A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #50: Roll to Release

Building core strength is essential for maintaining good posture, preventing injury, and moving with grace and ease. Without a strong core, the body becomes dependent on the limbs, causing overcompensation and misalignment. By strengthening the muscles of your abdomen, torso, and lower- to mid-back, you also strengthen your spine and abdominal organs. There’s a saying in yoga and Pilates: You’re as young as your spine … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #50: Roll to Release

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #47: Twist to Help Digestion

Twisting your torso is a great way to wake up your body at the beginning of the day, and to decompress at the end of a long day. When you twist your body, it’s just like wringing out a sponge: it can feel like you’re squeezing out the anxieties and frustrations of the day! But twists have another benefit: they stimulate your digestive organs, which … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #47: Twist to Help Digestion

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #41: Take Off Your Shoes

  One simple tip this week: take off your shoes! I know, you paid a fortune for them / they’re super-cute / they’re “really actually comfortable.” But they ain’t your feet and your tootsies know it. Proponents of minimalist (“barefoot”) footwear call shoes “foot coffins” for a reason: they restrict natural movement, essentially freezing your muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments into a living rigor mortis. … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #41: Take Off Your Shoes

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #40: Relax & Focus in Just Ten Breaths

At this point, you’re well aware of the amazing multitude of benefits from meditation and deep relaxation. In case you’ve forgotten, a few ways your body, mind, and spirit can be affected by slowing down include reduced stress, strengthened immune system, enhanced emotional stability, and a greater sense of overall well-being.  Today’s tip is one that you can practice anywhere, anytime—literally. All you need is … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #40: Relax & Focus in Just Ten Breaths

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #34: Practice Savasana (Corpse Pose)

If you’ve ever taken a yoga class or practiced to a video, you are already familiar with the pose known as Corpse Pose, or Savasana (shah-VAHS-uh-nuh) in Sanskrit. Those of you who aren’t familiar with Savasana might be able to relate to it as Lying on the Floor with Your Eyes Closed Pose. It looks, and often feels, like a nap. A nice little doze … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #34: Practice Savasana (Corpse Pose)