Posts Written OnMarch 2015

pre-workout smoothie

I’m so proud of this smoothie creation! I invented it on the fly when I woke up late and risked missing a yoga class on the weekend. It powered me through an intense 1h15 minute class, so I officially deem this smoothie a great pre-workout snack/light meal. 3 cups almond milk or non-dairy milk 2 tbsp almond butter 1/2 cup of blueberry and raspberry mix banana 1 scoop of vegan protein powder 1 tbsp maple syrup Dash of cinamon I think some spinach and nutmeg could also go well in this smoothie as well. Enjoy y’all!

lentil veggie dish

A good way to spice up dreary lunches is by swapping that boring salad for a warm veggie dish. The lentils make this “salad” filling so you can also have it for a light dinner. 1 cup green or puy lentils 3 zucchinis, chopped 2 red peppers, cubed (rough chop) 4 cups spinach 1 avocado, diced 2 medium onions sliced 2 cloves of garlic, chopped 1/4 cup sundried tomatos 3 sprigs of fresh thyme 3 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper Preheat the oven at 400. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Toss the red peppers and zucchini in a bowl with…

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Over the last five months I’ve been exposed to different mantras in my yoga teacher training program, each one with their own unique benefits.  If you want to join me in the 21 day japa yoga challenge (daily chanting), consider one of the beautiful and powerful mantras below. Om Mani Padme Hum Behold! The Jewel of the Lotus. Behold the Path to your Dharma to transform the illusions of one’s self and unite with our heart’s true nature This is a gorgeous mantra that you can do following the music online here. It will get stuck in your head for…

5th chakra

This month we are working on our 5th chakra in my yoga teacher training, the chakra at the throat. The 5th chakra is called Vishuddha, which means pure or purification, and is the energy centre in the body that affects the throat, thyroid, rate of metabolism and vocal cords. WHAT IS THE 5TH CHAKRA & WHY SHOULD YOU CARE The Vishuddha chakra is responsible for communication and self-expression in writing and speech, truthful and pure relationships, and the ability to surrender personal will to divine will. It governs how we are able to connect our heart towards the Anja Chakra…

vata balancing smoothie

A couple of weeks ago I posted a recipe to help balance the Ayurvedic Dosha of Pitta. As I’m a Pitta-Vata, I thought I would make a smoothie that appeals to my crazy and lovely Vatas as well. WHAT IS VATA Every living creature on the planet is made up of the 5 elements. The doshas express patterns of energy that make each person by finding that person’s main composition of elements. The Vata dosha is defined by the inherent interaction and exchange between space and air – this dosha therefore governs movement in the body. The amount of space…