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15 Simple Ways to Reduce Anxiety

General by Liz Eustace

Easy ways to stay calm and reduce anxiety.

4 tips for doing hot yoga safely in the summer

General by Liz Eustace

Recently, we posted a blog asking if you thought it was ever too hot for hot yoga (even though new research reveals that doing hot yoga is perfectly safe) and discovered that some of you stay away from heated classes during July and August. However, others of you still love hot classes as much during the summer as they do year-round.

3 simple self-massage techniques for the hands, wrists and forearms

General by Liz Eustace

We use our hands, wrists, and forearms non-stop throughout the day, and yogis especially need to spend extra time on those areas since poses from downward facing dog to handstand involve putting pressure on those spots. Fortunately it's easy to relieve some tension and soreness yourself with some simple self-massage techniques. 

Try these 3 simple self-massage techniques to relieve hand, wrist and forearm pain: 

What I learned on Earth Day

General by Liz Eustace

I stumbled onto this brand at the Toronto Yoga Show and have fallen head over heels with their commitment to sustainability and their ingenuity in making 'stuff' simple. From a lineage of craftsmanship, to a love of surfing, into the exploration of yoga, to a passion for Mother Earth this family-run company is a game-changer.  With Chris Willey leading the charge, they've developed the world's first yoga mat to embrace a natural cork surface. It has a non-slip surface and contains zero harmful chemicals. No more PVC mats.

Earth Day starts early

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Earth Day starts early:

Healthy Pina Colada protein shake

General by Liz Eustace

Our friends over at Vega have a healthy protein shake that tastes delicious! It's the Pina Colada Protein Shake.

This simple and easy to make shake is Vega’s healthy take on a classic cocktail, the piña colada, and it tastes like spring in a glass - fresh and sweet with amazing nutritional value. We love to have a green smoothie for breakfast or mid-day to keep us going and this one is AMAZING. 25g of plant-based protein and takes only 5 minutes to make!

#internationalhappinessday - celebrate!

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By: April Martucci - The Buddhist Practice of Recognize, Refrain, Relax, Resolve: Change your habits, create peace in your life.

Healthy St. Patrick's Day Green Smoothie

General by Liz Eustace

Ditch the sugary shamrock shake and make your own St. Patrick's Day green smoothie with clover sprouts. This smoothie is light enough to enjoy before yoga class but tasty enough to still feel like you're celebrating. 

While they may not look as festive as shamrocks, clover sprouts are rich in protein, fiber, and Vitamins A, B, C, and K. You may not be used to putting them in your green smoothies, but with the sweet flavor of the fruit in this recipe, you'll hardly taste the sprouts. 

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5 facts about hormonal health

General by Liz Eustace

Think hormone health is something only teens going through puberty or women going through menopause need to worry about? Think again. Dr. Tracy Thomas breaks down hormone health basics for us below.

If you're like me, you've built yoga into your life to take care of yourself.

But something may be stopping you from experiencing the full benefits that yoga has to offer.

Your hormonal health.

5 yoga poses for depression

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Yoga for depression:

Yesterday in NYC, First Lady Chirlane McCray announced initiatives being taken by the city to address and provide support to those who suffer from mental illness.  In a statement, McCray said, "we know that mental health challenges touch every family, in every neighborhood, in every borough".