January 2019

Many Branches, Same Tree – Exploring the Types of Yoga

Have you ever tried a yoga class, and were you surprised at how different it was from classes you’ve done in the past? If so, you may have experienced some of the many types of yoga that are out there. While all of these types ultimately have the same roots, they provide completely different experiences for those who are practicing. These various types range from the fast-paced challenge of Vinyasa or power yoga to the more relaxing and breath-focused [...]

Next Level Yoga – Exploring the Advanced Poses

To most people, their yoga practice is seen as a relaxing yet invigorating activity that involves a  limited amount of challenge or exertion. But some yoga practitioners decide to take their practice as far as they can, challenging themselves to more difficult yoga routines, styles, and classes. While much of the same benefits can be achieved through easier poses, those who gain the skill to perform advanced poses inspire others with their remarkable skill and devotion to the art. [...]

December 2018

More than a Workout – The Epic History of Yoga

If you’ve participated in yoga classes, you’ve undoubtedly seen how yoga practice can be a highly active and life-changing experience, especially if you keep it consistent. But while sitting in the studio, you may have also seen statues of older yogis, mysterious scrolls and symbols adorning the walls, and you may have heard terminology you’re not familiar with. All of those idiosyncrasies suggest that yoga goes a lot deeper than a series of stretches and sequences. Discover more about [...]

Show Up Prepared With the Yoga Gear You’ll Love

With over 36 million practitioners in 2016 and more people trying it each year, yoga is one of the fastest growing physical activities in America. Whether you’re interested in the relaxing movements and breathing involved in kundalini style yoga, or the faster-paced workout of vinyasa-style, one thing is certain: You’ll want to show up with the proper yoga gear to get the most out of your experience. Discover more about fundamental yoga equipment and how it will benefit you [...]

November 2018

Beginning Yoga Training – The 6 Best Poses to Start With

Do you remember your first yoga class? For those who have some yoga experience, their first class is something they won’t soon forget. From the new ways of bending and twisting to all of the feelings that come from stretching muscles you didn’t know you had, there’s nothing quite like your first yoga session. If you haven’t yet experienced your first yoga class, this is the guide for you. Explore the yoga poses that are ideal for beginners to try [...]

A Spiritual Experience – Beginner’s Guide to Yoga

Have you practiced yoga or know someone who does? Yoga contains many benefits, but it also provides an unparalleled sense of well being for those who are dedicated to practicing it. While low impact and easy on your joints, yoga can help you build strength and increase flexibility. Discover all of the tips you need to start yoga practice and get the most out of it. What is Yoga and Where Does it Come From? Yoga is a series [...]

October 2018

Sweet Origins – The Sources of Popular Sugar Substitutes

Which is your favorite sweetener? Do you know if it comes from a plant source or if it’s a chemical derivative? Understanding where our food comes from is a trend that’s at an all-time height of popularity. People have spent over $40 Billion dollars on foods that are labeled organic, showing that the sources of our food are a vital concern to many. Sugar substitutes are another popular food that has a wide range of sources. From the monk [...]

Exploring 6 Upcoming Food Trends of 2019

In 2018, we saw a rise in trends like intermittent fasting, deliverable groceries, and using food as medicine. With diet and fitness industries at an all time height of popularity, only time will tell which food trends will survive and thrive in 2019. Join us for an exploration of some of the newest dietary trends that are likely to be the next big thing. Food Trends You’re Likely to See in 2019 While no one can predict the future, certain [...]

September 2018

Sweet Controversy – Which Sweeteners May Be Bad for You?

As of 2018, most people are aware of the many types of damage caused by sugar. “Sugar is bad for your teeth, your body, and your mind,” says local periodontist, Dr. Christopher Henninger. “The more of it you can cut out, the better.” With dozens of sugar substitutes on the market, how can we be sure that they won’t pose problems of their own? The fact is, many of the sweeteners we love – even the ones that have soared [...]

Finding Your Monk Fruit: Know the Best Products and Brands

Whether it was mentioned in an anti-sugar documentary or you read it off the label of a new protein bar you tried recently, monk fruit is making its way into the mainstream foods and stores you love most. Now that you know that there are a lot of reasons that monk fruit deserves a place in your pantry, let’s explore the various brands and foods that provide this remarkable sweetener. Switching to Monk Fruit – The No Calorie Sweetener Whether [...]

August 2018

What Are the Best Natural Sweeteners Besides Monk Fruit?

Sugar has been a controversial yet popular additive in food for centuries, but recent research and documentaries like The Magic Pill have drawn attention to the problems with sugar, causing many to search for a substitute. While dozens of options for a sugar alternative exist, not all of them are great for you and some are made from chemicals you wouldn’t want in your body. Finding a Natural Alternative In addition to the numerous man-made sweeteners that are on the [...]

Exploring the Many Ways to Enjoy Monk Fruit

Anyone who has followed a diet knows that it’s fun to discover new foods and try to include  them in your diet in different ways. Those who take a chance on monk fruit will discover a food that has a taste and benefits that are unlike anything else out there. Explore this rare, versatile fruit, and learn about the numerous ways you can use it on a daily basis. Monk Fruit – A Rare and Versatile Superfood Monk fruit is [...]