The Forgotten Art of Squatting is a Revelation for Bodies Ruined by Sitting

Spirit Vine March 2018

Sentences that start with the phrase “A guru once told me…” are, more often than not, eye-roll-inducing. But recently, while resting in malasana, or a deep squat, in an East London yoga class, I was struck by the second half of the instructor’s sentence: “A guru once told me that the problem with the West is they don’t squat.” This is …

Vitamin B3 derivative May Improve Cognitive and Physical Functioning

Spirit Vine March 2018

Vitamin B3 derivative called nicotinamide riboside may protect against neurological damage and enhance both cognitive and physical function, a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) showed. The study focused on the effect of nicotinamide riboside on Alzheimer’s-related brain damage in mouse models. Nicotinamide riboside is naturally found in small amounts of milk and …

Recommended Books March 2018

Spirit Vine March 2018, Recommended Books

Scum by Isaac Singer An authentic literary great, Singer was an author whose extraordinary talents won him a worldwide audience. And with this impressive novel, he proved that he was at the height of his creative power until his recent death at age 86. Scum evokes the teeming life of 1906 Warsaw’s backstreets. Max Barabander, distraught over the recent death …

Recommended Videos March 2018

Spirit Vine March 2018, Recommended Videos

 My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor – TED Sting Talks About His Ayahuasca Experience Above is Sting’s full interview for the documentary Time for Change. Watch the documentary here: Carrie Ann Baade’s Art