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Guest Post: 10 Reasons Why Retreats Are Healing Musts

Dear Yogilators,

After I shared the 1st guest post ever on Yogilation written by my dear blogger friend Julia of JulieFeelsGood a while ago, I’m happy to announce that I’m doing it again!! The blogger team of BookYogaRtereats.com approached me and asked about the opportunity to have a guest post at Yogilation.com about good reasons to consider trying a yoga retreat. Well, you know I truly enjoyed my yoga retreat, so I thought, why not?

Chantal Di Donato, a Certified Holistic Health Coach, yoga teacher, author, nutrition and diet advisor with NLP, and founder of Live Lean Health and Live Lean TV, listed 10 good reasons for us, why retreats are surely a good idea! ENJOY! 

Benefits of Our New Superheroes: Maca, Moringa, Wheatgrass & Co

Dear all,

We see, hear and read about them everywhere, get them as a topping to our meals, smoothies, or even in our coffee:

Forget Popeye or the Power Rangers: our new superheroes are Matcha, Maca, Moringa, Wheat grass, Acai, Hemp, Cacao, Chia, Green Protein, Magic Berries, and Barley grass.

You can argue about this “hype” or think about it whatever you like. Fact is, that all of those “super foods” are completely natural, originally found either in form of seeds, leaves, or grasses, and can do just a little more than other plant based foods.

But what exactly?

4-Ingredients Super Summer Detox Drink

Today is the official beginning of summer and we’re all ready and excited for more sun and finally jumping into the water, right?

Well, sun and swimming is all fun, but we need to take care of our skin and body in general from INSIDE-OUT.
While sunscreen is a must, we tend to forget to also protect ourselves from the inside. How? By staying hydrated, by eating our vitamins and by making sure we help our liver to stay on top of the detox.

Sure, you might think that you don’t drink alcohol and you’re eating healthy and perhaps even only organic food. However, we are all exposed to chemicals and germs every day, which we take in by breathing in the air of our environment.

But the GOOD NEWS is that there is an easy, delicious, and natural way to support our liver and to even help our skin looking fresh and wrinkle-free as long as possible!

Yoga vs. Pilates – Which one is for you?

Dear all,

I hope you’re staying yogilated and enjoying the fresh air of spring and new beginnings!

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I’m practicing Yoga AND Pilates on a regular basis, because I appreciate the benefits of both. However, what I enjoy the most are the Pilates Mix workouts, which combine elements from Pilates, yoga, and other stretches that you sometimes find in boot-camp or step-up classes.

March: Yogilation’s Self-Care Challenge

Dear Yogilators!

Tomorrow is the start of a new month AND the meteorological beginning of spring! So, after February’s “Green Smoothie” and “Plank” challenges, I noticed that I ran out of breath very often, thinking about too many things I have to do besides holding the planks and preparing the smoothies. I even caught a cold and had to take a break from both challenges.

Recipe: Yogilational Green Smoothie

A few days ago, I signed up for a green smoothie challenge starting in February. In this challenge, I will drink 1 green smoothie a day for the whole month of February. I am excited and curious about the recipes and what it will actually do for me.

If you’ve been following my Yogilation page for while now, you know that I’m a “health-nut” and I enjoy trying new foods, places, and workouts, so I am looking forward to the green smoothie challenge for sure. So today, I wanted to use my greens that I had in my fridge for a small “trial green smoothie.” And here is what I mixed together:

Fresh Turmeric Tea Recipe

I’ve been adding turmeric powder (German: Kurkuma or Gelbwurzel) to my oatmeal every morning for a while now, but I’ve always wanted to try to make tea with a fresh root of turmeric. One of my favorite teas is fresh ginger tea, so I thought that there must be an easy way to make fresh tea with the turmeric root. So I finally got one at an organic store and found a cool and easy recipe on Pinterest 🙂

Yoga to Speed Up Your Metabolism

Yoga is good for you. Sure, that’s a fact – proven by our own feelings, experiences as well as scientific studies. I’ve wrote about it for example in my “Yoga & Healing” post or “5 Reasons to Do Yoga at Work” article before.

However, have you ever thought about yoga helping you to speed up your metabolism and increasing your metabolic rate? Your metabolism is like your nice and cozy fireplace that converts or “burns” the food you’re eating into energy and something valuable for your body and overall well-being. Do you know those fit and healthy people that eat quite a lot when you go out to eat or see them at a party? And you might think “Wow, how can they eat all that without gaining weight?”