The Practice and Benefits of Belly Breath (Diaphragmatic Breathing)

It seems we can never escape stress. Just when you think you’ve tackled it, something is lurking around the corner. However, we can change how we react to it. Amy Rizzotto, Washington DC wellness professional, walks us through a breathing technique that can help make

Almond Tulsi Delight

  Tulsi, also called Holy Basil in India, is a sacred plant and contains restorative and spiritual properties. It is used for detoxification, stress management, energy, and to restore balance. and this recipe is a tasty option to incorporate Tulsi into your routine.    

Ayurvedic Scallion Pancakes

  This recipe is filling and tasty. It makes a good addition to meals or can be good for breakfast with a cup of tea, or dinner in the same fashion.                   INGREDIENTS: 1 cup of chickpea

Every Pose is for Your Spine

Every yoga pose is for your spine. What exactly does that mean? Swami Nirmalananda Saraswati, founder of Svaroopa® Yoga shares her journey to understanding. My first yoga teacher told me, “Every pose is for your spine.” I didn’t understand, but I loved her classes. I

How is trauma sensitive yoga different than traditional yoga?

Trauma sensitive yoga is a term that’s quickly making it’s way into mainstream yoga. More and more you see classes and trainings that focus on this – as there is an obvious need for teachers who are aware and trained to share this with those

Catch Dryness Before it Catches You!

Fending off illness this time of year can be a challenge. Vishu, from Stillpoint Ayurveda, offers some easy to follow Ayurvedic guidelines that can help boost your immunity and keep you in action all winter long. It is with great urgency and passion that I

Vegan Fried Rice & Zucchini Bowl

This quick, easy and healthy recipe from Heather Caplan, a registered dietitian based in DC and San Francisco, will keep you warm all winter long! When I cook brown rice I always make much more than needed because a) it’s almost impossible not to, with the crazy way

For the LOVE of Yoga

                              As we approach Valentine’s Day, love is in the air. Celebrate love with your someone special, or your true love – YOU – and plan for a little self care.

Ayurvedic Lentil Soup

                                    So simple, but so full of flavor. If lentils scare you off, then you’ve never had red lentils – mild, delicious and packed with nutrition. INGREDIENTS: 1/2

Winter Retreats in Warm Places

It’s time.  Time to really get serious about planning a winter get-away. We think about it for months, but for most of us it doesn’t sink in until we’re in the midst of the winter blues.  Its TIME to get serious now.  Here’s a few

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