26 Nov 2013 1 Comment
The way we stand, sit, and walk, actually has more longer reaching implications on our mood and happiness than we thought. Through my training & experience in classical yoga & yoga therapy i know this to be true. No matter what your mood, take pause to evaluate your posture. A straight spine & open heart is sure to lighten your mood.
Read more from this article on the science of posture article.
23 Nov 2013 5 Comments
Have you been following the controversy surrounding lululemon athletica lately? It seems like there is one thing after another coming up ever since the see-through pants incident. The company’s founder tried to explain that issue away by saying that some women’s bodies aren’t made to wear their pants. Here’s a link to the latest in this yoga world saga.
Many of my friends in the yoga & Pilates world have taken a stance on this issue & have decided to boycott the brand. Some have even decided to step down from their positions as ambassadors to the brand. I’ve always felt that the company’s employees were very community oriented & try to support local studios & teachers. At the same time, within that support are some politics & competition between studios & teachers to “get-in” with their local stores. It’s long been a badge of prestige to have the lululemon emblem on your clothing, like a status symbol.
Where do you stand on this issue? Will you stop wearing your lulu’s now?
19 Nov 2013 Leave a Comment
I received a wonderful package in the mail the other day from Brad’s Raw Foods. The book “Brad’s Raw Made Easy” is coming out next month & I got an early copy (along with some tasty kale chips). Many of you have probably seen & tried his packaged kale chips (they’re available in Whole Foods). I love eating kale chips dipped in homemade guacamole! Mmmmmm….
In the past when I have tried to eat a mostly raw diet it has thrown off my GI health & vata dosha balance. This time I am going to try to find a better balance between the nutrient denseness of a raw foods diet along with the grounding diet I follow through Ayurveda & my yoga/meditation practice.
Taking a first glance at Brad’s book I saw a lot of accessible raw food recipes. I like seeing that. There are ingredients I know & instructions that look simple to follow! Incorporating raw foods into your diet doesn’t need to be anymore complicated than eating cooked foods in my opinion. Often times (myself included) people get overwhelmed with the intricate recipes. Many people tend to be over ambitious with recipes & then get discouraged. I’m going to start simply & will post pictures & reviews of the recipes I make from the book.
You can pre-order your copy now!