Yoga Basics | Knees Chest Chin

Knees Chest Chin OR Chaturanga Dandasana

So far in the Yoga Basics Series we’ve learnt some great poses for beginners! The following variations are great transitions to use while flowing from Downward Dog to the ground. However they are a bit more difficult to master! First I’ll introduce Knees Chest & Chin posture then the more challenging Chaturanga Dandasana aka Four-Limbed Staff Pose.

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Yoga Basics | Downward Dog

Downward Facing Dog | Adho Mukha Svanasana

Adho Mukha Svanasana is Sanskrit (yogi language) for Downward Dog. This is one of the most basic poses to learn.

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Yoga Basics | Low Lunge

Low Lunge | Anjaneyasana

Anjaneyasana is Sanskrit (yogi language) for Low Lunge. This is one of the most basic poses to learn and I’ve included two variations. The first one is for beginners or people struggling with balance. Keeping your hands on the ground and pulling your chest through helps maintain the equilibrium. The second variation is a little more advanced, this posture offers a nice stretch along the abdominals while bringing your hands up and arching your back.

 

low lunge

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Yoga Basics | Forward Fold

Forward Fold | Padahastasana

Padahastasana is Sanskrit (yogi language) for Forward Fold or Standing Forward Bend. This is one of the most basic poses to learn and there are a lot of variations if your forehead doesn’t touch your shins….yet!

 

Forward Fold

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Yoga Basics | Mountain Pose

Mountain Pose | Tadasana

Tadasana is Sanskrit (yogi language) for Mountain Pose. This is one of the most basic poses to learn as a beginner, and a great one to kick off this yoga basics series!

Mountain Pose

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Vegetarian Protein – Holistic Nutritionist Meghan Pickett Explains

Vegetarian Protein

Wrapping up April’s Nutrition Series, I’m especially excited to announce my guest Meghan Pickett! She is a Holistic Nutritionist, a Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor AND she is my cousin. We grew up together and both share a passion for health & fitness in our adult lives. Meghan comes from Calgary, Alberta where she got a diploma in Physical Education. She then continued her studies in Holistic Nutrition in Vancouver, BC. Meghan teaches classes at Surfset and is launching her new fitness & nutrition consulting services to anyone looking to make a change in their lifestyle. She’s always had a passion for nourishing and fueling your body appropriately and her cupboards are full of organic ingredients!

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Ko Samui, The Last Stop – Thailand

Ko Samui was our last stop before Bangkok. Stephen arranged for us to stay at a brand new resort, Samui Sunrise, for 4 days up on the hill. It was so new we were the first ones to stay in our room! The place was beautifully landscaped and we had the pool to ourselves most of the time. The sunrise views from our room were incredible.

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Checking In with The Food Cop

The Food Cop

There’s a misconception that all vegans and vegetarians must be ultra healthy because what else is there to eat besides vegetables?! But this is not the case. There are so many processed and refined ‘snacks’ out there targeted to a veggie diet that are quick to grab on the go. Most of which are packed full of preservatives, sugar and high in sodium. To eat a healthy and nutrient dense plant-based diet it’s important to know how to grocery shop and how to prepare such meals. Since I made the switch my culinary creativity has sparked and I’ve learnt how to make a ton of fulfilling vegetarian dishes! You can see some of them on my Instagram!

Continuing with April’s Vegetarian Nutrition Series I’d like to introduce and thank Corinne Kantor for being here today. Corinne is a Registered Dietetic Technician and Certified LEAP Therapist. She’s also the creator behind The Food Cop where she writes about clean healthy eating, edible gardens, and food sensitivities.

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