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#Matsyasana AKA the fish pose. Stimulates the anahata #chakra. Helps to regulate emotions and #stress. #stopdropyoga #yoga #health

Physical Benefits
Expands the lung capacity
Opens the chest, correcting round-shoulders
Strengthens the back muscles
Gives a backward stretch to the thoracic and cervical sections of the spine
Gently stretches the neck muscles and shoulders
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Helps relieve asthma
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Creamy Papaya Pudding | sivanandabahamas.org

Creamy Papaya Pudding

Raw, vegan, nutritious, easy, and delicious!

Gracious Living Creamy Papaya Pudding is an easy to digest, anti-inflammatory pudding that is great for breakfast, snack, or dessert. It offers protein, calcium, enzymes, essential fatty acids and fiber. More importantly, it is simple to make and delicious!


1 ripe banana
1-1.5 cups of soft papaya
1 tsp chia seeds
1 tbsp tahini
1-3 medjool dates (take pits out)
1 tsp cinnamon

Puree in blender or food processor until smooth and creamy. Pour into a bowl. Top with fresh, shaved coconut. Tastes best when chilled.

* Variations: try it with pittaya dragonfruit, kiwi, or raspberries instead of papaya or try it with coconut butter instead of tahini.

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Grace Van Berkum is a registered holistic nutritionist, Sivananda Yoga teacher, certified personal trainer, and founder of Gracious Living Retreats. Known for her detoxifying and delicious raw, vegan, plant-powered recipe creations, Grace is passionate about the healing power of whole foods from the earth and their ability to increase prana and elevate consciousness. She leads retreats on nutrition, conscious eating, and yoga worldwide.

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January 4 — 10, 2015
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Join us for a weeklong immersion retreat to cleanse your body and increase vitality and energy.
 
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Grace Van Berkum and Andrea Clark (Amrita)
Join us for a weeklong immersion retreat to cleanse your body and increase vitality and energy.