Inhaling the Joy of Life

Conscious Breathwork by Marlaina Donato Our first breath is instinctual and belly-deep, but as we grow into life, everyday stress and trauma can bring us into the shallows. Mindful breathing can help guide our breath …

Read More

Sustainable Skiing

Eco-Practices Grow on Winter Slopes From mountain peaks to base lodges, many alpine ski resorts are working to reduce the environmental impact of their operations. Skiers will discover that sustainability is the watchword at a …

Read More

Animal Asanas

Goats on the Yoga Mat by Yvette Hammett When 50 to 60 strangers gather in a barn for their first goat yoga experience, it’s a bit awkward and there’s not much interaction— until the goats …

Read More

The Power of Yoga

Tapping Into the Life Force by Marlaina Donato Longevity is something most of us strive for, and increasingly, research shows that implementing a consistent yoga practice can be a fruitful investment toward that goal. Yoga …

Read More

Take a Cerebral Spin

Cycling for a Healthier Brain  by Marlaina Donato  Hopping on a bicycle on a beautiful day or taking a spin class at the gym offers proven cardiovascular benefits like lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. Now, …

Read More

Forest Bathing

Mother Nature’s Rx for Body and Mind by Marlaina Donato In 1982, the Japanese government coined the term Shinrin-yoku (“taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing”) to inspire people to visit and appreciate national …

Read More

Just Add Water

Aquatic Workouts for Him by Marlaina Donato When it comes to chiseling muscles, recovering from injury or reducing stress, men are finding that hitting the pool might even surpass hitting the gym. “Water aerobics is …

Read More

When Emotions Are Physical

Bodywork for Trauma and Grief by Marlaina Donato Massage is often associated with spa-like pampering, yet it is also an effective therapy for reducing physical and emotional pain. Bodywork can lower blood pressure and reduce …

Read More