You're probably just getting back from or going on
your summer vacation. Ahhhhh...a time to relax and
wallow in a time outside of our hectic everyday life.
While I have your attention and you are relaxed,
consider this month's lead article on managing stress.
If you can grasp a few of the 21 Ways to Reduce
Stress now, it may help you in the fall when life goes
back into full swing.
I'll be teaching Ayurveda: The Art of Living at UCI
again this fall. It will be the
third time I will teach the class and modestly I
must say the students are enjoying it. Read student
comments about the course.
yoga in the Park
Offered twice a week at
Moulton Meadows park in Laguna Beach. Carl Brown,
who was one of my ayurvedic students at UCI, will
the course. He has completed in excess of 388 hours
of training under the guidelines for registration with
Yoga Alliance. Thanks Carl for making Yoga available
May all beings be with Peace,
We’ve all heard the expression “A sound mind and a
sound body.” All of us, at one time or another, have
described an aspect of our lives as. “good for body
and soul”. But with the day-to-day pressures of
modern life, we frequently overlook the importance of
the relationship between physical and mental health.
We forget that there are two sides to the health coin
and that physical and mental health are
interdependent parts of our overall well being.
to exercise each day...we watch our diet...we’re
constantly trying new shape-up programs...but we
often overlook mental health fitness activities. And,
we should not, for new research is showing more and
more the effects of excessive stress and pressure on
circulatory, respiratory and cardiac health. Good
mental health is good for everybody. Try to spend a
few minutes a day on mental health exercises -
laugh, relax, share your thoughts with a friend. The
following are some ideas to help offset some of the
pressures and stress in our everyday lives.
|Ayurveda: Art of Living to be taught at UCI
Enroll Now! Wednesdays, September 27 to December
13, 6-9 PM; 10 meetings, no class 10/25 and 11/22.
Presented as part of UCI Extension's Yoga Studies
program, this hands-on course provides an overview
of the basic principles of Ayurveda and how they
may be used to keep you balanced on your path of
yoga, meditation, and life. The $350 course fee
includes $50 for a materials fee which will be used to
supply the student with therapies to take home each
week to experience Ayurveda in addition to learning
about them intellectually.
|When to buy organic - The Dirty Dozen
These are the 12 most pesticide-contaminated fruits
and vegetables. Try to always buy organically-grown
versions of these items:
Apples, Bell peppers, celery, cherries, imported
grapes, nectarines, peaches, pears, potatoes, red
raspberries, spinach, strawberries
Washing reduces pesticide residue but doesn't
eliminate it. Some pesticides are absorbed into the
plant and others bind to the surface and can't be
washed off easily. Peeling the fruit or vegetable
reduces the problem but takes out valuable nutrients.
For more information, visit the Environmental Working
Group's website www.ewg.org
Free Introductory Lecture
Aug 24th, 7-9 PM in Laguna Beach
Download PDF flyer and directions
- Introduction to Ayurveda
- Constitution and balance
- Food as medicine
- Balancing through opposites
- 14 tips for healthy eating
- Questions and Answers