Browsing articles in "Holistic Wellness"

Homemade Granola

Jun 7, 2020   //   by Jordan   //   Desserts, Gluten Free, Holistic Wellness, Recipes, Self-Care, Snacks, The Blog, Vegan  //  No Comments

GranolaDuring a crisis, sometimes benign and routine actions keep us grounded and nourished so we are available to fight for justice.

In these moments I go back to food staples that use items already in my pantry. Something that will provide shelf-stable and easy nourishment.

Today that’s granola. It’s a simple and incredibly versatile recipe that can easily be adjusted based on your needs.

 

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Meditating during Quarantine

May 29, 2020   //   by Madison   //   Holistic Wellness, Mindfulness, Openness, Relaxation, Self-Care, The Blog  //  No Comments

Learn about meditation’s benefits and easy ways to start a practice during quarantine!  

Meditation is a healthy and beneficial habit accessible to almost anyone. It is prevalent across yoga studios, many workplaces, and all kinds of lifestyles. There are even apps and video channels dedicated to guiding folks through the practice.

The benefits of meditation are wide-ranging. They include: improved sleep, lower anxiety, lower blood pressure, and reduced stress-induced inflammation (1).

Whether you have a steady practice, want to revisit it, or are curious about starting meditation, there is something for everyone. Find out which meditation practice(s) are best for you!

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Cut Your Carbon Footprint: Environmentalism as a Yoga Practice

 

Hailey, a member of our Yoga District Community, will explore how to live a more sustainable life. Her environmental blog series will introduce various ways to reduce your carbon footprint.

 Find out how to reduce your carbon footprint while being homebound. During these unusual times, why not try to develop some new environmentally beneficial habits? Read more >>

Why Yoga Studios are Shoeless

standing on yoga mat

You enter a studio, take off your shoes, and step onto your mat. With a deep inhale and relaxing exhale, you begin your yoga class. Have you ever wondered why it’s customary to practice yoga barefoot? Or the reason you remove your shoes when entering a yoga studio? 

Read on to learn about the cultural, practical, and physical reasons that yoga studios are shoeless.

Mindful Tips for Dealing with Holiday Stress

Nov 25, 2019   //   by Charon   //   Holistic Wellness, Mindfulness, Relaxation, Self-Care, The Blog  //  No Comments

 

You close your eyes and breathe in the smell of stuffing, mashed potatoes, and freshly baked cookies .

For people celebrating during the holiday season it can be a time of mixed emotions. With this in mind, Yoga District has compiled some mindfulness tips for dealing with holiday stress. 

We hope that the following suggestions will guide you through peaceful holidays. You can practice them anytime, anywhere.

Breathing Through it: The Benefits of Breathwork

Oct 15, 2019   //   by Charon   //   Holistic Wellness, Mindfulness, Openness, Self-Care, The Blog  //  No Comments

On your mat, you close your eyes taking a deep breath in and out.  If you are familiar with yoga, you have probably heard an instructor guide you to focus on your breathing (1). Breathing seems to be an intricate part of practicing yoga but breathwork can also be powerful on its own as well. 

Yoga District instructor Emily defines breath-work, its different types, and what to expect in breathwork sessions.

 

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Introduction to Holistic Wellness

Nov 17, 2018   //   by Madison   //   Holistic Wellness, Mindfulness, Relaxation, Self-Care, The Blog, Workshop  //  No Comments
Sally- Yoga District Teacher

Sally- Yoga District Teacher

Sally, a Yoga District teacher, has been struggling with severe migraine attacks since age of 15. For years she dealt with pain multiple times during the month. She would take strong pain killers while spending days in the dark and quiet.

She finally found s natural way to reduce the frequency of the attacks as well as duration of them. She is living toxic free, using all natural remedies for the past 17 months. She no longer needs to take any medication or pain killers whatsoever!

Read on to learn from Sally about holistic medicine philosophy and wellness practices.

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The Teachers

The diverse family of DC yoga teachers at Yoga District are dedicated to making yoga accessible to everyone through a huge variety of yoga class types, from vinyasa flow to restorative and beyond. Most Yoga District teachers are graduates of Yoga District’s nationally-attended 200 hour teacher training program. All Yoga District classes focus on coordinating breath with body movement to promote flexibility, strength, and peace of mind. We strongly believe in yoga as therapy, so catch one of our classes whenever you need a healthy dose of self-care.
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The Next Step

The Yoga District 200 and 500 hour teacher training certification programs, registered by the Yoga Alliance are unique in their emphasis on diversity of teaching styles studied, personal attention, and trauma sensitive yoga. It's no coincidence that Yoga District is regularly voted the leading studio in the nation's capital, and that most of its classes are taught by graduates of its training program. As a full time yoga school, small group trainings are led up to eight times a year by a dedicated faculty including Jasmine Chehrazi, contributor to the Harvard Karma Yoga Project teacher training, teacher training faculty at George Washington University, Yoga Alliance Standards Committee Advisory Board Member, Yoga Activist Founder, and Yoga Service Council Advisory Board Member. So take your practice and community involvement to the next level by joining a training. There's a reason why our graduates call the training "transformative."
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