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,
Life can get hectic, and we often fail to sit quietly, allowing our minds and bodies to absorb the days we’ve experienced. Taking a few minutes to sip herbal tea can do wonders for your health. We recommend Buddha Teas. At the end of Bliss Breaks in our studio, we would hand out these organic,
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.
With the global pandemic, there’s been a lot of focus on mental health – and rightly so! But we wanted to give you a little reminder today to care for your internal health as well. With a healthy recipe, organic or local fruits and veggies,
You’re almost at the finish line of your 30-day yoga challenge! Are you finding it difficult to stay motivated to step onto the mat every day? It’s completely normal to have these feelings when it’s time to practice for the day. If you need a little inspiration to improve your discipline and finish your yoga challenge strong, check out these six ways to stay motivated in your yoga practice.
Welcome to our updated hOMepage! If you’ve been part of our community for a little while now, you may notice things look a little different. Health Yoga Life is evolving, as a business and as a community. We thought our website could use a little transformation as well.
Now you can find articles on living your fullest authentic life in each of our categories: HEALTH, YOGA, and LIFE. For even more tips and techniques, you can visit our Featured Expert Video Corner to learn from your favorite experts at Health Yoga Life. Our reimagined website is meant to be a resource for you to use in your journey towards pursuing a healthy, whole life.
Ever been in the middle of your yoga practice and just needed to stay in child's pose for the rest of the session? It's okay to give in to this impulse. We need to listen to our bodies and honor how we feel each day of our practice. Some days we may be called to rest and go easy.
Restorative yoga brings peace and rest to your mind and body. Today, we’ll be exploring restorative yoga’s benefits and how it can help you stick to your yoga goals, such as completing the HYL Spring into Yoga Challenge.
Yoga does not have to end once you step off the mat after a 60-minute class. The tools you gain in a yoga class, such as breathing techniques, good posture, balance, and patience are meant to be integrated into your being so you can use them when you need them most. You can carry these
Sometimes working out can feel like just one more thing on our long list of to-dos that will once again go unchecked. We know it can be hard to make time for exercise. Occasionally, it’s okay to take a rest from working out, and it’s always good to forgive yourself when you miss a workout.
Let’s be honest, many of us struggle getting motivated to work out during the cold, dark winter months. We would much rather curl up with a blanket on the couch. Or, perhaps, for you, the winter months are exceptionally busy. We’ve created a list of quick indoor yoga exercises you can do any time this
So much happens in a single day (and not to mention an entire week). It’s easy to get swept up in all the busyness and miss the beautiful little moments. Keeping a gratitude journal can help you capture all those moments. This journal is used to write down your accomplishments of the week and is super beneficial for your mind. Today, we want to share a few tips for keeping a gratitude journal.
Showing up for someone else is the surest way to find real joy. And we could all use a little more joy this spring. Instead of committing to Health Yoga Life’s 30-Day Spring into Yoga Challenge solely for yourself, consider choosing someone else to be your motivation. As you commit to deepening your practice, you will see benefits in your own body, mind, and spirit and experience the joy of doing something for someone else! Let's take a closer look at what seva is and a few ways you can practice it this spring.
The most common form of pranayama is Ujjayi. Also known as “Victorious Breath,” this breathing technique empowers you by being both calming and energizing. It involves breath that rolls in and out of the back of your throat like ocean waves. Let’s look at exactly what Ujjayi breathing is and how it can be practiced […]
It’s that beautiful, fresh, bright time of year again. The Spring Equinox is upon us, and that means we can look forward to enjoying more daylight hours, warmer temperatures, blooming flowers, May showers, chirping birds, and buzzing bees. With these sunnier days comes a sense of hope and new beginnings. We have the opportunity to
Props for Enhancing Your Home Studio Space One of the great things about yoga is its flexibility (no pun intended!) – you don’t need anything but your body and a mat (or a towel), but you can choose to use props to enhance your practice. Here at Health Yoga Life we love Yoga Direct because
Did you know that what you eat can affect your balance, and that what you need to feel balanced may not be what someone else needs? This principle is part of Ayurveda. One of our favorite companies, local to us here in Boston, is Dosha Bar. They make organic snack bars that support each person’s
One of the greatest enemies to an authentic, beautiful life is self-doubt. When we doubt our capacity to love, to say the right thing, to do good, and to be who we want to be, we live in fear of not being good enough. Doubt often makes us lose the ability to love ourselves. But
We all have those things that we love to do (walking the dog, eating a good meal with friends). And, of course, those things that require more energy and motivation (sticking to a workout or a diet, apologizing to someone we hurt). It’s all too easy to prioritize what we enjoy and make excuses for
February is the month of love. This is the perfect time to remind your significant other, your friends, and your family how much they mean to you. If you need gift ideas for those “just because” moments, here are a few of our favorite Oerth Studio ceramic items. Who is Oerth Studio? Oerth Studio was