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7 Tips to Get You Cooking Like a Pro

Posted on 4/29/2014 by Conscious Cleanse in The Conscious Cleanse Healthy Eating

We hear it all the time. “I don’t have time to spend all day in the kitchen making my own food.” I get it. Not all that long ago, 4 years to be exact, “cooking” in my world used to mean swinging by the Whole Foods’ salad bar. Frankly, I didn’t think I had the time to cook for myself, nor did I really want to put forth what seemed in my head to be so much effort.

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30 minutes to Change

Posted on 4/29/2014 by Dana Damara in transformation

Want to change the world? “Be the change you wish to see.” Mahatma Ghandi said that. Don’t try to change the world, just change yourself. Sounds familiar right? I’m sure you’ve seen quotes like this everywhere. Seems easy enough right?

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Thought For Food: 5 Things You Must Know

Posted on 4/22/2014 by Hari Kalymnios in Training Your Mind Power of Thought

When we begin working towards a new health or fitness goal, we often consider what we’ll need to do physically and sometimes even what we might change in our eating habits. But rarely do we consider what needs to change in our minds. The reality is however, without serious consideration to how you feed or exercise your mind; you are setting yourself up to repeat previous patterns of results. Fine if your results have equaled success, but not so good if they’ve not gotten you to where you want to be.

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Ho’oponopono What?

Posted on 4/22/2014 by Dana Damara in Ho’oponopono Positive Affirmations

Think you have an open heart? Can you backbend like there’s no tomorrow? See the row of yogis behind you in Ustrasana? Fabulous … now dig deeper. Can you talk about emotions? I mean really be vulnerable with someone you love – not knowing if they love you back. Or say it like it is when your feelings are hurt and there is an obvious injustice. Can you honestly say that you do not project any old hurt in any new relationship? That you have let go of it all (including your issues with your mom, dad, teachers and old lovers), and have created all new patterns in every relationship that comes across your radar? If so ... fabulous. I bow deeply to you.

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Making Meditation and Deep Breathing Fun for Your Kids!

Posted on 4/15/2014 by Lisa Roberts in Kids Meditation

Kids today are more stressed than ever before. Loaded with schoolwork, extra curricular activities, responsibilities and expectations, they experience physical stress from using computers and carrying heavy backpacks, as well as psychological stress from bullying and peer pressure. Technological advancements have introduced stressors into the lives of modern children that previous generations did not experience. Cyber-bullying is a big issue that has received a lot of attention in the media, but the need to always be connected along with the demand for instant gratification also grossly impacts our children’s stress levels.

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The Power of Surrender

Posted on 4/15/2014 by Kristen Eykel in Surrender Balasana

Surrender is so hard to do. We fight against it. We swear and struggle and resist as if we were a cat being squished in a bag. And yet, and yet...we are called by our life to surrender more often than not.

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Cooking Fresh with Locally Grown Foods

Posted on 4/8/2014 by Leslie Vandever in Eating Local Food

There’s really nothing that can compare with a simple meal made with all fresh, locally grown ingredients. Imagine a salad: crisp, tender green and purple lettuce leaves, meaty red tomatoes off the vine less than an hour ago, crunchy orange carrots sliced on the diagonal, cool green cucumbers, fresh-toasted, chopped almonds, and a generous sprinkle of freshly grated parmesan. They’re all tossed together and dressed with local balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Can’t you just taste it?

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Sacred Sound

Posted on 4/8/2014 by Alanna Kaivalya in Alanna Kaivalya Sacred Sound Mantra Kirtan

Mantras are an important and essential part of most every eastern spiritual practice. They are sacred sounds and phrases that have their origination in the historical texts of the eastern traditions and it turns out, there is actually a correlative mythology behind them. The function of mantras is to provide a codex that unlocks deeper access into the psyche, just as their mythology provides the context to better understand how our psychology effects our everyday life.

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Steamed Artichoke with Cilantro Lime Dipping Sauce

Posted on 4/1/2014 by Conscious Cleanse in The Conscious Cleanse Yogi Recipes

Recently I’ve started receiving organic produce delivery from Door to Door Organics. It saves me a trip to the grocery store, which is always a good thing! If you live in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York or Delaware, I’d highly consider trying it out.

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The Ritual of Yoga Asana: Making Our Bodies a Temple

Posted on 4/1/2014 by Alanna Kaivalya in Mind Body Connection Asana

Fifteen million Americans practice yoga today. They set foot inside yoga studios, roll out their mats and move to their breath in a ritualized action that lasts usually between 60 - 90 minutes. Whether they practice Ashtanga yoga, Bikram yoga, Kundalini yoga or another variant of hatha yoga, these students are all participating in a modernized physical form of a millenia-old philosophical technology, which originated in India. Within the last 100 years, yoga’s face has changed dramatically as it has migrated and settled into the west with its modern day practitioners. Its evolution has led to a focus on the physical practice, known as asana, and for many who practice today’s version of yoga, the asana practice has become a powerful ritual in their lives. They honor their practice by carrying around yoga mats, drinking out of water bottles with their favorite studio name on it and wearing yoga pants from the studio out to their social events. The hallmark of the modern day yoga practitioner is that we commonly see the trappings of their practice extending into their lives, but there is a deeper and more elevated result of their practice that also extends its way into their lives, which is that yoga practitioners will commonly achieve an elevated state of mind that allows their ritual to manifest itself as a view of themselves and their life-experience as sacred.

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