What is mindfulness?

mindfulness

“Mindfulness is paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” –  Jon Kabat-Zinn You may define mindfulness simply as: paying attention to what is happening now. A few key principles include concentration, mindfulness of the body and senses,…

Happy Valentine’s Day

  Here are some of my favorite Green beauty products for Valentine’s Day.  Body Care: Neal’s Yard Remedies Beauty Sleep Body Butter will keep your skin baby soft  Fragrance: Honore Des Pres “Sexy Angelic” Honore Des Pres “Love Coconuts” Lotus Wei “Infinite Love”  Nail…

The Temple

Kale and Cacao Smoothie

  1 ½ cup Water or Almond Milk 1 ½ cups Kale 1 tablespoon Chia Seeds or Hemp Seeds 1 Banana 2 Tablespoons Cacao Powder or Cacao Nibs Blend all ingredients and Enjoy!

Side Plank for Scoliosis

According to a recent study published in “Global Advances in Health and Medicine” practicing the Side Plank Pose can reduce scoliotic spinal curvature. The study states that participants who held the pose for 1.5 minutes per day, 6 days per week, for approximately six…

5 WAYS PILATES AND YOGA HELPS BOYS WITH SPORTS AND ATHLETIC TRAINING

Pilates and yoga exercises are highly beneficial cross training tools for boys who play a variety of sports. Specifically, pilates and yoga are examples of neuromotor exercise (proprioceptive training) and functional fitness that develops balance, coordination, gait, and agility. Adding pilates and yoga to…

VEGAN AND GLUTEN FREE COSMETICS

If you are vegan like me or have gluten sensitivity you may not want to use personal care products or cosmetics that contain ingredients of animal origin or gluten. Finding cosmetics can be difficult because many companies use wheat, animal products, and an ingredient…

BEDTIME YOGA POSES

According to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Asana (physical yoga posture) is described in Chapter Two, sutra 46, as “Sthira Sukham Asanam.” This sutra is translated as meaning “Asana is a steady, comfortable posture.” With the explosion of yoga fusion classes here in the…

SPICE UP YOUR GRAINS

Grains are a great source of vitamins, protein and healthy carbohydrates that we need to sustain energy. Some people shy away from grains because they fear gluten sensitivity. Truth is, for most people, gluten is not an issue. It is an problem for the…

RHYTHM AND FLOW

As a dancer, I’ve always been aware of the magic of music and how moving to different rhythms can transport my body and mind to an altered state of being. This is one of the many reasons that I gravitated toward the hatha yoga…