Tag Archives: Foundations of Health

Natural Movement: Squat pose

While its true that a yoga practice does not provide all the movement a body needs, it does provide most of the natural human movements including the squat. What’s the big deal about squatting? Share this:ShareFacebookPrintEmail

Posted in Class extras, Expectations 2016 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Myth-busting: Yoga is the only kind of movement I need

Yoga is the only kind of movement one needs. Is that true? Let’s look at a standard, garden-variety yoga class: inside a room, on a mat, for about an hour, two or three times a week. The student moves forward, … Continue reading

Posted in Expectations 2016 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Heart Month: 7 Symptoms Women Ignore

Heart attack symptoms are not unisex.  In an article published this month in Prevention Magazine, women may experience these seven symptoms that are warning signs that a heart attack may be on the horizon. 1.  Fatigue  –Weeks before a heart attack … Continue reading

Posted in Class extras | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

#1 Factor to prevent heart disease

In class today we recapped the last of the foundation of health: stress. I discussed a book I had read many years ago from Dr. Dean Ornish. I believe the book is called “Dr Dean Ornish’s program for reversing heart … Continue reading

Posted in Class extras | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Calcium and Iron testing

These tests are easy and then if you are deficient you can check that your supplements have these 2 minerals. If you are not deficient in iron it is best to avoid supplements that do have iron. Don’t take iron … Continue reading

Posted in Class extras | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Taking care of your liver

The liver’s main function is to filter toxins and excessive or poor quality fatty acids.  When we take in more chemicals or fats than the liver can handle, it stores them.  One way of releasing these stored toxins and fats … Continue reading

Posted in Class extras | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Herxheimer effect

Sometimes the detoxing process can bring on the feeling that you are coming down with a cold. This means that it’s working.   It’s called the herxheimer effect. It’s because toxins are coming from the tissues into the blood stream, … Continue reading

Posted in Class extras | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Detoxing

Have you ever noticed that sometimes when you have a cold or flu, or you have been fasting for a day you have a white or yellow coating on your tongue?  English doesn’t have a name for this but Ayurvedic … Continue reading

Posted in Class extras | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Living Foods foundation

Another foundation for good health is living foods. A wide subject, but Leslie will focus this week on a recipe including all awesome foods but giving details about apples and soluble fiber. The recipe: Millet Breakfast Muesli 1C cooked millet … Continue reading

Posted in Class extras | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Sleep and aging

Knowing what is normal as we age is helpful to avoid thinking something is wrong.  Just like its helpful to know changes that happen in our children and their growth, its helpful to know what’s coming up for adult bodies. … Continue reading

Posted in Class extras | Tagged , | Leave a comment