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Spoiler Alert: Self-care has Nothing To Do with those Fancy Yoga Pants & Hour-Long Massages

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Sure, yeah, fancy yoga pants are nice and so is an hour-long massage but lately, I’ve been getting pretty tired of (social) media telling me what to do to take care of myself and fill that cup that enables me to give, give, give until I can’t give anymore.

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What's the Deal with Doshas & How do they Relate to our Everyday Life?

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Based on Ayurveda, five basic elements combined in different ways create bioenergies that we call doshas. There are three doshas---Vata (Air + Ether), Pitta (Fire + Water) and Kapha (Water + Earth)---and everyone is born with their own mix of doshas (Prakriti in Sanskrit) that determines our emotional, physical and mental characteristics.

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9 Most Popular Yoga Styles

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Luckily, I had a few amazing teachers so all the types of yoga they taught resonated with me but I know my yoga story could have ended quite quickly had I gone to a yoga class that was something that I wasn't ready for or even interested in at the time. Which is why I think it's good to have a basic understanding of different types of yoga and choose the one that resonates with you the most. Here a few of the most popular or wide-spread styles of yoga in the West ...

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The menstrual cup & those few awkward questions you've been meaning to Google.

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I'd love to talk about something that totally changed my experience of the period and something I'm a great advocate of---the menstrual cup. I think there are mainly two groups of women when it comes to the cup: there's a group of women who use it and then there's everyone else who has a bazillion questions ranging from »but how do you take it out?« to »isn't it gross?«.

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So what’s the big deal with smudging anyway (+ bonus DIY project)

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Smudging or burning herbs or plants for medicinal or spiritual purposes has long been thought as one of the ways of clearing negative energy. Smudging is a ceremony that has been practiced by Native Americans for centuries and it involves the burning of sacred herbs for spiritual cleansing or blessing.

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My Favourite Beauty Products from Brands that Walk Their Talk

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As you might have heard (read) me mention before, I'm a sucker for natural cosmetics and although I love it, there are other things that I've started to value more than it being »natural« (well, you know, besides the fact that they actually work for my skin). Here are my top 3 beauty products that I've been loving and using on daily basis for the last while.

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3 European Summer Yoga Retreats for the Dreamers, the Lovers & the Creators

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The sea, the yoga, the yummy food, the sunshine, the community—what is there not to love about a yoga retreat? But how to choose the correct one? We’ve done a little research and chose 3 European retreats that we think would be a good choice if you’d like to spend a few days or a week yoga-ing, meeting new people, taking care of your body and your mind (although let’s commit to doing that every day, eh?).

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6 Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List

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Pardon my French but I'm a sucker for books. Novels, fiction, yoga books, sex ed, spirituality, books about animals...you name it, almost everything goes and when it comes to summer holidays, I get way too excited about ordering and packing books and making my summer reading list. And because there are some books that I could go on and on about and wish everyone would read them, without further ado, here are my top few books to read this summer.

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5 Most Common Yoga Myths Debunked

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As much as I’d love for everyone to be as hyped about yoga as I am, I know it’s not for everyone, but there are definitely some common misconceptions about it that hold back even those who might be intrigued to try it otherwise. With the recent boom of social media yogis, fancy clothing brands and every gymnast-turned-yogi, I can see where these most likely came from.

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Problem With “Natural” Beauty Products (& 5 Other Labels to Look for Instead).

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Being a conscious consumer is part of yoga, too. In the West, we normally focus on postures or asana but based on the eight limbs of yoga (of which asana is one), one of the important parts of the practice is also ahimsa or non-harming - and it doesn’t only apply to fellow humans but also animals, plants and the environment in general. 

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