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Sleep to loose weight!

QUALITY OVER QUANTITY — for food, for beauty and, most importantly, for sleep! While getting a full 8 hours every night sounds as deliciously rejuvenating as an actual holiday, it isn’t the only factor we need to bask in the benefits of better sleep.  Sleep is proven to reduce the risk of many chronic diseases, improve memory, increase cognitive function, reduce…

Fight or Flight in your Yoga Class

How to reduce your stress response with the power of yoga and meditation

Coconut Yogurt

Kick start your gut health with this probiotic packed breakfast option. Probiotics! Yogurt’s full of them and they’re good for your digestion. This is the simplest yogurt recipe ever. Buy a few coconuts and you’re 50% there. Ingredients (use organic ingredients where possible) 3 young coconuts 1 cup fresh coconut water (or just water) 1-2…

What your gut is trying to tell you!

Anyone that is interested in health will be aware that the bacteria in our gut has become a very hot topic in both the eye of the public and under the microscope of researchers. Doctors and scientists are beginning to realize that our gut flora is responsible for more actions in the body than we…

Easy Steps to Avoid GMO Foods

The EU has given governments more power to decide whether to plant genetically modified (GM) crops, which are highly restricted in Europe. The European Parliament has passed a new law giving states more flexibility by a big majority. GM crops are used widely in the US and Asia, but many Europeans are wary of their impact…

Cut your inflammation…..cut your pain!

Chronic pain is inflammation in the connective tissue. The soft tissues of the body can be the source of pain if they have a source of persistent inflammation in the tissues. One of the easiest ways to reduce inflammation and therefore reduce pain is through our diet. The alkaline diet has its roots in microbiology, plant…

Uncovering the Sub-Conscious in Meditation

Thoughts and emotions are bound to bubble up during meditation. The key to working with the subconscious mind lies in two simple practices outlined in the yoga scriptures. From a yogic point of view, the mind is a sophisticated implement of awareness. It links us to the outer world, provides for an enormous spectrum of…

Strawberries in Winter…..where’s the taste!!

Our Grandparents ate certain foods only when they were readily available, accessible and in season. These days, however, it is extremely easy for us to forget about seasons when we eat. Thanks to modern food processing techniques and worldwide distribution of resources, most foods remain available year-round. Supermarkets look the exact same in November as…

The incredible power of the Breath!

Many books illustrate asana  as static postures. Learning only static postures does not reveal the incredible potential of asana, however. When individual asanas are linked together correctly in a sequence, the result is a physiological mantra, like the energy of converging forces. The synchronizing of physical movement with your breath in hatha yoga is called vinyasa.…

Another 20 reasons why you should roll out your yoga mat!

  “Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” – B.K.S. Iyengar The practice of yoga was written down thousands of years ago as a system to live a healthy, happy life. The word ‘yoga’ means to yoke or join together—uniting the mind, body and spirit. Joining…

Meditation….makes you a better lover!

Meditation Actually Rewires Your Brain Everybody has heard that meditation can reduce our stress levels, relieve tension and help us deal with difficult situations that arise in our lives. But the science shows that the benefits of a committed practice can filter into every area of our lives. Here are some scientifically proven ways meditation…

Stop that cycle of pain today!

Chronic pain is debilitating and aging…but you don’t need to accept it. Whether you think it stems from an old injury, or has just crept up on you slowly…you can cut the cycle. Our bodies are amazing….they heal themselves if you give them the correct environment to do this. Ultimately, my own injuries and inexperience…