Current Issue Wellness Category

Dr. Chelsea Jackson is actively working to make Western yoga more inclusive and reach marginalized communities. Parvati Magazine’s Yoga Editor, Ella Isakov, speaks to Chelsea about yoga as a tool for social change. Chelsea Jackson: My ideas become reality because I am rooted in a knowing that I am a continuation of work that started way before I arrived.Read More
Meditation-Parvati-Listen to the sounds
I have been hibernating this past winter in my music studio, but have been far from asleep. Instead, I have been sparking with immense creativity to compose five upcoming albums in support of MAPS, the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary. Feeling as though I was holding a thread of an inspired download, I felt honoured to listen to the unseen as sounds were making themselves audible for me to render into form. I felt immersed in a creative sea. At the same time, I strongly felt the presence of the greatRead More
In a climate of changing gender roles and social mores, young people face new challenges as they grow up. Dr. Warren Farrell, heralded by the Financial Times as one of the world’s top 100 thought leaders, says there’s a crisis today for boys all over the world who are not getting the guidance or support they need. Parvati Magazine: What is the Boy Crisis? Dr. Warren Farrell: The boy crisis is a global crisis—in education, in mental health (depression, drugs, suicide, shootings); physical health (sperm counts, IQs, obesity, diabetes); inRead More
Make Fitness Playful with Ryan Hurst
Training doesn’t always have to be structured and goal-oriented to yield results. We tend to get caught up in “getting the skill” or “getting a good workout,” and while those goals have their place, if we never take the time to explore movement without any specific goals in mind, we lose out on a sense of play and freedom. In this post, we’ll look at what play is, why we think it’s important for everyone to engage in, and we’ll give you three movements to try out. What is “Play”Read More
Ellie Krieger is an American nutritionist who has worked alongside Michelle Obama on her “Let’s Move” campaign and hosts the television cooking series “Ellie’s Real Good Food”. Parvati Magazine talked with Ellie about transitioning to a wholesome, nutrition-packed diet. Parvati Magazine: What does “real, good food” mean to you and what inspired this as your brand? Ellie Krieger: I always love a play on words, and food that is both real and good has multiple meanings that speak to my core food philosophy. Said together “real good” describes food thatRead More
organic beauty products from Ecco-Bella
Ecco Bella is a pioneer of natural and organic beauty products. Founded by Sally Malanga over 23 years ago, Ecco Bella is based in New Jersey and features a comprehensive line of body, hair and face care products, makeup, and perfume. We interviewed Darlene Zembrod, the New Product Development Coordinator at Ecco Bella, about their approach. Parvati Magazine: We appreciate your philosophy, “Every decision we make about what to use on our bodies or to eat affects not only us, but the planet.” Tell us more about the inspiration behindRead More
This Messy Magnificant Life-Geneen Roth
Geneen Roth has been one of the leading women’s voices in examining and transforming the relationship between food, self-worth and love. Parvati Magazine’s wellness editor, Dr. Karen Ho, spoke with her about her latest book, “This Messy, Magnificent Life”, on living authentically, moment-by-moment. Parvati Magazine: You speak about “The Me Project” in your most recent book, about trying to fix our perceived imperfections and what is “broken”. How does this relate to messy, magnificent living? Geneen Roth: The book started with a question of what it would be like toRead More
Natural Beauty 100% Pure with Susie Wang
This month Parvati Magazine spoke to Susie Wang, the founder and chief creative of 100% Pure. After disappointing experiences developing high-end mainstream cosmetics, she created 100% Pure in 2005: products with organic and natural ingredients, void of toxins and chemicals. Parvati Magazine: 100% Pure carries a large and comprehensive range of natural beauty products in makeup, body, hair and face care, with a strong following on social media. What do you attribute your success to? Susie Wang: To start, we were the first company to develop healthy, natural beauty productsRead More
Parvati Meditation when your thoughts are driving your crazy-
My daily meditation practice gives me energy and clarity in all I do. It opens me to an effervescent field of possibility through which life arises. I cannot recommend it enough. Yet, since meditation is now commonly known as a means to find inner peace, it may be tempting to turn to it with a desire to escape the challenges of life. In a culture where pills can remove pain, we can misunderstand meditation as happiness medication, and come to our cushion with a hope to feel better. For thoseRead More
Fitness Greg Wells The Ripple Effect
Dr. Greg Wells is a physiologist with a gift for explaining the complexity of human performance in ways we can all understand. As such, he is an expert source for media outlets during major sporting events like the Olympic Games. As a scientist, broadcaster, author, coach and athlete, Dr. Greg Wells has dedicated his career to understanding human performance and how the human body responds to extreme conditions. Parvati Magazine: When did you know you were destined to be a communicator and teacher as well as a scientist, and howRead More