Winter Yoga Holidays

If you are looking to practice yoga and enjoy some lovely warm weather then your best bet would be Goa -India. “Lotus Yoga Reatreat” is located on Patnem beach with beach front bamboo huts that are great for watching those beautiful sunsets. The retreat runs two classes a day and has been described as an intense life changing experience.For more information, click here

The dangers of plastic bottled water on our health

Plastic bottles contain high levels of the chemical bisphenol-A (BPA), this chemical leaks into the water that we are drinking and silently causes many disruptions in the bodily function. BPA can be causing hormone imbalance (estrogen), heart disease, liver problems and diabetes. Whats worse is when they ran studies on drinking cold water from plastic versus warm water, they found that the levels of BPA were in fact much higher in the warm water! This rings alarm bells when you think about your plastic water bottle left in your car on a hot sumer day or even worse feeding your baby milk out of a plastic baby bottle. Plastic water bottles are not only harmful to our bodies but to the environment so why not trade them in for BPA free reusable bottles made from stainless steel. They come in all colorful designs and patterns. Check them out!

Six Yoga poses for healing depression and anxiety

Yoga is a form of exercise where by we are using our own body weight to strengthen and relax muscles. It increases circulation and stimulates the lymphatic system to detoxify the body (cleaning the blood of waste). Yoga is also great for physical and mental balance. It is a great way to relax and ease the stresses of everyday life. These are some poses that may help with healing depression and anxiety. Child pose, forward bend, legs up the wall, cat pose, backbend, and headstand. ( For beginners it would be best to avoid the headstand unless you are being supervised by a professional). Below is the very relaxing Child Pose – Balasana.