Just like espresso, the important oils in spices start to volatilize upon grinding. While the smell of freshly ground espresso and spices is heavenly, that very scent means flavor is being misplaced with each passing hour. Herbs are the leaves and generally stems of various fragrant crops. Italian cooking in […]

While exercising on a regular basis brings along physical benefits, like building muscle, many of us can relate to working out so we can clear our minds and boost our moods. As it turns out, that’s not all our long runs, speedwork, strength training, and yoga sessions can do for […]

“I never in a million years thought I would be into yoga,” Branden Collinsworth, Nike master trainer, 200HR RYT, told POPSUGAR. He described himself as “that swole dude” who was into bench press and running fast 40-yard sprints. But in 2014, at the peak of his performance career, he realized […]

A kitchari cleanse is an eating plan that’s designed to reset your eating habits and give your body a break. The cleanse focuses only on a handful of easy-to-digest foods. Kitchari cleanses are common in Ayurvedic medicine and wellness practices. The food you eat during a kitchari cleanse is hearty […]

Whenever you’re feeling overwhelmed with stress, stepping onto your yoga mat for a flow is an A-plus way to get re-centered. Yoga is probably the most de-stressing fitness modality out there, since it literally slows your brain waves and helps you to focus on your breath. There’s one category of […]

Restorative yoga is a style of yoga that encourages physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. Appropriate for all levels, restorative yoga is practiced at a slow pace, focusing on long holds, stillness, and deep breathing. Unlike more active yoga styles such as vinyasa or Bikram, you can expect to hold a […]

Random not-that-fun fact about me: I’m not really a beverage person. Sure, I drink way too much iced coffee, almost always get my eight glasses of water in a day, and tend to grab a kombucha whenever the grocery store has my favorite flavor, but soda? Too many bubbles. Lemonade? […]

Jessica Alba, 39, shared multiple photos and videos from a vegan hiking retreat. In the caption, the actress said the experience helped her lower her cholesterol and increase lean muscle mass. Besides hiking, the L.A.’s Finest gets her fitness on through TikTok dance challenges. Actress Jessica Alba, 39, spent the […]

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Image Source: Getty / PeopleImages I always warm up for my morning yoga flows with Snake Pose. There is no rhyme or reason why it’s the first move I gravitate to every day, other than it just feels right — and experts confirm I was right to listen to my […]

Ironically, my new favorite yoga prop has been in my possession years before I even owned a yoga mat — or had any idea what Child’s Pose was. I’m talking about a simple folded towel or blanket. And even though I’ve always had one at my disposal, I only recently […]

Practicing yoga in a heated room offers a handful of health benefits – though it’s important to have experience in the practice and to follow safety tips, says Steffany Moonaz, director of research at Maryland University of Integrative Health in Laurel, Maryland. (Getty Images) Doing yoga in a heated room […]

Yoga doesn’t have hard-and-fast rules. The practice is all about making the body feel good — and adding a pool to the equation can do more than just help you cool off in the summer heat. “Pool yoga harnesses the resistance and buoyancy properties of the water to create a […]