Yoga teachers: should you join Yoga Alliance?

When you graduate from a 200-hour teacher training that has been approved by Yoga Alliance (YA), you have the opportunity to join the Alliance and become a “registered yoga teacher” [...]

Does fasting prolong your life?

Traditional religious practices in Christianity, Buddhism, Islam have all included fasting (Karras et al., 2016). In yoga, fasting is a pillar of the philosophical principle of sauca, or [...]

How to stay healthy while travelling

I love travelling. But I don’t always like its impact on my body. While travelling can create novel opportunities for exercise (ie: sightseeing a new city, doing a vacation sport like [...]

How to beat insomnia

Did you know that an estimated 10% of Americans suffer from chronic insomnia, which can greatly impact the quality life?  Benefits of a good night’s rest include having a better mood, [...]

Five poses to practice on Thanksgiving

It’s US Thanksgiving, time for turkey and thankfulness! But you don’t have to be slurping stuffing (or even be celebrating the holiday, oh my Canadian brethren) to take this as an [...]

Steps for a recovering perfectionist

Are you a recovering perfectionist? Here are some clues that you may be in this camp (with me, I might add): you need (NEED) to make all the fonts match in your writing you have to clean your [...]

7 Signs you Should Start Practicing Yoga

Yoga is a low-impact form of exercise that still  gives you an excellent workout. It helps you to relieve tension, build strength and relax your mind. Wondering whether to take up a yoga class? [...]

Three Tips for Effective Learning

Learning is one of the most important activities in life. We don’t just learn when we cram before the exams, but each day we should aim to gather new knowledge that will deepen our understanding [...]

Giveaway: Win a 5-day Spirit Pass to BaliSpirit Festival!

What is  BaliSpirit Festival? BaliSpirit Festival is an international yoga and music festival, celebrating community and well-being in Ubud, Bali, April 2-8, 2018.  Now in its 11th year and [...]

Product Review: BDirty

Who doesn’t want to get a little dirty? I discovered these products through the founder (and my friend) Kate. What began as a hobby to share with her friends has evolved into a thriving [...]