Mango and Blackberry Salad with Ginger

Mango and Blackberry Salad with Ginger

I was in the mood for something really tasty and refreshing the other day and, glancing at the ingredients I had on hand, decided to make this mix of fruits and veggies to go with my homemade veggie smoothie and spelt-crusted pizza for lunch. At first I was going to slice the cucumber and radish … Continue reading

Quote of the Day: Zenji

Quote of the Day: Zenji

“Life and death are of supreme importance. Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost. Each of us should strive to awaken. Awaken. Take heed, do not squander your life.” ~ Dogen Zenji This life given to us is a unique opportunity to grow and learn – we can do a lot with the time … Continue reading

Yoga Poses: Vajrasana

Yoga Poses: Vajrasana

Vajrasana ‘thunderbolt pose’ is a basic seated pose that has powerful internal benefits to the mind, body, and spirit. Kneel on the floor with your knees and feet together, heels separated and buttocks sitting comfortably in the seat of the feet, heels touching the hips. If this is not comfortable, use a pillow, bolster, or rolled … Continue reading

Quote of the Day: Gandhi

Quote of the Day: Gandhi

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi Have a lovely Wednesday, xo

Yoga Poses: Natarajasana

Yoga Poses: Natarajasana

Natarajasana ‘Lord Shiva’s pose’ is a standing balancing pose that opens the chest, the lungs, and the heart, stimulating the anahata (4th, heart) chakra. Standing tall, centered, and in alignment, breathe deeply and find peace and focus. Find a spot in front of you to keep your gaze on as you move into the pose. … Continue reading

Pinto and Navy Bean Soup

Pinto and Navy Bean Soup

Spring has definitely sprung, but amidst grey skies and cool winds the other day a big bowl of soup was in order. I decided on a delicious bean soup and, feeling my body a bit yang-dominant as of late, I was compelled to add some yin strained tomato to the pot to balance it out. My … Continue reading

Quote of the Day: Dalai Lama

Quote of the Day: Dalai Lama

“With the realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.” ~ Dalai Lama Enjoy your Friday and have a lovely weekend! xo

Yoga Poses: Ardha Chandrasana (Anjaneyasana)

Yoga Poses: Ardha Chandrasana (Anjaneyasana)

Ardha Chandrasana ‘half moon pose’ is also known as Anjaneyasana ‘low lunge pose’ is one of the main components of the traditional Surya Namaskar ‘Sun Salutations’ flow. (You can watch a time-lapsed video of Surya Namaskar on my Instagram here.) From a standing position, use the inhale to raise the arms overhead, lengthening the spine, and then … Continue reading