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There’s more advice out there about the mechanics of sitting in meditation than you can even imagine. Sit cross-legged in lotus to hold steady... place your hands in your lap in symbolic position to focus the mind... sit with a straight spine so the energy of your body flows more freely.
We’ve gotten on board the kale train, been intrigued and impressed with the powers of matcha, forged long-term relationships with broccoli, green beans, and asparagus, and powered through wheat grass shots after a workout. Green has certainly had its moment, but there’s a new power-food in town, and it’s bringing a pop of purple to the plate.
HIIT is fun! (I swear I’m not just saying that.) It breaks up the monotony of your usual exercise routine. My favorite variation so far is the simple sprint, and I love to do it outside on the creek path with my dog. We make it a game together, and honestly, I feel like a kid again sprinting as fast as my body will take me (for one minute at a time).
Certain words don't translate perfectly from one language to another. It's part of what makes languages so intriguing. One word that you've probably been hearing quite a bit lately, hygge (most likely pronounced incorrectly, it's "hoo-gah"), is Danish for a hard-to-pinpoint sense of contentment and well-being that comes from slowing down and taking comfort and joy in small, purposeful moments.