Category Archives: Earth and Air Wellness

Going Nuts for Cocos: Why Coconut Oil is the Answer to Everything!

Who doesn’t love coconuts? Coconuts are delicious! They elicit a feeling of sunny days, sandy beaches and palm trees waving in a breeze. Aside from being delightful in your cocktail, coconut water is known for its high electrolyte content and … Continue reading

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Float Your Way to Bliss: The Benefits of Sensory Deprivation Tanks

Last month I got to try a sensory deprivation tank or “float chamber” for the first time. I was really excited because I had heard the multitude of benefits of spending time in these pods that allow you to become … Continue reading

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Summer Comfort: One-Pot Collard Greens Recipe

We’re well into Summer and I’m sure we’ve all been to our fair share of cookouts and BBQs. While I’m certainly not tired of outdoor potlucks, it can be hard to find a good dish to bring that is easy … Continue reading

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Surya Namaskar: Salute the Sun!

In Vinyasa yoga, Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation, is a sequence of yoga poses that is meant to energize, invigorate and rejuvenate the body. This sequence is a great way to start the day or to start your yoga practice. … Continue reading

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Beat the Heat: Chilled Zucchini + Mint Soup!

Summer is finally here! & the heat won’t let us forget it. Long and hot days make getting anything done that much more laborious and some days it’s unthinkable that you would want to use the oven or stand over … Continue reading

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Yoga Nidra: The Power of Yogic Sleep

The first time I experienced Yoga Nidra, I was hooked. It was the most relaxing, deep, and profound meditation that I had ever experienced. After the initially daze of coming out of such a calm state, I had such a … Continue reading

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“Shooooo”: The Healing Sound for Your Liver!

In QiGong and Chinese Medicine, practitioners believe that each one of our organs are not only associated with a physical element and an emotional feeling but also a specific sound. These sounds are made through breath work and are thought … Continue reading

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You’ll Want A Pizza This!: A Healthy Alternative for Your Pizza Cravings

Summer is on our heels! That means lots of sunshine, parties, and reasons to come together around tasty but not always the healthiest of foods. Of all comfort and party foods, I probably crave pizza the most. Warm, cheesy, flavorful … Continue reading

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We’re All For ‘Menting: The Health Benefits of Eating Fermented Foods! [+ Recipe]

We should all be able to name at a least a few fermented foods: pickles, beer, yogurt. However, most people don’t think of fermented foods as must-haves in the diet. Recently, fermented foods have been getting a lot of attention … Continue reading

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Lean, Mean, & Green: Spring Detox Soup Recipe!

Spring weather can have us a little confused. We’re ready to shed the heavy foods and lighten up for the coming warmth but there are still rainy and cold days that make us want to get cozy. This is where … Continue reading

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