The origin of sitting props

The origin of sitting props

Most of us who practice yoga and meditation know that sitting on a prop, or some kind of support, can make all the difference between feeling good and being totally uncomfortable. Sitting props can be simple everyday items, like blankets, rolled towels or even a stack...
Fabulous Yoga Power Smoothie

Fabulous Yoga Power Smoothie

OK, you might be thinking “an avocado smoothie, are you serious??!!” – but believe me, this is excellent!! Full of great essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and other good stuff that yogis need to keep our bodies happy!! 1 TBS coconut oil 1...
The problem with chairs…

The problem with chairs…

“Short of sitting on a spike, you can’t do much worse than a standard office chair.” So says Galen Cranz, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley. And you thought the Middle Ages were over! Did you know that we sit for an average of...
RAW Walnut Power Bars

RAW Walnut Power Bars

Have you ever read the actual ingredients on commercial power bars? Hmmm, lots of not so great things in there. Here is a great alternative (takes 10 minutes max!), packed with energy, good things and no crazy ingredients! 1 cup fresh or soaked dried dates 1⁄4 cup raw...
Cold Weather & Muscular Tension

Cold Weather & Muscular Tension

Well, winter has arrived early in our part of the world. I normally say that November 15th is my snow sanity date – what I mean by that is I strongly prefer the snow to not be on the ground for good before November 15th. This year we had our first major snowfall...
Gluten Free Plum Crisp

Gluten Free Plum Crisp

It is Italian Plum season – and at my house we haven’t been able to get enough of them. Crisps are an easy dessert to make and always a hit! 4 cups plums, sliced 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon vanilla 3 tablespoons arrowroot powder 1 ½ cups almond...
Kale Chips

Kale Chips

Many of you have gardens and hopefully you have planted some kale this year. If not, it can be easily purchased at most grocery stores. Kale is part of the cabbage family and is extremely high in beta carotine, vitamin K, vitamin C, lutein, zeaxanthin and reasonably...
Seeing the World from a Different Perspective

Seeing the World from a Different Perspective

Sometimes when things just don’t seem to be going right, it can be worth trying to see the world differently. Some of life’s toughest moments can be the ones with the greatest potential for learning. I know in my own experience this has always been true,...
Raw Key Lime Pie

Raw Key Lime Pie

Several years ago I started to experiment with using the meat from young coconuts for desserts.  One of the results is this most heavenly pie – the filling is light, creamy and divinely citrus-y. Lemons would probably be good too, but limes make it extra special....