relaxation

  • How Do You Spell Release?

    Ever wonder what your body would feel like without tightness, pain, or stiffness? Or how it might be to sail—rather than stoop—your way through the day? Bodywork might hold the key to regaining your body’s natural elasticity, bringing you back into balance—and grace—in ways you never believed possible, at least not since you kissed your 30s good-bye.

    Find the bodywork technique that works best for you.
    By Charmian Christie
  • Health Secrets from Holistic Docs

    Even though I crave caffeine, carbohydrates, and chocolate right before my period, these foods make me feel bloated and aggravate my cramps. So to avoid the kind of aches and pains that can leave me feeling sapped for days, I make it a point to eat especially well during that time—lots of big salads and antioxidant-packed smoothies.

    Top practitioners share advice that can transform how you look and feel.
    By Nora Isaacs with: John Douillard, DC, Phd Christiane Northrup, MD Andy Seplow, Lac Lise Alschuler, ND Alison Eastwood, RD
  • Body Language

    You know the feeling all too well : You’re working at your desk, trying to meet a deadline, and tension creeps between your shoulder blades and starts to move up your neck. Or you’re sitting in traffic, late for a coffee date, when a dull ache starts to form in your lower back.

    Stiff muscles speak to the tension in our lives. Here's how to get them to whisper sweet nothings all day long.
    By Meghan Rabbitt
  • Turn a Lens Toward Your Life

    Remember the last time you came home after a long trip? When you walked in the door, the things you see every day—your couch, your bookshelves, your cat—may have looked a little different to you. For a split second, you may have seen them as they really are, not as your brain habitually interprets and judges them.

    How snapping photos mindfully can hlp you find focus.
    By Anne Ford
  • Energize (Ayurveda Style)

    Wish you weren’t so tired all the time? Here’s how to tap into the ancient science of ayurveda for energizing tips geared specifically for your body type.

    Wish you weren't so tired all the time? Here's how to tap into the ancient science of ayurveda for energizing tips geared specifically for your body type.
    By Nora Simmons
  • Take a moment to Breathe

    Meditation teachers tell us that simply observing the chatter going on in our minds without analyzing or judging our thoughts will lead us to a deep sense of calm. Alas, it’s not always easy to shut off the mental noise and sit in silence, even when we know it’s good for us. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t keep trying—and not just to stay calm.

    Make mindfulness part of your routine.
    By Nora Simmons
  • Once Upon a Babymoon

    No poolside margaritas or ceviche. No hot tubs or saunas. No horseback riding or waterskiing. Still, taking some time out as a couple before the baby arrives may turn out to be the vacation of a lifetime. It was for us.

    Indulge in a little pre-baby pampering.
    By Elizabeth Marglin