The Roundup - Quinoa salad, breath affects fear and grab a medicine ball.

The Roundup – Quinoa salad, breath affects fear and grab a medicine ball.

The Roundup – Quinoa salad, breath affects fear and grab a medicine ball.

It was definitely time to add some new recipes to my home cooking.

We cook most of our meals at home and largely from scratch. We also eat primarily vegetarian at home. We save our meat eating for going out.

Smoky Quinoa and Black Bean salad recipe from Budget BytesMaybe you’re like us. You have a small group of meals that you cook over and over. Humans, as all other species, are primarily creatures of habit. That’s got it’s benefits. Survival is essentially having the right group of habits. But for those species with higher brain function, basically humans, that can make like boring!

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Join me for a 40 day breathing exercise challenge.

Join me in my 40 day breathing exercise challenge

I’ve begun a 40 day breathing exercise challenge. Join me!

While researching a breathing exercise I read about (Sudarshan Kriya) I came across a video that described the exercise, how many rounds you should do and what time frame you should use to really learn and integrate the exercise/practice. The teacher, Anmol Mehta, states that in Kundalini yoga, a practice should be done for 40 days in a row to really understand and get results from a practice.

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Coughing breathing exercises to clear those lung out!

Coughing breathing exercises to clear those lung out!

Coughing to clean your lungs… purposely.

Breathing exercises should focus on both filling and emptying your lungs. Coughing breathing exercises are a direct way to cleanse your lungs.

I’ve previously talked about the Cleansing Breath exercise for lung health. In the instructions on the Cleansing Breath, I mention purposefully exhaling to the level that you cough.

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The Roundup: Adjustable dumbbells, one pot pasta & noisy breathing

The Roundup: Adjustable dumbbells, one pot pasta & noisy breathing

It’s so nice to finally be settled in!

Just over one month ago, at the end of December, I moved from Atlanta, where I had been living for three years, to San Francisco. San Francisco is home to me. I lived here for 21 years before moving to Atlanta and California is definitely ingrained deeply into my heart.

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In this Roundup I share articles from Breaking Muscle & Elephant Journal

The Roundup: Shortness of breath, yoga is beer and yoga is strength.

The Roundup: Shortness of breath, yoga is beer and yoga is strength.

Have you ever become short of breath from exercise? So have I!

Why Women Experience More Shortness of Breath than Men | Fitness RepublicIn fact, if you haven’t, you haven’t been working out hard enough.

But were you aware that there is a difference in the experience of being short of breath between men and women? Yeah, me neither.

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How you breathe when exercising affects the quality of your motion.

Exercise Breathing – the functional aspect of proper breathing

What is the proper way to breathe when exercising?

It’s a question that’s commonly asked in fitness forums. Now that you’ve learned breathing exercises it’s time to put what you’ve learned into exercise breathing. Breathing exercises are great but you’ll spend a much larger percentage of your life in motion and being active.

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Diaphragmatic breathing, the root of all healthy breathing

Diaphragmatic Breathing is the root of all proper breathing.

Diaphragmatic breathing is the root of all healthy breathing.

Without it, all your activities, the whole of your life, is built upon a shallow and weak foundation. That sounds like a pretty bold statement and it is… and it’s also true. Diaphragmatic breathing is the engine of your inhale and a strong inhale is going to properly feed your body.

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