Teacher training update – 2 days down and I am loving it so far. Yesterday we covered basic sun salutations in the morning and anatomy (!) all afternoon. Today I think is pretty much the same layout. I am loving the anatomy lectures (seriously).
I’m currently sitting here with a cup of instant miso soup (this brand – totally natural and delicious.) I have to leave soon for training, but I’m taking a few minutes to just relax.
Without further ado, here are my links for this week.
- Placebos Are Getting More Effective. Drugmakers Are Desperate to Know Why. Here are some lines straight from the article, to summarize: “Half of all drugs that fail in late-stage trials drop out of the pipeline due to their inability to beat sugar pills… Some products that have been on the market for decades, like Prozac, are faltering in more recent follow-up tests…It’s not that the old meds are getting weaker, drug developers say. It’s as if the placebo effect is somehow getting stronger.” Sounds like drug companies are realizing something that yogis have know for years – how powerful the brain is.
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Last night’s dinner out was really nice. We went to Sprout Cafe and followed it up with frozen yogurt (soy) at Fraiche. I love the cucumbers in the water at dinner.
It was a base of romaine hearts, with 10 toppings (!) – bean sprouts, broccoli, chickpeas, cucumber, green beans, kalamata olives, red bell peppers, sweet corn, apple, and grapes. The dressing was a chili lime vinaigrette – delicious.
Here’s an old picture of the soy yogurt I got – topped with cinnamon.
After dinner we went to a friend’s house to hang out with another college friend that was visiting! He’s getting a PhD in something bio-ish. I ended up snacking on 2 mini apples after we got back (around 11pm). Right before bed Bobby and I did yogadownload’s lunar flow #1 – really relaxing.
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I continued the 31-day Yoga Challenge this morning with YogaDownload’s 20 Minutes of Power #1 (Dawnelle is the instructor – my favorite). I did this routine after 25 minutes of the Firm: Cardio Dance, which has been a recent addiction. I plan on doing at least one Gentle Hatha Flow later on today as well (20 minutes).
I also tried a new breakfast today – oat bran AND wheat bran. Wheat bran was on sale and I had no idea what it was, so of course I bought some. Apparently it’s what gives Raisin Bran the “bran” taste. I had miso soup on the side (this is a great way to get in veggies early in the day if you’re not in the mood for a green smoothie). In this bowl:
- 1/2 cup oat bran
- 1/3 cup wheat bran
- 1/2 banana
- spoon of PB&Co’s Mighty Maple
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Wanted to share a few plates and activities from my day with you all.
I started off this morning with breakfast – whipped banana oat bran. I also had miso soup. This is a pretty macrobiotic breakfast – especially the soup!
I did do some Morning Yoga from YogaDownload.com, which was nice. I am never disappointed by their podcasts.
In other news, the sweet Kailey at Clean Veggie Eats gave ma a Kreativ Blogger award.
Check out her blog – she is an incredibly passionate and intelligent young lady and I’m proud that she passed this award on to me!
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This morning I did a lovely yoga flow – yogadownload’s Power Yoga #4, a 60-minute donation class. It started out slow but increased in intensity and I was so ready for savasana at the end. This class had a lot of twisting for detox, which I’ve been feeling and needing this week.
I followed up my flow with a macrobiotic breakfast:
- 3/4 cup (dry) oat bran with cinnamon & a big drizzle of brown rice syrup
- miso soup (bring 1.5 cups of water to a boil, add 2-3 teaspoons miso and some dried seaweed)
My mom informs me that I have had oat bran before – it was one of my first foods as a baby! She would sweeten it with ground up raisins that she ground with a baby food grinder. My mom has been touting the benefits of whole foods since before they became a fad.
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