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Who Is The Urban Monk?
Pedram Shojai, also known as the Urban Monk, is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Qi Gong Master Healer, author, and former Taoist monk. After spending years practicing these ancient methods, he decided his life’s work would be better used to help people attain increased health, happiness, and vitality. He decided to become the Urban Monk.
In October 2017, Pedram released his third book, The Art of Stopping Time, continuing to help modern people transform their bodies and minds using ancient eastern wisdom.
“Urban Monk Nutrition is all about you. I blend ancient traditions with modern practices in order to help you boost your energy, increase your strength, improve your focus, feel better, and live the best life possible.” – Pedram Shojai
Books by The Urban Monk include:
The Urban Monk: Easten wisdom and modern hacks to stop time and find success, happiness, and peace.
The Art of Stopping Time: Practical mindfulness for busy people.
both of which have been positively reviewed by authors on the New York Times bestseller list.
Along with his books and Urban Monk Nutrition, Pedram has written, produced, and directed several movies, founded Well.org, and is well-known for his podcast, aptly named The Urban Monk.
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Powerful Blend of Grass, Greens, and Cruciferous Vegetables
The powerful formula of Alkalizing Greens by Urban Monk Nutrition combines the alkalizing properties of all-natural grass & greens with the nutrient-rich, health boosting effects of cruciferous vegetables. Alkalizing Greens helps your body maintain an optimal pH level giving you more all-day energy, better digestion, a boosted immune system, and healthier-looking skin.
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- Helps boost natural energy — so you can handle your responsibilities and still have enough “left in the tank” at the end of the day to do the things you actually enjoy
- Helps improve skin health & appearance — that way you’ll have the confidence of knowing you look your best
- Promotes improved digestion — so you’re not bogged down by that “gassy” bloated feeling
- Supports a healthy immune system — providing the balance and harmony your body needs so you can live a happier, healthier life
- “Quick-Dissolve” Mix — a deliciously robust flavor of greens with a refreshing hint of sweetness
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The potent blend of ingredients that Rising Energy is made of invigorates your body and mind — allowing you to regain control of your mornings and boost your productivity. With Rising Energy added to your diet, you no longer have to struggle with feeling drained of energy, even after getting a full night’s rest.
Wheat Grass by itself packs a powerful “punch.” In fact, it contains more alkalizing minerals than any other green plant.
But Barley Grass and Alfalfa Grass is added to the mix, you end up with an immune supporting mixture of the richest mineral foods available — ensuring your body stays in the optimal pH range.
This grass blend also helps neutralize free radicals which can wreak havoc on the body and cause major problems down the road.
Spirulina (or blue green algae) — is a truly amazing “superfood”. This sea veggie is jam packed full of chlorophyll, protein, B vitamins, vitamins C and E, amino acids, and trace minerals.
When paired with it’s cousin Chlorella, Spirulina is effective in easing digestion, helping to boost energy levels, and eliminating harmful minerals from the body.
Green Peas — are high in fiber and rich with essential vitamins and minerals
Celery — a potent antioxidant — aids digestion in smooth, comfortable bowel movements
Cruciferous Vegetables Blend: (Spinach, Kale, Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower)
Your body can easily become overloaded with harmful stresses. Cruciferous vegetables are highly effective in protecting against those stresses — giving your body the tools it needs to be strong and healthy.
Spinach and Kale — these vitamin and mineral dense superfoods are not only high in protein and fiber — but they’re also vital in protecting your cells from harmful free radicals, boosting your cardiovascular health, and maintaining of healthy, younger looking skin.
Cabbage and Cauliflower have a potent alkalizing effect on the body. Rich in fiber and packed with nutrients giving your body the tools it needs to keep your heart strong and healthy.
Broccoli — has a ton of healthy plant omega-3s and supports a healthy immune system.
Nutrient-rich Alkalizing Green Leaf Blend: (Aloe leaf, peppermint leaf, green matcha leaf, parsley leaf, spearmint leaf, dulse leaf)
Green Matcha and Dulse Leaf are great for boosting your energy levels. Green Matcha is also rich in polyphenols which are shown to boost metabolism, support a healthy immune system, and combat signs of aging.
Peppermint, Parsley, and Spearmint Leaf stimulates healthy digestion, reducing gas and bloating.
Aloe Leaf ties the whole blend together by increasing your body’s ability to use certain vitamins more effectively.
Rising Energy is made of 3 unique blends of ingredients: Energy Blend, Performance Blend, and Brain Enhancing Blend. These ingredients work together so Rising Energy can provide the following:
- Helps promote natural, all-day energy — so you can spring out of bed feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day
- Helps improve focus — so your brain can perform at optimal levels
- Promotes better mood — giving you an overall sense of well-being
- Primes your muscles —so they can perform at their peak
- “Quick-Dissolve” Formula — a refreshing mixed berry taste with a hint of natural sweetness
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An Exotic Blend of Ingredients to Invigorate Your Body and Mind
This potent blend of ingredients invigorates your body and mind — allowing you to regain control of your mornings and boost your productivity. With Rising Energy by Urban Monk Nutrition, you no longer have to struggle with feeling drained even after getting a full night’s rest.
Traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda (an ancient practice from India) are two kinds of Eastern medicine that specifically deal with how energy--both physical and emotional--is affected by the food you consume. Let’s take a closer look at both of these practices, specifically in terms of how food affects your emotions. Think of it, not as emotional eating, but as eating to assist your emotions instead of to block them. In traditional Eastern medicine, good health is viewed through the...read moreDecember 4, 2018
Who is The Urban Monk?
After four years as a Taoist monk, Pedram decided to continue his practice out in the “real world,” and help other people attain health, happiness, and vitality.
The Urban Monk is also a Doctor of Oriental medicine, a Qi Gong master, and has spent decades studying the martial arts Kung Fu and Tai Chi.
What is Urban Monk Nutrition?
The Art of Stopping Time
More About Urban Monk Nutrition
Pedram wants to challenge and empower you to use nutrition to help you inspire others through your example of health and vitality.
Urban Monk Nutrition Alkalizing Greens
This “green machine” powder also supports a healthy immune system and promotes a sharp mind, better digestion, and clearer skin.
About Pedram Shojai, the Urban Monk
Pedram is also a father and husband. In his spare time, he’s a green-living warrior, an avid skier, and a biohacker who loves to constantly challenge himself by pushing his body and mind to reach their fullest potential.
The Urban Monk Nutrition Blog
Follow the Urban Monk Nutrition blog to stay up-to-date on ways to improve your health and vitality by implementing Eastern wisdom into your daily life. Turn off whatever episode of Vanderpump Rules you’re watching and learn the best health-boosting tips and tricks from Pedram Shojai’s book, The Urban Monk. Whether it’s the famous Qi Gong (pronounced chee-gong) practice that his students love, his quick meditation method, or his modern take on yoga — you’re going to get the tools necessary to not only live a more spiritual life with an open heart and inner peace, but you’ll also have a sharper mind, more energy, and a stronger-feeling body.
Former Taoist monk Pedram Shojai, often referred to as the Urban Monk, left his monastic life after realizing that meditating in the Himalayan mountains was all well and good — but his real life’s mission is helping real people combat the pressures of their everyday lives by using a spiritual practice to have inner peace and contentment on an emotional level. In addition to writing several self-help books, Pedram has the regularly updated Urban Monk Nutrition blog, which is always offering new tidbits for people to incorporate into their health journey and spiritual practice.
Check out the blog to find techniques on how to de-stress your body with easy loosening exercises, practice deep breathing exercises, and let your mind unwind in your own time, at your own pace.
From the Blog
Chaga Mushroom: Looks Ain’t Everything! (3 Incredible Health Benefits + A Tea Recipe)
The chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus) may look like a big, black scab, but this fungus that grows on trees can have incredible benefits. Benefits of chaga include treatment for digestive health, skin conditions, and stress. Chaga mushroom tea is a popular way to consume this incredible fungus; continue reading to learn how to make chaga tea and about the benefits of chaga tea. Read this Urban Monk blog to learn how chaga mushroom’s antioxidant content compares to antioxidant superfoods, what chaga coffee is, how to access chaga powder and chaga tincture, if there are any chaga side effects, and so much more.
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What is Feng Shui? (and how to improve your life with it!)
Eastern philosophy believes that feng shui is vital to health and wellbeing. Feng shui decor improves energy flow throughout your home or workspace — this is called chi energy flow. Feng shui philosophy originates from Ancient China and relies in part on the Taoist theory of yin and yang to create good energy for you to live a happier life.
Continue reading the Urban Monk blog for the feng shui definition (and how it can benefit you), feng shui bagua (which is essential to feng shui interior design!), how to feng shui living room spaces, feng shui bedroom spaces, more about feng shui colors, and essential components of successful feng shui design — so you can breath fresh energy into your life and the home you love.
From the Blog
The Strange Mystery and Benefits of Kefir
With the popularity of probiotics and probiotic foods, kefir has become a big probiotic point of interest. Kefir milk, made with kefir grains, has a sour taste and fizziness similar to kombucha, another popular probiotic drink. Health benefits of kefir are numerous and start with gut health, helping digestion and improving digestive health straight from the source. Kefir contains plenty of good bacteria, including the Lactobacillus strain, and is packed with other potent nutrients. Continue reading on the Urban Monk blog to learn more about kefir origins, exactly what is kefir (and why it’s the best thing you’ve never tried), kefir milk, how to make kefir on your own (the easy way), other probiotic foods to look out for, and even more.
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Chakras 101: What Are They And How Can You Use Them?
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You probably already know that calories are a source of energy in the human body, but did you know that chakras are too? In fact, there are 7 chakras aligned down the spine and each chakra stores energy. These are all different types of chakras, categorized as physical chakras (root chakra, sacral chakra, solar plexus chakra), spirit chakras (crown chakra, third eye chakra, throat chakra), and a bridge chakra (also known as the heart chakra). There are even unique chakra colors for each of the ones just mentioned. Chakras 101 has the low-down on all things chakra, so keep reading the Urban Monk blog to learn what each of your chakras means and how to balance them with the little-known, but super relaxing… chakra meditation.
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How Gratitude Makes You Happier (And Why Science Agrees!)
by Urban Monk
Expressing gratitude. Being thankful for the things in our lives that we love and cherish. It’s something we do around the holidays but might neglect for the other 10 months of the year. And besides being a tool for creating an open heart and allowing for spiritual growth — expressing gratitude has real, tangible benefits on your body and mind that you can feel in your everyday life. Gratitude can combat stress, improve your sleep, increase productivity, and even make it easier for you to exercise. It does this by helping your mind unwind and allowing you to have a sense of contentment and peace in this hectic modern world.
But how exactly can you create a daily gratitude habit? Learn how on the Urban Monk Nutrition blog, by the Urban Monk himself, Pedram Shojai.
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How to Relax Your Mind Like an Urban Monk
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With the constant “go, go, go” mentality of our modern world, do you find yourself too busy to relax? It makes sense. Because with work days getting longer and schedules getting more hectic, even folks who consider themselves zen masters can be frustrated. And when you can’t find time to fit your responsibilities into your day, it might seem impossible to squeeze in some time to relax your mind. But that’s where Pedram Shojai, the Urban Monk, comes in! You don’t need a 45-minute yoga practice or an hour-long meditation session to relax and find your zen. In fact, Pedram thinks you can add some zen to your life in only minutes a day. To learn how to relax with mere minutes using things like Qi Gong, meditation, and brief breathing exercises, continue reading on the Urban Monk blog.