Walking you through a step-by-step on how to do sun salutation, as well as the benefits of including them in your daily routine.

sun salutationsTwo weeks ago I got lucky enough to team up with my friend, yoga instructor Vanessa Jackson, to work on Sun Salutations, or Surya Namaskar, at Bombay Yoga Company. The studio was really open and inviting with a lot of light, and I urge anyone in the Philadelphia area to take a visit!

So why Sun Salutations? 

  • they express gratitude for the sun, without which life wouldn’t be possible
  • they awaken the energy center, your own inner sun, which can warm the body physically & mentally
  • speed up the blood flow while putting the mind at ease, which leads to meditation
  • help to link the mind and body through breathing, as a moving meditation; putting focus on our breathing can help bring us to the present
  • stretch and flex the body, which is good as both a warm up and a stand-alone workout
  • standing poses ground you and help you find your center
  • are done in the morning after waking, as a way to start the day with intention

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Easy, healthy, and vegan overnight chia seed pudding, for when you want to plan healthy meals ahead. Click through to read.Easy, healthy, and vegan overnight chia seed pudding, for when you want to plan healthy meals ahead. Click through to read.

Easy, healthy, and vegan overnight chia seed pudding, for when you want to plan healthy meals ahead. Click through to read.

So I’ve been looking for some easy breakfast recipes lately because I’m awful at actually eating breakfast, and came upon this! Chia pudding is probably the simplest recipe because you basically set it up and just leave it to do its thing. If you’re one of those people that has texture issues, this might not be for you (like, if you avoid rice pudding or tapioca for example).

Chia seeds have been proven to be beneficial to your health, as they’re packed with nutrients. They’re super high in:

  • antioxidants
  • protein
  • omega-3 fatty acids
  • fiber
  • healthy fats
  • and can help to reduce inflammation

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