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How to Detox Without Losing Weight

What is the Detox Opportunity for the Skinny Yogini? Detox is a concentrated time where we try new habits on. Changing habits is hard. During a detox we change a lot of habits all at once. These habit changes aren’t meant to be sustainable. The shift is a Great Leap Forward. We have a great leap. A massive reset. And from this new seat we decide that which is worth maintaining in the day to day.

Listen to the video where Beth and I uncover the opportunity for her to reset her physiology in tune with the rest she needs. We work out an easy plan for her to use the yogidetox to reset:

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Compelling Conversation

Today I had the lovely opportunity to have a compelling conversation with Dr. Claudia Welch and the Healthier Hormones community we have created together. We let the Shakti lead a beautiful and compelling conversation into greater integrity in our bodies and in our lives. Listen to our compelling conversation

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Are you asking the wrong question?

The Wrong Question:

“My friend has MS – Is there anything Ayurveda can do for her?”

… a quick interview of Dr. Claudia Welch explains why this is the WRONG QUESTION. The short easy question to ask to any good holistic practitioner puts a huge burden on the practitioner. For to aptly answer this question, the practitioner needs to ask … Read more

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Resolve to be Useful

I’ve been noticing the conversation “out there” about resolutions. The tide seems to be shifted away from resolutions (argument: they don’t work) and towards something else. The something else isn’t well articulated. Here is my two cents:

Humans are part of a cyclical planet. Cycles have pulsation. Resolve is part of the pulsation. If we don’t take time out to … Read more

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The Yogi’s Dharma + the Holy Daze

Most western yogis are situated in a crux during the month of December. The more yoga we do the more aparigraha, a yogic tenet of non-greed, non-attachment, and non-hoarding, takes root. The Yogi’s heart stops associating the feeling of lack with materials need, and starts to associate the feeling of lack with disconnect from the Universal.

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Why Yogis Snort Oil

I was 26 years old… raised on the S.A.D. diet. I was a first year student on the way to becoming an Ayurvedic Practitioner. I had horrible seasonal allergies and recurrent migraines.

I elected to do Pancha Karma training as part of my Ayurvedic training. (Pancha Karma the vedic system of detox and disease extraction). In the PK training, I … Read more

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Eat Green in Yoga Journal

Desiree Rumbaugh and I are psyched to be in the March 2013 edition of Yoga Journal for our Eat Green Challenge. Check out p. 37-44 – the article by Lavinia Spalding called Crunch Time: Revitalize yourself with a plant-based eating plan that celebrates fruits and veggies. Also, Des and I want to get a shout out to our dear old friend and colleague, Stacey Rosenberg, who is the “student” of Eat Green in the article.

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Unschooling, Yoga, and raising children evolutionaries

A little over a year ago my husband, my child and I decided we wanted to live part time in Mexico for the next phase of our lives together. We committed to the vision by buying a small condo right at at surf break. We knew we were stepping outside the norm of education when we made this decision – as we haven’t found a school with a drop-in policy yet. We all like to ski and ride bikes and surf. Because I can work from anywhere, and my husband has a reliable manager for his business, we are location independent.

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In this 20 minute video Dr. Claudia Welch and I discuss the basics of diaphragmatic breathing that must proceed the practice of any kind of conscious breathing practice. I also delve deep into the dangers and benefits of pranayama. And talk about balancing on your thumb.

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How to indoor garden

I know you know why you might want to grow you own food… or take your food growing to the next level. I interviewed Peter Burke to find out from the pro what I can do easily to grow food through the winter. Peter published Indoor Gardening. He spends about 2 minutes a day tending his indoor garden, and … Read more
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