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May 30 2021 Plant Based Yoga Poses-Rainy Day Slow Down-Baby Bok Choy

Our Practice-Plant Based Yoga Poses

Can you name some plant-based yoga poses?

NO…. I am not taking the vegan thing too far and suggesting that we only do poses named after plants! I have been getting excited about moving classes outside and thinking about practicing outdoors makes me think about tree pose. So many yoga poses are named after live mammals (warriors, animals) as well as reptiles and snakes…. but how many are named after plants? I decided to think about that today without googling it. Off the top of my head, I can think of tree and lotus. Can you help me out and name some more? I look forward to hearing from you!

Meanwhile, enjoy the sunshine, move your practice outside, and do tree pose, lotus and ……????

A couple of cues for doing tree:

· Take your tree, you can place foot on ankle, calf or thigh, just not on your knee. There are no yoga prizes for how high your foot goes. Be safe.

· Press foot against leg – leg into foot like squishing something in between, engage the core and find your drishti (the spot that doesn’t move).

· Maintain a sense of humor – remember this is yoga not the SATs, brain surgery or a competition!!

Meditation on Slowing Down

Sadly, it has been raining over this holiday weekend. Kind of a bummer. However, do you ever wake up on a rainy day with sometimes with a sense of relief? All the plans and activities that you should do and likely enjoy doing maybe sometimes can feel overwhelming? I know for me the excuse not to wake up at the crack of dawn, jump out of bed and go for my walk (which I love) sometimes feels like a rare treat. It got me thinking about how we put a lot of pressure and expectations on ourselves, even on our time off, even for “good stuff”. The need to “cram it all in”. So, perhaps think about turning the rainy day into a fun day with a good book, a blanket, and perhaps a few moments to slow down (then, when the rain slows, you can go for that walk!)

"Once she stopped rushing through life, she was amazed at how much more life she had time for" -Unknown

Nurturing with Food – Baby Bok Choy

If I had it my way, we would eat Asian stir fry and noodle bowls 2-3 times a week. Because I live in a house with others who are not as inclined, it does not always work out that way. When I am home alone, however, I can make and enjoy whatever I want. I came up with this quick dish when I found a bag of baby bok choy in our spare fridge when Pete went away. He would certainly make and enjoy it, but probably not as his whole dinner as I did with farro! Enjoy.

Link to recipe

I look forward to hearing from you, comments, questions, suggestions. Follow rockbriarfarm on facebook and Instagram!


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