¡ RENUEVATE !
Se acerca la primavera y con esta estación viene también un sentimiento de renovación. ¿Y qué mejor manera de renovarte, de renacer, que practicando yoga? Y si nunca practicaste yoga antes, ¿Qué esperas? Este es el mejor momento para empezar. Si, aprovecha la llegada de la primavera para emprender cosas nuevas, para trabajar en ti mismo, para buscar ser la mejor versión de ti mismo. Aquí tienes algunos de los muchos beneficios que te brinda la práctica del yoga.
Spring is coming and with this season there is also a feeling of renewal. And what better way to renew yourself, to be reborn, than to practice yoga? And if you never practiced yoga before, what are you waiting for? This is the best time to start. Yes, take advantage of the arrival of spring to undertake new things, to work on yourself, to seek to be the best version of yourself. Here are some of the many benefits offered by yoga practice.
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Hi Yogis! Ashley here!
You have really been working hard these past couple of weeks in your pilates and power yoga classes! I hope all that hard work is beginning to show and that your sore muscles won't discourage you from continuing your strong practices and self-love once I'm off in London. Just in case, I've included a quick video below that shows the sequence we were doing with those awesome rubber bands. I promise a better video soon! Until then, keep up the hard work and we will see each other upon the mats next week for a week of vinyasa, Barre and power yoga! (Prepare your core & arms).
"Biceps. Triceps. Biceps. Triceps!"
Good job! ~ Ashley
Look at our super strong yogis!
Ashley's Pilates Band Sequence
Biceps! Triceps! Remember to keep the core strong and active. Raise that back leg. If I can do it pregnant, YOU CAN DO IT!
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A little Yoga inspiration! (Video)
I just love how playful and balanced Meghan is in this short yoga video. I've seen videos where yogis show you everything they can do without it actually being a fully balanced yoga flow. Not Meghan. :) She's got it down.
If you're new to yoga or you haven't tried it yet... don't let her experience intimidate you! She didn't start out this way. We all don't... it's one step at a time. It's a journey! Practice and Patience :)
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Hi Everyone, Ashley here. :) I suspect that this might be my last official post in the YogaWasi blog as the owner of YogaWasi, but I need to tell you that I am so excited about who will be posting here in the future. YogaWasi has a new owner! And she's amazing! That means that we are staying open and; therefore, still providing lots of love filled Yoga classes for you :)
I'll tell you more about that soon, but first, I'd like to update you on what is going on here at YogaWasi. Keep reading to learn about the following:
As you can see, the schedule has been cut back a bit. It is temporary and soon we will offer more classes once again.
Why is the schedule so different? Keep reading and I'll explain it to you.
What's going on with the teachers at YogaWasi? We are meditating :)
But don't worry, we have new teachers coming to take over while our other beloved teachers educate themselves in the world of mediation and karma yoga. In fact, there's a new teacher trying out this Thursday and Friday night. Come check him out and try Integral Yoga. :)
Meet the New Owner of YogaWasi
Hablando de mi experiencia con el yoga
Mi primer contacto con el YOGA fue en el 2000 cuando fui a Berkeley, California, USA. Tras tener las clases de yoga como parte de mi vida diaria, al regresar a Perú en el 2008 comencé a practicarlo por mi cuenta y mientras lo hacía en una esquina del gimnasio, algunas personas me preguntaban si podían hacer conmigo eso que estaba haciendo (por ese tiempo no se conocían aquí los asanas/posturas, así que solía hablar de sus beneficios).
Dado que el yoga no viene solo, también he hecho otros cursos, 3 años en el Instituto Psíquico de Berkeley, California, USA para estudios de meditación, sanación y lectura de aura, clarividencia, intuición de mujer, y en Perú masaje tailandés y Reiki 1.
Elvira Perez Pacheco - Propietaria
It has been such a pleasure...
Thank you so much for letting me experience this past year with you. Please, please, please keep in touch with me. I'm happy to offer classes via Skype or simply talk and catch up. :)
Love to you all,
YogaWasi Students - You're Amazing
What is the AYNI CENTER?
What this means is that not only are you able to come to the AYNI CENTER to practice Yoga at YogaWasi or learn dance at the Estudio de Danza de Paola Carrillo, but you also now have a place to relax and work - in a safe, quiet, and comfortable environment that is specifically designed to support you with your activities.
The best parts are that you:
1) Get to take a break from your work in order to practice Yoga at YogaWasi AND at a discount once you are a member of the AYNI CENTER, but you also...
2) Receive a discount at the AYNI CENTER Co-Working Space because you are a member of YogaWasi.
Come by and take a look around. For more information, here is a little bit about the services offered by the AYNI CENTER. Ask Ashley or Elvira for more information! Or contact the AYNI CENTER directly :) --> firstname.lastname@example.org --> +51 969758069
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Frozen Banana Ice Cream
This is an easy trick for making homemade "ice cream" in a blink of an eye. The trick is to have a really good blender and to eat it right away before it melts. These "ice creams" are dairy free. Dairy when it is cold and sweet, is the most mucus forming food there is, the epitome of kaphagenic, so we avoid this by using frozen banana and almond milk instead.
V ↓ ↑ P ↓ K ↑
- 2 ½ frozen bananas (chopped in 2 inch chunks)
- 2 Tbsp raw cacao powder
- 6 leaves fresh mint and/or 8 drops of mint extract
- 2 tsp spirulina
- coconut water or almond milk to blend
- handful of cacao nibs or chocolate chips
- handful of pecans
1. Put chunks of banana in the blender and add the cacao, mint, vanilla and spirulina and fill with coconut water or almond milk just below the level of the banana, so some chunks of banana are still poking up, be careful not to add too much or your "ice cream" will be smoothie.
2. Blend well (may need some pulsing and assistance stirring with a wooden spoon). Should be very thick.
3. Add the cacao nibs or chocolate chips and pecans and pulse a few times so these stay chunky
4. Serve right away and garnish with fresh mint leaves
7 Centers Ayurvedic Cookbook 2nd Edition.
Recipe Source from Mira Murphy: Inspired by "Manic Organic" from Daily Juice in Austin, TX To contact Mira go to www.http://miramurphymedicine.com/
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A Little Information About Kale
Many nutritionists consider kale to be the most nutritious vegetable among all the other green leafy vegetables in the world. One cup of kale contains 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber, and 15% of the daily requirement of calcium and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), 40% of magnesium, 180% of vitamin A, 200% of vitamin C, and 1,020% of vitamin K. It is also a good source of minerals copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus.
Kale’s health benefits are primarily linked to the high concentration and excellent source of antioxidant vitamins A, C, and K -- and sulphur-containing phytonutrients.
Carotenoids and flavonoids are the specific types of antioxidants associated with many of the anti-cancer health benefits. Kale is also rich in the eye-health promoting lutein and zeaxanthin compounds.
Beyond antioxidants, the fiber content of cruciferous kale binds bile acids and helps lower blood cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease, especially when kale is cooked instead of raw.
Click HERE to learn more about kale nutrition.
The Recipe - Kale Chips
Kale Chips have become wildly popular over the past few years, and for good reason. They’re super easy to make, and since kale is available all year, it’s a great way to get greens into the most reluctant greens eaters! The simplest way to make them is with a dehydrator, but if you don’t have one, they can be prepared as described below and then baked in a moderate oven (300 degrees F.) until crisp. If you’re using the oven method, you need to turn them several times as they cook to allow them to dry thoroughly.
Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Drying Time: About 6 Hours
- 1 bunch curly kale
- 1 small red pepper
- 1 cup macadamia nuts
- 4 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 1 teaspoon agave or honey
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4-8 shakes of cayenne
- Clean the kale by breaking the leaves off of the stems, leaving the pieces of kale rather large, about 2 inches in size. You should have about 12 cups of leaves. Discard or compost the stems. Place the leaves in a large mixing bowl.
- Trim the top, ribs and seeds from the pepper and discard or compost. Cut the remaining pepper into about 1-inch squares. Place them in to a food processor fitted with the chopping blade. Add the nuts, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, agave, salt and cayenne.
- Process the mixture, scraping down the sides of the bowl, until evenly combined. Pour this pepper mixture over the kale and, using your hands, work it into the leaves, massaging them gently until all are evenly coated.
- Turn the kale out in single layers onto non-stick trays in a dehydrator and dry until crisp. Part way through the drying process turn the chips carefully in order to allow the underside to dry evenly. If you over dry the kale it becomes too delicate and the flavor is not full. If you under dry the chips, they are not crisp. Depending on what temperature you use for dehydrating, the process can take anywhere from 6-12 hours.
- Serve when cool. Store kale chips in an airtight container for up to a week.
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Let your yoga practice be your guide...
Allowing what is to be is one of the most arduous of internal practices we face on and off the mat. After we have experienced our honeymoon period from attaining the “goodies” of a constant yoga practice we notice that the feeling begins to wear off and then we become aware that some of the most extensive work is about to begin. This is the yoga. The goodies only give a small taste of the true experience. A fractional glimpse into the eye of the proverbial storm, but we have to go through the storm at some point and resistance is part of that storm.
Not all situations will be ideal. There will be days our bodies will feel stiff, and our minds will feel as if it sits within the depths of hell. In turn, we may experience apathy and boredom as we are seduced by our expectations of how things should be. Of course, this is the play of the mind and the craving of the ego. There is really is no need to judge when resistance crops up because it is inevitable. However, what will we put in its place? A question worth contemplating.
I know for me the practice has evolved and changed over the years. In the beginning there was an abundance of excitement and enthusiasm. Everything felt new and every challenge was something that motivated me to tread forward. I still feel this to some extent but more and more the focus rests in the quiet unchanging part of myself, because after awhile I realize that the body is in a constant state of flux and then ultimately impermanence is experienced. Change is always happening and acknowledgement of that makes the ride all the more graceful. The important thing to remember is the effort and steadfastness we put forth to practice as we rest in this quiet space of awareness is more important than any of the postural goodies we can acquire. Even in the midst of injury, apathy, boredom, fatigue, and depression, all these struggles must be faced head on and there is really no need to wish it were different. Everything in time passes. Grace happens when we let go of the need for it to be any other way.
As a teacher it can be one of the most honest discussions I can have with a student. No, it won’t always be easy, and no it won’t always be fun, but I will tell you, it will be worth it.
Originally posted on my Blessed Yoga Blog - 01/26/2015
Nishkama karma (nish - without + kara desire : karma action) is an action performed without a wish or desire for the "fruits," or results, of such action. The ultimate yogic ideal is to perform all actions without desire for personal gain, and to offer instead the fruits of all actions to God. Performing actions with the mind directed towards results increases ego and keeps us bonded to the idea of "I" and "mine," while offering the fruits of actions to God leads toward surrender to the divine will and liberation from the idea of a separate self.
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El amor es la esencia de nuestra vida. He escrito este blog con amor, y te lo ofrezco, querido lector, con la esperanza de que las sugerencias que se ofrecen aquí se conviertan en una parte vital de su autocuración y bienestar continuo.
Love is the essence of our life. I have written this blog with love, and I offer it to you, dear reader, with the hope that the suggestions offered here will become a vital part of your self-healing and continued well-being.