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Crescent Lunge Pose (aka
Benefits: Stretches the hip flexors
1. From a
low lunge, drop your back knee (the left knee,
in this case) to the mat. If your knee is sensitive,
you can place a
blanket under your knee or double up your yoga
mat for more cushioning.
2. Bring your hands onto your right knee and your
right knee directly over your right ankle.
3. Inhale and raise your arms above your head,
keeping the arms in line with your ears.
4. Exhale and deepen forward into the lunge, bending
the right knee more if possible. In most yoga poses
with a bent front knee, you should be careful not to
bring your knee in front of your ankle since that is
a vulnerable position for the knee. Anjaneyasana is
an exception because the body's weight is being
supported by having the back knee on the floor.
5. You may take the spine into a back bend if that
6. Inhale to bring the front knee back over the
7. Repeat on the left side.
For Beginner variation or further reading,
For a video of Crescent Lunge Pose,
Think You're Too Old for Yoga?
By Lisa Miriam Cherry
“We’re going to do the Hula,” 95-year-old Ida
Herbert shouts out to the packed yoga class at
Breathe Yoga Studio in Toronto’s Junction area. “Let
it go, girls!”
Dressed in black tights and a navy leotard,
Herbert swirls an imaginary hoop around her tiny
4’10” frame. The 50 female clients, aged from 30 to
70, follow her lead. To continue reading,
What is Pilates?
It seems like everyone is either doing Pilates, or
interested in starting a Pilates exercise program.
Indeed, one of the best things about the Pilates
method is that it works so well for a wide range of
people. Athletes and dancers love it, as do
seniors, women rebounding from
pregnancy, and people who at various stages of
To continue reading,
Try the See-Saw with your Tot
Stuck for a Yoga pose to do with your little one? Have
some fun with the See-Saw. You can do this anywhere.
Check it out here.
(Makes 32) - Gluten Free
32 large white or cremini mushrooms, washed
6 oz. oyster or shiitake mushrooms, finely
2 Tbs. olive oil
½ small onion, finely chopped (½ cup)
1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.)
¼ tsp. dried thyme
¾ cup Arborio rice
2 Tbs. dry white wine
2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
½ cup chopped fresh parsley
1. Stem white mushrooms, and set caps upside down
on baking sheet. Set aside. Chop stems, and add to
chopped oyster mushrooms. (You should have about 2
2. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Add
onion, and sauté 2 to 3 minutes, or until
translucent. Add chopped mushrooms, and cook 15 to
20 minutes, or until browned. Stir in garlic and
thyme; add rice, and cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until
rice turns opaque. Add wine; simmer 2 minutes, or
until most liquid has evaporated. Add broth, season
with salt, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat
to medium-low, and simmer 18 to 20 minutes, or until
most liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat, and stir
in parsley. Cool.
3. Preheat oven to 400°F. Fill each mushroom cap
with 1 heaping Tbs. rice mixture. (A small cookie
scoop works well.) Bake 20 minutes, or until
mushrooms are tender and rice begins to crisp on
Nutritional Information Per Stuffed Mushroom:
Calories: 32; Protein: 1 g; Total Fat: <1 g;
Saturated Fat: <1 g; Carbohydrates: 5 g;
Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 12 mg; Fiber: <1 g;
Sugar: <1 g