Is Stress Aging You?
Stop Limiting Beliefs
Recipe of the Month
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Summer is right around the corner. But as we
complete our summer outline, we still have new and
continuing classes to offer you this month. Pilates,
Yoga and Baby Sign Language are among them. Be
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When I ask students in class what part of their body ails them most, the
number one answer is "MY BACK." So in this
month's newsletter we'll offer some asana to help
your aching back.
Did you know that a combination of
stress and sleeplessness may
lead to an acceleration of aging and a weakened
immune system? Adaptogens can help.
Beliefs like 'without struggle, success is beyond our
reach' can really limit our potential. Learn
ways to counter 5 limiting
beliefs that are very common for many of us.
It can be hard finding ways to get kids to eat veggies,
or to eliminate gluten from your diet. You'll
love this pizza recipe for
more than just taste!
We all love a nice massage. What about your
baby? Touch is the most precious thing we can
offer anyone. The simple act of touching
produces a sense of calm and trust that can soothe
any age. Learn how to offer your
baby massage to help him/her
sleep, reduce anxiety, stimulate elimination, and
just improve the body process.
We hope to see you in class this month. Don't
forget to check our website
go directly to our classes at
www.intoyoga.ca/classes. Find what you
like and register early to avoid disappointment.
Enjoying our newsletter.
Sequence to Ease Back Pain
Back pain can be anywhere from annoying to
crippling. But when you have it, you most
definitely want to eradicate it. Yoga Journal
offers a great, well-rounded sequence to help ease
the discomfort and stiffness of a sore back.
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Stress Aging You?
Stress—just reading the word can hit a nerve
that gets your heart pumping. April is Stress
Awareness Month and we’ve decided it’s time to place
the spotlight on the unhealthy nature of stress when
it’s not controlled.
It’s no secret that stress can put your health at
risk, but now researchers from University of
California, San Francisco (UCSF), have found that
the additional presence of poor sleep is linked to
compounded problems long term.
They concluded that the combination of stress and
sleeplessness can lead to accelerated aging and a
weakened immune system, especially among those who
are obese (1). This is the result of shortened
telomeres, which are the protective caps at the end
of chromosomes that keep DNA healthy and safe from
damage. Telomeres begin to shorten as you age, or
prematurely depending on your lifestyle.
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Our beliefs shape our realities. What
we believe, we receive! Therefore, to master the Law
of Attraction, we must start to identify our
limiting beliefs and realize that some of them are
creating realities we do not want. To continue
Choose a moment in which you and your
child are relaxed and calm. A half hour after the
baby has eaten or after a bath time is recommended.
Be sure that the room temperature is warm (78
degrees Fahrenheit or 25 degrees Celsius). Undress
the baby completely and if the weather is cold or
humid cover the areas of the baby's body that are
not being massaged. Put the baby on a soft surface
so your baby will feel comfortable and secure. Keep
some little pillows handy. It is a good idea to use
cream or mineral oil on your hands and rub them
together so they will be soft and warm. The massage
should flow and cover all areas from the head to the
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florets from 1 cauliflower
3/4 cup almond flour
1 tablespoon dried oregano
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 organic eggs, beaten
Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F and line a
baking tray with baking paper.
Coarsely chop the cauliflower, place in food
processor and blend until it is a fine rice-like
texture and place in a mixing bowl. Add the
almond meal, oregano and seasoning and mix with
your hands. Make a well in the centre and add
the eggs. Use your hands to pull the dry
ingredients towards the middle until everything
is combined and you can shape it into a ball.
Transfer to the baking paper and form into a
pizza base by flattening the dough with your
hands. Depending on preference, you could make 2
small bases or one large. We find the small
bases work better and cook more evenly.
Pre-bake for 25 minutes or until golden.
Meanwhile, prepare the super green basil pesto.
Remove the crust from the oven. Cover it with
pesto sauce, halved tomatoes & parmesan cheese
and put it back in the oven for 5-10 more
minutes. Take it out the oven and top with fresh
basil, arugula & a squeeze of lemon juice.
SUPER GREEN PESTO
1 cup activated nuts of your choice
1 bunch of basil
Juice of 1 lemon
1 clove of garlic, crushed
pinch of sea salt
1/4 cup good quality olive oil
1 tablespoon Food Matters Superfood Greens
In a food processor, place your nuts and process
them until they are roughly chopped, add basil,
lemon juice, garlic, superfood greens & garlic.
Pulse a few times until blended well. Slowly add
the 1/4 cup of olive oil while food processor is
Blend until creamy and pesto comes together, add
a pinch of salt and pulse a few times.