benefits of a Mysore-style yoga practice (self practice)

“The Mysore-style teaching format is really the perfect way for a beginner to learn yoga, as it starts from scratch and develops according to the abilities of the individual. I totally believe that anyone can practice and take benefit from Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga”. David Robson

Are YOU getting enough protein?

The TRUTH about protein “There are, in effect, two things: two know and to believe one knows. To know is science. To believe one knows is ignorance”. -Hippocrates I want to address the most common question that I get asked as a vegan. “You don’t eat meat OR dairy, so WHERE do you get your protein??!!” It would be an understatement to suggest that our modern culture is obsessed with the idea of getting enough protein. But, whyyyyyyyyyyyy?! Ask most people and they’ll tell you that you need protein for energy or to build muscles or to be satiated. Ugh! The truth is that we have been BRAINWASHED! Protein should be the lowest priority on our nutritional agenda. The meat and dairy industries, su

chickpea and mushroom vegan burgers

1 tbsp. flour 1/2 red onion 3 garlic cloves 2 tsp. cayenne 2 tsp. ground cumin 4 oz. organic button mushrooms, stemmed and halved 1.5-2 cups of cooked organic chickpeas 1 bunch fresh flat leaf parsley extra virgin olive oil grey salt and fresh ground black pepper Water Directions: Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and mushroom. Cook for 5 minutes, then add flour, garlic, cumin and cayenne. Cook until onion has browned. Use water to deglaze pan if desired. In a food processor, place pan mixture, beans, and parsley. Pulse until slightly combined. Continue to pulse while adding oil until moldable. Adjust season with salt and pepper and form patties to your liki

Healthy Diet & Nutrition for Yoga

My number one tip for developing and maintaining a strong, lean, healthy body is to eat as many WHOLE FOODS as possible! Fill up on FRUITS and VEGGIES and never calorie restrict. This means eat until you are FULL! These foods will provide you with all the nutrients you need, along with a clear mind for a strong yoga practice. I’ll share a secret with you… 80% of my diet is FRUIT! Today, I had datorade (medjool dates and water…soooo delicious) for breakfast, a small watermelon for a mid-morning snack and 10 organic bananas blended with 4 medjool dates for lunch. In the early afternoon I had 4 organic pears for a snack. So, before my dinner, I’d already consumed over 2,000 calories. (You ne

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