2 comments on “Why You Should Consider Fasting & 4 Tips to Prepare for Your First Fast”

Why You Should Consider Fasting & 4 Tips to Prepare for Your First Fast

By Ram Jain People have been practicing fasting for many years for religious, spiritual or health reasons. Yogic philosophy also approves of fasting as a way to cleanse the body and to control both mind and body.  When you practice…

5 comments on “5 Foods to Incorporate into Your Yogic Diet”

5 Foods to Incorporate into Your Yogic Diet

By Simone de Villiers Travelling from Australia to India for my first 200hr yoga teacher training course, I felt nervous about my belly. So I drank all the kombucha before I left and stocked my bags with probiotics and Imodium to…

1 comment on “Practicing Gratifood: Five Steps to Eating Mindfully”

Practicing Gratifood: Five Steps to Eating Mindfully

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” -Denis Waitley What people usually mean when they say “gratifood” is the process of applying gratitude…

7 comments on “4 Steps to Get Lean in Today’s Fattening Society”

4 Steps to Get Lean in Today’s Fattening Society

By Shannon Leavitt, M.S., R.D. It’s no secret that modern life makes it tough to ignore popular food trends and lead a healthy lifestyle. Today, being sedentary and consuming the food industry’s addictive combinations of fat, salt, and sugar is…

12 comments on “8 Sattvic Foods to Help Balance Your Body and Mind”

8 Sattvic Foods to Help Balance Your Body and Mind

He who practices yoga without moderation of diet, incurs various diseases, and obtains no success.” (Gheranda Samhita 5/16) A branch cannot survive on its own. It must connect to the tree trunk and roots in order to absorb the elements…

0 comments on “How to Overcome the “Blahs””

How to Overcome the “Blahs”

Do you ever feel “blah?” As I write this I am glancing from my computer screen to a window that is streaked with rain. Through the blurred glass I see the gray water of Bellingham Bay and the  eternally gray Washington…