Attract Your Wellness : W.E.L.L Summit Event November 6th

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About the W.E.L.L. Summit

Welcome…
to The W.E.L.L. Summit, a celebration of living well, making empowered consumer decisions, learning from top professionals—and of course, the luxury of health.

The W.E.L.L. Summit… is not just a conferences its Given you a chance to  taking the first step in creating & seeking wellness for you !! In where in gathers together in one place ( November 6th at Boston,MA)  and one weekend the best speakers of the wellness & beauty community !

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 A event like no other that bring you closer & personal  with professionals to bring motivation & to get answer to those tough questions that you wanted to get answers too  :

But we’re also providing intimate access
to these professionals through exclusive small break-out sessions. All the questions you’ve always wanted to ask. All the tips you’ll need for buying beauty products, overhauling your pantry, selecting a workout program that fits into your daily life. The latest trends, complete with insider tips. These are the pioneers of the wellness industry…and they can’t wait to meet you.



Josh RosebrookAngela KimEileen MockusAlden Wicker

KseniaSteph ZabelHeather StevensonCassandra Bodzak

 Read up on the complete list  :

W.E.L.L Summit Speaker

I am super excited to hear from many of these amazing people many in which have been a inspiration to continue my road to Eco-living and inspired others along the way . In addition to see many of my great friends such as Organic Bath Co. & Ru from ShortSmallSweet.net  Blog  along many others !  Making it a magic & Family affair as we gather together are talents & passion to bring it to you the community  !

Its does not stop their !!!

 You will get to enjoy a Well Summit style pampering like no other ! With the chances to enjoy organic Farm -to-Table food , Wine and complementary make-overs using the best in healthy beauty. With amazing pampering stations with the best in Eco-brands & best part meet & greet  many of the leaders behind these company’s .

In Less words its a complete  Rock -ON  of Beauty Wellness !!

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Feature brands  ( in Photo) at the W.E.L.L Summit includes  Meow meow tweet, S.W . Basics , Organic Baht.CO, Josh Rosebrooks  are just a few of the many amazing brands and speakers that you get to meet !!

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All Happening  at the  Wyndham Hotel in Beacon Hill, Mass. Beacon Hill is a 19th-century residential neighborhood in Boston that sits directly north of the Boston Common and the Boston Public Garden.

Get your tickets for W.E.L.L Summit !!!

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*****Please note: Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. Sales close at 12 p.m. EST, Tuesday, October 27th . Best suggest to get tickets sooner as it may sale out earlier !

Hope to see you Their As We summit are self-Love !!

 xo, Boho Chic Meets Organics

Yoga at Home for beginners #7 : Yoga References

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Thank YOU !

Its been much fun & learning experiences in write this series for you all. Many THANKS to Ru  from Short Small & Sweet Blog for Team with me to bring you all these awesome post.  I hope you all enjoy the post for the Yoga At Home for Beginners Series but most important that you all gain motivation form it ! SO Thank you for all your support & comments !

YOGA REFERENCES :

As part of the Yoga at Home for Beginners this last post  me & Ru share are personal references from books, APPS to websites and much more. Places where you can get information about poses, yoga benefits and most important ways to help you stay motivate through your  yoga journey .

♦ON – The- Go Apps

I am always on the go and going form city to city to friends house to visiting family . The following APPS are the ones that I use and love to use on the Go !

1.FitStar Yoga
It’s a yoga app for on the go. You can take a class or sequences no matter where you are .It’s pretty much taking a yoga teacher with you & with great video and easy to follow. Plus new work out sequences are always add. Cost: $ FREEE basis, $8 monthly membership

2.Yoga Studio
A app that you can create your sequences and schedule your video classes right into your phones calendars. In addition you can flow the 65 + video classes and over 280 poses with detail instructions.
Cost $4

3.Daily YOGA
Is another great app that include yoga sequences for runners, beginners, loss weight  and much more. Its easy to follow as it shows you each move in video form. It also has a pose library that explains each pose and how to do it right. In addition to having yoga music too.
4. Yoga Radio
Is a great app for yoga music and relaxing music. It has many great stations and tones of music to set any mood that you’re in or wish to be. Cost $ FREE

5.Pocket Yoga
This app has many features including a yoga sequences that is detail in video play plus has a feature that tracks your progress. In addition to tracking your heart rate and calories burned. It also has music library too. A great app for on the go and taking your yoga every were you go. Cost $3

6.YOS
Is a community basic health living & yoga community where you can have support form others that are trying to achieve the same goals as you. It like a motivation buddy that include meal recipes, health remedies, yoga at home sequences videos. Cost $ FREE

♦Websites for Yoga

1. The Yoga Journal  : This is a great site to get new sequences moves  and get detail information about the benefits of different poses . In addition get wellness & health information about eating, stress and even clothing ….. much more.  They also have amazing videos for different poses that focus on different health areas like stress, meditation , weight control and many many more. They also have a coll Phone APP that you can download into your phone.

www.yogajournal.com/

2. GaiamTV : This is also a great website for yoga sequences & video of many poses to follow and do at home. Really like this site to keep expanding in poses and keep my sequences fun when I feel like I need to add a new one. In addition this site is very informative about health yoga living and health.

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♦ Yoga Books

1. Meditations from the Mat : Daily reflection on the path of yoga 

by Rolf Gates

This is a great book and recommend in reading it as it helps you see yoga in a different perspective and not just another work out routine . It lets you see yoga as a mind & body teaching .

2.The Yoga Bible by Christian Brown

This is another great book for all levels of yoga . It includes 150 poses with detail information in how to achieve the pose. Its a great book to look and pick poses to add to your sequences . Really love the pictures and how detail it is.

Thank you all again for making this series such a hit  !! Make sure to check out Ru Yoga Reference selection !

As Remember you can go back and catch up all the post for this  whole series !

Yoga At Home for beginners #6 : Maintain a yoga schedule

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Maintaining a Yoga schedule

One of the hardest part of starting any giving work out or new habit is keeping that going but most important keeping it in your daily routine.Today me & Ru  will discuss with you  how we both keep are Yoga at home habits .

You would thing that doing yoga at home would be easy as all you do is roll out your mat and start moving into some yoga poses . But for many including myself keeping up with yoga practices at home can be difficult and even a challenge.

One of the reason that I think that home practices is hard is that we expected in to look and feel as if your in a yoga studio.

But in reality it’s NOT. This is a expectation that is needed to let go out the window, Once you do it will make it easier to start creating a home yoga practice.

Why is home practices important ?

While going to a yoga studio can be a treat and fun as you meet other yoga peeps but sometimes you can’t always make it to class due to unexpected things of life.

Building a home practice allows you to get on your mat while also deepening the connection to yoga.

You see when your in the class its easy for one to zone out but getting on your mat at home is different in that you are in charge of not only moving your body through the poses but also getting your mind to your mat in the first place.Its more of you been in CHARGE and empowering yourself in a much personal level!!! A lesson that I think a yoga class will not give you .

A home yoga practices is real mind practices!!!
More than any unexpected event or call that your dog just ripped its toy apart. It is so often that our thoughts are the one keeping us off out mat. If we can master those thoughts then you are working in mastering out your mind- which is what yoga is all about.

Here are my personal Tips in Keeping myself in the Mat

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1. BYE BYE EXPECTATIONS

Your home practices will not look like a yoga studio!! You don’t have to practice for 60 or 90 minutes. Start slow with a 5-10 minute yoga sequences. At the end see how you feel and do you feel like you want to continue to another sequences. If not just stop and end it their.

2. Move in a way that you feel good

Just like you don’t have to practices for a 1-hour the same for the fact that you don’t have to do a whole yoga sequences. You know your body the best and what it needs. So pick a few (3-to5 ) poses to start off with and work with those . Remember too that yoga is more than just a body poses. You can also spend some time on your mat meditating or working in your breathing practice.

3. Make it your Routine & A part of you life

In a post note write or I phone  the time that works for you best to take 10 minutes for your yoga practices. Maybe its first thing in the morning ( like me at 4am) or maybe its after work or before you go to bed. Whenever it is , try to commit to practicing at that time and make it a ME TIME MOMENT ! It does not have to be everyday but try to make it a habit, like for example every Tuesday & Thursday in the morning I take my 10 minutes of yoga .

4. Make the Space Special

The space that you pick to do yoga at home make its like your Specially space. Just like are space for putting are beauty products or are closet-space that holds that pretty perfect little black dress. Make it your own !!

5. Ask for help & look for inspiration :

Doing yoga at home can be overwhelming but don’t be afraid to ask a yoga teacher for advise. Also uses your local references or online yoga site like Gaiam Tv . A great place to get tips and live video form yoga teachers. Yoga Journal is another great site with lot of information. Finding  inspiration  is just as important in keeping you going . Find a new pose that you want to achieve that month or week will keep you in track. 

And remember that you are in charge with that said make it creative and build your yoga time & sequences for you !!

I hope these tips help to keep you going in your yoga practices ! Make sure to check out Ru Tips too in keeping a yoga routine !

 

 

Yoga at Home for beginners : Yoga with your Pet (Doga)

Yoga with your furry friend

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 Are paw friends are  always on are side and know when we feel bad . They are always reminding us to take a moment to feel love and connect with are self and are nature side . Having a pet is a great thing in a humans life and one that shows to have great benefits in helping us deal with stress better as they bring us calmness .

For this edition of home yoga I will show you how I do Doga ( dog Yoga )  with my little furry friend NalaDoga is great to build a wonderful connect with your pet but its also great for both sides as it brings  both you and the pet calmness & bonding .

Is Doga for you & your pet???

  • Doga is not for every dog !! It take time  for your dog and you to find a way to work together which is the idea behind Doga is finding a way to bond.
  • At first your pet will thing its play time ! Nala  ( My dog) sure though the same but as we kept doing the poses she learn & came to understand  .
  • Keep POINT is to be calm & don’t get upset if you dog doesn’t want to do it !! Remember this is something new for both of you .

My & Nala Doga Sequences

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Step One : Making Room to do Doga

◊ Make sure you & your pet have room to do your Doga Sequences . You both don’t want to be bumming into things around you. So safe is always important !

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Step Two Start the sequences or poses :

◊ I first start off in Mountain pose or prayer pose as Nala sit right in front of me in the mat  !

 

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Standing Forward bend Post

◊ I then move  into expand my arms down as I bend my knees to get into  Standing Forward bend pose ( UTTANASNA)

◊As you move your arms down pet your furry friend as they sit in front of you . As you can see Nala likes ! Hold the position for  1-2 minutes before going to the next pose.

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◊ your pet can also lay down as you pet them during thee ( standing Forward bend pose) , which is another way to position your pet when doing this pose as you can see Nala is doing too !

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Child Pose

◊ As you are bending  in Standing Forward bend pose  you can slowly position into child pose . As you can see Nala & my paws .

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◊  Then place  you dog or pet in your lap  .

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◊ Then position you dog or pet  as if you where going to give them a stomach rub  make sure to give the pet support by placing you hands behind their head or back as I am doing here with Nala .

◊ I then slowly bend forward my upper body as I  hold  Nala as if i where going to give her a hug  and hold the position for 2 minutes . You can also just hold your pet  supporting its back as you sit in a straight line back  position as I am doing here with Nala Zones off.

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Next pose is Sukhasana ( Seating Meditation pose )

◊ As you are in Child Pose  let your pet go slowly  and   you  then slowly get on a India sitting position . As your pet is sits in  front of you. You can pet your pet while changing position to keep the dog in the mood .

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◊Then pet your pet in your lap again and hold your dog or pet in front of your chest where your pet can feel you breath as you can feel theirs .

◊Slowly pet your dog or pet as you have your eyes closes . In this moment focus on your dogs or pets breathing as they will do the same .  Do this for about 3 or 5 minutes and then slowly open your eyes and give your dog  or pet a good hug 🙂

Here are some more Pose :

Here are some great poses to try with your furry friends .

 

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This is a great Diagram  above by Jennifer D’Angelis  doing pose with her dog  and showing how to do the positions. Doga is recommended by many yoga teachers for dogs or pets that have a lot of energy or have behavioral problems as it helps with focus .

My experiences & results with Nala :

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I can personally say by experiences in doing yoga with Nala ( my dog) that it has help her control her super energy as before she would go crazy hoping around . Doing yoga with her for 2 years now I have seen a big change as she has energy but it not wild like before.  We also have a much specially relation & bond that goes be on just been my best furry friend .

Now Nala actually  pulls out the mat to tell me that its time for are Yoga 🙂 !! We do it  two -times during the week .

  My best advises is to slowly add positions as your pet feels more conformable doing them with you and do Doga as one pose at a time .  And let it be something that you both enjoy . And remember the sequences are not to be long but short for at least 5 to 8 minutes .

If you have questions or would like to know more Please feel free to leave a comment below .

I hope you enjoy this post and make sure to check out Ru recent post on her yoga sequences !!!

Yoga at Home for Beginners #5: stress relief sequences

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Stress is one of the biggest factors in today living as more people suffer from stress and is one of the many cause of heart disease, anxiety and depression. One important step is recognizing it and working on relieving the tension before it goes out of hand. Doing yoga pose is one way to relief tension in the muscles and makes them more relax. In addition it helps to center your body and mind when it out of balances.

In this part of yoga at home sequences I will provide some useful poses in addition to references that focus on relieving stress or anxiety. Make sure to check out Ru post on Happy Hips !!

Lets Get that Tension Out !

 

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Step One Preparing the body & mind:

With staring the stress & anxiety sequences one must prepared the body and one way to do so is start out with the Sun Salutation sequences.  Its a great way to warm up the whole body.

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You can find step by steps in my last post : Yoga sequences for Boost of Energy.  Right after doing this sequences you are step up to continue to your  stress sequences.  

Step two doing the stress sequences:

 

The following diagram by Shannon Orcutt in Restorative Yoga Poses to relieve stress is a great sequences for just that!  I love and have used this often in moments that I feel over  loaded with work .

All you need is a Pillow as a support tool and a yoga block. Hold each pose for about 2-3 minutes each  and remember to breath in and out slowly  while doing each pose and changing into the different poses . 

!Also when doing the leg -wall pose remember to use the wall as support and not your back !

 

Adding a Relax touch :

When doing the stress & anxiety sequences  I like to light up my lavender candle  just to help me set up the mood and a relax space. I find that it really helps when doing this sequences.

 

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A great Book for yoga pose to help with stress:

 

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A great book and read that I found to be very useful in this topic is a book by Elaine Gavales  called The yoga mini book for stress Relief. Its a book that provides a step by step of different sequences in focus on stress poses. In addition it mixes mediation which is a great way to re- center you mind .  I highly recommended this book as its very easy to follow and very informative  . It also comes in different languages too ! Find it all your local book store  ( online store) or at amazon.com .

I hope you enjoy this yoga sequences and find it helpful to relax and be more stress free !

Yoga at Home for beginners 4 # : Yoga sequences to Increase Metabolism

For are continue series on Yoga at Home  for beginners Me & Ru will be sharing more of are favorite yoga Sequences.So Make sure to go over Ru blog (Short Small&Sweet)  to check out her  Yoga Detox Sequences. As I will be sharing my Increase metabolism sequence to avoid been a Winter Bear !  

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How Not to be a Winter Bear ?!

During Winter Season are body become slow as we are less activate due to the cold weather . Which influences highly in having low  energy and having a hard time in keeping are weight where we want it to be .  Helping  are body keep its flow going and helping are digestive system convert food to energy and of course burn that fat !

 7 Tips is keeping a healthy Metabolism :

1. Drink lot of WATER ! Yes its important to take in that * glass of water everyday. Water help’s your system clean it .

2. Eat your GREENS & veggies too  : Including more greens & fruits  to your diet help your body get clean out and get a nature detox in less words get that Bad Fat Out and keep the good nutrition IN.

3. Drink Cups of Green Tea : Green tea has many benefits including helping speed up your metabolism . 5. Slow down on those sugars :  We all love sugar but during winter a cut back is needed as we burn it off less faster .

6. Get your Beauty Sleep:  Getting  8 hours of sleep helps your body recover & regain its energy to keep the metabolism going. Getting little to no sleep actually slow down your metabolism much faster.

7. Stay activate:  Staying active in some way or form is important and hard in winter season as all we want to do is curb in a blanket, I know Me TOO.  Do a fun dance video or run up your stairs a few times  are just some fun ideas. No matter what you do just keep your body going !

A At Home Yoga sequences to avoid being a Bear & keep Burning that Fat :

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The above diagram  Fit.com by Brittany Costa   . Shows step by step yoga sequence that  focus in giving are Metabolism going  and to avoid it from slowing down ! I personally love this sequences as its a simply yet effective one for your body & mind to keep it activate during winter blues .In addition for a more challenge I some time use small weights of 5-pounds to make it more like a strength sequences.

Tips for Sequences:

  • Remember to do the poses  slowly and never rush your self while moving to one pose to the next.
  • Remember to breath naturally by inhaling and exhaling during the poses.Avoid holding your breath at any point in time.

I add this sequences to my routine at least twice a week  to keep my metabolism on check .  Specially during the winter season as I don’t want to be a sleepy BEAR 🙂  .

I hope you enjoy this post, and don’t forget to check out Ru Post on Yoga Detox sequences  .

Yoga at Home for Beginners #3 : Energy Boost Squence

Energy To Keep Us going :

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 This week me and Ru  share are home sequences  that we use in at home yoga practices .  Morning, noon or evening, no matter the time of day at some point in time we just want more energy!

The following sequences that I’ll be sharing is one of the Top know sequences that is great for stretching or in this case I use it to wake up my body  and get my energy going  . The Sun salutation can be done anytime to get a instant shot of energy boost to keep you going . I personally  use these to keep me going on my long days or to just boost me up again.

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The Sun Salutation

The sun salutation is is a great morning started yoga sequences to get you ready for your tasking day.  Its a sequences that only takes  8-10 minutes of your morning and can be done anytime of the day as well.  I do find that starting my morning with this sequences helps me keep my energy going the rest of the day and like ” Nutrition professionals say Breakfast is the most important meal of the day to keep your body going” & morning yoga is just like that the fuel that keeps the engine going.   The following diagram above  by Maknwaves.

Steps In doing the Sun Salutation sequences :

  •   Step #1 :Stand at the front of your mat with hands in  prayer position ( Mountain Pose).
  •  Step #2 :Inhale & stretch your arms out and raise them over your head. Arch your back slowly a bit .
  • Step #3 :Exhaling, bend your upper body forward trying to place the palms of your hands on your feet. Keep your legs straight .
  • Step #4 :Inhaling, bend legs, place hands on the floor, and bring your left leg back, while your right leg remains between your hands.
  • Step #5 :Exhaling, bring your right leg back next to your left leg. Make sure that your legs are spread a bit. rise your hips and bring your trunk and head down. keep your legs and arms stretched out, and your back very straight.
  • Step #6 :Hold your breath, bend your arms until your whole body is 4 inches away from and parallel to the floor .
  •  Step # 7: Inhaling, straighten your arms, arch your back and bring your trunk and head back ( Cobra Pose).
  •  Step #8 : Exhaling, raise your hips and bring your trunk and head down. Keep your legs and arms stretched out and your back very straight  ( Down Dog Pose).
  • Step #9 : Inhaling, bring your left leg forward and place your foot between your hands. Keep your right leg extended and your gaze straight head.
  • Step #10 : Exhaling, bring your right leg forward and bring your feet together. Keeping your legs extended, bend your trunk forward trying to place your hands on the floor.
  • Step #11 :Inhaling gently raise your body until you are straight ( back to Mountain Pose)  .

Step #12: Repeat this sequence one more time !

So here I share with you some fun diagrams of Sun salutation that I love to follow :

I am very visual person so  I like to use and follow fun diagrams of yoga sequences . I find that it really helps me stay motivated but also have fun doing the sequences .  The following diagrams are some of my favorites  to follow and take with me in my  Ipad or on my phone.

A cute Sun Salutation to sweet a day:

This super cute diagram is actually a poster that you can get by a Esty shop called Artractions. Although it looks like its no longer been sold. But I still find is super cute to follow and have in your phone or Ipad .

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The Bear’s Keep you going :

Another great & fun diagram  of the Sun Salutation sequence  by myoga.com . How cute is this bear !! If a bear can get motivated to do it so can you.  This diagram makes the sequences fun to follow !

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It’s important when doing any work out or activate activity that you make it fun & looks fun for you to follow.This will provide you to stay motivated !!!

Mix it UP :

Jennifer Jarrett’s sequences on Mind Body Green , is a great morning or any time of day sequences to do to get a good boost of energy again . This 10-15 minute is created to wake up your body ! I really enjoy this sequences and use it to mix it up by doing this one, one day and the Sun salutation the next day. I do this routine twice as I do both right & left side of my body.  You can read up on how to do each step by following the link. Its super easy and great for beginners as its a very flow sequence.

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Video on another great  Energy Sequences:

Another great sequences is by Kathryn Budig  called 3 Moves for Right-This -Second Energy at Women’s Health .  This is a fun sequence to follow , although my require a little more to practice and learn it for a beginner but is worth a try.

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I find that its important to have two routines so you can mix it up and keep you motivated. That way you avoid the whole  constant repeat pattern issue that happens  when  you work out  that can cause your to get bored . As always make it fun and enjoyable for you !!!

Now that we are All BOOST-UP!!!!! we can take on  are task with better energy  !

I hope your enjoy this Yoga post and let me know if you try any of these sequence to BOOST up your energy ?. Make sure to check out Ru post on her blog as she shares Her  Good Morning Sequence !