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The baby making grain

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) is an amino acid-rich (protein) seed that has a fluffy, creamy, slightly crunchy texture and a somewhat nutty flavor when cooked. Quinoa is available in your local health food stores throughout the year. Most commonly considered a grain, quinoa is actually a relative of leafy green vegetables like spinach and Swiss chard. […]

The Four Directions

My expression of gratitude goes out to SM at Rainbow Healing Hawaii for a reminder about the Great Spirit. The practice below is something that I will enjoy incorporating more of in my life. When a Native American prays to the four directions, it is a prayer to the spirits of the world, to life […]

The Seven Types of Chewing

Sometimes people ask about how many times you should chew your food, especially when you’re dining with others… The following information comes from Chewing Made Easy: 42 Benefits, Tips, and Techniques by Alex and Gale Jack 1. Basic Situation in the home, office, restaurant, in conversation = 25-50 chews per mouthful2. Party in a restaurant, […]

Maximize Daily Bliss

1. Commit acts of kindnessPlan 5 things you can do everyday for another person. Let someone merge in front of you a the freeway, for example. 2. Cultivate gratitude.a)Think about 3 things that went well today and why.b) Write a thank you letterto the people who have made a difference in your life 3. See […]

Effects of extreme foods on the body

Fat and Cholesterol (hamburgers, pizza, fried foods, dairy products, meat, eggs, snack foods)Hard body, inflexible, clog blood vessels, and inhibit body functions. Skin looks tired, pores get blocked, and we look dull, can’t take in moisture, or release toxins. Get dry, dead cells, scaly shins, heels, elbows, lines between the brows, dark circles under the […]

Urdhva Prasarita Padasana Part 1

artyoga_058 Originally uploaded by macro808. Article URL: http://starbulletin.com/2006/10/29/features/yoga.html© 19962006The Honolulu StarBulletin| www.starbulletin.comVol. 11, Issue 302 Sunday,October 29, 2006 Yoga For YouRay Madigan and Shelley ChoyUrdhva Prasarita Padasana Stage 1 (Upward Expanded Leg Pose) » In this pose, the abdominal muscles are strengthened, and fat around the abdomen is reduced. The abdominal organs become toned and […]

Urdhva Prasarita Padasana Part 2

artyoga_059Originally uploaded by macro808. Article URL: http://starbulletin.com/2006/11/05/features/yoga.html© 19962006 The Honolulu StarBulletinwww.starbulletin.comVol. 11, Issue 309 Sunday,November 5, 2006 Yoga For YouRay Madigan and Shelley ChoyUrdhva Prasarita PadasanaUpward Expanded Leg Pose, Stage 2 » Last week we presented the first stage of this pose, inwhich the legs are held up vertically with the trunk long and extended. […]

Party Tricks

http://www.yogajournal.com/dailyinsight/103006.html You’ve may have heard the saying, “Calories don’t count when you’re with friends.” That may be a wonderful reminder to let loose and have fun while you’re visiting friends. Unfortunately, however, the calories, fat, and sugar you take in during that time count just as much as they do during your lonely digressions. A […]