5 Ways To Get Out Of A Funk

Whether you’re having a bad day or a bad week, sour moods an inevitable part of life. Learning how to get out of a funk is key to returning to your ordinary self. A few general notes: Up and down cycles are natural parts of existence, and they don’t mean you’re failing in the effort to become more peaceful or happy. […]

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How To Align With Lunar Cycles

Water accounts for up to 60% of our bodies, and so it’s really no surprise that moon energy affects us. Just as the moon commands the tides, so too does it influence our lives. Learning how to align with lunar cycles is an amazing way to mindfully harness this power and use it to expand your […]

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What Is Kundalini Yoga?

Inside every living body, at the base of the spine, lies a latent ball of energy, coiled like a serpent. This is life energy, the energy that animates all the world, the plants and trees, you and me. It’s the heart of the universe lying inside of us, ready to heal and uplift once activated. There’s a special type […]

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Santa Teresa, Costa Rica Yoga Retreat: Travel Review

Amid the center of a dust ball kicked up by rickety vans traversing a bumpy and dry, remote dirt road in Costa Rica, lies the town of Santa Teresa. This is where cool-kid Argentinian 20-somethings on a gap year come to surf, their tanned and toned bodies zooming up the main road, the spine of the town. […]

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Faux naturale: The dangerous truth behind natural beauty products

In the loosely regulated world of cosmetics, labels like paraben-free and all-natural don’t guarantee natural beauty products are free of harmful chemicals, according to the Center for Environmental Health. The center investigated and found more than 100 major brands  — including some supposedly natural ones — used a carcinogenic foaming agent called cocamide DEA without a warning label. […]

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Life Isn’t Fair: How To Deal

Why does evil exist? Why do people hurt others, physically and emotionally? Why are there murders and burglaries, rapes and other atrocities? We all know life isn’t fair, but that doesn’t make it any easier. People are in pain, and they lash out. Or they act with good intentions and end up hurting people anyway. […]

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These 5 Things Will Make You Happier

Research has long connected happiness to spending money on experiences over things. For example, escaping stress during a spa day trumps a new handbag when it comes to contentment. One reason for this is that people tend to compare possessions, but not experiences, according to a Cornell University study. Think about getting a new car. Maybe you […]

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Short restorative yoga sequence

Restorative yoga replenishes our energetic cups. The stress and occasional frenetic pace of life depletes our energy. This practices helps us renew and release on deep levels. You may feel fidgety at first, but stay with it and by the end, you will feel peaceful and rejuvenated. Here is a short sequence that can be done at home […]

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