Yoga for Seasonal Change

Have you been feeling fatigued, anxious, or stressed? It might have something to do with the time of year. We’ve officially reached late summer. It’s a time of change for us, and it’s the fifth official season according to Chinese Medicine.

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Amanda McMorran
Get Grounded

If you’ve ever taken a yoga class, you’re probably familiar with the word "grounding." But what exactly does it mean? It’s one of those esoteric terms used so readily by yoga teachers that we sometimes forget its significance. In yoga, the word serves as both an adjective (describing a centered, grounded feeling) and a verb (to physically ground down).

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Amanda McMorran
Guiltless Indulgence

When in doubt, add avocado! I’ve adapted this recipe from Julie Montagu’s cookbook, Superfoods Superfast: 100 Energizing Recipes to Make in 20 Minutes or Less to include seasonal berries and almond milk. 

It’s perfect for those times you want to indulge in a decadent chocolate dessert without completely undoing your workout. Further proof that adding avocado makes everything better!

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Amanda McMorran
Strawberry Fields

This is my all-time favorite summer snack, care of Clean Slate: A Cookbook and Guide: Reset Your Health, Detox Your Body, and Feel Your Best.

Not only is this recipe is vegan-friendly and majorly delicious, but best of all, it doesn't require any baking!

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Amanda McMorran
One Breath at a Time

Four years ago, while loafing around galleries in New York, I stumbled upon a graffitied wall that read, “Relax And Enjoy Your Pressure.” In that moment, something clicked. I recognized myself in those words. All my life, I’ve wrestled with both anxiety and depression. Two sides of the same coin. At times, it’s felt like I was trying to overpower my very nature. Seeing that graffiti made me think about what I would do if the pressure never lifted. Could I find a way to relax into it?

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Trevor @ Hop Creative