Finding Your Inner Strength

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inner-strength
Noun
(plural inner strengths)
(idiomatic) Integrity of character; resoluteness of will; mental resistance to doubt or discouragement.

Life can be hard sometimes. It can become easy to get down on ourselves and only focus on what others think of us. When this happens, we allow others to determine our own self-worth, instead of ourselves. This can leave us feeling vulnerable, insufficient and powerless. So, how do we change this?

Not to worry, all of us possess the ability to be strong! Discovering our inner strength and confidence is something we are all capable of! The first step to finding  inner strength is to understand that we have a purpose and that we are valued. Here are a few steps to help us discover our inner strength and lead us on the road to self-love and healing.
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5 Reasons to Start Yoga for the Fall

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1. It’s a great workout anytime…especially for those cooler months. 

Most of us adore Summer because we can workout outside, go for runs, and stay in great shape…. but what happens when the weather starts to cool off?  It can become easy to use the brisk weather as an excuse to start skipping workouts. (We are all guilty of this!) So what are we to do? Well, yoga is a wonderful way to stay in shape during the colder months. A huge benefit of Bikram is that it’s practiced indoors, providing us with a great way to keep your body strong and flexible even when the weather turns!
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Green Super Smoothie

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Green Smoothie
If you’re looking for a little pick me up right after your next yoga session, or run- then we highly recommend this delicious green super smoothie recipe we came across! It’s light, refreshing, and will help your body recover from your workout. The main ingredient in this nutrient packed smoothie is spinach. Why do we love spinach so much? Because this super food is loaded with vitamins and minerals, is a great source of Omega 3s, is anti-inflammatory, helps to produce natural energy and Alkalizes the body. Try this simple recipe after your next trip to the gym or yoga studio. Make sure you use only fresh, organic ingredients and wash the spinach before adding it into the blender.
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3 simple steps to boost your immune system naturally

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Your immune system, like any other functioning part of your body needs adequate attention and care in order to work properly. It’s easy to fall into the cycle of eating poorly, not getting enough sleep, getting stressed out and then…viola, just like that you’ve gotten sick…again. So, we’ve come up with some basic natural ways to help boost your immune system naturally to keep you happy and healthy!
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A Beginner’s First Time Experience: Bikram Yoga

yoga_2A Beginner’s First Time Experience: Bikram Yoga 

This is the first time I have ever attempted any form of yoga, let alone Bikram! I was slightly nervous and excited to begin the class. As soon as I pulled up to the Studio, my mind was put at ease. I received a warm greeting from Kathy, the full time instructor who gave me a tour of the studio and shared with me about the class and what to expect. 
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Pink Strawberry Smoothie

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This warm weather has us craving sweet treats like this pretty  strawberry smoothie! Packed full of antioxidants, this smoothie is both healthy and delicious. Strawberries can work wonders on the body and can aid in the reduction of cholesterol and help with the digestion process. Try one of these tasty drinks before your next yoga class! Follow the easy recipe below:
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10 Inspiring Habits

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10 Inspiring Habits

Spring is here and with it blossoms a fresh start for each one of us. View this time as a rebirth of self and a clean slate to start anew. Now is the time to build new habits that will lead us closer to reaching our goal of a healthier and happier life! We have some simple inspirational tips that will help you on your way to a more well rounded lifestyle. We encourage you to try these steps, even if you only start adding one into your daily routine at a time. Slowly build your way towards all 10.
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Coconut Fig Energy Bites

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Coconut Fig Energy Bites

Looking for a healthy snack to devour after your yoga session? Try these chewy coconut fig energy bites! Vegan, healthy, and packed full of protein, they are an ideal post-workout treat. Enjoy a little taste of the tropics with the blended flavors of chocolate and coconut. These energy bites are so easy to make, just follow the easy recipe below. Try them after your next yoga workout!

Ingredients
1 cup dried figs
1/4 cup natural almond butter
3/4 cup oats, either old fashioned or quick cooking (gluten free if necessary)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup raw almond
1/4 cup ground flax seeds
1/8 tsp fine sea salt
1/2  cup dairy free-mini chocolate chips

Raw coconut flakes to garnish

Simply combine all of the ingredients into the food processor. Roll into 1 inch balls. Coat them in the coconut flakes and pop them into the fridge for about an hour to chill. And voila! Enjoy, yogis :)

 

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Pink Grapefruit Body Scrub

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Renew your skin with this organic pink grapefruit scrub. We love grapefruit oil because it’s anti-aging, fights against skin caner, and will create a beautiful healthy glow on your skin. This citrus scrub is extremely rejuvenating and after a cold winter, this is what our skin so desperately needs! This recipe is so simple and easy to make. Use this nourishing scrub once or twice a week after yoga to create beautiful glowing skin! 
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Tropical Chia Parfait

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 Tropical Chia Parfait 
This tropical chia parfait is the perfect healthy snack, or breakfast. Packed full of super fruits, antioxidants, and delicious flavor- what’s not to love? We encourage you to create a holistic lifestyle for yourself in all areas. Remember, one good decision leads to another and will help you to start forming healthy habits. We believe in you! Follow the simple recipe below for a divine, exotic parfait. *Use only organic ingredients.*
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