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3 Yoga Poses to Combat Depression

Posted by Guest Blogger

Aug 28, 2014 10:00:00 AM

By Kristin Mcgee

I recently attended a Health event as the magazine launched its new mantra, “Happy begins here.” I love that saying. I have been really trying to remind myself daily that happiness comes from within me. All I have to do is see my little guy’s smile to be really happy; but there are some days I admit I can feel blue. I spoke at the event about anxiety and depression. Anxiety usually stems from worrying too much about the future and your “to do” list. Here are some yoga poses you can do to combat anxiety. Depression, on the other hand is when we get stuck in the past. Practicing yoga helps ground ourselves in the present moment so we can feel truly happy.

Try rocking forward to the front of your feet or sit bones (if you’re seated) and notice how it produces anxiety, moving in to the future too fast. Now, lean back in your seat or to the heels of your feet; notice how you slump your shoulders forward and feel a little down. Finally, feel yourself anchored right in the middle of your seat or your feet and feel grounded and present. Try this exercise whenever you find yourself a little too anxious or a bit depressed.

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Healing and Releasing the Past

Posted by Guest Blogger

Aug 14, 2014 8:55:47 AM

“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.

~ Nelson Mandela

By Lockey Maisonneuve

Stop looking at the past for answers.

Like many, I compare my parenting to how my parents raised me. I ask myself, do I keep my children safe? Do they feel loved? Can I protect them?

Am I doing the opposite of what my parents would have done?

Most of my questions go unanswered, as I’ve blocked out much of my childhood. I have uncovered bits and pieces as an adult in therapy sessions: flashbacks of abuse, memories of helping my mother out of bed after another drunken car crash, my father falling down drunk, men paying my father to rape me when I was twelve, my father counting the money.

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The Magic of Yoga, Breathing and Meditation

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Aug 7, 2014 10:00:00 AM

By John Duillard

Do you prefer yoga to meditation? Or meditation to yoga? For many of us in the western world, moving our bodies is a lot easier than sitting with our unruly minds. For others, a daily yoga practice is just too much to ask, but meditation feels doable.

With yoga, breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation flourishing in the western world in an amazing way, I still see a lot of confusion around the roles of these techniques in relationship to each other. The truth is that yoga, breathing, and meditation are all cogs of the same wheel, each playing a very important role in the purification of the body and the freedom of the mind.

Join me as I explain the subtle body science and profound effects that yoga, breathing and meditation have on the body, mind and spirit.

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The Art of Writing Goals

Posted by Guest Blogger

Aug 1, 2014 8:30:00 AM

I have been marinating on the art of writing goals this year.  Because truly, goal setting is a delicate, vulnerable, radical and precious art form that is unique to each and every one of us.  A form of self-expression, creation and magic.

Do note, I definitely have a format I believe in. Still affirmative, positive and present tense, yes.  Still a by when date attached to rock the accountability, for sure.  And now, I channel balance and my most core values so that I have my goals divided into different life domains, such as family, adventure, purpose, and sweat.  Lately, my color of choice has been purple to write in and my language is less Webster's Dictionary and more Jacki Carr.  There are neon post-it notes that support the why, how, when and where to begin and I am inspired.  And it is truly quite the display of art on my goals wall.

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3 Yoga Moves for a Hangover (Too Much Summer Partying)

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Jul 25, 2014 9:36:00 AM

Everyone’s spirits are high in the summer and sometimes it’s easy to indulge in too many spirits! Summer BBQs and pool parties often involve ice-cold alcoholic beverages. Also, many weddings take place in the summer and it can be difficult not to have fun drinking and dancing the night away. I’ve never been one to drink too much, and for the past 10 months haven’t been drinking at all! I can relate, though, to feeling out of sorts the next day after having an extra glass of wine or two when there’s something special to celebrate.  

If you overindulge in one too many cocktails and wake up feeling not so great the next day, you can combat your hangover with some simple yoga moves. Resist the urge to indulge in a heavy meal and pop a Tylenol. The best thing you can do, is eat a breakfast high in fiber (oatmeal or sprouted wheat toast) and good quality protein (hard boiled egg instead of greasy bacon), drink a hydrating coconut water along with your coffee or tea, and move the body to sweat out the alcohol. 

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The Self Love Myth

Posted by Guest Blogger

Jul 8, 2014 8:30:00 AM

As if a breakup isn’t hard enough, there’s always some underlying self-doubt that happens in the period that follows.

Personally, I’ve found that my greatest strengths have come from my biggest failures…so there’s a strange sense of compliance with the darkness that ensues. I’ve been lucky enough in most of my breakup history to be able to acknowledge and respect one another as the end rolls around.

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Connect & Calibrate: Rituals

Posted by Guest Blogger

Jun 13, 2014 12:15:00 PM

I want rituals. I believe I was opening Gabby Bernstein's new book to a page, or perhaps it was in my recent Astrological Chart reading or maybe at Acupuncture, but somewhere I got in my head the notion to have rituals.  I started to envision a sweet morning with coffee and a candle lit while waking up slow maybe to some hippie altar, or a meditation pillow and some gong noises with fresh flowers every day at 2pm or perhaps a lavender oil moment before bed and some breath work. 

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Juil Ambassador Spotlight – Alchemy Tours

Posted by Will Knight

May 9, 2014 2:50:00 PM

Occupation: Writer, Happiness Coach, Adventure Addict, Spiritual Traveler, Teacher Trainer, Retreat Leader, Yogipreneur, Fashionable Yogi, Travel Junkie

Hometown:  Chicago, IL (previously Quito, Ecuador)

Current Town: Seattle, WA

What do you never leave the house without?

I-phone (holds 3 credit cards), Mala beads (I know it sounds so stereotypical yogi, but it’s true), a pretty scarf or fun hat (you can dress up any outfit before or after yoga with the magic of a scarf and hat!)

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JUIL AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT – AMY LANDRY

Posted by Will Knight

May 2, 2014 1:30:00 PM

Hometown: Newcastle, NSW, AustraliaCurrent town: Newcastle, NSW, Australia

How did you first learn about Juil?

I became aware of the Juil company online, a couple of years back. I recall seeing the ever-inspiring Kathryn Budig rocking her pair of Juil Heras. They looked amazing, and when I researched further, I was pulled in instantly by the company’s philosophy.

What are your experiences wearing Juil footwear?

Being Australian, typically I’m a huge fan of wearing flip flops (every day). So they must be comfortable, supportive and stylish. My Juil sandals are all of the above. Significant to mention is how important and inspiring their message is as a business, which resonates with me deeply.

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Juil Ambassador Spotlight – Gina Caputo

Posted by Will Knight

Apr 25, 2014 2:38:00 PM

Gina Caputo – Boulder, CO based yoga teacher and Juil ambassador

Hometown: Moraga, California

Current town: Boulder, Colorado

What do you never leave the house without? Polarized sunglasses! At least 2 pairs on hand at all times!

Where is your favorite place to sport Juil footwear? And what have your experiences been?! I love wearing them as I walk around yoga festivals like Wanderlust. For one thing, they are so easy to slip on and off going in and out of amazing classes. These festivals are at the most beautiful locations so when you’re not in class, you’re strolling amongst so many yogis on grass, wood, dirt, concrete, everything just taking in the surroundings! They serve the dual purpose of keeping you energetically connected to the earth below as well as mentally grounded in peace and calm, which is nice so you don’t get overstimulated or overwhelmed – especially if you’re teaching!!

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Welcome to the Juil community blog. These are the stories of our lives, our growths, our passions, and the connections we hope to give you. We hope that what you read makes you laugh, stimulates your mind, cultivates your thought, and inspires you. Inspires you to become stronger, healthier, and more connected to that which makes you feel whole.