Practicing yoga offers both physical and mental health benefits to people of all ages. The practice of yoga was relatively unknown to the western world until the late 1890s. Yoga developed in parallel with the Hindu religion, but it is a philosophy rather than a religion.
Some people think that yoga is all about physical poses, but it includes contemplative practices like meditation as well. Modern yoga practices are somewhat different from traditional yoga. Scientists studying the practice of yoga have discovered plenty of evidence to support its health benefits. Here are few proven benefits of developing a yoga practice. Continue reading Scientific Facts About the Benefits of Yoga on the Body→
When it comes to unique activities (especially on a rainy day like today), I don’t think you could plan better than to spend an hour inside Cascade: A Jen Stark Experience; an immersive, interactive, wildly psychedelic digital art experience presented across 6,000 square feet of exhibition space at the William Vale Hotel in Brooklyn. If you’re curious whether Cascade — which is currently competing with two immersive digital Van Gogh exhibits, andBanksy’s Genius or Vandal — is worth the trek from Manhattan to Brooklyn, let me assure you that it is all that and a bag of shrooms.
You may not be aware that September is World Candle Month; an annual opportunity to recognize the amazing candle, its impact throughout history, and the role candles play in our daily lives. This year’s theme is Illuminate Your Life, and is dedicated to the ways candles light up our world and fragrance our homes. Since the earliest days of tallow-based candles to the tens of thousands of shapes, sizes, and fragrances available today, candles have been a source of more than just light. They have provided inspiration, relaxation, and calming sensations that are as welcome today as they have been throughout history.
Yes, I know it’s way too early for Christmas but I could not resist showing you these delicate, ice Pink Hamsa Hand tree ornaments by Cody Foster & Co, the same people who make the highly collectible David Bowie Ornaments that I wrote about last December. In the months between now and the holiday season, perhaps you can find other uses for them in your home decor, such as hanging one above a home alter?
Photographed at the NY Now Winter Market at Javits Center.