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October News

Each month we share topics from all things yoga, books, recipes, essential oils, events and happenings that I hope you enjoy and find the content interesting.

So, thank you for joining me on this roller coaster called “life” and please let me know if there is something specific you would like included each month.

Pose for this Month – Tadasana : Mountain Pose

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The importance and depth of this pose is often overlooked as most believe it is simply standing.  Tapping into your ability to keep your feet firmly on the ground, stand up for yourself, improve posture and find your sense of security are all long term benefits of this beautiful pose.  See the Blog Post on the website www.pureheartyogaretreat.com


Essential Oils to enhance Tadasana

Muladhara, the base chakra is our connection with the earth, our grounding with the activities of our life.  To assist us to connect with this space during our yoga practice and especially with Tadasana/Mountain Pose we can use oils that are grounding, strengthening and centering.  Try something like Perfect Potions Balance Chakra blend of patchouli, lavender, cedarwood Atlas, black pepper, vetiver & sweet orange.  You could also choose any one of these combined in a oil burner or add a few drops to a base oil and massage prior to your yoga practice.

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Featured Book – IKIGAI  :  The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

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 The people of Japan believe that everyone has an ikigai – a reason to jump out of bed each morning.  This little book is a wonderful read that gives you the life-changing tools to discover your personal ikigai.  By finding your passion and purpose for life and allowing these to flow freely into your life and those around you.

What you love, what you are good at, what you can be paid for & what the world needs all make up your ikigai.  Look out for this amazing gem!

 


 

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Live your life passionately & with gratitude
Love with an open heart and mind
     Let go and embrace the life you were born to live


Beautiful Blues of the World

                                 Summer in France                                              Winter in Brisbane


Recipe this month – Asparagus and Goat’s Cheese Frittata

20180806_103200For those of us that love eggs in our diet as a lighter alternative to other protein, this frittata is a great way to use up vegetables in the fridge. 

The goat cheese is optional but for those living in the Deux Sevres area of France we are spoilt with choice on goat cheeses.

Ingredients to Serve 2
3 large asparagus spears, sliced thinly
4 large eggs
1/2 tsp salt and good pinch of pepper
1/2 tsp lemon zest
8 large fresh mint leaves, shredded
1/2 tsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp butter of ghee
1/2 small/med onion, peeled and chopped
40g crumbly goat’s cheese

Blanch the asparagus in a bowl of boiling water for 1-2 minutes or until cooked to your liking, then drain. Whisk the eggs with the seasoning, lemon zest and mint.

Preheat the grill to 180C (or medium).

Heat the oil and butter or ghee in a small non-stick omelette or pancake pan (approx 15cm) with a  heatproof handle. Add the onion, cook until soft and turning golden at the edges.  Add the asparagus, whisked eggs and goat’s cheese to the pan.  Turn the head down as low as possible, cover and cook for 2-4 minutes.  Uncover and cook until the frittata feels firm about 3/4 the way up.

Remove the pan from the hob and place under the grill. Grill until the top is lightly browned and has puffed up.
This recipe is from my favourite recipe book Anjum’s “Eat right for your body type”.
The super healthy diet inspired by Ayurveda

Wishing you all a wonderful month ahead and looking forward to your feedback and comments.
 

Namaste, x Maria

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