Nourish your soul at Charleston’s ‘Soul Yoga’

by Trevor Gibbs CHARLESTON, S.C.—Imagine lying peacefully on the beach, feeling the warm breeze and hearing the rhythm of your breath flow in and out just like the waves.  You are there among a community of individuals doing the same, and you leave that space with a deeper understanding of who you are, a heightened […]

Urban Yoga in Charleston – where anyone can ‘flow and grow’

Imagine a “welcoming, non-judgmental community” where everyone can “relax, connect with others and practice all aspects of yoga immersed with love and kindness.” This is the mantra for Urban Yoga, the King Street studio founded by Megan Gray. The studio offers a variety of classes accessible to all levels of experience including vinyasa, hot pilates, […]

5 essentials to help be your best self when you’re down

Our lives are like rollercoasters with so many ups and downs and loops and turns.   Sometimes we feel like we’re on top of the world and can take on anything with confidence, optimism and hope. But then there are times when downs of the rollercoaster seem to hit us the hardest and the deepest, […]

Why yoga should be taught in schools

Yoga is an ancient mind-body practice that  originated in India more than 2,000 years ago with the ultimate goal of achieving  a unified state of consciousness and self-realization. But yoga is also  used to improve overall health and well-being and would be an excellent addition to elementary education. Children carry the stress of their home […]

Why it’s a good idea to lead a healthy lifestyle

Whether it’s to lose a few pounds or to improve your overall health, adopting a healthy lifestyle is crucial for anyone who wants to live a long and happy life. Everyday we are faced with choices. We can get up and go to the gym, or we can sleep in until noon. We can eat […]

Anyone can vinyasa

The subtle practice of vinyasa (moving meditation) is an accessible and powerful exercise for everyone willing to try. Vinyasa yoga links asanas (yoga postures) with pranayama (breath control) . Although some may believe that yoga is awkward or intimidating, vinyasa is actually graceful and accepting for all. Vinyasa yoga is a simple and effective practice […]

Yoga is for everyone. You down, dog?

Yoga has become increasing popular. Once a form of Eastern medicine, the practice is becoming a way of life for many in the West too. Although too many may love it for the comfy yoga pants instead of the amazing relief to the mind, body and soul, it remains an increasingly popular form of exercise […]

5 best albums for practicing yoga

  by Mara Fields I am constantly searching for great music for practicing yoga because music is an integral part of my practice, as it is for many in the yoga community. In fact, yoga and music festivals have become popular in the United States over the past two decades. One of the most popular yoga festivals, […]

7 reasons college students should love practicing yoga

Yoga has many hidden benefits that go beyond looking and feeling great. It is perfect for every college student who goes through the typical college experience. From the stresses of exams to late-night parties, college kids need this to rejuvenate and unwind. Yoga makes you a better student Copious amounts of research proves yoga increases […]

5 steps to managing your time and health…and doing both well

Limited budget, minimal access, and a time crunch play a huge role in the college diet, but there are a few hacks that can help you find the meals and snacks that will stimulate your mind and body during some of the best years of your life. We all know the so-called staple of the […]