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Healthy Living

5 tempting teas from Des Moines’ Gong Fu tea shop

Downtown Des Moines’ Gong Fu tea shop stocks its shelves with around 150 teas sourced from around the world. Here are five stand-out offerings, each filled with complex goodness that will conjure memories of cozy holidays and Seinfeld episodes past.

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Top 10 coffee shops around the world

I’ve visited 13 countries in the past year and enjoyed countless cups of coffee and tea while working on my first feature documentary The Connected Cup. From Ethiopia to Iowa City, here are 10 of my favorite coffee shops.

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Recipe: Kundalini Yogi Tea

In 1969, Yogi Bhajan began offering his students a blend of spices brewed into a tea after class. This tea included five spices traditional to Ayurvedic medicine: cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and black pepper. The students lovingly nicknamed the tea “yogi tea” and continues to be a staple of Kundalini yoga practices today.

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The yoga challenge that wasn’t

I scheduled classes, I canceled most of them and I carried through in being a bad vegan. What I hadn’t been doing during this challenge was remembering that yoga is so much more than showing up on your mat. While that’s an important step, it’s likewise important to remember the tenets of yoga.

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Treating a herniated disc with yoga

Particular poses, when done carefully, can aid back pain sufferers and help prevent problems in the long run. If you’re embarking on the uphill climb toward recovery, here’s a few reasons why you might plan on starting a morning Sun Salutation (and how it may help you wake up pain-free).

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Healthful recipes for your next potluck

In the season of potlucks and holiday parties, you can only eat so many sugar cookies and potato casseroles before you start to feel blah. Try these easy, healthy recipes and spice up your next work or family function — or just keep them for yourself.

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Tap into your creative spirit with Ayurveda and meditation

The practice of Ayurveda creates balance for each of us in a unique way. It has the potential to revitalize your entire nervous system, leading to increased creativity, greater efficiency, success, and satisfaction in all aspects of your life.

Here are five simple ways to add Ayurveda into your life and tap into your creativity.