- 1/2 cup poi
- 2 tablespoons cold water (optional)
- 2 teaspoons honey (or other natural sweetener, ex: agave)
- 1/2 cup coconut milk or yogurt of choice
1. Mix poi and water. Add honey or agave. Blend well.
2. Pour 1/2 poi mixture into the bottom of serving container (ex. mason jar, bowl)
3. Layer with 1/2 of coconut milk, granola and fruit of choice.
4. Repeat - poi, coconut milk, granola and fruit of choice.
Makes 1 serving.
Want to learn the Hawaiian story behind poi? Read in the file below!
Learn more with us at our Cultural Wellness Enrichment Series.
We'll be learning Hula, Lomi & Food preparation - as well as reflections and relaxation.
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At the Kaimuki Y, we believe in exercising the right to choose and be heard -
so we're going to be volunteering ourselves this Primary Election by
servicing a Polling Center - specifically Aina Haina Elementary.
Volunteering for Primary Elections
August 18, 2018 Saturday
Aina Haina Elementary School Cafeteria
You may sign up for morning shift or afternoon shift
VOLUNTEERS MUST BE:
At least 16 years old
A registered voter
Voter Assistance Officials
*There will be training.
Please let us know through this Form.
We'll be updating the page with more information about training dates, etc.
Click "Read more" to see the role descriptions and info for voter registration.
Sharing with you the presentation from one of our Senior Learning Seminars.
This presentation was done by our very own HSR staff, Kimberly Tengan.
If you want to know more about our Senior Learning Seminars, join our email list or keep updated through our Facebook and Instagram.
Wednesday, May 30
9am - 1pm
Get a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas!
Click "Read More" to see the schedule & complete list of vendors
who will be joining us on Senior Day!
Yoga breathing is one of the most powerful tools anyone can use to settle the mind, body and spirit. There are several yoga breath techniques that produce specific effects such as lowering blood pressure, integrating right and left brain hemispheres and reducing stress responses. First, the most important part of breathing is to establish what the core trunk muscles do during an inhale and exhale.
Studies indicate that as a whole, people tend to breathe in what is called a paradoxical breath pattern where on the inhale the belly is sucked in and on the exhale the belly releases out. Yet, this is actually reverse of what a normal and healthy breathing pattern needs to be. When we inhale and expand (instead of contract) into our lower abdomen we allow the lungs more space to fill up and exchange old air for new air more efficiently. This usually means that we have engaged our core trunk muscles to help expand the body with the extra benefit of strengthening our supportive core muscles. On the exhale, we actually contract the core trunk muscles, drawing in actively through the belly to help exhale out old air.
To practice breathing with the belly expanding on the inhale and contracting on the exhale, try placing hands on the belly. When inhaling through the nose the belly expands out into the hands slightly pressing. On the exhale, breathe out the mouth and say the letter ‘F’ on the exhale until there is no more air to let out. While doing this, the belly pulls away from the hands and the core abdomen should feel engaged or active. Do this about five times in a row and notice how the body feels! More yoga breathing tips to come in next month’s newsletter.
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