Monday, July 7, 2014

LAUGHING IS SO GOOD



  • Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.
  • Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.
  • Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.
  • Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.



I like laughing.
I like good food too.


 
And cool inspiring stuff.











And people that are into meditation.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

TURMERIC SMOOTHIE RECIPE


Super Crazy Awesome Anti Aging and Cancer Preventing Turmeric Smoothie Recipe

1 tablespoon Turmeric
1 teaspoon Maca Powder
1 scoop Vega One Protein Mix
1 banana
1 glass soy milk

Put all the ingredients in a blender and give it a good mix. You wound't think that turmeric tastes good in a smoothie, but it does. Just goes perfect with the banana and maca (an energy packed root from south america), and makes a different kind of new flavor. Turmeric is pretty silly, that's how great it is, protecting the skin from UVB radiation and (!) anti-aging. It's super antioxidant and helps to prevent cancer and lowers blood sugar levels. So yes, it's my new best friend. 



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Sunday, June 22, 2014

FULL RULLE

It's been such a fun month full of events. From Goddess Yoga in the forest in Seoul, to beach party  in Boracay, then back to Ultra Music Festival in Seoul, and Opening Paryts, and Midsummer night and Benefits. Just a really fun crazy month. 
Staring my detox now!! :))








Wednesday, June 11, 2014

CROW POSE AND A LITTLE VIDEO


Just a little sample video I did with Belinda at the Hyatt in Seoul! 
Hope u like it.


I'm working on my crow pose (bakasana). An easy way to get into crow is walking your feet in from a downward facing dog, bending your knees and elbows and coming up onto your tiptoes. Then slightly lean forward and put your weight on your arms and hands. There are two versions, you can either put your knees into your armpits or on the outside of your upper arms. Squeeze your legs in, while pushing your arms out. Not forgetting to use your core muscles  and raising the back of your skull upwards.

Benefits


  • Strengthens arms and wrists
  • Stretches the upper back
  • Strengthens the abdominal muscles
  • Opens the groins
  • Tones the abdominal organs

Benefits from Yoga Journal

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

SPRING IS HERE TO STAY- FOR A WHILE



Pictures by Sharon Heit

Slowly but surely Spring Is Coming to Korea. (And with that the only show that I watch.-Yes, that one, you guessed it! ;) So happy that the cherry blossoms are out and it looks like beautiful pink-white snow all over the place. Me and Sharon were walking around Namsan and it was dazzling to finally see some colors popping up. I've been in the Philippines a lot lately, but when I was back in Seoul and it was all snowy and -10° it felt like it was never gonna get warm again. But everything changes, I forget that sometimes. Happy when it hits me again, cuz that's when I appreciate Now and the circumstances I'm in more. Enjoy the ride, right?


Learning a lot about myself right now, meditating a lot ... I'm doing this wonderful online course at Udemy.com with Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati he has this really great and easy way of putting things in a way that makes you understand about, and how to meditate. This video is a sample of what the course is like. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oIXAUCOZ10 
Also check out his youtube channel YogaBindu.




Here's a way to mediate:

Monday, March 31, 2014

LIGHT A MILLION HOMES - Fashion One Foundation


Had the great honor to be part of this amazing project last year, where we went to Palawan and gave out Solar Lanterns to people with no electricity. Thank you Fashion One Foundation!!! 

If you want to Donate please check out the link below.

xoxo


Thursday, March 27, 2014

VIRABHADRASANA II - Warrior Two


Hi All! Gotto tell you about this great place 2 hours outside of Manila called Lorealand Farm Resort and the hanging gardens. Wow, super amazing spa and the perfect getaway if you don't want to go to far but still want to feel like your away from the city. I only spent the day there (900Php!) and yes it was like something out of a dream. I did yoga right there on the edge of the pool!!! Check out these cute pictures I took of the place.







So what else is new? Well I'm pretty excited, becuse I'm taking Sadie Nardini's online Evolution Teacher training, it focuses on core strength and how to flow into poses more naturally. The point is to have the students hit the poses organically so you don't have to adjust them after they hit the pose,  and getting them there right away by using the core strength meridian. I've been doing a lot of bellybutton in-and-up action, rolling and waving my spine into the poses... and, I like it. 

How it works in a Warrior Two: from Downward Facing Dog bend your knees and elbows, inhale your right leg up (3 legged dog), sweep your knee to your nose, while simultaneously pulling your bellybutton in-and-up and rounding the top of your spine. Step the right foot to your right thumb, push your feet down and wave your spine longer, so your looking forward. Push your feet down and ground your back foot outward (towards a 45° angle) pull your pelvic floor muscles, psoas muscle and bellybutton in-and-up and then rolling up your spine while opening up to the side. When the unraveling hit the top of the spine, that's when you start lengthening your arms out. Now you've built the pose from your inner muscles and  strength and it just matches your body, you don't have to think about lowering your shoulders cuz they will already be relaxed, your knee is already in the right position and so are you hips. Try it out and see.

More from Saidie Nardini.