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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 Every Monday in December HERE!

 

 

 

 

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Boost Your Metabolism During the Holidays

 

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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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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DR. ELAINE'S GALEN BOTANICALS MASSAGE OIL

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Soothes and restores tired, sore muscles due to overuse or exercise. Nourishes, hydrates and detoxifies skin. Not to be used on open wounds or broken skin.
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DAY 2: YOGA HOLIDAY CHALLENGE WITH DR. ELAINE

 

WELCOME TO DAY TWO OF YOGA HOLIDAY CHALLENGE WITH DR. ELAINE!

 Pre-burn all the Turkey Day calories with Dr. Elaine's Yoga Flow Practice. Research reports rigorous flow yoga practice can burn up to 540 calories an hour - the equivalent of an eleven-minute mile! 

 

 

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DR. ELAINE'S THANKSGIVING YOGA DISHES

 

During the holiday season, whip up some tasty, antioxidant-rich pumpkin and squash dishes.

 

While enjoying the fall harvest of pumpkins and squash, you're also protecting yourself against cancer and heart disease. More than 600 carotenoids have been identified as the pigments that give fruits and vegetables their vivid colors. The powerful carotenoid antioxidant beta carotene (a precursor to Vitamin A) gives pumpkins and squash their brilliant orange hue and may help prevent cancer and heart disease.

 

To benefit from these fall beauties, try the following recipes where pumpkins and squash are both a filling and a container, too. Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Antioxidant Soup In A Pumpkin

This slightly sweet soup is very low in fat and provides a cornucopia of heart-healthy antioxidants, beta carotenoids and bioflavonoids. Served in a pumpkin, it makes a grand opening to a holiday meal

 

Giant Stuffed Roasted Turban Squash

Quinoa is considered a complete protein and may be the world's most perfect grain, containing 50 percent more protein than other grains.  Enjoy as a whole meal for a harvest  feast.

 

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. 

 

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JOIN GLOBAL MEDITATIONS FOR PEACE AND DISCLOSURE

The Mass Meditation Initiative In Washington, D.C at the Lincoln Memorial Sunday 11/11/2018 @2pm EST

Connect with the collective to raise the vibration of the mass consciousness.

 MEDITATE FOR PEACE AND HEAL MOTHER EARTH! ☮ ❤

 "Research shows group meditation decreases violent crime and terrorism. An antidote to our world's insanity!"

 

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DAY 1: YOGA HOLIDAY CHALLENGE WITH DR. ELAINE

 

WELCOME TO DAY ONE OF YOGA HOLIDAY CHALLENGE WITH DR. ELAINE!

Kick off the holiday season with this rigorous yoga flow practice so you can comfortably slip into your favorite party dress or skinny jeans in time for Thanksgiving.

 

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TAKE CONTROL OF HOLIDAY TEMPTATION

 

TAKE CONTROL OF HOLIDAY TEMPTATION WITH DR. ELAINE'S YOGA HOLIDAY CHALLENGE EVERY WEDNESDAY IN NOVEMBER HERE!

Burn extra calories with Dr. Elaine's fat-blasting flow yoga videos to stay lean and crave-free during the holidays.

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VOTE LIKE A YOGI

VOTE LIKE A YOGI

on Election Day!

Plant the seeds for a better tomorrow.

We are the ones we have been waiting for!

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YOGA & MEDITATION HELP DIABETES

 YOGA & MEDITATION HELP DIABETES

 November Is Diabetes Awareness Month 

 Dr. Elaine's Article Published in YogaUOnline.

"Here's what research studies say about the impact of yoga and meditation on diabetes."

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EAT LIKE A YOGI WITH DR. ELAINE'S HIGH VIBE YOGA DIET!

 

EAT LIKE A YOGI WITH DR. ELAINE'S HIGH VIBE YOGA DIET!

Published in Fit Yoga Magazine

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PUMPKINS IMPROVE PROSTATE - HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

PUMPKINS HELP PROSTATE - HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

"Seeds from your pumpkin are not only tasty, but also provide prostate health benefits. Current research reports that pumpkin seeds can help treat the symptoms of enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH)."

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YOGA HELPS PREGNANT MOMS

 

YOGA HELPS PREGNANT MOMS
"Research reports yoga can benefit pregnant women's emotional health, reduce labor pain and delivery time, and prevent pregnancy complications."
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JUMPSTART WEIGHT LOSS WITH YOGA

 

Research reports that regular yoga practice can jumpstart weight loss.

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DR. ELAINE'S YOGA IMMUNITY SOUP FOR COLDS AND FLU SEASON

 

DR. ELAINE'S YOGA IMMUNITY SOUP FOR COLDS AND FLU SEASON

This cold-weather soup features astragalus, a therapeutic Chinese herb noted for its powerful prana- and immune-enhancing qualities.

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YOGA FOR FIBROMYALGIA

 

YOGA HELPS RELIEVE FIBROMYALGIA PAIN

"Fibromyalgia participants reported significantly reduced pain and enhanced mindfulness with yoga practice."

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TAKE CONTROL OF HOLIDAY TEMPTATION NOW WITH DR. ELAINE'S YOGA FOR WEIGHT LOSS PODCAST SERIES

 

TAKE CONTROL OF HOLIDAY TEMPTATION NOW WITH DR. ELAINE'S YOGA FOR WEIGHT LOSS PODCAST SERIES 
As featured in The Yoga Minibook for Weight Loss the 2-part Podcast Series offers Dr. Elaine's complete yoga weight management and lifestyle program.

THIS SPECIAL SET INCLUDES:
Yoga Diet and healthy eating guidelines to customize your diet for healthy weight loss and maintenance.
Yoga Exercise guaranteed to melt off pounds, increase strength and flexibility, and stretch your spiritual muscles all at once.
Yoga Foods and Cooking to help you make your best food choices, reach and maintain your healthiest weight, and enjoy a lifetime of deliciously healthful eating.
Extras including Elaine’s Yoga Diet Plan, Yoga Weight Loss Recipes, Yoga Abs & Core Videos, Natural Weight Loss Supplements.

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DR. ELAINE ON NBC TODAY SHOW! JOIN HER CHAIR YOGA PRACTICE!

 

DR. ELAINE ON NBC TODAY SHOW! JOIN HER CHAIR YOGA PRACTICE!

 

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KIDS YOGA HELPS ADHD: October is Children's Health Month

 

KIDS YOGA HELPS ADHD

OCTOBER IS CHILDREN'S HEALTH MONTH!
"Multiple studies suggest yoga has a profound impact on children with ADHD."
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DR. ELAINE'S GALEN BOTANICALS YOUTH SERUM

Locks in skin's natural moisture and promotes soft, supple skin. Massage several drops into skin before your favorite moisturizer or foundation.

Contains hyaluronic acid, a vital component of skin, connective tissue, joints and cartilage. Hyaluronic acid is a glycosaminoglycan (GAG) that acts like a sponge to hold water in its strong matrix, keeping skin cells strong and promoting lubricating moisture in the skin and joint matrix. During aging, hyaluronic acid levels decline, but supplementation can help increase hyaluronic acid levels. 
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THE YOGA MINIBOOK FOR LONGEVITY and THE YOGA MINIBOOK FOR LONGEVITY: VIDEO EDITION

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YOGA HELPS INMATES

According to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics, about 2.3 million US adults were incarcerated in 2016. The US incarceration rate is the highest in the world. Mental health problems including depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts are common among prison inmates.


Recent research reports yoga can reduce depression and improve mental health among prison inmates. A 2018 randomized study published in the Journal of Psychiatry evaluated the effect of yoga practice on the mental health of inmates. Swedish researchers administered either 90 minutes of yoga class or fitness class (control group) weekly to 152 Swedish prisoners for 10 weeks.


The Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI) assessing psychological distress and other self-reported measures were obtained from the participants.

 

The researchers found both groups had improved symptoms of psychological distress with decreased anxiety, depression and hostility. The yoga participants also experienced improved improved memory and concentration and decreased paranoid or obsessive thoughts.

 

"The provision of opportunities for prison inmates to carry out physical activity in general and yoga exercise in particular can be an important tool for improving their reintegration into society and for helping them lead a drug free and law-abiding lifestyle upon release," the study authors conclude,

 

Information about yoga for inmates can be found at organizations such as humankindness.org and prisonyoga.org.

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DAY 7: YOGA BEGINNERS CHALLENGE WITH DR. ELAINE

 

WELCOME TO DAY SEVEN OF YOGA BEGINNERS CHALLENGE WITH DR. ELAINE!

If your shoulders and chest are tight, try clasping a towel or belt behind you while doing Yoga Chest Expander.

 

 

The new, expanded PDF edition features Beginners Yoga and bonus extras like Dr. Elaine's yoga video tutorials and her latest articles on yoga stress relief research.

 

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DAY 6: YOGA BEGINNERS CHALLENGE WITH DR. ELAINE

WELCOME TO DAY SIX OF YOGA BEGINNERS CHALLENGE WITH DR. ELAINE!

 

The subtle but important action of lifting the sternum in Yoga Mountain Pose is incorporated into many yoga poses.

 

 

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DAY 5: YOGA BEGINNERS CHALLENGE WITH DR. ELAINE!

 

WELCOME TO DAY FIVE OF YOGA BEGINNERS CHALLENGE WITH DR. ELAINE!

 

Yoga Pelvic Tilt is a fundamental movement in yoga, massaging tension and stress away while bringing fresh, oxygenated blood into the lower back muscles and tissues.

 

 

THE YOGA MINIBOOK FOR WEIGHT LOSS: SPECIAL PDF EDITION - INSTANT DOWNLOAD!

The new, expanded PDF edition includes Beginners Yoga as well as bonus extras like Dr. Elaine's yoga video tutorials and latest articles on yoga weight loss research.

 

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