Monday, April 27, 2020

Top 4 Yoga Poses for Taurus

What better way to wrap up the month of April, following Earth Day, than with the best yoga poses to help celebrate Taurus - one of the earth signs.

If you were born between the dates of April 21st - May 21st then you fall into the 2nd sign of the zodiac. After Aries (fire) blazed their way through to open up the zodiac cycle, Taurus comes after and replants the seeds to start new growth.

Similar to the other earth signs - Virgo and Capricorn - Taurinians are very grounded people. Like the bull that represents them, they are strong, focused, and often very stubborn!

If you can imagine trying to push a bull to get it moving or trying to tip it over you'll see how tough it can be to change a Taurus. They know who they are and they see no reason to make any kind of adjustments. If something is made up in their mind, don't even try to change it because a Taurus mind is set in place.

Though many will first think stubbornness when they think of a Taurus they also are very sensitive and loving people. They have very nice tastes and enjoy the "finer things" and will love to share these with those they are close with.

If you are looking for a foodie buddy then definitely seek out a Taurus, because they love to indulge and will know all the best restaurants and cafes to check out. They seek high quality in things and relationships and if they are not at all fulfilled by what's offered to them they are quick to decide when it's not worth their time.

For my earthy-friends out there, here are my Top 4 Yoga Poses for Taurus.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Earth Day Celebrations

Today is April 22, 2020 and marks the 50th anniversary of celebrating Earth Day!

As someone who is highly concerned with conservation and protecting the Earth's ecosystems and species, this day truly means a lot to me. It is a day that brings about awareness of the damages that the human race is causing and a time to recognize ways that we all can make a difference.

I hope that you find this post interesting as I go into some of the lesser-known facts about Earth Day and that it sparks an interest to get out there and do something special to help save the Earth!

Monday, April 20, 2020

Reduce Carbon Footprint

Earth day 2020 is two days from today. With that being said, it seems only fitting to write a post about waste management and creating a better Earth for the next generation! .. lol I know... 

There are hundreds - probably thousands - of posts out there about reducing our waste and recycling more so sometimes I truly wonder why people do not take these practices more seriously? I choose not to ponder this question for too long though because I know I'll never have that answer.

I know everyone leads their own life and can live however they choose to so I'm not here to dictate anything. If you find yourself reading this post, I have to believe it is because you truly wish to make a difference in your routine habits for the better.

If that is the case then I hope to get you started on the right foot! Perhaps you may have heard a term float around before but haven't quite understood what it means - the word is carbon footprint. What exactly is a carbon footprint, how is it measured, and why is it important?

Before we even discuss ways to reduce our waste, choose to recycle and change our habits, we have to first see how that impacts our carbon footprint. And to do that we need to know what a carbon footprint is.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

How To Fold A Fabric Mask For COVID-19

We are in unprecedented times right now and often I am not even sure what to believe on the internet anymore.

One person says one thing, another organization says another... who do we even believe and trust right now? Where's the guidance, where's the direction, where's the safety for us?

Living in Queens, NY has put me smack-dab in the middle of one of the world's largest hotspots for COVID-19. People I know are being directly impacted by this, and I genuinely feel terrified to leave my apartment.

Who would have thought I'd ever be - so scared - to go to the laundromat or the grocery store?

 I have put both of these things off as long as I possibly can. Wearing every article of clothing I own, even washing them and drying them in my shower, bulk buying groceries and having anything I can have delivered- delivered... All of this just so I don't have to leave my apartment and interact with people.

There, of course, are circumstances in which I need to leave my house. Food and groceries can only last so long, even with rationing efforts and minimalist style cooking, and clothes eventually need to be fully machine washed. I don't have any disposable masks, gloves, or hand sanitizer and it seems nearly impossible to even order these things online - so what is one to do? 

Monday, April 13, 2020

Green Chef Review

When I went vegan a couple years ago it was so hard to think of something new to eat each night. I was constantly thinking "How can I make something tasty and exciting while keeping it vegan?" To be honest, I didn't know much about cooking when I went vegan so I was stuck eating pretty much the same thing every night - rice and beans. 

While I never went hungry and was fully satiated with food, you can imagine that my food got quite boring rather quickly - which for starting out vegans can lead to going back to old ways of eating! I definitely didn't want that but how was I supposed to think of something fresh to make all the time?

Sure, one option is to look up recipes online scouring the web for something that seems easy enough to do. But what about time constraints? No one wants to go home after working an 8+ hour day to then spend an hour or two in the kitchen. It seemed like all of the recipes I found online would take a long time to prepare and would require ingredients that I just didn't have readily stocked at home.

I decided to do a search online for something else instead - I wanted something that would send my meals to me with recipes and ingredients already picked out. And that is when I found GREEN CHEF.

Monday, April 6, 2020

The 8 Limbs of Yoga

What is your understanding of Yoga? I am sure that when I ask you this question, your mind brings up ideas of extreme flexibility, people doing handstands or putting themselves into uncomfortable-looking poses.

This idea that comes up in your head is called Asanas and though it is - a part - of yoga it is not everything there is to know about the practice.

There are 8 total limbs of yoga, all of which deserve some attention for development. The idea is that by developing all 8 limbs you are, in fact, coming into your actual sense of being - the true light in you. In fact, it's recommended to move through the limbs beginning with number one and working your way all the way up to number eight. Below I have laid out these 8 limbs to dive into the topic of what a Yoga practice is really all about.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Top 4 Yoga Poses For Aries

 Aries - the true one and only.

Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac cycle and with that comes great responsibility which they have no problem taking on. These people are real go-getters often jumping into situations without giving it much thought. They blaze right into any event - like the firey sign they are - headfirst with a ready-for-battle attitude.

They are courageous and confident and are natural-born leaders. Like the ram that resembles them, they have brute strength and can trample any and every obstacle that stands in their way. This can lead to them seeming cocky and uncaring but once a fire is started it can be hard to control. As is the case with most fire signs Aries can be impulsive and direct and often say exactly what they mean.  Do not let the burn of their words or actions come across you wrong, though, Arians are passionate and honest people who can tend to have a sensitive side.

Aries is the first of the three fire signs, which includes Leo and Saggitarius, and is encompassing of those who have birthdays falling between March 21st to April 19th. Here are my top 4 Yoga pose suggestions for our Fierce Zodiac leaders.