Did you know that the green tops of vegetables such as carrots and radishes make excellent green smoothies? In carrots the commonly eaten root is higher in sugar and water and much lower in vitamins and minerals compared to the green tops, the nutritive value of which exceeds that of the root by many times. However the [...]
Archive for July, 2010
Often we don’t notice the treasures that are closest to us. If you’re craving a change of scenery but don’t have time to escape to a tropical paradise or take an extended weekend, give one of your local beaches, creeks or national parks a go and discover the beauty that lies on your back doorstep. It has deepened my appreciation of where I live and given so much back to me at times when I want a little stillness.
Doing yoga on beaches, in the forest and on rocks near eucalypt-surrounded waterfalls, I felt as if the surroundings leant a spiritual power to my practice. Nature truly is our greatest comforter, teacher and friend. The mind-clearing, nerve-soothing effects of yoga seem to be magnified many times when practised outdoors, and seemingly more so out of the city away from the collective frenetic energy of civilisation.