We’d all like to use more natural products in our homes, but sometimes it can be daunting to figure out what we can swap with our old products. We’ve got some tips on how you can make the switch and create a healthier home.
Essential oils can be used so many ways throughout your daily routine, but it can be overwhelming trying to decide which oils to use, and what to use them for. We’ve compiled some ways you can easily incorporate essential oils into your everyday life to help boost your mood, increase energy, or help you get a good night’s rest.
Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word that translates to “knowledge of life.” We can use this practice of finding out our Dosha, or the balance of the five elements within each of us: ether, air, fire, water, and earth. You can eat certain foods to balance your Dosha, and fall has plenty of options from pumpkin to squash, turkey, and grains. Read on to find out which fall foods can help nourish your dosha!
The food you eat plays a crucial role in your health by providing it with the energy to function properly. Although regular exercise is essential for your fitness, nutrition also has a massive impact on it.
Yoga retreats are back and just in time for International Yoga Day! For more than a year, we’ve all been experiencing the stress of getting used to a new normal, worrying and wondering how the outbreak of COVID-19 will affect our loved ones and us. As a result, we've been separated from our friends and family, and we've had to postpone trips and vacations.
Just how Windex was the cure-all in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, it almost seems like the new saying could be, "Put some coconut oil on it!" There are so many things you can do with coconut oil that we’ve put together a list of our favorite ways to use this versatile, natural oil.
Yoga has taught me about the importance of detoxing both your mind and body in order to experience a well-balanced life. Throughout my yoga journey, I’ve become more aware of toxins that I encounter each day, from toxic thoughts to environmental toxins. Yoga and meditation were a clear approach to a mental and physical detox, but finding a detox for environmental toxins was a challenge, especially when it came to my skincare routine. So, for years I struggled with skin irritation, breakouts, and acne without a clear solution or understanding of the underlying cause. Finally, after several years of personal research and experimentation, I learned the importance of listening to my body and built a more intimate understanding of its signals over time. As I started reducing the use of skin care products with harsh chemicals and focusing on all-natural solutions, I saw irritation and inflammation lessen, leaving my skin feeling healthy, moisturized, and vibrant. Moreover, I hope these key learnings from my journey can help you find a detox-focused skincare routine that works best for you!
According to Ayurveda, the transition from winter to spring is when we are most vulnerable. It’s easy for us to catch a cold during this time, and we could be at risk of becoming stagnant in our daily routines.
Fall can be a stressful time. The lazy days of summer are over, and it’s almost time to prepare for the holidays. Sometimes you need a little rest and recovery from the chaos! Yoga is the ideal way to take care of both your body and your spirit.
We’ve officially shifted from Leo season (July 23-August 22), to Virgo season (August 23-September 22). This is a time of change. The switching of the seasons, the shift to back-to-school, the weather turning from summer to fall. Let’s look at some poses that can help you feel more grounded in this period of change.
Sometimes the hardest part of doing yoga is getting on the mat or leaving the house to get to a class. You have more options now than ever to take a yoga class, but how do you make the most of it once you’ve started? We’ve got a few tips.
August 15th is National Relaxation Day, so why not celebrate by creating your ideal home yoga practice? Doing yoga from home has never been more accessible, but you’ll need a few things to create the right environment to fully appreciate and enjoy your class.
Yoga in the summer means more sweat, but it also means a hotter fire burning under our skin. After an intense workout, your body needs to cool down. So what better way to cool off than with more yoga? Let's look at a few poses and breathing techniques you can use to beat the heat this summer.
Over the last 2 years, we have been very grateful for our yoga, meditation and coaching practices. As we now head out of the pandemic, we all are facing some level of transition. As we look back at other transition times of our lives, we noticed that there was always a common thread that we felt helped us.
The International Day of Yoga is a day to spread awareness of the benefits of yoga. Yoga brings people peace, calmness, centeredness, happiness, and balance. International Day of Yoga is on June 21st of every year, and this year you can remind yourself why you decided to dedicate your life to yoga.
As the longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice is full of sunlight, warmth, and possibilities. Embrace all that this day has to offer with a set of yoga poses to nourish and energize your inner being. Below, you’ll find a few yoga poses you can do to celebrate the Summer Solstice.
Not only can the holiday season be stressful, but it can also cause us to get distracted from our own self-care routines. There’s too much else that needs to be done, and often taking care of ourselves can be the first thing we drop. We’ve got some tips for you on how to maintain your self-care for the upcoming holiday season!
Your third chakra, your solar plexus chakra is all about personal power, motivation, and self-esteem. When your third chakra is blocked, you can have digestive issues, struggling to set personal boundaries, lack of motivation, and low self-esteem. Here are a few ways you can power up your third chakra to increase your warrior energy, find motivation, and increase your personal power.
The second chakra, or your sacral chakra, is all about passion and pleasure. When this chakra is out of balance, you can lack creativity, be disconnected from your feelings, and blocked from your emotions. There are many ways to unblock your sacral chakra and celebrate the sacral chakra, but here are just a few.
Part of yoga is about igniting our inner fires and stimulating our internal energies. You may remember our brief introduction to the seven chakras, which are the hubs of energy stretching along our spines. Another aspect of our subtle body is the nadis.
The last two years of our lives have been the most unexpected, painful, and strange for us as a family, a company, and as individuals. Some of you may know us a little better and know that on June 30, 2019, Aida Bielkus, sister, daughter, mother, and co-founder of HYL suddenly passed away from an aortic rupture. Having never experienced grief to this level or depth before, each of us, separately and together, processed, experienced a range of emotions we never had felt, and together with our friends, family, and community embarked on trying to find meaning in life’s most curious of mysteries-death.
Father’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to express how much the dads in your life mean to you. In the busyness of life, their sacrifices often go unacknowledged. Let the dads and father figures in your life know how special they are to you this Father's Day with a heartfelt letter.
Before you can dive into balancing and healing your chakras, you need to have a foundational idea of what each of the seven chakras is. Each chakra is represented by a different color and part of your body. The chakras affect different aspects of your physical, mental, and energetic health.
If someone were to ask you what your favorite thing about the outdoors is, what would you say? The outdoors is undoubtedly remarkable, and because our actions directly impact the ecosystem, we encourage everyone to take a few steps towards protecting the environment. On June 5, try one of the following activities to give back this World Environment Day.
Memorial Day is just around the corner, marking the start of summer for many of us. You may have a BBQ in your backyard planned, the pool may already be ready for swimming, and you probably have the perfect spot staked out for a night of fireworks with the family and your friends. There are many great ways to celebrate Memorial Day, an important holiday to remember the men and women who have died serving our country. Here are a few ways to honor our fallen heroes.
If you’re feeling tense, my friends, you are not alone. There are several stressors in today’s world causing anxiety in many adults. It’s safe to say we all need a little stress-relief, and there’s no better way to heal your mind and body than with yoga techniques.