Why I Love Fawen’s Drinkable Soups (And You Should Too)!

fawen-drinkable-soupAnn Wigmore said, “The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine OR the slowest form of poison.” Indeed.

Since my husband and I became vegetarian in 2005 then vegan in 2007 we have noticed some drastic changes – between having more energy, clearer skin and in our overall state of Being. For my hubby it also meant the fainting spells from eating shellfish were no more.

While going meat-free doesn’t seem like a viable option for many, clean eating has definitely increased exponentially in the last decade.

For some time my husband and I would prefer raw vegetables and fruits that we could juice or make into a smoothie. As important as it was to eat healthy it was equally as important to ensure that our food was free of pesticides. Prices for organic foods have increased somewhat in the last few years, but that doesn’t mean they are completely unattainable.

More and more people are switching to organic produce and meats due to the shocking reports of what we are now ingesting. It is time for us to care about ourselves enough to make the change we wish to see in our body temples.

A few weeks ago I was approached by Fawen Drinkable Soups, located in Brooklyn, New York. They wanted to see if I’d be interested in trying their soup products. My first thought was, “How do I drink soup?” The concept was foreign as could be as I had always been the hot soup kinda girl, but when I visited their website, read about their products in depth as well as the ingredients, I came to understand the philosophy behind their mission.

Fawen’s products are vegan, gluten free, certified organic and contain non-gmo ingredients. Plus each soup is absolutely delicious, which is plus for anyone looking to adopt a clean-eating lifestyle.

In this short video I explain not only the kind of soups Fawen carry but their nutritional facts as well. Fawen’s soups have up to 85% less sugar than than other juices and smoothies, so for people with high sugar levels this is a must-try. Even for someone like myself who loves to practice yoga outdoors and be in nature in general this is the perfect combination of superfoods that is conveniently ready-to-drink.

Please take the time to learn more about Fawen by visiting their website and follow them on Instagram and Facebook. There isn’t a better time to awaken the body with pure, plant energy. 🙂

Note: Fawen is selling in stores in the NYC Metro area – check out their store finder on their website! They also sell online and on Amazon, and ship nationwide with free shipping on all orders.

How to Achieve Mindfulness with Self Love (Interview)

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When it comes to self-love, I found that it is one of the most difficult practices to achieve, along with meditation. Many continue to look outside of their own experience to find inner peace, strength, even searching for a more authentic version of themselves.

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” – Buddha

This came to mind when I was approached to be a featured speaker at “The Self Love Summit.” It’s host, Naomi Sodomin read my story about recovery from the attacks of September 11 and wondered how I could share my feelings of self love to achieve mindfulness.

It took some time, but by looking within I found the principles I have used in the past to help with my ongoing healing process. I also share the techniques, as painful as they have seemed, to practice self love in order to live a life of authenticity.

In this video Naomi shares what will be discussed in our interview. The link for free access to the summit can be found here.

The Self Love Summit from Naomi Sodomin on Vimeo.

 

 

 

Why Yoga is a Science, Not an Exercise

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“Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, science of well-being, science of youthfulness, science of integrating body, mind and soul.”
― Amit Ray

The other day as I went for a morning run I came across a group of people who were finishing what seemed to be a rigorous boot camp training. Many of them were on their hands and knees, gasping for air.  As I drew closer I overheard the leader of the group yell, “Ok guys! Now to finish the workout with a bang, let’s do a yoga workout!”

Due to my innate curiosity I slowed my pace to a jog and watched as these agile men and women of various ages do asana (the physical practice of yoga) but were not flowing with their breath as it is taught by the ancients. In fact, many of them were struggling with balance and proper alignment.

When I first learned about yoga I was drawn only to the physical aspect and did not understand the power behind using one’s breath to safely move through each posture. I was also not aware that each movement and giving action in yoga is a form of prayer. Because it seemed that these highly-motivated people were attempting somewhat advanced poses I wondered if there was a benefit to asana being incorporated into a hard-core workout.

As I arrived home I immediately contacted my guru – a Swami in Nepal who has been a wonderful source of guidance in my yoga journey. He reminded me that yoga itself is a science, not an exercise, and I need not worry about what others do, but be mindful of my own thoughts about them.

“Two things prevent us from happiness; living in the past and observing others.”

I thanked my guru for his selfless teaching once again, for he helped me understand the power of minding my own business – in the most literal way possible.

Later on that day I came across this talk with Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, a yogi, mystic and best-selling author. He explains in detail the vast difference between a yoga practice and a fitness practice. His views are clear, yet witty and full of tenacity.

 

Nowadays I say my prayers, practice asana and meditation in the morning and working out at night. But the truth is always evidenc. There always needs to be harmony within, for happiness always follows.

Are you a yogi/yogini who works out as well? What are your thoughts on yoga being a workout? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Namaste. 🙂

Interview: Surviving, Growing, Inspiring

Through recent years of doing interviews there have been many questions about my experience as a survivor of the September 11th attacks. It was been a true joy to have the opportunity to speak about the tragedy in a more positive light.

This past week I was approached by the hosts of “Living with Danielle and David,” to be interviewed for their podcast. Co-host Danielle Spencer you may remember was the feisty character “Dee” from the classic TV show “What’s Happening?” in the 1970’s and although I considered her an icon a little girl, her own story of survival is one of the most inspirational I have ever heard.

While I did share my experience as a 9/11 survivor we also delve into the many facets of how one can find peace in tumultuous times, embracing the present moment through prayer and meditation, and my message of healing through speaking.

The interview opened my eyes to the uplifting energy that fortunately still exists today. I am so very thankful to both David and Danielle for giving me the opportunity to open my heart and speak my truth.

You can listen to the podcast below and subscribe to “Living with Danielle and David” here. I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.

If you like what you hear and you are looking for a speaker at your next event please contact me here or via my official website, MikailaRosado.com

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3 Principles on Overcoming Adversity – Interview with AliShane Radio

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It’s been quite some time since I’ve done an interview with a radio show, and this past week was indeed a blessing.

I met Alison Feliciano while my husband and I were part of a nationwide mortgage business in the earlier 2000s. While Alison wasn’t part of our group I felt we hit it off immediately. As time went on and each of went our separate ways I have seen this powerhouse of a woman with her future husband Shane create an awesome radio show.

In this interview I discuss the lessons I learned from the experience of the September 11th attacks, and ways of finding peace within the adversity. We also discuss tips on how to build a successful sales team, checking one’s ego and opening oneself to opportunity.

Here is an excerpt from the show. If you would like to expand your reach in social media and building their brand, contact me via my website, http://mikailarosado.com and be sure to look for more episodes on the AliShane Radio Show their Facebook page, Alishane.

 

 

Practicing Yoga with Common Injuries: Does It Really Help?

 

Millions of people from all over the world have adapted in their lifestyle the practice of yoga. Yoga is the practice of physical, mental and spiritual relaxation promoting peace and overall health. It is said that yoga brings about plenty of health benefits for the individual. Among these benefits are improved flexibility and strength of inner core, releases the tension of the muscles, reduces stress and anxiety, improve metabolism, heart rate and respiration, and in recent studies, can quite possibly lower blood pressure which is good for hypertensive individuals. However, there are instances when incorrect posture is performed during yoga and this may cause injuries.

Yoga injuries, although common, are mostly not serious and not severe. Through therapy and treatment, simple yoga injuries can be healed quickly without disrupting your yoga routines. Here are common injuries and how to continue with yoga even when having them.

Injury: Back

Back injuries are quite common among the injuries in yoga. This is because the back is the most sensitive and less flexible among the many parts of the body that is engaged when you do most yoga poses. Many back injuries from yoga stem from incorrect positioning of the body and too much strain on the back muscles. The best way to prevent this type of yoga injury is to gradually test your back on up to where it can handle when doing yoga poses. Remember that although some may be able to do it, you may take more time and practice to be able to do specific yoga poses. It takes patience and continuous practice, accompanied by being careful to avoid back injuries.

Injury: Ankle

Ankle injuries from yoga are mostly caused by sudden twisting of the ankle or incorrect positioning. It is important to remember that doing yoga should not be causing one pain. This means you can extend the flexibility of your muscles to its highest point, but when it starts to become painful, you will need to stop and take a step back. Be familiar with the prep poses and be well accustomed to these before moving on to poses that may cause injuries. Gradual positioning of the body will also help your muscles and nerves extend to accommodate the pose.

Injury: Wrist

If you have sensitive wrists which are commonly caused by computer or desk work, or if you have carpal tunnel, this is one injury you are most at risk when you do yoga. The alignment of the body is important when doing poses that puts pressure on your wrist. Pressure may not be harmful or a cause of injury as long as it is not much and distributed equally around your muscles. When pressing your hands to the ground, keep your fingers evenly spread out. You can also roll your yoga mat and place your hands there to take some pressure off the hands and wrist.

Injury: Knee

Although knee injuries from yoga are not as common as the previous ones, it is still possible especially when doing poses such as half lotus or warrior poses. It may not require surgery but it can affect your routine and slow down your yoga routine for some weeks. The best way to prevent this injury is to gradually and religiously do all the prep poses before moving to poses such as warrior or half lotus. This way, the muscles and tissues are warmed up for the pose, therefore preventing knee tears.

Injury: Neck

Neck injuries are the most frightening types of yoga injury as it will take longer to heal, among other therapies one will need to go through. Most neck injuries occur when too much pressure or weight is put on the neck without equal distribution. To prevent this type of injury, one must do all the prep poses before going into poses that put pressure or weight on the neck. Also, evenly distribute the weight throughout the body to avoid putting too much pressure on the neck.

Yoga has excellent benefits physically and mentally. This is why many people have sorted to yoga for physical activity and mental and spiritual peace. It is found to be an effective way to stay fit and healthy even with less physical activity. With yoga, you can also maintain your mental and spiritual peace. Visit the school of yoga to learn more about the benefits of this practice and how it can personally benefit you.


This is a guest post from SiddhiYoga.com I would love hear your thoughts on the subject.