For our first year doing thanksgiving at home I’m pretty pleased with the results. Plus it was all paleo! We have turkey and paleo stuffing to feed us for days. After a nap we’ll demolish the his and her pumpkin pies ;)
I’m curious, what are your first thoughts when the yoga instructor looks at/makes eye contact with you in class? Do you panic or melt in warmth? Or anything in between? Photo credit to @mcduffphoto MUA credit to @muanicolefae #yoga #yogainstructor #eaglepose
My Paleo Thanksgiving
This year my fiance and I are attempting our first thanksgiving at home. We wanted to keep tradition but avoid the inflammatory foods we don’t normally eat. So this is what we’ve come up with :)
Ready to step up your practice? Looking for a challenge? Add arm balances to your practice! Build your practice on a strong foundation of core strength, flexibility and an understanding of “yogi hands” Then follow along each week as I upload a new Arm Balance video! At the end of the series this playlist will be full of arm balances and complete yoga practices incorporating the arm balances that we’ve learned together!
All the videos (so far) that have been created for you arm balance fanatics like me all in one place :) Enjoy!
My physio told me that as a general happy back rule I should aim to work on my core every day I am not doing scrum work - which is every day, now rugby is over for the season.
Added the Hardcore Yoga: Plank Practice from this series last night to my yoga routine and even though it’s under 5 minutes, it smashed me. I am feeling it today, but in a good way. Great way to get more focused core work in quickly with the bonus of upper arm strengthening.
Thanks Sarah Beth! Great series!
You’re welcome Richie! I’d love to see a pic of you in any of these arm balances - same goes for all of you tumblr yogis! I love seeing people in their own practice! Plus taking pictures serves as a measure of progress in the future!
Use the hashtag #sarahbethyoga and I’ll be sure to find it :)
This all-levels routine is just the thing to unwind your hip flexors, hamstrings, and glutes. This Friday’s arm balance “Perching Pigeon” requires open hips and a can-do attitude.The attitude? Well just like they say: Whether you believe you can or you believe you can’t, you’re right. You got it, but for now how about a little hip opening and emotional/physical tension releasing? :)
Hip openers are my absolute favorite. Did you know we store pent up emotions in our hips? Breathe in and let it all go with this awesome hip opening routine.
This is one of my go-to sequences for a student with any sort of tight hip issues. Open your hips today, observe what bubbles up and let it melt away (hey that rhymed!) Enjoy :)
Happy Friday! My monday & tuesday classes are always filled with yogis trying to start their week off right. Take a page out of their book to kickstart your weekend with this intense 30 minute yoga practice/workout.
Sweat, stretch, twist & breath to a healthier, stronger body and mind.
Whatever the present moment contains, accept is as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life.
And this is why twisting poses help so much with not only detoxifying the body by literally rinsing your internal organs like a sponge, but also helps with digestion as twisting compresses, expands, and massages your intestines. This can remove blockages and help keep things “moving” ;)
When i’m not living and breathing yoga i’m all wedding, and today it feels like Christmas!
I just opened a lovely package filled with save the dates and bridesmaid letters. I couldn’t be happier with Krista from Darling & Mint! She worked with me via email and pinterest to understand my vision, work within my budget and what was created is absolute perfection. Girls, if you’re looking for a stationer for your future fantasy wedding I highly recommend Krista from www.darlingandmint.com just like somebody recommended her to me.
The old adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” may be a silly rhyme you heard as a kid, but you might be surprised to learn of apples’ serious health benefits.
Apples are filled with soluble fiber (5 grams). This fiber has been shown to reduce intestinal disorders, including diverticulitis, hemorrhoids and possibly some types of cancer. It helps control insulin levels by releasing sugar slowly into the bloodstream. It cleanses and detoxifies, which helps eliminate heavy metals, such as lead and mercury.
Apple pectin helps reduce cholesterol levels by lowering insulin secretion.
In two studies researchers found that eating five apples a week lowered the risk for respiratory diseases like asthma.
According to Chinese Medicine: Apples strengthen the heart, quench thirst, lubricate the lungs, decrease mucous and increase body fluids.
Apple cider vinegar can help prevent the formation of kidney stones.
Studies indicate that eating apples daily can reduce skin diseases.
According to a Brazilian study, eating an apple before a meal helped women lose 33 percent more weight than those who didn’t.
An apple has only 50-80 calories and has no fat or sodium.
Apples are packed with vitamins C, A, and flavonoids and with smaller amounts of phosphorus, iron and calcium.
Apples provide a source of potassium which may promote heart health.
Interesting apple facts:
There are more than 7,500 varieties of apples.
The apple tree is a member of the rose family.
When you eat an apple you are consuming a lot of air; 25% of their volume is air!
Apples have 5 percent protein.
Apple trees can live to be 100 years old.
The largest apple weighed three pounds.
In ancient Greece when a man proposed to a woman he would toss her an apple and if she decided to catch it, it meant she accepted.
The original proverb about eating an apple a day, which came about in 1866, was: “Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.”
It takes the energy from 50 leaves to produce one apple.
To get the most from eating powerfood apples:
Eat apples with skin to get the nutrients; many of the nutrients are in the skin or just under the skin (most of the vitamin C and vitamin A are in the skin).
Apples have been found to be the most heavily pesticide-contaminated produce products according to The Environmental Working Group. The most common pesticides found on apples are Permethrin and DDT. Non organic apples are often waxed which is not digestible. Try to buy organic apples or if you cannot, wash them thoroughly before use preferably with a fruit and vegetable wash or peel them.
As apple seeds are toxic when eaten in high doses, they should be avoided by pregnant or breastfeeding women and children.
I taught my first Inversion workshop yesterday. The students learned a lot but I think I learned more just by working with all the different body types and challenges. Change your perspective, get upside down today! :) (: #inversion #pincha #yoga