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Healthy Thanksgiving Snacks for Kids

General by Liz Eustace

Looking for fun ways to get little ones excited about Thanksgiving? Blisstree put together a list of adorable Thanksgiving Snacks for Kids ideas. Check them out below.

Fancy feast

DIY Fridays by Liz Eustace

The holidays are all about food, family, friends and gratitude. But if you don’t eat meat or have dietary restrictions, it can make mealtime anything but jolly and bright. If you skip the bird, ditch dairy and don’t do gluten, you won’t miss out with these tasty dishes on your table. Try these recipes now so by holiday time, you’ll be a pro at whipping them up.

'Tis the season to make an awesome meat-free holiday meal:

3 yoga poses to boost immunity

General by Jessica Bellofatto

An apple a day keeps the doctor away and according to Jessica Bellofatto, owner of KamaDeva Yoga, so does yoga. She says that there are specific yoga poses that boost immunity. “Restorative postures are highly recommended,” says Bellofatto.

Why yoga for war veterans is important

Yoga News by Liz Eustace

We as yogis are aware of yoga's ability to relieve stress, but the Air Force is now utilizing yoga to ease the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. YogaFit for Warriors is a program designed for wounded warriors, emergency responders, and those who suffer from PTSD designed by Lt. Col.

3 things I've learned from yoga teacher training

Teacher Training by Blair Atkins

alignyo blogger Blair Atkins recently completed her first yoga teacher training through CorePower Yoga. Here, she shares a few unexpected lessons she learned.

My 200-hour yoga teacher training course is coming to a close so I've been reflecting on how much I've discovered on and off the mat during these past few months. If you're considering enrolling for a teacher training course in the future, here are some discoveries you may make should you choose to travel down a similar path. 

Fall essential oils + forest fresh room spray recipe

General by Charlynn Avery

Bring the fresh, comforting aromas of fall into your home with these fall essential oils, picked by aromatherapist Charlynn Avery. She also shares an easy DIY recipe for a forest fresh room spray.

Diffusing oils for this time of year is not only a way to maintain the vibrant connection to the world outside, it is also a good practice to keep everyone breathing well inside. These fall essential oils can help brighten our homes and can invoke a sensory experience that is very much in line with the time of year.

Some essential oils for fall:

6 healthier pumpkin recipes

Recipes

Pumpkin is one of our favorite healthy seasonal fall foods, so we don't mind that everything becomes pumpkin flavored in the fall. Unfortunately, most of the drinks, desserts and dishes offered as seasonal delights are also packed with unnecessary calories and not-so-good for you ingredients.

Top 5 uses for eucalyptus oil in fall and winter

General by Charlynn Avery

Eucalyptus essential oil is a great tool for helping you feel your best this season. Here, aromatherapist Charlynn Avery highlights the top five uses for eucalyptus oil in fall and winter plus shares a recipe for a DIY all-natural eucalyptus chest rub.

alignyo's guide to yoga terms, part 2: back to basics

Yoga Terms

Like a beginner's yoga class, sometimes you have to go back to basics to elevate your practice. That’s why for this installment of alignyo’s guide to yoga terms, we’re breaking down the yoga words you probably hear most often. 

A refresher is never a bad thing: 

Asana: What you do on the mat

An asana is a yoga pose. The Sanskrit name for almost all yoga poses ends in asana, for example Bakasana, crow pose.

alignyo's definitions of yoga terms, part 1

Yoga Terms by Liz Eustace

Whether you’re new to yoga or have been hitting the mat for quite some time, alignyo’s definitions of some key yoga terms will make sure you have a good understanding of what the heck your teacher means when she says stuff like “place your hands in anjali mudra” or casually uses Sanskrit while guiding you through a vinyasa flow.

Because you never know when someone might invite you a to a kirtan…and you have no idea what that is.