Tips for Creating Healthy Snacking Habits
20 Minutes of
Yoga Stimulates the Brain
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As we wind up our Winter session this month, all of
us at Into Yoga want to express how fulfilling it is
for us to offer you classes. We appreciate
your commitment, loyalty and friendship as we
continue to strive to bring you the classes you
enjoy. As we move into our Spring session, we
are also currently thinking about what to offer for
Fall 2014. We are open to your suggestions and
would enjoy hearing from you.
Apart from a few classes that begin March 3 (Yoga
Dance and Yoga for Weight Loss at Champlain Heights
CC, and Baby Sign Language at Douglas CC and
Roundhouse CC), we'll have lots of classes for you
again in April. Please be sure to visit
www.intoyoga.ca and check out all our classes
there. Remember to register early so you're
Please take some time to enjoy our current
Knee Press (Pavanmuktasana)
-reduces lower backache
-eases tension from neck and shoulders
-aids to eliminate constipation
1. Lay on your back with your legs straight, arms at your
sides, palms down. Inhale.
2. Exhaling, tighten your abdominal muscles and push your
lower back into the floor. Inhale.
3. Exhaling, raise your right knee into your chest. Clasp
your hands around your knee, pulling it toward your chest.
4. Pressing your sacrum into the floor, hold posture and
breathe. Relax your shoulders and neck.
5. Inhale. Exhaling, return your leg to the floor.
6. Repeat on the left side.
If you're uncomfortable
with the other leg extended, bend it and put your foot on
Tips for Creating Healthy
know the old jingle, “once you pop you can’t stop.”
For so many of us, it’s a truth that’s endangering
our waistlines and emptying our wallets. When a
coffee beverage or bag of chips adds 500 calories to
your day, it adds an extra 3,500 calories a week to
your diet. Incidentally,
3,500 calories equals about a pound of body fat,
according to the Mayo Clinic.
Free yourself from outrageously priced empty
calories with these simple tips:
1. Read the Ingredient Label…All of It
Educate yourself about what you’re about to put in
your body, really process the information and you
might find your munchies subsiding. Ask yourself, if
you ate everything in the package (or a
realistically indulgent portion) how much caloric
impact would that have on your day? The FDA offers a
great explanation of
nutrition labels and how to read them.
2. Keep a Food Diary
If mindless snacking is a problem for you, a food
diary is a great solution. By forcing yourself to
record your food intake, you’ll see (and likely
reconsider) the true scope of your snacking. It’s a
practice that business owners have used forever:
What is measured, is improved. Even more, it’s
backed up with research. Check out WebMD’s
explanation of the
science behind food diaries.
3. Find Quality Snacks to Sub In
Purchase a filling, protein-packed cracker that
support weight loss
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20 Minutes of Yoga
Instantly Stimulates the Brain
Westerners are inclined to accept the dogma of
resistance and aerobic exercising as the only route
to fitness. Many physical fitness advocates dismiss
hatha yoga as too wimpy. Nevertheless, even seasoned
triathlon athlete Rich Roll wishes he would have
started practicing hatha yoga sooner. (1)
Confusing western dogma with the philosophy of hatha
yoga leads to improperly practicing hatha yoga.
Although hatha means willful, yoga means union.
Hatha yoga is the ancient system of willfully
creating union physically, emotionally, and
Approaching traditional hatha yoga with the mindset
of intense aerobic calorie burning or muscle
building resistance exercising interferes with the
complete package of what hatha yoga offers.
to continue reading.
Teaching Your Baby Sign Language Can Benefit Both of
Should parents use baby sign language?
Baby sign language—a specialized sign language used
to communicate with preverbal infants and
toddlers—has become increasingly popular over the
last few decades. It is intended to help very young
children to express their needs and wishes earlier
than they could otherwise. Baby signing experts
believe that frustration and tantrums can be avoided
by closing the gap between desire to communicate and
the ability to do so.
Infants from about six months of age can begin to
learn the basic signs, which cover such objects and
concepts as “thirsty,” “milk,” “water,” “hungry,”
“sleepy,” “pacifier,” “more,” “hot,” “cold,” “play,”
“bath,” and “teddy bear.”
Joseph Garcia, an American Sign Language (ASL)
interpreter, conducted research which showed that
babies who are exposed to signs “regularly and
consistently” at six to seven months of age can
begin to use the signs effectively by their eighth
or ninth month.To
continue reading, click
Smokey Split Pea Soup (serves
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Split pea soup recipes are often flavored
with ham hocks, but this veg version gets its smoky
taste from smoked paprika and chipotle chiles. Sweet
potatoes and split peas are good sources of
potassium, which lowers blood pressure.
1 cup green split peas
2 Tbs. olive oil
1 tsp. smoked paprika
1 tsp. chopped chipotle chile, canned in adobo
1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced (3 cups)
2 medium onions, diced (3 cups)
3 ribs celery, diced (1 cup)
4 cloves garlic, minced (4 tsp.)
1 14-oz. can diced tomatoes
1. Soak split peas in large bowl of cold
2. Heat oil in 3-qt. saucepan over medium heat. Add
paprika and chipotle, and stir. Add sweet potato,
onions, and celery, and season with salt and pepper,
if desired. Cover, and cook 10 minutes, or until
onions are soft and translucent. Add garlic, and
sauté 2 minutes.
3. Drain split peas, and add to pot with 6 cups
water. Bring soup to a boil, reduce heat to
medium-low, and simmer 1 hour. Add tomatoes, and
cook 30 minutes more, or until split peas are
Nutritional Information per 1 cup Serving: