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Best Preventive Measure for Back Pain: Movement

Best Prevention for Back Pain: Exercise A regular yoga practice is arguably the tool for preventing and remedying back pain.  The below link to an NPR report (Jan 12, 2016) finds that of all the different modalities and preventive measures for back pain, one stands tall against the […]

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My Veggie Challenge This Thanksgiving

Veggie Challenge on Thanksgiving Check out this pre-historic looking cruciferous vegetable…. Today is purnima – the full moon – so it is a fasting day according to the yogic system. Tomorrow morning I shall break fast in the usual manner to get a proper cleansing of the […]

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Veggie Dish Challenge: Nov 2015

Veggie Dish Challenge: Nov 2015 A great time to share healthy, tasty eating with friends and family. How it works: For the month of November 2015, we shall embark on the Veggie Dish Challenge. It is very simple. During the course of month, prepare a plant-based dish and […]

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Gardening & Fall Foraging Talk – Thurs, Oct 8

Fall Foraging Favorites Thursday, October 8, 2015, 6:45p – 8:p Deale Community Library Join local Naturalist Lindsay Hollister to celebrate some of our area’s best fall foraged foods. We will learn about several common plants and discuss recipes while tasting a variety of snacks made from each. […]

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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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