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Tangy Herby Salad

Eat More Herbs! Herbs are packed full of a wide range of health benefits, some of these benefits includes boosting your moods, helping reduce affects of PMT and menopause, reducing the risk of cancer, regulating bowel movement, fighting chronic pain and inflammation, rich in antioxidants essential to treat various health problems, supports cardiovascular health, supporting…

Stress Depletes the Body

You are what you eat, is not really true….to be more accurate….You are what you absorb.  The problem is that for many people we do our best to eat a nutrient dense diet, but if we are under stress these nutrients are not being absorb. This principle, of course, deals with nutrition (the food and…

Science finally catches up with Yoga

For centuries the ancient wisdom keepers and healers in several traditions had a keen understanding of the energetic body. The healing traditions from China, India, Japan and Tibet, as well as other countries all spoke of energy channels, meridians or nadis along which the vital energy flowed. Photo courtesy of Upliftconnect.com Life was considered to…

Yin Yoga and Chronic Pain

Chronic pain has become my mission…well certainly searching for solutions to help my students, many who have been locked in a endless circle of pain and tension for years. Chronic pain is too often either untreated, under-treated or masked by drugs leaving 42% of sufferes with symptoms so severe they are unable to work and…

The 4 Spiritual Intentions Deepak Chopra Lives By

In a recent conversation with the team at The Mind Body Green, spiritual icon and best-selling author Deepak Chopra, M.D., shared his thoughts on what makes a fulfilling, soulful life—the small steps we can take to become more present and at peace in our bodies, every day. Here, I decided to share, because these steps are…

Sleep and Night Time Rituals

If you are getting less than 8 hours of sleep per night, decide right now, this minute to boost your self-care sleep ritual, take action and put yourself first.  Sleep is absolutely essential to your health & wellness… Avoid caffeine, sugar and anything stimulating after 3pm every day. Have a warm cup of organic caffeine free herbal tea instead.  Caffeine, too…

Pelvic Floor Strength – it’s not just for women!

The pelvic floor muscles are foundation of the whole body. They are our power centre and a source of our physical strength.  These muscles span from the tailbone (coccyx) to the pubic bone; front to back, and also side to side. These muscles are normally firm, thick, and resemble a muscular trampoline in its ability to…

Yoga and Sciatica

Sciatica-a real pain in the butt!  Women tend to experience sciatica more often than men, with about 40% of adults experiencing sciatica at some point. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body, starting at the spine base and running right down through your thigh and calf muscles to your foot. It  is composed…

Some Easy Steps to Cut Stress and Anxiety

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately one in five adults in the United States, approximately 43.8 million, experiences mental illness in a given year and these startling figures are found throughout Western Cultures. In other words, if you suffer from anxiety or depression or another form of mental illness, you are not alone.…

Diet is not just important….it is vital for our health!

The more and more I research and study the impact of nutrition on our present health and future health, the more passionate and committed to the subject I become. We know that nutrition is vital to our health; we know that some foods make us sick, but now we also know that nutrition can affect…

What does your Yoga practice tell you about your life?

How we behave on our mat is often a reflection of how we behave off it! So what does your practice say about you? Through out the year we have several stages that often trigger off time of self reflection or health ‘check in’. New Years Resolutions, Spring De-Tox, Winter Hiberination…..These trigger times can create…

Yoga for Addiction

Untangling yourself from the grip of addiction can seem impossible, addiction does not have to be drugs or drink. But behavior we continue when we know it is detrimental to our health, both physically and emotionally. But yoga can help you break your destructive habits and addictions. A small 2007 pilot study published in the…