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Oat Bath Soak

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Dream bath with the dream view! Ahhh

Dream bath with the dream view! Ahhh

Yes, you may be used to having them for breakfast, however they have other uses! We all know that oats are high in fibre, particularly beta-glucan which helps to lower cholesterol re-absorbtion, oats are a delicious wholegrain and complex carbohydrate.

While a piping hot bowl of oatmeal for breakfast can keep us going and assists is making us feel fuller for longer, it also contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidants, making it an ideal salve for dry skin.

Ingredients:

1 cup finely ground oats, 2-3 drops a good carrier oil like jojoba, sweet almond, or  hemp.

oatmeal, ready for your bathtub

oatmeal, ready for your bathtub

Method:

After running your bath, scatter the oats and oil in the water, gently mix for a minute or two, until the water turns milky. hop in and enjoy!

Add a few drops of a quality carrier oil like Jojoba.

Add a few drops of a quality carrier oil like Jojoba.

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Yoga at every stage of our lives!

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Vinyassa YogaIs it time for you to take up yoga? A consistent yoga practice supports women physically, emotionally, and spiritually—but adapting your practice to meet your needs is vital. While you can enjoy a challenging yoga regimen at any age, you’ll get the most from a practice tailored to the present—in other words, customized for your stage in life and how you’re feeling on any given day. Taking time to be aware of what’s happening in your life, in your body, and with your emotions is the key to getting the most from what yoga can offer you, all through your life.

Quick guide:

Adolescence: Start off with a dynamic sequence to release energy, then quiet the body and mind with seated poses and forward bends.

Childbearing years: Now’s the time to take up meditation. Studies show that 20 minutes of meditation twice a day lowers blood pressure, decreases anxiety, and improves both sleep and memory.

Perimenopause: Inversions can relieve stress and insomnia; twists can relieve fatigue and depression; forward bends help ease irritability and anxiety.

Postmenopause: Weight-bearing poses may help keep your bones strong and improve joint function. And a consistent asana practice can help maintain your range of motion and flexibility.

a message from the Yoga Journal