The Best Movements for Lower Back Pain

Studies show that 80% of American’s will complain about low back pain in their lifetime. Let’s face it – that’s basically everyone. What does that mean for athlete’s or yogi’s? It usually means taking it easy, no back bends, and to remedy the problem – forward folds as your stretching solution. But are forward foldsContinue reading “The Best Movements for Lower Back Pain”

Peanut Butter, Chocolate Granola Bars

Peanut Butter. Chocolate. Seriously, what’s better? Ingredients 4 Cups of Traditional Oats 1 Cup Natural Peanut Butter 1 Cup (Possibly Dairy Free) Dark Chocolate Chips 1/2 Cup of Mild Flavored Olive Oil 1/2 Natural, Local Honey 1/2 Cup Chia Seeds Directions Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Stir it up with your hands, seriously, it’sContinue reading “Peanut Butter, Chocolate Granola Bars”

Curried Lentils with Asparagus and Kale

Craving Indian flavor without a lot of fuss? I got you. This dish could easily have chicken added too it, or enjoy the plant based version! Ingredients 1 Cup of Green Lentils 1/2 Medium Yellow or Sweet Onion, Chopped 3 Cloves of Minced Garlic 1 Tbs of Freshly Minced Ginger 1 Tbs of Curry PowderContinue reading “Curried Lentils with Asparagus and Kale”

A Breakdown of Downward Facing Dog

Downward Facing Dog, or Adho Mukha Svasana, is probably the most commonly known posture in the yoga asana practice. We usually see it many times in the midst of a flow, or use it as a resting posture to come back, center, and find our breath. So much is happening in this posture and theContinue reading “A Breakdown of Downward Facing Dog”

Tofu Peanut Noodles with Blanched Kale

This recipe comes from Thug Kitchen, an amazing and hilarious plant based cookbook, aimed at the not-so-easily-offended crowd. The original version called for tempeh, but I used tofu – because it was what I had. Chicken would also be a good option, if meat is your thing. It is easy to throw together, and some partsContinue reading “Tofu Peanut Noodles with Blanched Kale”

The Mindful Athlete’s Personal Story

“My mission in life not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou I remember the first time I actually noticed my mom had a drinking problem. It was after her and my dad had split, and my little brotherContinue reading “The Mindful Athlete’s Personal Story”