X Rays

X-rays are a type of radiation called electromagnetic waves, that have a slight chance of causing cancer and low risk of side effects with low exposure. High exposure can cause unpleasant things like vomiting, hair loss bleeding or fainting. That being said, if I ever get any sort of xrays, like a dental exam or…

Wheel Pose

Wheel Pose I don’t do this pose often, but when I do, I do it on a concrete walkway in my friend’s front yard in Los Angeles on a lovely September afternoon. And when @juliemagnussen asks “can you kick your leg up?” you reply with no and do it anyway. #surprise I have a complicated…

Winter

Winter is coming!  Having never watched Game of Thrones, I have no idea what that actually means & can only assume it’s enticing you to get prepared for the harsh reality that is the season. Prepared we shall be!  Those of you who watched can enlighten me.   In TCM, winter is a yin season. Yin…

Wellness

What does this word mean to you? It means something different to everyone. The definition according to the Google is “the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal.” I can relate to that. To expand on that, I also think it means taking care of myself so that I feel…

WTF

There’s a lot of WTF health and wellness information that’s out there and it’s hard to figure it out, make sense of and what to believe. You may even think some of mine is WTF? I’m a big proponent of not drinking ice water as it’s hard on the body. You may think, wtf? I’ve…

Vinegar

Did you know vinegar is more than just commonly used in the kitchen to add flavor or acidity to a dish? Yeah, it’s a little unicorn and can be used for pickling and preserving, as a non toxic household cleaner, a drink to promote wellness, a beauty staple and used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to…

Vitamins

Vitamins are essential micronutrients that our bodies need in small quantities in order to function properly.  They perform a myriad of functions in the body like repairing cellular damage, converting food into energy, build bones, protect vision and immunity. Vitamins are not created by the body at all or in sufficient amounts and therefore must…

Vegetables

Have you ever wondered what is a vegetable? In olden days, the word meant living and growing, to give energy to or to enliven. Today, they’re more commonly known as being cultivated for food. I like to think of it as a blend of the two. Vegetables are edible parts of plants like flowers, stems…

Upside Down

Upside Down From my first teacher training. It’s one of the only times I went upside down w/out the help of a wall. It’s not pretty, but I did it. Thank you @suzannediano for capturing the moment and unwavering support. Some poses require a firm stance on one foot which helps w. stability, focus & balance. I’m into…