Wellness

How Yoga Can Help YOU and Your Baby

 

There are tremendous benefits to starting a yoga practice or getting right back into it just 6+ weeks post having your baby. Not only does the practice help mom find peace and grounding, relieve symptoms of postpartum depression and get her body back to pre-pregnancy shape but it also helps the baby develop and cope […]

It’s not just WHAT you eat, but WHEN you eat!

It’s been a little while since I’ve taken the time to write a post but I’m back at it and stronger than ever! If you were one of the amazing yogis that attended my Flow Class at Lululemon this past Sunday then you heard my short discussion on the importance of timing your food input. […]

Get to know yourself with YOGA! Prevent AVIDYA.

A lack of self-knowledge leads to all suffering, at least this is what the ancient yogic texts say and I believe it holds some truth. This concept is known in sanskrit as “avidya” which is defined as an ignorance about oneself or a lack of self-knowledge. It is experienced in four different ways which […]

Yoga can shorten my muscles?!?!

Though there are many reasons why individuals attend yoga classes, lengthening and flexibility are some of the main reasons why people attend. This is great for those who take the time to slowly transition from pose to pose and who have an educated instructor who can lead them gracefully and mindfully through the practice. […]

Finding Your Personal Alignment with YOGA

With the hundreds of thousands of posts on social media of beautiful bodies holding “perfect” postures in the most difficult of yoga poses it is no surprise that many people believe that anyone should be able to get to these perfect symmetrical shapes. This discourages many who try to do yoga and struggle so much […]

Breathe Your Way to Bliss – Using Breath to Reduce Stress Levels

Moving along with our April theme of stress reduction for Stress Awareness Month this post will show how to reduce your stress levels and cortisol levels (the stress hormone) by simply taking a few deep breaths and letting go of tension. Deep breathing increases the oxygen levels going to the brain and stimulates the […]

Extremely Easy Pumpkin Bread/Muffin Recipe from Find Your Zen

Looking for a healthy snack that tastes good? No added sugar (just a tiny bit of maple syrup) and none of the main allergens (i.e. dairy, eggs, nuts, etc.). Sound like they wouldn’t be all that great but they are absolutely amazing. I make them more often in cupcake size rather than bread so […]

10 Foods to Eat to Reduce Stress Levels

Most people in today’s world are stressed to the max! Whether it is due to always being on the go running from work to school to workouts to kids events or whether it is due to deadlines at work or maybe relationship tensions we all seem to have stress in our lives in one […]

FODMAPs – Fermentable Oligo-Di-Monosaccharides and Polyols

Do you often suffer from bloating, gas or uncomfortable feeling in the stomach after eating? Many people think that this is due to cruciferous vegetables, beans or some other type of food that they eat and they cannot pin it down. It’s possible it is not due to a single food but instead due […]

Benefits of Peppermint – Oil, leaves, teas…you choose!

Going along with the GREEN theme of MARCH I’ve decided to share all of the incredible benefits of peppermint and how easy it is to get your hands on this stuff! Peppermint has a tremendous number of benefits from digestive properties to cooling the body and the skin. Here’s a list of just a few […]