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Mini Vegetable Frittatas

Posted on 7/20/2017 by Candace Moore in healthy breakfast ideas Healthy and Happy Candace Moore Veggie Frittatas

Eggs and vegetables, what a formidable combination! Well, perhaps "formidable" is a strong word, but it's certainly a combination that can't be beaten! As a person that often meal preps her breakfasts for the work week, any combination of eggs and vegetables in my belly leads to me having a better morning. If I eat anything with too much sugar - I've been known to be a bit heavy handed with my overnight oatmeal's maple syrup pours in the past - I definitely feel that quintessential 11 a.m. crash so many folks talk about. A breakfast with eggs and vegetables definitely helps me stay steady and focused until lunchtime. Protein and vital nutrients, for the win!

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5 Promising Aqua Yoga Poses You Need To Know About

Posted on 7/20/2017 by Nisha Baghadia in benefits of yoga Yoga Poses Aqua Yoga Yoga Trends Yoga Therapy

Harry Potter yoga, goat yoga and now-- aqua yoga? The latest trend in yoga, Aqua Yoga adapts the principles and movements of yoga to a water environment. The water provides buoyancy and will let you concentrate more on strengthening and stretching your body rather than struggling to balance yourself. Practicing yoga in water also relieves joint and bone stress. If you have ever experienced difficulty in holding a yoga pose correctly, you will be surprised by how you can just float into that position under water with grace and ease.

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Why Arm Balancing is Awesome

Posted on 7/18/2017 by Yoga Download in Arm Balancing

Yoga teachers will tell you that arm balances just might be the most feared or most loved part of class. Why do some people jump, no pun intended, at the chance to take flight on their hands and go upside down while others use the opportunity to sneak out to the bathroom?

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Presence is Power

Posted on 7/14/2017 by Yoga Download

One of the primary intentions in yoga is to center your mind and become grounded in the present moment. In our daily lives off of the mat, it’s easy to become mired in the past and controlled by memories, patterns, and fears. Also, in our Western culture, the focus on the future, on doing, on achieving, on getting somewhere or buying something, pulls us out of the now. Yoga teaches us to focus on the present moment.

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Mango Nice Cream

Posted on 7/12/2017 by Jentry Lee in Dairy-Free Mango Nice Cream Healthy and Happy Vegan Lifestyle Vegan Foods

On a hot, summer day sometimes all you want is a heaping scoop of cold ice cream. You know what I’m talking about. It’s that sweet, creamy goodness that takes you back in time to when you were a carefree kiddo, covered in sunscreen, running around with your best buds looking for trouble. Ice cream is like summertime in a cone. Insert, nice cream. Nice cream has the same dreamy ice cream flavor, but with zero refined sugar, dairy, preservatives, high-fructose corn syrup and gluten. It’s just whole fruit blended with a little plant milk and topped with more goodies.

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Mindful Meditation Therapy

Posted on 7/12/2017 by Nicole Clarke in healthy living Mindfulness Mental Health Alternative Therapies Being Present

Mindfulness refers to a state of consciousness characterized by acute awareness of the present moment. The state of mindfulness can help individuals become more aware of their emotions, thoughts and health. Mindfulness originated in Buddhist tradition, but the principles of mindfulness and meditation have been incorporated into modern psychiatric treatment since the 1970s. The state of mindfulness is primarily learned through time spent in meditation. By focusing on breathing and posture, individuals can learn the ability to enter a state of calm observation. This process allows them to gain improved awareness of external stimuli, as well deeper insights into their own feelings. Furthermore, research shows that mindful meditation can help heal damage to the brain caused by substance abuse. Learning more about the benefits of mindful meditation therapy is a huge advantage for those considering addiction treatment.

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5 Ways To (Re)Inspire Your Yoga Practice

Posted on 7/12/2017 by Jason Crandell in Jason Crandell Yoga Practice Reinspire Your Yoga Practice Explore

We all get stuck in a rut from time to time—even yoga teachers. In fact, the question that comes up most frequently in the group of teachers that I mentor is, “How do I keep my practice and teaching fresh?” After all, it’s hard to inspire and connect with your students when you’re feeling stale. The first thing to remember is this: All relationships, vocations, and passions go through different phases. If things feel a little lackluster from time to time it doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you or your relationship to yoga. Try not to go crazy if your practice and teaching feel stagnant. Acknowledge and allow the feelings. And when you feel ready try these simple tips for getting back to what matters most.

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No Chickpea Hummus

Posted on 7/6/2017 by Candace Moore in healthy recipes Candace Moore Raw Hummus No Chickpea Hummus Zucchini Hummus

I absolutely love hummus. The best hummus I ever had was in Istanbul. It was the perfect smooth consistency with just the right combination of lemon and garlic. I'll never be able to top that, so I decided to try a checkpea-less hummus. I used zucchini - mostly because I had a bunch on my countertop, but also because I knew it would blend up well in the food processor. Combined with the lemon, nutritional yeast and tahini, it was a hit at my house as we chowed down while catching up on Suits.

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Teaching Yoga Redefined

Posted on 7/5/2017 by J. Brown in J. Brown Yoga Teaching Yoga Meaning of Yoga Yoga Teachers

A number of long-time yoga teachers are deciding to stop referring to what they teach as yoga. In the past, the term yoga represented a freedom to explore and discover truths outside western cultural norms. Now that yoga has largely become a western cultural norm, fueled by the advertising prowess of a multi-billion dollar industry and challenged by scholars questioning appropriation, public perception has been shaped in ways that have made the word yoga seem limiting. However, the teachers are the only ones who hold the power to define what they do, not scholars or the industry.

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10 Creative Ways to Inspire Your Yoga Practice This Summer

Posted on 7/5/2017 by Andrea Ferretti in Andrea Ferretti Yoga Inspiration Creativity Yoga Sequence Deepen Your Yoga Practice

When summer rolls around, yoga practice can fall by the wayside — the longer days mean we spend more time outdoors, we travel, those of us who have kids deal with changing schedules. So, to keep you inspired, Jason and I are doing a six-episode summer podcast series!

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Full Moon in Capricorn (07/09/2017):
Find Your Calling & Pursue Your Passion

Posted on 7/5/2017 by Alanna Kaivalya in Alanna Kaivalya Alchemical Ritual Astrological Reading Full Moon In Cancer Compassion Fulfilling Life

The Capricorn full moon on July 9th, presents us with an opportunity for clarity on our career path. It asks us if we merely want a job…or a calling. Passionate Pluto sits directly next to this full moon, inciting the inner questions regarding whether we are truly fulfilled by our work, whether is serves our highest good, and whether it is allowing us to transform or is keeping us small.

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Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

Posted on 7/5/2017 by Yoga Download

“Summer time and the living’s easy” …Sublime’s song Summertime

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A Smoothie Bowl (Raspberry, Chocolate And Spiced Almond)

Posted on 6/29/2017 by Corinne Marabel in Smoothie Recipe Smoothie Bowl AVeganKitchen Raspberry and Chocolate Spiced Almond Smoothie healthy breakfast ideas

This morning I really wasn’t planning on making anything overly fancy. If I’m going to be honest I really just imagined myself making a nice bowl of oats and leaving it at that. However, as soon as I turned on last nights recording of Vice (a documentary series that is probably the best thing on TV at the moment) I figured I would be in the kitchen for a while so I may as well mix things up a bit and step away from my usual oats. So instead, I began chopping up some nuts, and fruit and quickly realized that what I was going to end up with was something exciting and created possibly the most delicious breakfast I have ever made!

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15 Reasons Why You Should Add Yoga to Your Exercise Routine

Posted on 6/29/2017 by Matt Evans in Mindfulness Strength benefits of yoga Flexibility 15 Reasons Why You Should Do Yoga

You might be thinking, you already go to the gym, so why should you include yoga into your exercise routine, isn’t that just for relaxing? Although it is a fantastic way of finding some headspace and letting go of any stress in your body, yoga can dramatically improve your gym workouts. The perfect partner to any type of exercise, whether it’s cardio or weight training, it can boost your performance in the gym and enhance your overall fitness. The word itself actually means ‘union’, so think of yoga as the perfect union between health and fitness.

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Set Yourself Free!

Posted on 6/28/2017 by Yoga Download in Freedom

What does freedom mean to you? Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? Does freedom need to be granted to you by a higher power? Or, can we cultivate a sense of freedom from the inside out by shifting our perception, by working to release fear that weighs us down and prevents us from living our life to the fullest?

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Essential Sequence: Learn to Love Camel Pose

Posted on 6/22/2017 by Jason Crandell in Jason Crandell Essential Sequence Camel Pose Learn to Love Camel Pose Ustrasana

Students who love Ustrasana praise the pose for the way it opens the shoulders, chest and upper-back. And, they’re right. Ustrasana is hard to beat when it comes to extending the thoracic spine. Students who loathe Ustrasana invariably complain about discomfort in the neck and lower back. They’re also right. It can be tough to do Ustrasana without creating excessive compression in your lower back and neck.

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Grilled Fennel with Olives and Herbs

Posted on 6/21/2017 by Conscious Cleanse in The Conscious Cleanse Clean Eating 80:20 Grilled Fennel with Olives and Herbs

Today’s recipe is cleanse-friendly and can be easily modified to stay within the guidelines of Purification. Simply omit the olives if you want to be a purist–or keep them in and consider them part of what’s easing you off of your Purification.

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Strive for Balance

Posted on 6/20/2017 by Yoga Download in balance

"Extremes are easy, strive for balance." ~ Colin Wright

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Hearts Full of Love

Posted on 6/16/2017 by Yoga Download

“It's about what you believe. And I believe in love. Only love will truly save the world.” Wonder Woman from the awesome new movie. Love is a superhero power!

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Cancer New Moon (06/23/2017): Nurturing the Highest Good & Choosing the Light

Posted on 6/15/2017 by Alanna Kaivalya in Alanna Kaivalya New Moon Alchemical Ritual Astrological Reading New Moon in Cancer

The New Moon in Cancer on June 23, 2017 is an opportunity for us to tap into our inner self and discover more about who we are and what serves our highest good. Hidden in the watery depths of the unconscious is the precious source of our greatest wisdom. As the mother of the sky, and ruler of our divine feminine nature (regardless of gender), Cancer represents our potential to utilize our emotions as nurturing guides signaling which direction to move next. When we pay attention, the unconscious speaks. We just need to understand the language. The most basic communication comes through emotion, and most easily understood as “good” feelings or “bad” feelings. 

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What You Really Need to Love Yourself

Posted on 6/15/2017 by Kate Marolt in Self-Love Acceptance Kate Marolt What You Really Need to Love Yourself

These days there are so many articles and courses and books out there trying to teach us how to be happy, how to love ourselves, and what we have to do in order to feel free and successful. And don’t get me wrong, I love this- I love the way we as a collective are beginning to focus on self-growth, self-knowledge, and self-love. What I don’t love though, is that there is often a step that is missing from these books and articles and courses. A step that is absolutely crucial to take on the path of self-love and learning to love ALL parts of you.

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Writing As A Tool For Mindfulness

Posted on 6/15/2017 by Mary Walton in Yoga and Writing Yoga for Writers Writing as a Tool for Mindfulness Self-Reflection

There's many people who used to keep diaries and journals when they were teenagers. It was a way of expressing your anxiety and issues with the world at large. Why, then, do most of them drop the habit when they grow up?

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Middle Eastern Chickpea Burgers

Posted on 6/14/2017 by Rebecca Katz in Easy Recipe Nutritious Vegetarian Middle Eastern Chickpea Burgers

These chickpea burgers are similar to a Middle Eastern falafel. This isn’t like the Americanized version of falafel that resembles carnival food deep-fried in some unhealthy oil. That’s a culinary crime, because falafel done right is so delicious and nutritious. It’s all in the blend. Here the secret ingredient is basmati rice, which holds the chickpea mixture together and creates a complete protein. I love the mini-burger concept; the whole wheat bun is like putting falafel in a top hat and tails, perfect for folks who like the taste of beans when they’re broken down and combined with heady herbs and spices. Gently pan-seared or baked, these burgers are bountiful bites of health.

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Quick And Simple Must-Know Asanas for Good Posture

Posted on 6/12/2017 by Vineetha Reddy in Asana Postures Yoga Practice Yoga for Posture

Did you know that the right body posture can make you look taller, slimmer, and more confident? Thanks to our hectic schedules, our mind and body are always tired. Most of us slouch over our desks, straining our backs in the process. The constant stress and pressure make it really hard for you to maintain a good posture. When your body is in the ideal position, everything else is comfortable. However, accommodating time for a workout or exercise is stressful when your timetable is blocked by work. What if I told you that without wasting much of your day, you could do a few yoga asanas that can make a difference? Read on to know more.

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Ignite Your Power Chakra

Posted on 6/8/2017 by Yoga Download

Our core is our center—physically, emotionally and mentally. It’s vital to keep our spine healthy, our abs strong, and cultivate our prana from our navel center. Learn to utilize the wisdom of yoga to become your most confident, decisive, and happy self. Diving into subtle body anatomy, specifically balancing your Manipura or navel Chakra can empower your life. This week, we’ve got four new classes and a previously released class to get you started.

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Carob Cashew Raw Balls

Posted on 6/7/2017 by Conscious Cleanse in The Conscious Cleanse 80:20 recipe Raw Chocolate Clean Eating 80:20 Carob Cashew Raw Balls

Today’s recipe was created by culinary master Leslie White from Zeal Food here in Boulder. This decadent sweet treat was the closing morsel of yumminess that completed our cleanse-friendly meal last week, and people have been talking about it since.

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New Discipline in Yoga

Posted on 6/5/2017 by J. Brown in J Brown Yoga Yoga Practice Discipline

The novelty of yoga has been worn down to almost nothing by a multi-billion dollar industry that cares little for its tenets, like the crumbling shreds of a shoddily made pvc mat from China. But from out of the ashes of craven images and advertising schemes, a new discipline is emerging.

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Full Moon in Sagittarius (06/09/2017): Discovering Your Personal Myth

Posted on 6/5/2017 by Alanna Kaivalya in Alanna Kaivalya Connection Alchemical Ritual Astrological Reading June Astrology Full Moon in Sagittarius

A full moon in Sagittarius on June 9, 2017 encourages us to explore the realm of the religious function of our psyche. Often overlooked, or pushed aside in favor of science and certainty, this mystical heart of our being is bereft of attention. Because of a lack of connection to a personal mythology, we suffer from constant overwhelm of life’s circumstances, and an unknowing of how to make sense of them. 

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5 Reasons People Doing HIIT Should Also Do Yoga

Posted on 6/1/2017 by Orian Tal in benefits of yoga yoga for athletes Strengthen Fitness HIIT

High Intensity Interval Training—often just called HIIT for short—is working its way into fitness enthusiast’s workout schedules everywhere, and not without good reason. In fact, Dr. Axe shares many different benefits of HIIT in addition to better physical fitness, a couple of which include its anti-aging effects and support of healthier levels of hormones like ghrelin (which affects your eating patterns) and leptin (the hormone responsible for making you feel full).

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Meet Denelle Numis!

Posted on 5/30/2017 by Yoga Download in Denelle Numis

Denelle Numis composes an authentic experience on the mat where each student can immediately connect with the rhythm of their body and their breath. With a background in modern dance, Denelle builds her Vinyasa classes through a progression of dynamic sequences to stimulate energy and vitality throughout the body. She infuses her classes with eclectic music and inspiring peak postures. Even though her classes may be challenging, Denelle’s vibrant and gregarious personality motivates her students to stay playful in their practice.

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