Month: September 2011

Spiced plum and quinoa breakfast

Spiced plum and quinoa breakfast

With the crisp cold autumn mornings my body is really craving warm, sweet and spicy foods. we also have so many plums coming in our veg box because they are till in season, so rather than adding the plums to yogurt or putting them in 

Navasana – boat pose – for core strength

Navasana – boat pose – for core strength

Navasana or boat pose, is one f those yoga postures that usually gets a few sighs of frustration  in classes. I myself use to struggle with it… shaking, holding my breath and just not being able to straighten my legs. The good news however is 

Purple Autumn Smoothies

Purple Autumn Smoothies

Here in England the blackberries are ripe and juicy in the hedges, meaning that rather than the usual green smoothie, we tend to have purple smoothies in the autumn. Apparently when Banjo was a racing dog,  he is use to stand with his front paws 

My local health food shop: The Beanbag

My local health food shop: The Beanbag

I use to think of Health Food Shops as musty places with jars of herbs where hippy people and artistic women in tie-dye clothing did some of their food and medicine shopping. My sister Dr Riekie Smit, who lives in South Africa and whom I 

Wheat-free recipes from Curly Kel’s kitchen

Wheat-free recipes from Curly Kel’s kitchen

Firstly, let me introduce my new guest blogger Curly Kel. Kel is a fellow yoga teacher who lives on the Isle of Man. This lady is very talented when it comes to making healthy food taste amazing! My husband and I were lucky enough to 

Yoga leg warmers knitting pattern

Yoga leg warmers knitting pattern

So these are not strictly yoga leg warmers, but this is a yoga blog, and I’m going to wear them for doing yoga in the winter. So these are my yoga leg warmers pattern, go ahead and make yourself a pair. Yoga and knitting go 

Changing of seasons & a weekend away

Changing of seasons & a weekend away

If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results. ~Jack Dixon This weekend whilst in Devon visiting family, I really started to notice the changing of the season with leaves changing colour, apples turning red on 

Ethical shopping at my favourite shop: Indigo

Ethical shopping at my favourite shop: Indigo

I do enjoy a bit of shopping! As a visual person, dressing nicely is important to me, but as a yogi so is conscious shopping. Of course I can’t deny that I have not been tempted by the mass-produced worryingly low-priced clothes of certain stores,