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 #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)

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #27: Practice Progressive Relaxation

Today’s world is go-go-go. We’re constantly plugged in, turned on, connected, online, mobile, and active. An while a certain amount of busyness can be productive and healthy, too much movement and activity can be detrimental to our health and wellbeing. When the end of the day comes, you might fall into bed and crash out or you might suffer from insomnia. You might wake up … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #27: Practice Progressive Relaxation