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Soothing Teas to Sip this Fall

For centuries, humans have reaped the numerous health benefits of drinking tea. While North Americans are partial to coffee, many people all across the globe choose tea as their daily beverage instead. Caffeinated or not, tea truly is a special treat you can have each day and not feel the least bit guilty.

With the cold weather beginning to rear its head our way, tea is the perfect way to soothe ourselves! Here are some of the top teas you can sip on this fall:

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Vegan Spotlight: Copper Branch

As a vegan, restaurant menus and lunch dates can be tricky to navigate. Although most vegans I know don’t complain, and can always find something on a menu that they can eat, variety is the spice of life, and vegans deserve it outside of their kitchens too!

This month’s vegan spotlight is all about the plant-powered chain known as Copper Branch:

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How to Stay Grounded in the Fall

Fall is one of the most beautiful times a year in Canada. With crisp air caressing our faces, to stunning leaves changing colour left and right, what’s not to love?

The only thing to note is that seasonal changes and barometric pressure changes often shift many things inside us all. If we don’t watch ourselves, we may begin to feel ungrounded or lethargic.

Fall is a time for nesting for the winter, a time for caring for our bodies in preparation for the colder elements.

Here’s how you can optimize your mental and physical health as we drift into autumn:

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Best Vegan Back to School Lunches

With the school season on the horizon, I think it’s a great time to talk about every kid’s favourite class… lunch!

While I’d wager a guess that veganism isn’t typically a lifestyle choice chosen by children, vegan parents often love incorporating animal product-free elements into their children’s lunchboxes. Skip the processed stuff this September and adopt any of the following bites into your child’s lunchbox:

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The Benefits of Practicing Hot Yoga

Yoga has been a guiding force for so many people on the planet for hundreds of years. One of the greatest things about yoga is its “go at your own pace” attitude designed to encourage the yogi to move in tune with his or her body, ignoring outside forces and doing what feels right for them.

There are so many types of yoga, from yin to hatha, and so many different ways to practice it, such as aerial or SUP.

One of the most popular types of yoga, however, is hot yoga – practiced in a heated room. Thinking of trying a class? Allow me to delve into the benefits hot yoga:

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Lotus Position 101

As a yoga teacher, I’ve found immense pleasure in delving into and expanding my knowledge about the practice. From adopting the yogic principles into my everyday life, to studying each pose for all that they have to offer – yoga is my inspiration.

Therefore, each month on the blog I’ll be giving you a taste of what you need to know about a specific pose, in the hopes that my writing will help strengthen and motivate your practice:

This month I’m going to be talking about Lotus Pose:

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Vegan Spotlight: BKK

As a vegan, restaurant menus and lunch dates can be tricky to navigate. Although most vegans I know don’t complain, and can always find something on a menu that they can eat, variety is the spice of life, and vegans deserve it outside of their kitchens too!

This month’s vegan spotlight is all about the delectable Thai restaurant, BKK:

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Tadasana 101

As a yoga teacher, I’ve found immense pleasure in delving into and expanding my knowledge about the practice. From adopting the yogic principles into my everyday life, to studying each pose for all that they have to offer – yoga is my inspiration.

Therefore, each month on the blog I’ll be giving you a taste of what you need to know about a specific pose, in the hopes that my writing will help strengthen and motivate your practice:

This month I’m going to be talking about Tadasana:

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Alternative ways to Exercise this summer

Summertime is when all of us Canadians collectively come out of our cozy caves and feel rejuvenated by the outdoor sunshine in our beautiful country! One of the loveliest ways to enjoy the warmer months, after long and dreary winters, is to get physically active in the heat.

There are a wide variety of outdoor exercise activities you can get up to this July and August. Here are some of my favourite ways to step outside of the gym and get moving in the great outdoors:

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At-Home Practice vs. Studio Practice

The space in which you do yoga is sacred. The room can have a major impact on your ability to relax and truly surrender to the present moment. While some people prefer to participate in yoga classes at a local studio, others find themselves yearning for the solitude that comes with practicing at home.

Why would someone choose either or? Here are some of the benefits of practicing yoga at a studio and at home:

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About Me

Hi! My name is Heather and I am a wife, mother, office manager, yoga and pilates teacher. And a vegan. I've committed to take back my life, embrace moving and clean, vegan eating. And I want to share it with you, so Yougista was created. You are welcome to join me on the journey. Yougista. Be You.

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