News and more RSS



Why You Need to Spend More Time On The Floor

In kindergarten you would spend more time seated on the floor than a chair. Kids are always on the floor – coloring, reading, playing - but as children age, they move to a table, then a desk, and before you know it, they are spending 7 hours a day seated in an office.   Your standard desk and chair scenario wreaks havoc on your posture, muscle mass, and back. It’s why so many of us are in pain and hunched over. Even after a long day at work, you come home, eat dinner at your kitchen table and then move to a chair or sofa in your living room to watch TV.     We don’t often spend time seated on...

Continue reading



The Different Stages of Meditation

When you sit on your zafu meditation pillow, close your eyes, inhale and exhale – what happens? Many people are familiar with the benefits of meditation, how to do it, and where to do it, but few really understand what happens during meditation and the stages you go through.     Yes, it stills the mind and relaxes us, but there is more to it. A meditative state happens in stages. As you let go of all the distractions and your mind stills, you reach more profound levels of meditation.     The fact that there are stages of meditation is predominantly undisputed; however, there are conflicting opinions on the number of stages and what happens in each. When looking at...

Continue reading



Moon Magic and Aligning With the Moon’s Phases

We’ve all heard stories and folklore about the full moon... people start acting bizarre, have sleep troubles, and emergency rooms are in overdrive. But, moon-related insomnia (read more on our blog Does the Moon Affect Your Sleep) isn’t the only side-effect of the moon’s power!  By aligning with the moon's phases, you can feel more aligned and even manifest your greatest desires.      The moon is said to have feminine or yin energy which involves both receiving and surrendering. Throughout history, cultures and religions have practiced various rituals aligning with the moon’s phases. Today more people are practicing their own modern moon rituals and spiritual and metaphysical shops are selling a range of books, candles, and crystals to channel...

Continue reading



Sleep Inertia: When Waking Up Is Hard To Do

You went to bed early, fell asleep quickly, and had a great night’s rest on your buckwheat pillow. But, after your alarm goes off, you feel groggy, confused, and entirely out of it.     How does this happen?    We assume that when we have a good night’s rest, we will wake up feeling refreshed and energized, ready to take on the day - but this isn’t always the case! This groggy state is referred to as sleep inertia.     Sleep inertia is a phenomenon that results in feelings of drowsiness, cognitive impairment, disorientation, and grogginess that occurs after waking, even after getting adequate sleep. According to the Sleep Foundation, it is more common in those with alternative sleep schedules...

Continue reading



5 Accessories to Enhance Your Meditation Practice

There are many appealing qualities of a meditation practice - one being that you can do it any place at any time! Meditation doesn’t require fancy equipment, an expensive membership, or an expert trainer. It is often described as a state of mind or a heightened level of consciousness that provides you with a range of benefits such as improved sleep quality, reduced anxiety, and increased focus.      Meditation is an ancient practice that has grown in popularity and is now practiced worldwide. And although you don’t need anything to meditate, some accessories or tools can help enhance it. These tools, like a meditation pillow,  can deepen your meditation, allowing you to meditate longer or reach your meditation goals, whether that be...

Continue reading



How to Become a Runner: A Guide For Beginners

I used to be one of those people who questioned friends who said they “loved running.” I just didn’t understand the appeal. It felt uncomfortable and, quite frankly, a bit boring. That was until I decided to run my first 5K. The challenge and the fact that I had never really tried it intrigued me. After I started wearing proper running gear and training, running felt entirely different and now I, too, am someone who loves to run!   If you want to lace up and take on running, you’ve come to the right place. I will share tips and tricks from professional running coaches and seasoned runners. But, before we start moving, let’s get you in the right gear!...

Continue reading