What is YOGA?
Clearing up some misconceptions about Yoga and Asana.
I just got back from a big power walk/run and then hit my mat for some asana. i’m in a bit of “training” for an adventure that we have coming up so have been increasing my daily workouts and checking in with my diet.
Today though, I want to talk about some misconceptions some may have about Yoga and Asana.
1. Some people don’t think that yoga is very challenging, that we are just sitting around OMing. This is completely not true. There are many different yoga styles some more challenging than others. However, In all of the yoga postures we keep our entire body engaged, holding postures so that each of our muscles get worked. Then as we move through postures we use our arms to hold up our entire body weight, instead of isolating 1 muscle and using a certain amount of weight to pump.
2. The other misconception is that Yoga is ONLY about exercise...
An homage to the energy vortexes that run along our shushumna. ROYGBIV
1 red pepper sliced fine
2 cups carrot shredded
1 yellow pepper sliced fine
1 bunch green onion sliced fine
1 bunch parsley rough chopped
1/2 cup dried blueberries
2 cups beets shredded
1 small purple cabbage shredded
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup Dijon mustard
2/3 cup apple cider vinegar
Ground pepper lots
2/3 cup olive oil
Whisk together dressing ingredients, check seasoning and adjust salt and pepper levels. Toss the kaleidoscope of crunchy bounty in a large bowl with the dressing. Serve the slaw in a clear glass bowl to enjoy the rainbow.
Recipe designer – Vicky Gosse
Photo credit – Georgia Gosse
A slap from chilies, the sting of lime, hugged by peanut butter and a ginger kiss!!!
Kohlrabi Noodle Bowl
6 kohlrabi bulbs, peeled and spiralized or grated
6 tablespoons peanut butter
3 Tbs. rice wine vinegar
3 Tbs. low sodium soy sauce
1/2 Tbs. sesame oil
1 tsp. sriracha (more or less, depending on heat preference)
2 cloves garlic, grated
2 inch-long knob ginger, grated
1 lime zested and juiced
Red chili finely sliced as much as you dare
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
1/4 cup chopped Thai basil
Combine all sauce ingredients in a skillet over low-medium heat. Stir constantly – the aim is to reduce the sauce to a thick paste, and the sauce will burn quickly. Once the sauce is sticky, ooey and gooey , add the kohlrabi noodles and toss for about 5-7 minutes, or until the noodles are tender. Garnish with sesame seeds, carrots, cucumber, nuts, basil, scallions, and chili to taste.
Recipe designer –...
Happy Mothers Day to all of the mothers out there, as well as the feminine healing energy that our world needs right now. Notice the importance of mother energy and lets fully value it as we see it’s worth in our lives and everyone on this planet.
Here is your 3 – card oracle reading for this next week with a nod to Mothers, Mother Energy and your HerStory!
BODY: CHANTING– Sound . Vibration
Chanting allows the molecules of our body to tingle, expand and heal all of our HerStories.
MIND: COBBLER/BUTTERFLY– Opening . Transformation
Open up to all the healing energy of the 2nd chakra. Transforming and accepting our goddess, feminine energy or being a yogini.
SPIRIT: 3rd EYE CHAKRA– Intuition . Purpose . Perception
Yes you have the answers within you already. What is your soul saying to you on how to heal your Herstory. See the value of all the great things that you do and bring to your family and community.
Love and Namaste,
What a whirlwind trip Vicky and I were on to Toronto and New York for yoga conferences. I want to begin with us collectively sending love and prayers to our country. On the day we left for Toronto, jersey’s were worn showing Humbolt that we are all feeling their loss. The restaurant we went for dinner in downtown Toronto had a hockey stick leaning at their entrance. Then tragically on the day we left Toronto to come home, we hear about a van that killed and injured many pedestrians. With all of this going on, how and why do we want to stay connected to our purpose?
It is more important than ever to step up into your purpose or dharma. Our intuition is our soul speaking to us and we need to take action towards what we are meant to do in this lifetime. I know it’s scary and we often don’t know what we are suppose to do. We don’t know what our purpose is or why we are being guided to do certain things. We need...