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melanie
berkeley
MELYOGAMOM a yogis life as it unfolds breath by breath and bite by bite
Interests: life, nutrition, yoga, wellness, sustainable food, slowing down, meditation, cleansing, healthy living
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Welcome to the Mind and Body Reset 2018. You have decided to embark upon a journey to take care of your body and mind for the next three weeks (and hopefully beyond). The information below may not be new, but just because you know something, doesn't always mean you're practicing... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Health + Wellness
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January 31, 2017 The policies and executive orders are affecting people I love and care about. They are affecting billions of people I don't even know. Our civil liberties are in the balance with hatred being spewed, scientists being silenced, men and women from Muslim dominate countries being unreasonably denied... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at Melanie's blog
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Your nuts will be easier to digest and your nut milk will taste creamier if you soak and sprout the nuts. SPROUTING ALMONDS Take 1 cup of raw almonds and place in a bowl with filtered water Add 1/4 tsp of sea salt. Put on the counter and soak for... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at Health + Wellness
Nutmilk – Grounding: 1 cup raw almonds Filtered water 1/8 tsp sea salt 1 pitted date Soak almonds for 10 hours or overnight in 4 cups filtered water and 1/8 tsp sea salt. Drain off water; take off almond skins; transfer to a blender and add 4 cups filtered water.... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at Health + Wellness
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BEFORE THE CLEANSE Add clean foods into your diet for the three pre-cleanse days. You are getting closer to the cleanse. Now is the time to take out the stuff that is most likely to disturb digestion and create inflammation. Beginning on Friday, increase the following foods: fruits, vegetables (cooked... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at Health + Wellness
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I am so excited to share this experience with you and support you as you prepare your body for the upcoming 3-Day Juice Cleanse. Not only is the cleanse a time for you to flood your body with nutrients from raw fruits and vegetables, but it is also a great... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at Health + Wellness
RECIPE: baked kale with black rice, tofu, seaweed & sunflower seeds 1 cup organic black rice 1 bunch of organic dinosaur kale 1/4 cup organic raw sunflower seeds 30 g organic seaweed 4 oz organic, extra firm tofu 1 tsp ghee 1 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at Health + Wellness
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March 22, 2016 Birth. Last week I watched Guadalupe Jo Betenia Taylor emerge into the world. Her mom had a long labor for a second baby. Her mom had a long labor for any baby. It was hard and painful and vulnerable and messy and gut wrenching and beautiful and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at Melanie's blog
July 18, 2015 My mom's cancer is back. Ready or not to be on this journey again, we all pick up our boot straps and get on the path - me from California and my sister from a mile and a half a way. Ready or not to fight for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2015 at Melanie's blog
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Saturday, May 16 2015 The longer I practice, the more I learn, the body is unreliable. The body fails me. It lets me down. We use the body in yoga, to know more deeply, that we are not the body. For the last year, I have been healing from an... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2015 at Melanie's blog
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November 10, 2014 Ren Today is the birth day of my youngest child, Ren Isabella. Ten years old. No more single digits for her. She is embarking on the long phase of double digits. The human form is often a burden for her. I try my best to both anchor... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Melanie's blog
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Sunday, February 16, 2014 It's been a while I am in the midst of the clarity that a cleanse brings. The clarity that often gets muddied by sugar, caffeine, alcohol and refined foods. Most of us have no idea there is a light layer of fog we live through, because... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2014 at Melanie's blog
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013 On Sunday we arrived back home from our annual trek to Cazadero Family Performing Arts Camp. Ideally it would be a slow re-entry back into the real world, back into daily living with computers, driving, texting, screens, working, cooking, teaching . . . but for most... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2013 at Melanie's blog
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Sunday, May 27, 2013 This Body is All She Has in This Life Time The other day I was working with a client. I asked her to close her eyes and be with the center of her body, from the inside. I asked her to sense into what feels hard... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2013 at Melanie's blog
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013 I parent like I teach yoga - calmly, directly, boldy, with a lot of reasurrance and strength. I don't make a big deal about what is expected, but I expect a lot. I talk in an even tempered voice most all of the time and I... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2013 at Melanie's blog
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April 19, 2013 It's been four months since I've been back in my daily life from my blissful Australia trip. Life continues to turn, pareting continues to bring me to knees (as does my yoga practice), and I keep trying to stay open to it all. We need more love... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2013 at Melanie's blog
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Monday, December 10, 2012 My last day The last two days of practice have seen my sweat flying in every direction. I have wrapped my fingers around my heels in kapotasana, kept that slippery baby off the ground in karandavasan, put my legs behind my head numerous times and done... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2012 at Melanie's blog
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Friday, December 7, 2012 Of all the teachers, your practice is the best teacher of them all (DK). It is the truest reflection back in the mirror. It is the teacher who greets you in the dim light of the morning when no one else is watching. It is the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2012 at Melanie's blog
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Thursday, December 6, 2012 desire is to miss to miss is to long to long is too long without you poem by gyan, Bear in Mind, 2012 Night out on the town Tonight I went to a poerty reading of sorts. The woman who owns the boatshed, the little one... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2012 at Melanie's blog
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Sunday, December 2, 2012 Byron Bay, Australia What if the doorway is not through struggle and effort? What if softness and letting go lead us through the door? What is so scary about letting go? What are you scared of? Pause here for a moment. Breathe deeply. Ask again. Ask... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2012 at Melanie's blog
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Thursday, November 29, 2019 Byron Bay Australia It is 10:30 am on Thursday, November 29th in Byron Bay. It is 3:30 pm on Wednesday, November 28th in Berkeley, CA. From the time I left my house in Berkeley on Sunday to head to the airport, to the time I arrived... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2012 at Melanie's blog
Monday, November 5, 2012 Woke up this morning and warmed my sesame oil infused with lavendar and began the long strokes of the abyanga massage. Paused and took some long deep breaths. Drank my digestive tea with ghee, made my kitchari for the day and rushed off to teach yoga... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2012 at Melanie's blog
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Saturday, November 3, 2012 Tomorrow will be the first day of my annual Fall cleanse. Cleansing the body of toxins, sugar, alcohol, caffeine, refined and processed foods helps the physical body work better: boosts the immune system, supports the digestive system, in particular the small intestine, supports liver function, aids... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2012 at Melanie's blog
October 8, 2012 I am preparing my heart for Thursday. It will be Milo's last day on this earth. At 3 pm we will take him to the vet for his last breath. Someone told me today how much courage I have to make this decision. Long ago, when I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2012 at Melanie's blog
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September 14, 2012 I am feeling it all. In my practice I am noticing the impulse to slow down and settle into each breath as it comes in - loving the feeling of filling. Sometimes, the pause between the in breath and the out breath seems to last a lifetime.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2012 at Melanie's blog