Three Aspects of the Absolute; Folio 1 from the Nath Charit; Bulaki; India, Rajasthan, Jodhpur, 1823 (Samvat 1880); Opaque watercolor, gold, and tin alloy on paper; Merhangarh Museum Trust

A Brief History Of Yoga And Its Arrival In The West

Along with the increasing popularity of yoga, new studios are popping up one after another in just about every metropolis of countries across the globe. Of the numerous modern permutations of yoga that are being taught today doesn't it make you wonder how this ancient culture originated from India around 3rd century BCE has survived…

Omega-3s; White fish steak; halibut; raw halibut; halibut with skin;

Battle With Depression The Natural Way

Of the 12 months, March is one that marks the end of winter and the start of spring. Though some people are all too happy to be rid of "winter blues," but a good number of us are prone to depression during the season-change month. Similar to depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) takes the fun…

Illustration by Raphaelle Martin; Image courtesy Grantland; of Jane Fonda back lifts; animated gif.;

Jane Fonda Workout Wisdom

A remarkable woman such as Jane Fonda makes the top of my list of inspirational women. For her grace, excellent posture and wisdom, with a fierce attitude and unrelenting nature she continues to challenge herself. Since we all know what a great actress Jane Fonda has been, this article focuses on her workout wisdom. Not…

Bella Freud by Frank Bauer; Psychoanalysis candle of refreshingly floral top note with woody base note; scented candle; psychoanalysis; floral; cedar-wood; Frank Bauer; Bella Freud in stripped jumper; dark blue trousers; sunny interior; white walls and door

Bella Freud | Diptyque | Byredo | Scented Candles to Love

Ahh... the spice of life. Scented candles can play essential roles in a beautiful and cozy living space. They are affordable luxuries and are especially beneficial for your olfactory senses, in turn, good for your soul. Before getting to the products, let me explain to you why they are as good as I say. Just a…

Detail of a beautiful photo included in Broccoli Magazine's first issue Photo: Courtesy of Jessa Carter for Van der Pop; flower arrangement; woman smoking

2 Books and 1 Magazine | Swearing Is Good for You | The Friend | Broccoli |

I am constantly looking for excuses to recommend readings here, the previous one was for cold winter days, today it's for rainy days. And, it's been raining since morning here in New York. If staying inside to you means aloneness and boredom, it doesn't always have to. Let me tell you how, there are two…

Klorane dry shampoo; oat plant, spray can, power-shampoo

Valentine’s Day eco-gifts for Lips, Cheeks and Hair

Valentine's day is coming, a time to treat a friend or yourself to some fresh new makeup and hair products. After some research and test-drive, these are the ones I'd like to suggest for you to try. Please note that all of these products are made with organic ingredients, without artificial chemicals that'd harm your…

CO2 (carbon dioxide) emission from burning fossil fuels; factory; smoke chimneys

Global Warming: How Come?

The effects of global warming is undeniable, from increased rain and snowfall across the globe to wildfires and lost habitat for animals. But why some of us are still skeptical? (e.g. America backing out of the Paris Agreement). Scientists world-wide agree humans are the major cause of climate change since Industrial Revolution. The human factor…

crates of fresh blueberries; antioxidant-rich

Antioxidants: Eat To Slow Down Aging

A few days ago, I celebrated my birthday and the prospect of reaching 40 in a few years has awakened my interest in eating healthier. One of the ways to stay healthy is by taking foods that contain antioxidants, (besides staying active and embracing the benefits of essential oils) How do antioxidants work? Antioxidants can protect…

Bottles with herbs for essential oils

Essential Oils That Help Boost Your Immune System

Before I learned about the health benefits of using essential oils to ease minor ailments, I and probably like most people, relied on over-the-counter drugs and pharmaceuticals. During my over 15 years of yoga practice, seeing my teachers using them in classes, I gradually became interested in their health benefits. Ever since then, I have…

Romy Schneider in L'Enfer (1964)

How To Manage Stress In New Year 2018

It's almost 2018, but there is still so much unfinished business from 2017. How you wish the beginning of a new year means you could literally leave everything behind. If just laughing at your problems like Romy Schneider (see above) and sticking your tongue out at them does't work, then ... Don't panic! Not yet,…

Abandoned Architecture (AnOther Magazine). Photo: James Kerwin

Stop Procrastinating: A Few Tricks

Since grad school and after having had to turn in at least three 20-pg. papers (note- font size pt.11 only) each semester, I've learned a few tricks on how to work efficiently. In this instance, what I mean by "work efficiently" focuses on minimizing the urge to procrastinate. Easily said than done. I agree with…

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This is me showing off a headstand in my old apartment a few years ago. I can do even better now and you can, too

Yoga: How To Prevent Injuries (Part 1)

When it comes to yoga, no one thinks of the injuries that may occur from practicing. No, not from over-practicing, but from not practicing it the right way. Maybe it is best to say it this way, over-stretching and bearing weight on wrong parts of the body can lead to unpleasant pain and chronic injuries.…