I truly believe yoga can be for everyone and every body so I want to start a series of blog posts that can help you activate each yoga asana (poses) in a way that's accessible and meaningful for you. My favorite part of my Yoga Teacher Training was learning modifications for each pose and gaining a deeper understanding of what each pose can bring to your life.
I am hopeful this series will help when you attend a class or practice along with a video at home so you can understand what each pose does for your body and make the proper adjustments that still allow you to get the most out of each pose. I will also share easy ways to modify your poses with what you have at home so you don't have to go out and buy expensive yoga props until you're ready to make that investment (or at all).
The first pose I want to help you understand is a favorite of mine. It's easy and one that most people will be able to safely and easily practice. Even if you think you're too busy to p…
Ladies, and maybe gents too, tell me the last time you thought something negative about your body? Too fat here, to skinny there, too much this, or not enough that... Bad hair day, bad makeup, bad looking skin, too much cellulite, dang stretch marks, BAH! Then don't get me started on all the ads that look at ladies and say if you're around a 12 or 14 you're suddenly plus sized and must be singled out into your own category of shame. Heaven forbid you be any bigger than an 18 because then where will you be? It feels like the media and ad execs have gotten together to send one giant message of "if you're not a size 2 you obviously don't care about yourself and aren't pretty".
Well dang it all you crazy ad execs out there some of us can't be a size 2 or even a size 7 without practically starving or living at the gym. Seriously. I get that there is an obesity epidemic and some people choose to live unhealthy lifestyles full of processed and fattening …
Today's recipe is not something I made this week but I think I may have to make this one day soon. It's a super yummy cookie recipe which I thought would be perfect for anyone participating in a cookie exchange. MMM!!!
Any flavor or jam can be used for this recipe, we found seedless jams work best. For best results, bake only one sheet of cookies at a time.
1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
3 ounces (6 Tablespoons) cream cheese, softened
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1. Adjust the oven racks to the upper-middle and lower-middle positions and heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Fill a small zipper-lock bag with the jam. Whisk the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder together in a medium bowl.