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I love this recipe in the morning; it gives me a great boost of energy, keeps my appetite satisfied for hours and is full of plant based protein, healthy fats, antioxidants and minerals... and it's made with chocolate! Ingredients: 1 Frozen banana 1.5 cups of your favorite almond or coconut milk 1/2 cup of chia seeds 1 tbsp of hemp seeds 3-5 tsp of raw cacao powder (or nibs) optional: raw honey or maple syrup 1/2 avocado (makes it creamy) 1 cup frozen kale seasonal berries 1/2 cup of raw cashew pieces This pudding can be really basic or you can m ..

If eyes are the window to the soul, eyelashes could be the red carpet that leads you to your beautiful window. Red carpets, like eyelashes, were meant to pop: full, velvety, and luxurious. As we age, are eyelashes can stop to grow, fall out, become brittle and thin, which is why thousands of people flock to their estheticians for eyelash extensions or glue fake ones to their lids. While these tricks can work temporarily, they don’t do anything to improve the quality of your natural lashes for permanent results. In fact, many people who have tried fake lashes or lash extensi ..

Up for a Challenge?

What is it? Have you ever heard the adage that for any sort of change to stick, it requires 21 days of repetition? This is true of quitting bad habits as well as forming new habits: if you do it for 3 weeks straight, chances are your body starts to adapt and incorporate the new way into being, whether it be quitting smoking or running 5 miles per day. We challenge you to try practicing for 21 days straight to take your yoga practice to the next level. Our next round begins Thursday October 8th and finishes Wednesday October 28th just in time for Halloween! Why do it? If you ar ..

Ready, Set, Sweat!

Sweat it out! Five reasons sweating is good for you: 1. Natural Pain Killer We all get aches and pains, but rather than reaching for they aspirin, let your body move and sweat. James Ting, MD, a sports medicine physician at Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, California says, "Exercise stimulates neurochemical pathways in the brain, resulting in the production of endorphins that act as natural painkillers". 2. Good for your Skin A deep sweat can do great things to clear your skin. Sweating opens pores and allows your body to push bacteria and other blemish causing culprits  ..

Cool as a Cucumber

It’s been a hot summer in Southern California: El Nino season is here and with it, tropical climates and 90*F beach days. As typical daily routines (like walking to the mailbox) can leave us glistening in a sweat beads, it’s important that we all make extra effort to hydrate. While guzzling cool water after a hot yoga class sounds easy to do, continuously sipping on water throughout the day to is not always as enticing. Let’s face it, regular water gets boring, so why not spice it up? Healthy Benefits of Infusing your Water -Because  ..