Yoga, Yard Work, and You

What do you do while your watering your plants?

I put the water hose next to the tree or planter, and drop into Downward Facing Dog, Plank, Chaturanga. Or if I’m not on hands-down friendly ground, I slide into Side Angle, Extended Side Angle, Triangle Pose.

So many poses, so many plants, and the beautiful blue sky above.

Your body was designed to move, and the more you move the healthier you are. Moving keeps your joints lubricated, which is needed to keep your full range of motion, particularly as you age (around age forty).

Moving also helps to remove environmental toxins from your body.

Unfortunately, toxins from hair gels, lotions, deodorant, pesticides, household cleansers, and even food preservatives are increasing. So to maintain a healthy body, it’s important to find ways to move these toxins through your body and out of your body.

It’s also vital to avoid them when you can because they build up in your body no matter what you do. And over time, these manmade poisons weaken your immune system.

When products are contained in any kind of metal (such as an aerosol spray or can), metal leashes into the toxic product and makes it thousands of times more toxic. Sometimes 4,000 times more lethal, and it can last in your body for 30 years or more.

So move your body whenever you can and avoid fragrances (80 to 90 percent of products with fragrances are toxic, particularly those that list “fragrance mix” on the label) and other manmade toxins.

And don’t forget your Buddy. Make sure your pets are inside when you fertilize the lawn or use pesticides. Also that they stay inside for the recommended time thereafter. Pets walk on all fours and breathe close to the ground, so these carcinogens are very cancer-causing to them. So your Buddy and take the necessary precautions.



About Faye Lynn

Barefoot and Breathless is a contemporary romance, chick-lit, women's fiction novel about a single mother looking for love, dealing with her son's growing independence, overcoming a past abusive relationship, trying to stay true to her morals, and teaching in a public at-risk school. It's a light, fun read with a writing style of Rachel Gibson meets Janet Evanovich. Like the heroine in Barefoot and Breathless, I'm a teacher, yogi, and single mother. I hope you enjoy reading my posts, and I look forward to reading your comments. Carpe Diem, Faye Lynn
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