Wednesdays June 26 – August 28, 2013
Movements are coordinated with the breath and designed to help students of all levels advance in their practice.
Bring your yoga mat, wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to Feel Better Now!
As a vegetarian, you’re less likely to have high blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disease or type 2 diabetes. But how do vegans get Vitamin B12? Do fermented soy products, amasake rice drink, or umeboshi plums provide significant B12? What about the soil on unwashed veggies?
Many foods reported as good B-12 sources are tested with methods that measure B-12 analogues (which block the absorption of active B-12, thereby causing B-12 deficiency). Those methods misrepresent true B-12 content.
The Vegetarian Health Institute recently interviewed Michael Klaper, a vegan MD, about this provocative topic. Normally, only the Institute’s paying students get access to this interview. But for a few days, they’re making it available to my e-mail subscribers. To listen to (or download) the recording, click here now.
The passage of more and more baby boomer yogis, teachers as well as students, into and past middle age has sparked interest in creating a new kind of peer yoga community as well.
Desirée Rumbaugh, a longtime yoga teacher who passed the 50-year mark a few years ago, started a class in Del Mar, Calif., aimed at yoga veterans 50 and over. Called Wisdom Warriors, it was intended to offer veteran yogis the chance to keep learning in an environment that is comfortable and encouraging.
“People want to be pushed, but not in the same way they did in their 30s,” she said. “They want a little slower pace.”
Slower pace or not, Ms. Rumbaugh includes a full range of poses in her classes, including backbends and inversions.
For the full article New York Time Health/Science
The books are closed on a tumultuous 2012. My heart is saddened when I think of the suffering some beings must endure. While we have all been touched by loss, grief and pain this year, we are also each participants and witnesses to the birthing of something new. The wise ones tell us that it is only when the pain becomes unbearable that real and lasting change can take root.
Change is most certainly in the air. Nearly everywhere we look we see the dissolution of out-dated perceptions. When the ground beneath our feet begins to shift its only natural to lose our balance and spend some time in a place of fear. I am grateful that Life has given us the practice of yoga and meditation which helps us find our center. It offers us a connection to ourselves, to community, to nature, to spirit. We are ushering in a new era of understanding, one requiring each of us to look honestly at ourselves and the world we are creating. We are being offered an invitation to grow.
2013 is the time to let go of the stressful habits of worrying about the future and clinging to limited thinking. We are lucky to be alive at this time. It is the end of an era of division and the beginning of an era of unity. Open yourself to faith and creativity and be part of the solution. Look to the future through the eyes of the younger generation and you can already see glimpses of a more cooperative, connected future. Rapidly advancing technology, greener energy and ever changing ideas about how to live together are emerging daily. We humans are a resourceful bunch!
I look forward to my time with you all this year. I treasure the empowerment, self-reflection and renewal that happens at each gathering.
Thank you Desiree Raumbaugh…
Lots of famous faces are choosing a Vegan / Macrobiotic and Feeling Better than ever! You can too!
Make easy changes to your diet. Learn how with a couple Personal Nutritional Counseling Session.
Know for yourself how much lighter and magical your life can be.
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With the holiday season here, chances are your time-strapped are not taking enough time to rest. One of the most simple and profound ways to help reset your nervous systems & recharge your batteries is by indulge in Savasana, aka “corpse pose” a pose regarded by many yoga teachers as the most important of all. It can make a world of difference to practice Savasana every day, especially after time on your mat or out hiking.