom probably used aloe vera on you after getting badly sunburned. But when we dug a little deeper, we found out that aloe can basically help treat ANY skin problem imaginable! Aloe is a cactus plant that contains a healing clear gel inside it’s leaves. It acts as a protective layer that helps your skin lock in moisture, therefore helping it to heal quicker. Aloe leaves and 100% natural aloe gel are great to keep in your home, especially during summer to help soothe minor cuts, burns and bug bites. 

Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini talks with alignyo about yoga

General by Liz Eustace

Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini practices yoga, pranayama and mindfulness everyday and has made it his mission to make it available to Aetna employees. In our interview with Mark, he discusses how yoga helped him heal from a skiing accident and shares statistics on the positive effects of mindfulness programs in the workplace.

Can you share how you found yoga and what your "cocktail" is?

Pineapple vanilla chia fresca

Recipes by Liz Eustace

Looking for a refreshing way to beat the heat this summer? Whip up a Pineapple Vanilla Chia Fresca from Jenné Claiborne. We think it’s perfect as-is or add rum for a great summer cocktail. 

Pineapple and vanilla are a surprising match made in heaven. Add chia seeds to the mix, and you’ve got a super delicious, refreshing, comforting and filling drink in no time. Instead of snacking on chips, trail mix or cookies, try a pineapple vanilla chia fresca for your summertime snack.

Yoga for every body: 4 easy chair yoga poses

General by Liz Eustace

Yoga truly is for everyone, and it can be practiced at any time. You don't even need a mat; just use the chair you're sitting in.

Chair yoga is ideal for yogis with injuries, elderly yogis, or even yogis confined to a desk. It still offers the meditative benefits of any mat practice and can increase your range of motion, build flexibility, and even strengthen muscles. By using your breath as you move just as you would on your mat, a chair practice can become a powerful routine. 

Here are 4 easy chair yoga postures to get you started:

5 great spring detox foods

Recipes by Jenne Claiborne

There are so many ways to detoxify, but don’t forget that each spring Mother Nature blesses us with a variety of whole plant foods that support and nourish us more effectively than any juice fast can. Make these seasonal foods an integral part of your diet this spring, and rest assured that a magnificent inner detoxification and regeneration is happening within.

5 spring detox foods:

Healthy breakfast: Oatmeal & quinoa porridge with coconut milk

General by Liz Eustace

When you want something healthy, sweet and filling for breakfast, try this Oatmeal & Quinoa Porridge with Coconut Milk from Jenné Claiborne of The Nourishing Vegan.