Via Kitchen Monki
Sako is a popular yoga teacher at Kula Yoga Project and Bend & Bloom.
She also teaches at Alison West’s Yoga Union, where she was certified as a rope-wall instructor.
Sako loves how the yoga rope wall complements her practice. “Once you start working on it, there’s so much you can teach your body.”
Check out the slideshow here.
I discovered this trick last week, and wanted to share it with ya!
If you have empty laundry detergent bottles lying around, they make for fabulous makeshift weights. Because of the handles, they are also HIGHLY swingable.
Fill them with water or sand and you’ve got yourself a 5-8lb weight kettlebell supplement. The larger the bottle, the heavier the weight. Make sure the cap is screwed on tightly and try not to drop it (they aren’t as sturdy and WILL break if slammed). I recommend taping the lid shut with duct tape.
Kettlebells are rather trendy these days, and with good reason: the instability adds a good amount of oomph to your regular strength routine. Though expensive, if you need a heavier weight, there are great fancy alternatives.
Try these kettlebell moves with your new weight.
Around the body pass
Hold the kettlebell with both hands in front of your torso and stand with your feet hip-width apart. Release the kettlebell into your right hand and move both arms behind your back. Grab the bell with your left hand and bring it back to the front (completing a full circle around your body). That’s one rep. Do 10, then switch directions and repeat without stopping to rest.
Quick tip: Keep your core engaged and avoid moving your hips throughout the entire move.
This one’s easy! All you need is 1-2 slices of peachy goodness. Have the rest as a snack while you make your skin nice & smooth. :)
Why It Works
Peaches are rich sources of skin-renewing alpha-hydroxy fruit acids, which get rid of dead cells, and vitamins A and C to nourish new ones. Peach juice helps unblock pores, fight blemishes and may even lighten age spots and minimize wrinkles. Its astringent, toning effects are especially effective for oily skin.
How To Make It
For a simple skin pick-me-up, cut a slice of a juicy peach and massage the flesh on your face. Leave the juice on for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Or rub the inside of the skins of a peach on your face for a few minutes at bedtime and let the juice absorb overnight.