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Monthly Archives: November, 2012

Hip Release Move

This stretch is really a movement and it’s kind of fun! Hip Circles are like spinning a hula hoop and they really feel good and get the blood flowing. Good for digestion too quite helpful now that the holiday’s and extra goodies abound! Standing Hip Circles (Kabandha) Benefits: Loosens low back and hips Trims waist …

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Recovery Juice

This is the perfect post Thanksgiving juice to make. Has lots of ginger in case your digestive system is mad at you. It has celery and parsley to balance out your sodium and help with ploating, just in case there was excess of salt, fat or alcohol on Thanksgiving. And it has garlic in case …

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How To Reduce Holiday Stress

Our wish is for everyone to have the best holiday season filled with fun, laughter and love! But we know things get over scheduled and sometimes stressful. The most important thing is to have a strategy on how to deal with stress when it happens. 10 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress The holidays can be …

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Yoga Stretch to Reduce Stress

All stretching is quite relaxing though sometimes challenging. I thought with the holidays upon us it would be nice to share something you can do to let go of the stress and anxiety that sometimes happens during the last few weeks of the year. In yoga this stretch is called reclined butterfly. It is a …

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Butternut Squash Soup with Chipotle and Orange

I know folks are looking for Thanksgiving recipes and here is a great one. I love butternut squash soup! I first found it in a Robin Robertson cookbook “Vegan Planet”. 2 words of warning add the chipotles at the end 1/2 at a time and blend in… and please if you blend it in a …

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Esalen Retreat

I was thrilled to have my first experience at Esalen near Big Sur recently. I couldn’t pass it up when the class Anatomy Trains by Tom Myers was being held somewhere I had been dreaming of going for a long time!   Esalen is quite a drive from anywhere… But it is a spectacular drive …

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Stretch of the Week- Mild Back Bend

In yoga this is called sphinx for obvious reasons I guess. One of the issues we see a lot in massages is an extremely tense front of the body. Things like sitting at the computer for extended times and poor posture tend to lead the body to a forward curve. Doing this stretch will help …

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Roasted Delicata Squash

I love winter squashes and the Delicata is my absolute favorite! It seems very much overshadowed by other squashes like butternut. But it is so much easier to prepare, never stringy and always delicious! I love it simply roasted. It is sweet and wonderful. To prepare I like to give it a quick peel, I’ve …

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How to Avoid Genetically Modified Food Ingredients

I was very sad that the proposition to label GMO’s did not pass this week but really nothing has changed in how I eat. If you want to not eat GMOs you just have to be very aware of the ingredients in the products you are buying. Most important is to eat real food, not …

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12 Great Reasons to Exercise

As if you need even more reasons to get moving makes you younger, healthier and have better sex… add in regular massage to work out the muscles and you will have a very happy body!  Physical activity helps you lose weight by burning calories, boosting resting metabolism, and buffering you from bone and muscle loss that can …

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