What is Complex Trauma?

What is trauma? A dictionary definition states: “emotional shock following a stressful event or a physical injury, which may be associated with physical shock and sometimes leads to long-term neurosis.” Just as this short definition shows, there are different types of trauma may it be emotional or physical, in adult or life. The term Post … Continue reading What is Complex Trauma?

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The power of mindfulness for trauma survivors

Let's first understand what trauma creates in your body. When affected by a traumatic event, the human body will create a series of defense mechanism to protect itself. It is important to note that the degree by which you are suffering will be different than what someone else might experience, as you are both unique … Continue reading The power of mindfulness for trauma survivors

This is my Periods’ best friend

What the heck is a menstrual cup? During my yoga teacher training had the joy of meeting with amazing people from around the world. A few of my fellow yogini were speaking so passionately about their great experience with the menstrual cup that I decided to try it out. I personally do not feel comfortable … Continue reading This is my Periods’ best friend

My Favorite On The Go Snack (bonus, it is Healthy too)

What’s your go to healthy snack recipe? I love having an apple with almond butter; I slice the apple and use it as a toast to spread the nut butter on it. It’s delicious and nutritious but now ideal when you are hiking or in the go and it can get messy quickly (I *may* … Continue reading My Favorite On The Go Snack (bonus, it is Healthy too)

3 tips to avoid getting a cold this winter

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Let’s start off the year on the right foot and follow some simple tips to avoid catching a cold this winter. After the (potential) excess that the festive season brings in, it is essential to implement a routine to bring back the body and mind to a … Continue reading 3 tips to avoid getting a cold this winter

How to keep your resolutions this new year

Tapas is the third Nyama of Patanjali Eight limbs of yoga. It is translated from Sanskrit as “heat” or “discipline”. This can be interpreted as having self-discipline to practice physically through asanas or mentally through meditation for example. With discipline and consistency, one can distance themselves from the ego(?) and gain control over mind and … Continue reading How to keep your resolutions this new year

Handcrafted Lavender & Ginger balms

Our ancestors were healing themselves with plants. Plants were traditionally used for their therapeutic effects many years ago before the discovery of medicine. I found this short article which gives an overview of the history of plants as medicine and how many countries were sharing similar ways to heal their people. Isn’t it amazing to … Continue reading Handcrafted Lavender & Ginger balms

How to maintain natural oral care

Chances are, if you have a yoga practice, you are conscious about your health. Yoga is a complete discipline that addresses every aspects of life: the physical, mental and spiritual. So as you practice asanas to regain or maintain flexibility on the physical level, you may also meditate to give a break to the never … Continue reading How to maintain natural oral care

My home remedy for common cold

Living with PTSD symptoms could be compared as living in constant stress. The body can becomes resistant to the cortisol hormone (which regulates some of the body processes including the immune response and works as a natural inhibitor of inflammation) and inflammation can increase. Add to that a stressful job or life situation and a … Continue reading My home remedy for common cold

Unwrap the benefits of lavender while relaxing in Savasana

What's common to all yoga class? Have you noticed how many different style of yoga are there? Some traditional like Sivananda, Hatha, Ashtanga or the more modern styles of Vinyasa, hot, power… One common point to all these styles is Savasana, or the relaxation part at the end of the practice (one of the rare … Continue reading Unwrap the benefits of lavender while relaxing in Savasana