One love, one heart
let’s get together and feel alright
~lyrics for One Love by Bob Marley~
One Love Wellness Bootcamp – edition Rastasthan
Develop and maintain healthy habits and make the pursuit of wellness a lifestyle.
Culturally inspired tips for your journey to wellness.
Tips are intended for the general population. For those with special considerations or those wanting a custom plan, please consult the appropriate professional.
It’s the last Wednesday for One Love, the Rastasthan edition. Did you like what you experienced? If so, check out the WWT services on offer for more of the same:
Hopefully you’ve kept up with all the tips from the previous weeks. Here’s your last to-do list:
Try this yoga-inspired breath practice. Gently plug the left nostril with your thumb. Inhale deeply through the right nostril. Now plug the right nostril with your index finger and exhale through the left nostril. Do this 5 times.
Wellness Wednesday – Just Breathe
Make sure you get a good night’s sleep to ensure you reap the restorative benefits that good sleep provides.
Wellness Wednesday – Natural Sleep
Gut health is important for immunity. Make sure to eat a well-balanced diet that includes fermented foods to help boost your immunity.
Gut microbes closely linked to immunity…
Try doing a steam inhalation. To a bowl of boiling hot water, add a couple drops of an essential tree oil (e.g. frankincense, eucalyptus, spruce). Cover your head with a towel, close your eyes and lean your head above the bowl. Stay here 3-5 minutes as you just breathe.
Add triceps dips and bicycle crunches into your regular fitness routine. Do 1 set of each (30 seconds per set); repeat and increase duration to 1 minute per set. Focus on form and technique rather than repetition. Do on alternate days to give your muscles a chance to rest.
Are you still walking and doing your yoga practice daily? And how are those push ups coming along?
Here’s my recipe creation inspired by my trip to Rajasthan, India:
Sunflower Salutation Granola
*To ¼ cup of rice milk, add a pinch of saffron and a sprinkle of rosewater. Let sit while you measure and prepare the other ingredients.
*In pot over low heat, melt a couple of tablespoons of coconut oil. Add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon of ground cardamom and sprinkle of salt; stir. Pour in 1/3 cup of brown rice syrup and 1 tablespoon of honey; stir until it turns liquid. Pour in rice milk mixture. Add the remaining ingredients, then stir to combine.
3 cups rolled oats; 1 small carrot, peeled and grated; half cup of mixed nuts, chopped (almonds, cashews, peanuts); ¼ cup of chopped guava paste; ¼ cup of chopped dried mango pieces; a couple of tablespoons each of desiccated coconut, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds.
*Spread mixture on baking sheet and bake for 60-90 minutes in a 170ºF oven. It should be crispy and fragrant when done.
*Eat with milk, yogurt or just plain.
This recipe is lightly sweetened; adjust accordingly if need be. You may also substitute some of the ingredients if you don’t have everything on hand. To maintain the inspiration behind this recipe, be sure to keep the rosewater, carrot and cardamom in the recipe along with the sunflower seeds, coconut and guava.
And the final thought as Rastasthan comes to a close…
If you are depressed,
you are living in the past.
If you are anxious,
you are living in the future.
If you are at peace,
you are living in the present.
I’d like to know what you thought about Rastasthan. Drop me a line