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Menu for Great Health

Chef Tom Castrigno

Menu For Great Health – Yoga Lifestyle Day to Day

Yoga is very popular as a fitness program here in the west; classes are filled with perky young women bending themselves into pretzels. If you have ever thought you couldn’t “do” Yoga, think again.

More important than how far into a yoga pose you can go, is using proper form. It really doesn’t matter what the person next to you is doing. What matters is that you are practicing to the best of your own personal ability. What matters is choosing to practice in a way that makes you feel good about yourself.

What does it mean to live a Yogi lifestyle in other cultures? What does the word itself mean?

Bringing a Yoga consiousness into our day to day lives can be simple. Being mindful of our movements and breath is one easy way. The resulting benefits, relaxation, increased mobility, and improved self confidence are well worth the effort.

This week we talk with Juli Rathke, founder of Meta Yoga Studios in Breckenridge, Colorado. Juli is a Yoga Mom who discovered Yoga during her first pregnancy 21 years ago. She enjoys the benefits of regular practice and shares how her children have repsonded to Yoga over the years. Juli empowers others to reach their goals, both professional and personal through her mentoring programs.


Tune in as we learn what Yoga is and what Yoga is not. How you can bring Yoga into your daily life in small easy ways. As always, you’ll find lots of recipes, healthy eating, and cooking tips on Chef Tom’s blog, The Confidence Diet.