What Type of CBD Product is Right For You?

What Type of CBD Product is Right For You?

What Type of CBD Product is Right For You?

Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, is everywhere these days. You’ve probably heard a friend or family member say they’ve tried CBD for anxiety or chronic pain, or for its potential anti-inflammatory properties. If you’re interested in trying this cannabinoid for yourself, there are a lot of CBD products for you to choose from. So many, in fact, that it can be a little overwhelming– you may not be sure where to start. So to help you figure out which type of CBD product may be right for you, we’re going over your options. Below, we’re giving an overview of the different types of CBD products. We’ll talk about what each CBD product is, how to use it, and who it may work best for.

CBD Tinctures and Oils

Full Spectrum Hemp Oil – 1000mg

This Full Spectrum Hemp Oil from Steve’s Goods is CO2 extracted from hemp plants grown in Colorado. This full spectrum CBD oil product contains MCT, terpenes, CBD, and other beneficial cannabinoids like CBG, CBN, and CBC.

What is a CBD Tincture?

CBD tinctures are liquid solutions that have been infused with CBD extract. If the liquid the CBD extract is dissolved in is an oil, a CBD tincture can also be called a CBD oil. CBD tinctures generally come in small glass bottles with dropper lids that allow you to easily measure out your dosage. 

How Do You Use a CBD Tincture?

There are several ways to take a CBD tincture. One way is to simply measure out your dosage, drop it into your mouth, then swallow it. Another way is to take it sublingually, by holding it under your tongue for about a minute. When you take a CBD oil or tincture sublingually, the blood vessels under your tongue quickly absorb it into your body, which means you’ll feel the effects of the tincture more quickly. Then, a third way to take a CBD tincture is to mix it into your favorite food or beverage, then enjoy your CBD-infused food or drink. 

Who is a CBD Tincture For? 

CBD tinctures are a great option for many people who are interested in trying CBD, especially if they want to take CBD as a daily supplement. CBD tinctures are often a favorite of people who take CBD daily for their overall wellness or to address a chronic issue. 

 

CBD Topicals 

Tranqwl Pain Salve – 4oz -200mg CBD

Tranqwl’s Topical Pain Salve, designed to provide targeted pain relief, is made with organic hemp extract from industrial hemp plants grown in California.

What is a CBD Topical?

A CBD topical is a CBD product that is designed to be applied to the skin. Some examples of CBD topicals include CBD balms, salves, creams, and lotions.

How Do You Use a CBD Topical?

To use this form of CBD, simply apply the CBD topical to your skin in the area you want to treat.  

Who is a CBD Topical For?

CBD topicals are best for people who want to target specific problem areas on the body. People often use CBD topicals to address skin health issues like eczema or psoriasis. People also use CBD topicals for pain relief on specific areas of the body.

 

CBD Vapes

Select CBD – Relax – Lavender Vape Pen – 250mg

Select CBD’s Lavender Vape Pen features premium quality CBD hemp extract and relaxing lavender essential oils.

What is a CBD Topical?

A CBD topical is a CBD product that is designed to be applied to the skin. Some examples of CBD topicals include CBD balms, salves, creams, and lotions.

How Do You Use a CBD Topical?

To use this form of CBD, simply apply the CBD topical to your skin in the area you want to treat.  

Who is a CBD Topical For?

CBD topicals are best for people who want to target specific problem areas on the body. People often use CBD topicals to address skin health issues like eczema or psoriasis. People also use CBD topicals for pain relief on specific areas of the body.

 

CBD Edibles

Fruit Bites Upside – Orange

Upside’s vegan, gluten free, and non-gmo Orange Fruit Bites each contain 5mg of broad spectrum CBD, allowing you to get the same precise amount of CBD each time you eat one.

What are CBD Edibles? 

CBD edibles are foods or drinks that have been infused with CBD. These edible products are usually sweets, such as CBD gummies, CBD chocolates, or CBD cookies. 

How Do You Use a CBD Edible? 

Using a CBD edible is simple– you just eat it (or drink it, if it’s a CBD drink). When taking a CBD edible, be sure to consider serving sizes and follow the dosage guidelines for your specific product.

Who is a CBD Edible For? 

CBD edibles are great for those who are looking to try a precise dosage of CBD. They’re also an excellent option for picky eaters (who may not like the taste of other CBD products) or for people who just find it fun to use CBD by eating a delicious treat. 

 

Ready to find the best CBD product for you? Browse our online Wellness Store, which features a wide selection of premium quality CBD products. We specialize in carrying high quality, third-party lab-tested Hemp CBD products. All of our CBD hemp products contain less than 0.3% THC or are completely THC-free.

What Type of Yoga Class is Right For You

What Type of Yoga Class is Right For You

What Type of Yoga Class is Right For You

There are hundreds of different types of yoga. And if you’re a beginner, the sheer variety of yoga practices can be a bit overwhelming. So, if you’re looking to start practicing yoga more, where do you start? To help you find a yoga class that’s right for you, below we’re taking a closer look at some of the most popular types of yoga. We’ll talk about what they’re like and give some tips on who they may be best for. 

As you browse this guide, think about what you’re looking for in a yoga class. Do you want a practice that’s more physical, more healing, or perhaps more spiritual? Also, remember to think about any personal physical needs you may have. For example, starting with something slow and gentle may be best for your body. Or, you may feel that something more energetic or invigorating would be best for your body. Just consider your goals and needs, then consider which practices would best fit what you’re looking for. 

Hatha Yoga 

What It’s Like: The sanskrit word for hatha translates to “force,” meaning physicality. Hatha yoga is actually a broad category that encompasses many types of yoga that are focused on physical practice. But in the U.S., if a yoga class is described as Hatha yoga, it will generally be a more slow and gentle practice that incorporates longer yoga posture holds.

It’s Best For: Hatha yoga is excellent for beginners, since it’s a slower and more gentle style of yoga. Hatha yoga is also a great option for beginners because taking a Hatha class is an excellent way to learn the basics of yoga in a more slow-paced environment. 

 

Vinyasa Yoga 

What It’s Like: In a Vinyasa yoga class, you’ll move through asanas (yoga poses) while synchronizing your breathing with your movements. Vinyasa yoga is also called “Vinyasa flow yoga,” since you flow through asanas with fluid transitions in between your poses. 

It’s Best For: Vinyasa yoga is great for people who want to get their heart rate up in a yoga class. It’s also great for those who love variety, since your yoga instructor will lead you through many poses in a Vinyasa class. 

 

Restorative Yoga

What It’s Like: Restorative yoga is a gentle and restorative practice that’s focused on healing the mind and body. Restorative yoga is slow-moving, with long holds that allow you to relax in your poses. In a restorative yoga class, you’ll often use a variety of yoga props (like blankets and soft blocks) to help you feel supported in each pose. 

It’s Best For: Restorative yoga is an excellent practice for anyone. It’s particularly good for those who have a hard time relaxing or slowing down, people who are recovering from illness or injury, and those who are struggling with emotional trauma or stress. 

 

Ashtanga Yoga

What It’s Like: Ashtanga is a Vinyasa-style practice in which you’ll flow through a series of poses while focusing on your breath. In an Ashtanga class, you’ll flow through the same six specifically sequenced poses throughout the entire class. 

It’s Best For: Ashtanga yoga is great if you like to work up a sweat and you love the orderly nature of the practice. This form of is repetitive, which makes it a favorite of people who like order and strict guidelines (like people who are Type-A). 

 

Bikram Yoga 

What It’s Like: Bikram yoga is a type of hot yoga, which means it’s done in a hot and humid room. All Bikram yoga classes feature the same set sequence of 26 asanas, which you’ll flow through twice in a 90 minute class. All Bikram yoga classes are also at the same temperature and humidity (105 degrees F and 40 percent humidity). Many people believe that Bikram yoga can help flush out toxins and promote detoxification. 

It’s Best For: Bikram yoga is considered a more intense yoga style, since you’ll sweat a lot in a Bikram class, both from the heat and the sequence. Bikram yoga is great for those who are looking for an intense power yoga practice and like discipline and order in their practice. 

 

Kundalini Yoga 

What It’s Like: Kundalini yoga is a more spiritual practice that blends asanas, pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation, and chanting. Kundalini yoga is designed to awaken energy at the base of the spine and move it through the chakras. Kundalini classes generally feature an opening chant, a warm up sequence (to warm up the spine), an asana sequence, and a closing meditation. 

It’s Best For: Kundalini yoga is often loved by yogis who want a more spiritual yoga practice. It’s also often a favorite of people who like variety, since Kundalini yoga teachers ensure their classes are always different. 

 

Final Thoughts

There you have it: our guide to some of the most popular yoga practices! We hope this guide to the various forms of yoga has been helpful as you search for a yoga class that’s right for you. We also hope that it encourages you to try more styles of yoga! Trying different types of yoga can be very beneficial. Of course, it can help you find the right class for you. But then, doing different styles of yoga in general can help your practice become more balanced. 

If you’re looking to try some new yoga classes in Studio City, check out our Events Calendar to view the upcoming classes at our yoga studio! Or, follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with what’s new at Mosaic Wellness.

How to Prepare for Your First Yoga Class

How to Prepare for Your First Yoga Class

How to Prepare for Your First Yoga Class

So, you’ve decided to take your first yoga class– how exciting! Yoga is an incredible practice that has so many physical and mental benefits. If you’re new to yoga, though, we know that heading to a yoga studio for the first time can feel a bit intimidating. You may feel unsure about what you should wear or what you need to bring to class. Or, you may wonder if there’s any yoga class etiquette you need to be aware of. But if you’re unsure what you should do to prepare for your first yoga class, we’re here to help! Below, we’re sharing all our tips on what you can do to prepare for your first yoga class.

 

What to Wear to a Yoga Class

If you’ve never been to a yoga class before, you may not know what to wear. First, know that yoga is generally done barefoot, so you don’t need to wear any special yoga socks or shoes. Then, for the rest of your clothing, form-fitting and flexible clothing is best. When you do yoga, you’ll be holding and/or moving through various poses. Inflexible clothing (like jeans) can make it hard or impossible to do these poses. Then, baggy clothing (like large t-shirts) can move around too much when you practice yoga, which can be annoying or distracting. So, fitted, flexible clothing is ideal for yoga.

There’s a lot of clothing that’s specifically made for yoga. But know that you definitely don’t need to go out and buy clothes that are specifically for yogis. You certainly can go buy yoga clothes if you want to. But, really, you can wear any comfortable exercise clothes you already have as long as it’s flexible and not too baggy. If you already have exercise leggings and a fitted t-shirt, they’ll work just fine for your first class.

 

What to Eat Before a Yoga Class

When you do yoga, you don’t want to have an empty stomach, since your body will need energy for your practice. But then, you also don’t want to be too full. It’s unpleasant to do yoga on a full stomach since you’ll be twisting your body and hopping into poses. So, to get ready for a yoga class, make sure you eat before class, but not too close to class. If you find you’re hungry as you’re getting near your class time, try eating a light snack (like fruit or a smoothie) instead of a full meal.

 

What to Bring to a Yoga Class

Yoga doesn’t require a bunch of equipment. All you need to do yoga for the first time is an open mind and a yoga mat. If you have a yoga mat already, bring it to your class. If you don’t have a yoga mat, you may not necessarily need to buy one to take your first class. Many yoga studios will rent yoga mats for a low fee (usually just a dollar or two) to those taking classes at the studio. If you don’t have your own yoga mat, give the yoga studio a call and ask them if they have mats available for rent.

While you don’t need to have anything other than a yoga mat to do yoga, you may want to bring a couple of other things. Consider bringing a water bottle so you can keep yourself hydrated during class (and definitely bring a water bottle if you’ll be doing any kind of hot yoga). Then, if you tend to sweat a lot when you exercise, you may also want to consider bringing a small hand towel to dry yourself off with.

In addition to bringing physical items to a yoga class, you may want to bring some knowledge. If you’ve never done yoga before, you may feel more comfortable in class if you familiarize yourself with some common yoga terms (which are often in Sanskrit) before you head to the studio. For example, you may feel more prepared if you look up some information about common yoga terms, like “namaste,” or yoga poses, like child’s pose, downward dog, and savasana (corpse pose). Or, you may want to look up the type of yoga class you’ll be taking (such as Vinyasa, Hatha, Bikram, Yin, Ashtanga, hot yoga, etc.) to see if there are any terms specific to that yoga style. Researching yoga before your first class is optional, since your yoga instructor will always lead you through class. However, if you’re a bit nervous about trying yoga, doing some research may help you feel more confident and comfortable as you take your first class.

 

When to Arrive at a Yoga Class

It’s always a good idea to arrive to a yoga class around 10 minutes before class starts since that will give you time to relax, lay out your mat, and start getting into the yoga mindset. But then, it’s especially important to arrive early if it’s your first time doing yoga. For one thing, if you’ve never been to a studio before, it’s a good idea to allow a little extra time for finding the studio. Then, if you’re new to a studio, they may also ask you to fill out some new student paperwork. Arriving early also gives you time to potentially connect with your yoga teacher and let them know you’re new to the practice. If you’ve never done yoga at all or have never taken a class, it’s a great idea to let your teacher know that so they can help guide you through the class when needed.

 

Yoga Etiquette Tips

First-time yoga students often wonder if there’s any yoga etiquette they need to follow when they’re in class. And we do have some tips on yoga etiquette for newcomers:

  • Remember to silence or turn off your cell phone before class.
  • Remove your shoes before class (most studios have a designated space for shoes).
  • Arrive 5 to 10 minutes early to settle in.
  • When you’re laying out your mat and settling into class, remember to be respectful of your fellow students. Give other students space and prepare for your practice in calm silence.
  • Respect your teacher and listen to their guidance.
  • Don’t wear strong fragrances to class.
  • If you borrow any props from the studio, be sure to put them back where you found them. If you borrow a studio mat, always wipe it down before returning it.
  • Don’t skip Savasana, the final relaxation pose in yoga. Savasana is vital to your yoga practice, since it allows the rest of the practice to sink in. Additionally, other students or your teacher may find it rude if you leave during Savasana, before the end of class.

Final Thoughts

We hope these tips have been helpful as you prepare for your first yoga class! If your first class will be at Mosaic Wellness, let us know it’s your first time trying yoga when you arrive. We’ll let your teacher know it’s your first class so they can help guide you through the process. Haven’t you scheduled your first class with us yet? Visit our Event Calendar page to see our current class schedule.

ZERO. ZIP. ZILCH. My Completion of New Year Resolutions!

ZERO. ZIP. ZILCH. My Completion of New Year Resolutions!

ZERO. ZIP. ZILCH. My Completion of New Year Resolutions!

The beginning of a new year brings along resolutions, new ideas and plans. This new year brings with it the beginning of a new decade which could multiply ones need to REALLY stick with those resolutions and plans.  I don’t know about you, but my completion rate of new years resolutions is zero, zip, zilch!  I find myself more stressed about not adhering to my grand ideas and plans that it can become depressing.

 

For the past several years I started a new way to approach the new year and what I might do to bring some changes into the new weeks and months ahead for me.  I started to set intentions instead of making resolutions.  You might be wondering, “What the heck is the difference?”  For me, resolutions feel like a chore list, a begrudging to do list that I chide myself for not completing, never mind that I didn’t even start that dreaded list! How do I magically come up with more hours in the day to “hit the gym”?

 

Intentions are much more fluid, more flexible than my hard, stiff to do list.  Intentions are who I want to become, they are my goals, hopes and values.  When I sit down to think about what will go on my list this year/decade, I consider where I want to be in 5 years and work backwards on what I need to do to accomplish my desires. What do I want to improve about my character? What are my goals professionally and personally?

None of my intentions look like a check list, but like an attainable moving process that builds on itself to make sustainable change and progress.

 

Here are my 2020 and beyond Intentions:

Be Grateful

  • Verbalize my gratitude to my husband for the love and support he shows me daily.
  • Tell my staff how much their dedication to our shop means to me.
  • Thank my body for it’s strength to heal and get strong to keep me in shape.
  • Tell my Mom and her Partner how much I appreciate them and love them.
  • For a warm home, clean clothes and healthy food to eat.

Be Present

  • Put my phone in the bedroom while having dinner at home or in my purse on silent while out with friends or family.
  • Unplugging from electronics for 4 or more hours on Sunday to focus on my home, my business and/or my family.
  • Look people in the eye and engage with them as an active listener while they are speaking to me.
  • When in nature, take the time to touch the plants, feel the earth and smell the flowers and air.
  • Meditate daily.

Be Playful

  • Engage my mind and body in fun a activities. Bike riding, hiking, and laughing with my friends and family.
  • Keep my sense of humor – always!
  • Rule #62 – “Don’t take yourself so damned seriously.”
  • Be childlike in my inquires of topics that interest me.
  • Be mature when necessary, responsible when I have to and always remain fun and playful in my life.

Be Inspired

  • Ask my mentors what keeps them going when things get tough.
  • Read a book that calls to my soul.
  • Be creative and not judgmental about my lack of artistic ability.
  • Continue to write chapters of my book.
  • Ask the women I consider successful how they achieved their success. (I am not just talking about financial success, there are many values that can define success.)

When I find myself struggling, I can go back to this list of Intentions and look through them to see how many I am engaging in daily.  This list is where I want to go, who I want to be and it will change as the year rocks along.  I find that I usually ADD to the list as the year rocks on.  It is very empowering to know that you are contributing to your own well being and to make positive sustainable changes that can help you find your dreams and desires.  This feels much nicer, lighter and powerful than a dreaded hard to do list!

 

What are your Intentions for 2020?

 

Thank you for your love and support of Mosaic Wellness this past year, we have enjoyed meeting you and helping you create the ripple effect of peace and wellness in your life!

Happy New Year!!

 

Karin, Owner

Mosaic Wellness Featured in LA Yoga Magazine

Mosaic Wellness Featured in LA Yoga Magazine

Mosaic Wellness Featured in LA Yoga Magazine

Mosaic Wellness Shop of Valley Village is an uplifting and brightly illuminated storefront housing a pristinely organized and abundant apothecary of CBD education and CBD products. Everything contains  less than .3%, of THC intoxicants. The space includes a warm and soothing, intimate studio, allowing for small group classes that feature CBD use. (They have samples available to use before class.)

Owner Karin Clarke is both a Certified Integrative Health Coach (via the Institute for Integrative Nutrition) and a Certified Cannabis Coach (through the Holistic Cannabis Academy). Karin explains, “I call this Mosaic Wellness because it takes a lot of pieces to make our life whole and holistic. One of the things I wanted to bring to the world was information and education about CBD and other lifestyle medicine.”

CBD Education at Mosaic Wellness

At Mosaic Wellness, Karin says the team specializes in different health modalities and knows both the benefits of and contraindications for CBD. She says, “CBD reduces inflammation, reduces anxiety, and helps relaxation. CBD and yoga are connected. When you are spiritually connected and grounded…it brings abundance of health, wealth [and] centeredness. Our mission is to create the ripple effect of peace and wellness.”

The business caters to everyone. Karin wants people who are new to CBD to know that, “Its non-psychoactive, body-balancing and can create homeostasis.” Mosaic Manager Michelle Castro has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and is a Certified Addiction Specialist. They offer the perspective of sobriety in non-psychoactive CBD use. “CBD is not counter to a life of sobriety,” Karin says. “We offer solutions to the sober community, as well as anyone that isn’t hip to entering a cannabis store for whatever reason.”

Mosaic offers a full range of tinctures, topicals, and edibles infused with CBD. You can also find an array of natural skincare, soaps, and lotions. Discover savory coffee and tea. Check out the superfood medicinal mushrooms. Peruse and shop Karin’s carefully selected array of natural products for your home. Participate in color meditation, Reiki with sound healing, sound baths and restorative yoga. Learn more about CBD at Mosaic Wellness’ FREE CBD 101 intro class.

 

Reiki and Sound Healing

The Tuesday night Reiki with Sound Healing experience is facilitated by Rabiah Troncelliti, a Reiki Master and sound healer. The aim of the class is “To guide clients to their subconscious mind” [with] “the use of sound, scent, and healing touch…all while clearing the energetic debris from the physical and auric bodies.”

At the Tuesday night Reiki and Sound Healing, Karin Clarke inspires confidence. She offers science-backed information regarding CBD to those new to its use. Karin explains the body’s own endocannabinoid system and its role in maintaining the body’s homeostasis. Sh has a number of research studies and articles from a variety of peer-reviewed journals that are ready to offer anyone. Samples of a sublingual CBD are offered and there is a choice of flavors to suit various tastes.

 

The Studio at Mosaic Wellness Shop

The intimate studio is calming and set at a comfortable temperature. There is a sense of belonging as Karin and Rabiah help students arrange mats, bolsters, and blankets for maximum comfort. We are invited to lie back and close our eyes as we are guided into a pranayama of even inhale to exhale. Rabiah’s voice and vivid imagery are transporting.

The essential oils (including: cedar, sandalwood, frankincense, and lavender) combined with Reiki are healing. Then add in the sound elements of tuning forks, singing bowls, shakers, drums, and chimes to create a subtle, yet powerful, full body and spirit experience. The cumulative effect is like a deeply satisfying massage. As each element is introduced, the body is engaged in various physical sensations. These may include tingling, vibrating, pulsating, and softening in the skin and muscles as well as in the very sense of self.

After the enjoyment of being transported through an immersion of sound, the shop is available for the purchase of almost any CBD product you can imagine. Karin and the team are available to guide your choices.

 

Visit Mosaic Wellness in Valley Village for CBD Education

 

This post originally appeared in LA Yoga magazine.