5cm (2in) piece fresh ginger, peeled
Juice of ½ lime or lemon
½ tsp sea salt
Slice the ginger as thinly as possible into a jar or small bowl, squeeze over the lime juice and mix in the salt and honey.
Allow to marinate for an hour or so if you’d like the flavours to mingle or enjoy immediately. Chew and savour a few slices up to 15 minutes before you’d like to tuck into lunch or dinner.
For a quick one-person prep, grate a small amount of fresh ginger onto a spoon, add a squeeze of lime and a pinch of rock salt and chew chew chew!
What are the benefits of a slower Yoga practice?
Emerging research suggests several important benefits of slow, mindful movement practices.
Scientists are starting to understand the benefits slow movement has on important
systems involved in the regulation of energy including:
Improves energy – Metabolism – The Immune System – The Pain Response System
Body Temperature Regulation – Hormones
If you have low energy or feel fatigued or exhausted, slow movement may help reduce fatigue, nourish your body, and improve your energy.
Slow, mindful Yoga trains your nervous system to build resilience, adapt to stressors, develop greater patience, and improve overall health and wellbeing.
Dealing with Chronic Pain?
Perhaps one of the most exciting developments in recent years regarding the benefits of slow movement is in the field of chronic pain.
Chronic pain has baffled the medical community. It is a growing public health problem. But science is starting to understand that slow, mindful movement can begin to unravel pain signals, reduce sensitization, and reorganize the nervous system.
This in turn helps to develop a more functional and accurate connection between
the body and mind so that chronic pain is reduced, this process fosters the “rest and digest” or parasympathetic nervous system response, which is helpful for reducing chronic pain.
Eases symptoms of Depression.
Holger Cramer, a prolific German yoga researcher, suggests that yoga can significantly ease the symptoms of depression. Improves nervous system function Decreases stress hormones Activates attention networks Reduces emotional reactivity Reduces dysfunctional thoughts Enhances positive psychological characteristics Here’s what one of his studies says specifically about the benefits of yoga for depression: Improves nervous system function Decreases stress hormones Activates attention networks Reduces emotional reactivity Reduces dysfunctional thoughts Enhances positive psychological characteristics
The Rest and Digest response of the nervous system is essential for digestion. It is a below the-level of consciousness function of the parasympathetic nervous system. Through slow, mindful movement, self compassion, kindness, and prioritizing
self-care, the body can override stress
signals and improve digestion.
Diabetes, Heart Disease, Arthritis?
There is some interesting research suggesting that slow, mindful practice can be beneficial to many chronic conditions. While fast yoga may support cardiovascular fitness, slow yoga practice does something different – it develops “interoceptive awareness,” or the capacity to feel into your body and make good
choices based on a deeper selfunderstanding.
As a culture, we are facing a health crisis from the effects of chronic stress, and the medical system doesn’t have all the answers.
Stress is relieved by learning how to better regulate your nervous system.
Hello lovely ones, so on 21st June i had the most wonderful day having a photo shoot with Annmarie King, the first one i have ever had and she helped me feel totally relaxed and beautiful.. This is one of the pics created for my branding for my business Radiant Woman. I don’t really put too many pictures of me out there but as a self employed Woman i realize this is needed to promote my business so I thought, why not have some that i love and i am proud of.
Going through the choosing process it dawned on me how far i have come, so i wanted to write a little bit about my journey.
What you see here is a 52 Year old Woman who, no matter what has followed her heart, i don’t want praise or recognition for my journey and to tell my story would be a book but i want to share this small part of the Mountain i have climbed with You in the hope of Inspiring you in times when it feels like all is lost.
I am You if you have suffered at the hands of bullies.
I am you if You have been in an unbearably unhappy marriage.
I am you if You have been controlled and manipulated in relationships.
I am You if you have experienced miscarriage
I am You if you have cried yourself to sleep at night with worry.
I am You if you have been through the most heart wrenching divorce.
I am You if you are a single parent struggling to survive and studying to make a better life for you and your children.
I am You if you have held the hand of your parent when they took their last breath..
I am You if your best friend in the world is diagnosed with Cancer.
I am You if your have been brought to your knees, more times than one.
I am You if you suffer with Depression and struggle to drag yourself out of bed some days.
I am You if you are in debt.
I am You if you have been an addict.
I am You if your child got into drugs.
I am You if you were told you were nothing.
I am You if you are homeless and have lost everything.
I am You if you suffer with low self esteem and low self worth.
I am You if you lost someone you love dearly.
I am You if you if you are in the dark night of the Soul.
I am You if you want to get up one more time.
I am You if you know you deserve more.
What i offer through Radiant Woman, through the mountains i have climbed is HOPE.
Thankyou for taking the time to read my post.
Namaste – I see the light in you ❤️🙏❤️