Love is in the air - you can feel it everywhere. It's February, the month of love and happiness to celebrate the spirit of togetherness with your loved ones. This year celebrate Valentine's day in a relaxing and fun, all levels yoga class designed for couples.
Pause and treat yourself a deep relaxation before holidays! Allow yourself to slow down and rest fully. Liz Mandeville will guide you on a sound journey using crystal singing bowls, tuning forks, shamanic drumming, and other various instruments.
Sound baths are meant to facilitate a shift in your brain wave state, so that a deep state of meditation and internal healing can occur. While lying in a comfortable position on the floor and using an optional eye mask, Jitka Robinson will offer each person a Reiki treatment to enhance their state of relaxation.
Reiki is form of energy healing developed in Japan that uses channeled energy from the therapist into the receiver to activate the natural healing processes and facilitate restoration of physical and emotional well-being.
Sunday, November 18, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Free Mvmt Shop1962 N Bissell, Chicago, IL 60614
Space is limited, RSVP: https://www.freemvmtshop.com/calendar/soundreiki
Summer season ruled by Pitta dosha is here and so it's a hot, sunny weather affecting our overall balance. To keep your fiery Pitta under control make sure you add cooling ingredients to your food and drink recipes. I like to make this delicious latte during summer months to enjoy as an afternoon treat with my family, friends or alone when in between yoga and consulting sessions to get little energy boost.
INGREDIENTS (makes 2 mugs)
8 oz almond milk, steamed and frothed
2 teaspoons of dried, organic rose petals
8 oz boiling filtered water
2 big tablespoons of powdered matcha
1/2-1 teaspoon maple syrup (optional)
A pinch of cardamom (optional)
Place the loose rose petals into an infuser. Add the 4 ounces of hot water to a large mug and steep the infuser for about 3-4 minutes. Remove the infuser, then add the matcha powder and cardamom. Whisk with a whisk until the tea becomes smooth.
Feeling heavy or tired? Do your allergies bother you? Is your digestion sluggish? Do you have an excessive body weight and mucus build-up? Chances are your Kapha dosha is out of balance. It can easily happen in the spring. You may benefit from a gentle Ayurvedic cleanse. Spring is a perfect time of the year for a cleanse. Plant based juices such as pomegranate, pear or apple juice, and mono-diets based on soups or kitchari are suitable. You can support your detox by drinking room temperature, warm, or hot water and herbal teas. Drinking warm water with a dab of raw honey during the day is also suitable. One of the meals you can enjoy during your detox is the spring cleanse broth below. It is purifying, nutritious and delicious at the same time.
Use your scraps such as onion and shallot peels, celery leaves, etc. to make a delicious and rich tasting veggie broth for light and healthy breakfast, lunch or dinner! This broth tastes just great and you...
I am thrilled to host another workshop soon. Join me on Monday, May 14th, 6:30-8pm at Infinity Holistic Wellness & Yoga located in a beautiful historic Monadnock building.
Blossom into your best self this Spring season! Join nutrition & lifestyle workshop led by Chicago based Ayurvedic expert Jitka Robinson. Learn about and master the essential practices of supporting holistic self-care for balanced body & mind. Themes we will discuss include allergies, weight management, fatigue and lethargy. Handouts with key information, shopping lists and healthy recipes will be provided.
What are the best yoga poses for the coming season you might ask. After a long Chicago winter, spring is almost here. Rebirth, renewal and joy is in the air. However for many, the spring season is also time with increased colds, congestions, allergies and lowered energy. Fortunately, seasonal Yogic and Ayurvedic Kapha balancing routine can help us to overcome these challenges so we can all enjoy the beauty of the nature's awakening.
In this blog post I will focus on the Yoga part and in my next one on Ayurveda part. To better understand what's happening in our bodies, let's look at the nature first. Spring brings less cold weather and also heaviness of increased moisture (melting ice, rains). These are some of the qualities of Kapha dosha. We know, that according to Ayurveda, like increases like. So when it is Kapha season, that is heavy and sluggish in its core, we need to find and cultivate the opposite in our yoga practice to induce lightness...
With upcoming Valentine's Day, I invite you to gift yourself a happy belly and healthier digestion. Being able to enjoy your meal and process it well without any unwanted side effects is linked to absorbing all valuable nutrients and therefore increasing immunity, energy, concentration and overall well-being. Whether you have a busy, sedentary lifestyle with not much exercise, ate too much food, had a heavy meal, or feel bloated, constipated, a digestive discomfort is never pleasant. Fortunately, with help of yoga and Ayurvedic medicine, there are techniques and tools to manage various unpleasant symptoms so feeling light and pain-free after your next bite does not need to be a dream.
With yogic diaphragm breathing, long deep stretches and spinal twists that gently massage abdominal organs, while purge toxins away, you will find yourself feel better with improved digestion, boosted energy and calmer mind.
Vata dosha by nature is cold, dry, light and mobile and can be aggravated during the Vata season of fall and winter in central and northern United States. To balance Vata dosha in your body and mind, favor cooked, heavy, moist, warm and slightly oily foods.
This pie I am sharing with you below is super easy to make and is a perfect candidate in Vata balancing. It is warm, heavy, moist and little oily. It is dairy free, sugar free, egg free and gluten free. It makes a great snack, as it is loaded with protein, fiber, vitamins, antioxidants and yeah, very nice flavor. I am excited for you to enjoy it on the cold, winter day like today and feel its grounding effects. Delicious and allergy free.
Foods that pacify Vata dosha are in general naturally sweet and nourishing. That is an easy, simple rule when choosing your ingredients. Also, cooked fruits and veggies are much easier to digest, while they also provide warmth and moisture so ideal...
Winter can easily weight on one's energy and well-being. Days are short and dark, weather is cold, dry, and windy. Vata dosha predominant qualities such as light, cold and dry, that are present everywhere in our environment can affect mental, physical and emotional balance.
Vata dosha out of balance may manifest in the mind and body like the following symptoms to name a few: nervousness, anxiety, tics, tremors, spasms, dry or rough skin, constipation, gas, bloating, interrupted sleep, excessive thinking or worrying.
Thankfully, Ayurvedic medicine provides simple yet powerful dietary, lifestyle and herbal remedies to keep Vata dosha at bay. The most essential steps are integrating routine in one's daily lifestyle, staying warm and calm. Avoiding unnecessary stress.
Therefore the recipe for Winter Spiced Water, that I am sharing with you here, comes right on time :) And you might have most or all ingredients already in your kit...