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Benefits of Meditation

General by Liz Eustace

Benefits of meditation:

We always enjoy the articles that explore the merits of mindfulness. While the claims of benefits are vast, we love the science behind the studies reported in the New York Times's article How Meditation Changes the Brain. 

CJ, German Shorthaired Pointer, Named Top Dog - inspires us to do YOGA with our dog!

General by Liz Eustace

#WestminsterDogShow -- CJ. it's given us inspiration to do yoga with our dog... or DOGA!

Doga – a portmanteau of "Dog Yoga" - is the practice of yoga with your dog. Say what?

Yep, you can practice yoga with your k-9 bestie - it’s a real thing. Doga incorporates meditation, gentle massage and stretching to achieve a blissful state with your pooch.

Why do such a thing? According to doga practitioners, there are several reasons:

#grammy Awards and yoga?

General by Liz Eustace

Tonight will tell us whether a yoga inspired Bhakti (devotion) based album will win the #GRAMMYs. Nominated for the 58th #Grammys, Bhakti Without Borders blends 'melodies from the East Indian Bhakti tradition with the folk, bluegrass and country elements of traditional American and Irish music. The result is a sound that is both fresh and familiar'.

Yoga for Love: An Intimate Sequence

General by Jessica Bellofatto

With February comes Valentine’s Day, a day to recognize and honor the loved ones in your life, especially your romantic love. This is one of those holidays that could easily fall into the category of lame ‘hallmark holidays,’ but not if we choose to forgo the heart shaped box of chocolates and spice things up with our partner with some partner yoga instead! 

How to use essential oils to naturally freshen laundry

General by Liz Eustace

Aura Cacia aromatherapist Charlynn Avery explains how you can use essential oils at home to naturally clean laundry that smells great.

Mindful Coaching 2016

General by Liz Eustace

Make 2016 YOUR year of living BOLDLY. Mindful Coaching explores the tools to create happiness and how to live with purpose and focus. This short and highly effective tele-series combines the principles of mindfulness and the techniques of goal setting. 

We'll explore: 

  1. how to write and manifest powerful goals

  2. tools for effective and positive communication

  3. identifying the barriers and limitations that we create and solving for them

The ultimate beginner's guide to yoga

General by Liz Eustace

For all the wanna be yogis out there who are too intimidated to try yoga, Frozen Yoga: A Concentrated Guide for Yoga Newbies is for you. Written in a fun, witty and totally accessible way, author Liz Eustace (alignyo publisher!) give readers the tools to access and develop this lifelong practice. It's a must for those interested in yoga but have been too afraid to try. A great gift to a loved one or to yourself!

Fall essential oils + forest fresh room spray recipe

General by Liz Eustace

Bring the fresh, comforting aromas of fall into your home with these fall essential oils, picked by aromatherapist Charlynn Avery. She also shares an easy DIY recipe for a forest fresh room spray.

Diffusing oils for this time of year is not only a way to maintain the vibrant connection to the world outside, it is also a good practice to keep everyone breathing well inside. These fall essential oils can help brighten our homes and can invoke a sensory experience that is very much in line with the time of year.

Some essential oils for fall:

3 yoga poses to boost immunity

General by Jessica Bellofatto

An apple a day keeps the doctor away and according to Jessica Bellofatto, owner of KamaDeva Yoga, so does yoga. She says that there are specific yoga poses that boost immunity. “Restorative postures are highly recommended,” says Bellofatto.

Annie Carpenter: Transitioning to fall with ease

General by Liz Eustace

We’re excited for fall. We truly are, but still, we do hate to see summer go. Every year we feel like we didn’t do enough to celebrate what we consider the best season. So these words from LA-based yoga teacher Annie Carpenter really hit home for us: