Spring Cleaning with Spring Greens

  It’s time for spring cleaning! That means clean eating too. Check out these nutrient-rich recipes from Kelly Jones, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN.   Spring Onion and Asparagus Pasta Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 batch of this 2 minute tofu ricotta (prepared without basil, with plain olive oil, and

Yoga: Alternative Lifestyle or Mainstream?

Contributed by Swami Nirmalanda I was presenting at a yoga conference, gathering feedback from yoga teachers about the founding of Yoga Alliance, while serving as the founding President. One woman was concerned that the new Yoga Alliance would make yoga mainstream, “If yoga becomes mainstream,

Connecting

Contributed by Kate Rice In a practice where one person guides a group of silent people through yoga poses, how does a yoga instructor connect with students? And what about in yoga service settings such as shelters and jails? In some settings, as the instructor

Healthy Eating Habits to Enjoy A Healthy Life

Submitted by Sarah Biel Create the Best Version of Yourself by Incorporating Healthy Eating Habits If you are tired of feeling sluggish, heavy and want to make a change but don’t know where to get started, you have come to the right place. Healthy living

Who’s In Charge?

Contributed By Swami Nirmalananda You’re looking at the dessert tray, which they bring to your table after your meal at a fine restaurant. Who’s in charge? Your taste buds? Your tummy? Your inner cop, counting calories? Your Ayurvedic sensibilities? Or perhaps your vegan raw-food healthy

Spring Awakening: Where to Celebrate the Spring Equinox

Celebrate the change of season on your mat! Here’s what’s going down in the greater DC area! Spring 2018 Students Special Yin + Acupuncture: Rise into Spring @ UP Radiance Yoga – Spring Cleaning: Get Energized! with Angelina Fox Ayurveda, Meditation and Yoga – three

A Safer Space

Submitted by Gwen Soffer In my years of teaching yoga, I have witnessed many of the hardships my students face in their lives—death of a loved one, divorce, illness, depression, anxiety, body-image issues, sexual assault, substance abuse, cancer, financial stress—just to name a few. I

4 Reasons You Need Abdominal Massage

Submitted by Vanessa Hazzard Massage Therapy is one of the most accessible forms of self-care. Our first instinct when we feel an ache or pain, is to touch, hold, and/or guard the area. Abdominal pain is common amongst children, adolescents, and adults alike for a

The Secret of Yoga

Submitted by Dinesh Kashikar   Little Nia scrambled to her feet, as I watched in amusement. All of five years old, she pulled herself into a triangle position and gingerly raised her foot to mimic the Half Moon posture (Ardha Chandrasana). A tumble soon ensued, and

Something for (Almost) Everyone

How can a power/vinyasa trained yoga instructor offer a more accessible class? Submitted by Kate Rice My 200-hour yoga teacher training is in power vinyasa yoga, but I teach in a variety of settings where it’s essential to make classes accessible to a broader range

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