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Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana )

I was walking down the street the other day with a friend and overheard this group of two girls and a guy walk by one of the yoga studios where I teach. One of the girls asked the group if anyone had done yoga. I didn’t quite catch the rest of the conversation except for guy saying,…

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Beet Chips

I’ve had this mandolin slicer for so long and haven’t figured out a way to use it. All of a sudden I had all these beets and the mandolin slicer was begging for attention. So I whipped it out with the faintest idea how to even set it up. I chopped the ends of the…

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Root Chakra Meditation

I was up at the lake a few weeks ago and a good friend of mine, David was truly hoping I’d teach a few yoga classes. Our cabin is quite interesting. Over 100 years ago, my great grandfather and his friends went up to this plot of land in Hayward, Wisconsin to fish. This turned…

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Root Chakra (Muladhara)

Root Chakra (Muladhara): First Chakra Purpose: Sense of feeling grounded and secure. Location: Base of the spine. Deals with: Grounding, finances, security, food. Color: Red. Developmental stage: 2nd trimester to 12 months. Developmental tasks: Physical growth, motor skills, object permanence. In balance: Feeling grounded and supported. Full of energy, health, and vitality. Out of balance: Fears…

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Red Lentil Soup

“Would you like to come over for a bowl of soup?” What a lovely question! Yes, I would love to come over for soup. I had a meeting with another health coach who invited me over for a bowl of soup. It was such a nice way to get together and see how someone else does…

Run, Forrest Run

“Run Forrest, run,” my high school lacrosse team would scream from the sidelines. It was almost as if I had these wheels of fire underneath me that kept me sprinting down the field, headed straight to goal. Connecting my feet to the earth in those moments brought such a sense of grounding. As I got older,…

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Eat for your Chakras

Taste the rainbow! Food can help to create a balance in your body. Think about root vegetables such as sweet potatoes, garlic, and beets. These foods have a grounding sense to them. Think about it, they are literally rooted into the earth. Check out this 7 day meal plan to balance your chakras. Option to…

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What on Earth is a Chakra?

Have you ever gone to a concert and the the band bumps a fast, energetic song and nobody can sit still? Or the guitar strings cue that slow, mellow beat and two lovers hold each other close? What about that moment the band plays it’s “last song” and the crowd goes wild begging for one…