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Quote of the Month

"From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life."

                           ~ Arthur Ashe

Recipe of the month

Quinoa Pilaf ~
Try it, it's really good.
Quinoa (Pronounced "Keen Wa") is a high protein, highly nutritious grain that is cooked similar to rice. You can find it in most grocery stores or in the bulk section of your health food store.

I cup of quinoa
1 chopped Celery Stalk
1 chopped Green Onion
I tsp of Oil
I/4 cup of chopped red beet stalks (optional)

1 can of vegetable or chicken broth

Heat oil in a skillet. Add celery, green onion and beet stalks. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Rinse quinoa and put into skillet to lightly toast. After one minute add your broth and bring to a boil. Once this boils, lower the temperature to low, you will see a slow bubbling. Cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes. This is great served with steamed veggies or as a side dish for just about anything. Enjoy!

Asana of the month:

Intense Spread
Leg Stretch
Prasarita Padottanasana

(Prah - sah - REE - tah -
Pah - doe - tahn - AHH- sanna)

Prasarita ~ stretched out
Pada ~ foot


Stretches the hamstrings, inner thighs, back, shoulders and the outside of the lower legs.
Relieves mild back pain.
Reduces anxiety, fatigue and depression.

How to do this pose:
(Always be sure to check with your Dr before performing this or any other new exercise especially if you have heart problems, high or low blood pressure, neck problems or are pregnant)

1. Stand in a wide position with your toes slightly turned in and the outer edges of your feet pressing firmly into the floor.

2. Clasp your hands together and slide your shoulder blades towards your hips as your create space between your ears and your shoulders. Think of pressing your shoulder blades down instead of crunching them together.

3. Inhale and lengthen your spine. As you exhale bend forward from your hips and allow your hands to be drawn gently toward the floor. Keep length in your spine and continue to open the shoulders.

4. Breathe calm, slow breaths and stay in this pose up to a minute. To gently release this pose bend your knees, release your hands and let them gently drop towards the floor. Slowly roll up to a standing position one vertebra at a time.

** For beginners: Perform this pose with a chair. Face the seat of the chair. Support your forarms on the seat of the chair as you lean forward from the hips.

Things that I Love and Recommend:

CD ~ Annie Lennox - Bare
A beautifully deep CD from an amazing woman

Book ~ Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar Many consider this the yoga bible. Photographs, descriptions, a brief history and more.


Something to Think About:

Our thoughts become our words . . .
Our words become our actions . . .
Our actions become our character.

Our character tells the world who we really are.

What are you saying to the world through your thoughts, words and actions?
What is your character?


Volume 1 Fun Stuff click here - (Banana Fuate`, Triangle Pose)
Volume 2 Fun Stuff click here - (Pumpkin Pudding, Bridge Pose, Gratitude)
Volume 3 Fun Stuff click here - (Hummus, Downward Dog, Who are you today?)
Volume 4 Fun Stuff click here - (Spinach Ravioli w/ Marinara Sauce, Plank, Goals)
Volume 5 Fun Stuff click here - (Tofu Lettuce Wraps, Boat Pose, Do what you love)
Volume 6 Fun Stuff click here - (Chocolate Chip Cookies, Forward Bend, Clutter)
Volume 7 Fun Stuff click here - (Summer Salad, Bow Pose, "Food" in your food)

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