New………..Gentle Stretch / Yoga for Seniors

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It’s never too late to start Yoga.  Maybe you have done classes before but have had some challenges that have prevented you from attending regular classes….and you need to ease yourself back with a gentle class.

Do you want to improve your Balance, Flexibility and Strength?

Learn simple postures that will give you immediate benefits for a variety of health concerns.  Feel fully supported by an experienced teacher, using the wall, chairs and props to help you access the postures with ease.

Thursday afternoons  3-4pm. at Boreen Point Yoga Studio, 66 Laguna Street. Limit of 10 students,  $15 per session  Enquiries   0428749935

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Indian Eggplant Dip

Indian Eggplant Dip1 medium sized eggplant

3 tablespoons of butter

2 teaspoons of ground coriander

1 finger of fresh turmeric grated or 1/2 teaspoon of powdered turmeric

1/2 teaspoon of cumin seeds

1 clove of minced garlic

1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

1/2 a cup of chopped fresh tomato or drained canned tomato

1/2 teaspoon of Himalayan salt

1/4 cup of natural yoghurt

Cut eggplant in half and bake at 175 c for 45 minutes or until soft.                                       Toast spices in butter for 2 minutes.  Add tomato and cook for 5 minutes.                             Discard eggplant skin and place pulp and all ingredients in blender to combine.           Serve chilled.

The Path of Yoga

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Lead me from dreaming to waking.

Lead me from opacity to clarity.

Lead me from complicated to simple.

Lead me from obscure to obvious.

Lead me from intention to attention

Lead me from what I’m told I am to what I see I am.

Lead me from confrontation to wide openness.

Lead me to the place I never left.

Where there is peace, and peace.

Upanishads

Printmaking for the Floating Land event.

In June 2013 the local Cootharaba artists held an exhibition in the Sailing club during the Floating Land Event at Boreen Point, SEQld.  It was a fantastic experience working as a group bringing together a broad range of talent.  I used photography and printmaking with my aim being to combine my yoga and artistic practices.  These images were made by rolling ink onto a sheet of glass; then placing a sheet of paper over the ink and drawing onto the back to produce a one off print.

Padmasana - Lotus

Lotus – Padmasana

Cobra - Bhujangasana

Cobra – Bhujangasana

Peacock - Pincha Mayurasana

Peacock – Pincha Mayurasana

Cow - Gomukhasana

Cow – Gomukhasana

Superfood Bliss Balls

I recently bought a fantastic book on Superfoods – The food and medicine of the future by David Wolfe.  The majority of the foods are easily available and ready to incorporate into a healthy diet.  I have adapted a bliss ball recipe to make the most of some of these ingredients.  Rest assured they are delicious and simple to make by hand and beat munching on a biscuit with your cuppa!

Superfood Bliss Balls

SUPERFOOD BLISS BALLS

1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup hemp seeds
1/2 cup chopped almonds and/or walnuts
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon cacao powder
1 tablespoon cacao nibs
1 tablespoon maca powder
2 teaspoons bee pollen
1/2 cup of unhulled tahini
2 tablespoons honey
6 marjoola dates pitted and chopped
1 tablespoon molasses
1 tablespoon rose water
1/2 cup desiccated cocnut

Blend altogether without pureeing.  It is good to use hands and knead.  Roll into balls and then roll in coconut.

Small porcelain bowl from Telena Rogers.