Caring for ourselves honors the sacred within us.
Give Your Workout a Jumpstart
Get Out of Your Workout Rut
o Like to do your own routine at home or at the gym?
o Wonder if you’re doing it right?
o Just doing the same old thing?
o Stuck in a rut of not caring for your body?
o Like yoga but don’t want to go to a class all the time?
o Have some aches and pains that need attention?
If you’ve answered YES to any of these questions, then my Spring Special is for you! It’s so easy to end up doing the same thing over and over. Give your workout a jumpstart. Stay tuned for details….
More Spring Things ~
Favorite Dandelions; Web of Life; Peas in the Garden
This inspired recipe is worth spending $3.29 for a fresh bunch of organic dandelion greens, if you've eliminated them from your garden like we have. Otherwise go pick some fresh. These greens provide gentle liver detox.
- 1 bunch fresh, washed, chopped dandy greens
- chopped organic yellow onion or sweet onion - I like onion so I used 1/2 large
- celtic sea salt to taste, coarse, about 1/2 tsp or to taste
- grass fed ghee, about 1.5 t. or so
- toasted organic pine nuts, about 1/4 c.
Melt the ghee over moderate heat in medium sized skillet. When the pan is warmed, add the chopped onion and sea salt, stir. Saute until soft, about 5 - 10 minutes. You can cover the pan if you want and add some broth to coax the onion soft. Meantime place the pine nuts on a tray. Toast in a 200 degree oven, about 10 minutes or till golden and fragrant. When the onion is softened to your liking, stir in the greens. You could also add a clove of chopped garlic. Give it about 3-5 minutes to saute. Adjust seasonings. Before serving, toss in the pine nuts. Give thanks for our blessed liver.
Web of Life
One easy-to-understand model of Yoga philosophy (link below) helps us recognize that our human experience is a web of interconnectedness. We can easily see this in our physical body: our cardio-vascular health affects our vitality and energy levels; our state of mind affects our clarity; our mood influences our thinking; our digestion affects everything....
My certification as a Viniyoga Yoga Therapist was built on this and other practical models. You'll experience this wisdom informing my work.
Peas in the Garden
Paul, no longer with us in body, taught me to soak peas before planting them. He said to get them in in February. In February, here in S. Oregon, we get a taste of spring: some mild sunny days, Lenten Roses bloom, the call of geese returning. Planting peas in February has always worked for us. Plus your garden receives nitrogen from growing peas. Hope you are fed by this season.
Here's how: Dampen a chlorine free paper towel. Place the dried peas inside. Roll it up like a joint. Place inside a plastic bag. Check every couple of days until the peas start to germinate. When their roots appear plant them outside in your garden.
Anticipate the arrival of your abundant crop of peas.