Jillian Babcock

Jillian is an experienced Health & Nutrition Counselor and Writer, Board Certified as a Holistic Health Practitioner and also a Yoga Instructor.

Articles by Jillian Babcock


The Sacred Meaning of Mantras The Sacred Meaning of Mantras The Sacred Meaning of Mantras The Sacred Meaning of Mantras


What are mantras and how are they used? Learn five of the most powerful mantras, their meaning and how they can deepen your yoga practice.

Lemon Ginger Morning Detox Lemon Ginger Morning Detox Lemon Ginger Morning Detox Lemon Ginger Morning Detox


Detoxing in the morning is an important part of Ayurveda and a healthy yogic lifestyle. Learn how to make a lemon ginger detoxifying tea...

The Freedom in Letting Go The Freedom in Letting Go The Freedom in Letting Go The Freedom in Letting Go


Letting go can be a challenge, especially if what we are trying to let go of is painful. Learn about the benefits of surrender and finding...

Accepting Discomfort Accepting Discomfort Accepting Discomfort Accepting Discomfort


No one enjoys feeling discomfort. Whether it's feelings of sadness, loss or shame, they're not our favorite feelings. Learn how to see...

The Founder of Ashtanga Yoga The Founder of Ashtanga Yoga The Founder of Ashtanga Yoga The Founder of Ashtanga Yoga


Ashtanga yoga is a system of yoga asana practice developed and popularized by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in the 1940s. This highly structured and...

Mind-Body Health and Happiness Mind-Body Health and Happiness Mind-Body Health and Happiness Mind-Body Health and Happiness


Learn how to use the mind to heal the body by first understanding how they are connected. Then read on to learn how to boost happiness...

The Nature of Fear & 5 Not-So-Scary Solutions The Nature of Fear & 5 Not-So-Scary Solutions The Nature of Fear & 5 Not-So-Scary Solutions The Nature of Fear & 5 Not-So-Scary Solutions


Fear is an unpopular emotion we are all familiar with, but have you ever wondered why we get scared? Learn about the evolutionary purpose...

Six Ways Sleep Can Be the Gift You Give Yourself All Year Long Six Ways Sleep Can Be the Gift You Give Yourself All Year Long Six Ways Sleep Can Be the Gift You Give Yourself All Year Long Six Ways Sleep Can Be the Gift You Give Yourself All Year Long


We spend about a third of our day sleeping (well, we should be anyway). In a fast-paced modern world this may seem like a waste of time,...

Discover Yourself Through a Body Scan Meditation Discover Yourself Through a Body Scan Meditation Discover Yourself Through a Body Scan Meditation Discover Yourself Through a Body Scan Meditation


Bring awareness to your thoughts and feelings through this simple and effective body scan meditation. Discover how listening deeply to your...

New Year, New Day, New Sadhana: How to Create Your Unique Morning Yogic Ritual New Year, New Day, New Sadhana: How to Create Your Unique Morning Yogic Ritual New Year, New Day, New Sadhana: How to Create Your Unique Morning Yogic Ritual New Year, New Day, New Sadhana: How to Create Your Unique Morning Yogic Ritual


Like every new year, every morning we also have a chance at a fresh start. Sadhana is a daily spiritual (and physical) practice that...

5 Must-Try Chai Spices: The Benefits of Each & How to Create Your Own Blend 5 Must-Try Chai Spices: The Benefits of Each & How to Create Your Own Blend 5 Must-Try Chai Spices: The Benefits of Each & How to Create Your Own Blend 5 Must-Try Chai Spices: The Benefits of Each & How to Create Your Own Blend


Chai is a time-honored spice blend that has been used to bring about relaxation, improved digestion and pain reduction for thousands of...

Seeking Your Guru: A History of Gurus in the West + 6 Bits of Advice for the Seeker Seeking Your Guru: A History of Gurus in the West + 6 Bits of Advice for the Seeker Seeking Your Guru: A History of Gurus in the West + 6 Bits of Advice for the Seeker Seeking Your Guru: A History of Gurus in the West + 6 Bits of Advice for the Seeker


Curious about what a guru does and how to find one that's right for you? Learn more about the history of Eastern gurus in America and what...

Yogapedia's Interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita Yogapedia's Interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita Yogapedia's Interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita Yogapedia's Interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita


What is the Bhagavad Gita really about and why is it so important to yoga? Read more here to find out why 'the Gita' is such a classic.

Get High on Yoga, Higher on Life Get High on Yoga, Higher on Life Get High on Yoga, Higher on Life Get High on Yoga, Higher on Life


Like a runner's high, but better, a 'yoga high' will keep you coming back to the mat and improving other areas of your life 'off the mat'...

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