Category Archives: Pleasant Hill

Surya Namaskar: Salute the Sun!

In Vinyasa yoga, Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation, is a sequence of yoga poses that is meant to energize, invigorate and rejuvenate the body. This sequence is a great way to start the day or to start your yoga practice. … Continue reading

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Beat the Heat: Chilled Zucchini + Mint Soup!

Summer is finally here! & the heat won’t let us forget it. Long and hot days make getting anything done that much more laborious and some days it’s unthinkable that you would want to use the oven or stand over … Continue reading

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Yoga Nidra: The Power of Yogic Sleep

The first time I experienced Yoga Nidra, I was hooked. It was the most relaxing, deep, and profound meditation that I had ever experienced. After the initially daze of coming out of such a calm state, I had such a … Continue reading

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“Shooooo”: The Healing Sound for Your Liver!

In QiGong and Chinese Medicine, practitioners believe that each one of our organs are not only associated with a physical element and an emotional feeling but also a specific sound. These sounds are made through breath work and are thought … Continue reading

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You’ll Want A Pizza This!: A Healthy Alternative for Your Pizza Cravings

Summer is on our heels! That means lots of sunshine, parties, and reasons to come together around tasty but not always the healthiest of foods. Of all comfort and party foods, I probably crave pizza the most. Warm, cheesy, flavorful … Continue reading

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We’re All For ‘Menting: The Health Benefits of Eating Fermented Foods! [+ Recipe]

We should all be able to name at a least a few fermented foods: pickles, beer, yogurt. However, most people don’t think of fermented foods as must-haves in the diet. Recently, fermented foods have been getting a lot of attention … Continue reading

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A Sweet Start to Spring: Quinoa & Sweet Potato Spinach Salad! [+ Cilantro Pesto]

We’re finally enjoying Spring days! Other than the great weather, I love the Spring season because we really get to freshen and brighten up our plates again. The farmers markets will start blooming with all kinds of colorful and tasty … Continue reading

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The Love Herb: Benefits of Hawthorn on the Heart [+ Tea Recipe!]

Hawthorn has been touted for thousands of years as a powerful heart medicine. The bright red berry and its leaves grow on a deciduous shrub and comes to harvest in the Fall. It’s a great cardiac medicine and is able … Continue reading

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“Beeting” Winter: A Sweet + Refreshing Apple, Beet, & Carrot Slaw!

Root vegetables are the stars of the winter season. Without these earthy and satiating veggies, it’d be so difficult to build up the immunity and warmth we need to get through the cold months smoothly. Although roasting tubers and roots … Continue reading

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Abhyanga: The Ancient Method of Self-Massage

For this blog, we had an Ayurvedic Health Coach, Micayla Kuehn, write and share the many health benefits of using the ancient technique of self-massage and oiling! In today‚Äôs society, we are often so busy that we rarely make time … Continue reading

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