YOGA POSE TO TRY ...WAR­RIOR I

Dorset - - Wellbeing -

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’

METHOD:

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.

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