Diet, health and fitness tips for average women. Site created and maintained by Ann Chihak Poff.

Posts Tagged ‘digestion’

Take Time for You

As we get ready to enter what I call the Crazy Time Season we have to remember to take care of ourselves. Self-care is so important but we tend to neglect taking care of No. 1. I truly believe you can’t take care of anyone else unless you take care of yourself. Self-care comes in […]


Celebrate Being Grateful

I am teaching a special yoga class called Celebrate Being Grateful on Thanksgiving morning at Turtles Yoga & Wellness in Beaverton. Join me from 9:30-11 a.m. for a morning of yoga with a focus on gratitude and self care. We will practice gratitude while recognizing how blessed we are in this life. Extend your deepest […]


Compressing, releasing in twists

This week the theme in my yoga classes is twists. My mama is visiting this week and I asked her what she wanted the theme to be. (I already knew what she¬†wanted. But I asked anyway.) I have gotten a lot of great feedback from my students on this week’s sequence. They tell me they […]


Summer Cleanse

Green Surge ¬†makes organic, green smoothies. They come into work twice a week and sell smoothies. They also have a 1-day, 3-day and 5-day Summer Cleanse. I did the 3-day with some other co-workers so we could “suffer” together. The Surge Express Cleanse provides about 1,ooo calories of dense nutrition a day. Every morning six […]


Cleansing with twists, water intake

Tonight in Vickie’s yoga class we focused on a lot of twisting. There are many benefits to the twisting yoga poses (as are with all yoga poses). According to an article on the Yoga Journal website: When twisting, the organs are compressed during a twist, pushing out blood filled with metabolic by-products and toxins. When […]