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A regular meditation practice can help ease the symptoms of anxiety, a condition that, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, affects an estimated 40 million adults in the U.S. Anxiety is a part of our body’s natural response to stress—a cognitive state connected to an inability to regulate emotions. When we meditate, we counter the stress response, […]

June 16, 2020

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These are trying times for everyone and anxiety is more prevalent than any of us can probably recall – during our lifetimes, at least. So we asked holistic life coach, Lily Silverton, to weigh-in on some of the best tips and tricks to overcome anxiety and cultivate calm: While staying in has begun to feel […]

June 16, 2020

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While meditation is not a replacement for therapy or other interventions for prolonged sadness or depression, research has shown that a regular meditation practice can help increase happiness and decrease irritability. It also shows promise for improving sleep, reducing anxiety and stress, and enhancing self-awareness—all of which are potential mood boosters. How can meditation help with sadness? All these […]

June 16, 2020

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We’ve all heard of yoga and meditation (bit of a given if you’re here on my blog) but for those who are looking for something a little different to help them through periods of stress and worry, I’ve got you! Below are my 5 favourite, slightly more esoteric, methods that I turn to when I’m feeling […]

June 16, 2020

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My motivation here is simple: if you haven’t yet tried Yin yoga, I want to convince you to do so by the end of this feature. The most common response I have after teaching a Yin class is, to quote one student: “This is the yoga I’ve been looking for forever.” But as its founder, Paul […]

June 16, 2020