Tips to a
More Relaxing Savasana
Baby Sign Language
Recipe of the Month
How to Contribute
Fall classes are off
to a great start. Some are even full to
capacity! Many classes we offer run in two
sets within a season, so we have some starting later
this month and very early November. Be sure to
www.intoyoga.ca to find all the new classes
Not all plant food is
healthy. Plant-based diets may have advantages for
both your waistline and your general well-being, but
new research suggests that the foods you choose are
what matter most for receiving the healthful
benefits of plant-based nutrition.
Plank pose isn't all about arm
strength. It's really about engaging your
core. We'll walk you through the 'how to' in
Do you find Savasana (Corpse Pose) relaxing?
Not everyone does. We've got some tips to help
you achieve your best state of
Savasana that you'll enjoy.
Teaching your baby to sign, isn't about getting them
to understand you. Babies understand the
spoken word long before they can return in kind.
So using their hands to 'say' their wants and needs
is what signing is all about. Learn how to
stop some of the frustration of the
communication gap between you and your wee one.
Do you like shrimp? What
about garlic? We've got
a tasty recipe that pairs the two. Read on.
Don't forget to check out all the class start dates
www.intoyoga.ca and remember to register early!
Hope you enjoy this month's newsletter!
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If you're looking for core strength, the Plank
Pose works wonders. Be sure to draw in your
belly and drop your tailbone slightly.
Here's how to do it:
1. Lay on your tummy,
toes curled under, hands under shoulders, palms
down, fingertips forward.
2. Inhale, exhale, straightening your arms, pushing
the body up off floor as in a push up. Hold and
3. Bending your elbows, slowly lowering your body
back to floor.
NOTE: If you're more of a beginner, you can do
this pose on your hands and knees.
Benefits of Plant Based Nutrition Depends on Your
Large, population-based studies continue to find
links with health benefits for those who follow
vegetarian or vegan diets. For example, research
suggests that on average, those who choose
plant-based diets are less likely to be overweight
than omnivores. Other research has linked a
plant-based eating pattern with better weight
management and improved long-term health.
Considering these positive research findings, it’s
easy to wonder if vegetarian or vegan options are
always a healthier choice.
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to a More Relaxing Savasana
Savasana (Corpse Pose) is the final pose in a
yoga practice that all other BEING poses are
preparing for. However, when well supported it can
also be a pose to begin with that sets the perfect
tone for a successful BEING practice. Whether
practiced at the beginning, end, or both, Savasana
is designed to be experienced as an opportunity to
turn away from constant doing, controlling,
commanding, and assigning. To
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Benefits of Baby Sign Language
In the last few years, baby sign language
has gained in popularity, joining music class and
stroller fitness on the “must do” list for the first
year. But while these classes offer similar benefits
— bonding time and a chance to meet parents with
similar interests — baby signing has an advantage:
giving babies language earlier.
“People confuse speech and language,” says Laura
Berg, founder of My Smart Hands, a baby sign
language program, and author of The Baby Signing
Bible. “Baby signing isn’t about us talking to
them, it gives babies a language to talk to us. It
minimizes the guessing game.”
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Shrimp is one of the healthier meats we can consume.
It is both high in protein and low in calories which
makes it an excellent weight cutting food. It has
vitamins B6 and B12. It is often quickly prepared
and easy on the taste buds. Try this awesome garlic
shrimp recipe we’ve discovered and let us know what
you think below!
1 1/2 tablespoons
1 pound shrimp,
peeled and deveined
salt to taste
6 cloves garlic, finely minced
teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons lemon
1 tablespoon caper
1 1/2 teaspoons
1/3 cup chopped
Italian flat leaf parsley, divided
1 1/2 tablespoons
water as needed
1. Heat olive oil
in a heavy skillet over high heat until it just
begins to smoke. Place shrimp in an even layer
on the bottom of the pan and cook for 1 minute
2. Season shrimp
with salt; cook and stir until shrimp begin to
turn pink, about 1 minute.
3. Stir in garlic
and red pepper flakes; cook and stir 1 minute.
Stir in lemon juice, caper brine, 1 1/2 teaspoon
cold butter, and half the parsley.
4. Cook until
butter has melted, about 1 minute, then turn
heat to low and stir in 1 1/2 tablespoon cold
butter. Cook and stir until all butter has
melted to form a thick sauce and shrimp are pink
and opaque, about 2 to 3 minutes.
5. Remove shrimp
with a slotted spoon and transfer to a bowl;
continue to cook butter sauce, adding water 1
teaspoon at a time if too thick, about 2
minutes. Season with salt to taste.
6. Serve shrimp
topped with the pan sauce. Garnish with
remaining flat-leaf parsley.