Potcast 96: Namaste Y'all

Mindful movement, whole food, breath, laughter, and community are the keys to living a great life. So smoke a bowl of your favorite flower and explore non-traditional ideas for adding yoga to your day. Y’all means all and we’re talking about every day activities for every kind of human. Explore the show notes below for snack-size stretching sequences from Namaste Y’all Yoga and Leslie’s lean green shake recipe for a daily wellness booster.

‘After the Show’ Notes

Leslie Bailey, creator of Namaste Y’all community yoga.  Her goal is to use yoga to build community and feed the basic needs of those going without.✌🏼❤️🙏   Connect on Instagram:    @lesliefromalabama    |    @namaste_yall_yoga

Leslie Bailey, creator of Namaste Y’all community yoga. Her goal is to use yoga to build community and feed the basic needs of those going without.✌🏼❤️🙏

Connect on Instagram: @lesliefromalabama | @namaste_yall_yoga

A life well-lived is your own personal recipe.

BUT DON’T LEAVE OUT THESE ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS:

  • Mindful Breathing

  • Daily Laughter

  • Meditation or Quiet Reflection

  • Eating Fruits and Veggies daily. (Try Leslie’s lean green shake recipe below if you struggle getting your daily dose of the good stuff!)

  • Eliminating processed foods out of your diet

  • Using plant medicine over pharmaceuticals whenever possible

  • Practice mindful movement (aka casual yoga) throughout the day

  • Be sure to scoop your tailbone under and suck your belly button in toward your spine to practice alignment and strengthen your core


Leslie’s Lean Green Shake Recipe

Hippy Hippy Shake from Namaste Y'all Yoga

Are you spending too much money on juices and smoothies every week? Consider investing a couple hundred dollars in a refurbished Vitamix and make this lean green meal replacement for yourself instead. You’ll be saving money before you know it while feeling good AF.

Leslie says to start with a little water in your Vitamix so you’re not drinking sludge.

And then add the following organic and washed ingredients:

  • 1 whole apple, cored (don’t eat the seeds)

  • 1 whole lemon with the peel

  • 1 bunch of cilantro

  • 1 bunch of parsley

  • 1 bunch of kale

  • A few celery stalks

  • A couple of carrots (with green tops)

  • Broccoli stalk (save the flowers and cook them for dinner)

  • 1 finger of turmeric root (shave off the peel)

  • 1 finger of ginger root (shave off the peel)

  • 1/2 cucumber (remove the waxy peel)

  • 1 clove of garlic

  • Himalayan pink salt

  • Black pepper

  • 1 heaping tablespoon of virgin unrefined coconut oil (or your favorite MCT oil)

  • Add pineapple to taste. It’s no fun drinking something that tastes like shit, so add as much pineapple as you need to sweeten the smoothie.

  • Jo’s casually baked suggestion if you grow your own cannabis: Add a couple of raw cannabis flowers (harvested when the THC glands are clear rather than amber) and a handful of the fresh leaves for a non-psychoactive booster of phyto-cannabinoids THCA, CBDA, and CBGA.

    • The flowers pack more of a nutritional punch than the leaves but they’re both good for you.

    • Cannabis is technically a vegetable with many of the same nutrients as other leafy greens (like fiber, iron and calcium).

    • But cannabis is also jam-packed with cannabinoids that assist with immune system function, provide anti-inflammatory benefits, and improve bone metabolism and neural function. In fact, research has shown cannabis may even help inhibit cancer cell growth.

    • Learn the basics of juicing cannabis here.


When your day is going off the rails, try this little Breath of Joy sequence wherever you are! Thanks to Leslie Bailey, creator of Namaste Y'all community yoga for sharing. Hear our chat on Casually Baked, the Potcast #96 wherever you listen to podcasts.
This simple cat-cow yoga sequence is a great stress and anxiety reliever that syncs the body and breath while calming the mind. Y'all means all and cat-cow is great for every kind of body! Cat-cow for lower back pain, GI issues, menstrual cramps, and to improve flexibility.

LESLIE’S BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS


A special thank you to my sweet, smart, and funny nephew, Quentin, for being my co-pilot and photographer for Potcast 96. ❤️