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Sonima Encourages and Empowers Healthy Living Through New Mindfulness and Wellness Website

Site content includes full-length video yoga classes, original recipes, long-form articles, and expert guidance from world-renowned authorities in wellness

NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonima.com, a multimedia digital platform dedicated to helping people improve their lives through a balanced approach to fitness, food, and mindfulness, launched today. Built upon three core pillars—live fit, live fresh, and live free—Sonima is a new kind of health site with an "inside-out" focus on wellness.

Sonima editors collaborate with some of the world's most notable experts in yoga, meditation, and health to curate the latest research and advice. The site empowers readers to do what they can to reduce the limits on the body and the mind. Sonima delivers engaging content in yoga, fitness, meditation, nutrition, pain management, and personal growth, designed to help busy people at all levels of fitness and well-being. Sonima meets readers where they are and makes it possible for everyone, anywhere, to live better every day.

The platform features video yoga classes, home workouts, original recipes, inspiring articles, and exclusive insights from some of the world's foremost leaders in health. On Sonima.com, readers can practice guided meditations with Deepak Chopra, attend a yoga class with Sharath Jois, learn to juice with Joe Cross, receive naturopathic health advice from Janet Zand, and cook with professional chefs. Sonima's high-quality yoga videos will range from 10 to 60 minutes and can be streamed for free on the site.

Live Fit encourages active and new yoga practitioners to participate in a thoughtful selection of basic and advanced sequences without intimidation. Live Fit also includes video yoga pose tutorials, articles (including illustrations) from anatomy experts, and do-anywhere video workouts. It also offers unique videos on how to use basic movement for relief from chronic pain.

Live Fresh highlights the joyful process of preparing healthy, flavorful foods. This section features food as a source of nourishment, health, and pleasure, and includes original recipes developed in collaboration with the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City and resident Sonima chefs.

Live Free assists readers in developing mental clarity, emotional balance, and well-being. Guided meditation videos allow visitors to transcend day-to-day stresses and savor the joys. This section also delivers rich article content focused on personal growth, relationships, friendship, psychology, sleep, and happiness.

Sonima is founded by Sonia Jones, a devoted yogi, wellness philanthropist, and co-founder of the Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia, and Salima Ruffin, owner of Creations World Concierge. In 2011, the pair co-founded the Sonima Foundation, a non-profit that offers dynamic health and wellness programs to schools and communities across the country, focusing on the underserved. The Sonima Foundation currently reaches over 15,000 children grades K-12 in California, New York, Florida, and Texas. "We are so excited for everyone to experience everything Sonima.com has to offer," said Jones. "As a longtime yoga practitioner, I truly believe in the healing powers of mindfulness and daily movement and want to help others discover their potential through these practices."

"Mindful living is the future of health," said editorial director Amanda Jedeikin, who was previously the digital director at Shape Magazine and an editor at Fitbie and Men's Health. "We aim to provide in-depth yet accessible information about meditation, yoga, and other practices that are often intimidating and misunderstood. We hope to shift the conversation about fitness from a focus on aesthetic results and external goals and instead celebrate the process of making healthy strides. At Sonima, the journey toward optimal wellness begins within you."

About Sonima.com
Sonima.com is a multimedia digital platform dedicated to helping people improve their lives through a balanced approach to fitness, food, and mindfulness. Founded by noted yogi and philanthropist Sonia Jones and entrepreneur Salima Ruffin, Sonima.com curates the latest research and practices in health and wellness and empowers people to embrace healthful living in realistic ways, making it possible for everyone, anywhere, to live better every day. Sonima.com features videos, recipes, in-depth articles, and testimonials from world-renowned experts including Deepak Chopra, Sharath Jois, Pete Egoscue, and Joe Cross.

About Sonima
Sonima is a wellness entity focused on improving lives through fitness and mindfulness. Sonima is comprised of many related parts: Sonima.com, a leading health and wellness site; The Sonima Foundation, a non-profit foundation that offers dynamic health and wellness programs to schools and communities across the country, focusing on the underserved; the Live Sonima Tour, a dynamic grassroots inspirational outreach program that combines the performing arts with character education; and the Sonima Wellness Center, opening in 2015 in Encinitas, California.

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