This Ancient Mantra Meditation Can Curb Stress in Just 20 Minutes

VM Meditation

BY Yashoda Devi Ma Vedic Meditation is a technique that traces its roots to the Vedas, ancient Indian texts that are the foundation for Yoga and Ayurveda. Unlike Buddhist mindfulness-based techniques, Vedic Meditation (VM) doesn’t involve contemplation or trying to think compassionate thoughts. Instead, a mantra is used to settle the mind. It’s a powerful […]

Beat Smoothie Fatigue with These Healthy Breakfast Ice Pops

Recipes by Marianne Wren Yogurt Parfait Pops with Granola & Berries MAKES 8 Pops Hands-On Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes Reinvent the breakfast parfait by freezing its basic ingredients (yogurt, granola, and fruit) into ice pops. Here, we used berries that are high in antioxidants such as vitamins C and A, […]

Fuel the body with Mushrooms

PHOTO: Beata Lubas  If nature had a silver bullet for 2020, it’d be mushrooms Adaptogens are a select group of herbs and some mushrooms that support the body’s natural ability to deal with stress. Adaptogenic dishes boost your immune system, combat diseases and reduce stress. Exactly what we need for these strange time. The best bit? They […]

Mending the Mind with Yoga

Does the Mind Control the Body or Does the Body Control the Mind?Mending the Mind with Yoga  Does the mind control the body or the body control the mind? From a yoga therapy perspective, the most effective way to impact the mind is through the breath and body. When dealing with cognitive issues, we look […]

Finding a SEQUENCE For Self-Care

When Pamela Stokes Eggleston became her war-wounded husband’s primary caregiver, she gave her practice away. That wasn’t good for either of them. PHOTOs: Christopher Dougherty It had been three days since I’d heard from my husband, Charles, a United States Army reservist serving in Iraq, when I got the call. A tight, unpleasant sensation intensified […]

Choosing the Right Yoga Mat

yoga mat

Choosing the right yoga mat means you’ll need to know yourself, as much as you need to know about the constitution of the mat. So, without further ado, let’s start.

Mossy Meditation

WE TRIED IT We tried forest bathing, and now we see magic everywhere we go. BY Tasha Eichenseher I believe dark psychic forces are a real thing and forest spirits populate the wilderness areas. Labyrinth and Pan’s Labyrinth top my favourite-movies list. So when I signed up for a forest bathing (also called forest therapy) […]

Protect yourself by boosting the immune system

Never has boosting your immune system been more important than today The immune system is a remarkably effective structure that protects you from disease-spreading organisms and incorporates specificity, and inducibility. To function well, it requires balance and harmony and besides masks and frequently washing your hands in this time of pandemic, your first line of […]