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Superfood Porridge Recipe

Ingredients (for two portions, adjust according to your appetites) 1 banana mashed 1 medium carrot finely grated 3/4 cup of porridge oats, gluten free preferably 2 tablespoons of broken walnuts 2 tablespoons of freshly ground linseed 1 1/2 cups of milk (plant, or organic dairy, avoid semi-skimmed) or water 1 tablespoon of shredded or desicated coconut 1 tablespoon of maca powder 2 tablespoon of goji berries, dried apricots, raisins Sprinkling of cinnamon Optional toppings: fresh or frozen blueberries, cacao nibs, pumpkin seeds, a drizzle of local honey. Method In a medium bowl, mash the banana until almost smooth. Place it into a medium pot. Peel the carrot. Using the fine grate hole on a box grater. Place the carrot into the pot with the banana. Add the oats, milk or water, walnuts , linseed, coconut, maca, goji berries...

Yogic Ways of Challenging Oppresion

 Yoga is not a religion or an exercise regime. Yoga offers a collection of practices for living a holistically healthy life. Having a sense of the wholeness of life means that we realise we are part of an interconnected whole, the web of life on this planet, and beyond. Yoga in the West is often centred around self care. However, yoga practice in its widest sense is actually much more concerned with the care and wellbeing of ALL sentient beings, the life on the whole of this planet. The work that we do to improve ourselves is actually work that is in service to all our fellow human and sentient beings. This is exemplified by the Shanti Path, or Peace Mantra, one of the most...

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What is Oppression and Why Do I Need to Know About It? Part 1

Understanding Oppression to Understand How to Create A Better WorldThe experience of going through the restrictions of lockdown seems to have caused a collective contemplation. Due to the brutal murder of George Floyd, the group mind, has been called to focus on the subject of racism, in particular, and oppression in general, as an area that needs our attention.As I explained in the Black Lives Matter article, it’s my firm belief that by individually and collectively addressing the problem of systemic oppression, we have a chance of creating “the more beautiful world we all know in our hearts is possible”.In this two-part article (part 2 next week) I will explore what oppression is, why we are all complicit and what we can do about it....

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Black Lives Matter

We are emerging from lockdown, into a new world. We've taken a break, from burning excessive amounts of oil, petrol and aviation fuel. Some of us have put on hold unnecessary buying and consuming. We had to sit at home with fewer distractions and be with ourselves. It's given us time to pause and reflect. What is really important? What is actually going on? What really matters?The Black Lives Matter movement epitomises everything that we need to realise and change in order to move towards a more just, humane and sustainable world. It is a stark fact, but right now we need to make a leap in our evolution to meet the enormous challenges of the sixth mass extinction. It's my belief that by recognising,...

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fascia as a sensory organ

Fascinating Fascia Part 2: Fascia as a Sensory Organ

In part one of Fascinating Fascia we found out what fascia is. If you haven’t read this article, have a look here. In a nutshell, fascia is a body wide, three-dimensional interconnected web of sliding, fluid filled tissue. It cushions and connects each and every muscle, bone, organ, nerve and blood vessel. Every movement within the fascial web affects the web as a whole, due to its biotensegrity structure. Fascia As an Sensory Organ Scientists used to think that fascia was inert, just packing material. Yet we now know that fascia is highly enervated. New research is discovering that there are more sensory nerve endings in the fascia than there are in the eye or the skin. This recent revelation means that fascia may be viewed as...