ashtangayurveda:

Marma points are energy blockages in the body located at the seventh level of the skin but they convey messages to the deeper layers and organs and are thus considered the “inner pharmacy of the body.” There are 117 marma points depending upon the system you follow. When a marma is sore or sensitive to the touch, there is inflammation or some toxicity (ama). Marmas block the flow of prana or the vital life force throughout the body (there are 72,000 nadis or pathways in the body where prana circulates) therefore it is important to unseat, release or clear what is stuctoon order to promote awareness of the body and mind.

"You touch the soul with marma. Marmas are crystals of emotion settled deep into the tissues. Marma chikitsa (therapy) dissolves those tissues/emotions and they release as tears. Mature, released emotions become love."
Dr. Vasant Lad

ashtangayurveda:

Marma points are energy blockages in the body located at the seventh level of the skin but they convey messages to the deeper layers and organs and are thus considered the “inner pharmacy of the body.” There are 117 marma points depending upon the system you follow. When a marma is sore or sensitive to the touch, there is inflammation or some toxicity (ama). Marmas block the flow of prana or the vital life force throughout the body (there are 72,000 nadis or pathways in the body where prana circulates) therefore it is important to unseat, release or clear what is stuctoon order to promote awareness of the body and mind.

"You touch the soul with marma. Marmas are crystals of emotion settled deep into the tissues. Marma chikitsa (therapy) dissolves those tissues/emotions and they release as tears. Mature, released emotions become love."
Dr. Vasant Lad

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MOM GIFT GUIDE 
How to pick the perfect present for her big day.
Moms rock—it’s the universal truth. While she spends 365 days worrying about you, there’s only one day devoted to making sure you give her back the love. This Mother’s Day, we’ve picked some of the best beauty gifts based on her interests (besides you). Look below—and tell us, who’s your mama? KELLEY HOFFMAN

THE FOODIE MOM
Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Skincare Set Is she all about the antioxidants? Gift the foundation-of-youth-esque power of black tea and soy with this mask, eye cream, and face wash.
Caudalie Favorites Kit A six-piece skincare set to teach her the benefits of grapes—beyond wine.
L’OCCITANE Almond L’Amour Discovery Kit Let’s just say she’ll go nuts for these moisturizing must-haves.
Prada Candy Gift Set Yum. Appeal to her sweet side with this feminine and sophisticated perfume.

THE YOGA MOM
Josie Maran Spread the Argan Love Set Show appreciation for her eco-chic beauty with these five head-to-toe, 100% Pure Argan Oil-infused hydrators.
KORRES Luxury Body Butter Trio These three vegan body butters—scented with Apple Blossom, Vanilla Guava, and Jasmine—will take her to nirvana.
Fresh Life Fragrance Duo Enhance her zen approach to living and love of the outdoors with this sensual set.
Clarisonic Mia2 Joy with Boscia Tsubaki Set Is she down with a natural lifestyle, but still hip to high-tech innovation? Here’s your perfect present for the ultra-modern woman.

THE CHIC MOM
Tory Burch Gift Set Reflect her love of details and classic-yet-complex nature with this new perfume set from a fashion icon.
Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Set Treat her to the latest scent from the Italian designers who embody Italian opulence. This vintage-inspired bottle will look so fancy on her fragrance shelf.
The NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette Fifteen eye-catching shades, countless second glances. Slip her this palette as an ode to the beauty of choices.
Chloe Gift Set Does she have a certain je ne sais quoi? Show her how her French-like, everyday elegance inspires you with this fragrance set.

THE GARDENER MOM
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Spring Gift Set Because she’s the bomb: delight her with the bottled version of her very own secret garden.
Stila Garden of Glamour Makeup Set With neutral shades as fresh as what’s growing in her greenhouse, this sophisticated set will plant all sorts of beauty inspiration.
Bite Beauty Deconstructed Rose Lip Gloss Library Looking to get a floraphile something besides flowers? This 12-piece lip gloss set, inspired by the shades of a rose, is an unexpected twist on the bouquet.
L’OCCITANE A Cherry Blossom Escape Set Introduce her to the art of fragrance layering. This four-piece, scented body care set will enliven her senses to a whole new level.

THE NEW MOM
Mustela Bébé Bath Time Bubbles Set Treat this playful set to help mommy pamper her baby. Rubber ducky included!
Clarisonic Aria Indulgence Gift Set A luxe complexion tool + a trio of Josie Maran, Algenist, and Fresh skincare goodies = some spa-at-home “me time.”
Urban Decay Naked3 Palette Every mom should feel like a queen—and these rich, rose-gold shades in the ‘It’ eyeshadow palette of the moment, in a word, rule.
bareMinerals Multi-Tasking Stars Fact: She needs all the extra time she can get right now. These five pieces work double duty to deliver an easy, full-face look.

ANY MOM
Sephora Gift Card Whether she’s the World’s Most Difficult Person to Shop For or seems like she has it all—when in doubt, a Sephora gift card can do no wrong.
SHOP GIFTS AT SEPHORA >

sephora:

MOM GIFT GUIDE 

How to pick the perfect present for her big day.

Moms rock—it’s the universal truth. While she spends 365 days worrying about you, there’s only one day devoted to making sure you give her back the love. This Mother’s Day, we’ve picked some of the best beauty gifts based on her interests (besides you). Look below—and tell us, who’s your mama? KELLEY HOFFMAN

THE FOODIE MOM

Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Skincare Set
Is she all about the antioxidants? Gift the foundation-of-youth-esque power of black tea and soy with this mask, eye cream, and face wash.

Caudalie Favorites Kit
A six-piece skincare set to teach her the benefits of grapes—beyond wine.

L’OCCITANE Almond L’Amour Discovery Kit
Let’s just say she’ll go nuts for these moisturizing must-haves.

Prada Candy Gift Set
Yum. Appeal to her sweet side with this feminine and sophisticated perfume.

THE YOGA MOM

Josie Maran Spread the Argan Love Set
Show appreciation for her eco-chic beauty with these five head-to-toe, 100% Pure Argan Oil-infused hydrators.

KORRES Luxury Body Butter Trio
These three vegan body butters—scented with Apple Blossom, Vanilla Guava, and Jasmine—will take her to nirvana.

Fresh Life Fragrance Duo
Enhance her zen approach to living and love of the outdoors with this sensual set.

Clarisonic Mia2 Joy with Boscia Tsubaki Set
Is she down with a natural lifestyle, but still hip to high-tech innovation? Here’s your perfect present for the ultra-modern woman.

THE CHIC MOM

Tory Burch Gift Set
Reflect her love of details and classic-yet-complex nature with this new perfume set from a fashion icon.

Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Set
Treat her to the latest scent from the Italian designers who embody Italian opulence. This vintage-inspired bottle will look so fancy on her fragrance shelf.

The NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette
Fifteen eye-catching shades, countless second glances. Slip her this palette as an ode to the beauty of choices.

Chloe Gift Set
Does she have a certain je ne sais quoi? Show her how her French-like, everyday elegance inspires you with this fragrance set.

THE GARDENER MOM

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Spring Gift Set
Because she’s the bomb: delight her with the bottled version of her very own secret garden.

Stila Garden of Glamour Makeup Set
With neutral shades as fresh as what’s growing in her greenhouse, this sophisticated set will plant all sorts of beauty inspiration.

Bite Beauty Deconstructed Rose Lip Gloss Library
Looking to get a floraphile something besides flowers? This 12-piece lip gloss set, inspired by the shades of a rose, is an unexpected twist on the bouquet.

L’OCCITANE A Cherry Blossom Escape Set
Introduce her to the art of fragrance layering. This four-piece, scented body care set will enliven her senses to a whole new level.

THE NEW MOM

Mustela Bébé Bath Time Bubbles Set
Treat this playful set to help mommy pamper her baby. Rubber ducky included!

Clarisonic Aria Indulgence Gift Set
A luxe complexion tool + a trio of Josie Maran, Algenist, and Fresh skincare goodies = some spa-at-home “me time.”

Urban Decay Naked3 Palette
Every mom should feel like a queen—and these rich, rose-gold shades in the ‘It’ eyeshadow palette of the moment, in a word, rule.

bareMinerals Multi-Tasking Stars
Fact: She needs all the extra time she can get right now. These five pieces work double duty to deliver an easy, full-face look.

ANY MOM

Sephora Gift Card
Whether she’s the World’s Most Difficult Person to Shop For or seems like she has it all—when in doubt, a Sephora gift card can do no wrong.

SHOP GIFTS AT SEPHORA >

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Wonders of nature: the Grand Canyon as seen from the International Space Station on March 25, 2014.

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Wonders of nature: the Grand Canyon as seen from the International Space Station on March 25, 2014.