Yoga: How it Works
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If you haven't come out to join us in Burnaby on
Tuesday nights (weather permitting) 6:30pm - 7:30pm,
you're missing a lovely evening of
Yoga in the Park.
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I hate to say it, but Fall is right around the
corner and registration has begun or will begin very
shortly at all our locations. Please be sure
to visit our website at
www.intoyoga.ca to find your class schedule.
We have lots of new classes planned
starting September. Among them will be
Pilates for Posture,
Yoga for Cyclists
and Restorative Yoga.
With all the new additions we're sure you'll find
something you'll love!
Yoga has been around for 5,000 years. It tones
muscles, burns calories and is a total mind-body
workout. Explore some of the
virtues of Yoga in this months article.
Ever get those pains around meal times that are more
than just hunger? Sometimes they're better
known as 'hanger pains'
because they can make you downright irritable.
We're going to share with you how not to let them
get the best of you.
Balance is important...and
the older we get the more important it is...and more
challenging it becomes. Get a peek into how
the balancing process in our body works.
Kids can be tough at any age. But let's face
it, toddlers are a challenge when it comes to ideas
to discipline them appropriately
and effectively. This month's article on toddler
behavior may help you.
Anyone up for slow cooked
We've found a great recipe we think you'll love!
We hope you enjoy this month's newsletter.
Don't forget to register early for classes you wish
to attend at
www.intoyoga.ca. We look forward to seeing
Workout fads come and go, but
virtually no other exercise program is as enduring
as yoga. It's been around for more than 5,000 years.
Yoga does more than burn calories and tone muscles.
It's a total mind-body workout that combines
strengthening and stretching poses with deep
breathing and meditation or relaxation.
There are more than 100 different forms of yoga.
Some are fast-paced and intense. Others are gentle
and relaxing. To continue reading, click
Let 'Hanger' Get the Best of You
What do you call hunger mixed with anger? “Hanger.”
Being hangry can lead to unhealthy snacking.
Hanger can happen to anyone. Feeling irritable and
short-tempered is a natural result of hunger. In
fact, it’s a part of our brain chemistry. The same
mechanisms that manage our feelings of hunger also
have an impact on our mood and emotions. To
continue reading, click
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Why Practice Balance Poses
The most dramatic experience I ever
had with my balance failing me was about 8 years
ago. Swine flu was going around that year and got
me, making me very, very sick. And while I felt
awful and had all sorts of unfortunate symptoms, the
one that stuck with me the most was my compete loss
of balance. I remember trying to get up from my bed
to go to the bathroom and immediately collapsing
into a heap on the floor. It would be funny if it
weren’t so scary. It is a rather peculiar feeling
when you try really, really hard but are
definitively unable to remain upright. And the
stairs were positively terrifying. It took me three
days to begin to regain my sense of balance and when
I did it was a great relief. To
continue reading, click
Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore
4 Things to Do Before You
Discipline Your Toddler
Toddlers can be a difficult,
hardheaded bunch. Exploring the world around them is
their top priority, which means getting into
potentially dangerous situations is a constant
concern for parents. Toddlers also tend not be too
keen on listening to mom and dad, which makes this
stage of development particularly frustrating.
But that frustration can often lead to disciplining
a toddler when it's unnecessary or even
inappropriate. Here's a few strategies to help
parents determine if discipline is appropriate as
well as how to avoid it all together. To continue reading, click
This hearty, tomatoey
stewed dish gets a low-carb, slow cooker makeover in
this alternative to traditional chicken
cacciatore. Cacciatore means "hunter" in
Italian, so chicken cacciatore is literally "chicken
- 3 pounds skinless chicken thighs and/or legs
(bone-in; if using boneless, 8 or 9 thighs)
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
- 8 ounces brown crimini or portobello
mushrooms, roughly chopped
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 14-oz can chopped tomatoes
- 2/3 cup dry wine (white or red)
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning mixture, or 1
teaspoon each oregano, basil, and thyme
- Salt and pepper
- 1/3 cup tomato paste
- 1 inch of Parmesan cheese rind (optional)
1. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
Put in crock pot set to high, and cover.
Alternatively, you can brown the chicken in
a skillet and then transfer to the crockpot.
You can use the same skillet for cooking the
2. Heat olive oil over high heat in a large
skillet. Cook the onion and green pepper for 2 to 3
minutes, then add the mushrooms. Two minutes later,
add the garlic. Cook for another minute.
3. Add the tomatoes, wine, herbs, and more salt
and pepper. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, until liquid
is almost completely boiled away. Taste and adjust
seasonings, if necessary. If it tastes harsh or
acidic, add just a touch of sweetener (one drop of
Sweetzfree can do the trick).
4. Add the tomato paste and Parmesan cheese rind,
and stir to combine. Spoon ingredients onto the top
of the chicken, and cook for 3 hours on high or 6 to
8 hours on low. About half an hour before you are
ready to eat, check and adjust seasonings one more
Serving (2 cups):