I read some great blog posts this week.  Here’s a taste to help you accept your yoga, naturally heal, improve your mood, save on summer suppers, and manage your energy . . .

Proof Why Yoga is for Every Body
by Zen Friend

If you are interested in yoga, there is absolutely no excuse why you shouldn’t give it a try. Zero. Allow me to explain. Practicing yoga in San Francisco’s Castro District is great for people watching. But that’s not what I am there for. During class, I am typically so internally focused on my meditation, breath and asana movements that I don’t tend to notice others much. However, our teacher periodically asks us at the beginning of class to acknowledge the other people in the room, our community that has come together to share our practice. Today I made eye contact with a man I’ve seen before but hadn’t paid much attention. For the sake of clarity, I’ll call him Bob. Read full article ->

Traditional Home Remedies with Basil
by Natural Medicine

All parts of basil (ie. leaves, stems, roots, seeds and the flowers) are reputed to have therapeutic virtues. This holy plant has been used by traditional / herbal practitioners as analgesic, expectorant, antidiabetic, carminative, anticancer, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiasthmatic, hepatoprotective, cardioprotective, hypolipidmic, antiemetic, antispasmodic, antirheumatic, hypotensive, adaptogenic and diaphoretic. These medicinal properties are believed to be due to the presence of essential oils and other active compounds in the plant. Read full article ->

“Downward Dog” Your Way to a Better Mood
by RealAge.com

If life’s got you feeling frazzled or blue, adjust your mood for the better by striking a few yoga poses. According to a small study, this popular joint-loosening, muscle-toning exercise cranks up brain levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a neurotransmitter that helps take the edge off anxiety and helps bust up blue moods. Read full article ->

16 Quick Summer Recipes Under $3 a Serving
by Delish.com

Trying to stick to a budget? These quick, cheap, and healthy summer meals will help you meet your goal. And keep your spending in check all summer long with these low-cost healthy dinners, gourmet chicken recipes, and Mexican-inspired meals. Read full article ->

Yoga and Energy Management
by Yoga Journal

Oh, I adore yoga today. Over a 20-year career in health care practice, you can’t help but see that health care, indeed life care, has everything to do with management of energy. Read full article ->

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