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Everyday Extraordinary: Harnessing!

 Everyday Extraordinary: Harnessing written by Jessie Hess of Pleasure Point Yoga Spring is here and moving through us. It is a season of growth and change – energy that is both spontaneous and creative. Experiencing this energy can be exhilarating yet chaotic, even unsustainable – a disorganized spiraling out into the ether. To reap the […]

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Changing Habits and Homemade Energy Bars

Everyone seems to have a favorite energy bar, whether it be a Luna bar, Cliff Bar, or Nature Valley crumbs-everywhere bar. They are a quick, easy and healthy choice…right? Store-bought granola and energy bars are often packed with excess amounts of sugar and unnecessary oil. The second ingredient in many bars is cane syrup or […]

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5 ways to Increase your Metabolism

“Metabolism refers to biochemical processes that occur with any living organism – including humans – to maintain life,” as defined succinctly by Medical News Today. “These biochemical processes allow us to grow, reproduce, repair damage, and respond to our environment.” In layman’s terms, the metabolism makes the body GO. There are many of factors that […]

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Grasshoppers: Yoga for Kids

Grasshoppers: Yoga for Kids ~ written by Kayla Copeland of Pleasure Point Yoga Imagine beginning your yoga journey at 6, 7, …8 years old. or simply incorporating light stretching and calming breathing techniques into your way of life. That’s what these kids are up to. Practicing simple vinyasa sequences as well as light pranayama (breathing) kids at Pleasure […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Some healthy recipes can taste, well, too healthy. Dessert should taste like dessert, but it shouldn’t leave you feeling sick. Your meals shouldn’t hurt your body, they should help it! Food can either be the slowest form of poison or the most powerful medicine. When you supply your body with the right fuel, you will […]

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Finding Balance

Finding Balance Pleasure Point Yoga Delaney Puhek   With sweat dripping down my face, feeling frustrated and slipping on my mat the forearm balance has always been a struggle for me in my yoga practice. Through years of practice, with good intention I learned forearm balance, or pincha mayurasana. Not by force, or strain but […]

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Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival Geared Up This Week

This weekend, Santa Cruz became host to the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival. The event was packed with gear junkies and cyclists from all over the county. The Counties top vendors such as Cycle Works, The Adventure Outdoor Journal, Santa Cruz Core, Epic Center Cycling and Velocity Bike Parks turned the San Lorenzo park into […]

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A balanced Vegetarian Diet

Where does our food come from? The industrialization of our food sources has resulted in a huge disconnect from the farms that produce our food. As light is shed on factory farming and animal confinement practices, rejection of these unhealthy sources of food has resulted in several solutions. Eating locally and responsibly raised animals from […]

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