Why Yoga? What is it about this hypnotic practice and growing culture that hooks people into the Yoga obsession?
Yoga is a mind-body practice that stimulates wellbeing by helping your body learn balance. There are many styles of Yoga, and all sorts of teacher. No style is better, they are all different, and serve different needs. Although many teachers teach Yoga as a physical practice, with intention to sculpt the body and create strength and challenge, Yoga is much easier than that. Western Yoga tends to promote more physical asana. Eastern Yoga is taught to invoked mindfulness and help people improve their body/mind connection and self heal. Through breathing, slowing down, and finding a quiet place, you can learn to be in your body, feel, and calm down easily. Through better health, better self care, and forming a connection with You, and your unique system, you can reform your mind, body, and self.
Yoga is easy! All it takes is an open mind. The more you do it, the easier it becomes. The practice is open to everyone and can help everyone through life’s challenges. The more we can learn to accept ourselves, deal with life’s issues, and be more open in who we are, the better we can live and learn to sustain ourselves. Yoga can help everyone live happy, stress free, and helps us form better relationships with ourselves, and with others.
We can all become more loving and kind, through Yoga, and learning to live better!
In loving yourself, you allow better relationships, better partners, and a better life, and a better world.
5th Annual One Love Movement Yoga Event
held at the San Diego Waterfront Park on September 24, 2016
The One Love Movement holds annual Yoga Events to help benefit underprivileged kids. Every year the Founder, Kim Bauman, selects different Yoga Teachers around San Diego to teach a benefit class. It’s a beautiful celebration of Yogis and community!
Contact her for more information!
Astrology: the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies interpreted as having an influence on human affairs and the natural world.
“In Hindu Astrology the word, Yoga, that has been derived from the sanskrit root, Yuj, meaning to join properly, to control judicially or to integrate, has been used to indicate the Soli-Lunar distances, and the planetary situations, associations and combinations. Yogas are formed when one planet, sign or house is related to another of the same kind or different kind by way of placement, aspect or conjunction.
Jump start your day with more energy with Ishnaan & a natural super boost!
Ishnaan is the ancient practice of hydrotherapy that uses cold water for showers to rejuvenate yourself.
The yogis use it in India, and all around the world people use this trick to improve their health and circulation.
Benefits of Ishnaan and cold showers:
- Improves circulation
- Stimulates blood flow
- Strengthens the nervous system, which improves immunity
- Give you a natural energy jolt & fresh boost
- Keeps the skin young
- Helps with fat loss around the midline
- Helps your organs release toxins easier
- Stimulates your liver to work better
- Clears negative energy
- Helps your body regulate temperature better
- Improves your immunity
- Gives you a fresh reset for your day!
- Relieves muscles & helps with stiff body parts
At the end of your regular shower, take a few seconds to turn the nob to cold and shower. Dance in the cold water and rinse your head quickly.
Then get out and grab a towel and get warm again! You will feel energized and your body will thank you for the refreshing start to your day.
It’s best to do cold showers with your morning shower, however, you can do it anytime of day and whenever you are feeling tired or fatigued. I highly recommend taking a shower after a Hot Yoga Class to help your body cool and calm down and regulate back to normal!
Have you tried a cold shower before? Leave comments below!
Enjoy this Healthy Green Smoothie!
Enjoy this healthy smoothie any time of day. I love it after a workout, and on a hot summer’s day!
- Unsweetened Almond Milk
- Half a date with almond butter (for added sweetness)
- Small teaspoon of Cacoa
- Your favorite Chocolate Protein Powder
- Half an Avocado (for thickness)
- 1/2 cup crushed Ice
- Mint Leaves or 2 drops Peppermint Oil
- A dash of alkaline water
- Make it more green: optional handful of Spinach
Put all in a blender and blend until smooth!
Make it fancy with cacao nips or garnish with fresh mint on top
The Spring season helps us all transition and plant new seeds and grow new beginnings. Our bodies react the same way! We leave winter behind and with it leave lots of other crap behind too. The birth of a new season awakens within us new changes and transitions too. The body is always changing. We are all constantly evolving and growing. Your old state cannot match your new state. You must discover balance.
As you begin doing Yoga and taking better measures of self care, your body responds and becomes more sensitive. The healthier you treat yourself, the more your body adapts. We are spiritual beings in physical bodies. The only constant that happens is change; within us and around us. It is important to take time to love your body and love yourself, especially in the midst of change and new beginnings.
The seasonal transitions bring endings and a new chapter in all our lives. Our hearts yearn, our bodies hold, and our human mind wants to hold onto everything. We are not taught change. Growth is essential for development. It is by changing your habits, switching up your routine, and living in different ways, you can create more opportunity. Doing the same thing daily will surely drive you insane. Holding onto the same people or ways of living may keep you stuck or hold you back from moving forward. Adapting new habits can help you refine your sense of self and live with the cyclical flow of nature. Now is the best time to learn more about your body, how food reacts in your system, and take better initiatives to refine your wellness this year!
The mind expands, life goes on, and our bodies adapt with it. The best time to improve your health and reset your life is the Spring. Nature is on your side to help create change and transition with healthier ways and better habits!
Signs Your Body is Ready for a Detox:
- You have little to no energy & feel tired
- Your congested and feeling very ‘off’
- You have not taken a poop since yesterday or longer
- You need coffee to feel alert
- Your skin is breaking out for no reason
- You have low motivation to get through your day
- You feel hopeless
- You desire change, yet can’t figure out how
- You have food cravings that wont go away
- New allergies have surfaces you can’t explain
- You desire a healthier lifestyle
The body is the vehicle that can help you wake up with energy and create new ambitions. Spring cleaning is necessary to help you unload what was and move forward. It is by tweaking and refining our sense of self, where we learn how to feel better and become better.
Let Spring transform you & create healthier habits that can help you sustain a happy life!
Ayurveda= The Science of Life (Yoga’s sister science)
Yoga= Science with techniques and disciplines that help humans live peaceful and in touch with the best version of themselves.
Yoga & Ayurveda allows individuals to lead healthy and happy lives with a calm mind and balance and mindful living.
Help You realize your highest potential with balance living well in your mind, body, & spirit.
Yoga is a practice that began in India centuries ago. Although it began as an Eastern practice, it is has moved greatly into Western culture. With today’s busy word and the on going demand to be connected and online, there is an extra need for society to develop more mindful practices and learn how to silence the busyness of the outside world. Yoga and Ayurveda help people live a balanced lifestyle by teaching people how to slow down, have more ease, and deal with every day stresses and emotional troubles.
Everything and everyone affects us in some way. The world is energy, and so are we. Our bodies are meant to live with perfect health when we can treat ourselves well and truly live a balanced lifestyle. That is, taking care of ourself and being aware of how we treat ourselves (and others daily). Yoga helps you be in your body, and the breathe facilitates an awakening inside that helps us feel better and more connected to our own true nature. As you invoke yoga principles and asanas (poses) you can learn how to reform your lifestyle and live more connected to you, your soul, and the natural energies of the seasons.
Yoga and Ayurveda allow people to get in touch with themselves and learn the best way to eat and behave according to their unique energy. By shifting your eating routines, letting go of habits, and fueling your system better, you can improve your digestion and feel better in your own skin. Weight loss happens easily when your body is thriving. Your natural and balanced state is happy, healthy, and living satisfied as the unique person you were born to be!
The more in tune you become to your own energy, and the energy of the world, you can recognize when old habits and patterns creep in. Astrology and the planets are energies too that affect us and cause us often to feel unsteady. These energies can affect our emotions, and cause us to create bad behaviors is we are not aware of it. Yoga helps you steady your mind, stay grounded, and present in every moment. Ayurveda teaches you how to eat well and use the seasonal energies to maintain optimal health. Your health is created with how well you feed yourself, and everything you put into your system, and everything you are around. Stay happy by choosing good things that truly serve you and keep you balanced naturally!
Avoid getting sick this holiday flu season!
Our immune system functions based on what we put into our system, how we treat ourselves, and with our environment. The food we eat, how we choose to indulge, and the thoughts we think affect our whole system. Holiday time can be extra happy with celebrations and lots of liquid love. It can also be a stressful time with money worries, travel, & getting everything together. Plus the end of the year always brings up old problems. Stay balanced by watching how you treat yourself.
Most of our bodies ability to fight off disease is found in your gut. When you are able to maintain good digestion and elimination, your body is able to easily expel foreign invaders and toxins. Within the gut are millions of microorganisms that help keep your organs functioning well and protect the immune system. There are many factors that contribute to the holiday blues and illnesses. Stress, overworking, overeating, sugar, alcohol, and too much fun can deplete your system and leave you feeling tried, run down, cranky, and eventually ill. Too much of anything can leave us depleted and our inner body quite upset.
Keep your energy high this holiday with these tricks:
- Load up on Vitamin C
- Get extra sleep
- Sweat Daily
- Limit your alcohol to 2 drinks
- Watch how your body eliminates
- Let yourself Sleep in
- Wash your hands more
- Use teas to boost your immune system
- Stay hydrated with extra water
- Rest & listen to your body when it needs TLC
Fight the Flu with proper care! Holidays are a busy and fun time. Make sure your water intake is MORE than your sugar or alcohol intake. Watch what you eat. Too much of anything can weaken your system, and cause an imbalance in your gut and how your body functions and performs.
You’re allowed to relax and enjoy the holidays… Listen to what YOU need to stay well!