8-ish Cardamom pods
1 x Red onion (chopped)
Garlic (3-4 cloves, chopped)
1 x red chilli (chopped finely)
Dried mixed berries (handful)
1 x Aubergine (diced)
Parsley (handful, chopped)
Mint (handful, chopped)
1 x can chopped tomatoes
1 x can green lentils
Salt and pepper
-Crush the cardamom pods
-Sautée with red onion in salt and oil
-Add garlic, chilli, green peppercorns to the pan
-Add dried spices, toss all ingredients together
-Add dried mixed berries and aubergine, sautée
-Add chopped mint and parsley
-Blitz can of tomatoes in the food processor
-Add lentils and tomatoes into the pan
-Simmer, adding water occasionally, reducing.
-While the curry is reducing (the longer the better) cook...
My home practice has certainly evolved over the years, much of my strength and flexibility has been cultivated at home-by returning to the mat as regularly as I can. Initially it consisted of short 20 or 30 minute sessions, nowadays it's in the region of 2-3 hours daily. My flexibility has not been a walk in the park and still something I work on tirelessly as Im not naturally flexible. Same goes for strength. They have both evolved gradually over time and I find my body able for things now which I never thought possible-which has taught me never to...
A large amount of us suffer from kyphosis. A postural problem which is easy to spot; a rounding in the upper (thoracic) spine, a 'hunching' if you will. This is present in pretty much everyone (unless you're a trained ballerina or have been practising yoga for a loooong time). It's a life long subconscious muscle pattern which is difficult (not impossible) to break. So in the post I'm going to go over some factors which may influence it and some conscious awareness and yoga poses which can help to overcome it-once practised regularly of course.
First thing is, try to establish...
Workshop: Heart Reset
Sunday September 17th 3-5pm// €20
I'm delighted to announce an upcoming workshop in collaboration with Green Beards! This is a 2 hour long investment into the heart chakra-including a complementary Green Love cold pressed juice from Green Beards Juicery. For those of you that don't know, Green Beards is an amazing cold-pressed juice company with 2 stores in Ranelagh and Donnybrook. They have a diverse menu of juices, smoothies and even juice cleanses. The Green Love juice is an alkaline blend which aims to balance the pH levels in the body-a great way to relieve heart burn. So we...
I'm sure everyone can relate to having those moments of doubt. Second guessing yourself and wondering if you're good enough. For me this has to be one of the most reoccurring themes in my life. I think, subconsciously I have just let it happen over the years and only now at the tender age of 30 am I trying to become fully aware of it and stop it in its tracks. Easier said than done of course. The inner voice of self worth destruction is not at all an easy one to shut up. So this voice belittles you,...