Category Archives: Walnut Creek

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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“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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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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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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Winter Essentials: Simple Ways to Use Aromatherapy for the Cold Season

Aromatherapy, the use of aromatic plant extracts and essential oils, is a simple and effective method to boost immunity, mood, and energy. Essential oils are popular for holistic treatments of issues ranging from bacterial infections to the winter blues. The … Continue reading

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Visualization: An Abundance Meditation

Whether or not we are able to tune into it everyday, this planet is so abundant in its beauty, peoples, resources, and elements. In our modern day society, the abundance around us can be easy to forget as we are … Continue reading

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Music Medicine: The Healing Properties of Sound

We all know that sound is intricately tied to our emotions. Whether we need to find energy, calm down, be introspective, or get silly – a song or melody can do the trick. In addition to emotions, there have been … Continue reading

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