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What are Adaptogens?

I was rolling these Chocolate Chip Matcha Energy Balls at my parents’ house the other day when my grandparents showed up. I needed some taste testers so I asked everyone to try them. My grandpa actually loved them and he and my dad started to ask what was in them. I told them one ingredient,…

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Petrified Wood

This stone came from a real extreme hippie shop in San Francisco near Haight and Ashbury. I honestly thought my mom would be so overwhelmed when she walked in but surprisingly she thought the stones were pretty interesting. She actually got one petrified wood stone for my two sisters, herself, and me. I love this…

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Palo Santo

Now I don’t pull any hat stands or mirrors out of my Magic Bag like Mary Poppins but my purse contains quite a few knick knacks. I generally keep a tiny wooden stick in my bag. A tiny wooden stick? Yes, a tiny wooden stick. This wooden stick is basically an incense like sage or…

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Legs Up the Wall

Do you need some rejuvenation in the body? Legs up the wall or Viparita Karani (vip-par-ee-tah car-AHN-ee) might be exactly what your body is craving. It’s great for calming the nervous system. I love this pose right before I go to bed or anytime I need to stretch out the hamstrings. It is said by…

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Lavender Oil: The Cure-All

You’re finally presenting that project you’ve been working on to hundreds and can’t control your nerves, lavender oil is right by your side to help you snap back into your calm mindset. That mosquito bite on your leg keeps expanding in size as you scratch it to death until a touch of lavender oil encourages…

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How to: Ustrasana (Camel)

(oosh-TRAHS-anna) Fun Facts and Benefits: This pose can be used to help with jet lag by relieving fatigue. It is also used to alleviate anxiety. It is an amazing heart opener and fantastic for people with hunched shoulders! It is also a sweet hip flexor stretch. Ustrasana is great for elderly people and those with spinal…