Day 18: 21 Day Yoga Challenge

Written by Carson Savage on October 1st 2015.

Practice Pose: Warrior II {Virabhadrasana II}

Practice this pose on the ground before attempting it on a slackline!

From Five Pointed Star Pose (arms reaching out, legs wide),  turn the right toes to the right wall and bend the right knee directly over the right ankle.

Turn the hips and the shoulders towards the front and reach out through the finger tips, reaching towards the side walls. Turn and look at the right middle finger.

Press into the feet, keeping the legs strong. Sink the hips down towards the floor, and reach the crown of the head up to lengthen the spine. Relax the shoulders down and back, pressing the chest forward.

Breathe and hold for 3-6 breaths.

To release: straighten the legs and turn the feet forward coming back into 5 pointed star.

Benefits + Contraindications

Benefits: Warrior II strengthens the legs, opens the hips and chest . Warrior II develops concentration, balance and groundedness. This pose improves circulation and respiration and energizes the entire body.

Contraindications: Recent or chronic injury to the hips, knees or shoulders.

Modifications: Place hands on hips.

Today's Recipe

Dairy Free Vanilla Ice Cream (by Jamie Oliver)

Ingredients:

2 vanilla pods
1 teaspoon vanilla-bean paste
1 x 400 g tin of light coconut milk
300 ml unsweetened organic soya milk
165 g agave syrup

Method:

Halve the vanilla pods lengthways, scrape out the seeds, then add to a large bowl, discarding the pods. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well to combine.

Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker, then churn for 40 minutes, or until smooth, occasionally scraping down the sides with a spatula. Give it a final stir, then transfer the mixture to a large freezer-proof container. Pop in the freezer for around 2 hours, or until set, then serve.

If you don’t have an ice cream maker, place the mixture into a large freezer-proof container and pop it in the freezer. Allow to set for 3 to 4 hours, giving it a good whisk every 30 minutes or so.

Remember to use hashtags #yam21daychallenge and/or #yamsthejam if you post your own pic on Facebook or Instagram!

 

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