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The Birth of SoVital: My Personal Fitness Journey

The concept of SoVital Fitness Studios came out of my own personal fitness journey. More specifically, the idea came out of a nagging frustration that fitness should benefit me as a whole; not just physically. I have tried everything out there and through that process came to a defining place of what fitness really means […]

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Bikram Yoga versus Hot Yoga – What’s the Difference?

Hot Yoga versus Bikram Yoga Ever wondered what the difference between hot yoga and Bikram yoga is?  You’re not alone!  Continue reading for more detail on these yoga styles, as well as yoga classes you can take at our studio. What is Hot Yoga? Hot yoga refers to yoga classes taught in a heated room […]

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5 Ways To Improve Your Mood (And Health) In Under 5 Minutes

Written by Guest Blogger, Kate, Creator of Rebel Happy We all have those days it feels like we woke up on the wrong side of the bed. You’re grouchy, tired, irritable, or even stressed and just can’t seem to snap out of it. I am admittedly having one of those days right now as I […]

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My Experience With Meditation

Written by Guest Blogger, Kate, creator of Rebel Happy My Experience With Meditation I mentioned meditation in my Happiness ebook, so I wanted to talk more about my experience with it. I found meditation when I was looking for a resolution to being unhappy and unproductive at work. I was at a company for almost […]

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What I Learned On My First Silent Meditation Retreat

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a five-day silent meditation retreat at Bethel Farm in Hillsboro, NH with twenty other retreatants led by teachers Josh Summers and Linda Modaro. It was my first long retreat, and I was very much looking forward to it. Here are the highlights: Silence is golden…most of the time […]

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How Meditation Helps After Tragedy Strikes

Today is September 11, 2017. This date already has huge significance as it is the anniversary of the terrorist attacks against the United States when many lives were lost and families were destroyed. It’s an event that created anxiety and stress for not just Americans, but for millions across the world. It will be a […]

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Some Like it Hot: Benefits of Heated Workouts

Should you Heat Up your Workout? September is in full swing and it’s time to say goodbye to summer and welcome cooler fall days. Each year during this seasonal transition, I notice that my usual outdoor running loop gets easier and my per mile pace improves. As I jog at a faster clip, I find […]

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Finding Self-Love Through Mindfulness

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”  ~ Buddha Self-Love Defined What does self-love mean to you? An important aspect in determining how to express compassion towards oneself is first by finding a definition that resonates with you. There are countless definitions, but I’ve chosen one that really […]

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12 Meditation Styles to Help You Find Your Inner Bliss

While it’s unclear when meditation really originated, experts agree that it was over 5,000 years ago. The Vedas, a collection of religious works originating from ancient India, is the earliest documentation of meditation and was composed between 1500 and 1000 BCE. From there, mediation spread to Taoist China and Buddhist India between 600 and 500 […]

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Mindfulness is the Foundation for Building a Balanced Life

One of SoVital’s favorite artists is Michael Grab, a stone balancing artist and photographer who travels globally to create structures that essentially defy gravity. The irony…Grab refers to his stone balancing creations as “gravity glue.” On his website he states that, “gravity is the glue that holds these structures in equilibrium.” He explains that he […]

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