The one yoga move I do EVERY day-The Standing Forward Fold

My hamstrings are always tight. Yoga forward bends open and loosen the hamstrings and promote flexibility. The forward fold also relives tension in the neck (yay!), reduces anxiety, and calms the mind. I like to cross my arms holding onto my elbows and hang—letting gravity pull me deeper into the stretch with every breath. To practice: Place feet hip distance apart, outer edges of feet are parallel. The upper body folds onto the lower body, the belly rests on the thighs and you can feel yourself breathe. Big toes touch, heels slightly separated, engage the quadriceps to lift the knee caps, inner thighs roll towards each other (internal rotation) Place your hands on blocks or a chair to support the upper body, hang the heavy head, shoulders soft, shoulders away from the ears, neck is long.

Healthy Honeybee

Buzz Buzz Buzz. I’ve always felt like a little bee buzzing around searching, learning, and striving to have a healthier home, healthier kids, healthier meals, healthier habits, and a gracious thankful attitude about everything. My name is Andrea and I am truly a “Healthy Honeybee”. I am a happy busy mom of three and I adore my family. I love to cook, clean, and always try to find more time to sit on the floor and “play” with the kids which really means jump on mommy time. Hubby’s job keeps us moving and starting over every 2-3 years which keeps my inner travel bug alive and my active planner mind always churning. On my webpage and blog, I hope you will buzz along with me learning and striving for having a healthier home and a healthier life. I will share tips, stories, and lots of research about my favorite food recipes, homemade personal care and cleaning products, exercise, essential oils, and more. I hope that you learn, laugh, and find easy solutions to make your life healthier.