Spring is almost here, but winter is still hanging on by a thread. Luckily, this month’s roundup is full of resources to help you cope! There’s an app to help you begin a morning mindfulness practice, a list of cool new yoga gear to inspire you to keep practicing even on the dreariest days, and two great asana sequences to help you deal with the blues or a nasty cold. Hang in there!
The Best Yoga Innovations 2019—Do you keep up with the latest in yoga tech and accessories? Whether you do or don’t, this list will probably have something on it that tickles your fancy. Our personal favorite? The circular, carbon-negative yoga mat!
Yoga, Joy and the Future of the Feminine—In this enlightening interview with yogi and mystic Sadhguru, he explains how to follow the true path of yoga and why balancing the masculine and feminine in equal proportion is important for those who want to be “full-fledged human beings.” Each piece of wisdom is complemented by a related video—a great resource for anyone looking to deepen their yoga practice.
The Pleasure Of Yoga For Entrepreneurs—Lizzie Brown created Yoga Wake Up, an app that helps busy entrepreneurs make time for a few minutes of guided meditation and yoga postures before work. The goal of Yoga Wake Up is to help busy people manage stress and anxiety through mindfulness, and it has already been downloaded over 25,000 times.
‘White Women Yoga’: How one woman’s Meetup experiment exploded on the Internet—Did you hear about Pat Brown’s “white women only” yoga group? She created the Meetup group in response to minority-only groups, and while she says it was just a social experiment done to make a point, many people were outraged by her actions. What’s your take on the situation?
This Yoga Sequence Is Perfect for Days When Nothing is Going Right—The end of winter is tough. We get a glimpse of nice weather, only to be snapped back to reality by yet another cold front. This back and forth between sunny and gray can really take a toll on our mental health. Next time you’re feeling blue, give this asana sequence a try for a much-needed boost.
7 Poses to Do When You Have a Cold and Can’t Breathe Through Your Nose—Doesn’t it seems like everyone is catching colds right now? If you’re feeling under the weather, this restorative sequence of seven poses will bring you some much-needed relief. With poses to open the lungs and get your blood and lymph moving, it will have you feeling a little better in short order.
‘Namaste’ is a Dirty Word, in Yoga Play—A play about yoga? Yep, that’s right! Dipika Guha’s comedic Yoga Play follows Joan, the new CEO at a large athleisure company, as she deals with the fallout caused by her predecessor. Sound familiar? It’s inspired by current events.
To bring in new blood, historic cemeteries get creative with yoga, dog walks, and picnics—Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia is trying new things to draw in new visitors. They don’t want the cemetery to be seen as creepy anymore, but instead as a historical and beautiful park. Laurel Hill’s event calendar includes yoga, outdoor movies, and live music, and proceeds from the events will help improve the grounds. What do you think? Too creepy or a great idea?