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Yogabyte from the Vineyard

From Jane Norton’s November Inspirations Newsletter: Wherever you are, right now, try fully breathing in abundance and slowly breathing out gratitude, for five full breaths. Create spaciousness and sensitivity inside so your appreciation for the blessings in your life can rise to the forefront of your awareness. (more…)
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Mind Over Meals – Indulge!

Indulge this year! As you contemplate your Thanksgiving Day menu, think about indulgence. What? Yes, ‘think.’ About indulgence. Think how delicious it is to take a bite of Southern-style dressing or low-fat macaroni and cheese, even roast turkey and traditional pumpkin and pecan pies. Even sumptuous Snickerdoodle cookies. Or decadent…
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Hug the Midline

In Anusara, hug the midline is one way to reference holding onto your joy.  Well, kinda.   We live in a Universe of vibration.  When we hug the midline, that imaginary line that bifurcates the body into front/back and right/left – we are more in line with our center.  We can connect more…
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WALDORF SALAD

Makes 2 servings. 2 medium to large crisp, firm, sweet red apples ¼ cup mayonnaise or Greek-style yogurt 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice ¼ cup moist raisins ¼ cup walnuts, coarsely chopped ½ cup celery, thin sliced and medium chopped Salt and pepper to taste Romaine or Bibb lettuce leaves…
Nutrition, Recipes
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Toasty with Tea

Sipping on a cup of hot tea leaves us warm and snuggly.  Yet, a simple tea made with spices that support your dosha (your constitution, basically, qualities that support how you live your life) can detox impurities and toxins and restore your balance.   Vata – 1 t. fennel seeds, 1 t. cumin seeds, ½…
Ayurveda, Nutrition
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Yoga on and off the mat

My dear Kripalu yoga teacher friend, Devorah, has kindly written today’s blog post – she is also a  psychotherapist and holistic healer.  You’ll find her contact information below. “In the Kripalu yoga tradition, in which I was trained, we have a phrase “yoga on and off the mat.” This basically means that who and…
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Focusing Inward

It’s interesting how like energies send their vibrations and frequencies thru the air at the same time.  I read a lovely blog by my yoga teacher friend, Barrett (http://www.fivepointsyoga.com/blog/?p=555), on a public class in Copley Square in which she taught balancing and staying focused. I began teaching a restorative class 3…
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Carrot Soup with North African Spices

Adapted from Fields of Green by Annie Somerville Cumin and coriander with a hint of red pepper leaves a warm feeling in the back of your throat.  Fresh ginger, orange juice, and red pepper flakes make this soup shine.  Sweet potato creates a silkiness and just a hint of sweet.   A swirl of…
Nutrition, Recipes
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