It's International Yoga Day, so I've put together a quick flow dedicated to gently opening the heart. My favorite Yoga Sutra (1.33) discusses compassion in the face of suffering, what is the key to that life lock. So, focusing on our heart chakra will allow us to connect more deeply with our sense of compassion: towards the self and others.
So, green juice gained widespread popularity in the wellness wave that washed over the country--and certainly NYC--in recent years. But, rather than reserving green juice as just a fad, there's sound reason to make cold-press consumption a regular thing...
I'm all about efficiency, which includes how I approach my workouts. While I make a concerted effort to be active in some form every day, I certainly don't have a ton of spare time (or any, ever). Nonetheless, it's a commitment to both my physical and mental wellbeing that I get in a good sweat more often than not. So, that said, I'm a strong believer in high intensity interval training (HIIT) to really get my heart rate up and burn more calories in less time.
Stress, or anxiety, is a response of the sympathetic nervous system ('fight or flight'), which is active 90% of the time... That's right, 90. And it actually results in a lot of negative physiological effects, making mitigating the level of activity of our sympathetic nervous systems incredibly important--albeit, quite difficult.
I'm Steph, founder of Orchard and Broome, and the brain, voice, and being behind this blog. Launching a lifestyle blog has been a long-term goal of mine. And yes--I know--I'm kind of late to the game (peak entrance into the blogging scene happened around 2007?). I assure you, though, this will be worth following. Here, on OB, I'm excited to share what I've gathered in terms of know-how for leading a beautifully balanced, thoughtfully approached and overwhelmingly fulfilling life.