Radical Compassion

Find peace through self-acceptance. This mindful vinyasa practice, inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will help you embody Ahimsa (nonviolence) and love—for yourself and others.

Chelsea Jackson Roberts, PhD

I was 16 years into my practice when I found myself crying profusely in Savasana (Corpse Pose). Lying in this vulnerable posture during my beloved teacher Tracee Stanley’s yoga nidra immersion, I realized I had been treating myself as an enemy. Something happened during this specific Corpse Pose—one of hundreds I’d practiced by this point—that offered a glimpse of surrender, peace, and acceptance. Enveloped in stillness and silence, I noticed that for once, I was not trying to control, critique, or compare myself, and I became acutely aware that I had been missing self-love and compassion: that I did not know how to love myself fully. It was the depth and nurturing that I encountered through yoga nidra that gave me the strength to face the truth and acknowledge the parts of myself that I had been denying, such as my needs for rest and to be taken care of and held.

As I lay there, Tracee’s words moved into every fiber of my body: “We cannot teach what we do not practice,” she said. This statement prompted me to ask myself hard questions: How can I teach my yoga students how to practice compassion with their bodies if I am not accepting all of the parts that make up mine? How can I expect my yoga students to trust me if I dismiss, and lack trust for, the parts of myself that want to be seen?

See also Chelsea Jackson on Diversity + Embracing Who You Are

Because I truly felt held by the yoga and the guidance of my teacher, I felt liberated from self-judgment around these questions. …

Find Serenity with this Self-Compassion Sequence


Radical self-compassion is essential for the health and wellness of all human beings. Yoga provides a powerful way to practice it with our own bodies before practicing it with others. This flow is ideal for quickly honoring your body with both gentle movement and rest.

See also Align Your Heart Chakra with This Chest-Opening Sequence

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Yoga for Amputees: A 15-Minute Practice for Strength, Stamina, & Serenity


Marsha Danzig shares an accessible class that incorporates breath work, movement, and modifications.

Stay focused on the moment with this guided video practice for amputees led by yoga teacher Marsha Danzig, founder of Yoga for Amputees and author of Yoga for Amputees: The Essential Guide to Finding Wholeness After Limb Loss for Yoga Students and Their Teachers. In this 15-minute practice that blends breath work and movement, you’ll build strength, stamina, peace, and balance. Plus, it’s accessible: Feel free to try it with or without your prosthesis, from a chair, the floor, or even on crutches.

Read also How Yoga Transformed Me After I Became a Below-Knee Amputee

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Best 3 Pound Dumbbells

Incorporating regular strength training into pilates and yoga improves your muscle tone, increases stamina and gets your metabolism going.

 Best Overall 

AmazonBasics Neoprene Dumbbell Pairs and Sets with Stands

AmazonBasics Neoprene Dumbbell Pairs and Sets with Stands

Excellent Hand Weights. These 3-pound dumbbells are everything you need to build strength in the studio or from the comfort of your home.

What We Liked: 

Amazon makes superb 3-pound resistance training dumbbells, backed by a 1 year gurantee. The neoprene coated weights stand up against sweat so you won’t lose your grip even during intense workouts. Plus, the hexagonal ends prevent these weights from rolling away when not in use. We loved the clearly marked weight identification on the side for easy use. Get them here.

Most Durable 

SPRI Dumbbells Deluxe Vinyl Coated Hand Weights

SPRI Dumbbells Deluxe Vinyl Coated Hand Weights

Heavy-Duty Weights. You’re sure to love this professional studio-grade weight set offered by SPRI.

What We Liked: 

For a different feel, check out these no slip vinyl-coated weights by SPRI. These weights are a professional studio-grade standard that add intensity and resistance to your work out. The solid 2 set of dumbbells come in a bright green color making them super easy to locate amongst the rest of your exercise equipment. These 4-inch long weights are excellent picks for light strength training.   Get them today.

Best Value 

CAP Barbell Neoprene Coated Single Dumbbell

CAP Barbell Neoprene Coated Single Dumbbell

Versatile Dumbbells. You’re sure to love using this sleek black dumbbell set for daily or regular use.

What We Liked: 

These dumbbells come in a sleek black with their weight clearly marked for you to see, without any hassle whatsoever. The iron core weights are super durable and are perfect for targeting a wide selection of major muscle groups. Plus, the hexagonal …

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Best Exercise Ball

Not surprisingly, one of the most essential pieces of exercise equipment for yoga is the famous yoga or exercise ball.

Editor’s Choice 

TOPLUS Exercise Ball 

TOPLUS Exercise Ball

Excellent Exercise Ball. This high-density exercise ball is perfect for enhancing workouts at the gym or from the comfort of your home.

What We Liked: 

Don’t be fooled by the modest price point — this high-quality exercise ball is perfect for everyday use. The durable slip-resistant surface is BPA free and supports up to 2200 pounds at once. The ball comes with its own reusable pump so you won’t have to worry about running out of air. You can adjust your ball to 55cm 65cm 75cm and 85cm in diameter, and you’re given 5 different color options to fit your personal sense of style. Get it today.

Best Value 

URBNFit Exercise Ball

URBNFit Exercise Ball

Beautiful Exercise Ball. You’re sure to love these vibrant exercise balls by URBNFIT.

What We Liked: 

This exercise ball is a complete kit, it comes with an air pump and workout guide offering a number of workouts to get you started. It is durable enough to be used as a healthy office chair and comes in sizes ranging from 45-85 cm, making it great for compact spaces. This ball comes in your choice of 9 different colors and can support up to 2000 lbs at once. Best of all, it is backed by an included warranty, so you’ll love it or get your money-back. Get it here.

Best For Office-Use

Trideer Exercise Ball

Trideer Exercise Ball

Extra-Firm Ball. This exercise ball is extra firm making it perfect for promoting proper posture.

What We Liked: 

This super thick exercise ball can support up to 2200 lbs at once and comes with an air pump for personal adjustments. It comes …

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Top Tea Gifts

Tea promotes a number of unique health benefits and is a great addition to any daily routine.

Most Variety 

Taylors of Harrogate Classic Tea Variety Box

Taylors of Harrogate Classic Tea Variety Box

Excellent Tea Selection. This tea variety box is perfect for new and old tea lovers alike. Expect a tea tasting experience!

What We Liked: 

Taylors of Harrogate offers this elegant yet functional tea box packed with 8 different tea types for a total of 48 tea bags. With this selection, you’ll get to sample beloved tea types like Organic Peppermint, Classic English Breakfast Tea, and more. The tea box can be reused as a tea organizer once the included teas are used, which is an added bonus. Best of all, the black and green teas in this box are all rainforest alliance certified. Get it now.

Editor’s Choice

Tea Forte Kati Cup Ceramic Tea Infuser Cup 

Tea Forte Kati Cup Ceramic Tea Infuser Cup

Beautiful Infuser. For easy tea infusion on the go, you can’t get much better than this beautiful teacup.

What We Liked: 

Do you ever want to enjoy loose leaf teas but don’t necessarily want to brew an entire pot? This ceramic infuser cup is exactly what you need. The ornate cups hold 12 ounces of tea and come with an infuser for steeping within the tumbler itself. Best of all, the lid also works as a serving tray for the infuser when not in use. You or a friend are sure to love all the functionality and style that comes from these sturdy, double-walled tea-infuser thermoses. Get it today.

Best Value

Ahmad Tea Twelve Teas Variety Gift Box

Ahmad Tea Twelve Teas Variety Gift Box

Superb Tea Selection. This tea sampler comes with 12 different teas for various flavors and health benefits.

What We Liked: 

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Top Teapots

Every home needs a good teapot for proper brewing.

Best Value 

Hiware 1000ml Glass Teapot with Removable Infuser

Hiware 1000ml Glass Teapot with Removable Infuser

Beautiful Teapot. This glass teapot is made with a removable infuser. The colors of your tea shine through and make the experience a stunningly lovely one.

What We Liked:

You’ll love the sleek appearance of this 1000ml glass teapot. Its handcrafted design is certified heat-resistant, and the included infuser is removable so you can use the teapot in a variety of ways. Notably, you can place this teapot directly in the microwave for simple heating in a pinch. The pot is equipped with a non-dripping spout and ergonomic handle for ease of use. We thought it was a great price for a quality teapot. Get it here.

Most Stylish 

RSVP Large 6-Cup Stoneware Teapot, White

RSVP Large 6-Cup Stoneware Teapot, White

 Classic Teapot. This stoneware teapot is perfect for endless tea parties with its stylish yet traditional design.

What We Liked:

You’re sure to love this stylish offering by RSVP. The traditional stoneware teapot comes in a variety of colors and holds a whopping 42 ounces of liquid. So, you won’t have to constantly brew new cups of tea. The pot is dishwasher and microwave safe, making it an excellent pick for any kitchen. The spout comes with a removable infuser so you can enjoy loose leaf teas on a regular basis.  Get it here.

Best for Small Kitchens

Teapot Kettle with Warmer

Teapot Kettle with Warmer

Compact Kettle. This 7-inch kettle is perfect for apartment use or for any other compact spaces.

What We Liked:

You’ll absolutely love this kettle with its compact design. It’s BPA-free, and the teapot holds 40 ounces of liquid and is microwave safe for easy use. We liked the custom kettle …

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Best Detox Teas

Whether you’re looking to jumpstart your metabolism or breakthrough a weight loss plateau, detox teas are a great way to get there.

Great Taste

Zero Tea 14 Day Detox Tea

Zero Tea 14 Day Detox Tea

Flavorful Detox Tea. This is a great tasting, 14-day detox tea made with a blend of natural and organic ingredients.

What We Liked: 

The Zero Tea curbed our appetites, eliminated bloat, and helped us jumpstart our weight loss. With the use of natural and organic spices and herbs, we found the taste enjoyable with no unfavorable aftertaste. We also loved the convenience of the resealable pouch, keeping the tea satchels fresh. Get it here.

Caffeine Free

Total Tea Caffeine Free Detox Tea

Total Tea Caffeine Free Detox Tea

Caffeine Free Detox Tea. This caffeine free detox tea gently cleanses waste and toxins from the body.

What We Liked: 

This caffeine free option was gentle on our stomachs and provided a great cleanse overall to our digestive systems. We loved that the ingredients made the tea compliant with our Keto diet and that it was gluten free. The ability to drink the tea hot or cold gave us a lot of flexibility on days when we were in a rush. Further, the caffeine free factor kept us from experiencing any sleepless nights. Get it here.

USDA Certified

Yogi Detox Tea

Yogi Detox Tea

USDA Certified Detox Tea. This flavorful detox tea has been USDA Certified Organic with specially blended spices.

What We Liked: 

The Yogi Detox Tea is a great combination of spice blends. The USDA Certified Organic standing gave us reassurance that we were drinking an all-natural beverage. The strong taste curbed our appetites and reduced a lot of bloating and swelling. We experienced great energy after only the first few days of sipping. Get it

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