Yoga, Meditation, Healthy Recipes & Natural Lifestyle Tips
In the winter months, when it’s always overcast outside, it’s easy to start feeling sluggish and a little depressed. But when springtime comes and the sun shines brightly, we naturally cheer up. Likewise, if we’re experiencing anxiety, fear, or loneliness, we can find internal sunshine in our yoga practice.
One of the nice things about yoga is that it’s a personal practice. So if we’re not able to go to work, or go out and socialize with others, that doesn’t interfere with us practicing yoga. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Often, we don’t make time to meditate because we’re so busy spending time
With childhood obesity, diabetes and cardiac issues on the rise at alarming rates, it is important that we help our children learn to make good choices that will lead to their optimal long-term health and well-being. There are many simple steps families can take together to start making healthier choices. Avoiding junk food, limiting time on mobile devices
Stress Harms Our Health Most of us know that being chronically stressed is not good for us. But we may not realize how much stress is harming our health. Stress is associated with many health problems and diseases—heart disease, high blood pressure, weakened immunity, and digestive disorders, to name just a few. And the effects of
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” This phrase, spoken hundreds of years ago by Benjamin Franklin, is very insightful when considering how to educate our children. I recently read an interesting article from the Washington Post which explained that the majority of modern educators use numbers and data
Education is a big part of our lives. If you think about it, by the time we’re twenty, most of us have spent three quarters of our lives, if not more, attending school. It’s the key time in our lives when we’re given the chance to explore who we are, what we can do, and
Here are some videos testimonials by people who have experienced wonderful benefits from Wai Lana Yoga shows. She takes you to a place of serenity “I have been doing Yoga one and half year of my life or so I thought, so I thought, until Feb 13th of last year 2014 when I happened to
We’re all so different, no two of us the same, each with our own tastes, things we like, things we don’t like, and our own special lens with which we view the world and the people around us.As you’ve probably come to know, some people are more social and some people less social.Social people genuinely
People often approach the subject of mental illness with trepidation and fear. However, recently I read a blog article by Danielle Hark called 7 Myths That You Shouldn’t Believe About Staying in a Mental Hospital that gives readers a more realistic picture of what staying in a mental health facility is like. Danielle describes her own short
I happened to come across an article entitled 9 More Yoga Stretches to Help Relieve Hip & Back Pain. The largely sedentary lifestyle that many of us have adopted, no matter how fit we think we are, will inevitably lead to some sort of pain and discomfort in the body. According to the American Chiropractic Association, most
I read an interesting article on the New York Times “Well” blog about “How meditation changes the brain and body” It discussed a study published in Biological Psychiatry Journal which was conducted on 35 unemployed men and women who were experiencing considerable stress during their job search. Dr. David Creswell, an associate professor of psychology at Carnegie
I recently stumbled upon James Gaines intriguing piece posted on Upworthy called: This school replaced detention with meditation.The results are stunning. Gaines reflects back on his school days. How being punished with a detention didn’t motivate him or give him much reason to change his ways. It didn’t help him understand what he’d done wrong or
In Avocadu’s blog post, “A 20 Minute Beginner Yoga Workout for Flexibility” they’ve included some of my favorite yoga poses. This is a great sequence for energizing and flexibility.I also loved the YouTube video of “The Health Benefits of Yoga by The Health Nerd: — a very entertaining way to learn about just some of
There is increasing worldwide interest in meditation as people’s lives in modern society get faster paced and more stressful. This is a welcome trend because ultimately the peace and joy that we seek can only be found within the core of our being, and cannot be found in the fleeting and temporary nature of our
Providing an abundance of essential minerals that have been absorbed directly from the earth, this tasty root juice has for years been a popular source of strength and stamina in my family. Boost Add a small clove of garlic or a dash of cayenne pepper. Benefits This juice strengthens your blood and circulation. It also
From Wai Lana’s Favorite Soups: Cauliflower Tomato Soup with Fresh Paneer Making paneer, or fresh cheese, is a ritual I’ve grown to love. It’s both relaxing and rewarding to stir the milk and watch the curd magically separate from the whey. When you taste it pan-fried to perfection and added to this sumptuous curried cauliflower
This delicious healing soup is filled with aromatic delights like fennel, tarragon, asparagus, and parsley to help detoxify and fortify your body. Raw almonds create a creamy, dairy-free foundation for antioxidant-packed foods that fight disease by destroying or removing cancer-causing free radicals. Blend half the soup if you prefer a thicker consistency.
This zesty combination provides a burst of sprout energy, including a wealth of protein, vitamins, and iron. It also guards against cancer, tumors, and heart disease and helps purify your blood. Boost For extra energy and health protection, add an ounce of aloe vera juice and/or a teaspoon of green grass powder. Benefits Rich in
If you have growing kids in the house, this generous recipe will have them coming back for seconds and thirds. Hearty and , it’s a thick, delicious black bean soup that tastes even better the next day. Tips/Variations: Garnish possibilities: Corn chips, cilantro, lime wedges, guacamole, and/or sour cream.
Energizing, refreshing, and bursting with nutrients, this delightful drink tastes just like carrot cake – without all the fat or calories. If you miss the icing on the cake, simply add a swirl of creamy vanilla soy milk. Boost Make this recipe a smoothie by adding a frozen banana, 1/2 cup milk, and a scoop