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Yin and Yang Yoga and Sound Healing Experience

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23rd April – Sky Blue Yoga Stafford 2pm-4pm

Everything contains yin and yang, they are two opposites but complimentary energies. Without the one the other wouldn’t exist. Bringing your feminine and masculine energy inline is vital for a happy healthy life.

We invite you to join us for a workshop dedicated to balancing these two very important energies.

Yang – Come and join us for a more dynamic and active flow of yoga, poses that emphasise strength and power. Increase your flexibility and stamina.
Yin – A deeply relaxing sound journey using the more feminine sacred sound instruments, such as Himalayan singing bowls, Quartz Crystal bowls and chimes.

We hope you can join us on what is set to be a transformational workshop.

Exchange – £20

Please get in touch to book.

Spring Mandala Yoga and Sound Healing immersion.

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We welcome you to join us as we honour the cycles and the seasons that remind us of the ever changing flow of life that we are part of.

Saturday 8th April 2017
A beautiful yurt set in the stunning grounds of the RSPB Coombes valley nature reserve.

From our essence which is Infinite, we are connected in a perfect harmonious Mandala of life’s existence, growth, challenges, changes, perceptions and infinity possibilities that allow our self to be experiencing ” Unity on Diversity” of our beings and the Universe.

Experience the power and transformation of mandala yoga – The practice of Mandala Yoga is a freestyle that unifies the different manifestations of Yoga in a fluid and natural manner. It reveals unity in diversity, inviting us to flow naturally, allowing a constant flux of changes and challenges to take place whatever level our practice may be.

We will end the experience with a deeply relaxing sound journey. Many different sacred instruments will be used including Quartz Crystal and Himalayan singing bowls.

Herbal teas and healthy snacks will be provided.

Please bring your own yoga mat, blanket and pillow.

Exchange – £25

Beginners welcome!

To book your place please use the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spring-mandala-yoga-and-sound-healing-immersion-tickets-32528389288

Wild Garlic Foraging – Pesto Recipe

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Well I can tell that spring is arriving, my normal wild garlic spot is showing signs of new life. What better way to spend a day, walking, foraging and cooking.

Wild garlic is an easy forage for anyone even those with very limited experience, the smell gives it away instantly, there is a similar looking plant called lily of the valley however it doesn’t have the garlicky smell. So this really is a very easy plant to identify.

Wild garlic is found in pretty much every deciduous British woodland or riverbank right up until the end of spring. Once you have found one plant there will be sure to plenty more nearby. Towards the latter end of spring they are also noticeable with their delicate pretty white flower, which is also delicious and edible.

Wild garlic can substitute normal garlic in your usual recipes, I love tossing the leaves into a salad and one of my favorites is making homemade pesto.

This homemade pesto recipe is so delicious its a must at this time of year. I always make a big batch and freeze for use throughout the year.

Wild Garlic Pesto Recipe 

  • A large handful of washed wild garlic
  • A small handful of basil
  • 60g Pine nuts
  • 60g Parmesan
  • 150ml Olive oil
  • Dash of lemon juice
  • Season with salt and pepper

Blend all the ingredients in a food processor except the olive oil. Once blended add the oil and hey pesto its ready!

You can always double/triple the quantities to make larger batches for freezing.

Happy foraging!

Love & Blessings

Carly

 

Why we need Magnesium?

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Why we need magnesium?

Magnesium is a crucial element that our body needs in order to function at even the most basic levels – making it really important to get enough of this essential mineral on a daily basis. After lots of research this week it seems most of us could have a low magnesium level, a normal blood test cannot detect low magnesium levels as only 1% of magnesium in your body is distributed in the blood.

Now a day’s most modern farming has depleted magnesium from the soil which is not being replaced. Over consumption of processed foods, alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fluoride in the water means our bodies are not getting the magnesium it needs.

Magnesium is needed for hundreds of functions within the body, and every organ of the body uses it, especially the heart, kidneys and your muscles. Magnesium deficiency symptoms include sleep problems, headaches, muscle cramps, high blood pressure, constipation, anxiety, depression, back pain, body odour, gut disorders, low energy and thyroid problem. This is not an exhausted list.

From my research, it seems magnesium is absorbed best through the skin and is not well absorbed through the digestive system. There are two ways that you can get more magnesium into your body. This is through applying a spray or taking a high magnesium bath weekly (minimum 40min).

Magnesium spray and magnesium bath salts are going to be available soon here at Art of Love, start making the changes your body needs.

Love & Blessings

Carly x

Flotation Therapy – Time to Float!

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Have you heard of flotation therapy? I had briefly before but didn’t know in detail how beneficial it can be. You float around in a flotation tank which contains 10 inches of super-saturated salt solution. This creates an environment similar to the Dead Sea which enables you to float effortlessly on the surface. Once inside the pod it’s the complete darkness, silence and freedom from the sense of touch and gravity that allows your primary senses to be deceived. This leaves the ‘left side’ of your brain with very little to do and so it begins to slow. This triggers a relaxed state so profound that your brain and body are fooled into believing that both are asleep.

Well I had my first experience of floating around in Stafford this week. I had pulled a back muscle in yoga and needed some TLC in recovering quickly. As soon as I stepped into the tank and started to float the pressure that I had felt previously on my back lifted instantly. I remember being in there for what seemed 10 minutes, well actually the hour had passed already. A deeply relaxing feeling came over me and my first thoughts were wow. The back pain I originally went in for had gone but I had another pain at the bottom of my back. I thought that is strange, however the following day I was pain free. It seems the flotation tank realigns your posture, so what I was feeling was my body in the correct posture.

Floating has been scientifically tested to improve many conditions, please visit http://www.timetofloat.co.uk where you can find so much more information. If you have any questions Mark who runs the center is very knowledgeable and a lovely chap, that is there to help.

Art of Love customers can get £10 off there first float by quoting Art of Love. Go and try it for yourself. Only through direct experience will you see the benefits for you.

Love and Blessings.

 

Carly x