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Don’t be the cookie

I've seen much forcing in postures, the 'ideal' of a posture pushed like a cookie-cutter onto an unready body. These kind of classes foster competitiveness, and echo much of our modern culture, which values appearence over substance

By | 2016-11-19T13:18:24+00:00 July 28th, 2011|ahimsa, creativity, recipes|8 Comments

The You Bar

I've just hooked up with this great company that makes custom nutritional bars! there's a great web interface, you choose your own ingredients from a menu, and they even print your chosen name on the wrappers!

By | 2009-04-19T17:41:29+00:00 April 18th, 2009|abundance, recipes, Yoga|6 Comments

Vrkshasana

In Vrkshasana, or tree pose we are looking to reclaim our connection. From connection comes balance, and choices that are more life affirming. When you rise into Vrkshasana, you reduce your footprint on Mother Earth by half. By lessening our impact, we deepen our connection. Our practice serves as

By | 2016-11-19T13:18:42+00:00 April 7th, 2009|abundance, recipes, Yoga|6 Comments

Mom’s “Zero Calorie” Vegetable Soup

My Mom's a retired chef, and full-time saint.  She's very busy this time of year, dispensing her soup to everyone she knows.  Seriously, everyone gets soup. And between the Karma of helping others to feel better and her daily Neti pot use, she's been relatively free of colds.  Nice.  She calls it zero-calorie cause it can be a helpful part of a weight loss plan. Fill up with lo-cal soup and we're good and hydrated, with less room for snacks.  I call it Mom's liquid-love.  I asked her to share her recipe with us: Mom's Zero-Calorie Vegetable Soup.  Cut uniformly - 5 stalks of celery w/leaves, 1 pound of carrots, and 1/2 pound of green beans.  Quarter 10 brussel sprouts,  Crush two garlic cloves.  Sauté veggies with a tiny amount of oil in your soup pot for 5 minutes. (mom uses spray-oil) Add one 14 oz. can of diced tomatoes, the fire roasted ones are nice.  Add 4 cups of veg stock, 6 cups of water, and 1.5 tablespoons of dried Italian seasoning.  toss in an optional pinch of red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes.  add 1 small diced zucchini and a handful of baby spinach leaves.  Simmer for 5 minutes, or till veggies are crisp-tender.  Adjust seasonings to [...]

By | 2016-11-19T13:18:43+00:00 February 19th, 2009|recipes|6 Comments