Monthly Archives: October 2015

1 Minute Booty Boot Camp Cobra Pose

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1 Minute Booty Boot Camp Cobra Pose

Dear Friends,

Do you have 1 minute to help yourself? Just one minute to dedicate to well being?

A one minute segment from Booty Boot camp by JerseyYogalicious  NESTA certified instructor Kathleen Wendorf.

Cobra/ Bhujangasana pose reflects a serpent

Bhujang = Snake (Cobra); Asana = Posture or Pose with it’s hood raised.

This pose opens your shoulders and neck and works your abdomen.

Lie on your stomach with your toes on the floor behind you and your forehead resting on the ground

Legs can be close together with heels touching if this is comfortable for you

Palms down under your shoulders elbows parallel and close to your body. You may bend your elbows.

Lift up your head, chest and abdomen with your navel left on the floor

Pulling yourself up with the support of your hands and strength of your lower back doing the work.

 

Booty Boot Camp

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Booty Boot Camp

Dear Friends,

I promised you a mini boot camp this fall. I have been doing boot camp for 2 months now and I feel stronger and ready to take on the busy seasons ahead. Whether you are in demand professionally or personally we all need to keep our strength up, specifically even more so during winter when colds and flu can knock at our door.

Not only is it important to exercise regularly but your diet and sleep pattern need to be carefully monitored.

Try some cardio boot camp and keep at it for the next few months it will really give you that edge that helps energize your body.

Namaste,

Kat

Awakening The Heart Part 3

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Awakening The Heart Part 3

Dear Friends,

We find ourselves now in Chapter 5 of the book club’s first book review of Awakening The Buddhist Heart.

All that we learn from human interaction is our greatest reward as we travel the path of life.

True acceptance of others is a must. If we understand like the great masters did that people will be just a little bit flawed or imperfect which is the nature of life,  then we can learn to gracefully handle daily situations in our lives.

The more we learn the easier it becomes to feel a sense of compassion for others.

Spiritual intelligence reminds us that when we view things with wisdom we will appreciate them more for what they are and we can’t help but transform into someone more caring, patient and loving which will help you to reach enlightenment.

I encourage you to continue learning with an open heart. Let the ancient words speak to your soul. Let us learn and grow,

Namaste,

Kat

One Perogy At A Time Catches On

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Dear Friends,

I talk to you about a project that I am involved in with St.John’s Children’s Orphanage the organization is out of Alberta Canada. It is near and dear to my heart. I work with the program director Rhonda to send letters, friendship, guidance, gifts,clothes, goodies and an ear to listen to for the 50 children in the orphanage.We have also quickly bonded among ourselves in this mission.

Rhonda heads up so much this is her 2nd year. She works to raise funding to improve the quality of life at the Orphanage with sending over slightly used clothing twice a year, shoes, snacks and doing important major things like trying to raise books and such to build a library and funds to pay someone there to set up the computer center so the children can reach us via internet as part of their pen pal program. The computers are sitting there waiting for someone to set this computer lab up.

The Nashi foundation (Canada) working for a similar cause is also doing wonderful things in the Ukraine. They deal with the prevention of human trafficking. They have built and now opened in 2014 The Maple Leaf Safe House to house 15-20 young women as they age out of the intranet (7-17 yr old Orphanages).

When they age out they have 2 options. If they are a “true orphan” meaning no living parents the Ukraine government allows them vouchers enough to go to secondary schooling with it being paid for and I believe some type of basic housing help.

The other orphans who have living parents are basically just set out on their own at 17 and told to go find a job and a place to live etc. They leave with nothing. They are there because their family although they work still can’t afford to take care of them or maybe the parents are sick, or the children are sick  and the parents can’t seek medical help,many different reasons.

Most of the children end up in prostitution, human trafficking is most common and the young men often end up in jail as they have to steal to survive as no one will hire them from the Intranet/Orphanage as they have not been taught any life skills that are of practical use to the hiring companies.

There are a few places they can seek refuge if they are lucky, but for most that is unheard of.

We at St.John’s are working to change that, we are striving to teach them while they are young and enable them to be confident and prepared to face the often cold reality when they turn 17. It is our hope to lift them up and love them and strengthen them with positive motivation. The truth is the kids often motivate us the most as they are truly loving and very precious.

Like I always say, there is something we can each do. No matter how small. What can you do?

Don’t mail your money in an envelope to some cause you don’t know, get involved and make sure the money and gifts are helping reach those who need it most. St.John’s project really can use your help whatever you can offer to do.

If your interested in helping please comment or email me for further information.

Namaste,

Kat

Please see this video it will really explain it more than I could ever: