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For sun seekers, this summer has been a little
challenging to bear. But I hope you've kept
yourself busy, and are enjoying it just the same.
For some of us, it's our last month of vacation.
I'm heading to San Diego in a week and really
looking forward to it. A few days of training,
then total holiday. It's been a long time
since I've taken one, and I can't wait.
We're preparing our Fall classes and registration is
already available at some locations. Please
visit our website at
www.intoyoga.ca/classes.htm to find them.
Watch for our upcoming Healthy Body Challenge which
will be offered sometime in September. Dates
and prizes are being worked out. It's a chance
to get and maintain a healthy, balanced body.
Learn how toxins affect our body watching this
video. EVERYONE needs to cleanse. An
easy, flexible system with no adverse side affects
and no reason to take time off work. Results
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Enjoy the newsletter!
Yoga postures are often named for mythological
figures in the hope that practicing them might help
us attain some of their heroic attributes. The story
of the fish Matsyendra highlights the virtues of
concentration and stillness—and offers a parable for
the transformative power of yoga. Click
here to read more.....
here for step by step instructions for this posture.
to Eat Healthy When You're on the Go
When you’re home, you are master of your domain. You control what comes
into the kitchen and what lands on your children’s
plates. But what happens when you’re not at home -
when you’re travelling, fighting traffic, waiting at
the airport, running late or stuck at the mall and
your child is starving?
The fear of drive through and fast food
restaurants has been drilled into most of us, but
sometimes there’s no avoiding a meal out at a less
than healthy establishment. So here are some tips
and guidelines for smart ordering and healthy
practices when eating out.
1. Fast Food Does Not Mean Fried Food
In response to consumer demand, it’s
increasingly easier to find healthy, convenient
alternatives to fried foods on fast food menus. Opt
for anything that is raw, steamed, grilled, roasted,
or baked, or try an entrée-sized
salad. Keep your eye out for vegetarian options or
if you eat meat organic leaner cuts of meats like
skinless chicken breasts or turkey breast. Other
healthier menu options might be bean burritos, a
salad or fruit bowl, or a deli sandwich on whole
2. Avoid High-Fat Add-Ons
Request salad dressing, sauce, cheese, or
toppings on the side so you can apply sparingly,
instead of drenching your meal in empty calories and
through the roof sodium levels.
3. Mind the Portions
Restaurant portions have been growing in size
for years (from large to enormous). In the 1950s,
the average size of a hamburger was 1.5 ounces,
while today’s burgers weigh in at around 8 ounces.
Share entrees between your family or take the other
half of it to go!
4. Drink Water
Soda, sweetened iced tea and lemonades, energy
drinks and most juices are loaded with high fructose
corn syrup and empty calories. Make H2O the beverage
of choice for everyone, and skip the plastic bottles
and Styrofoam cups by refilling your own container,
like a stainless steel water bottle, with filtered
water. Sick of plain water? Try adding a squeeze of
lemon or using sparkling spring water instead.
5. Avoid the "Cream", Opt for the "Color"
Meal choices with the words Alfredo, a la crPme,
au gratin, or described as "creamy" will likely be
smothered in a heavy, artificially enhanced sauce.
On the other hand, foods that reflect the colors of
the rainbow are usually a healthier choice. Many
kid’s meals end up as a plate of "beige", all
starch, breads, and sauces. Picking a colorful fruit
or veggie salad will automatically up the
nutritional content of your meal.
6. Make Substitutions
Don’t be afraid to speak up about the
ingredients or preparation of your food if it will
make it healthier. Request salsa or mustard, instead
of mayonnaise or sugar-filled ketchup for your
sandwich. Request sour cream or butter for your
baked potato. Ask to have a side salad or fruit
instead of fries. Ask for meat to be grilled as
"light" as possible. The extent to which servers
will go to make you happy might surprise you.
7. Find the Healthy Options
Use this fantastic tool from
Eat Well to map out restaurants in the area that
serve organic, local and healthy fare. With a little
research and a GPS, you’re instantly connected to
restaurants that share your values.
8. As Always, Plan Ahead
Keep your purse, bag, and car ready for moments
when hunger strikes and a healthy snack is in need.
Dried fruits, granola, mixed nuts, apples, oranges,
and cereals stay fresh and transport easily –
especially with the array of cool, non-toxic
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