5 Benefits of Prenatal Yoga

Many pregnant women engage in yoga because of its many positive effects.

Here are 5 major benefits of yoga during pregnancy:

1. Improves sleep

2 Increases the strength and flexibility of muscles

3. Decreases pain, nausea, headaches and shortness of breath

4. Minimizes the risk of preterm labor and hypertension

5. Reduces stress and anxiety

Recipe: Homemade "Ghee"

Use this recipe to mix with warm water in the AM to assist with lubricating the joints during this #fall How to make homemade ghee: Buy organic, unsalted butter. Use a minimum of 4 sticks. Medium flame. Let it boil off the water until there is no bubbling sounds about 30 mins. Skim the excess…

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Yoga Foods: Do's & Don't's

DO’s 1. Fruits of all types 2. All vegetables, with the exception of onions and garlic 3. Whole grains 4. Beans, tofu, mung, aduki 5. Sesame, sunflower, and olive oil 6. Nuts and seeds (not salted or overly roasted) 7. Natural, raw sugar, maple, molasses 8. Cinnamon, mint, basil, turmeric, ginger, cumin 9. Herbal teas, water…

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Gain Muscles with Yoga

In addition to minimizing health risks, yoga helps you gain strong muscles. Here are poses that contribute to muscle growth: Chaturanga Pose – This is an excellent alternative to pushups that strengthens your shoulders, biceps, and chest. Chair Pose – Strengthen your quads, hamstrings, and calves with this common yoga pose that’s harder than it…

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Pumpkin,Squash and Pear Soup

Pumpkin/Squash/Pear Soup  -Ghee -Garlic and onions – Tumeric -Ginger -Squash -Small pumpkin -2 overly ripe pears -Vegetable stock -black pepper and salt -celery -carrots in oven baked squash and pumpkin Prepare squash and pumpkin for the oven(take out the seeds and cut in half) place down on a cookie sheet pour a little olive oil…

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Personal History

History is the study of past events. In honor of this special month of Black History, I would like to look at the importance of knowing your personal history. As you dive into your yoga practice, you become the history book. Yoga is Self-study. You can not heal without knowing your own history of how…

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Easy Vegetable Soup

Prep time: 15 mins. Cook time 20 to let flavors come together Ingredients: -Ghee -Leeks -4 small carrots -1 cup frozen green beans – 1 cup frozen corn -2 cups frozen peas(I love peas) – 1 stalk celery -Mushroom broth(large) plus 2 extra cups -Seasonings: Black Pepper, white pepper, salt, and turmeric Take a large…

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