YogaOnCrete teacher Victoria Karipidou introduces her work and journey at YogaOnCrete, offers practical tips on how to cope with the challenging emotions that may arise during these transformational times that we are all experiencing, and closes with a short and sweet de-stressing breathing practice from the Kundalini yoga tradition.
by Joshua Gefroh
Gluten is a digestive problem for many people these days. I'm not a fan of depleted, refined and rancid flour products. These are usually combined with other depleted, refined and unnatural ingredients. Yet, they have become the normal and largely accpeted foods. Cutting out gluten is often beneficial simply because you get rid of these other factors. If you do eat gluten, eat whole products in their most natural states. If you are affected by gluten, choose the most natural gluten-free products. This cake is light and easy to eat after a meal - like most of my after dinner sweets.
(gluten free, serves 8)
- 2/3 cup dried coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup almonds, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 2T flax seeds, ground
- 2T carob powder
- 1/2-3/4 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened chocolate powder)
- 1/2 cup sun dried cane sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking powder (aluminum free)
- 1/2 tsp agar powder (not flakes) - optional
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 5 eggs
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup organic yogurt
The flora of Crete is at its best in spring, after the winter rains. Even the normally very dry southern parts become green, and hundreds of flowers, plants and herbs start to blossom. There are 130 species of wild flowers and herbs unique to Crete.
Many Cretan herbs are Lamiaceae, or of the mint family, a family of plants in about 180 genera and some 3,500 species.
Join us at YogaOnCrete (12-19 June) and experience lightness of body, mind and spirit through the twice daily practice of voice and sound therapy, and movement medicine, along with daily encounters with the cool, turquoise Mediterranean waters at quiet beaches, idyllic unspoilt surroundings, wholesome local food, excursions, and a warm and welcoming group of people that will make this experience unforgettable!
The heart’s electromagnetic field—by far the most powerful rhythmic field produced by the human body—not only envelops every cell of the body but also extends out in all directions into the space around us. The cardiac field can be measured several feet away from the body by sensitive devices. Research conducted at IHM suggests that the heart’s field is an important carrier of information.