Watch the Sunrise/Sunset, Walk in the Dirt and Get Healthy!

Can you imagine being a solar powered individual,  deriving all your energy from the sunrise or sunset?  Never needing to eat?  As wild as it sounds, one individual, Mira Hanek, has been doing so since 1995, with great health success, and he lectures around the world on the power of Sun Gazing to heal the mind, body and spirit.  Hanek's beliefs center on the direct connection of the eye to the hypothalamus and pineal gland, an endocrine organ which produces melatonin.  Dr.

New Year, New Beginnings!

Let’s get it right from the beginning of the day!

 The breakfast is called the most important meal of the day for a reason. What you eat and how much you eat in the early hours sets the tone for the rest of the day. And yes, you should, indeed, eat a breakfast like a king.First things first: never skip a breakfast. You do not want to “diet” or starve through the day, you want to nurture your body, virtually build the “bricks” which create your body and make it stronger. Which means, you have to fuel your body’s cells appropriately for all the hard work they are doing!


Today I Get Fit - Ok, that was cheesy right, but after my workout today something hit me.  I am fit, but today I worked out like I needed to get fit!!  It doesn't matter what day or shape you are in, make the committment to move, be active and take the approach as it is your first workout (even if it is not).I want to hear from you, email me your questions, ideas, suggestions

How to Grocery Shop (A Yoga Perspective More than a Shopping List)

If you were hunting or gathering in the forest a couple of thousand years ago you would need to adopt a practice of taking great care of the plants that were poisenous, and the animals that considered you as a potential meal. While a bear or a lion is unlikely to jump on you from behind the bakery counter there are plenty of traps and poisens. The same self protective way of being is helpful when you food shop today. 

Resolution #1

As part of my New Years resolutions, last night my focus was on playing with my daughter.  Small step, but I felt that she appreciated the time that we were together a bit more than if I had just been sitting there distracted.  I made dinner but took consistent beaks to sit with her and see what she was up to.  At the time, she was working on a scrapbook of our family, which was very sweet and cute and yes, I’ll take some credit for this niceness as the byproduct of the “new” parenting.   

Let's review carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are an essential part of your diet. Diets that eliminate carbs are reduce carb's too much will be setting you up for failure in the long term. Your body needs carbs, just like it needs protein and fat. As a society, many times we are eating refined sugar (carbs) and this is where we can go wrong. The right type of complex carbs would be whole-grain breads, whole-grain rice, sweet potatoes, and legumes. Some simple carbohydrates wrapped in fiber, are very healthy for you.
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