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Maca- a Superfood Alternative

Who has not woken up in the morning and needed/depended on a nice strong cup of coffee to give them a boost to get them through early morning fatigue? Although coffee tastes great, and has a few proven benefits, an excessive...

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Go raw

The Shades of Yoga Teacher Training is held in Ubud: a haven for healthy living, with dozens of the restaurants offering delicious raw, vegan and vegetarian meals. While working on your yoga practice and self-awareness, it’s...

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Your Ayurvedic Diet

Once you have determined your Ayurvedic constitution, i.e. balance of pitta, vata and kapha energies, it is important to understand how you can keep the energies in as equal balance as possible. This can be approached through...

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What is your Ayurvedic constitution?

Ayurveda has been practiced in India for the last 5000 years. It is an ancient way of interpreting all things on Earth, through three types of energetic dosha. These doshas combine the five different elements – air, fire, water,...

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The circle of 5 Elements

A key module covered during the Shades of Yoga RYT 200 hour course is the Yoga of Food. The Yoga of Food is 4 hour module/ informative session incorporating the main differences between Eastern and Western approaches to food and...

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Ubud Eating | Down To Earth

Traveling away from home can be a difficult task, especially when it comes to your diet. It seems that as our world evolves the dietary needs and wants of individuals become more and more complicated.  It is not unusual for...

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Greens Glorious Greens

Green vegetables are the foods most commonly missing in modern diets. Learning to incorporate dark, leafy greens into the diet is essential to establishing a healthy body and immune system. When you nourish yourself with green...

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Seaweed: Jewels of the Sea

In a previous post I mentioned Sea Vegetables, known as seaweed,  for their alkalizing properties.  I felt it worthwhile to expand on the subject of sea veggies as I consider them a “superfood” in terms of their nutritional...

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Alkalize For Flexibility

At Shades Of Yoga we refrain from recommending or promoting specific dietary systems.  We aim instead to give our students guidelines for living and eating in a way that supports health and balance and the energy and vitality to...

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Quinoa: Yogi Superfood

At Shades of Yoga, we refrain from recommending particular diets.  We focus instead on giving our students an understanding of their own bodies and some guiding principles that can support them in making choices that align with...

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Rise and Shine

Starting the day with a good healthy and hearty breakfast sets the tone for the rest of the day.  Many of us are so pushed for time in the morning, that breakfast is simply a cup of coffee to jump-start our engines and a piece...

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Sweet Nothings – Combatting sweet-tooth

One of the things I come across most frequently in my work with people and food is the “Sweet tooth” syndrome.   These days among the health foodies there are so many sugar substitutes on the market from honey to maple syrup to...

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Yoga Fuel

A delicious energising breakfast straight after your morning asana practice is one of the many perks that come with joining Shades of Yoga’s RYT 200 Hr Teacher Training in Ubud, hosted at Taksu Spa and Treatment Centre....

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Healthy Happy Holiday Eating

Holiday time is upon us again – celebration and festivities in the air.  I personally love any excuse to enjoy great food and get together with friends and family to celebrate.  One of the most thrilling things for me to...

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