Tree Pose

Tree pose, Vrkshasana, is a simple one legged balancing pose that can help increase neuromotor skills and coordination. To further challenge your balance, once you feel steady take your eye gaze up towards the sky or close your eyes and draw your attention inward….

Mantra of the Week

“The beauty of love is that it gives us the courage to take risks, to go beyond the safety net and enter territories unknown.” – Rumi I started meditating years ago as a spiritual practice and to reduce stress. Truth be told, like many…

Valentine’s Day Full Moon

Valentine’s Day 2014 comes in with the company of a full moon. Beyond the flowers and the chocolates, Valentine’s Day can raise awareness toward feelings of love for all and ahimsa (non-violence). Valentine’s Day also brings to mind self-care, nurturing, self –love, and a…

REJUVINATE WINTER SKIN

Cold and dry weather can often irritate the skin. To help, I would like to share two of my favorite vegetarian skincare products: Frankincense Intense and Beauty Sleep Body Butter by Neal’s Yard Remedies. I notice a difference in my skin instantly when I…

BEAT WINTER BLUES WITH THE SUN SALUTATION AND ESSENTIAL OILS

Baby it’s cold outside! Warm up when it’s cold outside with the Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskara.) The Sun Salutation is a challenging sequence of postures that raises internal heat and adds a cardio element to your yoga practice. The origins of the Sun Salutation…

INJURIES ASSOCIATED WITH ARABESQUE and DANCER (NATARAJASANA) POSE

Recently, I received a YouTube question regarding how to correct the injuries associated with arabesque. I am posting my response here as well. I think, unfortunately, the problems associated with arabesque are not so much a correction issue, but rather an overuse injury. The…

TOP 5 KEYS TO HEALTH & WEIGHT LOSS ON A WHOLE FOOD PLANT BASED DIET

yoga health coach

Many people are gravitating towards a plant based diet for a number of reasons including weight loss, compassion for animals, and the environment. If you are thinking about trying a plant based diet, especially for health reasons, here are a few tips: 1. Limit…

PLANT POWER PROTEIN & CARBOHYDRATES

Nutrition for dancers and actors

I have received several questions on the protein and carbohydrate content of plant foods recently. The truth is, you will get all the protein you need on a whole food plant based diet and you will not gain weight, even though it is a…

Living Beauty

Yoga Instructor and Life Coach Norwalk CT

As we close out 2013 I find myself feeling grateful for all that I have loved and learned this past year. At this time of year many people are thinking about individual resolutions, but another approach is to think about embodying the whole of…

Welcome

Organic Skin Care Norwalk CT, Fairfield County

Welcome to my new website! I am looking forward to sharing information on natural health solutions and fitness with you this year. I will be offering exciting new programs to help you feel great and look great! Visit the Aloka Life School page to…