All posts tagged: spring

Detox your mind

Detox is a word which has become almost as common as the word “Iphone” in our every day lingo. Even though we might not know all the exact down-to-the-nano-particle-of-certain-molecules-or-cells-details-and-functions of neither the word “Detox” nor the word “Iphone” , we are all aware that both words are necessary for our survival ( 😉 ). Or at least we know that one is – the other we most likely feel like it would be pretty difficult to survive without. Well aware of the fact that Detoxification is the process in our bodies which rids our system of toxins we have become more and more picky about what we put in our mouths, on our skin, the quality of the air which we breathe in and more. But what about the things we let in to our minds through the gateways of our senses? And what about the stuff that comes out of our mouths as we speak? Is the music you are playing, the books, magazines and blogs you are reading, the movies you are watching, …

Listen

Spring is officially upon us and before we rejoice in all the energy the sun brings us, before we feel it rushing through our bodies and minds filling us with a tremendous intensity of inspiration and motivation, there is always that time of transitioning in to spring from winter. Yes, we do tend to forget that. Every year anew we find ourselves sitting there wondering why we are overcome with fatigue and sluggishness, feeling slightly chilly, eyes watering, itchy nose, wrapped in a huge blanket while turning our cheeks to face the sunlight with a craving for that fluttering spring energy to just kick start itself. Spring, the season of the element Wood, the season of the Liver, the Gallbladder, of Green. The season when the body wakes up again to take in the beauty of life as it re invents itself right before our very eyes. Being the language nerd I am have for a long time been fascinated with the origin and meaning of words in relation to what they can really tell …

Chocolate icecream

February has been crazy busy. We are preparing to move countries, from NL to Sweden, this spring and looking for a house up there while simultaneously packing this house, which is already sold, up , setting  up a business up there while still running one down here, mindfully experiencing the letting go of all we have loved here and spending as much time as possible with all the beautiful people I  so deeply love and appreciate here while also getting excited about the adventure ahead, all of this is a bit of a roller coaster. So, some things have been lacking behind – like these blog posts 🙂 …! With spring around the corner, at least here in Holland, I wanted to share this amazingly yummy yet extremely healthy , anti oxidant packed home made icecream recipe. To me, there could not be any better day than the last day of February to share this recipe – as the first sign of spring here in Haarlem is when the Italian gelateria Garonne has opened, which …

Tomatoe and olive salsa

It seems to be the week or months of little nice side dishes all of a sudden , eh 🙂 !? Yesterday I tried this one next to one of the courses Stephanie and I were testing for our next cooking workshop and next to being fast and easy to make, it was extremely tasty and of course veeeeeeeeeeeeery healthy. 4 portions Ingredients: 12 cherry tomatoes or 3 large tomatoes half a cucumber 2 spring onions 1 crushed garlic clove 1 dl chopped, fresh basil 1 dl chooped black olives 2 tbsnpns freshly squeezed lemon juice salt & pepper The original recipe said to slice the tomatoes in small cubes and remove the pits but I left the pits in, which gave it more of a “salsa-feel”. Plus I also feel it tastes more like tomatoes as well with the pits in. Anyway, do slice your tomatoes in little cubes :-)… Do the same with the cucumber (also here it said to scrape out the seeds of the cucumber but I left them in). Chop …

Mango salsa, yes!

I know it is in the middle of autumn, but somewhere on the globe the season is different and I just love this little “salsa”/side dish/salad too much not to share it with you guys right now. Plus for us here in the colder hemishpere at the moment, this yummy gem will provide us with enough immune boosting anti oxidants, vitamins and capsaicin to keep all those winter colds and coughs at bay. Not to mention all the additional benefits of the fresh herbs too , aiding digestion and more. Ingredients: 1 mango 1 mild chili pepper (if you´d like it hot, of course you get a hot chili pepper 🙂 ) 1 red capsicum 2 spring onions 3 tbspns chopped fresh mint 3 tbspns chopped fresh coriander 1 lime Slice the mango in small cubes and put it in a bowl. Rinse and chop the chili pepper, getting rid of all the seeds. Do the same with the capsicum. Clean and chop the spring onions. If you haven´t already, roughly chop the mint and …

News: Yoga workshop, Spring Flow , April 21st

Vijnana Yoga Haarlem proudly presents its first co-creative workshop under the name Spring Flow. You will be guided through a flow of different asana’s by one teacher and simultanously you will have two other teachers at your service assisting the workshop. The three Internationally Certificed Vijnana Yoga Teachers are each guiding you through a part of the workshop -that way you get to experience one style of Yoga, Vijnana, with three different personal approaches. This workshop will be given by Jolanda Schoenmaker, Lisette Erdtsieck and Cecilia Gotherstrom. The main ingredigent of this yoga workshop is the personal attention for you and your asana’s! Sign up via http://www.yogastudiohaarlem.com or http://www.ahimsa-satya.com