Yoga for every body: 4 easy chair yoga poses

General by Liz Eustace

Yoga truly is for everyone, and it can be practiced at any time. You don't even need a mat; just use the chair you're sitting in.

Chair yoga is ideal for yogis with injuries, elderly yogis, or even yogis confined to a desk. It still offers the meditative benefits of any mat practice and can increase your range of motion, build flexibility, and even strengthen muscles. By using your breath as you move just as you would on your mat, a chair practice can become a powerful routine. 

Here are 4 easy chair yoga postures to get you started:

5 great spring detox foods

Recipes by Jenne Claiborne

There are so many ways to detoxify, but don’t forget that each spring Mother Nature blesses us with a variety of whole plant foods that support and nourish us more effectively than any juice fast can. Make these seasonal foods an integral part of your diet this spring, and rest assured that a magnificent inner detoxification and regeneration is happening within.

5 spring detox foods:

Healthy breakfast: Oatmeal & quinoa porridge with coconut milk

General by Liz Eustace

When you want something healthy, sweet and filling for breakfast, try this Oatmeal & Quinoa Porridge with Coconut Milk from Jenné Claiborne of The Nourishing Vegan.

Yoga for sexual health: water pitcher breathing technique

General by Liz Eustace

February is alignyo’s month of love, so we thought it was the perfect time to introduce Wendy Strgar, loveologist and creator of Good Clean Love aphrodisiac products. She’s partnered with yoga teacher Caitlin Young to create a Yoga for Sexual Health video series. In this first video, Wendy and Caitlin show you how to do water pitcher breathing to connect to your pelvic floor.

Yoga Valentine's Day date ideas

General by Liz Eustace

Valentine’s Day might be a holiday created by the greeting card industry, but that doesn’t mean you have to eschew it entirely or give that special someone in your life a generic box of chocolates to show how much you care. We’ve come up with some fun, playful ideas on how you can celebrate Valentine’s Day the yoga way—no cards, teddy bears or candy hearts needed.

Celebrate V-Day your way:

3 simple self-massage techniques for the hands, wrists and forearms

General by Liz Eustace

We use our hands, wrists, and forearms non-stop throughout the day, and yogis especially need to spend extra time on those areas since poses from downward facing dog to handstand involve putting pressure on those spots. Fortunately it's easy to relieve some tension and soreness yourself with some simple self-massage techniques. 

Try these 3 simple self-massage techniques to relieve hand, wrist and forearm pain: 

How to have tantric sex

What’s Hot by Liz Eustace

Curious about tantric sex? Aren’t we all? Blisstree share some great tips on how to start having tantric sex.

Tantric sex. Sting has it. Diane Keaton has it. That one guy has it with Stiffler’s mom in one installment of the American Pie franchise.

DIY rose sensual aroma oil for Valentine's Day

General by Charlynn Avery

Rose oil is a wonderfully aromatic and healing essential oil. It's also great to use to show yourself some love this Valentine's Day. Aromatherapist Charlynn Avery explains below.

Rose – tried and true flower of passion, romance and all things love. We give each other roses to court and console, to romance and reminisce, but most of all to share love. The essential oil carries the aroma of the flower, which provides for us a gentle reminder of all that makes life beautiful.

Healthy Super Bowl Snacks

General by Liz Eustace

The Super Bowl is today! Whether you’re gearing up to root for your favorite team (we’re partial to the Seattle Seahawks since they meditate and do yoga) or are planning to get together with friends and not watch the Super Bowl, check out a few of our favorite party snacks below. 

Healthier Super Bowl Snacks:

Gluten-Free Goodies

DIY Soothing Facial Oil for Dry Winter Skin

General by Liz Eustace

If winter weather is wreaking havoc on your skin, try making your own soothing facial oil at home with the recipe below from aromatherapist Charlynn Avery. Charlynn also suggests good essential oils for each skin type below. Nervous about making your own face oil? We love Aura Cacia’s line of organic facial serums.