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All The Small Things

Written by our brand Ambassador Lauren Sarkissian This is an ode to the collective oddness we are enduring. I say oddness because this waiting game, this unprecedented space and time feels different for everyone. I am holding space for this experience to unfold for everyone on their own terms — to figure out what it means in the moment, or to process it later. Whatever you feel is okay, come as you are.

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Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation

Yoga nidra, or yogic sleep, os a meditation technique that literally anyone can do! This guided meditation, is meant to relax the whole self, the emotional body, mental body and physical body. And unlike traditional meditation practices where the body is in a seated asana, nidra is taken lying down in savasana or even in bed. There are so many benefits to the practice, from decreased anxiety,  insomnia relief, and reduced PTSD. So why not do your self some good? Lie back, get comfy and give it a try. 

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DIY Bath Salts

It’s almost a full moon, and while, I’ll be honest, I am not a consistent full moon ritualist, I enjoy the time spent when I do partake. The full moon is a time to release and let go. We are talking emotional baggage as well as physical toxins. And what better, more relaxing way is there to relax and release toxins than a salt bath? Bonus: baths are equally as amazing when you are sore after that intense vinyasa flow! Bring on the healing! Bath salts are super easy to make yourself. They require few ingredients that are easily sourced. And can be endlessly modified until you discover your favorite recipe. For the base we are using Dead Sea Salt,...

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Take Rest: Don't Skip Savasana

At the end of an asana practice, there is Savasana. You are invited to lie down, close your eyes, and do nothing. Literally nothing. You are supposed to stay awake, and be still, and not think of your to do list or your grumbling stomach. Five to TWENTY minutes of doing nothing. And it is HARD. Really really hard. In a class with a built in savasana, the biggest challenge is to settle into it. In a home practice, the biggest challenge is to actually take savasana. And I will admit that I am guilty of this. At home, the dogs want my attention or the cat does, or my husband (though he’s so sorry to do so) needs to...

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July - Ruby

Ruby watercolor by Michelle Constantinescu So full disclosure I’m a July baby and even though some of the FACTS on rubies I might present here seem a little biased, I can assure you there are in fact not. Andrea thinks she scored with April – Diamond but she’s grossly misinformed…July babies have the best birthstone, rubies. Ruby is red gemstone formed from an aluminum oxide in the same family as sapphires. The word “ruby” comes from the Latin ‘ruber’ meaning ‘red’. The red in rubies comes from the element chromium.  Fact #1. Rubies are the most valued gemstone. Yes, rubies are more valuable than diamonds. Rubies have a long history with mankind and date back to the ancient Hindus as large...

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