I was always practicing regularly (maybe every other day), but recently I have made the commitment to practice every single day.
It doesn’t have to be a 90min practice every day, sometimes it can be even just 20min, sometimes in the morning, sometimes in the evening, I don’t want rules, I just want to listen carefully to what I need, every day.
Practicing yoga is my tool to stay grounded, focused, and calm. It makes my body and mind feel strong and alive, it keeps me energised and positive.
It also helps me remain in front of reality, and facing challenges (calmly…) rather than denying them.
That commitment in itself is a challenge, and a practice of everyday, on and off the mat!
Yoga has been a wonderful tool to teach me how to respect my body and to become aware of what it needs.
There was a time when I was not very nice to my body (thus to myself), and was denying its need of care, rest or food.
Being more in touch with it and listening carefully to what it has to say has made me want to take care of it.
This is why I am excited to share with you today this lovely recipe, inspired from the book “Raw food, Real World” by Sarma Melngailis and Matthew Kenney .
½ cup dried figs
½ cup dates
2 TBSP Orange juice
½ Cup Agave syrup
½ cup Sunflower seeds
2 ½ Cups Almonds
2 cups Pecans
1 ½ Cup pumpkin seeds
½ cup Goji berries
A pinch of salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 TBSP Ground ginger
Soak almonds, pecans, pumpkin seeds together in water for about 4h.
Soak the sunflower seeds for about 2h.
Soak figs and dates in water for about 1h, keep the soaking water.
Put the figs and dates in the food processor (with the S blade), process and add some of the soaking water until it forms a paste, add the agave syrup, cinnamon, ginger and salt.
Cut the pears in chunks and put them in the food processor with the paste. Add the orange juice. Blend well.
Remove from the food processor and reserve.
Put all the nuts and seeds in the food processor, Mix briefly, just to break them down. It should stay chunky.
In a bowl, mix the nuts and seeds with the fruit paste, add the goji berries.
Spread the mixture onto 2 teflex sheets and dehydrate at 115°F (40°C) for about 6h.
Then remove from the teflex sheet and place on the mesh screen, dehydrate for another 12h, or more, until crunchy and completely dry.
Break into pieces and store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Me voilà de retour!
Non pas de longues vacances d’été, mais plutôt d’un été, frais, à Londres, à avoir le temps de prendre le temps.
Du temps pour la pratique du Yoga.
Du temps pour penser.
Du temps pour me repositionner, tirer et déterminer mes intentions et objectifs.
Du temps pour créer.