There are days when there is barely any time to take a slow breath and definitely no time to cook a healthy breakfast. If you are familiar with a feeling and anxiety and being overwhelmed from the early waking hours and running around on coffee until late afternoon, I hope this recipe will help.
A few days ago I created a new page on Spinach and Yoga – Stuff I Love.
In general winter has a bad reputation – flu season, cold weather, weakened immune system, dry skin, and on top of that the inevitable cold season weight gain. Sounds pretty horrible! But according to Ayurveda, winter is one of the best times to strengthen immune system and lose or maintain weight. (Isn’t it a pleasant surprise?)
Hello wellness warriors,
It usually takes something unusual, powerful, and new to shift our perspective, to take us to a new level of understanding, and to transform our lives.
Once considered the perfect food in many traditions, milk was recommended for children, the sick, and those looking for enlightenment. Ayurvedic and ancient yoga scriptures include milk as a staple in a sattvic, energy-giving, diet. Milk is said to nourish all body tissues, to calm the mind, and improve sleep.
Did you know that 80% of information we receive about our environment comes through our eyes?! Our life is so rushed that we often hurry passed the simple beautiful things. Stopping, taking a moment in, being mindful is not always easy. Sometimes we need an inspiration to remember that the world we live in is incredibly beautiful and full of things to be grateful for. Experiencing gratitude brings true happiness.
There is only one day left to savor 2011. It was an amazing year filled with insightful learning experiences, new friendships, fun projects (my Lifethyme workshops and tours to India), moments of authentic human connection, and great achievements (completed a 9 month anatomy program and wellness coaching certification! yay me!). I feel more connected to my body and my inner world than ever.
Christmas and Hannukah have passed but the holiday season is still not over. We are about to festively salute 2011 and welcome 2012. The beginning of a new year for many signifies the beginning of a new phase full of enthusiasm, goals, and resolutions. Before you settle on the list of your resolutions, I want to share a few more lessons (and some pictures) from the Hippocrates Institute program. Most of these you might be familiar with but some might be new. All of them are powerful health boosters and help to restore innate health and energy. It might be good to review these simple health bits before the New Year resolutions are to be made (if you make them). Maybe you can add a couple of things from this list to yours. Let me know which one you pick and why. I would love to know.