Yoga for Fertility

Trying to conceive can be a tricky, lengthy process. For many couples, especially those struggling with infertility, this process can become emotionally taxing and full of stress, frustration and anxiety.  Yoga can help. “Fertility yoga,” as it’s often called, is the practice of yoga with the specific intent to help women create the best possible […]

Recipes: Vegan Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just two weeks away, our thoughts turn to all the incredible food we can’t wait to enjoy with family and friends that day. Of course, the larger the crowd, the more people there are to please—including those with dietary restrictions. So over the next two weeks, we will share healthy recipes in various […]

Zen at Work: Stretching at the Office

For those of us with desk jobs, it’s important to take time to move a little while at work (and no, walking to the water cooler doesn’t count). In fact, nothing beats the 3 p.m. slump better than five minutes of gentle stretching and breathing; it gets your blood flowing (thus waking up your brain) […]

Meditation Tips for Beginners

Last  month, we posted about meditation and how it can reduce stress and increase calm and compassion. Shortly after, a friend directed us to a Diane Rehm program all about the powers of meditation, available for listen on The Diane Rehm Show website. With so much talk about the benefits of meditation,  we’ve been thinking about […]

Recipe: Cough-free, Naturally

If the sniffling we’ve been hearing here and there around town is any indication, cold season is officially here. There may never be a cure for the common cold, but there are plenty of natural methods for dealing with symptoms—some which may even shorten a cold’s duration. For many, a tried-and-true soother for a pesky […]

Monday Fun: Organic Dairy Rap Video

A cheeky rap video spoof from a UK organic dairy farm had us busting a gut this morning… while wondering how they pulled off those awesome tractor wheelies. Proof that eco-conscious organizations don’t have to be all doom-and-gloom to get their point across. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOHAUvbuV4o&fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0] Yes! More on this Yeo Valley Organic Milk video, including a […]

Meditation Reduces Stress, Increases Compassion

If you’re prone to feeling stressed, researchers say a 1,000-year-old Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice can hold the key for unlocking inner calm—and increasing your body’s immune capacities. Via an article on CNN.com: …Scientists are looking at how an ancient Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice called Lojong may help reduce stress itself, as well as improve the immune […]

Yoga Combats Fibromyalgia Symptoms

A small study has found that gentle yoga and meditation can help alleviate the symptoms of fibromyalgia, a chronic condition characterized by long-term, body-wide pain and tender points in joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. In the study, 25 women diagnosed with fibromyalgia were enrolled in a two-hour “Yoga of Awareness” pilot program that […]

Best Foods to Fight Flu

With flu season creeping up around the corner, it’s time to think about boosting our bodies’ natural defenses. Sufficient sleep, regular exercise and careful hand-washing are all front-line defense tactics, but there’s serious firepower to be found in certain foods, too. We found a thorough list of the top 10 flu-fighting foods (as well as […]

City Introduces “Yoga Parking Tickets”

Motorists in Cambridge, Mass., are getting their doses of  “om” these days from a strange source: parking tickets.  As part of a public art project—which also includes offbeat street signs and plush, stuffed versions of those awful metal car boots—the city printed 40,000 “yoga parking tickets,” each with helpful illustrations of yoga poses. The idea […]