Sunday, July 27, 2014

A Poem about Yoga

This poem was written by an amazing woman and student, Miranda O'Brien. She beautifully describes her relationship with her yoga practice. After six months of yoga practice for two hours per week yoga has become an integral part of her life. 

Taking that first step towards finding peace and greater health can be so hard. But once you take that step, this practice has so many amazing tools to offer you. It's awareness practices Yoga simply helps to awaken what already lies within you! 

My Eye's Heart

Forms, breathing, choreographed
Moments: but so much more.
Not only physicality - meditations, or chants,
But, touching your own divine spark and embracing the universe, 
feeling it's heavenly, thrumming heart beat.

Realizing your own peace with yourself and the world. 
Finding acceptance and love for yourself and others.
Knowing serendipity on a first name basis.
Balance within 
Balance without,
My yoga. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Fennel, Basil and Lime Tea

This is a cooling tea that contains three simple ingredients. Perfect tea for soothing your body on a warm day, reducing inflammation, balancing your digestive system and alkalizing the body. 

1/4 c. fresh fennel, coarsely chopped (this is a great way to make use of the fronds)
8 fresh basil leaves
1/2 lime juice, fresh squeezed 

1. Boil 1 quart of water.
2. Pour into a tea decanter filled with fennel, basil and lime juice. Steep 6 minutes. Strain and serve. 

Recipe and photos by: Keri Marino

Keri Marino is an internationally Registered Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist. She's owns and operates Yoga Unique offering therapy, classes, workshops and yoga products. Keri teachers both privately and publicly around the Greenville area. Check out more here: YogaUnique