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The Natural Choice Directory is a comprehensive guide for green and healthy living. It is both a local directory and a rich source of information for green businesses, natural health care, natural food stores and services, and resources for spiritual practice. The first edition of the Directory was published in 1995 for Puget Sound WA. Over the past 18 years, our team has continued to work hard to connect local businesses that are conscientious about our environment with like-minded consumers.

The annual print Directory is now available free to readers at over 750 prominent locations around the Puget Sound. Common distribution points include grocery and health food stores, natural health practitioners' offices, and libraries. Pick up your copy today.The Directory has also built a large online community. NaturalChoice.net, our web edition, provides up-to-date business listings, educational resources, and community event schedules. A digital publication allows us to create a flexible search engine that enables users to locate more easily the businesses that best fit their needs. With our many social media networks we invite our users to join in the conversation about healthy, natural and sustainable lifestyles.

The Natural Choice Directory Team is passionate about natural living and is devoted to developing and supporting a community that cares about its environment. We bring our passion to our everyday work. See what the team has to say about life and work. Kyle: Environmental entrepreneur and advocate, interested in scaling the solutions to global/local problems via enterprise, and innovation.Martha: Born and raised in the Seattle area, 3rd generation, with a deep love and appreciation for the Great Northwest.Committed to enhancing community, sustainability and healthy living in the region for future generations to come.Stephen: Do what you like. Like what you do. Apparently I like it enough that I have been here for more than a decade. I really enjoy connecting readers with businesses for a more sustainable lifestyle. As for my hobbies, oil painting and rock climbing are increasingly more environmentally friendly. I don't have to feel as guilty as before.ammy: Growing up under the mixed influences of Taoism and Buddhism, I have taken "tread lightly on earth" as my motto. I like to keep life simple. I am fortunate to be able to share my beliefs and values every day with our fellow supporters.

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Tis the season to be jolly, and yet the stress and rush of the Christmas holidays can reek havoc with the joy to be found with friends and relatives. We can count our blessings that it all happens over a month's time, and yet finding time to relax and enjoy the madness can be a challenge. One way to accomplish all your holiday goals is to have a plan that allows time for shopping, intertaining guests, handling the kids, cooking meals and decorating the house. With a well thought out plan you have a timeline for unfettered freedom during the holidays.

First thing to do is create a "To Do" list with deadlines for getting each thing done. Post it on the refrigerator and in your cell phone, so you can find it easily. You can also add and subtract from the list as things get handled or show up unexpectedly.

Go over your list and schedule each day with family and guests so they know where you are and can reach you if needed. Have everyone's cell phone number; let them know meal times and other activities. If you need help with cleaning, laundry or grocery shopping assign each house member a job to do. Rather than assume everyone knows what you are thinking, communicate the essentials especially to your houseguests, such as waking and sleeping times, when the computer is open for use, consumption or not of alcohol, no smoking zones and lowering the toilet seat.

This is the perfect time to shop locally and support the small stores, farmers and artisans in your community. The gifts are unique, often reasonably priced and can be chosen for someone special in mind. Discuss with your family that you will each buy one item per person. This way everyone gets something they really want rather than many items they don't really need; plus you will have more time to relax and be with each other. Consider for next year that if you shop for gifts February to November, come Christmas you will have your shopping done, money in the bank, and time to be at home rather than braving the malls and highways.

If you are hosting a house full of guests assign everyone something to do, whether chopping the vegetables, setting the table, washing the dishes, or keeping the wine glasses full and conversation flowing. It is when you are left alone in the kitchen having to do all the work, while everyone is enjoying the warmth of the Yule fire that you can feel anxious and resentful.

On the other hand, if you are the guest visiting friends or family a few suggestions to keep the relationship from going up the chimney. Do not expect to be waited on for meals. If your host is amenable to having you in the kitchen, put on an apron and throw some veggies on the grill. If you cannot cook find out your host's favorite take-out restaurant and bring dinner home. Most importantly, if your host cooks the meals, then you should do the dishes.

If you are going to get everything done and enjoy the celebrations you will need help in getting the big tasks done. Bring the family together and delegate, delegate, delegate. You can go so far as to write up lists for tasks everyone can do around the house. Then take them along to buy the tree, set it up together and decorate it in the evening with the Christmas lights setting the right mood.

This is also the season to share with others less fortunate or those without family or friends nearby. Invite co-workers, you children's friends or new community members over for a potluck meal and help in decorating the tree. You might be surprised how much they appreciate the show of good will and friendship.

Plan an enjoyable activity, whether a sport or exercise, and commit to keeping your body fit and healthy. With all the stress you will be experiencing this is the perfect time to take up yoga to help you relax, calm your agitated mind and keep you centered and in balance. Ask for a pre-Christmas gift certificate to a yoga studio or fitness center and begin before the wave of activities gets overwhelming.

No need to gain ten pounds during the holiday season when you can focus on eating seasonal, locally grown foods. Rather than overeat at the holiday parties have a lite meal before leaving home or eat exactly what you are craving at the party, even if it is a bacon wrapped scallop; this way you will reduce the sweet cravings and avoid overeating the sugary desserts. Instead get the sweetness you need from your friends and family members, otherwise you will be looking for sweetness in your food.

Specialities

Thirty years ago, there were only a few styles of Hatha yoga emerging in the western world. As can sometimes happen along the enlightenment path, the yoga tree sprouted branches, which only served to confuse some people and attract others to this life transforming practice. When choosing what style of yoga to begin your study it can all get a bit overwhelming, especially if you wander into a sweat-inducing power yoga class at your gym expecting an hour of rest and relaxation.

Health_0711_YogaBefore taking a yoga class you will want to consider a few things:Your age.Your physical condition and limitations.Any injuries that restrict your movements.Your weight.Level of stress.Your need for relaxation or action.Once you know yourself a little better, the next step is to look over the list of yoga styles that follows and find a few that speak to your body and state of mind. Go online or to the phone book and see what yoga is being taught in studios and gyms in your vicinity. However, before attending a class you will want to ask a few questions about the teacher to ensure you will be safely and professionally instructed.

Has the yoga instructor been practicing yoga for longer than 5 years?Does the instructor have a 200 or 500-hour training certification?Has the instructor been teaching yoga longer than 3 years?Does he/she have a personal daily yoga practice?Does the instructor do yoga with the class or walk around correcting and teaching.

Once you are satisfied with the answers you will want to take a few classes to see if it suits your body, calms and focuses your mind and leaves you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated by the end of the class. This can happen whether you are doing a 90-minute full on Ashtanga Primary series or a gentle Kripalu style yoga. When you find the right class for your body-mind then begin your practice and let the magic arise.

Slow paced, stretching, easy postures, simple breathing techniques and some seated meditation: Hatha, Ananda, Integral, Integrative yoga therapy. A challenging workout with emphasis on the breath-body movement, detoxification through sweat, focus of mind, building strength, flexibility and stamina: Ashtanga, Bikram, Vinyasa, Dynamic.Slow paced, concentrating on proper alignment and symmetry of postures, longer time spent holding postures, honoring the wisdom of the body, use of props: Iyengar, Kripalu, Anusara, Therapeutic, Svaroopa, Viniyoga.

Use of breath with movement, chanting, meditation, visualization, and relaxation: Kundalini, Sivananda yoga.Blends the spiritual wisdom of yoga, the touch of Thai massage and acrobatics in order to cultivate trust, connection and playfulness: Acro-yoga, Partner yoga.This is a brief over view of what to look for when you are ready to begin a study of yoga.

Descriptions of a particular method cannot do justice to what you will encounter when studying with a creative, qualified instructor. Above all, your classes must feel safe for your body and ultimately effective in transmitting the principles and benefits of this ancient practice.

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