Posted by Cindy J | 17 03 2017| Juice Recipes
Recipe: Anti-Aging Acai Spirulina Smoothie

Acai is a small dark purple berry from the Acai Palm tree, which is native to Central and South America. Acai is full of antioxidants, amino acids and omega fatty acids that help to slow the aging process by boosting immune and metabolic function and removing destructive free radicals from our bodies.  In fact, Acai...

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Posted by Cindy J | 08 03 2017| Yoga Poses
Yoga Poses: Warrior 1

Virabhadrasana eka (veer-ah-bah-DRAHS-anna eka) Vira = hero/courage, bhadra = auspicious, asana = pose, eka = one Warrior 1 pose is a foundational yoga pose that is often included in vinyasa classes. Warrior 1 is a standing pose with a slight backbend. It’s the first of the three well-known poses that make up the Warrior series....

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Posted by Cindy J | 07 03 2017| Food Recipes
Recipe: Carrot and Maca Soup

Maca is in many ways a ‘wonder’ food, and is an easy addition to many recipes. Maca is a plant that is native to Peru, and it’s the root of the plant that is generally dried and consumed in a powder form. Maca is rich in vitamin B vitamins, C and E. It also provides...

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Posted by Cindy J | 26 01 2017| Yoga Poses
Yoga Poses: Revolved Chair Pose

It’s still January -- a good month to look toward health and detoxification. In the yoga world, twists are often touted to be especially effective for detoxification; but contrary to what you may hear in some classes, they don't directly affect the workings of the liver, where the primary mechanisms of detoxification occur. That said, yoga...

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Posted by Cindy J | 20 01 2017| Mind
Less is More: Simple Steps to Reduce and Simplify

It’s a brand New Year! Which is a great time to take stock of where in your life you can REDUCE & SIMPLIFY. After what is often a hectic and sometime glutenous holiday season, most people have the desire to  start fresh, form healthy new habits, and even make, yes, you guessed it, resolutions. I’ll...

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Posted by Cindy J | 11 01 2017| Food Recipes
Recipe: Salmon with Mustard Celeriac Mash

Celeriac, or celery root, is the ugly duckling of winter produce. It's a misshapen, light brown blob covered in little roots. But beyond the odd exterior, celeriac boasts a tasty, subtle flavor — somewhere between parsley and celery — and a hearty texture. It’s low in calories, high in fiber, and rich in vitamin C...

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Posted by Cindy J | 29 12 2016| Mind
May You Live In Interesting Times

It’s been quite the year, hasn’t it? I was giving 2016 some thought this week, and for fun I took a look back to a Chinese New Year prediction from Lotus Institute that I read back in January of 2016. It predicted that this Year of the Fire Monkey would be volatile and exciting and...

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Posted by Cindy J | 01 11 2016| Food Recipes
Recipe: Sweet Potato and Spinach Soup

The season of change is in motion. As the days of Autumn carry a light and cool breeze, the browning of the earth writes the message of grounding and nourishment in its breath. The waning daylight invites us to light up our homes earlier, and the later dawn to stay wrapped up in bed just a...

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Posted by Cindy J | 28 09 2016| Other
How Hot is Too Hot? Hot vs Not

Hot yoga -- many of us have tried it. Or practiced it for years. Or still practice it. Some of us won’t practice anything but hot yoga. I mean, c’mon, San Diego could even be called a hot yoga town! But there are plenty of San Diegans who have never practiced in a blazing hot box...

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Posted by Cindy J | 09 09 2016| Mind
Ten Yogic Excuses For Getting Out Of Almost Anything

As I’ve moved along on my yoga journey, my studies became “curiouser and curiouser.” We say things among our yogi friends that seem absurd to those outside of Yoga Wonderland. One day, I realized that I could morph these unusual concepts into excuses for avoiding things I’d rather not do. Sit with a tall spine,...

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