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CELEBRATE SPRING!

 

RENEW WITH DR. ELAINE'S YOGA WALKING MANTRA MEDITATION!

 

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SPRING CLEAN

It's Been a Long Winter!

Detox and Renew with Dr. Elaine's High Vibe Yoga Foods and Recipes!

 READ DR. ELAINE'S PILATES STYLE ARTICLE HERE>> 

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YOGA BENEFITS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

YOGA BENEFITS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

"Recent studies show yoga can improve strength, balance, mobility and quality of life in individuals with MS."

READ DR. ELAINE'S HUFF POST ARTICLE HERE>>

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DR. ELAINE'S GALEN BOTANICALS HAIR RESTORE

GALEN BOTANICALS HAIR RESTORE

Helps restore scalp and hair health. Studies suggest fruit stem cells help prevent hair follicle aging and hair loss while promoting hair growth. Apply several drops to affected areas of the scalp daily. Add a drop to shampoo and/or conditioner daily.

Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Fruit Stem Cells.

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YOGA RELIEVES MENOPAUSE SYMPTOMS

A study published in Menopause International found: 

"Yoga is effective in reducing menopausal symptoms, and should be considered as alternative therapy for the management of menopausal symptoms."

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YOGA GOLDEN AGE ~ Dr. Elaine's Article

YOGA GOLDEN AGE

"Now in the twenty-first century, our planet and solar system have passed from the astrological Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius. We have entered a transformational period of time and space that will culminate in the Golden Age."

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DR. ELAINE'S YOGA DIET ~ TEA RECIPES

 

"Enjoy the health benefits of prana-stimulating tea by adding them to your favorite foods."

READ DR. ELAINE'S FIT YOGA MAGAZINE ARTICLE HERE!

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DR. ELAINE’S ROSE-DUSTED CHOCOLATE VALENTINE

Kick off the Valentine's Day countdown with a batch of Dr. Elaine's yoga-inspired

chocolate dipped strawberries with rose petals for your sweetie.

 

Great news - modern science is confirming what the ancient indigenous peoples

knew all along - chocolate is good for you. Since the time of the ancient Mayan,

Olmec, and Aztec Indians who worshipped chocolate as food of the gods,

chocolate's been consumed for pleasure as well as its healing properties. Over the

centuries chocolate has been used as a remedy for conditions ranging from

indigestion to depression to heart problems, as well as an aphrodisiac.

 

Chocolate Studies

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DR. ELAINE'S GALEN BOTANICALS NAIL REPAIR

DR. ELAINE'S GALEN BOTANICALS NAIL REPAIR

Helps repair nail problems and improves nails appearance. Brush on to affected nails and underneath nail tips twice daily. Avoid contact with the skin. There are many published studies on the antifungal properties of Wild Greek Oregano and Tea Tree Oil.

Ingredients: Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Rose Quartz Infusion, Organic Wild Greek Oregano Oil, Tea Tree Oil.

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DAY 2: YOGA DETOX WITH DR. ELAINE'S NEW YEAR NEW YOU

The arrival of the New Year is the perfect opportunity to begin a yoga cleansing diet to rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit, detoxify your digestive system, and promote good health.

 

Although traditional yoga cleansing - called panchakarma - is practiced to detoxify, balance, and revitalize the body and soul during the change of seasons, you can derive some of its benefits year round by including sattvic (pure) foods in your diet every day.

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DR. ELAINE'S RECIPES FOR A YOGA DIET

 

DR. ELAINE'S RECIPES FOR A YOGA DIET FEATURED IN MOTHER EARTH MAGAZINE!

"Whether you practice yoga or not, following a yoga diet helps you cultivate a magnificent body, mind and spirit."

MOTHER EARTH LIVING MAGAZINE HERE>>

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JOIN GLOBAL MASS MEDITATIONS DURING LUNAR ECLIPSE

JOIN GLOBAL MASS MEDITATIONS DURING LUNAR ECLIPSE

On January 20/21st at 9:11pm PDT/12:11am EST
Meditate and Heal Mother Earth! ☮ ❤
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DAY 1: YOGA WEIGHT LOSS WITH DR. ELAINE'S NEW YEAR NEW YOU

 

"This year, make a resolution to achieve and maintain your healthiest weight and

feel great with yoga practice, yoga diet and the following yoga recipe."

 

YOGA WEIGHT LOSS FOR NEW YEAR NEW YOU

 

As we forge ahead into a new year many of us who overindulged during the

holidays now make resolutions to lose weight. Unfortunately, most weight loss plans

are fads that offer short-term solutions to a long-term problem. Many people find

these plans impossible to stay on for a lengthy period of time. In contrast, yoga

offers a positive change in lifestyle, where permanent weight loss and maintenance

is a natural result of enjoyable yoga exercise, diet and cooking. By balancing food

intake, vigorous yoga practice, and meditation, you'll achieve your ideal weight

while enriching your mind.

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SAUTEED ZUCCHINI AND MORE YOGI RECIPES

 

SAUTEED ZUCCHINI AND MORE YOGI RECIPES HERE!

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FIND THE RIGHT FACE MASK

 

The best way to keep your complexion glowing is to incorporate a regular skin treatment. READ HERE!

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YOGA THERAPY MENSTRUAL RELIEF WITH DR. ELAINE

 

Feeling menstrual distress?

 

Try Dr. Elaine's Yoga Therapy for Menstrual Relief videos based on medical research!

 

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NEW YEAR NEW YOU YOGA CHALLENGE WITH DR. ELAINE

 

Begin 2019 renewed in mind, body and spirit.

Join Dr. Elaine's New Year New You Yoga Challenge in January HERE!

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JOIN DR. ELAINE'S MENOPAUSE WEIGHT LOSS LIST!

JOIN DR. ELAINE'S MENOPAUSE WEIGHT LOSS LIST!

Dr. Elaine is going to start writing about what she's doing to help ladies over 40 lose weight with yoga therapy.

Subscribe to Dr. Elaine's Newsletter so you can get it when she starts.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019! PEACE AND LOVE TO ALL!

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019!

Celebrate…Chanting the Mantra "Peace on Earth"..."Love is the Answer"…

with John Lennon "Mind Games" HERE >>

 

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YOGA WEIGHT LOSS GOOD NEWS!

 

YOGA WEIGHT LOSS GOOD NEWS!
For Your New Year Resolution
"Here's the latest yoga weight loss research news."

READ HERE >>

 

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BEAT HOLIDAY BULGE WITH THIS EASY HACK!

BEAT HOLIDAY BULGE WITH THIS EASY HACK!

Drink Yogi Weight Loss Tea from Dr. Elaine's best-selling YOGA WEIGHT LOSS GUIDE & COOKBOOK SET.

Drinking tea is one of the easiest and most natural ways to lose body fat.

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HAPPY WINTER SOLSTICE!

 

HAPPY WINTER SOLSTICE! ☮ ❤

Welcome the sun's rebirth with Yoga Walking Meditation from Dr. Elaine's bestselling book THE YOGA MINIBOOK FOR STRESS RELIEF.

 

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DAY 3: YOGA HOLIDAY STRESS RELIEF WITH DR. ELAINE

 

Feeling holiday stress?

 

Try Dr. Elaine's quick yoga stress relief moves she demonstrates on the TODAY SHOW!

 

 

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DAY 2: YOGA HOLIDAY STRESS RELIEF WITH DR. ELAINE

 

Relieve tension and stress with Dr. Elaine's Yoga Relaxation Sequence.

 

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DR. ELAINE'S YOGA RECIPES YOU'LL NEED FOR THE HOLIDAYS


"Balance holiday excess with the following yoga recipes.

Wishing you peace and love this holiday season!"

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DAY 1: YOGA HOLIDAY STRESS RELIEF WITH DR. ELAINE

 

Stay calm during the hectic holiday season with this quick yoga meditation.

Take a few deep breaths and feel the immediate stress-relieving effects.

 

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YOGA HOLIDAY GIFTS! With Dr. Elaine's Greek Holiday Cookie Recipe!

 

YOGA HOLIDAY GIFTS! With Dr. Elaine's Greek Holiday Cookie Recipe!
"With just a subtle shift in consciousness, you can celebrate a green holiday and give Mother Earth a present too."
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YOGA HOLIDAY STRESS RELIEF WITH DR. ELAINE

Stressed out from traveling, shopping and holiday obligations?

Rejuvenate and destress with Dr. Elaine's Yoga Holiday Stress Relief Challenge the first three Mondays in December HERE!

 

 

 

 

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BOOST YOUR METABOLISM WITH DR. ELAINE!

 

BOOST YOUR METABOLISM WITH DR. ELAINE!

 

Rev up your metabolism and burn calories faster so you can splurge on the holiday

foods you love without gaining weight.

 

Your Metabolic Machine

 

Your metabolism is a measure of how fast your body burns calories.  Everyone's metabolism is different according to their gender, age and genetic make-up.  A person's metabolism slows with age, often with an accompanying weight gain.  Men have a higher metabolism than women because they tend to have more calorie-burning muscle and less fat.  Studies show that the speed of our metabolism and our tendency to store excess calories as either fat or lean tissue is determined by genetics. 

    

Although you can't change your sex, birthday or DNA, that doesn't mean you can't affect the rate you burn calories. Boosting your metabolism by making a few changes in your exercise and eating habits can help you lose weight.

 

Muscle Up

 

Muscles require more calories to metabolically maintain  than fat, which means fit bodies burn more calories than overweight ones, even at rest.  So, the first step is to build more muscle and reduce your overall body fat.  This can be accomplished with a combination of muscle-building weight workouts and heart-pumping aerobic activities. 

    

Working out smarter, not necessarily harder, is one of the keys to increasing your metabolism.  Since muscles adapt and become more metabolically efficient with the same workout, vary your aerobic and weight training routines periodically to challenge your muscles and cardiovascular system.  This will enable you to burn more energy as calories.

    

Research shows that after a strength-training session, your metabolism can hike 5 to 10 percent. To make muscles work harder and burn more calories, substitute a new exercise for each muscle group every week, or try a different machine for the same muscle group.

   

Do some type of aerobic exercise, such as intense yoga flow, running, walking, or cycling, 30 to 60 minutes daily. To increase intensity, incorporate 1-minute intervals of more intense exercise every 10 minutes into your workouts.  Within 24 hours after a workout, your metabolism will rev faster, burning a few hundred more calories than usual. 

    

You can transform a sedentary lifestyle and burn more calories all day long while doing your daily chores.  Try walking the stairs instead of using the elevator, walking or cycling instead of driving, taking up yoga, dance, gardening or dog walking.

 

Food Power

    

The amount and type of food you eat can affect your metabolism.  If you eat too few calories throughout the day, or skip meals, this will cause your body's metabolic engine to slow down to compensate for the absence of food, thereby decreasing your metabolism.  Make certain you eat three nutritionally balanced meals a day, including a hearty breakfast.

 

Digestion of food stimulates the metabolism, which is known as dietary-induced thermogenesis.  This effect can boost your metabolism by 10 percent within one hour after consuming a meal.  Exercising 30 minutes before or after a meal nearly doubles the thermogenic effect of that meal.  Taking a brisk walk around mealtime and planning your meals close to workouts will allow your metabolic rate to jump even higher

 

By putting this plan into action you'll lose weight,  have less body fat and more muscle.  If you make the most of your metabolism, you'll wind up looking and feeling better.

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DR. ELAINE'S GALEN BOTANICALS ATHLETE'S FOOT RELIEF

Helps with Athlete's Foot skin condition and improves skin appearance. Apply to affected skin twice daily. There are many published studies on the antifungal properties of Wild Greek Oregano and Tea Tree Oil

Ingredients: Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Rose Quartz Infusion, Hyaluronic Acid, Organic Wild Greek Oregano Oil, Organic Tea Tree Oil.

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DAY 3: YOGA HOLIDAY CHALLENGE WITH DR. ELAINE!

DAY THREE OF YOGA HOLIDAY CHALLENGE WITH DR. ELAINE!

Welcome Thanksgiving Day Giving Thanks for Your Blessings.

Breathe in Love...Exhale Gratitude...Breathe Deeply with Dr. Elaine's Yoga Walking Meditation>> 

 

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DR. ELAINE'S THANKSGIVING YOGA RECIPE: Delicata Stuffed With Wild Mushrooms & Herbs

Delicata Stuffed With Wild Mushrooms & Herbs

 

Medicinal mushrooms such as maitake (Grifola frondosa) and shiitake (Lentinula edodes) have polysaccharides called beta glucans, which may be responsible for  their immune-stimulating benefits ranging from fighting colds to thwarting cancer.  Bulgur, a nutritious whole grain, reduces the risk of cancer and heart disease. 

 

Serves 4

1 teaspoon olive oil

2 celery stalks

1 cup finely diced green beans

1 cup shiitake mushrooms

1/2 cup maitake or portobello mushrooms

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon sea salt.

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup bulgur

1/2 cup finely minced parsley

1  teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon paprika

3/4 cup vegetable stock

2 Delicata squash

1/2 cup water

 

1. Place bulgur in a medium saucepan.  Add 1 1/2 cups boiling water and soak for 1 hour.  Drain through a fine-mesh sieve.  Leave in sieve set over bowl to continue to drain.

2. Wipe the mushrooms with a damp paper towel to clean them.  Dry thoroughly, slice and set aside.  Lightly oil a sauté pan with olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon of water.  Gently sauté celery, green beans and mushrooms on low heat for 4 to 5 minutes. While sautéing add lemon juice and season with salt and ground pepper. Continue to sauté for 5 minutes more, remove, and set aside in a large bowl.

3.  Add  bulgur, parsley, oregano, paprika and 1/4 cup vegetable stock to large bowl of sautéed vegetables.  Toss well.

4.  Split squash in half and scoop out seeds and membranes.  Place squash in shallow baking dish, mounding squash cavities with mushroom-bulgur mixture.  Add 1/2 cup vegetable stock and 1/2 cup of water. Cover with foil on roasting pan and bake 350 for approximately one hour or until squash is tender.

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DR. ELAINE'S THANKSGIVING YOGA RECIPE: Giant Stuffed Roasted Turban Squash

Giant Stuffed Roasted Turban Squash

Enjoy as a whole meal for a holiday feast.

 

Serves 2-3

 

1 turban squash, pumpkin, or other large squash (5 pounds)

Olive Oil Spray

1/2 cup parsley, chopped

1 cup apples, chopped

1 cup cooked quinoa

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 boneless, skinless organic chicken breast half (3 ounces), cubed

1 1/2 cups vegetable broth, warmed

 

1. Preheat the oven to 450.  Wash the squash and with a sharp knife, cut the "topknot" from the turban squash. If using a pumpkin, cut out the stem end in a circle about 4 inches in diameter. Reserve top. Carefully scoop out pulp and seeds.  Spray the cavity with olive oil. Place the lid back on the pumpkin, wrap in aluminum foil and bake on a cookie sheet for 30 minutes.  Test doneness by piercing squash with the tip of a sharp knife - it should slide in easily. Remove from oven and let sit until cool enough to handle. Remove and save foil.

2. Meanwhile in a large bowl combine parsley, apples and cooked quinoa.  Season with salt, pepper and cinnamon.

3. Remove the squash from the oven and when cool enough to handle, gently peel back the foil on top and remove the lid. If necessary, scoop out some flesh to create a deeper cavity.  Place the chicken in the bottom of squash. Top with quinoa stuffing evenly over the chicken. (Leftover stuffing can be placed in a casserole dish and baked on the side.)  Ladle the broth into the squash, replace the lid, rewrap with the reserved foil and bake at 400 degrees for approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours.  It is ready to serve when the inner flesh is cooked within 1/2 inch of its skin.  Check by removing the lid and piercing the pumpkin with a the tip of a sharp knife.

4.  If desired, garnish the turban squash with fresh greens, parsley and washed autumn leaves.

5.  To serve, dish out a helping of the stuffing, then dig into the sides for a serving of savory squash.

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DR. ELAINE'S THANKSGIVING YOGA RECIPE: Antioxidant Soup In A Pumpkin

Antioxidant Soup In A Pumpkin

This slightly sweet soup provides a cornucopia of heart-healthy antioxidants, carotenoids and bioflavonoids. Served in a pumpkin or mini pumpkins, it makes a grand opening to a holiday meal.

 

Serves 6 

 

1 medium pumpkin or 6 mini pumpkins
2 1/2 pounds butternut squash or any orange-fleshed winter squash
3 cups vegetable stock
1 cup filtered water
1 small sweet potato, peeled and cut into chunks
1 cup carrots, peeled and diced
1 apple, cored and diced
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

 

1. Wash pumpkin, cut off top and reserve for a lid. Scrape out seeds and fiber with a spoon. Cut squash in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds and fiber, and peel if waxed. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces and set aside.

2. Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan. Cover and boil. Reduce to simmer, and cook for 30 minutes or until squash, pumpkin, and vegetables are tender.

 3. Transfer a quarter of the mixture to a blender or food processor. Carefully blend, covering blender or food processor with a towel. Repeat with remaining mixture until all is blended. Stir to blend the batches.

4. Serve hot in a large hollowed-out pumpkin or individually in mini pumpkins.

 

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