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Saturday, April 30, 2016

April 2016 #YogaEveryDamnDay Challenge

April 2016 YEDD Challenge

These first 3 pictures were actually taken in January, February, and March, respectively, but I wasn’t ready to get back into my practice at those times. I was still, very much so, post-partum, and was enjoying every moment with my new little boy. Once April rolled around though, I was finally ready to get back to it. I didn’t miss a single day of Yoga after that…although I DID forget to photograph the pose of the day once or twice during the year, so I had to double and triple up my pose pics on some days.

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1. Mermaid Pose-Eka Paka Rajakapotasana

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2. Extended Child’s Pose-Utthita Balasana

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3. Camel Pose-Ustrasana

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4. Side Plank-Inclined Plane Posture-Vasisthasana

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5. Headstand-Sirsasana

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6. Tree Pose-Vrksasana

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7. Dancer Pose-Natarajasana

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8. Bow Pose-Dhanurasana

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9. Wheel Pose/Upward Facing Bow Pose-Urdhva Dhanurasana

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10. Shoulderstand-Sarvangasana

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11. Eagle Pose-Garudasana

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12. Half Lotus Pose-Ardha Padmasana

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13. Fire Log Pose-Agnistambhasana

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14. Lizard Pose-Utthan Pristhasana

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15. Deep Forward Fold-Uttanasana

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16. Reclined Cow Face Posture-Supta Gomukhasana

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17. Goddess Pose-Parivrtta Utkata Konasana (variation)

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18. Handstand/Full Arm Balance (splits)-Adho Mukha Vrksasana (variation)

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19. Wild Thing/Flip the Dog Pose-Camatkarasana

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20. Tripod Headstand-Sirsasana II

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21. Full & Modified Camel Pose-Ustrasana

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22. Hare Pose-Sasankasana

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23. Easy Inversion/Legs Up the Wall Pose-Viparita Karani

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24. Boat Pose-Navasana

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25. Mountain Pose-Tadasana

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26. Dolphin Plank Pose & Forearm/Elbow Balance Pose-Makarasana & Pincha Mayurasana

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27. East Stretch Posture-Purvottonasana

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28. Seated Spinal Twist/Half Lord of the Fishes Pose-Ardha Matsyendrasana

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29. Chair Pose & Revolved Chair Pose-Utkatasana & Parivrtta Utkatasana

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30. Corpse Pose-Savasana

Just like last year, if you are interested in joining our Yoga for ALL levels Facebook group, you can request to join it HERE. I go over these asanas, how to lighten/modify them, get into them, and get out of them. I also try to answer questions, and help you adjust your posture (if you share a pic of you in whatever pose you need help with) to try to help you prevent injuries. I also post these poses daily, with their how-to info, on my Instagram page HERE.

Thanks for following along with me on this journey!

Namaste.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

March Raw Vegan Rvin'

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Hey folks! We have officially hit the road again, and we are currently residing in the gigantic state of Texas! This means, that we no longer have to deal with the SNOW!!! It is glorious! A couple days this month even hit 90 degrees! I don't even know what to do with myself and all this GREEN everywhere! There's grass, sunshine, cool rain, rainbows, and did I mention grass?! I am barefoot outdoors once again, and we are even gardening. This is such a welcomed break from the cold, snowy Rocky Mountains that we were previously residing in.

I know I told you that I would go over refrigerator storage solutions this month, but I think I am going to cover these bad boys instead...seeing as how they are pretty RV friendly. We got ourselves a couple portable GREENHOUSES from Aldi's! They are sold on Amazon as well, but for twice what we paid for them. The links to them are HERE.

They can be assembled & disassembled rather quickly for transit mode. Once disassembled, they don't take up much room at all, and they are pretty lightweight. The plants they house can easily be stored in the shower, until we reach our next destination. The only thing I will say about them that is slightly negative is this, because they aren't instantly taken apart or put together, I wouldn't want to deal with taking them down and setting them up on a daily basis. So if you are a daily traveler, you might want to reconsider purchasing them. If you are somewhere for a couple weeks at a time, however, I think they would be perfect! Also, the RV park we are at (and I'm sure the ones we've stayed at in the past) have no problem with these. But, I'm sure there are RV parks out there that wouldn't appreciate them. So you might want to set them up at the back of your rig, or ask for permission to have them, before you go to a new park. They obviously give off the appearance of Full-timer status, which some parks don't like.

We have already begun our vegetable and herb garden and are anxiously awaiting the new growth of everything. I also planted some Aloe Vera, Lavender, and Echinacea for their healing properties.

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In regards to the upcoming smoothie recipes, if you aren't Raw Vegan, I would advise you to make just 1/4-1/5 the size of these smoothies to meet your daily nutritional requirements. I eat a Raw Vegan smoothie every day just about, and typically a large salad for lunch and dinner, as well. On occasion, I will have a cooked Vegan meal for dinner. The meals below are just a mere sampling of everything I consumed this month, but I am trying hard to not post repeat meals.

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SALADS

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DINNERS

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DESSERT

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If you have other questions about Veganism, and you would like me to address them in my next post, please leave a comment below and I will do my best to answer them. More information about Raw Veganism can be checked out HERE. Next month, I will post many of the things I ate, as well as address RV refrigerator storage solutions. Where the heck does a person even find the room to store all that produce per week in a small RV fridge??? Thanks for reading and EAT MORE PLANTS!!!!!!

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