April 3rd, 2017

The 6 best foods to eat before you do yoga

The 6 best foods to eat before you do yoga By Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD, CDE While the general recommendation is to practice yoga on an empty stomach, fasting before you practice also isn’t advisable. In fact, making sure you are adequately nourished and hydrated can mean the difference between a strong and lousy downward-facing dog. Namely, yogis opt for fluids and snacks that are easily digestible, nutrient dense ...

January 3rd, 2017

Ten Styles of Yoga You Are Likely To Encounter

Ten Styles of Yoga You Are Likely To Encounter Shannon Herbert RYT 200 Whether you’re just beginning a yoga practice or have been practicing for years, it can be confusing to differentiate between the different styles of yoga being offered at various studios. To make things a bit simpler, here’s a quick look at some of the most popular styles of yoga you’re likely to encounter: Hatha: The word hatha means ...

December 7th, 2016

Prevent Injury In Yoga

Prevent Injury in Yoga   Photo courtesy freeimages.com/Aaron Neifer by Laura Cipullo and the Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services Team A study recently came out that said yoga injuries are increasing, especially among the elderly, but that they are still "relatively rare." However, with the ever-increasing popularity of yoga, you need to know how to stay safe and prevent yourself from overdoing ...

December 2nd, 2016

TM for Kids

TM for Kids Pic courtesy of CoraViral.com by Laura Cipullo and the Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services Team Most people know David Lynch from his television show Twin Peaks, and films like Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive. However, quietly, over the years, he has also been an advocate, promoting Transcendental Meditation in schools, and among the homeless, veterans, and low-income families. According to Smithsonian ...

April 12th, 2016

Managing Your Day, According to Your Body’s Natural Clock

Managing Your Day, According to Your Body’s Natural Clock By Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD Whether or not you realize it, your body has its own natural clock it runs by, and we can either take action to support the clock or work against it. In this blog post, I'm going to explain what works against the clock and outline a sample schedule of how best we can support it. Working With the Clock There are three main ...