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Charlotte Singmin

Charlotte Singmin holds a Bachelor of English from Queen's University as well as close to 500 hrs in Yoga Teaching certifications.
She provides corporate yoga and meditation services as well as hosting yoga retreats, wellness events, and writing health and green beauty articles.
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A Beginner's Guide to Yoga

Trying out any new activity can be intimidating, especially one where advanced students are twisting their bodies into pretzel-like poses. Don't let fear of the unknown keep you from discovering yoga, and radically improving your health. Use these six tips to help demystify your first yoga experience and get yourself to class!
08/08/2012 07:47 EDT
Olga Berman

Five Simple Ways to Eat Like a Vegetarian

When it comes to vegetarian eating, many people are intimidated. It's a common misnomer that plant-based meals take more time to prepare, and are lacking in taste and nutrients. In fact, this couldn't be further from the truth. Use these five tips to add a little veggie love to your routine!
07/24/2012 08:01 EDT

Easy (and Quick) Ways to Get Healthy

Healthy eating and healthy living are some of the most difficult parts of life. There are always little ways to improve, choices that will make your life -- and your health -- that much better. Here are seven tips to help you make sure you're living your life to the fullest.
06/29/2012 04:11 EDT
alamy

Yoga Mama: Why I Love Prenatal Yoga

Just as in a regular yoga practice, breath is very important. Although most types of advanced pranayama (breathwork) are unsuitable for pregnant women, being able to control and focus on the breath is particularly helpful throughout the entire experience.
03/19/2012 12:19 EDT
alamy

How to Practice Yoga Safely

Sometimes the hardest part of yoga is being OK with taking things a little slower and letting go of the ego, the voice in our heads that tells us we always need to be better, to go further.
02/11/2012 10:55 EST
alamy

In Defence of Yoga

To state that yoga is dangerous because of the risks of the physical poses is only addressing one area of the practice. Yoga is so much more than asana or physical poses. Much of yoga is about letting go of ego and self-judgment. Yoga teaches us to be OK with wherever our practice finds us in that moment.
01/30/2012 04:57 EST
Corbis

Allergic to Wheat and Dairy? Try These Tasty Alternatives!

When I tell people that I'm allergic to wheat and dairy they usually look at me with pity and ask how I manage without pizza and ice cream. But people who live with food allergies now have plenty of options, several of which can actually be healthier than the original.
12/03/2011 02:17 EST
alamy

Yoga Mama

My doctor told me told me to enjoy every moment of my pregnancy and I wondered silently how I was supposed to enjoy the lingering nausea and epic exhaustion. After about a week of teaching and practising yoga, I noticed a huge difference. I felt fit, I felt strong, and I felt happy.
11/09/2011 09:26 EST

5 Tips for Staying Healthy This Cold and Flu Season

Stress weakens the immune system making us susceptible to infection. Don't let stress get the better of you; try meditation or yoga, both proven to reduce stress and anxiety. It can be as simple as taking a few minutes out of your morning to sit in quiet contemplation.
11/03/2011 09:07 EDT