Q&A with Gracy Obuchowicz: The Challenges and Importance of Self-Care

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“I love being flexible with myself and remembering that self-care isn’t about being perfect. Rather, I make sure that my habits serve my current state of life and just enjoy the process.” Gracy – thank you so much for taking the time to connect with us! Self-care is a hugely important part of the yogic philosophy and so we are very excited to share your thoughts with our community. When did you first gain interest in helping others improve their self-care practices? What made you want to commit to this level of personal service? I’ve always loved self-care. I remember finding …

Radical Self-Care: The Importance of Maintaining Your Lifestyle

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YogiTunes is exploring the subject of self-care and maintaining your optimal lifestyle as a yoga teacher. You have your toolbox, and you’ve been filling it with excellent knowledge and skills for helping others care for themselves. Are you making time to use these tools to serve your own mental and physical health as well? If not, it’s time to practice some radical self-care…   The word ‘radical‘ comes from the latin root ‘radix,‘ which means ‘root’,  while the word ‘maintain’ is ‘manu tenere‘ which means ‘hold in hand‘.  Therefore, radical self-care or self-maintenance can literally be interpreted as holding one’s own hand; …

Making yoga accessible, for everyone! An interview with Wellnest founder Eron Zehavi

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“Your yoga is always changing. It’s more then just your level of experience, but rather it incorporates how you are holistically in that present moment – physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.” First things first, tell us a little bit about your service and where you got this modern idea? To know our service, it’s important to first know Our Purpose. The Mission of Wellnest is to cultivate a healthy, compassionate, and joyful world through community engagement, mindful living, and the practice of yoga and other healing arts. Coming from this place, we created an app-based marketplace to easily and affordably …

Breath Awareness

Inhaling and exhaling effect our entire being in some very profound ways.  From improving heart function to increasing metabolism, all cells in the body ultimately benefit from deep, rhythmic breathing.  Without the life giving nutrients that is delivered to all areas of our body as we breathe we would quickly die, therefore it is important to fully understand the life giving nature of breath and how profoundly it can affect our over all state of being. I consider myself fortunate to have found yoga through a teacher who centralized breath in his practice.  For the first 6 months all we …

Why Music Heals…

by Alex King-Harris These days there is a tremendous amount of study being done on the healing effects of music in an effort to determine wether or not it can be reiled upon to truly help bring health and vitality back into the body. I’ve read many articles and heard many trains of thought that suggest certain frequencies are capable of producing very specific effects within the body. However exploring concepts regarding a highly specialzed form of matter manipulation through the power of sympathetic vibration and resonance is a very westernized view of what music is and why it is …

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Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

The Atlantic dives into what yogis have practiced for millienia, music as medicine. Read how scientists tap into the body’s response to songs and sound. Read more >