Benefits of Lectins
Lectins are proteins that bind carbohydrates. By binding to carbohydrates during digestion, they reduce the glycemic effects of food. By stabilizing blood sugar, there may be benefits such as weight loss, sustained energy, improved focus, and reduced blood pressure. Many foods with lectins are nutrient dense foods such as beans, nuts, tomatoes, eggplant and peppers. Continue reading
Before yoga class this morning my students were talking about what they wanted to work on in class. Several of them had lower back issues.Another confided to me that she’s trying to gain weight.
Not everything we do in yoga class is comfortable.
That’s a little weird, maybe, since the goal of yoga is to open the body up so that people can be comfortable while they sit still to meditate. Continue reading
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Depression is very common, but you may still feel alone, helpless, and lost. Long term depression can be debilitating. Getting out of bed is a Spartan feat, and yet falling asleep is almost impossible. Continue reading
The Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras are widely regarded as the authoritative text on yoga. These “threads” (translates from Sanskrit for sutra) of wisdom offer guidelines for living a meaningful and peaceful life. Continue reading
We’re all familiar with the importance of maintaining healthy levels of hormones, insulin, and cholesterol, but did you know that there is a close relationship between all three of these? Continue reading
Micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) are the building blocks for good health. Without proper nutrition, many people can experience chronic symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety, digestive issues and more. Continue reading
Abhyasa/practice and Vairagya/non-attachment (Sutra 1.12-1.16) Continue reading