Heyyyoooo!!! Fire season is in full effect and this yogi needs some fuel for her own fire if you know what I mean!! 12+ hour work days are hard on the body and most Alaskans are either working their buns off or playing their buns off during these long summer days. I love it. In order to keep on raging though, we all need to make sure our bodies are getting the nutrition they need. If you don't have time to juice a garden, or blend up a bunch of bushes, I would recommend Greeeeeen Vibrance. It is my favorite green powder because it has so many beneficial ingredients (probiotics are key) and it doesn't taste bad at all. If I am traveling or going on an assignment, I buy the small packets from Sunshine Health Foods in Fairbanks. For home use, I buy the big bottles from Amazon.com (you can click on the pictures below for pricing). If you just want more information, you can check out their website at www.vibranthealth.com.
Proper nutrition is one of the 5 Points of Yoga so eat well while you are workin' hard and make sure you are playing even harder!! God bless these beautiful Alaskan summers!! XO
"The Green Vibrance formula grows from the concepts that:
1.The modern diet fails to supply enough micronutrients to support optimal health
2.The ancient biochemistry inside us, which hasn’t changed in 40,000 years, expects to be fed high nutrient density with each calorie of food ingested
3.The body can heal itself if given proper nutritional support
1. Helps improve a sub-par digestive tract or strengthen and maintain one that is already operating efficiently.
2. Provides a host of trace nutrients from nutrient-dense, organically grown, concentrated whole foods.
3. Improves circulation to assure that the benefits of improved digestion and all trace nutrients are actually delivered to each cell of the body.
4. Supports efficient immunity both as a result of 1.), 2.) & 3.) above (because healthier cells generate more energy and cells of the immune system are more vigorous, and as a result of specific ingredients known to support active immune cells.
5. Delivers a host of potent anti-aging antioxidants (1,203 mg.)
6. Help assure skeletal health
Written By: Sayer Ji, Founder of www.GreenMedInfo.com
Modern science now confirms why humans have been practicing yoga since the beginning of recorded history: it is good both for the body and mind.
There is evidence in the archeological record that yoga has been practiced by humans for at least 5,000 years. Whereas this would constitute sufficient evidence for most folks to consider it a practice with real health benefits, as its millions of practitioners widely claim, skeptics say otherwise. They require any activity deemed to be of therapeutic value run the gauntlet of randomized, controlled clinical trials before it is fully accepted within the conventional medical system.
This tendency towards scientism in medicine, or what some call medical monotheism, runs diametrically opposed to the standards of lived-experience – so called "subjectivity" – or anecdotal experience (learning from the experience of others) which is what the majority of the world uses to determine if something has value, or is worth doing or not.
Yoga, of course, is no longer exclusively practiced by a particular religious group. It is considered a form of low-impact exercise and stress-reduction, and is estimated to be practiced by 20 million people in the US alone. This burgeoning interest among Westerners happens to be why so much human clinical research has now been performed on yoga. The US National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database shows that in 1968, seven studies were published on yoga. This year, there have been over 250. So much research, in fact, has accumulated that even systematic reviews of the literature have now been published.
Take a recently published systematic review in the Clinical Journal of Pain where an evaluation of ten randomized controlled trials found patients with chronic low back pain found "short-term effectiveness and moderate evidence for long-term effectiveness of yoga for chronic low back pain."[i]
The meta-analysis sits comfortably on the top of the pyramid of truth of "evidence-based" medicine. Once confirmation has occurred at these heights, few can accuse such an intervention of "quackery" without indicting the very holy grail of modern medicine itself.
So, what other human clinical research now confirms the value of yoga in the prevention and treatment of disease? We have found evidence supporting the use of yoga in as many as 70 distinct disease categories, all of which can be viewed on our Yoga Health Benefits page, and with 7 listed below:
Nonetheless, it is clear that yoga has come of age. Ancient wisdom is finding renewed confirmation by men and women in lab coats, who themselves could stand to loosen up and throw down a sun salutation or two. Considering the aforementioned "scientific research" available today, they might now be more inclined to do so.
BE THE CHANGE.
"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." - John Muir
When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent for nearly 70 years, the most remarkable "trophic cascade" occurred. What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers? British environmental journalist George Monbiot explains in this video remix by Sustainable Man.
"Take a moment to think deeply about how your actions impact ecosystems all over the world in a wide variety of ways. Can you begin a cascade of positive effects by changing some of your actions?"
See more at: http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=4904#sthash.uoPyRAoH.dpuf
"Cast away all negative thoughts and fears. If your will is yoked to wisdom, you can achieve anything."