The weather is getting warmer, and iced drinks never tasted so good. Infused water is my go-to drink this time of year–not only is it tasty, but it encourages me to stay hydrated. Keeping hydrated is one of the most important things that you can do for your body. Your mood, energy levels, metabolism, and immune function all depend on adequate water consumption.
Worry and anxiety happen when we experience fear about the future due to painful experiences in the past. I’ve heard it said that “if it’s hysterical, it’s historical!” Everything we experience is imprinted in our psyche and embedded in the physical and subtle parts of our body. Our tissues hold memories of the past.
Your two sciatic nerves are the longest and largest single nerves in the human body. They begin at the bottom of your spine, run through your pelvis (usually under your piriformis muscle) down each of your legs, and end in your toes. Because of the distance it covers, the location and severity of sciatic pain differs from person to person.
“It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity.” — B.K.S. Iyengar
No matter what form of yoga is your favorite, Iyengar yoga, with its focus on alignment and innovative use of props, is likely to have influenced your practice.
This is a favorite at all the events I cater for at Vernonia Springs. It's a quick and easy meal that is light yet satisfying. I serve this with a caesar salad which is perfect for spring and summer. The bite of balsamic vinegar and aromatic basil is a real crowd pleaser! Play around with the seasonings to satisfy your own taste.
The challenge in recovery lies in changing habits and ways of thought. Because addiction continues to lurk in altered neural circuits, cravings or feelings of deprivation provide an ongoing reminder of the need to channel those drives positively and the danger of failing to do so.