Spicing It Up!

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Are you on auto-pilot on and off your mat? Are you ready to add some spice into your life? I love routine and I love maintaining a strict regimen, but sometimes changing the routine allows us to see life and ourselves in a totally different way. I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and create some changes on and off your mat.

Keep reading to learn some of my favorite ways to spice it up!

Sending Spring Time Spiciness!

XO

L

P.S. Are you ready for further growth and transitions? Join me for one of my upcoming retreats!  Bernalda, Italy, Francis Ford Coppola’s Estate, May 17-22 or Self-Discovery and Self-Love with Rachel DeAlto, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico,Xinalani October 3-10!


Monthly Mantra

Make small changes to add some spice into your life!

“I accept change. I embrace change. I encourage change.”


 

Spicy Cucumber Lemonade

 

Warm weather is coming and afternoons sitting outside will be here shortly. Enjoy one of my favorite warm weather cocktails!
Ingredients
Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
10 oz Organic Lemonade
2 Lemon Slices
2 Cucumber Slices
1 oz Vodka or Gin

Directions 
Mix together and enjoy!


Health and Beauty Tip

Spicy Morning Detox

This is an easy way to get the liver working bright and early! Maintaining a clean inside will result in a radiant and glowing outside. Perfect to brew every morning and great to have the morning after sipping my spicy lemonade!

Ingredients
Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
Juice from one lemon
Cup of Hot Water

Directions
Simply mix all together. Sip and savor!

Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper
Eases upset stomach, ulcers, sore throats, spasmodic and irritating coughs, and diarrhea.
Aids in breaking up and moving congested mucus.
Reduces migraine pain.
Relieves allergies.
Improves digestion.
Supports detox.
Reduces joint pain.
Supports weight loss.
Do you want to learn more about Cayenne Peppers healing properties? Read more here!


Yoga Pose of the Month 
(as seen in the picture above)
Chair Pose, Utkatasana

As most of my students know, Chair Pose is one of my favorites. It is a great all-levels pose that can build heat and strength throughout the body.

Tips:

  • Make sure there is more weight in the heels than the toes.
  • You should be able to see your toes. Knees should not be reaching out in front of your toes.
  • Squeeze shins and thighs together.
  • Create a little backbend in the upper spine.
  • Use lower abdominal muscles to help lengthen through the sides of the waist and support your lower back.

Do you want to learn more about Utkatasan? Read more here! 


Health and Wellness Favorite

One of my favorite ways to spice up any and every meal is with some tasty oil and vinegar. Visit Seasons Taproom online and in their tasting rooms. Also, check out this spicy recipe.

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