Anti-Aging, Invigorating Yerba Maté Amplifies My Yoga Practice

South American yerba mate (tea) dried leaves in wooden bowl with a wooden cup filled with tea.

I have drunk organic unsmoked yerba mate since discovering it at age 21. This herbal tea is made from the leaves of Ilex paraguariensis, a relative of the holly tree. The plant is native to South America and has gained worldwide popularity due to its exceptional nutritional profile. Maté offers profound health benefits because of…

11 Creative Ways to Improve Your Home Yoga Practice

Doing yoga asanas at home are enjoyable and convenient. Numerous benefits include freedom from traffic, ability to schedule on your own time, and no studio costs to name a few. Although home yoga lacks social interaction, are you really going to yoga for community? In this post I explore how to get the most out … Read more11 Creative Ways to Improve Your Home Yoga Practice

Navigating the Arguments on Gluten, Vegan Oil Use and Fat

I feel the need to voice frustrations on my research of grains, gluten, the use of oil in cooking, and the effects of various fats. You and I both know there is terrible confusion out there when conducting a Google search on any of these topics. Popular YouTube videos and articles by medical doctors, chiropractors, … Read moreNavigating the Arguments on Gluten, Vegan Oil Use and Fat

The Evolution of My Yoga Practice (2010 – 2018)

Chris Nawojczyk doing yoga down dog split wearing sports bra and thong.

My yoga practice has evolved immensely from basic asanas to advanced and challenging poses with restorative breath-work. I love how yoga has transformed my mind, body and spirit for the better. Here’s my journey. Enjoy! My early beginnings with yoga and meditation starting in 2010 When I took my first yoga class in 2010 at … Read moreThe Evolution of My Yoga Practice (2010 – 2018)