LIFE + STYLE

Skincare for Runners

Yoga Teacher and Runner Jocelyn Solomon photographed by David Young-Wolff.    Whether you are training for a 5K, 10K, half-marathon, or even the full 26 miles, skincare is vital. Running the trails outdoors leaves your skin exposed to the elements. Both sun and wind can create challenges for the skin.   Maintaining healthy, [...]

By | September 23rd, 2017|Bath & Beauty|0 Comments

Fitness Pro Sierra Scott Shares Fashion Trends and Fitness Tips

  Fitness Fashion Trend: High Neck Bra Tops In terms of my full fitness workout, I do about an hour-and-a-half to two hours of arms, legs, and abs four to five days a week. For one specific workout, my favorite go-to are 15 squats.   They consist of doing 15 squats (I use a 15-25 [...]

By | September 22nd, 2017|Style & Apparel|0 Comments

Suggestions for Skin Protection and Skin Soothing

  Our activities outdoors may range from  playing in or on the water, taking our fitness to the beach, or simply going on a dog walk. Whatever we do throughout the year, it is important to utilize tools for skin protection and skin soothing.   Making sure that we are protecting and nourishing our skin [...]

By | September 20th, 2017|Bath & Beauty|0 Comments

Catalina: An Island Retreat for Yogis

  As any good yogi will attest, taking a yoga practice on the road brings with it a whole new sense of enlightenment. Yoga retreats in exotic locales abound. The price tag for such a getaway, though, may seem daunting. So when we heard about the one-day Yoga/Hike collaboration between REI and Catalina Island, our [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|Festivals & Retreats, Travel|0 Comments

Self-Massage Guide to Ayurvedic Oil Abhyanga for Self-Care

  When you want a quick and easy way to feel like you’re at a spa every day without leaving your home, schedule an appointment for an Ayurvedic self-massage.   Abhyanga is the Sanskrit term for this ancient Ayurvedic practice that nurtures the body, softens, smoothes and hydrates the skin, stimulates the lymphatic system, lubricates [...]

By | September 4th, 2017|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Choosing Oils for Self-Massage

  Because we absorb whatever we place on our skin, the Ayurvedic tradition places as great an importance on the oils themselves as on the act of giving or receiving a massage. Since oil not only evokes love but also nurtures the skin and deeper tissues, carefully choosing a therapeutic oil or blend is a [...]

By | September 4th, 2017|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

September Vedic Astrology

  At the beginning of September, Mercury moves out of retrograde. Utilize this shift to cultivate greater clarity in your life. Other aspects at play this month encourage seeking healing and developing meaningful habits and routines. Commit to inspiration and practices of devotion to maintain steady on your path amidst fluctuating energies.   Your September [...]

By | August 30th, 2017|Astrology|0 Comments

Sun Protection: Skin Savers for Sunny Days

  Whether we’re planning on playing in or on the water, taking our fitness to the beach, or simply going on a dog walk, making sure that we are protecting and nourishing our skin throughout the summer will positively impact the health of the largest organ of our bodies.   Start with Sun Protection According [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

The Cosmic Origins of Reishi

  Mushrooms, including reishi, are also known to affect the psyche and perception in ways that aren’t yet fully documented or understood scientifically. Reishi does not induce psychotropic experiences, but it appears to expand perception. Let me attempt to explain some possibilities for this potential, as well as delve into many mysteries around the origins [...]

By | July 26th, 2017|Ayurveda|0 Comments

“I Love You…” Santa Barbara: A Romantic Weekend and the Three Words that Make a Relationship

  We had been dating for several months and it was time to take the next relationship step. The words had been dancing in our minds and even out loud (he let it halfway slip out when saying good night on the phone—that slip let loose released a flood of butterflies in me). We were [...]

By | July 21st, 2017|Travel|0 Comments