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Superfood: Fennel

Tis the season, fennel season that is. Fennel season runs from September to June and is especially abundant around the holiday season as it’s typically used in many Italian holiday dishes, such as salads, soups or braised with sausage. Not …

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Superfood: Mushrooms

Mushrooms are everywhere this time of year, they’re on our pizza, sauteed with herbs, in our pasta, soups and salads. And that’s exactly what makes mushrooms so great, packed with so much flavor, low in calories and capable of taking …

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Wintertime Yin Sequence

Running errands the other day, I noticed how many people were bustling around with their shoulders hunched forward and hands shoved into their pockets.   My first thought was “Ouch! That posture!” which was immediately followed by the realization that …

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Nourishing Supported Yin Sequence

This time of year, you may naturally find yourself more drawn to quiet, inward activities such as reading a book, working on a craft, or finally watching Food Inc. on a Saturday night instead of going out with friends.  This …

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How To Do Bhastrika Pranayama

Bhastrika in Sanskrit means bellows, as this practice is also known as bellow breath. In Bhastrika pranayama, the breathing pattern resembles the blowing of bellows – it’s all about inhaling and exhaling completely so that your body gets maximum amount …

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Superfood: Jackfruit

I know you’re probably thinking jack what? I’ve never seen or heard of such a thing? Well get ready to be blown away. The jackfruit tree is native to Southeast Asia and grows well in tropical lowland regions such as …

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Veggie Sushi for Meatless Monday

Once you get the hang of rolling sushi at home (be patient), it becomes a great, quick meal that you can customize to what’s in your fridge.  Those nori sheets are packed with nutrition, and you can find them in …

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Superfoods: Hot Peppers

All peppers, from bell peppers to ghost peppers and every pepper in between contain compounds called capsaicsinoids, which is where their superfood goodness is found. It is capsaicsin that give peppers their spicy flavor and the the spicier the pepper …

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30 Minute Lunchbreak Yin Sequence

Now that we’ve covered the vast majority of Yin poses, it’s time to start linking them together to reap even greater benefits.  This quick and simple sequence is perfect for a mid-day pick-me-up, especially since its focus is on the …

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Swan and Sleeping Swan {Yin Series}

As we near the end of the Yin asana list, have you noticed a trend? The vast majority of Yin poses focus mostly on the lower half of the body. Before we broach the one major shoulder opener (don’t worry, it’s coming …

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