October 2014

Top 5 uses for eucalyptus oil in fall and winter

General by Charlynn Avery

Eucalyptus essential oil is a great tool for helping you feel your best this season. Here, aromatherapist Charlynn Avery highlights the top five uses for eucalyptus oil in fall and winter plus shares a recipe for a DIY all-natural eucalyptus chest rub.

alignyo's guide to yoga terms, part 2: back to basics

Yoga Terms

Like a beginner's yoga class, sometimes you have to go back to basics to elevate your practice. That’s why for this installment of alignyo’s guide to yoga terms, we’re breaking down the yoga words you probably hear most often. 

A refresher is never a bad thing: 

Asana: What you do on the mat

An asana is a yoga pose. The Sanskrit name for almost all yoga poses ends in asana, for example Bakasana, crow pose.

alignyo's definitions of yoga terms, part 1

Yoga Terms by Liz Eustace

Whether you’re new to yoga or have been hitting the mat for quite some time, alignyo’s definitions of some key yoga terms will make sure you have a good understanding of what the heck your teacher means when she says stuff like “place your hands in anjali mudra” or casually uses Sanskrit while guiding you through a vinyasa flow.

Because you never know when someone might invite you a to a kirtan…and you have no idea what that is.

Why you should eat more pumpkin seeds

General by Purely Elizabeth

We love pumpkin seeds. They are packed with iron, zinc, potassium and protein and add a nice flavor to salads, oatmeals and granola. Our friends at Purely Elizabeth put together this quick and easy read on the nutritional benefits of pumpkin seeds. Check it out below. We guarantee you’ll want to add more pepitas to your diet asap.

All about pumpkin seeds:

Ayurveda: 4 ways to boost creativity this season

General by Breathe Repeat

Feeling a little blocked or uninspired this season? Ayurveda expert Ali Cramer shares four ways to boost creativity, specifically during Vata (fall) season for Breathe Repeat. Check out a few of her tips below. 

As the wind and colder temperatures snuck in this week, we begin to feel the looming presence of winter, the holidays, and those long dark nights.

Vata season holds MYSTERIES! Spiritual and creative energy is very high this time of year, so take advantage of that and check in the following creative Practices.

Quick & Easy Pumpkin Chai

Recipes by Sarah Miller

Get in the fall spirit with this quick and easy pumpkin chai recipe from Sarah Miller. 

Chai is such a yummy, autumn tea base because the aromatic lure of the cloves, the nutmeg, the cinnamon, and the vanilla are all used in so many of our pies, breads, and cookies this time of year. It’s a great way to enjoy all the same spice sensations we get from those yummy treats, without all the calories!