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Alternative ways to Exercise this summer

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:

At-Home Practice vs. Studio Practice

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:

Seva 101

Seva 101

Our time on earth is sacred, and how we choose to spend it can say a lot about our internal compass. Through a Buddhist or Hindu karmic lens, it is believed that our actions in this existence determine our fate in future existences.

You’ve certainly heard the golden rule of treating others the way you’d like to be treated, which if acted upon, is a surefire way to achieve good karma!

Vegan Spotlight: Tim Hortons

Vegan Spotlight: Tim Hortons

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 famous Canadian restaurant chain known as Tim Hortons:

Why the Solstice is Sacred

Why the Solstice is Sacred

As the warm air begins to fill our backyards, and sunshine soaked days feel less like a wintery dream and more of a reality, we gear up this week to celebrate the summer solstice, happening Friday, June 21st!

But why is the solstice so heavily regarded?

How to Veganize your BBQ

How to Veganize your BBQ

With warm summery days finally upon us, we can now all officially celebrate: BBQ season has arrived! BBQ parties are one of the best ways to connect to your friends, family, and neighbours. For vegans – those sunny afternoons that bleed into perfect humid evenings can be the highlight of your summer if you know how to play things right!

While so many people still view barbecuing as an activity that primarily involves meat, vegans don’t need to be left out of the equation. Here are some of the top ways to veganize your BBQ: