Midlife Growth

Submitted by: Gwen Soffer I never really thought about what fifty would look and feel like because it always seemed so far away, but here I am smack dab in the middle of life. Somewhere between being a college student contemplating my career ambitions and sending

Rose Water Elixir and Summer “Food for Thought”

Submitted by: Vishnu (Antonio Aragona) Summer, is the season of Pitta in Ayurveda. The season can naturally increase heat in the body and cause aggravation. According to Ayurveda, sweet and watery foods are ideal in hot temperatures to bring balance to the body and mind.

Shine the Light: Celebrate the Summer Solstice!

Celebrate the longest day of the year by embracing the light and honoring the sun! Whether you’re looking for a fiery mala practice, or a quieter, more meditative practice, there’s something for you in the D.C. area! Free Yoga at Summer Solstice Fest in Downtown Blacksburg Summer

4-Ingredient Strawberry + Cucumber Lemon Salad

This simple, quick, and delicious salad from Heather Caplan, registered dietitian, is the perfect summer meal.  This simple strawberry salad contains a mere four ingredients and can easily be made on the fly or in bulk for fridge-keeping and snacking. Even after 9 months in this

Quinoa with a Pesto Twist

    Submitted by: Vishnu (Antonio Aragona) This is a good late spring and early summer ayurvedic recipe. Light, nourishing, and balancing. Flavorful too! Green is good for the blood and liver as it is alkalizing and nourishing for the body. Having easy dishes to

Outdoor Yoga: Summer 2017

Take your practice on a journey! There are many outdoor classes to choose from – in and around DC, on land, and even in the water… LOVE YOUR BODY DAY – FREE EVENT- FREE YOGA ALL DAY – RESTON TOWN CENTER with Beloved Staff Radiance Yoga

Spiritual Bypass

by Angela Blueskies In a recent conversation, I was surprised to hear a woman who considers herself a new-age spiritual teacher say something like, “with enlightenment, we don’t have to care about the worldly stuff anymore.”  I noted a distinct air of superiority in her

Mother’s Day Yoga

“We are born of love; Love is our mother.” ~Rumi Mother’s Day is on Sunday.  Make sure to plan something special for yours.  Why not plan to take out your yoga mats and spend some quality time at the yoga studio? Here’s a few options

Tao Porchon-Lynch Returns to DC

Tao will be gracing East Meets West Yoga once again on Saturday, July 29 for two workshops; one at 10:00 am and at 2:00 pm. Extraordinary leaders and teachers change the way we perceive the world. The very best lead us by their example. Tao

Yoga and Clementines

by Gwen Soffer It is simple and perfect: yoga. It is simple and perfect: a clementine orange. As my field placement for graduate school, I work at a refugee resettlement service agency. Working in the wellness department, I have the opportunity to lead trauma-sensitive yoga

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