Say Cheese: Why Smiling Is Good For Your Health

As the classic song goes, “when you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you.” A beautiful sentiment for sure, but as it turns out, there’s plenty of scientific evidence to back it up. In fact, not only does smiling positively influence those around you—it actually has a profound effect…

Harness the Healing Powers of Water with these Bathroom Meditations

Soak Yourself in More Energy with this Bath Meditation We’ve talked about it before: one of the best things about meditation is that you can do it (almost) everywhere. Even in the bath! Our expert Deborah guides you through a meditation that gives you more energy while you relax…

Start a Home Yoga Ritual with this Basic Exercise

“If you want more love in your life, set your intention to be more loving.” Wise words from teacher and best-selling author Erica Jago. In the follow video, she teaches you one of the most basic yoga techniques: Anjali Mudra. Otherwise known as hand yoga, mudras are an excellent…

Discover the Japanese Secret to a Long and Healthy Life

You might not have heard of the Japanese word ikigai, but you’re probably familiar with the French term raison d’être. At their roots, they both mean the same: your reason for living. Knowing why you’re alive and what your purpose is are important aspects of ikigai, and it just…

7 Reasons Why You Should Start Meditating Today

We all have that one friend who can’t stop talking about how meditation has changed her life. And we’re here to tell you: she’s absolutely right! Read on to discover why meditating is a good idea for anybody looking to make a deeper connection within themselves and the world…

Your Beginner’s Guide to Meditation

When you hear the word “meditation” what comes to mind? Chances are that you’re conjuring up images of incense, mantras and sitting still and doing nothing for huge blocks of time. But meditation encompasses so much more than that, and can be done in a variety of ways and…

Master the Art of Slowing Down

Modern life is like a high-speed train. People step on and off the train, always heading to their next destination, the next item on their to-do list, the next big thing. The landscape is just outside the window, but most of us are moving too fast to truly see…

Your Personal Beginner’s Guide to Home Yoga

You’ve made the decision to start doing yoga…good for you! But before you start thinking about which class fits your schedule and what the commute will be like, let us help. Yoga is actually the perfect workout to do at home, and we have a bunch of helpful tips…

EMBRACE THE ART OF SOULFUL LIVING

A new year and a new start — how will you make 2018 the best year yet? It’s so simple yet incredibly powerful: learn to live with intent. When you do that, you’ll rediscover every bit of happiness and beauty life has to offer. Modern-day life is much like a high-…

YOU HAVE NO CAUSE FOR ANYTHING BUT GRATITUDE AND JOY

This quote, attributed to the wise Buddha, is not only true but is also great inspiration for creating holiday rituals. The season of giving is also the season of thankfulness for what you’ve been given. And what’s more: scientists have proven that being thankful leads to experiencing more joy….