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Yoga Nidra @ Wisdom Flow Yoga

Yoga Nidra @ Wisdom Flow Yoga

Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation that deeply relaxes and attunes the body-mind organism, connecting to a state of One-ness. Through gentle, easy-to-follow breath and body awareness techniques, while remaining alert and conscious, we connect to the mystical and extraordinary powers of the Third Eye - The center where visions become reality, intuition and creativity flows, and health is naturally restored. Yoga Nidra is for everyone! You can’t do it wrong! The most important thing is to stay awake and even if you fall asleep you will still receive benefits. Join us in...
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Rainy Day Spicy Pumpkin Loaf

Rainy Day Spicy Pumpkin Loaf

It is rainy in Olinda at 4000 ft. – clouds embracing the yurt. Perfect day for baking and other indoor creative projects, I have mostly been looking at recipes… A warm slice of Pumpkin Loaf was very welcomed around noon with a cup of tea, the recipe went close to this: 1 1/2 cups Gluten-free Flour (Almond, Bob Mill’s Gluten-free baking mix and Brown Rice) 2 tablespoons Flax Seed, finely ground 1 tablespoon Cinnamon 1 teaspoon Baking Powder 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda 1/4 teaspoon ground Cloves 1/8 teaspoon each ground Cardamom and Nutmeg pinch each Sea Salt...
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Letting go of fear

Letting go of fear

Mmmm…It is great being back on Maui, enjoying the cooler weather. My morning walks in the forest are more invigorating with the lower temperatures and damp air… In the last month, one of the intentions that I am working with during Yoga Nidra is letting go of fear-based structures that are holding me back from Life effortlessly flowing through me, not allowing the full expansion of “my” Soul’s expression. In the forest, I challenge myself, balancing on fallen logs, varying my tempo and hanging from tree branches. There is a thick tree that...
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5 Ways to Ground Vata

5 Ways to Ground Vata

Autumn is here, bringing an increase in wind and cooler weather. Therefore also a time where Vata disturbances are felt (comprised of the elements of Air & Ether). 5 Ways to Ground Vata as the temperatures continue to drop… * Daily Self-Massage w/ Oil: Sesame, Almond or Olive Oil…if not full body, massage the feet before bed * Relax in a Warm Bath w/ Calming Essential Oils of Lavender, or enjoy a foot bath at night * Eat a diet of Moist, Warm and Easy-to-Digest, mostly Cooked Foods like Dahl and other Soups * Sip Herbal Teas: Licorice Root, Ginger...
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Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is an ancient meditation technique that connects to the body’s innate healing wisdom. The technique I practice and share is unique and developed by Master Yogi Amrit Desai, called The Integrative Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra. Practicing this very restorative meditation form has for me been transformational, and I am amazed with its subtle yet powerful effects as they continue to unfold — Moment to moment, I feel more rooted in the vast inner Stillness, and much less reactionary, and when I do react, I catch it much quicker. Old conditioned...
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Organizing Spices + Pantry

Organizing Spices + Pantry

As we cleanse our bodies and prepare for Winter, it is nice to also go through your pantry and spices to give back to the Earth what has expired and stock up on items to use in heartier dishes. This can be a fun creative project! Use a label maker for bulk items stored in glass jars like various Grains, Pulses, Teas etc., and for smaller spice shakers use adhesive labels (found at OfficeMax). I hand write the content, but these labels can also be put through a printer. It is a good idea to date bulk items. Store flours in the freezer in freezer zip lock bags and date...
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Beets – to Support Bile Flow

Beets – to Support Bile Flow

Autumn is the season to cleanse from the heat of summer, and prepare the human organism for the heavier denser foods of winter along with, in colder climates, more indoor- inward activities like writing, reading, different arts and crafts. Healthy bile flow is needed to process fattier foods and aid the liver in detoxifying. Beets, especially taken raw, support the flow of bile. Grated beet with a simple vinaigrette of lemon and flax oil tastes great, or slices steamed taken as is or added to salads when cool. Stay in the...
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Gluten Free Zucchini Bread

Gluten Free Zucchini Bread

Celebrating my new living situation, I served dishes inspired from the abundant garden: Tarts loaded with Herbs and Greens, Herbs-Green Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette, Cherry Tomatoes, Hard boiled Eggs and Zucchini Bread. The Zucchini Bread was a big hit! Zucchini Bread Makes 2 9 x 5-inch loaves 4 Eggs 1 cup Sugar 1/2 cup Almond Milk 1/2 cup Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin Cold pressed 1 1/2 tsps. Vanilla Extract 3 cups lightly packed grated Zucchini Zest from 1 small Orange 3 cups Gluten-Free Flour* 1 tsp. each Baking Soda & Baking Powder 1/4 tsp. each Nutmeg &...