Wellness Category

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
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
Livestrong YWCA
When the founder of your charitable organization, whose name recognition drove massive revenue for you, becomes caught in scandal, how do you keep the focus on the good work you’re doing? The Lance Armstrong Foundation had to figure this out when the cyclist and cancer survivor who was its founder and namesake was revealed in 2012 to have been doping extensively. His Tour de France and other victories invalidated, he departed the foundation under a cloud. Nike, which created the iconic yellow LIVESTRONG bracelets that were seen everywhere in theRead More
parvati magazine wellness meditation super mind
I must admit that I had some initial hesitation when I picked up Dr. Norman Rosenthal’s latest book, Super Mind—another book on Transcendental Meditation (TM)? Did he not write one already a few years ago? This latest offering is in some ways an extension of his previous work, Transcendence, though this book aims to bring TM to a wider audience and integrates up-to-date research. While I do not practise TM, its popularity intrigues me. After flipping through a few pages and doing my own personal meditation practice, I decided toRead More
This month, Parvati Magazine spoke with Lena Korres of KORRES, a natural skin care, bath and body company that focuses on plant-powered ingredients with a special emphasis on Greek flora. Parvati Magazine: What routine skin care practices do you recommend for all ages alike? Lena Korres: It’s so important to always cleanse your face (morning and night), moisturize, and use an SPF. It’s also important to not forget about the rest of your skin. Our body butters and shower gels are formulated to not just smooth and hydrate the skin,Read More
Krista Scott-Dixon is the Director of Curriculum at Precision Nutrition, one of the top online nutrition coaching and coach certification programs in the world. 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: What would you say is the main philosophy behind the Precision Nutrition approach to health and wellness? Krista Scott-Dixon: The main philosophy is basically this: ● Do something. Knowledge is great, but only action can create change. ● Do what youRead More
yoga anatomy trains wild thing fascia parvati magazine
Tom Myers has dedicated his life to healing people through the power of touch. He has practiced integrative manual therapy, which includes massage and Rolfing, for over 40 years, and is the author of the book Anatomy Trains. Parvati Magazine’s Yoga Editor Ella Isakov interviews Tom about fascia, movement and healing. Parvati Magazine: Let’s start with fascia. It seems to be a word everyone in the yoga community is talking about lately. What is it and what does it have to do with hatha yoga? Tom Myers: The fascial systemRead More
YEM Cat Squat-Parvati Devi
Cat squat, or Prasarita Padottanasana in Sanskrit, offers you a fabulous opportunity to reconnect with the ground, while you feel open and receptive to the sky. The visceral sense of two-way-moving energy in your body/being is particularly noticeable and accessible. As such, it is a beautiful asana in which you can experience being the channel of life-force energy that you are. As a wide legged stance, Cat Squat allows your root energy center at the base of your spine to open more easily to the ground. You can feel howRead More