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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
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
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
yoga
Ella Isakov, Yoga Editor: It is an absolute pleasure to interview Tias Little. This life-long student blends the wisdom of multiple schools of thought, bringing diversity and depth to his yoga teaching. Parvati Magazine: You have been practicing yoga and meditation for over 35 years. How has it created a sense of ahimsa (non-harming) within yourself? Tias Little: Ahimsa is the beginning of yoga training, missed out by many in the yoga industry these days. People are more concerned with becoming more flexible. But Ahimsa requires not pushing oneself intoRead More
Spring Vegtables, Laura Wright, The First Mess
Laura is a culinary school graduate with extensive experience in the restaurant industry and an appreciation for agriculture, which has influenced her passion for cooking plant-based foods. Laura believes staying connected to the Earth is an important aspect of our health. Parvati Magazine caught up with Laura to talk about her passion for cooking, her seasonal approach to diet and the inspiration behind her cookbooks. Parvati Magazine: It’s clear from your work that food is a real delight for you. When did you first know you wanted to make itRead More
Parvati-YEM-Tadasana-Mountain Pose
There are two zero points in the physical practice of YEM: one horizontal, and one vertical. They are the foundations upon which other poses are built, points of reference to consider as you move through more complex physical sequences. The vertical zero point happens in standing practice. In this, your upright spine is an active conduit between the nature body and the cosmic intelligence. A yoga practice session might consist of nothing but Tadasana, the mountain pose, as you discover greater evenness and lightness within your body as it relatesRead More
Juice Beauty review Green Apple Peel
Juice Beauty is a California-based organic beauty company that has partnered with Gwyneth Paltrow’s goop on skincare. We spoke with its founder, Karen Behnke. Parvati Magazine: You state that the base of all of your products is “juice botanicals”. What is in the juice? Karen Behnke: When I started studying conventional chemical beauty (petroleum byproduct base) and natural beauty (water base), it didn’t make sense to me to have occlusive glycols laced with dioxane or water, which dilutes the ingredients. So my concept was to start each product with anRead More
This month, Beauty Editor Joy Elkayam interviewed Tammie Umbel from Shea Terra Organics. This line features ingredients indigenous to Africa, and supports local communities and natural habitats across the continent. Parvati Magazine: What inspired the creation of Shea Terra Organics? Shea Terra Organics: Shea Terra Organics was the result of a lifetime fascination with wildlife, cultures and the desire to eradicate poverty. Growing up I was the “weird one”. From the time I learned to read at the age of four I began comparing food labels. I would request myRead More
As a personal trainer, I have had hundreds of conversations with people about their bodies. Particularly how they are unhappy, frustrated, and sometimes even disgusted with their bodies. The ability to love oneself seems to be a lost art. Most are so very quick to judge how they look and their ability or inability to stay focused on goals. Your body and energy levels are a result of what you have eaten, the workouts you have done and your mindset about your worth over the past several months, and maybeRead More