February 2018 – The Light Within Category

YEM-Yoga as Energy Medicine by Parvati
The following is an excerpt from Parvati’s anticipated book to be released in 2018 on her unique and transformative practice of yoga, “YEM: Yoga as Energy Medicine”. YEM™ provides you with a means to reconnect with life force energy, yoga’s forgotten treasure, and cultivate radiant health on all levels. It masterfully blends classical yoga with chi-energy work to develop life-force awareness through each physical posture. Discover new focus and depth to abundantly increase the potency of your practice and realize your true magnificence. The meaning of yoga as “union”, the weavingRead More
Marcus & Jean Baylor - Jazz and R&B musicians
This month Parvati Magazine spoke with husband and wife jazz duo Marcus and Jean Baylor of The Baylor Project, about their Grammy nominated album “The Journey”, and their life together. Parvati Magazine: I love the name of your record label, Be A Light, which is fitting because this month’s issue is called The Light Within. What does Be A Light mean to you and your work? Jean Baylor: We are people of faith. A big part of who we are and what we try to put out in the worldRead More
Mother and child-Dan Siegel-The Yes Brain
What if children’s brains could be helped to become receptive and curious instead of anxious and reactive? Psychiatrist Dr. Daniel J. Siegel and psychotherapist Tina Payne Bryson, authors of the bestselling “No-Drama Discipline”, have put forward the concept of the “Yes Brain” in their book by the same name. We interviewed Dr. Siegel about cultivating the Yes Brain in both parents and children. Parvati Magazine: Tell us about the Yes Brain. Dr. Daniel Siegel: The Yes Brain is something I created to capture an experience that my workshop participants, parentsRead More
Keto Diet Leanne Vogel Healthful Pursuit
Leanne Vogel is the architect behind Healthful Pursuit, a popular website that educates people on the health benefits of the ketogenic or keto diet. Parvati Magazine’s Nutrition Editor, Karl MacPhee, caught up with her to talk about the health benefits of eating whole, nutrient dense foods with a focus on ketones, fat and finding the right approach for your body. Pavarti Magazine: There’s so much I want to ask you, but I think it would be appropriate to start off with the ketogenic diet. What is your definition of theRead More
Meditation-Luminous Space Within-Parvati-Devi
The practice of meditation involves drawing your awareness inward. As you learn to let go of your attachments to passing thoughts, you develop a sense of internal space. Eventually you rest into the field of pure consciousness that lies behind your thoughts. This takes practice. Meditation is a discipline cultivated over time. Even a few minutes a day is valuable, like putting money into your evolutionary bank account. Our ego, where most of us place our attention, is attached to feeling separate and in control. It is not interested inRead More
Parvati Magazine February 2018 Read the Full Issue
Welcome to the February 2018 edition of Parvati Magazine. I love this inspiring quote from the great modern dancer Martha Graham, said to be like the Picasso of dance: “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action. Because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. If you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business toRead More
Marie Purvis-Nike Global Master Trainer
Marie Purvis is a Nike global master trainer and creator of PURE, which is an online experience that provides all the tools you need to achieve your health and wellness success. Parvati Magazine caught up with her to talk about fitness, community and her philosophy. Pavarti Magazine: Your energy and love for fitness are contagious. Where do they come from? Marie Purvis: I believe they come from a genuine place where I want to make a difference in the world through fitness. I’m extremely passionate about what I do soRead More
YEM-Yoga as Energy Medicine-Lengthening Spine-by Parvati
As we explored in my YEM: Yoga as Energy Medicine article, “Follow The Wave In Your Spine”, there is a natural wave-like impulse that flows through our spine. It exists within us all, at any given moment. It is the pulse of life itself. When newborn, our bodies/beings are highly receptive to growth. We breathe with life with greater co-creative fluidity. With age, we tend to become more set in our ways. Due to the effect of gravity and the way we identify with our habits, we hold tension inRead More
Yoga-Janet Stone-the light within
A self-identified “global yoga warrior”, San Francisco-based vinyasa yoga teacher Janet Stone is passionate about passing on the wisdom of yoga, meditation and life. Yoga editor Ella Isakov speaks to Janet about yoga, uncovering the light within and parenting. Parvati Magazine: You have been on this yogic path for 20 years. How has it brought you towards acceptance and ease within yourself? Janet Stone: The teachings, as I understand them, speak repeatedly of an accepting of the whole of reality, the totality of both humanity and of the infinite whichRead More
MAPS-arctic shipping-arctic ocean
With Arctic sea ice melting at an alarming rate, commercial shipping interests seek to capitalize on the Arctic Ocean’s vulnerability by turning this last and most pristine of the Earth’s oceans into a major shipping highway. There is no greater threat to the survival of humanity than the loss of the polar ice caps and the destabilization of the Arctic Ocean. But instead of taking action to protect the Arctic Ocean, the Canadian government has introduced legislation that anticipates increased shipping traffic, and consequently hastens the demise of life-giving ArcticRead More