Essential Oils: Which Ones Should I Get?

First, let me explain what these miracles in a bottle are. Essential oils are extracted from plants and herbs. They are taken from the roots, leaves, seeds, and blossoms of plants with their own active ingredients. Some oils are used to calm the senses and relax you. These oils are also used for aromatherapy and massage. Other oils may be used topically for healing wounds and infections as well as treating swelling and fungus.

Stop Making Excuses, Start Doing Yoga

I’ve heard plenty of excuses about why people don’t do yoga. The truth is, nothing should stop you from starting one of the most beneficial practices there is. So if you’ve heard any of these excuses (or if you’ve thought them yourself), start thinking more positively and get into yoga.

Spotify Playlist • Natural Blues

Natural Blues is the perfect prescription going into the Fourth of July festivities. This 26 song behemoth will keep the party going well into the second keg. This eclectic mix of Pretty Lights, Moby, Thievery Corporation and more, explores the auditory freedom that our forefathers allowed us. So press play, light your sparkler and crack open a refreshing beverage while Natural Blues pours through the speakers. Happy Fourth of July All!

Eat Consciously • Diet of a Modern Day Yogi

Choose to give thanks and enjoy every item you are lucky enough to consume. Rather than dreading a vegetable or being sad that you can’t eat Chocolate Cake for breakfast, celebrate the good things! Remember how maintaining a healthy diet is impacting your body, your brain, your community, and your planet! Now go forth and crave consciously!

Spotify Playlist • Smooth Beats

Smooth Beats dispenses with the four play early and jumps straight into beat filled chaos created by Claptone, Alex Justino and more. The relentless ability for this playlist to keep your toe tapping and fist pumping is unrivaled. Smooth Beats is not a balance of fast and slow, but rather a pace all its own. Listen at your own risk 😉

Go With the Flow: A Crash Course on Flow Yoga

Life can be fast or slow. Life can be challenging or easy. Life can be beautiful or ugly. Sometimes it is a combination of both. Just like Yin and Yang, each opposing side is one within the other. It’s up to us to find the magic in all things, whether we initially perceive them to be good or bad.

What the Hell Leggings Do I Wear?

Gone are the days where you put a random old t-shirt and faded black leggings on. It’s sad, but true. Fashion and style has made a huge impact on the workout community and it’s not cheap either. But it can be reasonable, if you do some research and ask around.

What is Shamanic Breathwork and Why am I doing it?

Breath is a central aspect of every waking moment for yogis. Through conscious breathing, I have found inner peace and connectedness with the fact that life is happening right now. The entire mission of Black Swan Yoga is to bring conscious breathing to as many humans as possible, because that will make the world a better place.