My adoration of all yoga Esther may never die. Here she is with a 5 minute tutorial on how to do forearm stand. PinchaMayurasana.
Great shoulder strength builder. Inversion Play. Arm balance.
As I prep for 20+ hours of teaching Yin Yoga in the next few days I came across this site. The more yin I do, the more I want to know about these Meridian Lines. Things keep coming back to the Meridian Lines. It's very interesting. From Yin to acupuncture to massage and trigger points; these lines of energy are not discussed in "modern medicine" but there is way more value in ancient holistic ways than pill popping and cutting out parts of the body. IMHO.
Check this site out:
Or as I call it the "Elixir of Life Tea"
I'm sure I've posted this before. Here it is again as I've recently had a request for it. Because it's so fabulous.
You may drink in hot water solo andit is a tea on it's own or you can add a green tea bag so that it's tolerable to drink a green tea.
Two large tubers of Ginger.
Three or four small tubers of Tumeric (or three Tablespoons of turmeric powder if no root/tubers are available.
honey to taste after everything is done
Peel and cut into small bits the ginger and turmeric. Place in pan on stovetop with water (to cover and then some)
Bring to boil and then simmer for 45-60 minutes. Do not leave unattended for very long as you do need to add water or else you will burn it.
Keep about 1/2 to 3/4 inch water in the pan. Adding more when needed.
Set aside after the bits are soft.
Pour this into a blender when warm/cooled a bit and blend big time. The more you blend the less stringy the ginger will become.
Pour the slurry into a small glass jar with a lid. Add honey. I usually add 1/4 cup or so. I like it sweet.
Refrigerate unused portion. It will last 3+ weeks in the fridge.
Or how abou tthis for storing turemic tea? Pour a huge batch into ice cube trays. Freeze, then pop each turmeric ice cube into a containter and store in the freezer. It will last months and months! Just like your homemade salad dressing cubes.
Use one small teaspoon or cube at a time. Stir teaspoon into cup of hot water and enjoy.
I do not like green tea, so I add a green tea to the concoction and feel I am being super healthy.
If you can: take with a little bit of oil (cocount oil) and some black pepper as they mulitplies the absorption rate tremendously.
Want more information on the faulousness of turmeric? Check out this lady's info:
We know how important creeping up that ladder on the google search engine is. Here's a tip: get Google to recrawl your website. It's that simple. Put every single page on your website into their "fetch/fetch and render" for both desktop version AND Mobile.
WHY: This tells Google to go check out the page one more time. And they do. This is relevant! You may also do this for Bing but that's on a different site and it's easy too. Bing is another search engine some people use.
Why is it important to climb to page one on google? Becasue that's how people find you! You want to be found. Today it's all about the internet and search engines and Google is king of the search. This is how your customers will find you. If you had someone create your website, do not blog, nor ever update your site; you are missing out on a ton of potential clients becasue they do not know you exist. One easy way to keep Google interested in your site is to do this simple recrawl. Now get on it.
This does not take very long. Lots of copy and paste-ing. But worth it! You should be doing this often. So get on it.
Do all of this via the link below. There's easy to follow instructions too. Enjoy (If that's possible, but do it anyway)!
I was up at an even unholier early hour than usual and decided to do a bit of internet searching. After I had exhausted my search of "John Snow pics" I turned inward a tad and looked for some new quotes.
Here's two that spoke to me this am:
If You Forgot It All
What if, today, you forgot it all? What freedom would you feel?
What newness? What depths of experience might you discover?
The air, smell it!
A sky so blue, throw your hands into it.
A face, that stranger, is it your One True Love?
Embrace him! Kiss her. Don’t just fall in, leap!, hurl yourself into that love!
Imagine if, today, you forgot it all.
Would old habits become bold adventures? Might boring be a guise of mystery? The mundane, an invitation to wonder?
What if, today, you renounced all that you knew?
Celebrate the little things. Precious moments. Small victories.
A joyous chill down your spine; a smile you can’t stop with a frown.
Allow yourself to feel so bowled over, as if an angel has given you a shove,
see the sight you’ve seen ten-thousand times before,
today, so new, so unfamiliar, so Preciously Present.
That’s what makes life’s journey a miraculous string of happiness throughout the weeks and years.
A beautiful face you’ll never kiss. Dance with a stranger!
Relish little moments of victory; of success; of smart work, well done.
Honor the now.
Celebrate the instance of total peace, looking out upon that most beautiful landscape — you know, friend,
that scene the Mother painted with perfection;
the one you’ll surely never forget.
Look around when all is right, and say it aloud:
“All is right.”
The strange part is I'm not even sure I like John Snow.
Enjoy. Let me know if you use them in your classes and the student's comments.
Maybe leave John out of it. Totally up to you.
How to Naturally Remove Plaque and Tartar from Teeth
Plaque is a sticky, soft film of bacteria that builds up on your teeth.
When multiple layers of plaque combine with minerals present in your saliva, it hardens into a white, chalky calcified substance called tartar. Buy gross.
It create a breeding ground for bacteria that feed on sugars from the food you eat. Plus, it forms acid during this process that breaks down the tooth enamel, leading to dental cavities. Bacteria also produce toxins causing various periodontal (gum) problems.
Maintaining dental hygiene is key to preventing plaque and tartar buildup. You should:
Here are the top 10 ways to naturally remove plaque and tartar.
1. Oil Pulling helps remove plaque from teeth. Extra-virgin coconut oil is great for oil pulling because it is high in lauric acid that has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects.
A 2015 study published in the Nigerian Medical Journal suggests that oil pulling with coconut oil is effective at reducing plaque formation.
A 2014 study published in the International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences showed that guava leaf extract causes a reduction in the adhesion of early plaque. It has excellent antibacterial and biofilm-inhibition activity against Streptococcus mutans that cause dental plaque.
A 2014 study published in the Journal of Oral Health and Dental Management found that aloe vera demonstrates a similar effect on plaque and gingivitis compared with the benchmark control chlorhexidine mouthwash.
A 2014 study published in the Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology notes that an herbal mouth rinse containing clove, tea tree oil and basil reduced the microbial colony forming units, making it an effective antiplaque and antigingivitis agent.
White Vinegar. White vinegar contains acetic acid that can help prevent demineralization of enamel as well as prevent and reduce accumulation of plaque. It also has antibacterial properties.
A 2014 study published in the International Journal of Advanced Health Sciences suggests that a significant amount of dissolution of plaque dextran was observed in vinegar (4 percent acetic acid) as compared to distilled water and glycerin.
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Here's the article we talk of today about mat arrangements. I think it's trying to limit videos done this way.
I woke up this morning ready to take on the world. Then a tiny thought popped into my head. People who have pain don't wake like that. They cannot wake and wrestle the tiger. Today is a good day for me so the tigers nearby had better watch out.
For those feeling a little less than stellar may I be so bold as to recommend a site for some natural healing? Most doctors will not tell you about this possibly because they don't know anything about natural healing.
The link is below and it shows you how to make a castor oil compress or wrap. Castor oil can help with all sorts of muscular or joint pain. I usually do a wrap (with a heating pad is always better for me).
I need to take care of my knee, shoulder, back or wrist daily, I keep some by the toilet. When I use the bathroom I see it there. I put a few drops in my hand and warm it slightly with some frisky rubbing between hands. Then rub it into the joint that hurts. I do this in excess of 10 times a day sometimes on my knee, wrist, low back....you name it. It's even good for scars and hair growth.
Oil is messy so beware. Don't do this if you are wearing your favorite outfit. In my personal experience when I do this I feel better.
I also take a lot of turmeric (as it is the best anti-inflammatory out there).
Here's the site on how to make a pack. The Wellness Mama has great information on homemade cleaning supplies and many other more natural less toxic things:
For all of you who love AP and especially for the YTT students. Please review this great video on the spine. So much info easily presented by the wonderful people at Spine-Health.
Debbie Krejci E-RYT
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