From Yins to Yuks, from Hatha to Hot: Which Yoga Styles Suit You?

From Yins to Yuks, from Hatha to Hot: Which Yoga Styles Suit You?


Are you curious what it’s like to do yoga on a stand-up paddleboard with dolphins nearby? What about holding the boat pose in a pool of your own sweat in a steaming hot studio? As yoga has increased in popularity, so too has the variety of yoga styles offered. From doing cat/cow with actual goats to laughing your way through a yoga session, there is something out there for everyone. Explore the most common forms of yoga to figure out what yoga styles might suit you best!

Here are Eight of the Most Popular Yoga Styles

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Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa

“Hatha” can be used to describe any yoga class that features poses, or asanas. These sessions can include “vinyasa.” A vinyasa is a series of poses linked by fluid transitions that are coordinated with breaths. These types of sessions can include poses that will stretch your muscles and challenge your … Read the rest

We Know Keto: The Benefits and Possible Pitfalls of Ketogenic Diets

We Know Keto: The Benefits and Possible Pitfalls of Ketogenic Diets


If you hang out with a pack of fitness fiends, at least a few among them are sure to claim “We Know Keto!” when they offer up their high fat, low carb energy bars. Cutting carbs and eating a diet that is high in fats and moderately high in protein does seem to help some individuals lose weight. Others say ketogenic diets boost athletic performance. However, eating “keto” might or might not be for you. Strip the sugar-coating off ketogenic diets (in perfect keto style) to understand what is known and unknown about such plans.

What Exactly is a “Keto Diet”?

First, it’s important to understand that it is not new! Doctors in the 1920’s realized that patients who had epilepsy had fewer seizures when on a ketogenic diet. It was also noted that individuals placed on keto diets often lost weight.

A ketogenic diet breakdown includes high fats as Read the rest

Sip On Healthy Summer Teas to Stay Refreshed

Sip On Healthy Summer Teas to Stay Refreshed


Create an ice tea treat this summer to give your body a boost. While ice cold sweet tea is a common classic, you can custom make your own healthier concoction by barely lifting a finger and letting the sun (and a muddler) do some magic.

Making sun tea is as simple as tying several tea bags together, putting them in a large jug with water, sealing it tight and setting it in a bright sunny place. If you want smaller portions, put a single bag in a mason jar and seal it tight. Wait an hour or until the tea takes on color.

It’s up to you whether you go for black tea, green tea, decaf or fully loaded. Both black tea and green tea contain polyphenols, which means that both black and green tea provide antioxidants. Once you’ve brewed your tea, put in added oomph by using fruit … Read the rest