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Yoga is a gentle and restorative way to wind down your day. A national survey found that over 55% of people who did yoga found that it helped them get better sleep. Over 85% said yoga helped reduce stress. You can use supportive props like bolsters, blankets, and blocks to make poses comfortable so that you can stay in the pose for longer and continue to breathe. 1. Wide-Knee Child’s Pose (Balasana) This resting pose provides a sense of calm and stability. Be cautious if you have hip or knee injuries. 2. Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana) This forward bend ..

15 Min 1 Servings 157 Cals INGREDIENTS 2 Zucchinis, peeled 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 cup water Salt and ground black pepper to taste DIRECTIONS 1. Cut lengthwise slices from zucchini using a vegetable peeler, stopping when the seeds are reached. Turn zucchini over and continue 'peeling' until all the zucchini is in long strips; discard seeds. Slice the zucchini into thinner strips resembling spaghetti. 2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir zucchini in the hot oil for 1 minute. Add water and cook until zucchini is sof ..

Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA Childhood aspiration: To work with dolphins and orcas . When and where was your first yoga class: Yoga works downtown HB When was the defining moment when you realized you wanted to teach yoga: When I realized all the amazing benefits it gave me physically and mentally and wanted to be able to help others. What is your teaching philosophy: Do what you can and try your hardest ! Don't judge yourself Every day is different . How long have you been teaching yoga: Not very long .  ..

WHEN DID YOU START YOGA AND WHERE? I started practicing 10 years ago at Yoga Tribe. It was called Huntington Beach Hot Yoga at the time, and Jason was my first instructor. HOW OFTEN DO YOU PRACTICE YOGA? I try to practice 3 times a week, and I’m currently participating in the 30 day challenge. I’m happy to say that I’ve attended every day so far. WHY DO YOU PRACTICE YOGA? I practice yoga to feel both mentally and physically better. I am able to focus on myself. WHAT ARE THE PRIMARY BENEFITS YOU EXPERIENCE? Yoga helps me relieve str ..

Nothing can be compared to the feeling of snuggling in a blanket on a chilly winter morning. Waking up lazily to a cup of hot coffee, sipping it while enjoying the mist outside the window, or chewing on nuts and dates in the evenings. Winter brings with it all these luxuries and more. However, it is also involuntarily accompanied by dry skin, chapped lips, body ache, cold, cough, viral infections, and joint pains. Not to forget a general dull and gloomy feeling, which is an unsolicited gift of the weather outside. Yoga can be your additional protective cover this winte ..

3 cups sliced fresh strawberries 1 cup sliced rhubarb stalks, thawed if frozen 1/4 cup chia seeds 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt Preparation Stir together all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring often and breaking fruit into smaller pieces, until juices have released and mixture is a jam like consistency, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely, about 1 hour. Spoon mixture into jars or a bowl. Serve immediately, or cover and  ..

“Every year I try eat better,” a yoga student Jen, told me in a frustration-tinged tone, “And I do really well for a while, but then I start to notice, around the end of February, that my old habits have come back and I’m eating candy bars again every day. I just don’t know how to make it stick.” Habits, whether good, bad or neutral, comprise much of our daily activity. Brushing your teeth, meditating and taking a shower are all habitual activities. But so is eating junk food, biting your nails, negative self-talk and spending too much time  ..

Chilled Soba in Cucumber Cups Makes one dozen, recipe is easily doubled 2 large cucumbers 4 ounces soba noodes (usually half a package) 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon sesame oil 3 green onions, very thinly sliced Peel the cucumbers and cut into rounds 1-inch to 1 1/2-inches thick. Scoop out the middles to create a cup. This is most easily done with a melon baller; you could also use a knife to make the initial cut and then use a grapefruit spoon or dinner spoon to hollow out the walls. Bring a pot  ..

Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA Childhood aspiration: to be a doctor When and where was your first yoga class: Huntington Beach Hot Yoga, April 2005 Who is your most influential teacher and why: I feel like I gain something from all the instructors I take class from, they have all influenced my teaching in some way big or small When was the defining moment when you realized you wanted to teach yoga: I knew how much I loved my practice and how it changed my life and I wanted to share that with others. How long have you been teaching yoga: 10 years  ..

WHEN DID YOU START YOGA AND WHERE? The first time I ever did yoga was almost 5 years ago when my wife Gail brought me to a hot yoga class at Yoga Tribe on my 52nd birthday. I had no idea what to expect but the workout was awesome and I’ve been hooked ever since HOW OFTEN DO YOU PRACTICE YOGA? When I first started I was only coming to class once per week but I eventually upped it to 2 times and now I’m a regular 3 times per week. I have always been doing the warrior flow classes but just about a month ago I was curious about the Dayton Method class as p ..