2min Okutama River Meditation

Here is a 2min river meditation, created in Okutama, Japan.

  • Start the video or audio, sit with a straight back, your chin slightly pulled in, relax your shoulders and close your eyes (or lie down if too tired!).
  • Relax and slow down your breathing.
  • Listen to the river, each time you notice your mind has wandered, gently go back to listening to the river.

Download Audio File

Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

Am trying Veganuary this month and made this smoothie for breakfast out of ingredients I found in our kitchen, it was really good! Here’s the recipe:

Blend all these ingredients together with a mixer or blender (serves one):

Large handful or frozen mango
Handful of frozen blueberries
Juice of half a lemon
1/2 tsp chia seeds
tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp powdered cinnamon
1/4 tsp powdered ginger
150ml approx of hot water (to help melt the frozen fruit)

Colour Pencils

Been wanting to use some colour pencils that need sharpening for a while. They are chunkier than the standard size, I had a large size pencil sharpener for them but it got broken when the bag it was in got caught in my bicycle wheel when I was cycling to a yoga lesson through Toyama park and I hadn’t got around to getting a new one. This morning while removing flash cards from a yoga anatomy colouring book I suddenly and joyfully realized I could sharpen them with Dan’s penknife!

This pose is Janu Sirsasana – head to knee pose – a forward bend to help gently look forward to the coming year, yet still holding 2020 – a year that has stretched many of us beyond what we can bear.