Various Ways To Use These 5 Essential Oils

From aromatherapy purposes to creating your very own natural bug repellent, essential oils can be used in so many different ways! Below are my top 5 favorite essential oils and a few ways to use them! When applying essential oils to the skin, be sure to mix with a carrier oil first. Eucalyptus A personalContinue reading “Various Ways To Use These 5 Essential Oils”

Why Yoga Straps Are Beneficial

Have you ever tried to clasp your hands together behind your back? Go on and try it! Were you able to successfully (and painlessly!) put your hands together? If not, have no fear, yoga straps are here! A yoga strap is essentially used to make many yoga poses easier. Great for beginner yogis, they helpContinue reading “Why Yoga Straps Are Beneficial”

Yoga Challenge – Week 3 Adjustments

This week my yoga challenge has taken a turn for the better! As my days tend to vary depending on the schedule at my full time job, I’ve been putting too much pressure on carving out an allotted time for yoga. Instead of waking up at the crack of dawn and disturbing my household (akaContinue reading “Yoga Challenge – Week 3 Adjustments”

Migraines and Yoga

Did you know that with a few minutes and the right poses, yoga can help relieve your migraine pain? Yup, that’s right! Yesterday, while suffering from a constant jackhammer drilling away at the sidewalks in my mind, I decided to put the benefits of yoga to the test. After creating a calm and centered environmentContinue reading “Migraines and Yoga”

Practice Yoga – Week Two is Through!

Made it through week two of my 30 Days to Live Challenge #1, and this week was very different from the last. Amid a new schedule change at work resulting in later hours, I sadly must say that I did not make it to my mat at all this week. Being honest about not committingContinue reading “Practice Yoga – Week Two is Through!”

Meditating

Okay, so we’ve all heard of it, right? There are endless types of meditation – mindfulness, spiritual, body awareness, guided, etc – but what truly is it that one is gaining from these practices? Through a little bit of research and my own attempts, I have found that there is more to simply calming theContinue reading “Meditating”

Challenge #1 Practice Yoga – Week One Done!

Week one of my first 30 Days to Live challenge is complete! I can officially say that my body definitely needed to get back into the rhythmic flow of yoga. From day one I could feel the build up of stress and the blockages throughout my body. Simple stretches like touching your toes, or breathingContinue reading “Challenge #1 Practice Yoga – Week One Done!”

Creating a Calming Yoga Environment

Thus far in the challenge, I’ve learned the importance of creating a relaxing space to unroll your mat. The first few days did not require a distraction free zone as I was getting back into the groove of things. However, nearing the end of my first week, I can see that a calming environment isContinue reading “Creating a Calming Yoga Environment”

Challenge #1 -Practicing Yoga

For my first 30 Days to Live challenge, I have decided to practice yoga. Now I am no stranger to unrolling a yoga mat. I have practiced on and off for the past four years now and for some reason, have always just suddenly stopped. It’s as though I’ve subconsciously decided that I no longerContinue reading “Challenge #1 -Practicing Yoga”