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The ultimate beginner's guide to yoga

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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:  

The latest in athleisure wear

General by Liz Eustace

After my days at lululemon, I can’t help but get excited about the latest in the ‘athleisure’ wear trend, a retail category making up 17% of all retail sales last year. It combines athletic apparel and leisurewear, think yoga pants meets a cute cotton t-shirt on top. Sitting in the billion dollar sales territory, it’s a pretty BIG trend to keep an eye out for. I love watching what’s coming next and was excited and frankly a little surprised that the latest cutting edge line comes from Athleta.

30 easy ways to supercharge your diet

General by Liz Eustace

It’s not difficult to eat healthier.  Just making simple changes to your diet can ramp up the vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients you’re getting.  And better nutrition quickly spells better health.  To make it easier for you, we've compiled 30 simple ways to supercharge your diet.  

1.  Use avocado instead of butter on your sandwiches, buns, or on veggies.

Vladimir Putin: yoga and trends

General by Liz Eustace

Back in July of this year, Vladimir Putin told India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, that he was open and ready to try yoga. And hey, we’re always happy when world leaders are up for a little peaceful warrior. We were thrilled to hear that Putin wanted to add yoga to his fitness regiment that famously includes judo, hockey and who can forget his bare chested horseback riding. 

6 ways to celebrate National Yoga Month (besides doing yoga)

General by Ally Garner

By now, you know that September is National Yoga Month. Since yoga is much more than a physical practice, we wanted to share ways to celebrate yoga month besides just doing yoga (almost) everyday. We’ve rounded up six ways you can spread the spirit of Yoga Month even when you can’t get on your mat. 

What is National Yoga Month?

General by Liz Eustace

September is National Yoga Month, but what exactly does that mean?

Vegan recipes for summer!

General by Liz Eustace

Celebrating summer should be about food, fun and fireworks, but the food doesn’t necessarily have to be grilled meats and cold beer. Check out these healthier vegan and gluten-free recipes that are perfect for summer get-togethers!