Yoga Inversions: 4 Great Yoga Poses to Turn Your World Upside Down

Couple doing upside down yoga inversions
Yoga inversions are some of the most fun and rewarding parts of a yoga practice. They look very impressive, but if you go step by step, you can certainly master them all. There are dozens of flashy variations for each inverted pose, but they all build on a solid base: balance and correct alignment. Practicing these...

36 Hour Fasting: A Weekly Ritual For Cleansing and High Energy

Sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself is not doing something. I’m talking about intermittent fasting: skipping meals for one day every week. In yoga and Ayurveda, the benefits of fasting have long been celebrated, although Western medicine has only just started to explore them. According to Sivananda, the great doctor-turned-yogi of the 20th century: “Fasting...

How to Be More Confident: 90 Ways to Build Your Confidence

As I stood behind the curtains of my college's auditorium only seconds away from performing a Michael Jackson-inspired dance routine by myself, a thought suddenly ran through my head: "How did a shy, self-conscious person like me manage to gain the confidence to perform in front of a crowd of people?" The thought went as suddenly...

The Art of Appreciation: 3 Tips From Jewish Kabbalah For Living With Gratitude

A seeker once asked his rabbi, "How can a person rejoice when bad things happen?" The rabbi admitted he didn't know but directed him to a wise master of Kabbalah who lived in another town. He went to find him, but no-one in that town knew about a great master living there. Someone finally directed him to the...

Raw Superfoods: 3 Organic Foods to Start Your Day With Vibrant Vitality

Woman with a green smoothie
Food trends come and go like lightning. I bet you’ve tried your share of recipes or even raw superfoods that promise instant, radiant health and don’t really deliver. We all have different biological structures, lifestyles, and habits, so there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for good nutrition. However, there are some foods that really pack a punch in terms of...