In our home, “DIET” is a four letter word. Like many teenagers, I became obsessed about diet and body image, partly fueled by glamorous magazine ads, television and marketing. As I’ve grown older I’ve gained a better body image, partly due to maturing and developing healthy habits physically and emotionally. Having my body change back and forth six times through pregnancy has also been a humbling experience. Through those changes I surrendered expectations of what I thought I should ... Continue Reading
Practical tips for building a positive body image, and modeling it to our kids.
Incorporation Svadhyaya philosophy into exercise, and thinking about your motives when it comes to exercise.
In yoga there are many principles for healthy living. One of these is called "Svadhyaya" - which translates to self-reflection or examination. While the New Year is an excellent time to reflect on the past year and look at ways we want to improve our selves, Svadhyaya should be done regularly, even seasonally or in the natural course of life. Exercise and health are often at the top of many “resolutions”, and often the first ones broken. While many people have different reasons for ... Continue Reading
Instruction on proper breathing techniques and benefits to emotional and physical health through the holidays and beyond.
Time seems to accelerate in November and December each year. Thoughts turn to buying the perfect holiday gifts, planning parties and hosting out of town guests. The to-do list becomes endless and this is often where stress begins to escalate. If simplifying your routine and setting realistic goals seems impossible, try this one simple thing to deal with holiday stress and anxiety. Breathe Breath is the key to life. It’s also the one body function most taken for granted. We often ... Continue Reading
Benefit from the pilates principals by using practical methods around the home.
Pilates is a great form of exercise and you don’t need to visit a studio to benefit from many of the principles taught in a formal class. In fact, Pilates is taught to equip you with practical things you can do everyday to keep you healthy, fit and help manage stress. Here are some elements of practical pilates anyone can do regardless of your fitness background: P–osture - Be mindful of your posture throughout the day. When your body is in proper alignment, all your body systems work ... Continue Reading
Prevent the spread of germs in your home and at school with these 6 easy steps.
The back to school season is full of excitement, new school supplies, new clothes, meeting new friends and teachers. It's also a time of busier schedules and after school activities. Classrooms filled with kids, an abundance of shared surfaces and less fresh air offer the right environment for sharing germs. Take time this Fall to teach your kids some good habits while sharing the excitement of a new year to make it a healthy season for you and your family. I'm glad I can say that even though ... Continue Reading