All posts in " yoga and fitness "


By Organic Spa Magazine / December 11, 2014

Play our December yoga playlist with Spotify, or purchase the songs below! To open PEACE in Spotify, click here.   Purchase through Amazon: 1. Om Namah Shivaya by Deva Premal 2. December by Norah Jones 3. Sing by She & Him 4. J’Ai Deux Amours by Madeleine Peyroux 5. Floating Sweetness by DJ Drez 6. What She […]


Minimize Holiday Stress This Year

By Nicole Dorsey Straff / April 22, 2014

If you are anything like me, and I’m betting you are based on your Comments and Clicks, I suffer mild anxiety around the holidays based more on what I cannot do rather than what I should do. For instance, I wish I could bring my frail mother here to Los Angeles, Calif.  for the holidays, […]


Are You Due at the Dentist?

By Nicole Dorsey Straff / January 16, 2014

People dislike dentist visits for many reasons, but regular check-ups are the best way to save money on your teeth. And save your teeth. Routine checkups give doctors the opportunity to make early diagnoses. Exams should be done twice a year, and I don’t know anyone who likes it, but don’t put it off for […]


Back in the Fitness Saddle

By Jason Kessler / January 15, 2014

We all make workout resolutions this time of year, but here’s how to make them stick. I feel like a failure. For months now–more like a year, actually–I’ve been lying to myself and saying I was going to go back to the gym. At one point, I went five days a week, an hour at […]


What’s Happened to Yoga?

By Evelyn Theiss / January 15, 2014

As yoga becomes more popular and more Americanized, the incidence of yoga-related injuries is on the rise. In India, the land where yoga was created some 5,000 years ago, the term “yoga injury” would be an oxymoron. Anisha Durve was born there, but moved to the U.S. as a young girl. Today, she is an […]


Stress Less, Get Healthy in the New Year

By Nicole Dorsey Straff / January 2, 2014

Everyone I know has more on her plate than ever before: demanding jobs, growing families, smaller paychecks. It’s easy to stress these days. But it’s certainly not good for your health. At all. In his new book, Yale University medical researcher David Katz MD, MPH, says, “We have literal decades of evidence showing us decisively […]


3 Health and Fitness Resolutions Everyone Should Make

By Nicole Dorsey Straff / December 26, 2013

A few of my favorite, most holistic experts offer their stress-taming recipes for the healthiest, fittest season and beyond. In no particular order, my top three New Year’s resolutions are to: 1.  Rehydrate my party-animal epidermis As the weather changes, so does my skin, and so must my skincare products to best treat the damage. I […]


Give a Healthy Gift for the Holidays

By Organic Spa Magazine / December 11, 2013

Gift season is upon us! Instead of giving people more “stuff” that none of us really need—why not give your loved ones a healthy gift something to encourage a healthy lifestyle? Yoga Classes: Who doesn’t feel great after a yoga class? Give the gift of yoga through a class card or membership to a studio, or […]


Banish Back Pain with Expert Tips

By Nicole Dorsey Straff / December 5, 2013

Back pain is one of the most common health issues in the United States, with up to 80 percent of the population suffering the condition at some point. “This exceedingly high number is just the beginning of the problem because multiple studies indicate that roughly 70 percent of back surgeries fail,” says fitness exert Jesse […]

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