Wellness Category

I was recently slowed down by a sinus infection and craving some comfort food. The crisp mornings and cooler nights of September are an ideal time for rich and savoury meals, but my low energy levels zapped my desire to prepare my usual thick soups and stews. I wanted something easy, different, yet still very satisfying. Luckily for me, I know about Oh She Glows. Angela Liddon, New York Times bestselling cookbook author and well known blogger, is the creator of Oh She Glows. Liddon also has over a millionRead More
Ella Isakov, Yoga Editor: I have had the privilege to study and practice with Jason Crandell on several occasions. Jason is knowledgeable, caring and dedicates much of his time to helping maintain the integrity of the yoga community. Parvati Magazine: You have been practicing for 20 years. What has been the key element that has kept you practicing all these years and dedicated to this journey? Jason Crandell: I just really enjoy it! By nature I am self-inquisitive and curious. I have a fascination with the human condition and howRead More
Parvati, Editor-in-Chief: I recently met Yasmine Jones on a visit to the Pure + simple natural beauty spa in Toronto. I so enjoyed my facial with her Bella Aura products, and her approach to work and life, that I asked her to share more about Bella Aura for this month’s issue! Parvati Magazine: Tell us about yourself. What prompted you to commit yourself to develop a skincare line? Yasmine Jones: Bella Aura was born from my real life skin care journey, where grief, stress and a lack of rest tookRead More
Image credit: Alison Gamble|Photography Elisabeth Akinwale (pronounced Ah-KEEN-wah-lay, a Yoruba name which means “The warrior has returned”) is a top athlete with repeated CrossFit Games championships to her credit. She is also an Olympic style weightlifter with three USA Weightlifting National qualifications. Based in Chicago, IL, she is a coach who inspires tens of thousands of followers on her Instagram and Facebook with her perspectives on fitness and life, often with the hashtag #GrownWomanStrong. We spoke with her about her work. Parvati Magazine: Why do you love strength training? WhatRead More
Parvati Magazine’s Wellness Editor, Dr. Karen Ho, speaks to Dr. William Davis about his new book Undoctored, a revolution beyond his bestselling Wheat Belly to empower the individual for optimal health. Parvati Magazine: Tell us about the Undoctored method. It sounds pretty radical. Do you really advocate losing one’s doctor? Dr. William Davis: The Undoctored approach evolved over the six-year, worldwide Wheat Belly experience. The original book advocated wheat removal with terrific results, and I have expanded the message to removing all grains and correction of nutritional deficiencies. The result:Read More

Posted On July 17, 2017By Parvati MagazineIn August 2017 - Vibrancy, Wellness, Yoga, Yoga

Yoga: ParaYoga, with Rod Stryker

This month, Parvati Magazine’s Yoga Editor, Ella Isakov, interviewed Rod Stryker, a respected teacher and author within the yoga community, about how yoga helps create vibrancy in life. Parvati Magazine: You have been teaching for 35 years. What is unique about the lineage that you carry forward and ParaYoga, the yoga school you founded? Rod Stryker: My lineage is Sri Vidya, perhaps the most comprehensive approach to tantra yoga. It invites us to experience the totality of life, to see and experience the Divine everywhere and to thrive in everyRead More
This month, our Beauty Editor Joy Elkayam spoke to Vapour Organic Beauty, particularly its co-founders Krysia Boinis and Kristine Keheley. Based in Taos, New Mexico, this award-winning natural and organic makeup line is handcrafted using top-notch sustainable practices and a favourite among celebrities. Parvati Magazine: The city where Vapour was born, Taos, New Mexico, is described as a “muse for infinite creativity…. that is reflected in Vapour’s unique formulas.” Give our readers some insight into this special place, and its impact on your creations. Vapour Organic Beauty: Taos empowers usRead More
Your body and your breath are in continual relationship. An embodied state is an expression of the dance between spirit and matter. The Sanskrit word Tantra literally means “to weave” or “to expand”. In this way, yoga is about weaving a dance between spirit (breath) and matter (body), while liberating dormant potential energies and infusing the body-being with consciousness. As you focus on the interplay between breath and the sensations in your body, your practice becomes a meditation on the relationship between spirit and matter and amplifies the synergy betweenRead More
When you get out of your own way, your life flows in true vibrancy. The tighter you hold on to the hope that you can control events and outcomes, the more you and others 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, butRead More
This month, our executive director Pam Bryan explored Minimalist Baker, a food blog that is about much more than just baking. It is dedicated to simple cooking; all recipes take ten ingredients or less, one bowl or one pot, or under 30 minutes to prepare. The site is created by Dana and John Shultz and focuses on vegan-friendly recipes, with lots of plant-based ingredients and gluten-free choices. Don’t be misled by the title of the blog. Minimalist Baker does offer tempting treats such as “The World’s Easiest Cinnamon Rolls”, butRead More