Bess O'Connor

Ayurvedic Massage Therapist

Bess O'Connor has been in the Holistic Health field for over a decade and worked as a healing arts practitioner and lead Ayurvedic massage therapist at the Chopra Center since 2006. She is a mother of four children, and is passionate about natural forms of healing, fitness, yoga, homeschooling, healthy living, meditation, and sun-, moon-, and star-gazing. Learn more about Bess and read her blog at

Articles by Bess O'Connor

Feeling a little disconnected with your child? Follow these guidelines to help them—and you—develop a deeper relationship.Read More
Yoga builds both physical and mental strength, but even the most advanced practitioners could use a healing touch. Find out why massage is so important to your overall well-being.Read More
The ancient ritual of burning plants can clear your energy and help you to start anew. Find out how to clean your mental and physical space with the sacred art of smudging.Read More
Start the year by bonding with your loved ones. Family resolutions can help bring the family closer as you work toward common goals.Read More
Whether you're fighting a sickness and can't get to class, or you just want to ease into your day, try this morning yoga routine that can be done in the comfort of your own bed.Read More
Ayurvedic spa treatments are the crème de la crème of the massage world. They've been tried and tested through the ages in India, not only for relaxation, but for health benefits such as improving circulation, toning the muscles, calming the nerves, lubricating the joints, and increasing mental...Read More
Coconut oil has made its way into mainstream popularity as a superfood, but there's a lot more to this oil than meets the eye. Find out how coconut oil can be used to support the health of your skin, bones, teeth, joints, and more.Read More
A balanced diet and daily exercise routine is only the beginning of achieving a healthy mind and body. Tap into some of Ayurveda's lesser-known ancient teachings and practices to attain optimum mind-body health.Read More
Sitting is the new smoking. Inactivity can cause a host of health issues, but most people spend more than six hours every day sitting. Keep reading to learn about common health issues that come from the "sitting disease," and find some solutions to combat its negative effects.Read More
An increasing amount of young children have been showing elevated signs of stress and anxiety. We know meditation is a great tool to find peace and balance amid our hectic lives—that's why we enjoy our practice. How do we get our kids to love meditation, too?Read More