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Yoga for sexual health: water pitcher breathing technique

General by Liz Eustace

February is alignyo’s month of love, so we thought it was the perfect time to introduce Wendy Strgar, loveologist and creator of Good Clean Love aphrodisiac products. She’s partnered with yoga teacher Caitlin Young to create a Yoga for Sexual Health video series. In this first video, Wendy and Caitlin show you how to do water pitcher breathing to connect to your pelvic floor.

DIY rose sensual aroma oil for Valentine's Day

General by Charlynn Avery

Rose oil is a wonderfully aromatic and healing essential oil. It's also great to use to show yourself some love this Valentine's Day. Aromatherapist Charlynn Avery explains below.

Rose – tried and true flower of passion, romance and all things love. We give each other roses to court and console, to romance and reminisce, but most of all to share love. The essential oil carries the aroma of the flower, which provides for us a gentle reminder of all that makes life beautiful.

Healthy Super Bowl Snacks

General by Liz Eustace

The Super Bowl is today! Whether you’re gearing up to root for your favorite team (we’re partial to the Seattle Seahawks since they meditate and do yoga) or are planning to get together with friends and not watch the Super Bowl, check out a few of our favorite party snacks below. 

Healthier Super Bowl Snacks:

Gluten-Free Goodies

3 yoga poses to help you warm up on a winter's day

General by Jessica Bellofatto

We have had some milder weather these past few weeks, but still a lot of wet, gray days. With many months of winter still ahead of us, it’s enough to make even the best of us feel kind of low. So much has been going on in the world as well. The events in Sandy Hook, right on the heels of Hurricane Sandy… a lot of sadness and confusion. The practice of yoga has been, for the last twenty years, a faithful companion to me.

Essential nutrients your body needs for winter

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Unless you are some of the fortunate few, you’ve probably already felt a tickle in the back of your throat, experienced a deep chill and felt the many months of colder and darker days finally settle in to stay. It’s hard to go a day, let alone a few minutes, without seeing the person next to you at the bus stop or across the market aisle cough, sneeze and sniffle. Yep, flu season is upon us.

How to make your own hand salve

General by Charlynn Avery

Dry winter weather can wreak havoc on hands and cuticles. Here’s an easy DIY hand salve recipe from aromatherapist Charlynn Avery to keep your hands soft and supple all winter long.

Utilizing cocoa butter, sweet almond oil and several essential oils, a simple and effective winter hand salve is easy to make. Our hands show the effects of dry weather easily and with a little care, can stay soft and supple throughout the winter months.

The perfect beginner's yoga guide

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Finally... it's the perfect book about yoga that covers everything from buying the right yoga mat to what happens if you fart in class. Frozen Yoga: A Concentrated Guide for Yoga Newbies, is alignyo founder and 20-year yoga-industry veteran Liz Eustace insider's guide to getting on (and staying) your yoga mat.

Liz unpacks every tool in her kit while keeping it light and fun. It's the perfect holiday gift or stocking stuffer for the person in your life who is 'yoga curious'.

Ayurveda: Thanksgiving recipes for each dosha

General by Ali Cramer

Make healthy Ayurveda habits a part of your everyday life, even on Thanksgiving. Ayurveda expert Ali Cramer of Laughing Lotus Yoga NYC shares super simple healthy Ayurveda-friendly recipe for each dosha you can add to your Thanksgiving menu. 

Healthy Thanksgiving Snacks for Kids

General by Liz Eustace

Looking for fun ways to get little ones excited about Thanksgiving? Blisstree put together a list of adorable Thanksgiving Snacks for Kids ideas. Check them out below.

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.