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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.

Why you should eat more pumpkin seeds

General by Purely Elizabeth

We love pumpkin seeds. They are packed with iron, zinc, potassium and protein and add a nice flavor to salads, oatmeals and granola. Our friends at Purely Elizabeth put together this quick and easy read on the nutritional benefits of pumpkin seeds. Check it out below. We guarantee you’ll want to add more pepitas to your diet asap.

All about pumpkin seeds:

Ayurveda: 4 ways to boost creativity this season

General by Breathe Repeat

Feeling a little blocked or uninspired this season? Ayurveda expert Ali Cramer shares four ways to boost creativity, specifically during Vata (fall) season for Breathe Repeat. Check out a few of her tips below. 

As the wind and colder temperatures snuck in this week, we begin to feel the looming presence of winter, the holidays, and those long dark nights.

Vata season holds MYSTERIES! Spiritual and creative energy is very high this time of year, so take advantage of that and check in the following creative Practices.

3 tips to get into crow pose

General by Blair Atkins

Crow pose can be a challenging inversion for many yogis. Here are 3 tips to get you flying! 

Strengthen your core

Crow pose requires a strong core, so if you're struggling, be sure to also work on other poses that build your core muscles, such as boat pose. 

Get started with this Core Weight Loss Yoga sequence from Tara Stiles.

Quick & Easy Pumpkin Chai

Recipes by Sarah Miller

Get in the fall spirit with this quick and easy pumpkin chai recipe from Sarah Miller. 

Chai is such a yummy, autumn tea base because the aromatic lure of the cloves, the nutmeg, the cinnamon, and the vanilla are all used in so many of our pies, breads, and cookies this time of year. It’s a great way to enjoy all the same spice sensations we get from those yummy treats, without all the calories! 

Online yoga: 9 awesome sites for streaming yoga

General by Ally Garner

Those of us who prefer to go to yoga classes at a local studio may not pay much attention to the world of online yoga classes, but many yogis are realizing that the world of streaming yoga classes is much more than just cueing up a video on YouTube. 

There are a lot of options for online yoga, but which one is best for you? Below, the most popular streaming online yoga sites.

Practice and all is coming – Sri Pattabhi Jois

Teacher Training

Our latest edition on the why behind becoming a yoga teacher sponsored by YogaWorks. 

YW's teacher Angela Botta tells us, "yoga teaches us to be in the now – but how can we avoid re-living and forecasting events that are beyond our control? How can we tame the “monkey mind” clamoring for our attention at every turn". 

DIY Fruit & Nut Bars

Recipes by Jenne Claiborne

Stop splurging on your favorite snack bars and instead make your own using this healthy vegan and gluten-free recipe from Jenné Claiborne. 

In my opinion the best snack to “grab-and-go” is a fruit and nut bar. Think Larabar! They’re sweetened with dates, and filled with healthy nuts and/or seeds. Did you know you can easily make a Larabar at home? In my experience the DIY bars are way tastier and healthier. Not to mention, less expensive.