The First Primary Food

Wednesday, 10 June 2015 by

In my last blog post I talked about Primary Foods and Bio-Individuality. How we are each unique. Each of us enjoys different foods. Primary Foods, on the other hand, are universal to all of us. When our Primary Foods are in balance, we enjoy a state of health and happiness. The foods we eat affect

A few weeks ago I wrote an article showing the similarities between the Ashtanga and Bikram Yoga practices. My friend, Amanda Manfredi, is an accomplished Acro Yoga teacher. She practices daily Mysore (traditional style ashtanga practice) at Tim Miller in Leukadia, CA. After reading my post on Facebook she asked in a comment if I

We are all different. The food that can be uplifting to one person, can be detrimental to another. What you enjoy today could become what you avoid tomorrow. Joshua Rosenthal founder of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition defines this as ‘bio-individuality.’ Recognizing that we are each unique, the food that we intake is secondary to

Protein Confuses Many People

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 by

  Protein confuses many people. Should I eat meat or should I not eat meat? Should I only eat fish or can I get my protein from vegetables? Every person is different, and every person responds to food differently. More important is to accept that as we age, our tastes and preferences could and will

  The Top Grain Award Goes To…. We shifted from Hunter-Gatherer society to Farming many many years ago. And ever since then, whole grains have been a central component of our nutrition. Back then, when we ate off the land, people were lean and had strong bodies. In North and South America, corn was the

—— Oxygen. The invisible wind that keeps us alive. Oxygen. In yoga it is called ‘Prana’ or life force. Oxygen. Do you know how we get it? What do you remember form High School Biology? Can you recall what photosynthesis is about? Photosynthesis. The process where green plants convert Sun energy into Oxygen. Not the

The Power of Water

Wednesday, 06 May 2015 by

————- You already know what to eat. Eat breakfast, eat smaller meals, avoid eating too late. Reduce processed food and eliminate refined sugar. You already know what to drink. Less carbonate sugar drinks (Red Bull unfortunately will not give your wings, but an ulcer) Moderate in alcohol You know the value of green juices, the

3 Insights into Samadhi

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 by

The word ‘Samadhi’ first appears in an ancient text called Maitrayani Upanishad, more than 2000 years ago. Unlike the English language where every word has a direct meaning, Sanskrit is a poetic language where sounds express concepts rather than singular connotation. Reflecting on the two primary sounds that comprise our word of choice we can get