Yes, that’s quite a long name but it sounds good, doesn’t it? This smoothie recipe comes from a cookbook called Eating Clean in Costa Rica (softcover). As I looked through my review copy, I found lots of easy, healthy foods that the book describes as “farm-to-table” recipes and there are 108 to choose from for breakfast and brunch, […]
Did you know that over 200 million people worldwide wake up every day and hit the mat?With so many joining in on the same activity, it makes you wonder what all the fuss is about? In today’s post, we discuss the amazing benefits of yoga and why you should be hitting the mat as often as possible.
Why To Practice
If you ask anyone why they practice yoga, answers will surely differ. For some, yoga strengthens their body and mind. For others, it’s an outlet to help bring a sense of call into their lives. It’s a way to unite the mental and physical, to reduce stress, to ease anxiety, to increase flexibility and create a closer relationship with your body.
Yoga can be practiced at any age and any level. If you fear that you can’t move the way you once did, fear not. It’s amazing how you can train your body to move the way you want…
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When people think of yoga, they generally think of a form of exercise. Yoga is way more than that! Yoga is really about the way you live your life, it is in our everyday experiences and interactions. Yes, within yoga there are exercises, or postures you can do to build strength and stamina, amongst other […]
I decided to make porridge this afternoon for breakfast ( I woke up late.) The recipe is super simple, quick and easy to make. Porridge oats release energy slowly so you feel fuller for longer. Porridge is amazing because it keeps you going for longer. 1. Take a pan pour in 2 cups of milk […]
4 large carrots
1 tin cooked chickpeas, drained
1 tbsp. raisins
2 tbsp. coriander
1/2 lemon juiced
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
A pinch of sea salt
A handful of fresh rocket/greens
**Mix together carrots, chickpeas, raisins, rocket/greens and coriander.
**Mix lemon, oil, salt………add dressing to salad and enjoy!
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The Cobra pose sStretches muscles in the shoulders, chest, and abdominals. Also, decreases the stiffness of the lower back. Lie on your stomach on a mat/floor with your hands under your shoulders and fingers facing forward. Legs should be straight and toes pointed. Engage your abs to support the spine. Gently exhale. Press your hips into […]
Prep this healthy breakfast the night before and wake up to creamy Banana Cocoa Overnight Oats.
It sure is a lot harder getting out of bed on these dark, cold winter mornings! Which is exactly why creating a healthy morning ritual is so important! Don’t get me wrong…..there are mornings, especially during my week day, that I am dragging myself out from the warmth and comfort of my duvet!
But once my feet hit the floor, I know I’ll be on my way to a better day! Taking an extra hour for me, while the house is still quiet really does feel rejuvenating!
Early mornings are when I prefer to focus on my personal Yoga practice. I love practicing Yoga before I start my work day! Stretching out my back, legs, arms, and, loosening up my hips, helps start my day off refreshed and energized! Focusing on releasing stress and controlling my breathing prepares me to take on the days challenges!
If you are able to find a morning Yoga class that fits your schedule you will not be disappointed! If you are new to Yoga and prefer to practice at home, but don’t know where to start, take a look on-line. There are many amazing, gentle Yoga videos to follow along to.
So roll out your mat, dim the lights, add a relaxing playlist, and start your day off right!