Yoga Mudras are gestures for the hands and body that aid healing for the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Using hand positions in this manner can be found in the yoga, Buddhist, Chinese, and other traditions. Here is one to practice to relieve allergies and related conditions. It’s called Bhramara Mudra (the name of the […]
Fall allergies occur when specific allergens are in bloom. For example, ragweed allergies are common in the fall when that particular plant is in bloom. Goldenrod also blooms at this time of year and is easily recognizable; however, it is the less showy ragweed that is the primary culprit in fall allergies. The pollen grains […]
Herbs provide a valuable source of food for bees and other pollinating insects. Since bees have lost much of their natural habitat, growing a few herbs is a really easy way to enjoy fresh flavors and help our bees. You may or may not have space for a large kitchen herb garden, but most people can […]
For many centuries, humans have harvested honey from bees for its sweet taste and waxy comb, a unique substance that can be used for many purposes. What is honeycomb? Like honey, honeycomb is made by honeybees in their hives. Both substances get their start as nectar from flowers, which the honeybees transform into honey through a […]
If you are not used to working with honey, or even if you enjoy its benefits on a daily basis, sometimes you might have questions or doubts about how to get the most out of the delicious treat. Here’s a short and sweet guide to get you started.
Honey is usually considered as nothing but a healthier type of sweetener, but there are many other benefits that raw honey provides that don’t involve using it as an ingredient to cooking or mixing with beverages. It’s equally as great to eat as it is to apply to your skin.