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Thursday, 22 November 2012

When I grow up....

My article on Philip Askew on the Africa yoga Project page:)

AYP had the pleasure of hosting Phillip Askew in Kenya during the first week of November. Personally, I had never heard about him but I was ready or so I thought.
His way of teaching is quite different and that is the one class where I can openly admit to having done watch poses, as Moses calls them, for half the class. I was not alone, at least, because there’s something about having everyone making hilarious effort towards flowing during a yoga class. At the end of the class, I had one word for it- Murder.
But I did wonder what it would take to move my yoga practice to the next level. I appreciate the fact that Phillip is absolutely talented and I am positive it takes a lot of practice to get there. People have varying reasons for doing yoga- my reasons have evolved over the two year period that I have done yoga. I can barely do a wheel (I feel so heavy and can’t lift myself upJ ) Once during community class, I fell over forwards on someone else trying to do a headstand without a wall for support, and I realized I just was not ready to do that pose just yet. Thankfully no one got hurt, but it did make for a funny moment there. What’s life if you can’t take a few moments to laugh at yourself, right?
But after Phillip’s class, I could do a shoulder stand, transition it into a bridge pose, move it up a notch to a cow pose and do the basic of all basic wheel poses. Oh, not forgetting a headstand on my forearms…with the wall for support of course! How is that for progress?
I did some research on Phillip; turns out he has 11 years of yoga practice under his belt. When I found that out, I laughed because it made sense now that he is so good and flexible and can really fly.
 But, thank you Phillip Askew for showing me what my yoga practice can evolve into! I only hope I can get there much sooner.

Check it out here

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Vegetable salsa

This is one of the easiest salads to prepare. I love salads, they add color and flavour and jazz up the plainest of meals.

Here's what you need:
  • Avocado, diced
  • Tomatoes, diced or quartered (as you wish)
  • Onions ( I prefer mine sliced into half rings- it looks nicer)
  • Cucumber, diced
  • Capsicum, sliced
  • Dhania (optional)

For the dressing:
  • Natural yoghurt
  • Honey 
  • Sage (or oregano, thyme, short, any herb that tickles your fancy:)

How to:
  • Mix together all the vegetables
  • Mix the ingredients for the salad dressing and pour over the vegetables
  • Toss lightly and allow to sit for a few minutes so that the flavours can intergrate
  • Serve up and enjoy
  •  I am thinking of using this to create a sandwich with either fried or boiled egg. Should be     interesting!
  • You can also add lettuce leaves if you like.

Colour blocking made simpler...

The weather of late has been a bit unpredictable, which makes dressing a hassle. The key is wearing pieces that you can easily take off as the weather changes- in this case I opted for the Ethiopianesque scarf and the coral sweater cinched in with a yellow belt, against a white background and goldish ballerinas.

Life becomes simply colorful that way:)

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Outfit roundup!

Practising my fierce pose!

Cerise or raspberry or pink?

Love the backdrop!

I hadn't noticed how lovely the back of this dress is, i.e. low cut!

Silver gifted chain and fox earrings...metal contrast!

Monday morning thoughts