We’re back with another YBC Mantra Box unveiling and I swear every time we do an unveiling post I get chills. I love to see this little dream of mine come to fruition, so when we start plugging in the founders’ photos and get to share their personal mantras, I just feel so happy. The YBC Mantra Box, in case you’re new here, is our quarterly discovery box program. Those interested in receiving one simply preorder one of the 150 before they sell out, and wait for the surprise to show up on their doorstep. No one ever knows what the products will be ahead of time - they’re a total surprise - but you can choose from a Paleo, vegan/vegetarian option, and an “I eat all the foods” option. The items in the box will be products from the health and wellness industries. When you purchase a YBC Mantra Box, you’re supporting small businesses and discovering products not found at big box stores. Check out what we put in the winter box below, and if you’re ready to jump on board for the spring box, which will ship out in March, you can pre-order yours here. Thank you so much for your continued support.Read More
An international yoga instructor writes a healthy living blog with an emphasis on yoga.
With the holiday season fast approaching, I wanted to create a sequence that would help to detox, unwind and keep us in positive spirits. This little sequence is short but effective to do just that. The detoxing pose comes from the thread-the-needle twist right at the beginning. The twist puts a bit of compression on the internal organs and when we unravel from the twist, we’re sent a new rush of blood. The nod to unwinding and destressing comes from the child’s pose at the end, and the intention for positivity comes from the heart opening wild thing pose and high lunge variation above. I hope you enjoy.Read More
Happy Monday, friends! With my book manuscript coming due soon, I need to start hunkering down and working on it, so over the next few weeks you’ll see a couple more guest posts than usual. I apologize in advance for taking a bit of a step back - but we’ve also been working on scheduling great yoga content so that you’ll continue to get your yoga blog fix. I promise to be back in a more fully present way in the coming weeks and thank you in advance for your patience.
Today my very dear friend Carley Smith, a GAPS certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, will be stepping in for part one of a three part series that discusses easy ways to get your health on track. Carley has worked with me in recent months helping to identify the last pieces to my puzzle on my health as I transitioned off the GAPS diet. She is extremely knowledgeable, caring, and positive. She’s one of those people who walks into a room and lights it up with her smile and when you’re feeling kind of blah, believe me, that’s the person you want in your corner. She sees clients via Skype, writes the blog Fairy Gut Mother, and has a drool-worthy instagram account. Hope you love her as much as I do. xo
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When it comes to beauty, I am probably the antithesis of the traditional yogini. I like make-up and curling irons and luxurious body oils (although I suppose that could be a form of ayurveda) but what I mean to say is that’s what I like. I think it’s fun to experiment with lash extensions (although I won’t say the same for hair extensions - had them for my wedding, woof they’re so hard to maintain). But make up or not, I feel my absolute best when I’m stress-free and at-ease.Read More
Welcome to this month's book recommendation! Today we're featuring thirteen books for entrepreneurs because the new year is coming up in just under two months (!!), which means it's time to start thinking about turning a new leaf, making changes in our lives that will ultimately lead us to more fulfilling days, and maybe for some of you that means turning your hobby into something a little bit more. I know for me personally, I feel so excited to wake up every day and plug away at this little business of mine. There is truly nothing else in the world I would rather do for work, and sometimes I have to step back and appreciate it because I know not many people get to say they love what they do. Hope one of these books helps to inspire you to follow your dream. If we missed a favorite of yours, please let us know in the comments below!Read More