New Year, New Chakras: 7 Practices to Awaken, Heal, and Empower

Even if you think chakras are hippy-trippy woo-woo, you’ll benefit from these exercises.

You probably know the basics: chakras are energy centers in our body, and we have seven of them – starting with Chakra One at the base of the spine and ending with Chakra Seven at the top of the head. Each chakra has different characteristics, corresponding illnesses (when blocked), and opportunities for release and growth […]

Yoga Cures: Breathe Your Way Back to Wellness

Heal yourself with these three yogic breathing exercises from Tara Stiles’ book, Yoga Cures.

In today’s hyper-connected, overstimulated world, many of us feel stressed, anxious, depressed, or simply unwell. We soothe ourselves with processed junk food, alcohol, and other “quick fixes,” treating the things that will heal us long-term (like exercise and healthy eating) as a chore—or worse—punishment. But what if our journey back to wellness could be as […]

Sit Happens: How to Position Yourself While Meditating

Perhaps you’ve never meditated and the idea of starting poses the question: How?

There’s more advice out there about the mechanics of sitting in meditation than you can even imagine. Sit cross-legged in lotus to hold steady... place your hands in your lap in symbolic position to focus the mind... sit with a straight spine so the energy of your body flows more freely.
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