A Few Minutes to Zen with Rikki Alrutz

HAPPY UP!  This week, try a pose known to encourage the production of endorphins (chemicals released in our bodies that lead to a decreased sense of pain and stress). The Crescent Lunge Pose, as well as other backbend postures, boost the body’s natural feel good happy-inducing endorphins! To find this Happy State*: Step one foot forward, […]

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A Few Minutes to Zen with Rikki Alrutz

Kale, Spinach, and Lemon Smoothie

Looking for a quick, healthy snack?  Try a kale, spinach, lemon smoothie! Ingredients: 5 kale leaves 1 handful of spinach ½ peeled lemon Need a little more liquid to down the greens?  Add some apple juice. Still not sweet enough?  Add a few slices of banana.   No access to a juicer?  No problem!  Mix all ingredients in a blender […]

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A Few Minutes to Zen with Rikki Alrutz

Knees-to-Chest Pose

Feeling bloated in this hot weather?  Need to relax in a calming, restorative posture?  Try the Knees-to-Chest pose! Lie flat on your back, legs extended Slowly bring both knees into your chest, giving the legs a nice hug with your arms wrapped over the shins Try holding onto your opposite fingers, wrists, forearms, or maybe even your […]

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