Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Doing good to all

Sometime in your life, hope that you might see one starved man, the look on his face when the bread finally arrives. Hope that you might have baked it or bought or even kneaded it yourself. For that look on his face, for your meeting his eyes across a piece of bread, you might be willing to lose a lot, or suffer a lot, or die a little, even. ~Daniel Berrigan

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Craniosacral Therapy Training II

I have just come back from my second training and wanted to share more information on what this technique is. So, here it is from the Upledger Institute...
CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.

Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.

By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:

Migraine Headaches
Chronic Neck and Back Pain
Motor-Coordination Impairments
Central Nervous System Disorders
Orthopedic Problems
Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
Infantile Disorders
Learning Disabilities
Chronic Fatigue
Emotional Difficulties
Stress and Tension-Related Problems
Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-Surgical Dysfunction

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Living Life

Life is a building. It rises slowly, day by day, through the years. Every new lesson we learn lays a block on the edifice which is rising silently within us. Every experience, every touch of another life on ours, every influence that impresses us, every book we read, every conversation we have, every act of our commonest days adds to the invisible building.
- J. R. Miller

Friday, June 25, 2010

Use your creative ideas

If you don't follow through on your creative ideas, someone else will pick them up and use them.
When you get an idea of this sort, you should jump in with both feet, not just stick your toe in the water...
Be daring, be fearless, and don't be afraid that somebody is going to criticise you or laugh at you. If your ego is not involved no one can hurt you.
Guru R.H.H

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Recipe to Cleanse

Ocean Veggie Stir Fry
1–2 tablespoons sesame or olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 cup root vegetables (carrots, parsnips, winter squash, burdock), julienned or sliced thin
1/2 cups arame or hijiki seaweed, soaked for 20 minutes
1/3 cup apple juice
1/2 cup corn kernels, frozen
1/2 cup other vegetables (such as broccoli, snow peas, string beans), chopped
1 tablespoon soy sauce

1.In a medium to large frying pan, heat oil over medium heat, and sauté onion for 1 minute. Add root vegetables, and cook for 3 to 6 minutes.
2.Place seaweed in the frying pan with apple juice and just enough water to cover. Cover, lower heat, and let simmer for 20 minutes. You may need to check on the liquid level and adjust.
3.Uncover, and add remaining vegetables and soy sauce. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes until water evaporates.

Morning Quote

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. ~Elwyn Brooks White

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Live your Life

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.-- Buddha
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. -- Buddha

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Give your dreams a chance

Sometimes when we dream, we try so hard to make the dream come true we miss our goal. We don't wait until the dream has a chance to evolve and come true. We force the situation and fall short of the final goal. That's when we should learn to give the dream a chance and give it to God. God will take good care of it and lead you down the road of hope. If you listen, the truth will be told to you. Listen to your own gut and do what it is telling you. God will tell you to move in the direction you are hoping for or he will put a bad feeling in your heart and that is when we need to listen and let God and go in the direction he is leading us. If God puts you down a path you are unsure of, it is probably because his plan is better than yours. So go ahead, listen to your heart and follow your dreams and Gods plan for you. God is always on your side.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Midwest Yoga Conference

Katie and I had a great time in Chicago at the Midwest Yoga Conference! There we learned more about restorative yoga, yoga therapy, Thai Yoga Massage, Yoga in general, arm balancing poses and much more. We got to meet some of the best in Yoga and listen to their stories. They shared with us their stories and wisdom to help us grow in our own practice and in our teaching practice. We are eager to show you all the great stuff we learned! We're happy to offer you more opportunities to grow in your yoga practice.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Fruit Flush Diet By Krisha McCoy, MS

The Fruit Flush diet is a three-day detox diet designed by nutritionist Jay Robb to cleanse your system and help you lose weight. This detox diet plan claims to help you lose up to nine pounds in just three days, conquer food addition, and jump-start your diet and exercise program.

The Fruit Flush Diet: Basics

The Fruit Flush diet is a severe three-day detox session during which you will:

Drink at least 12 glasses of bottled or filtered water each day
Avoid non-water beverages, including coffee and tea
Eat any type of fresh fruits (no frozen, dried, or canned fruits), preferably organic
Have salad in the evening — all non-starchy, preferably organic, vegetables
Avoid exercising
Consume supplemental protein drinks
The Fruit Flush Diet: Pros

The main strength of the Fruit Flush diet is that it encourages you to eat fresh fruits and vegetables, which are an essential part of a healthful diet.

"Fruit is one of the healthiest foods in the world," says dietitian Katherine Tallmadge, RD, national spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association and author of Diet Simple: 192 Mental Tricks, Substitutions, Habits and Inspirations. "The more fruits and vegetables people eat, the healthier they are, and usually the thinner they are," she says.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Nice things you can do for yourself

1. Plan some fun. Check your local paper for all the fun acitivities!
2. Express your creativity. Whatever you love to do. Do it better!
3. Get outside no matter what the sky brings to you.
4. (My favorite) Let music take you higher!
5. Walk a dog.
6. Volunteer. Go to the local dog shelter to volunteer to walk a dog!
7. Change will do you good. Change a room in your house.
8. Plan a party.
9. Plan a personal spa and relaxation day.
10. Reach out to friends & family.
11. Practice yoga!
12. Get a massage!
I am true to most of this stuff. Sometimes life can be hard and we need a little boost. Take on some of this advice!