Conscious Lifestyle

What to eat before a workout

When should you eat before a workout?

You have your yoga mat and water bottle ready to go, and you even remembered to register for your class online (#Killingit!). It’s all going according to plan until halfway through your workout when you start to feel dizzy and lightheaded. This is likely because you let an important element of your workout prep slide–your…
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Kapha Season

Find Balance in Kapha Season

As we move out of Vata season and into Kapha season we start to feel a heavy transition. A time when the world seems to be a little more wet and muddy. We feel pulled down and heavy, often sluggish and a little too grounded. It’s in this season that we crave Springtime, fresh ingredients,…
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Why Chakras are Important

Why Your Chakras Are Important

Have you ever wondered why chakras are important?  Everything in the Universe is comprised of energy, from the smallest pebble to the largest ocean. The mountains, trees, and every cell in our body are also made of energy. Chakras (pronounced “Chalk-Ra-s”) are considered the center of our life force energy, hence their importance.  There are…
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Winter Self-Care

Self-Care in the Winter Months

The winter months, and the corresponding shorter days and colder temperatures, can take a toll on your well-being, so it’s essential to focus on self-care this time of year. Even if you don’t suffer from Seasonal Depression Disorder (SAD), the weather change can create everyday mental health challenges. The colder temperatures tend to reduce both…
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Mercury Retrograde

What is Mercury Retrograde?

Mercury is the fastest moving planet in the solar system—it’s closest to the sun, making its orbital path speedier than its neighboring planets.  Earth takes 365 days to orbit, whereas Mercury takes just 88 days. When it passes Earth, Mercury slows down, making it appear as though it’s spinning backward. In truth, it’s not actually…
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Destress with a Journal Practice

Reduce Stress With a Journaling Practice

Stress comes in all shapes and sizes and, in our hectic, modern world, it’s almost unavoidable. If you find yourself frequently anxious, worried or stressed it may be time to employ coping strategies such as yoga, meditation, and journaling. Journaling might seem like the less obvious choice for managing stress; however, a regular journal practice…
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