SkinnyKC Daily Posts

22
Jan
2019
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Second Trimester Yoga practice

The second trimester is often the easiest stage, when women start to feel less tired.

Yogis change their whole attitude towards practice as they start to create space ,respect their limitations and accept changes in energy levels.New yoginis will find prenatal yoga very soothing at this stage.

The second trimester requires modifications to stance,creating room for the belly by separating the feet (uttanasana and chair pose),thus providing extra stability.

Balancing poses such as tree pose, eagle pose and dancer pose can be done next to a wall for safety and security.

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17
Oct
2018
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Vegan salad

It has been a while since I have not posted any of my recipes. I wanted to start with a vegan dish in order to pinpoint the importance of going vegan once per day or per week to cleanse the body.

Needless to say that your veggies should be organic to benefit from their vitamins and minerals without pesticides poisoning your system.

Ingredients:

organic white beans

organic zucchini

organic tomatoes

cumin

olive oil

himalayan salt

lemon juice

Soak your beans overnight with 1/2 tsp of baking soda

Boil twice by changing the water to limit bloating.

Cut zucchinis in thin slices and grill

Mix lemon juice,cumin,salt and olive oil with your beans

and serve!

18
Feb
2018
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Food addiction

A lot of concerns evolve around food;more specifically our relationship with food.Eating too little or overeating is very common. This fear of weight gain has changed the way we perceive hunger and satiety.

Mindful eating has become crucial for a healthy relationship with food. Social media and magazines has influenced the way we react to certain foods. Adds are programmed through neuromarketing strategies to hit brain areas in relation to addiction when it comes to promoting sweets and junk food.

The sole fact of eating a meal has become so complex.A lot of factors come into play such as family history,social background,food preferences,fear of weight gain,body image,peer pressure hence emotional eating and eating disorders.

Obesity has become an epidemic because eating is supposed to nurture the body when its energy stores are depleted however eating is today associated with emotions and cravings.

Our body is programmed to maintain its ideal body weight in the sense that it is more of a stable body weight with a plus or minus 2 kilos margin within a year. Diets have led people to eat even when they are not hungry by fear of feeling hungry. Respecting our body’s own signals is vital for our overall wellbeing. Food restriction is bad for the mind and body,eating when hungry and stopping when full is part of mindful eating which has become very popular due to extreme dieting and bad eating habits which lead to ignoring satiety and hunger sensations.

 

15
Feb
2018
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Pregnancy Nutrition

Pregnancy is a critical phase in a women’s life, it is the only phase when a women uses the full capacity of her body to nurture and create another human being. She will be using all her vitamins and minerals to help create a healthy baby. Eating healthy and wholesome is very important to avoid nutrients deficiencies in moms to be specially during the second and third trimesters for a healthy development of the fetus.

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4
Feb
2018
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Beetroot and kale

As part of a clean eating diet, eating local,organic and wholesome ingredients is of paramount importance as a preventive approach for wellness and good health.

Pick seasonal ,organic and local fruits and vegetables. Go for organic cheese and meat products. Here is a winter salad made of fresh and nutritious ingredients.

Ingredients:

Kale

Beetroot

Zucchini

Organic feta

Pine nuts

Basil

Tips:

>I always mix Kale with virgin olive oil to make it soft.

>It is better to toast pine nuts to give a nutty flavor to the salad.

 

 

15
Jan
2018
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Guided Meditation Classes

The purpose of meditation is to establish within and to handle yourself properly through wisdom and clarity. Being true to yourself is a key point for stability.
Meditation happens through Self realization or introspection which involves the union of the 3 minds ;the lower, middle and higher mind to reach consciousness (no mind). We are drawn by 4 instincts : the desire to eat and discover new things,the desire to sleep,fear/insecurity and pleasure.The ultimate goal of meditation is to understand the tricks of your mind in order to balance all 4 instincts through the union of mind,body and spirit.

I will be helping you through guided meditation to overcome any obstacles that were stopping you from achieving your goals. Obstacles such as food addiction, low self esteem,migraines,digestion problems,lack of focus,depression…

Guided meditation:

1- Yoga Nidra:

pancha-maya-koshaYoga nidra or yogic sleep is a very powerful meditation technique and one of the easiest yoga practice to develop and maintain.

While the practitioner lies comfortably in savasana,this systematic meditation takes you through the five layers of self or pancha maya kosha leaving you with a sense of wholeness.

Yoga nidra is a simple way to reduce stress through the stages of body scan and breath awareness ,it also works on releasing long-held emotions and come face to face with what you want to overcome . A Sankalpa* is taken at the beginning of meditation which will help you reach your ultimate goal.Through regular yoga nidra practices  you will be able to work on many obstacles (food addiction,poor body image,smoking) that were preventing your wellbeing.

*Sankalpa (Sanskrit: संकल्प) means an intention formed by the heart and mind — a solemn vow, determination, or will. In practical terms a Sankalpa means a one-pointed resolve to focus both psychologically and philosophically on a specific goal.

2-Antar mouna meditation:

antar-mounaAntar mouna is a Sanskrit term that means “inner silence.” It refers to a yogic meditation technique that involves transforming and controlling thought processes through self-awareness and mindfulness. By internalizing the senses through this form of meditation, the yogi observes the inner and underlying structure of the mind and thought processes.

Stages of Antar Mouna meditation

  1. Becoming aware of external sensory perceptions.
  2. Gaining awareness of spontaneous thoughts.
  3. Creating and disposing of thoughts.
  4. Refined awareness and disposal of spontaneous thoughts.
  5. Creating a state in which there are no thoughts.
  6.  Awareness of inner peace or a stage of thoughtlessness
  7. Externalization

3- Chakra meditation:

chakra-meditation

There are seven chakras, or major energy centers, in the human body. Chakra is a Sanskrit word which means “wheel”.

They are centers of force located within your body, through which you receive, transmit, and process life energies.

Each chakra is recognized as a focal point relating to spiritual, physical and emotional energies. The chakras are the network through which your mind, body, and spirit interact as one system.

Each has a corresponding relationship to one of the various glands of the body’s endocrine system, as well as to one of the seven colors of the rainbow spectrum.

The main purpose in working with the chakras is to create wholeness within yourself. In this way, you bring the various aspects of your consciousness from the physical to the spiritual, into a harmonious relationship.

Ultimately, you will begin to recognize that the various aspects of your being all work together, and that each aspect is as much a part of the whole as the others. A big part of meditation is learning how to acknowledge, integrate, and accept all levels of your being.

Individual Packages :

Yoga Nidra meditation (50 minutes) : 50 dollars/session

Antar Mouna meditation (50 minutes ): 50 dollars/session

Chakra meditation (60 minutes) : 55 dollars/session

5 class package for Yoga Nidra and Antar Mouna :200 dollars
5 class package for Chakra meditation :225 dollars

Group packages:

Yoga nidra and antar mouna meditation:

2 persons : 30 dolars per person
5 class package for 2 persons: 125 dollar/person
Groups of 3 persons and more : 20 dollars/person
5 class packages for 3 persons and more :75 dollars/person

Chakra meditation:
2 persons : 35 dolars per person
5 class package for 2 persons: 150 dollar/person
Groups of 3 persons and more : 25 dollars/person
5 class packages for 3 persons and more :100 dollars/personGuided

If interested call me on +9613578518 to book your class.

 

11
Jan
2018
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Prenatal Yoga

Pregnancy is a challenging phase in life,staying fit helps a lot in balancing the fluctuating hormones and the overall health of a mom to be easing up the delivery process (unless any medical complication does not allow you to exercise).

Prenatal Yoga is a maintenance practice. We are tuning to the intuitive body by moving beyond the ego and the fluctuations of the mind or chitta vritti into true intelligence or buddhi.

In a prenatal yoga class we are asked “to be ourselves” rather than “a better version of ourselves”.

Private and group packages are available:

Private packages :

Individual classes (1hour ): 80 dollars/class

5 classes package: 350 dollars

10 classes package : 700 dollars

 

Group packages:

2 persons :50 dollars/person

3 persons and more :40 dollars /person

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