Wellness Category

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Psychologist and Buddhist practitioner Dr. Rick Hanson collaborates with his son, the writer Forrest Hanson, for his latest book “Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakeable Core of Calm, Strength and Happiness”. Drawing upon positive psychology and Buddhist wisdom, this is a field guide to well-being in a changing world. Parvati Magazine spoke to Dr. Hanson about developing resilience. Parvati Magazine: What is resilience to you? Rick Hanson: Life is continuously changing, turbulent and challenging and offers opportunities to be pursued. As embodied beings, we need to adapt to and copeRead More
Yoga - Kia Miller
Kia Miller is a yoga teacher, model and filmmaker who is passionate about the science and spirituality of yoga. In her Yogaglo practices, her calm, wise and intuitive sense is evident almost instantly, as is her authentic presence. Yoga editor Ella Isakov speaks to Kia about yoga, wellness and how to maintain the essence of your being in midst of everyday life. Parvati Magazine: You have been practicing yoga since you were 15 years old, and are influenced by Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Kundalini styles of yoga. How has yoga influencedRead More
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Gena Hamshaw is the architect behind “The Full Helping”, a popular website that educates people on the health benefits of plant based eating. Parvati Magazine caught up with her to talk about eating whole, nutrient dense foods with a focus on living a richer, more fulfilling life. Parvati Magazine: Many people can relate to your story. What would you say was the catalyst to begin your healing journey? Gena Hamshaw: For me, the catalyst to healing was wanting to live a richer, fuller, bigger life. Anorexia kept me closed offRead More
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This month, we look at Goddess Pose, Deviasana, a visually striking position for the body as well as one that calls for rooted strength, stability and openness. Devi in Sanskrit refers to the primordial divine feminine force. This asana is also known as Utkata Konasana or Fierce Angle Pose. But remember that the fierceness of the Goddess arises from the profound surrender into love and non-attachment. It never comes from the constriction of a separate sense of “me” who is doing. If you find yourself egotistic about feeling fierce orRead More
Meditation Interconnection-Parvati
Your life flows in joy, ease and beingness when you get out of your own way. The tighter you hold on to the idea that you are the one doing it all, the more you suffer. When you try to make this moment as your ego would have it, the further you move away from the sweet balance that exists in the now. When you take pause from this effortful fight, you open to see that you have in fact no control. This is not because you are not powerful,Read More
What if finding the right sport for you could make the difference between a collegiate career and an Olympic dream? Enter the RBC Training Ground, a Canadian talent discovery program for athletes aged 14-25. Created two years ago in partnership with CBC Sports and the Canadian Olympic Committee, this program assesses athletes on several key performance factors including endurance, explosive speed and strength. It’s an opportunity to push your limits, cheered on by Olympians. The athlete considered by the judges to have the greatest potential is supported to train asRead More
Organic Skincare_RMS Beauty
RMS Beauty is home to award-winning luminous face products and vibrant makeup. We spoke with founder Rose-Marie Swift about their stand-out products, the unnatural side of the natural beauty industry and the spring makeup trend she is loving! Parvati Magazine: You state that in your process of learning about the cosmetic industry, you found that many natural ingredients end up like man-made chemicals. How does that happen? What should customers be aware of when purchasing natural products? Rose-Marie Swift: I discovered the majority of ingredients used for natural cosmetics (organicRead More
Chelsey Korus, based in Boulder, Colorado, travels around the world sharing strength, love and resilience. Through movement, she guides people to tap into their inner power, face obstacles that arise, and overcome challenges. Yoga editor Ella Isakov speaks to Chelsey about yoga, staying AWAKE and creativity. Parvati Magazine: You have a diverse movement background of yoga, martial arts and dance, and teaching yoga since the age of 15. What made you fall in love with yoga? Chelsey Korus: Different from other movement practices, yoga was introduced to me as aRead More
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Pixie Turner (Plantbased Pixie) is an award-winning food blogger, writer and speaker. Parvati Magazine caught up with her to talk about nutrition, coaching and how consistent, daily actions can create significant change in our lives. Parvati Magazine: You mention on your website that you are “an advocate for health at every size”. What does this mean and how do you apply this in your work as a nutritionist? Pixie Turner: As a nutritionist, I don’t prescribe weight loss as an intervention. I focus on implementing healthful behaviours and offering non-stigmatisingRead More
Cat Squat, which we explored in the January issue, is a good warm up and complement to this pose. It helps you loosen your hips and hamstrings in the forward bend before you extend into twist. Beyond the physical stretch, please ensure that you allow yourself time to establish the feeling of two-way moving energy through your body in Prasarita Padottanasana and enjoy a surrendered forward bend, before you extend your energy between the Earth and the sky through your arms. Remember that this pose, and all poses, are notRead More