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Goji Fitness Blog
To educate and inspire you to make dietary and lifestyle changes that will transform your biochemistry and your behaviors to unleash your full human potential. The blog written by an integrative nutrition health coach and fitness pro includes dietary tips
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9:07 AM

4 Running Basics for Beginners

Are you a runner, or do you hate anything that even comes close to a slow jog? 

Were you forced to run the mile in high school and hated every minute of it, or did you breeze through it like a natural-born marathon runner?

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12:28 PM

How to create effortless success?

You can create effortless success in your professional and personal life if you discover and use your full potential. To do that, I (and thousands of years old Hindu yogic scriptures) recommend prioritizing and practicing excellence in the development of our mental, emotional and physical health every day. I will share with you my knowledge and experience creating success for myself, and 4 steps to get started. I will also share with you the top 10 values/standards of living I am currently working on to take my health and resulting effortless success to the next level, as I leave India and transition back to the US. Read More

12:58 PM

Video of the Foothills of the Himalayas

Check out the corresponding blog here if you want to hear more about Emma's experience there: http://gojifitness.liveeditaurora.com/service/blog/2015/08/24/my-trip-to-the-foothills-of-the-himalayas

12:40 PM

Story: My Trip to the Foothills of the Himalayas

Last Sunday I went to see the sunrise over the foothills of the Himalayas. Our teachers in the Yoga Teacher Training program had told us that people experience a deep spiritual awakening when they lay their eyes for the first time on this colossal mountain range. I can say that it happened to me too. In one moment, my mind went blank, I accessed my consciousness and many things shifted. Read More

6:07 AM

Sun Salutations 17 Steps

5 days into my Yoga Teacher Training I made a video of the 17 Steps Sun Salutations Warm-Up Routine. Every morning We perform several rounds of the 12 steps routine followed by several rounds of the 17 steps. It is sure to warm up your core temperature and loosen up your joints before starting your asana practice. You can repeat as many times as you want, as slow or as fast as you want, following your breath. Happy practice! (Get clearance from your doctor before doing yoga). Cheers! Emma

12:43 PM

Be the person you want to meet

Explore what Karma Yoga is and how it can help you experience your life in a more fulfilling way, and understand your true potential via performing quality, conscious, actions. Karma Yoga teaches us skills which can help us choose what we want to do with our short life and doing so be the person we want to meet. A person who gives of him/herself selflessly, is kind, performs quality action and lives life to the fullest. Read More

9:00 AM

10 Steps to preparing your own Indian Curry

When in Rome....So being in India, I've got to share with you some knowledge about making an Indian curry using these digestive aids that herbs and spices are! Curries don't have to be hot and when you learn to make your own you can control the heat, and what goes in your recipe. Herbs and spices are digestive aids so learn how to eat more of them with this blog introducing the 10 steps to preparing a killer Indian curry. Read More

4:28 AM

Sun Salutations - 12 steps

Video filmed on Day 5 of my Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India. Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutation) is a complete morning practice which combines movement (asana), breathing (pranayama), mantra and meditation. It is an effective way of loosening up, stretching, massaging and toning all the joints, muscles and internal organs of the body. It is a great way to prepare for an active and productive day, while calming your mind. It presents several contra-indications and can be modified to suit your needs. Ask me! It will be part of our morning practice during the 10-Day Gourmet Detox and I will teach you the poses step by step, live over the internet. Note, this routine comprises 12 steps. There is another routine made of 17 steps which I will tell you all about in next Friday's Video Blog.

6:42 AM

How and why bring more silence into our daily lives

Absolute Silence is one of the most powerful yoga practice which brings about deep change in anyone practicing it. As the yoga journal puts it so eloquently: Rather than straining to quiet the mind in meditation, simply relax into the quiet that contains the mind. This blog will share with you how this practice can enhance your comfort in a super busy life, and benefit your health and spiritual practice (or help you start one), without taking more time out of your day. It is about doing the things you do a little more peacefully. Read More

6:14 AM

A little tour of Rishikesh and my Yoga school

I am completing my first 5 days in Yoga Teach Training in Rishikesh India, amidst the Shiva Festival (pilgrimage) and wanted to share that experience with you. You'll notice at the beginning of the movie pilgrims, 99% men, who are flooding the city wearing orange Shiva T-shirts. They are making it a little intimidating to walk in the city streets. You will see the Ganges River, the village of Rham Jula with its narrow streets and little super stores where I get water and other simple necessities and my school Rishikesh Jog Peeh. The Krishna Cottage (green house) where I eat my simple sattvic meals three times a day and my yoga studio. And of course you'll see the mountains surrounding the town with the monsoon pouring on the green lush foliage. The videos were taken from the yoga studio windows which is located on the roof top of the building where I live. I was not able to make footage of the GIANT monkey that keeps looking at us and run from window to window during our yoga practice. He is so big that he makes the studio floor tremble just by running outside... Also, this morning another monkey held the door of a fellow student's dormitory room closed with both of its arms extended the door! She was screaming "help! help!" as she was stuck inside her room. The lodge managers had to come up to scare the monkey away and let her out.... We're still laughing about it! ANNOUNCEMENT Next Friday I will start to share with you a few yoga videos to introduce you to some of the poses and routines I will teach you step by step during the October Gourmet Detox (registration will open on September 1). This year's Detox will also include an introduction to meditation and pranayama (breathing techniques). If you are joining me to the self health retreats (www.selfhealthretreats.com) on September 25-28, I will work hands-on your body during our yoga asanas, and teach you some pranayama and support you to practice over the weekend.