YOGA POSE TO TRY ...WARRIOR I
Warrior I pose, also known as Virabhadrasana, will help support your posture, as well as opening up the hips and the shoulders. In fact, it stretches the entire front of the body. Practicing this pose often will help to improve stamina and enhance balance and coordination.
Additionally, this pose helps to strengthen the muscles in your thighs, ideal for those who participate in high impact activities, such as running.
Begin in Mountain Pose, also known as Tadasana, standing straight, arms at your sides and feet a hip-width apart.
Ensure that you are taking slow, deep breaths, and that your attention is solely on the present moment. Turn your body to the left and take your left foot one big stride away from your right foot. Turn your right foot outwards 90 degrees and turn your left foot inwards to 45 degrees. The heel of your left foot should be aligned with the arch of your right foot. Shift your weight to your left leg and push through the left heel as you bend your right knee. The right shin should be facing the floor
Bring your arms up over your head towards the sky, feel the sides of your body lengthen and grow. Your arms should be parallel with palms facing. Bring your gaze up to settle on your hands and pull your shoulder blades together. Push your weight through your right leg and hold the pose for five deep breaths in and out. You can then return to Tadasana before repeating on the other side.
‘This pose helps to strengthen the muscles in your thighs, ideal for those who participate in high impact activities’
Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Mix the oats, chia seeds, nuts, coconut oil, maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl, then spread on a baking tray and pop in the oven for 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. Once the granola has cooled down, spoon into a mason jas, layering it with the small chunks of fresh mango and yoghurt. Screw the lids on tight and pop in the fridge until the morning.