Yoga Poses to Detox Your Body

Yoga is my healthy addiction for SO many reasons. One of the biggest benefits is that it gives me an opportunity to get fit AND do yoga poses to detox my body naturally. Being that I’ve been on prescription medicines daily for nearly a decade and love to occasionally drink scotch, my poor liver needs all the help it can get in keeping the toxic sludge to the curb, so in researching ways to accomplish this, I’ve found these poses to be the most helpful. Be sure to click on the name of the pose to be taken to instructions on executing each asana (pose) correctly! Keep in mind that I’m not a yoga instructor, although I might like to be one someday, so if you have any questions seek one out! Also, just to make you feel right at home, I left the laundry that needs to be folded on the couch… for that stressed-out mom vibe. Let’s get started on my favorite yoga poses to detox our bodies! Wide-Leg Forward Bend (Prasarita Padottanasana) Reverses gravity and forces blood to circulate throughout the body. Folding action aids the digestive system by squeezing and massaging the organs around. Also gets…

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On RedBook : My Struggle With Orthorexia

I’m really excited that redbook (yes, THE REDBOOK MAGAZINE) has published one of my articles! This is a new location on the Internet for me, so I would love it if you go give it a read. Not many people (if any, really) know that I dealt with an eating disorder known as Orthorexia as a young college student. Orthorexia is not as widely-discussed as Anorexia or Bulimia, and it can remain hidden more easily, masquerading as a dedication to physical perfection through fitness. Just like anything else, a positive thing like physical exercise and healthy eating can become warped until it’s no longer recognizable as a virtue. Been there, done that, and thankfully I met my husband and he reintroduced me to the amazing world of doughnuts and ice cream and enjoying life. Healthy Eating Became an Unhealthy Obsession by Jessica Azar In writing this I hope that it will help other young women realize that they don’t have to go overboard with crash diets and punishing, relentless exercise to be happy and feel good about the way they look. I’m in the same dress size I wore in high school and do exercise classes I LOVE (Yoga and…

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Chillax and Goodie Jars For Adult Behavior Modification

One of the best things about being a writer and blogger is that I get to network and be inspired by other writers and their experiences. After reading my friend Stacia’s post on a system that’s working to modify her daughter’s behavior, I had an epiphany. As many of you know, my oldest child is one of those who takes the term “strong-willed” to another level. He’s a VERY bright, loving kid with tons to offer this world, but he has been a quadruple handful since he was born. Over his nine years on this Earth we have tried every single method of discipline/punishment/behavior modification under the Sun and rarely does anything ever have a lasting effect on him. Taking things away from him doesn’t work (like she said about her daughter, you could take all of her stuff and send it up in flames and she will not care), while spanking/physical punishment just enrages him and makes him act out even more. I’ve often joked saying that I’m either raising a Navy SEAL or a psychopath, in reference to his iron will and determination. There’s no getting in his head, and I’m just as strong-willed and cunning as he.…

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