Monday, April 2, 2012

9:50 pm

it's nine fifty at night.
this past weekend i went beach camping with friend from college.
saw the hunger games movie.
watch the butterflies exhibit at the wild animal park.

and today i woke up ultra early to prepare for my Monday morning meeting at the firm.
got off at 5:30 traveled home only to have to rush over to my brothers birthday party

life sometimes seems like a blur.

i got home. and rolled out my mat.
and breathed. ah. nothing could have been better.
wait it was

i took an enchanting shower and put on a face mask.
(lush the sacred truth)
as found here

made with wheat grass, ginseng, and green tea
this hand made clay face mask works wonders from the outside in.
clay has the ability to absorb toxins that sit close to the skin.
the natural aromatherapy help to calm your mind and unwind for the day.

i couldn't think of a more perfect way to reconnect your day and center your night.

for an even more refreshing experience keep your mask in your fridge. the cool temperature will sooth your face.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

on a rock.

(look at what you can find outside of the studio.)

it's been some time now. i have finally gotten the chance to sit down and think.
truly one of the most valuable things that we as humans can do.
now as you know i love yoga.
but what you may not know is that i love going hiking. especially with friends.
and what better of a treat than to go on a lovely hike and take a break and practice
some yoga in between. sometimes we get stuck in the mind set that we have to practice in a studio or quiet room at home. but one of the greatest things about yoga is that you can do it anywhere. even during a long hike. it's a great
way to carry oxygen rich nutrient to your blood to aid with energy throughout the rest of your hike.

here's a series that you can try on your own during a yoga break session:

start stand at attention.
inhale to mountain pose.
exhale and bring hands at heart center.
ground down through your left foot for tree.
release and ground down through your right foot for tree on the other side.
release and shake it out.
inhale hands to mountain pose.
exhale brings hands to heart center.
slowly close your eyes.
feel all four corners of your feet grounded to mother natures surface.
feel the breeze tickle your face.
enjoy nature.
slowly blink your eyes open.
inhale to mountain pose.
exhale for a baby back bend
lastly inhale to standing at attention.

give it a GO

Monday, January 9, 2012

stuff yogi's say

sorry my dear bloggers.
this holiday season was much busier than i had anticipated.
so here's a funny yoga video:

and i really am hoping that I can make it to the farmers market tomorrow.
it's been MUCH too long since I've been.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011

tis the sweet season raw vegan brownies

you'll quickly learn. my favorite two food groups are chocolate and sauce. i bet you didn't know chocolate and sauce were a food group ; ]... well they might just not be, but i like to think they are. The holidays tend to be a time when we put our swimsuits away and get out our o so toasty coats and indulge a little more into the "sweeter side of life". but, just because it's Christmas time doesn't give us an excuse to start looking like jolly old saint nick. so much of yoga is respecting your body. which is why i have this amazing raw vegan brownie recipe to share with you guys!

o and did i mention they are supper easy and take 6 minutes to make.

The ingredients:
1 cup walnuts (or you could use pecans, or macnuts, any nut with lots of oils)
1 cup dates (make sure your take out the seeds)
1/4 cup of cocoa poweder

Special equipment:
Food Processor

The directions:
Place walnuts in the food processor. Process until walnuts turn into a sand like consistancey, Once it reachs this state do not continue to process. Chop dates into half so that it is easier for the food process to process and add dates and cocoa powder to the mix. Process until the mixture clumps together in a ball. Take the ball out and press into a 9X13 pan. Place in the freezer for about 10 minutes to harden and ENJOY!

note: these brownies make for as a great holiday treat to bring to a party.


Sunday, December 4, 2011

all i want for christmas

It's that time of the year when we start to give and receive a bounty of little goodies.For the yogi in your life (or maybe as your own wish list) here's a couple of ideas on what to get them.
my personal favorite, the BE intention necklace.

1. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 2.aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 3.

1.Hugger Mugger Intention Necklace 2.Amazon Meditations from the Mat 3. Prana Felicia Satchel 4.Giama All-Grip Yoga Brick

BE giving

Saturday, December 3, 2011

you me and the uji

first things first.
a lesson for beginner on who to engage your Uji breath.

be you

BE yoga