One of the common themes of yoga is balance (physical, mental, spiritual). One of the common themes of my teaching when I am thinking about our connection downward to the earth, and the way we lift upward with control is the strong triangle. Shavasana is one of the major postures chosen for rest because it requires little muscular tension to maintain. Cat position may be hard if one's knees are compromised, but try lifting one limb and you can feel how you begin to tighten to hold the position. Lift two and this is more difficult.
When I sat down to write this I had a whole thing in my head about soda. The diet vs. regular argument is once again in the news, and it’s a constant battle in my house.However, once I started writing, it went to totally different place, mainly eating healthy in general. So be warned.I posted a news story yesterday of the man who drank 10 cokes a day for 30 days, and the effects it had on his well-being. Obviously, the result was not good.
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If you've kept up with the workings of the food industry this past week, then you're likely to have heard that Whole Foods, the most popular chain of organic grocery stores in the United States, is dropping Chobani yogurt products from its offerings.
A quick reminder to be careful of false advertising for food. While we are all trying to eat healthier and make better choices, food companies are trying to figure out how to maintain or even boost sales. They'll throw on extra ads like "X Vitamins and Minerals" or "Protein Bars" or "Only 100 calories!"...
When I was 14 my mom went back to work. Since she was working in a department store, and sometimes working evenings I began to cook meals sometimes. My mom did not love to share her kitchen, so I had not done much cooking before that ( Though I think it is better to teach kids cooking early, I can understand that; she had five kids, and not a large amount of money so she worked extremely hard and kids can make a lot of mess in the kitchen.
We've all been there before: dieting and exercising hard for months, dropping 98% of that excess visceral fat, but then... WE GET STUCK?! Impossible! You've been getting 6-8 hours of sleep more often than not, have eaten well a vast majority of the time and continue pushing your threshold in the gym. What gives? Aren't those three things the keys to avoiding a plateau and continual success? The answer: Yes and No.
This week has been very busy… but after watching a video on YouTube that brought back memories about how major food companies use Cochineal beetles to dye many major food items, so I just had to post this blog to help raise more awareness about this ongoing problem.