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February 11 2013

AmericanYogaAcademy

Food as Medicine

As the temperature goes down, so does our body’s natural wall of protection against infections and illness. It is easy to catch a cold from a seemingly innocent cough or sneeze. Food is more than just the meal on your dinner plate every night. Food is medicine, and we can use it to keep us strong and healthy. It can be a healing agent too, which is great news for those of us dealing with common ailments or looking to avoid popping pills.

Take the time now to mix and match fruits and veggies into juices, smoothies, and even hot soups. Using food in this way allows you to break it down into its most digestible form and absorb the most nutrients from each item. The best part of this is that you can get creative! Winter squashes like butternut squash are also in abundance now and are the basis for a delicious soup no matter how you prepare it. A great idea is to combine fresh parsley as one of your ingredients, so you are adding in a bit of folic acid.  A great rule of thumb is to have many colors represented on your plate. Looking at a plate of the same hues of beige is not going to provide you with all the nutrients in a balanced diet, and not eating a balanced diet rich in nature’s vitamins is going to leave you susceptible to short-term and long-term illnesses.

Though water is not technically a “food,” you do want to incorporate a healthy amount of room-temperature water into your daily eating routine to keep your body hydrated. Our bodies are mostly composed of water; in fact, the composition of water and minerals in our tissues is very similar to that of the ocean from which all life emerged. Drinking clear, simple, pure water hydrates and refreshes every cell in your body. Hydration ensures good digestion and elimination, helping your liver and kidneys to process and flush toxins out of your system. Water also keeps your skin supple and in cold or dry weather can help your immune system to ward off cold viruses by keeping the linings of the nose and throat moist. When you first wake up in the morning, drink a 6- to 8-oz. glass of room-temperature water to gently rehydrate and stimulate your system. (Note: Very cold water or ice water, especially first thing in the morning, is too much of a “shock” to your system.)

Proper nutrition keeps the body vital and healthy. Although we live in a food-fixated culture, eating healthfully and moderately does not need to be a difficult or eccentric practice. Just remember a few important guidelines:

Eat whole foods. “Whole” foods are foods that have been minimally processed. Fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables, nuts, and whole grains are good examples of whole foods. Whole foods retain much of their vital energy, or “prana,” and eating them enhances your own prana. Think of the difference between a fresh, off-the-vine green bean and a canned green bean. The fresh one still has its crunch and its vivid color; the cooked, canned, processed version is limp and not very tasty. Highly processed grains, such as white bread and white rice, also lose much of their natural energy and nutrition as they are mechanically milled and bleached. Choose whole-grain and multi-grain breads and products, which contain all of the goodness and energy with which they were originally created. Which kind of energy would you want to bring in to your body?

Eat moderately and gratefully. Whenever possible, make each meal a pleasant and focused time--a celebration of the gifts of the earth to you and your family! Take enough time to eat, appreciating its taste; rushing your meals often leaves you feeling uncomfortable and unsatisfied. Eat sitting down, at a table if you can. Not reading or watching television as you eat will help you to focus on and enjoy your food. When you concentrate on your food, you will be better able to feel when your appetite has been satisfied. Above all, pause both before and after you eat to silently thank the Earth (and any other creative power in which you believe) for providing you with this food.

Eat consciously. Some people believe that you “must” be a vegetarian to practice yoga. We live in a culture that embraces many culinary traditions, and the consumption of meat and other animal products is deeply traditional for many individuals and families. Again, choose your food thoughtfully and moderately. If you do eat meat, pause before your meal to thank the animal that provided you with this food. Be grateful to, and aware of, the energy and life that you take from this planet to sustain you.

Eat consistently and appreciate “special occasions.” Our bodies appreciate routine, and eating at about the same time every day--without allowing ourselves to get either too hungry or too “full”--helps our systems provide us with a steady flow of energy all day long. When you do go out for a special dinner or now around the holidays, indulge in a rich chocolate truffle, or have another glass of wine, concentrate on and celebrate the pleasure of the experience. Really taste and appreciate the food and the company, without guilt, knowing that you will effortlessly return to your healthful routine the next day. Celebrate your food and enjoy… The Yoga Way!

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The Job of a Lifetime! Yoga Teacher Training Spring 2013

Yoga Teacher Training Spring 2013- Starting March 3rd
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~A Spritual Awakening that will transform your life~
 
Learn about Yoga, Meditation, Nutrition, Health & Wellness, and So Much More
All ages & levels Welcome!
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January 17 2013

AmericanYogaAcademy

Exclusive Offer from The American Yoga Academy


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New Class! Warm Yoga


New Class!

 Monday nights 6:15-7:15pm

Our NEW Warm Yoga Class is a beautiful flow integrating breath and movement with the room heated to 85 degrees. We will be work on building strength, flexibility, and toning the body. The heat warms the muscles so you will have greater flexibility and flushes toxins from the body. Come ready to sweat and burn some calories! This class is suitable for all levels.
Please bring your own mat and towel.
 


Benefits of the heat:
 
Burns Calories
Warms the muscles for greater flexibility
Helps achieve a deeper stretch
Flushes toxins from the body
Improves efficiency of the immune system
Creates a cardiovascular workout
Skin will be glowing and radiant
 
Visit us at www.AmericanYogaAcademy.com for Full Schedule of Classes !

December 05 2012

AmericanYogaAcademy

Favorite Yoga Tunes!

Here are some of our favorite Yoga Tunes... Listen during your Yoga Practice or when relaxing at home! ~ Namaste

 
Yoga is Union by Tom Colletti

 Shanti by Snatam Kaur

 

Visit our Website under Healthy Living Tips for More!

November 28 2012

AmericanYogaAcademy

Teacher Training Open House

Saturday December 1st 12:00-12:45pm

Visit our studio, meet students who have taken our trainings, and learn about our programs!

Email or call Jennifer to register: 


   973-731-9960

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Mental Tranquility The Yoga Way!

As we approach the holiday season, it is important to be aware of your connection to mind, body, and spirit. As we celebrate and go from shopping to parties to family gatherings to religious events, it is easy to get swept up into the stress as well as overindulge in food and drinks. We end up coming through the holidays feeling depleted instead of enriched. Yoga is a beautiful philosophy with many tools we can use to find 
mental tranquility in the midst of this busy season. The quieting of the mind that naturally occurs when your attention is focused on breath and movement is a great way to clear up the mental clutter that builds up throughout the day. Additionally, meditation is a calming practice that is an integral part of the yoga philosophy. Finding time in your day to breathe, move your body, and meditate will help to keep your body, mind, and spirit balanced throughout this holiday season.

To feel the destressing benefits and become mentally sound through a yoga practice does not involve bending yourself into a pretzel-like position, which is lucky for the everyday yoga practitioner who still wants to receive the benefits of a nurturing practice. Moving the body with the six directions of the spine is an easy and effective way to increase circulation in the body and strengthen and nourish your spine. These movements also tone the abdominal and back muscles as well as activate digestion and stimulate kidney function.

One of the key yoga techniques linked to feeling more tranquil is breathing. There are many different types of breathing exercises in the practice of yoga, but possibly the most simple and the most beneficial is belly breathing. Not only does this help to clear your body of toxins and increase blood flow, focusing on deep belly breaths is an amazing way to clear the mind of any outside factors that may be causing stress. The actual deep breath itself serves to release the tension that builds throughout a stressful day and causes muscles and the mind to tighten up.  This type of breathing practice is a perfect way to lead into your meditation. The simple act of taking this bit of time to yourself is the perfect way to allow the mind a break from outside stressors. After having started noticing and focusing your attention on your breath, the transition into meditation is simple. Using the repetition of a mantra will help to bring you back each time the mind might wander and think of thoughts. You can use your own mantra or gently allow the mind to repeat a universal mantra, “So Hum Namah.” At this time, you will allow the breath to flow naturally.

A half hour is an amazing amount of time to give yourself daily for your meditation practice. A busy schedule doesn’t always allow for this, so five or ten minutes a day is just fine! Breathing, moving, and meditating daily will give you peace of mind and allow for mental tranquility among all of the things going on around us this holiday season. Enjoy! 

Breathe~

The Complete Breath (Belly Breathing):

1. Sitting with your spine straight, or lying down on your back, take a few deep breaths. Relax.
2. With a slow and steady breath through the nostrils, inhale into the three chambers of your lungs: abdominal (expanding the belly), thoracic (expanding the rib cage), and clavicular (expanding the upper chest and shoulders).
3. Slowly exhale, emptying the lungs from the top to the bottom. Gently squeeze the abdominal muscles at the end of the exhalation to squeeze out all of the residual air.
4. Continue breathing in this way for five to 30 minutes, focusing on the sensation of breathing.

Contraindications: recent surgery to abdomen or chest. (NOTE: All pranayama practices are best done on an empty stomach.)

 
Move~

Six Directions of the Spine:

Directions 1 and 2

FORWARD BEND/BACK BEND (CAT/DOG POSE):

      

From tabletop, inhaling, lift your chin and tailbone up toward the sky, relaxing your belly toward the earth and bringing your shoulders away from your ears. Exhaling, bring your chin toward the chest, tucking the tailbone under and bring the navel in toward the spine.

 
Directions 3 and 4

SIDE BEND RIGHT/SIDE BEND LEFT:


From tabletop, exhaling, slide your feet to the right; bending your right elbow, look over your right shoulder at your feet. Inhaling, come back to tabletop. Exhaling, slide your feet to the left, bending your left elbow, looking over your left shoulder at your feet.  Repeat 6-8 times.

 
Directions 5 and 6

TURNING RIGHT/TURNING LEFT: 

From tabletop pose, bring your knees wider apart. Inhaling, raise your right arm up, lifting your fingertips up toward the sky, looking up at your fingers. Exhaling, lower the right hand back to the mat. Inhaling, raise your left arm up, lifting your fingertips up toward the sky, looking up at your fingertips. Exhaling, lower your left hand down. Repeat 6-8 times. These are the six directions of the spine. Finish by balancing the spine, coming 
back into tabletop, do Cat and Dog (forward bend/back bend) 3-6 times.
 
Meditate~

 Mantra Meditation:

1. Pick a time of day or evening that fits your schedule (dusk and dawn are best).
2. Find and create a sacred place.
3. Shut off the phone.
4. Sit comfortably and easily with a straight spine in a comfortable chair (use a cushion or book to slightly elevate your feet, preventing backache. If you sit on the mat, use a cushion so that your knees are higher than your hips, also protecting your lower back from discomfort). Place a towel or light blanket or shawl over your shoulders.
5. Have a clock and watch, or meditation timer, so you can check the time.
6. Close eyes and silently say to yourself, “I will now meditate for __ minutes.”
7. Begin repeating your mantra. Mantra:  So Hum Namah (English Essence - Coming back to my true self).
8. If your mind wanders, gently bring it back to the mantra.
9. After your time is up, you may end by taking some deep breaths.
 
Claire Diab is an internationally recognized Yoga therapist. She is the director of the Yoga Program for the Chopra Center founded by Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. David Simon. She is an adjunct professor of Asian Studies at Seton Hall University. She is the author of several books and DVDs on Yoga including “Yoga For Firefighters.”

November 15 2012

AmericanYogaAcademy

Holiday Specials!!

Give the Gift of Wellness to Yourself or a Loved One this Holiday Season

Holidays are here and we have AMAZING SAVINGS on our Class Passes!

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October 26 2012

AmericanYogaAcademy

Loving Treatment

Hi Everyone~ Please enjoy this beautiful poem by Louise Hay from her book "Heal your Body". This book is one of our favorites!  Namaste, Claire & Jennifer

 

 

LOVING TREATMENT

~You can Heal your Body by Louise Hay

DEEP AT THE CENTER OF MY BEING, there is an infinite well of love. I now allow this love to flow to the surface. It fills my heart, my body, my mind, my consciousness, my very being, and radiates out from me in all directions and returns to me multiplied. The more love I use and give, the more I have to give, the supply is endless. The use of love makes ME FEEL GOOD; it is an expression of my inner joy. I love myself; therefore, I take care of my body. I lovingly feed it nourishing foods and beverages, I lovingly groom it and dress it, and my body lovingly responds to me with vibrant health and energy. I love myself; therefore I provide for myself a comfortable home, one that fills all my needs and is a pleasure to be in. I fill the rooms with the vibration of love so that all who enter, myself included, will feel this love and be nourished by it.

I love myself; therefore, I work at a job that I truly enjoy doing, one that uses my creative talents and abilities, working with and for people that I love and that love me, earning a good income. I love myself; therefore I behave and think in a loving way to all people, for I know that that which I give out returns to me multiplied. I only attract loving people in my world, for they are a mirror of what I am. I love myself; therefore, I forgive and totally release the past and past experiences and I am free. I love myself; therefore, I live totally in the now, experiencing each moment as good and knowing that my future is bright and joyous and secure, for I am a beloved child of the universe and the universe lovingly takes care of me now and forever more. And, so it is.

I love you.  

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October 17 2012

AmericanYogaAcademy

Do what you Love! The Job of a Lifetime!

 
Yoga Teacher Training Fall 2012- Starting October 28th! Get Started Now!
~A Spritual Awakening that will transform your life~
 
Learn about Yoga, Meditation, Nutrition, Health & Wellness, and So Much More
All ages & levels Welcome!

  Visit our beautiful Studio and learn more...
Introductory Classes:  Saturdays 10:00-11:15am  and Tuesdays  6:15-7:30pm


 Email or Call to Register:
973-731-9960
 
If you are interested and unable to attend these times please contact us to schedule a private appointment
 
 
 
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Allergy Relief The Yoga Way

            During Fall many people may find themselves troubled by allergies. Allergies are caused by hypersensitivity to an antigen or allergen. These sensitivities to antigens are caused by responses that range from discomfort produced by itchy watery eyes, sneezing, and sinus congestion.  Extreme cases induce asthmatic attacks, anaphylaxis, brochoconstriction or even circulatory collapse. Allergic Rhinitis seems to be amongst the most typical seasonal environmentally triggered acute episodes commonly effecting millions of people every year. Allergic Rhinitis, also known as hay fever is triggered by airborne allergens plant pollens, molds, dust, animal dander, wool, food, and air pollutants. Allergic reactions occur which cause a change in the cell membrane. These membrane changes cause degranulating vasoactive amines to go into the tissue. Histamine is a vasoactive amine which commonly causes conjunctival mucous secretion, itching, redness in the eyes, capillary leak, and nasal secretion. During this occurrence, those who suffer from allergies may resort to over the counter antihistamines in order to reverse the allergic response.

            Well I’m here to tell you that the relief you seek from stuffy head, watery itchy eyes, post nasal drip and headache is not far away.  The philosophy of Yoga incorporates the union of the mind, body and spirit through breathing, movement and relaxation techniques. By incorporating yogic breathing techniques into your daily routine this season, you’ll be amazed at how effectively they can decrease your allergen symptoms, while improving your overall mental, spiritual, and physical well being.

 

Alternate nostril breathing:

  1. Close your right nostril with your right thumb and inhale through the left nostril.
  2. Hold the breath, closing off both nostrils.
  3. Exhale through the right nostril, keeping the left nostril closed.
  4. Inhale through the right nostril.
  5. Hold the breath, closing off both nostrils.
  6. Exhale through the left nostril, keeping the right nostril closed. (Steps 1-6 comprise one cycle).

Special Notes:

  1. This is performed with a smooth, steady, and subtle breath.
  2. Relax into the rhythm and flow of the breath, without forcing or straining.
  3. If your raised arm gets tired, support it by bending one knee and propping your elbow against it. Or, hold your elbow with the opposite hand.
  4. Listen to your body for the appropriate rhythm of inhaling, holding, and exhaling. The rhythm will be different for each individual and will vary slightly from day to day.
  5. The suggested practice is 20 to 30 minutes daily. You may wish to start with five minutes a day, and build your practice gradually over a period of time.

 

Contraindications:Holding the breath should be minimized or omitted for those with unmediated high blood pressure, abdominal inflammation, lung conditions, or hernia.

 

Rhythmic Breathing:

1. Sit comfortably and close your eyes. Place your hands on your lap.

2. Breathe in through the nostrils 2 breaths in and 2 breaths out.

3. Maintain a steady rhythm.

4. The breaths in and out are performed with power and strength.

Special Notes:

  1. Practice rhythmic breathing going up and down stairs.  
  2. In the morning sit at the side of your bed or on a chair with feet on the floor and perform rhythmic breathing 2-5 minutes.
  3. Walk in the afternoon for 5-10 minutes (preferably outdoors) matching the breaths with each step.

Contraindications:Menstruation, pregnancy, colitis, cancer in the abdominal region, recent surgery, untreated high blood pressure, emphysema or other severe lung condition, hernia.

 Visit our website for more Healthy Living Tips!~ www.AmericanYogaAcademy.com

 

Namaste! Claire & Jennifer

October 10 2012

AmericanYogaAcademy

Exciting News! Home Town Television...

Exciting News! Home Town Television Commerical with Claire Diab and Louie Bauer tonight~ Watch on Comcast Channel 36 or Verizon Channel 33. It will come on right after the 7pm and 11pm News ! Let us know what you think! Looking forward to hearing back from you ~Namaste, Claire & Jennifer

October 05 2012

AmericanYogaAcademy

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga is based on the book the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success written by Deepak Chopra. Claire Diab is the Director of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Teacher Training at The Chopra Center. She created this program with the authors of The Seven Spritual Laws of Yoga book- Drs. Deepak Chopra and David Simon. 

Claire teaches private sessions on The Seven Spiritual Laws where she will teach you these principles; how to incorporate them into your daily Yoga practice and into your every day life. www.AmericanYogaAcademy.com


Enjoy!

Namaste

Claire & Jennifer


The Law of Pure Potentiality

Mantra: Om Bhavam Namah

Pronunciation: Om Bah-Vahm Nah-Mah

“I am absolute existence”

-Spend time in nature.

-Be aware of your beautiful, divine essence which shines through your eyes

-Tune into nature’s intelligence


The Law of Giving and Receiving

Mantra: Om Vardhanam Namah

Pronunciation: Om Vahr-Dah-Nahm Nah-Mah

“I am the nourisher of the Universe and the Universe nourishes me.”

-Take time each day to do something nourishing for your mind, body and soul.

- Give the most precious gifts of love, caring and affection.

- Notice the people you love to be around and spend more time with them

 


The Law of Karma

Mantra: Om Kriyam Namah

Pronunciation: Om Kree-ahm Nah-Mah

“My actions are aligned with the universe.”

-Be aware of the choices you make in everything you do. Ask yourself "Will this choice nourish me? "

- Be guided by the messages your body sends you of comfort and discomfort and go with the comfortable choice.

- Ask yourself "Will this choice nourish me and all those around me?"

 -Choose the most nourishing choice for your mind, body and soul.

 


The Law of Least Effort

Mantra: Om Daksham Namah

Pronunciation: Om Dahk-Shum Nah-Mah

“My actions achieve maximum benefit with minimum effort”

-Have acceptance toward yourself and others. Then you will be able to evolve into whatever it is you want.

- Remember in every situation there is a seed of opportunity

- Be open to all points of view

 


The Law of Intention and Desire

Mantra: Om Ritam Namah

Pronunciation: Om Rit-Ahm Nah-Mah

“My intentions and desires are supported by the universe.”

-Set clear intentions.

-Trust the outcome.

-Practice present moment awareness.

 


 

The Law of Detachment

Mantra: Om Anandham Namah

Pronunciation: Om An-Ahn-Dham Nah-Mah

“My actions are blissfully free from attachment to outcome.”

-Commit to detachment/Embrace uncertainty

-Step into the field of all possibilities

 


 The Law of Dharma

Mantra: Om Varunam Namah

Pronunciation: Om Vahr-U-Nahm Nah-Mah

“My life is in harmony with the Universe.”

-Be gentle with yourself and others.

-Remember in every situation there is a seed of opportunity for personal and spiritual growth.

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October 03 2012

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Perfect Time to Cleanse The Body, Mind & Spirit! 7 Day Fall Detox

7 Day Detox with Claire E. Diab & Jennifer Cavalieri

Time to Clean Out the Closets… Fall is here!As the leaves fall preparing for winter… this is the perfect time to let go of things that do not serve us anymore. This is the time to cleanse your body, mind and soul by eating right, meditating and communing with nature.  Nourishing your body, mind and spirit is an everyday event… all year round. In between the seasons is the best time to cleanse and start new as we go through this transitional phase.

Food is medicine and we can use it to keep us strong and healthy. Your body is a magnificent machine which carries you around all day. Your body is truly a miracle. It is important to clean out and purify your body once or twice a year. There’s a powerful yet simple detox you can do that will keep you strong and your intestines in great shape. You will feel energized, your skin will look good and your eyes will sparkle. Strengthen, rejuvenate and revitalize your body from the inside-out! No more diets and no need to step on a scale! We are going to have Union with our food. Celebrating food and enjoying every bite. This detox allows you to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. No need to be hungry… and remember a good appetite is a sign of good health! Change up what you may be used to eating for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For example: Breakfast could be steamed rice with almonds. Lunch: a big salad with beets, carrots, beans and walnuts. Dinner: steak on the grill with zucchini and broccoli.

This detox was designed by Claire E Diab after 30 years of studying nutrition and dabbling in different diets. Join us as we cleanse our body, mind and spirit before the holiday festivities begin. It is easy to follow and implement into your daily life. In seven days you can change your body’s composition and physiology with this fun and easy seven day detox.  Follow The American Yoga Academy Studio on Facebook for Daily Tips. Let’s enjoy the journey together!

Namaste ~ Claire & Jennifer

Daily Routine

  • Wake Up and “Break the Fast”: Drink  8 oz. of room temperature water first thing in the morning
  • 5-10 minutes of breathing techniques: Belly Breathing, Rhythmic Breathing, Alternate Nostril Breathing
  • 10-20 minutes of Meditation
  • 10-15 minutes of movement (i.e., 6 directions of the spine, yoga, or walking)
  • Drink warm water with lemon before breakfast. This will cleanse your lymph system and kick start your metabolism
  • Drink water between meals
  • Eat whole foods and give thanks before eating
  • If you drink coffee, limit it to one cup per day
  • Stay present throughout the day
  • Meditate in the evening
  • Wind down after 9:30pm with nourishing choices
  • Take a nice bath before bed using oil and candles

Things to omit during detox

Alcohol

Dairy

Bread

Pasta

Wheat and Gluten

Salt

Sugar (Alternative, Maple Syrup)

Vinegar

Sauces

Fried Foods

Cake, Cookies, Candy

Delicious Foods to enjoy during detox

Rice / Rice Pasta

Rice Milk, Almond Milk

Nuts

Seeds (avoid peanuts)

Steamed Vegetables: Broccoli, Kale, Cabbage, Brussel Spouts, Carrots

Corn, Peas

Avocados

Gluten Free bread/ bagels

Apples, Grapes, Berries, Watermelon

Yams, Sweet Potatoes

Carrots

 Celery

Hummus         

All Beans

Grilled Chicken

Grilled Fish

 Salads (add Nuts, Beans or chopped Steamed Veggies)

Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Lemon

Oatmeal

Gluten Free Cereal

Rice Cheese

Low Sodium Soup

Sushi

Claire E. Diab is an International Yoga Therapist, Health & Wellness Expert, and Inspirational Speaker who has been teaching nationally and internationally for 30 years. She is the founder of the American Yoga Academy Studio in West Orange, New Jersey and a Professor of Asian Studies at Seton Hall University. She is the one of the lead educators at Chopra Center University and has been teaching with Dr. Deepak Chopra for over 20 years.

Jennifer Cavalieri is the Director and Head of Sales and Marketing for the American Yoga Academy Studio. She has a BA in Marketing and worked in the corporate world for many years. She has been teaching yoga and training teachers now for several years and loves sharing her passion and excitement for yoga with everyone. Her experience along with her enthusiasm for Health and Wellness has transformed the lives of many.

 www.AmericanYogaAcademy.com

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The Job of a Lifetime! Part Time or Full Time~ Do What you Love!

 
Yoga Teacher Training Fall 2012
~A Spritual Awakening that will transform your life~
 
Learn about Yoga, Meditation, Nutrition, Health & Wellness, and So Much More!
All ages & levels Welcome!

  Visit our beautiful Studio and learn more...
Introductory Classes:  Saturdays 10:00-11:15am  and Tuesdays  6:15-7:30pm


 Email or Call to Register:
973-731-9960
 
If you are interested and unable to attend these times please contact us to schedule a private appointment
 
 
 

September 26 2012

AmericanYogaAcademy

The Law of Karma

Today we celebrate the Law of Karma from the 7 Spirtual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra

Remember with every choice you make today..... ask yourself:  Will this choice nourish my body, mind and soul. All you have to do is notice how your body feels. You will be sent messages of comfort and discomfort...go with what feels comfortable and what will bring happiness to yourself and all those around you.


Enjoy your day!

Namaste Claire & Jennifer


September 25 2012

AmericanYogaAcademy

7 Day Detox

7 Day Detox with Claire E. Diab & Jennifer Cavalieri

Time to Clean Out the Closets… Fall is here!As the leaves fall preparing for winter… this is the perfect time to let go of things that do not serve us anymore. This is the time to cleanse your body, mind and soul by eating right, meditating and communing with nature.  Nourishing your body, mind and spirit is an everyday event… all year round. In between the seasons is the best time to cleanse and start new as we go through this transitional phase.

Food is medicine and we can use it to keep us strong and healthy. Your body is a magnificent machine which carries you around all day. Your body is truly a miracle. It is important to clean out and purify your body once or twice a year. There’s a powerful yet simple detox you can do that will keep you strong and your intestines in great shape. You will feel energized, your skin will look good and your eyes will sparkle. Strengthen, rejuvenate and revitalize your body from the inside-out! No more diets and no need to step on a scale! We are going to have Union with our food. Celebrating food and enjoying every bite. This detox allows you to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. No need to be hungry… and remember a good appetite is a sign of good health! Change up what you may be used to eating for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For example: Breakfast could be steamed rice with almonds. Lunch: a big salad with beets, carrots, beans and walnuts. Dinner: steak on the grill with zucchini and broccoli.

This detox was designed by Claire E Diab after 30 years of studying nutrition and dabbling in different diets. Join us as we cleanse our body, mind and spirit before the holiday festivities begin. It is easy to follow and implement into your daily life. In seven days you can change your body’s composition and physiology with this fun and easy seven day detox.  Follow The American Yoga Academy Studio on Facebook for Daily Tips. Let’s enjoy the journey together!

Namaste ~ Claire & Jennifer

Daily Routine

  • Wake Up and “Break the Fast”: Drink  8 oz. of room temperature water first thing in the morning
  • 5-10 minutes of breathing techniques: Belly Breathing, Rhythmic Breathing, Alternate Nostril Breathing
  • 10-20 minutes of Meditation
  • 10-15 minutes of movement (i.e., 6 directions of the spine, yoga, or walking)
  • Drink warm water with lemon before breakfast. This will cleanse your lymph system and kick start your metabolism
  • Drink water between meals
  • Eat whole foods and give thanks before eating
  • If you drink coffee, limit it to one cup per day
  • Stay present throughout the day
  • Meditate in the evening
  • Wind down after 9:30pm with nourishing choices
  • Take a nice bath before bed using oil and candles

Things to omit during detox

Alcohol

Dairy

Bread

Pasta

Wheat and Gluten

Salt

Sugar (Alternative, Maple Syrup)

Vinegar

Sauces

Fried Foods

Cake, Cookies, Candy

Delicious Foods to enjoy during detox

Rice / Rice Pasta

Rice Milk, Almond Milk

Nuts

Seeds (avoid peanuts)

Steamed Vegetables: Broccoli, Kale, Cabbage, Brussel Spouts, Carrots

Corn, Peas

Avocados

Gluten Free bread/ bagels

Apples, Grapes, Berries, Watermelon

Yams, Sweet Potatoes

Carrots

 Celery

Hummus         

All Beans

Grilled Chicken

Grilled Fish

 Salads (add Nuts, Beans or chopped Steamed Veggies)

Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Lemon

Oatmeal

Gluten Free Cereal

Rice Cheese

Low Sodium Soup

Sushi

Claire E. Diab is an International Yoga Therapist, Health & Wellness Expert, and Inspirational Speaker who has been teaching nationally and internationally for 30 years. She is the founder of the American Yoga Academy Studio in West Orange, New Jersey and a Professor of Asian Studies at Seton Hall University. She is the one of the lead educators at Chopra Center University and has been teaching with Dr. Deepak Chopra for over 20 years.

Jennifer Cavalieri is the Director and Head of Sales and Marketing for the American Yoga Academy Studio. She has a BA in Marketing and worked in the corporate world for many years. She has been teaching yoga and training teachers now for several years and loves sharing her passion and excitement for yoga with everyone. Her experience along with her enthusiasm for Health and Wellness has transformed the lives of many.

 www.AmericanYogaAcademy.com

 



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