4 Ways to bring presence to your holiday season

4 Ways to bring presence to your holiday season
Life isn't perfect and never will be, but by taking the time to plan ahead, be proactive about our finances, take care of ourselves, and set some boundaries this year, we can definitely go a long way in reducing our stress level and actually enjoying the spirit of the season!...

Back to the roots: 10 Ways to eat clean on a budget

Back to the roots: 10 Ways to eat clean on a budget
EATING CLEAN: IN A NUT SHELL - Remember that not every meal has to be a BIG one. Remember too that portions, when you Eat Clean, are not gigantic. The idea is is smaller meals, more often, with a very simple formula. These are smaller meals built around the Protein+Complex...

8 Ways to amp your energy!

8 Ways to amp your energy!
Feeling the winter blues? Here are ten tips from Dr. Libby Weaver (nee Ellis) (Ph.D) who is an Australasian nutrition specialist and weight loss expert based in Auckland, New Zealand. Check out her list of eight ways to help you have even more amazing energy, even if you feel like...

MUST READ: 15 Ways to Decompress

MUST READ: 15 Ways to Decompress
Burnt out? You’re not the only one. Between your personal and professional lives, it’s hard to juggle it all without feeling like you’re burning the candle at both ends.Don’t let stress get the best of you – here, I’d like to share 15 activities that’ll calm you down and get...

Shakti’s new favourite work out: Capoeira

Shakti’s new favourite work out: Capoeira
Heart and Soul of a Brazilian Body GREAT DATES TO REMEMBER It’s been suggested that Capoeira was first created during the 16th century by slaves who were taken from West Africa to Brazil by the Portuguese colonists. Prohibited from celebrating their cultural customs and strictly forbidden from practicing any martial...

FW 2014 | Your guide to the 10 hottest yoga poses

FW 2014 | Your guide to the 10 hottest yoga poses
This past summer, not only was my apartment a crash pad for my circle of friends, the walls were also privy to some pretty racy conversations about health, yoga, and sex. When it comes to yoga and sex, I’d like to spill the secrets on how an extra class or...

Sweat like a girl: First outdoor yoga class, ever!

SWEAT AT LEAST ONCE A DAY | this is probably one of my favorite mantras to wake up to. This little mantra has some big ideas behind it; it speaks directly to working up a physical sweat every day, because, well, if we lived in the 1950s, a radio ad...

Thinking About Hot Yoga? Here Are Three Reasons to say YES!

Bikram yoga is hot stuff right now. Having taken off during the 1970s this variation on Hatha yoga has never been more popular. Its practice consists of a series of poses performed over 90 minutes in a room specifically heated to 40˚C. Recently, I had a friend visit from San...