Recipe: The Soup 1 tbsp. Ghee or Coconut Oil 1 Shallot, Peeled and Diced 1 Bunch Asparagus Trimmed and Chopped 3 Cups Vegetable Stock 4 oz. Coconut Cream Salt & Pepper to Taste Garnish: Cilantro Pesto Instructions Melt the oil in the pot. Add shallot and cook 3 minutes stirring frequently to avoid burning. Add…

My core has never been this sore! A well- held a belief in strength training: If you’ve got your core, everything else follows. There’s nothing like exploring one’s abdominal strength, or lack thereof, while simultaneously (and rather breathlessly) conducting interviews with some of Jackson’s most popular health and fitness gurus. As a former athlete and…

Question: How do the spiritual and contemplative aspects of yoga resonate with and affect you? Answers: (real answers from real yoga students) A: The physicality of breathing and intentional movement grants me access to the meditative mind. A: Making the mind/body connection grounds me. A: When the yoga class is over I am more in…

I was fortunate to be able to dine with some of my oldest friends recently. We discussed a modern book that was providing guidance for our children. As we talked about it, I realized that one aspect of the book was a teaching the same lesson as the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, which reads: “When…

Yoga class is full of forms: standing poses, balancing on hands or feet, seated poses, backbends. We shapeshift and move through poses on the belly, side and back. The yogi is always practicing moving into and out of forms as part of practice. One word for form in Sanskrit is Murti. This word is specifically…

Question: What is your brief definition of yoga? Answers: (responses from real people who practice yoga) A: Union of mind, body and breath A: Alignment of body and mind A: Striving towards the middle path A: Where I go to remember how to be calm A: Physical exercises which promote strength, exibility and balance A:…

Question: Why do you practice yoga? Answers: (an interesting and diverse array of real student responses) A: For sanity and peace A: To balance and heal my body from many injuries A: To improve my athletic performance A: Overall health A: To meet girls A: Stress reduction A: For community A: To detox A: To connect…

Recipe 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced 1 onion, thinly sliced 1 leek, white and tender green parts only, thinly sliced 1 pack of pea shoots 5 cups chicken stock or low sodium vegetable broth 2 four inch rosemary sprigs 1/2 pound sugar snap peas, thinly sliced 20 oz fresh…

  Walking outdoors gets our bodies moving and in sync with the natural world. This basic movement stretches and strengthens our muscles. It clears our head and connects us to nature and universal energy. Walking or hiking in nature increases the benefit of the movement and more easily brings us into the present moment as…

Like his ancestors, Ben Clark lives off this land. His great grandfather Josiah “Si” L Ferrin raised cattle and homesteaded off Buffalo Valley Road; his grandfather, Harold Clark, built the road to Hoback Canyon. Two years ago, Clark decided to work the land in a very different way, by wildcrafting the flowers and natural materials…

  You talk to anyone who does yoga, and they will tell you it is a practice. In the best of cases, it is a practice for life. Studies have shown that regular yoga asana practice over a long period of time supports flexibility and strength, peace of mind, and balance of emotions. But what…

  If you really think about it, most of our food is processed in some way. Maybe your breakfast includes eggs, toast and coffee. Unless you own chickens, the eggs came from a farm where they were raised and fed. The toast began as a whole grain that was ground in a facility to turn…

  There are many healing and supportive properties of native Rocky Mountain plants, harvested to make American Wilderness Botanical hydrosols and essential oils. Though this plant selection has much more extensive uses and healing properties, here is a basic list: The following six plants have both hydrophilic (have an affinity to water) and hydrophobic (repelled…

  Authentic, (AWE-then-tic) adjective1. genuine. 2. made or done in the traditional way 3. Denoting an emotionally purposeful and significant mode of human life. Happiness, (ha-pee-nis) noun1.The state of being happy. 2. good fortune, 3. pleasure, 4. contentment, 5. joy Humans tend to have a false sense of who they are. Often this is constructed…

  Imagine absolute spaciousness. All physical tension, worries, and concerns float away as you breathe more deeply into relaxation. Your mind begins to quiet and your thoughts slip into the darkness. The only sensation is the quiet rhythm of your breath. You surrender more deeply into this world of limitless expansion and yet you do…

The Ultimate Towner is a down and dirty four-mile race in which participants overcome 25 obstacles ranging from mud crawls and rope swings to 20-foot walls. Tim Walther, the founder of Grand Dynamics, started the race four years ago after a climbing accident and a breakup – one of the most difficult times in his…

  Uncertainty. Most of us avoid it with everything we’ve got. We grasp tightly to what we know. We seek out safety, stability and confirmation. We aspire to be in control. In fact, most of us have spent most of our lives learning skills to help us stay in control. Whether it’s on mountain slopes,…

A peaceful warrior is always working on themselves. Someone who is continually facing life’s circumstances with a warrior spirit yet strives to keep their inner world and outer world at peace. It’s someone who has inner strength and personal power yet strives to live a peaceful life. Someone who is full of inner resources despite…

Recipe 1 tbsp. Ghee or Coconut Oil 1 Shallot, Peeled and Diced 1 Bunch Asparagus Trimmed and Chopped 3 Cups Vegetable Stock 4 oz. Coconut Cream Salt & Pepper to Taste Garnish: Cilantro Pesto Instructions Melt the oil in the pot. Add shallot and cook 3 minutes stirring frequently to avoid burning. Add asparagus and…