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.
We’ve been living one full year with the pandemic. It’s taken a toll on all of us – some of us have lost jobs, some of us have lost loved ones, and we’ve all had to adjust to a new way of life. How is everyone doing? We hope you’re all taking the time to
Water is boring – no flavor, no pop of color, no texture – but that doesn’t change the fact that our bodies need it to function properly and to keep our minds sharp. Coconut water is all the rage right now, and for good reason. With several health benefits and fun ways to enjoy it,
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.
We love celebrating national holidays, especially when they can remind us to get back to our roots. On May 16th, it’s National Love a Tree Day. Observance of this holiday encourages us to care for our trees and maybe even plant new ones. Trees are great symbols of strength and power. Spend this day of honoring trees in yoga poses that allow you to embody this strength.
A basics yoga class is the perfect place to learn about the foundations of yoga—posture, alignment, breathing, and flow sequence. No matter your level of experience, you can learn something new. Let's look at some of the benefits of going back to the basics.
Should your company offer a wellness program for your employees? You may be noticing a shift in your employees' priorities. Nowadays, they view work as more than just a paycheck—it's an opportunity to connect with others, find themselves, and grow as a person. With this shift comes a desire to receive more from their company than a simple paycheck. To keep your employees loyal to your company, you may need to offer a host of benefits, including flexible schedules, free lunches, and wellness programs.
Have you been thinking about participating in yoga teacher training? If you've thought about it but hesitated to sign up, you're not alone. Many yogis wonder if teacher training is truly for them and if they are even ready for it. We believe that you are ready, and we’ve highlighted 10 reasons why it’s time for yoga teacher training.
Cardio has been a huge part of my life for nearly 35 years. I grew up as a dancer and cheerleader and continued both throughout college and beyond. Countless hours were spent at the gym, focusing on endurance and strength training. One thing that I wish was part of my training routine back then was yoga! I first discovered yoga in 2005 at the gym but started practicing religiously at Health Yoga Life about ten years ago!
It’s time to get twisted! National Pretzel Day is April 26. And you know what that means? Nope, we're not suggesting grabbing the salty snacks (though we won't discourage it either!). It's time to pull out all our favorite twisted yoga poses for Pretzel Day. You won’t even have to wait in line like they did on Pretzel Day on The Office!
We’re just a few days away from the end of Health Yoga Life’s Spring into Yoga Challenge. As we near the end, it’s the perfect time to reflect on how far we’ve come. Yoga has so many health benefits, and practicing every day for 30 days can have even more impact on your mental and physical wellbeing. Once you’ve reached the finish line of the 30-day yoga challenge, you may experience the following positive outcomes.
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.
Mercury Retrograde gets a bad rap—it’s known as the time of miscommunications, travel mishaps, and contract snafus. It kind of sounds like no one should even be getting out of bed in the morning, but since this is impossible, we want to give you a few tips for not only surviving Mercury Retrograde but also thriving during the next retrograde, which runs from May 29 to June 22.
It’s time to put your noses on! Red Nose Day is on May 27 this year, and you don’t want to miss this special fundraising event to end child poverty. By donating to Red Nose Day, you can bring hope to children in underserved communities. The outbreak of the coronavirus has caused levels of hunger and homelessness not seen since the Great Depression. This year Red Nose Day is funding programs that keep kids affected by the pandemic safe, healthy, and educated. Share a laugh and support kids facing difficult situations by lending a helping hand on Red Nose Day.
Being a mother is rewarding, but it comes with its set of challenges. Whether you are a working or stay-at-home mom, a new mom, or an empty nester, we honor you and appreciate you! Here at Health Yoga Life we know that moms come in many varieties, and this day is to celebrate you.
The world has been hit hard with the outbreak of COVID-19. In places like the U.S. and the U.K., vaccinations are rolling out, and people are celebrating being able to go back to a more normal way of life. However, the pandemic is far from over, especially in countries with fewer resources.
We want to take today to discuss a heavy subject. Our beloved friends in India are facing a COVID-19 crisis. India is at the heart of yoga's traditions, principles, and practices, and it needs our support. We want to update you on COVID-19's effect in India and provide some ways you can help.