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10 tips for beginners starting a yoga practice

As a beginner to yoga, stepping onto the mat for the first time might just be the hardest part of starting a practice. There can be a myriad of reasons that hold us back – time, the fear of the unknown or not feeling good enough, not knowing which teacher to go to – the list goes on. Here are our top tips to support you stepping over the threshold, we have a feeling your mind and body are going to thank you for it… Do your research Find a studio that offers classes that work for your schedule and then once you’ve found one… Visit the yoga studio first Popping in to say hello and visiting a studio space...

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10 ways to de-stress in 10 minutes or less. For real.

1. Take a walk, really, it’s that simple You don’t have to dedicate an hour of your day to the gym – the thought of that sounds stressful to me now – but simply walking or jogging on the treadmill for ten minutes is enough to clear your head and boost endorphins. Seriously, according to research, even FIVE minutes of exercise can reduce your stress levels. 2. Look away from the blinding light of your laptop and phone As much as I love the Internet, sometimes it’s just not very good for my mental health. According to Pew Research, social media can create stress, particularly in women. So shut that business down if your feeling overwhelmed. We don’t often think about it, but we CAN just close...

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9 Simple Things You Can Do to Be a Happier, Healthier Person

1. Have a bedtime. Sleep is considered the third pillar of health, and for good reason. Research is only making it increasingly clear that not getting enough of the stuff can have serious health effects. Meanwhile, getting enough sleep is good for everything ranging from the weight, to mood, to even the immune system. One of the simplest things you can do to ensure you get enough sleep each night is to set a bedtime. Forgive yourself if you can't meet it every night (I tell myself I need to be in bed by midnight, but life gets in the way, and all of a sudden it's 1:30 a.m.), but make a point to try to stick to it. 2. Understand what emotional intelligence is -- and...

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