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Wellness
Published Monday Jun 17, 2019 by Brittany Raine

5 Healthy Mushroom Blends for Summer

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Four Sigmatic
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Summer is here and you know what that means–time to cool down with a refreshing drink. But, what if you could beat the heat and stay healthy? Four Sigmatic mushroom blends not only have health-boosting benefits, but it's also the perfect way to sneak some of that nutrition into your morning iced coffee, tea, or lemonade. 

Reduce stress, sharpen your focus, and improve your immune system—without sacrificing the taste of your coveted morning boost. Chock-full of earthy flavors that complement rich, smooth coffee beans, Four Sigmatic makes it easy to stay energized without feeling restless or anxious. Get ready to relax and reset with a few of our favorite (and tasty) drinks from Four Sigmatic that can fit all your wellness goals and mood.


 

Four Sigmatic coffee mushroom superfood

Mushroom Coffee with Lions Mane

Just one sip and your morning will never be the same. Made with Lions Mane mushrooms, which can benefit your heart, brain, and gut, improve your iced coffee fix with a blend that can kickstart your day. Naturally supportive of productivity, focus, and creativity, all you have to do it tear, mix and drink up to give yourself a little extra boost at any hour.

 

Four Sigmatic mushroom blend nutrition

10 Mushroom Blend

Want all the benefits of mushrooms without all the work? Perfect for those that are always on the go, Four Sigmatic’s power blend features all the compounding effects of functional mushrooms with a sprinkle of rose hip. An easy addition to your smoothie, juice, sports drinks, oatmeal, soup or dessert, get ready to seize the day.

 
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Mushroom Matcha Latte with Maitake

Matcha madness, prepare to meet your match. Made with coconut milk, Maitake mushrooms, and super herb moringa, one of these dairy-free, ceremonial grade (that’s the highest grade of ground green tea), Four Sigmatic packs can help you manage hunger between meals. Sip, enjoy and keep your stomach happy.

 
Four Sigmatic mushroom blend

Mushroom Hot Cacao with Reishi

Elevate your chill with a cup of healthy heaven. Created with reishi mushrooms—known to have properties to help support sleep and stress—this unique blend of fungi and cocoa is an upgrade to your afternoon and nighttime ritual. Superfood has never been so satisfying!

 

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Mushroom Face Mask & Tonic 

Make self-care Sunday every day of the week with this mushroom face mask that doubles as a superfood tonic. Smooth fine lines, reduce redness, and clear pores all while decreasing stress and supporting better sleep with this edible skincare gem. 

 
 
Want to make your summer better? Shop Four Sigmatic's sale for up to 60% off certain products! 

 

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Brittany Raine MINDBODY
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Brittany Raine
Consumer Content Program Manager
About the author
A free-spirited farmgirl from New York, Brittany traded her job as a journalist and newspaper editor for the San Diego sunshine. Brittany now leads the curation of all creative content. There are rumors she was Middle Earth's warrior elven queen in a past life.
Yoga sleep tips MINDBODY
Wellness
Published Wednesday Sep 18, 2019 by Amber Scriven

4 Yoga Poses for a Better Night’s Sleep

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We’ve all had sleepless nights. It’s the worst! Watching the wee hours of morning tick away. Wishing we could slip into a restful sleep before our alarm goes off . The frustrating feeling of knowing exactly how many minutes there are before you need to be up. Then, struggling through a heavy relentless morning filled with self-medicating coffee runs, and a tired, snappy version of yourself dragging through the day. 

There’s no one miracle cure for insomnia because there are so many reasons for not being able to sleep. Many people, however, find relief by curbing stress right before bed. One way to do that is with a few choice yoga stretches that mellow you out by encouraging your Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS) to ignite your bodies “rest and digest” cycles. This is the opposite of the “fight or flight” system that helps you race away from oncoming tigers, or other more urban “dangers.”  

Here are a few shapes that calm the nervous system and decrease adrenaline in the body to help you rest and ultimately sleep better. 
 

Legs-Up-the-Wall

This is a super simple way to relax right before bed, or even from the comfort of your bed. Pushing your legs up the wall helps move the lymph and blood out of your feet using gravity, this, in turn, means your heart doesn’t need to work as hard to pump it back up. Thus, things get a little quieter in your cardiovascular system helping to soothe your body into a sense of softness.

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Legs-Up-the-Wall

This is a super simple way to relax right before bed, or even from the comfort of your bed. Pushing your legs up the wall helps move the lymph and blood out of your feet using gravity, this, in turn, means your heart doesn’t need to work as hard to pump it back up. Thus, things get a little quieter in your cardiovascular system helping to soothe your body into a sense of softness.

Supported Bridge (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

This shape uses the same idea as Legs-Up-the-Wall. It calms by inverting your hips above your heart, but it also stretches your neck and chest open for tension relief. The muscles can open and let go of anything they are holding onto. It also opens your lungs and diaphragm, which allows you to breathe more deeply, and that oxygen is a calmant.

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Supported Bridge (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

This shape uses the same idea as Legs-Up-the-Wall. It calms by inverting your hips above your heart, but it also stretches your neck and chest open for tension relief. The muscles can open and let go of anything they are holding onto. It also opens your lungs and diaphragm, which allows you to breathe more deeply, and that oxygen is a calmant.

Child’s Pose (Balasana)

Folding forward in Child’s Pose works a little differently. It still opens the lungs (from the upper back), but it requires you to turn inwards. You could bring your hands by your sides for a more restorative version of the shape, and resting your head to one side or the other is often more comfortable. Alternatively, try resting your forehead on a block or the floor, and use that surface to massage the space between your eyebrows. This triggers an acupressure point between your eyebrows that stimulates the pineal gland to encourage a melatonin response. Melatonin is the hormone our bodies produce when it gets dark that tells us to go to sleep!

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Child’s Pose (Balasana)

Folding forward in Child’s Pose works a little differently. It still opens the lungs (from the upper back), but it requires you to turn inwards. You could bring your hands by your sides for a more restorative version of the shape, and resting your head to one side or the other is often more comfortable. Alternatively, try resting your forehead on a block or the floor, and use that surface to massage the space between your eyebrows. This triggers an acupressure point between your eyebrows that stimulates the pineal gland to encourage a melatonin response. Melatonin is the hormone our bodies produce when it gets dark that tells us to go to sleep!

Reclined Bound Angle (Supta Baddha Konasana)

Use a couple pillows for this one! Pop one under your knees, one under your head or upper back, along your spine, and under your hands.Then, get ready to  fall asleep there. Let everything get heavy and drippy and start to think about that weighted sensation in your feet, slowly bring your attention up your body making each body part heavier and heavier as you go. This is a version of Yoga Nidra Meditation and it is extremely relaxing—but you must go slowly. 


So, there you have it! A few ideas from yoga, science, and acupressure to help you get some much-deserved ZZZ’s. 
 

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Reclined Bound Angle (Supta Baddha Konasana)

Use a couple pillows for this one! Pop one under your knees, one under your head or upper back, along your spine, and under your hands.Then, get ready to  fall asleep there. Let everything get heavy and drippy and start to think about that weighted sensation in your feet, slowly bring your attention up your body making each body part heavier and heavier as you go. This is a version of Yoga Nidra Meditation and it is extremely relaxing—but you must go slowly. 


So, there you have it! A few ideas from yoga, science, and acupressure to help you get some much-deserved ZZZ’s. 
 

Amber Scriven Acupuncturist
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Amber Scriven
Acupuncturist | Yoga Teacher
About the author
A busy acupuncturist, yoga teacher and trainer, Amber has actively worked in the wellness industry for over 10 years. For her, yoga is a form of health care that she uses alongside acupuncture in the form of retreats, injury rehabilitation, and pain relief. Amber is renowned for building emotional strength while cultivating physical health.