Issue NÂș 146

It's that time of year...except this Fall season seems to be a little bit more off kilter than usual.  The temperature ranging from hot to warm to cold and back to warm again.  Have you felt it wreaking havoc in your body?  Many of my students are getting sick or have flu like symptoms early or even more frequently.

What is one to do?

Start by paying attention, then prepare a tool kit of natural resources to combat illness.  This includes a really good night sleep by the way...

What tools do you need?

Stock your kitchen with these:

Raw honey
antioxidant powerhouse, releases melatonin to promote sleep

Vitamin C
helps reduce the length of a cold

can reduce the severity and duration of a cold

Elderberry syrup*
immune booster, effective in fighting colds and flu; aids sinus infection

is a badass that can help strengthen your immune system

Oil of Oregano
natural antibiotic; powerful antiviral; fight inflammation and viruses

*After Thanksgiving I'll be selling my fresh homemade batches of Elderberry syrup!

Make sure to check out the goodies below.

Have you checked out my new website?!
I will be posting new content there, different from my newsletter : ) 

Many, many hours are put into my newsletter and going forward I'm amping up the content to help you.  

My goal is to constantly and consistently help you in your wellness pursuits providing you with the relevant information for you to live optimal.

I'm very curious and interested in many areas of health and wellness that I'm always excited to share with you, my dear readers.  
It's becoming a real challenge to keep this newsletter going amongst everything else - classes, privates, workshops, series and other wellness offerings I'm planning.

If you can help with a donation, that would help me tremendously.  I really and truly appreciate your time and feedback on my newsletters, it means so much to me and keeps me going as well.


Thank you for supporting my goal to educate on wellness!!
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life."
~ Steve Jobs 
Stanford Commencement Address June 12, 2005
Starts Oct. 28th!

Did you sign up?

You will learn so much in this LAB series, about your skills, strengths, weaknesses, what to work on, how to approach your inversion practice and how valuable it is to work with a partner, it will up level your skills considerably.

Whether you're a beginner or advanced practitioner, you will learn awesome tools that will help you grow in your inversions!

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"When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like
the flame of a lamp
in a windless place."  
~ Krishna, Bhadavad Gita 6:19
It's that time again! Another  girls night out!
Movie:   The Mountain Between Us   (sorry guys, gals only)
Text me 917-498-9380  if you are interested as the only theaters
playing this movie are in NYC.....

"Circumstances don't make the man; they only reveal him to himself."
~ Epictetus
A Practice of Empathy:  What is Empathy?
noun: empathy
the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
Sanskit: Bhaavsaandrata

With everyone's head stuck in their smart phone have we lost the ability to be empathetic?

With so many terrible events happening in the world ...occurring so frequently, now is where we need to practice Empathy more than ever before.

The practice of empathy can be very simplistic, here are some ideas:
-smile at a stranger, who seems sad
-open the door for a mom who's juggling a stroller and little ones
-offer your seat on the Path to someone who looks like they need it!
-give your friend or family member a genuine big squeezing hug
-give your time to listen to a stressed out co-worker

All these ideas are FREE and really don't take that much time.  Showing someone earnest concern, especially someone you don't know can really lift spirits and make the world a better place.

I think we need Empathy now more than anything.

The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts."
  ~ Marcus Aureliu

Eight Limbs of Yoga
Did you know that a yoga practice, the whole point of yoga is to prepare the body to SIT in meditation.  Moving the body in yoga helps open up the joints and tightness in the body as well as relieving stress.

There are eight limbs of yoga - asana is not the first limb!

YAMA is the first limb  ~ ethical moral codes to live by

* I recommend saving these newsletters or copy the information as each time I'll be going over the next limb until we review all eight!  This information will help you have a deeper understanding and APPRECIATION towards yoga on and off the mat : ) 

Basic need for life

Prana (breath) is energy, a life force that we can't live without.

Ujjayi Breath - Victorious Breath, heating breath

Do the breath technique with me so it can become your habit.

"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage.  
you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy."
~ Dale Carnegie
Walking Group with Cardio Blast
Are you looking to add a little bit more fitness/movement to your regime?   Do you struggle to stay with your yoga or fitness practice, especially when the holidays come up?   Do you over indulge during the holidays?

How often do you break a sweat?

Breaking a sweat is important for overall health.......

Join my 45 minute walking group to sustain your health.  Create a habit of health for your body and mind.   This walking group is accessible to everyone, no experience is required.   I will be leading this group 2x a week....possibly 3x.

Why the fee?
I will be guiding and motivating you through our walk and cardio blast and to make sure you're committed to yourself and the group : )  

Questions you may have:

Do I have to be there all 2 days a week?

No, do what works best with your schedule.
Can I bring my dog?

No, not the best idea.
Can I bring my friend, husband/wife/partner?

Yes, definitely!  Make sure they register and read the guidelines.
Do I have to do the entire walk?

If you are pressed for time, no.
Do I have to do the cardio blast?

Umm....yes : ) 

Features & Benefits

Support from me and others
Doable 45minutes
Exercise + motivation
Guided outside fitness
Cardio health
Commitment to stick with it
Break a sweat
I will motivate you ; p
Stay focused during holidays
Accessible to everyone
Keep you healthy
Help you stay in shape
Your body will become tighter/firm
Fresh air!
Get out of the house!

Click here to register.  Once everyone is signed up, I will send out a short email of details and guidelines.  To keep things simple payment via ChasePay or Venmo is best.

Call or email me if you have any questions.

We start next Monday, October 23rd at 8:30am.

*that means you have to be at the meeting spot by 8:25am : )

"Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind,
but great actions speak to all mankind." 
~ Theodore Roosevelt

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Thanks for reading, with tons of gratitude.

Sending much love!

Janel DuRoss
RYT, Yoga Teacher
Thai Bodywork Practitioner
Acro/Partner Yoga
Movement & Nutrition Educator
Chocolate Connoisseur
Janel DuRoss  BendBowBridge . 917-498-9380