Yin Yoga Posture Sleeping Swan and Yin Yoga Posture Pigeon Pose with modifications

Yin Yoga Posture Sleeping Swan and Yin Yoga Posture Pigeon Pose with modifications

The yin yoga posture of sleeping swan pose or pigeon pose creates external rotation in the front leg, and targets the quads and hip flexors. It’s also a backbend which compresses the lower back and can help maintain the health of the lower spine..

Sleeping swan pose primarily targets the Liver, Gall Bladder, spleen, Stomach, Kidney and Urinary Bladder meridians.

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How to Improve Your Sleep Naturally

How to Improve Your Sleep Naturally

Of course we all occasionally have a night where we can’t sleep very well. But when a lack of sleep becomes a more regular occurrence it can create all kinds of issues with your mood, immunity and hormonal system. If you can’t lose those extra pounds, if you tend towards anxiety, or depression or if you wish your skin would clear up you’ll want to watch this.

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Wellness Wednesday :: Building Immune Strength

Wellness Wednesday :: Building Immune Strength

The season of fall is a time when the strength of our immune system can be especially important. In fact, ancient eastern systems named the season of autumn as the time of year when protecting our immune system was particularly important. In today's video I discuss how to keep your immune system strong and how to stay healthy during this seasonal transition.

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Seasonal Cycles :: Expand into Summer

Seasonal Cycles :: Expand into Summer

According to Chinese Medicine the season of summer is related to the fire element and Heart energy. Ayurveda (the medical system of India) also tells us there is an increase in pitta or fire this time of year. Fire is the most yang element. It is connected to heightened activity, expansion, connection and expression. The Heart which is related to fire governs the spirit and circulation of blood. When the Heart or fire element is disturbed we may experience anxiety, insomnia, a feeling of heat or skin eruptions. 

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Wellness Wednesday :: How to Heal and Strengthen your Digestion

Wellness Wednesday :: How to Heal and Strengthen your Digestion

This past weekend here in Canada it was Thanksgiving. I was actually in Colorado on the weekend celebrating a friends wedding which was a wonderful opportunity to reflect on all that I am grateful for!

I love celebrating by taking the time to give thanks and enjoy the abundant harvest of early fall. There are so many things I love about this time of year - here in my cabin in the woods I've been enjoying stoking the wood fire stove first thing in the morning as I sit down to write, the particular color of light as it plays against the changing leaves, and the warmth of making delicious meals from a new yummy cookbook I recently found (look out for recipes coming soon!).

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