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Health and Hygiene

Good Posture For…Smart Phoning

Good Posture: Standing, Sitting, and….Smart Phoning??? That’s right, good posture is no longer limited to standing and sitting – now it is related with smart phoning as well. Check out this graphic: Courtesy of Surgical Technology International 0 degrees = 10 – 12 lbs 15 degrees = […]

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Smoothies here we go…

Ok – so the Smoothie Challenge is officially off and running… First we hear from Lori who now resides up in PA: My husband and I have been making green smoothies every day since December. It’s great! I have to admit that I have more of a […]

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How Yoga Helps Overcome Scoliosis: A Personal Story

For this month’s Vishvasa Challenge, we hear from Tina… I would like to share my challenge on the mat: I have scoliosis and have for years struggled with back pain due to this condition. I have had traditional physical therapy, exercises which were prescribed by doctors, chiropractic […]

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The Locally Grown (& Eaten) Challenge: Aug ’14

This just might be the most sumptuous challenge yet. We do not get too many months a year of locally grown food so we might as well turn it into a challenge. Take time each day or each week to eat locally grown produce: Fruits, vegetables, herbs […]

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Deep Sleep: How Do You Prepare Yourself?

This post is a potpourri of some discussions we’ve had in classes this week and links sleep with the yogic concept of santosh. So this fits in with this month’s Sanskrit Challenge as we explore the Sanskrit term santosh and its practical applications, especially with regards to […]

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Scenes From Fasting Challenge

It has been a joy hearing all your tales and engagements with the Fasting Challenge. Some fasting old-timers like Annie shared how they were easily able to get back in the saddle, and others like Merinda had spirited tales to tell – and then some. Another aspect […]

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Following Dr’s Orders – Strictly

When post-op for a meniscus (knee) repair one must follow the doctor’s orders very strictly. The surgeon gave the instruction to keep the leg elevated – and Kirk is doing just that, albeit in revolved half-moon with a staff! The surgery was Friday, i.e. a mere 4 […]

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Fasting Challenge: April 2014

April is upon us and with it – The Fasting Challenge. Here we are going to embrace fasting in the broadest sense of the term. By replacing certain food choices for healthier ones, we aim to make the body & mind cleaner, lighter, and more pure. So […]

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Student Spotlight: Liz

Here following we feature Liz in the latest in our student spotlight series. To date most of the Student Spotlights have been podcasts, This is different as I asked Liz if she was interested in writing a guest blog post about her experiences – and the project […]

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Veggie Challenge Videos

Here is a selection of videos that you may find helpful in advancing your course on this month’s Veggie Challenge. One film not mentioned below but highlighted earlier on this blog is Forks Over Knives, which is a highly compelling and extremely informative piece – and I […]

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