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What are You Willing to Sacrifice?

Posted on 5/27/2015 by Adam Hocke in Adam Hocke Practice Meditation Postures Flow Study

The absolute pressing question to me right now is “What am I willing to sacrifice?” This isn’t about some self righteous asceticism but rather about prioritising my yoga practice. I’ve been at it long enough to know that yoga, which for me means postures, flow, study, and meditation, makes me feel sane and happy. But I also work a lot, try to have an active social life, and need some sleep somewhere between all that. My schedule is often irregular. I say all this not because I think I’m exceptional, but rather because I think I’m just like everyone else.

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Meditation: The Good The Bad and The Ugly

Posted on 5/27/2015 by Josh Croes in Meditation Josh Croes Relation Response Better Decisions Quiet Place

Whenever I bring up meditation, the most common response is, “I can’t do that”. Why do so many people feel that they can’t meditate? One of my teachers, Alan Finger, always says, “If you can’t spend three minutes with yourself, who’s going to want to spend any time with you?” I know it sounds cliche, but it’s true. We’ve come so far away from our true selves with distractions such as Facebook, Netflix and the latest series of The Bachelor that we no longer feel comfortable just sitting with ourselves. Most of us have difficulty quieting our minds to meditate, and often the mere thought of meditating brings on anxiety.

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Posted on 5/27/2015 by Dana Damara in Dana Damara Empowerment Sovereignty Validation Guidance

I really liked this theme … sovereignty: having supreme authority over oneself. It was an interesting one to follow “connection” but yet, so timely and complimentary.

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Grilled Veggie and Chicken Kabobs with Honey Thyme Mustard

Posted on 5/19/2015 by Conscious Cleanse in recipes Chicken Kabobs Cleanse Friend Memorial Dday Grilled Kabobs Honey Thyme Mustard

With Memorial Day weekend just around the bend, I’ve cooked up a simple, healthy and delish dish to meet all your holiday BBQing needs.

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Invest in Your Health for Long-Term Benefit

Posted on 5/16/2015 by Hayley Hobson in Hayley Hobson Sleep is important Quality Food Organic Massage Holistic Practitioners

I often hear people talk about how expensive it is to be healthy; that organic food is so much more expensive than regular food, that joining a gym or taking yoga classes all seem pricey, but you could just as easily drop $300 a month at Starbucks. I consider the money I spend now on my health a long term investment, because I don’t want to have problems with my bones or organs when I get older. Here are some ways that I invest in my health:

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Yoga is for Everyone: Especially if You're Not Perfect

Posted on 5/15/2015 by Tara Kestner in yoga Tara Kestner Yin Yoga Exercise Vinyasa Hatha

You have probably already heard or read about it, yoga seems to be everywhere these days. There are a lot of pre-conceived notions about what yoga is, ranging from a strenuous, acrobatic endeavor only for the very strong and flexible; to some sort of new age, spiritual practice where you sit around chanting. Sure, those are out there, but the vast majority of yoga classes are fun, relaxing and full of normal, practical people just like you.

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Green Pea Hummus

Posted on 5/13/2015 by Conscious Cleanse in Cleanse Friendly dip healthy hummus Hummus Hummus Dip Spring Dip Sweet Pea Veggie Dip

When I first started on my raw food journey, one of my all-time favorite go-to snacks was Zucchini Hummus (in our book page 267). I ate it so often that I eventually ODed on it to the point that I lost the taste for it.

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Yoga is Not Stretching

Posted on 5/12/2015 by J. Brown in Yoga is not Stretching J.Brown Yoga Stretching Muscles

The ubiquitous trope that “yoga is stretching” is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of both yoga and human anatomy. Now that scientific research is largely debunking ingrained notions of what it means to “stretch,” the language that yoga teachers and media are using to describe what yoga practice does needs to be questioned.

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Creamy Kapha-Balancing Lentils

Posted on 5/11/2015 by Nikki Croes in Nikki Croes Kapha Lentils Energy Boost Kapha Season

Welcome to Kapha season! Kapha (or spring) is a time of year known for wet, damp, warm weather. When in balance, this season can bring on a sense of peace and well being. Kapha individuals are even known to be loving, loyal and patient. But when out of balance, we may be prone to feeling congested, lethargic and lazy (read: too much Netflix!).

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Yoga Poses To Relax Before Bed

Posted on 5/9/2015 by Peggy Breeze in Savasana Asanas Thread the Needle Pose Jathara Parivartanasana Supta Virasana Viparita Karani

Start tomorrow today An evening routine is a great way to set yourself up to experience an awesome tomorrow. A relaxing bath, a yummy glass of warm, spiced milk or maybe even some journaling are a few actions that could make the morning great. Another great choice is yoga, right there in your bed.

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Walk Slowly With Your Emotions

Posted on 5/5/2015 by Jenn Allen in Meditation Jenn Allen The Healing Power of Meditation

There is an interesting book, "The Healing Power of Meditation" I’ve been reading about meditation and it’s effect on the mind and body. It’s a collaborative piece written by multiple experts in the fields of Psycholoy, Buddhism, and health professions, such as neurology. In the portion of the book that talks about meditation and emotion, it describes the process the human body, and mind, goes through when experiencing an emotion. Emotion is a fast response and usually subside. When we say we’ve been “feeling bad all day” what we’re doing is revisiting the same emotion, over, and over. We think the whole day has been “bad” when we really are just thinking about the same thing that gave us that emotion, calling for the response again, and again.

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Ayurvedic Principles to Lead a Healthier Lifestyle

Posted on 5/4/2015 by Peggy Breeze in health Peggy Breeze Ayurvedic diet Pilates Resistance Training

So you are helping yourself keeping fit. Your commitment to Being Healthy is on track. First, you have been doing some cardio every day, maybe some running or cycling, getting your heart rate up to the threshold and surely your heart is getting stronger. And you are trying to do this outside, in nature, even if it takes a little more effort, it is great to be outside this time of year.

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Practice Small Balancing Acts of Kindness

Posted on 5/3/2015 by Rhona Sewell in balance Ayurveda Sister Sciences Rhona Sewell IshtaYoga Ayurveda medicine

Inspired by the wisdom of nature, Ayurveda is the oldest continuously practiced health care system in the world. The word ‘Ayurveda’ comes from ‘Ayus’, meaning life (mind, body, senses and soul) and ‘Veda’ meaning science or knowledge. We can translate Ayurveda as “Science of Life”. According to this science we are all microcosms of the natural macrocosm. The five great elements found in nature are also found in each of us. We are all unique combinations of Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth.

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Guilt-Free Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on 5/2/2015 by Conscious Cleanse in 80:20 Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies Almond

We’re so excited to be launching our brand new 80:20 Lifestyle Membership Plan this week.

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Forbidden Black Rice

Posted on 5/1/2015 by Nikki Croes in Forbidden Black Rice Nikki Croes Anthocyanins Endosperm bran

Bored of brown rice? Okay, I love the stuff but sometimes I just need a break. So lately I’ve been all about Forbidden Black Rice, which is every bit as cool as it sounds. Cultivated in China, this rice is composed of a natural purple pigment—the same pigment found in blueberries and acai—that is said to be high in antioxidants called anthocyanins. It’s also a whole food, meaning it hasn’t been refined and contains bran, germ and endosperm.

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