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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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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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Balasana (Child’s Pose)

Need to settle your mind or just pause during your class? Balasana (Child’s Pose) might be your ticket to freedom. You can take this pose at any point in your class to tune into your breath. Come to a kneeling position. Spread your knees wide, touch your toes together and sit back on your heels….

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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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Gratitude 2017

Gratitude: “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.” I have been playing with this idea of gratitude in my classes this week. We often times show appreciation for things such as our families, friends, and the roof over our heads. But what about the things we consider so…

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Flow Through It

“Stress is caused by being HERE and wanting to be THERE.”-Eckhart Tolle What is flow? Flow is defined as “moving along or out steadily and continuously in a current or stream.” Isn’t that what life is, moving along day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute? Events constantly changing, no second the same as…