Today’s mantra is Child’s Pose and Chia seeds. If your feeling a little bit low on energy, then try switching from your power Vinyasa asana practice to more of a restorative Yoga session and maybe try adding some Chia seeds in to your diet. Sprinkle on your porridge or salads, or add in to your smoothie. Chia seeds are packed with Omega’s which are not only great for your body, the 3 Omega-3 fatty acids in Chia seeds have been proven in increase brain function and decrease depression. So, incorporating chia into your diet on a regular basis helps not just your physical health but also your mental health.
These little bitty seeds also assist in weight loss as well as reducing glucose levels which can benefit diabetics.1 My whole family has benefited from its addition to our meals, the seeds could also be a solution to reducing sugar cravings. Many people consume chia before a meal to reduce hunger. Any how, if your still not convinced, take a further read and maybe pick up some next time your at the super market and try them out yourself.
For more info on Chia Seeds.
I absolutely love my Teeki Yoga pants- the fresh gorgeous colors and patterns brighten up my day. Check out my Ganesha Pants- removing obstacles during my fore-arm wheel. x
lululemon athletica, New Zealand Ambassadors.
The sun rises on lululemon athletica New Zealand. Check out this wonderful video of us Kiwi Yoga ambassadors doing a sun rise salute.
Got Almond Milk?
When I lived in Canada years back, I discovered this light fabulous variation to milk. It tasted so great with any muesli or in your smoothies. But since returning back to New Zealand I haven’t been buying Almond milk as it is really expensive in the health food shops. Here is how you can make your very own almond milk. It is so easy!! Click above on “Got almond milk” to find out how.
Looking forward to talking to, laughing/ spending time with you and of course doing Yoga with you in the New Year 2013. Wishing you all love, health and happiness xox Love Sophie
Dr Libby’s Essential women’s health weekend.
Last weekend I had the ultimate privilege to work with Dr Libby Weaver, Holistic Nutritionist and published author of ‘Real food chef’, ’Accidentally overweight‘ and ‘The rushing women’s syndrome’
Dr Libby’s Essential Women’s Health Weekend, not only offered exceptional nutrition, easy to understand science of the body, hormonal and lifestyle knowledge, but also an experience and reminder of how it feels when your body is calm and centered, I thought it was so incredible and for myself, the main gift from the weekend was empowerment, every single women there that weekend felt reconnected to their femininity and ready to live a full life with a great abundance of health and wellness. Just wonderful!
During the weekend I taught two restorative Yoga classes, such a great way to introduce conscious breath work and to show case Yoga and all its magnificent benefits.
Dr. Libby Weaver is a goddess and is so generous in sharing her wealth of knowledge with the world, I thoroughly enjoyed teaching Yoga for her ladies and getting to know them during the weekend. For more information about Dr Libby and Holistic nutrition click here Dr Libby’s website: