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More Plants, less Pants & Green Smoothies

More Plants, less Pants & Green Smoothies


The Vitamins and Minerals in Green Vegetables are imperative for so many metabolic functions within the body that whenever a client asks me for weight loss advice, I will always increase their greens. Especially leafy greens. It makes a difference to their body composition, energy levels, complexion ... the list goes on.  To make things easy for you, here's an amazing green smoothie recipe that will have you hotting your green targets with ease.....

#Video: Sun Salutations from our #yogi Shona Vertue

#Video:  Sun Salutations from our #yogi Shona Vertue

So this will be the shortest post so far.  Short is good.  Short is to the point.  Short of vibrant energy and happy smiles is what you WON’T BE if you follow The Strength Temple #7Pillars 😉  Here's some wisdom from our resident Yoga Guru; Shona Vertue.

The foundation of every yoga posture lies in the Sun Salutations.......

Let's focus on your Glutes ;-)

Let's focus on your Glutes ;-)

Not only are glutes apparently 'on trend' right now, they also make for a strong, healthy and pain free body!

Women especially are very much at risk of having under developed glutes because we wear high heels.  Although high heels do a lot to make us feel sexy, they actually bring our weight forward to the balls of our feet, causing us to make every movement a knee dominant one, rather than a hip dominate one (**knee dominant movements predominantly use Quads and Hip Dominant movements predominantly use gluten and hamstrings).  Combine this with lots of sitting in chairs and you have yourself a very under-active and potentially weak Gluteus Maximus or worse, a saggy bum.  Here's what you need to do.......

Anchors & Healthy Chocolate Thick Shakes!

Anchors & Healthy Chocolate Thick Shakes!

So we’ve already discussed Anchors and their importance in controlling behaviour in some of our Mindfulness articles.  We caught up with Shona Vertue for an interview on how Anchors affect us in our day to day lives, and how she’s made some simple changes to move from limiting habits to great habits.  Her technique is an important lesson as it doesn’t fight the anchor, and uses it in an extremely positive and empowering way through redirection.  Oh - and she shares a version of a chocolate milkshake that will blow your socks off!  Enjoy…...

#Video: Fancy a Quickie?

#Video: Fancy a Quickie?

Here’s a beautiful article from Shona Vertue around treating yourself to some Yoga love.  We thrive on this at The Strength Temple and invite you to let Shona into your lives too.  She’s a force of nature.

How many of you find the thought of practicing yoga intimidating? Daunting even?  Putting the body in compromising positions, confronting situations, discomfort, stillness … it’s pretty scary stuff right?  That’s where the #yogaquickie concept came from … I thought – 5 minutes every day (or #yogaeverydamnday in the land of instagram) is better than 90 minutes once every month or fortnight.  Check here for full article and video.......

Stairway to Heaven "Glutes"

Stairway to Heaven "Glutes"

I should just note that I wrote this one quite some time ago when I was living in sunny Sydney. I Sadly don’t live near any park with steps. However, if you are near stairs – I hope this article brings you some inspiration to climb up, then down, then up again, then down, then up (because it’s important to finish on a high). Includes a video of some favourite Yoga moves to cool down.  Enjoy…