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Appreciation

Appreciation

Rather than being sad about what you can’t do right now, take the time to appreciate all the things you took for granted just a month ago.

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Internal sunshine

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.

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Yoga is a personal practice

Yoga is a personal 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

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Bringing Balance into Parenting

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

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We Need Real Rest

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

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The Yogic Approach to Education

“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

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4 Ways to Inspire Children to Learn

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

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Respect and care for one another

What People are saying about Wai Lana Yoga

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

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Busting Myths about Mental Health

Busting Myths about Mental Health

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

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The Root Cause of Back Pain

The Root Cause of Back Pain

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

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness

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

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Meditation as an Alternative to School Detention

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

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Tips for a Safe Beginners Asana Practice

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

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Easy Meditation

Meditation Made Easy

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

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Juice of the Week: Nature’s Bounty

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

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Simple & Delicious Cauliflower Tomato Soup

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

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Soup of the Week: Cream of Summer Harvest

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.

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Juice of the Week: Sweet Clover

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

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Soup of the Week: Nacho Bean Soup

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.

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Juice of the Week: Carrot Cake Cooler

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

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