Pineapple Banana Recovery Smoothie

Ever feel like you need something extra after that intense workout or yoga session? Next time you feel that way, make this recovery smoothie. The ingredients are all natural and vegan! The pineapple and banana will make you think you are somewhere on a tropical island and your muscles will thank you later! The ingredients here are certainly enough for a meal, so don’t be surprised if you are full…

Yoga for Beginners: Eagle Pose

A beginner’s guide to the Eagle Pose. Beginning yoga can be a challenge; your life is busy, stressful and demanding. But you deserve some “you” time to find yourself and seek happiness! Yoga is a great way to improve your mood, health and spirit. If you need an extra push to get started, or just want a new routine to spice up your yoga journey, look no further! Check out…

Natural Hydratation

Are you staying Hydrated? Benefits of Proper Hydration include: Hydrate skin from the inside, making skin looking plump and full Less bloating Flush toxins from the body Deliver essential vitamins and minerals throughout the body Help control hunger, as thirst is often mistaken for hunger Recovery from intense exercise, including hot yoga If you are anything like me, you might get sick of that plain jane water you’re sipping day…

Yoga for Beginners: Tree Pose

A beginner’s guide to the Tree Pose. Beginning yoga can be a challenge; your life is busy, stressful and demanding. But you deserve some “you” time to find yourself and seek happiness! Yoga is a great way to improve your mood, health and spirit. If you need an extra push to get started, or just want a new routine to spice up your yoga journey, look no further! Check out…

Where is your Drishti?

In yoga it refers to where you focus your eyes during asana and/or meditation. It helps keep you grounded and your energy focused. Drishti theory states that wandering eyes creates a wondering mind, unfocused and distracted. Taking the idea behind drishti and applying it to life off the mat. I wonder, do you have drishti off the mat or do you often allow your eyes to wonder. Wonder from whats important, wonder from…

Yogi Homemade Gift Ideas

Well hello there! I’m listening to holiday music and am in full holiday spirit here! I’ve been lucky enough to get my tree up and decorated and find some time to make a few homemade gifts for my yoga instructors. They give me so much more than I think they realize, and I love to give something back to them during this time of year. These gifts would be great…

Roasted Candied Nuts

How is everyone doing this beautiful day? It’s certainly starting to feel like the holidays around here. Everywhere I go I am reminded of the holiday spirit and it’s really getting me into the giving mood! I have a good friend who’s husband is out on deployment this year. It’s his first time gone and she doesn’t really know what to expect around the holidays, so I’m always happy to…

Homemade gift ideas – Caramel Popcorn

With the holiday season officially upon us, it’s a time to reflect on the people in your life that you have gratitude for and want to show your appreciation.  Without breaking the bank, you can give thoughtful gifts to people that you interact with on a daily basis. Maybe it’s your favorite yoga instructor, some of your co-workers or even your childs babysitter or coach. I will give you a…

Yoga Inspired Cardio Blast

Happy Friday. For all of those in the US, have you recovered from your Thanksgiving comas yet? Here is the perfect way to get moving again. This workout will get your heart rate up and all you need is your yoga mat! I recommend the Zen Active Non-Slip Yoga Mat – Extra Thick for this workout. The memory foam gives you that extra cushion since there is some jumping involved…

Gratitude On and Off the Mat

With Thanksgiving coming up this week, I wanted to take the time to talk about gratitude. I’ve learned gratitude on my mat. Those days when I fully surrender to the practice and just let my body do what it needs, not what I want it to, what it needs. Being in the moment and being thankful for that moment. Gratitude in life is a very similar process. We often lose…

Yoga for Beginners: Triangle Pose

A beginner’s guide to the Triangle Pose. Beginning yoga can be a challenge; your life is busy, stressful and demanding. But you deserve some “you” time to find yourself and seek happiness! Yoga is a great way to improve your mood, health and spirit. If you need an extra push to get started, or just want a new routine to spice up your yoga journey, look no further! Check out…

Fall Quinoa Salad

This fall quinoa salad is perfect on a bed of arugula or kale. Paired with grilled chicken or shrimp, and you have a meal that is sure to satisfy and full of flavor! I personally eat with my eyes first, contrasting colors and different textures are a sure way to make me instantly hungry. During the summer, the variety of fresh fruit and veggies make this easy! I often don’t…

Yoga for Beginners: Warrior 3 Pose

A beginner’s guide to the Warrior 3 Pose. Beginning yoga can be a challenge; your life is busy, stressful and demanding. But you deserve some “you” time to find yourself and seek happiness! Yoga is a great way to improve your mood, health and spirit. If you need an extra push to get started, or just want a new routine to spice up your yoga journey, look no further! Check…

Why Eat Seasonal Produce

Hello! I am Samantha from PancakeWarriors.com.  I am a healthy living blogger that enjoys all aspects of fitness and healthy eating.  I am constantly trying to better my body as well as the environment. By eating seasonal produce, I can achieve both of these goals. Have you ever noticed as the seasons change, how you start to crave certain foods?  For me as soon as there is a chill in…

Yoga for Beginners: Warrior 2 Pose

A beginner’s guide to the Warrior 2 Pose. Beginning yoga can be a challenge; your life is busy, stressful and demanding. But you deserve some “you” time to find yourself and seek happiness! Yoga is a great way to improve your mood, health and spirit. If you need an extra push to get started, or just want a new routine to spice up your yoga journey, look no further! Check…

Yoga for Beginners: Warrior 1 Pose

A beginner’s guide to the Warrior 1 Pose. Beginning yoga can be a challenge; your life is busy, stressful and demanding. But you deserve some “you” time to find yourself and seek happiness! Yoga is a great way to improve your mood, health and spirit. If you need an extra push to get started, or just want a new routine to spice up your yoga journey, look no further! Check…