By The Newsette.
Tiffany Cruikshank is the founder of Yoga Medicine, a teacher training system that prepares yoga instructors to work in healthcare settings, as well as creates resources for healthcare providers. She also started the Yoga Medicine Seva Foundation, a non-profit that rehabilitates women rescued from human trafficking in India as a way to give back to a culture that has given the world so much, while also empowering other women in need. Talk about inspiring. In addition to her notable ventures, Tiffany loves to spend time with her teacup Maltese Lulu and husband Forrest. As an expert in holistic health, this wellness guru says her “routines are essential.” Below, she shares what a typical weekday looks like for her, with a focus on food and exercise.
What I eat: Smoothie on the go.
The time I eat it: 8 A.M.
How I make it or where I get it: Blended a frozen Kale & Banana Smoothie packet from Daily Harvest with my favorite protein powder I5 Energize by Xymogen, some water & vitamin C powder. Daily Harvest makes some amazing frozen food for people on-the-go and short on time who are unwilling to sacrifice quality.
What I eat: Peach and walnuts.
The time I eat it: 11 A.M
How I make it or where I get it: Wash and eat! 🙂
What I eat: Braised beet and quinoa salad with sea asparagus (it’s a succulent and it’s amazing!).
The time I eat it: 1 P.M.
How I make it or where I get it: Sakara Life (I travel a lot so I love coming home to these incredible, tasty, nutrient-packed meals from Sakara).
What I eat: Nori chips.
The time I eat it: 4 P.M.
How I make it or where I get it: Sakara Life snacks.
What I eat: Raw kelp noodle salad (amazingly delicious!!).
The time I eat it: 6:30 P.M.
How I make it or where I get it: Made with love by Sakara.
Workout I did: Yogaglo.com
The time I did it: 9:30 A.M.
Overall thoughts about your day today and how you feel?
Having high-quality sources of nutrition interspersed throughout my day keeps my energy level stable and my mind alert and ready for whatever my day brings. Even more important when I’m on the road teaching and need to be 100% mentally & physically.
What are other wellness activities or habits that make you feel like your best self?
Definitely daily meditation, usually right when I wake up for 20 minutes. This prepares me for my day and sets the tone of it. Sleep is my secret weapon and yes I’m a good sleeper but mostly because I have good sleep rituals. I always say nothing replaces a good night of sleep! So I usually stay away from my phone after about 8pm. I dim lights later in the night and slowly wind down to sleep. I also have an arsenal of supplements I use depending on what I need from glutathione or vitamin C powder in my smoothies to fish oil, herbs to support my adrenals and when needed a little detox support with herbs like milk thistle. I use myofascial release the same way, as needed to keep my body and tissues healthy and resilient.
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