Wellness Category

YEM-Yoga-Parvati Devi-Goddess Pose
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
Plant Based Pixie-health at every size-Plant Based Pixie
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
Suzanne LeRoux is the founder and CEO of One Love Organics. Based in St. Simons Island, Georgia, One Love’s award-winning natural and organic skin care and cosmetics have been going strong for ten years. We talked to Suzanne about her best-sellers, beauty rituals and what’s new at One Love Organics. Parvati Magazine: I was drawn to your story of how One Love Organics came to be – specifically, pursuing your passion of holistic and integrative skincare after completing law school. You have stated that “love indeed is the most powerfulRead More
Meditation-introspection
Like most of us, you likely go through the day with internal chatter running through your mind. But how much importance you give it can make the difference between living a life of joy, or feeling stuck and thwarted. If you give it credence, your internal chatter can be like Superman’s Kryptonite. The limiting beliefs you carry can undermine your best intentions with mesmerizing speed. So to cultivate wisdom in the practice of meditation, let us explore how to defuse these beliefs before they grow. When painful thoughts thwart yourRead More
Dean Pohlman is the creator of Man Flow Yoga, a fitness-oriented online experience that provides workouts, information and motivation. Parvati Magazine’s Karl MacPhee caught up with him to talk about his approach to fitness. Pavarti Magazine: What would you say is the vision for Man Flow Yoga? Dean Pohlman: The vision is to show guys that you can get stronger in every way you expected possible from yoga (and more!) without having to embrace a yoga lifestyle. The point isn’t to replace your traditional workouts; it’s to show you howRead More