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Kidderminster Eat.Love.Yoga
Kidderminster Eat.Love.Yoga
Moroccan casserole with couscous on the special board today. Lightly spiced with cumin, cinnamon and corridor. With a sweet pop from the apricots. It’s hearty and warming and just what I need to get me through the day. Don’t forget we are open until 6pm tonight. You can grab this as a takeaway on your way home. Veg packed Tuesday tea sorted. 👍
Kidderminster Eat.Love.Yoga
Kidderminster Eat.Love.Yoga
Have you 👂.......
#massunwrap #plasticfreecommunities 23rd of feb at Tesco’s Kidderminster.
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That’s breakfast sorted.

I don’t know about you, but since the mornings have been getting g lighter I have been stepping away from my heartier breakfast choice and opting for more lighter meals to start the day.

I’m loving at the moment smoothies. My go to smoothie is- soaked pumpkin seeds and oats ( pumpkin seeds are packed full of goodness and oats are a great slow release energy. When soaked overnight they blend super smoothly into my smoothie) I add a teaspoon of maca powder for its lovely hormone balancing goodness and natural energy. a teaspoon of cinnamon to regulate my blood sugar (with the hope it will stop me craving sweet treats through the day🤞) and then I add in some berries, spinach and 1/2 a banana ( I mix this up depending how I’m feeling n the morning) drink and I off I go.
I get all this from the shop for £5.69. I think that’s a bargain. Plus did you know you can get all your frozen berries and spinach from local farm shops like @stanleysfarmshop that’s even less plastic waste🤗

What do you like for breakfast?? Is it also a smoothie? What ingredients do you use?? #smoothies #breakfast #mealplanning #foodsaremedicine @ Kidderminster Eat.Love.Yoga
Kidderminster Eat.Love.Yoga
Kidderminster Eat.Love.Yoga
pregnancy Yoga with Sofia Barns

Pregnancy yoga is a unique and nourishing way to support you at a time of amazing growth and transition.

Did you know we have weekly pregnancy yoga classes starting this Tuesday at Eat.Love.Yoga 6-7.30pm with Sofia Barns.

pregnancy yoga can help you prepare for labor and promote your baby's health?

What are the benefits of pregnancy yoga?

Much like other types of childbirth-preparation classes, pregnancy yoga is a multifaceted approach to exercise that encourages stretching, mental centering and focused breathing. Research suggests that pregnancy yoga is safe and can have many benefits for pregnant women and their babies.

It can:

•Improve sleep
•Reduce stress and anxiety
•Increase the strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth
•Decrease lower back pain, nausea, headaches and shortness of breath
•it can also help you meet and bond with other pregnant women and prepare for the stress of being a new parent.

What happens during a typical pregnancy yoga class?

A typical pregnancy yoga class might involve:

Breathing. You'll be encouraged to focus on breathing in and out slowly and deeply through the nose. yoga breathing techniques might help you reduce or manage shortness of breath during pregnancy and work through contractions during labor.
Gentle stretching. You'll be encouraged to gently move different areas of your body, such as your neck and arms, through their full range of motion.
Postures. While standing, sitting or lying on the ground, you'll gently move your body into different positions aimed at developing your strength, flexibility and balance. Props — such as blankets, cushions and belts — will be used to provide support and comfort.
Cool down and relaxation. At the end of each class, you'll relax your muscles and restore your resting heart rate and breathing rhythm. You might be encouraged to listen to your own breathing, pay close attention to sensations, thoughts and emotions, or repeat a mantra or word to bring about a state of self-awareness and inner calm.

Have a look in our events section for full classes and details. Contact us for more details
£7 per class.
No need to bring anything. All mats and props provided
All stages of pregnancy welcome
Kidderminster Eat.Love.Yoga
Kidderminster Eat.Love.Yoga
Stay warm and cosy while enjoying one of our fab gluten free treats and warming pots of tea #eatloveyoga #vegan #cosy
Kidderminster Eat.Love.Yoga
Kidderminster Eat.Love.Yoga
What is it and what does it do in the body??

Vitamin D is often called the sunshine vitamin - most of your supply will come from exposing your skin to sunshine. It’s also found in oily fish and egg yolks, but not in high levels.

This is why it’s a good idea to get outside when the sun is shining. Vitamin D is produced at a level of sun exposure below that which produces skin reddening and skin damage, so it’s important not to overdo it. However, optimal exposure time will vary with age and skin colour.

Experts suggest the skin is exposed to the sun for between 15 and 20 minutes per day in order to manufacture vitamin D. Vitamin D levels increased in 90% of the participants of one trial after 13 minutes of simulated midday sunshine, when wearing clothes exposing one third of their skin to the sun.

It’s estimated at least one fifth of the UK population are deficient in vitamin D, but up to three quarters may have inadequate blood levels of vitamin D during the winter months.

Recommendations as to the optimum intake of vitamin D vary from country to country, meaning there’s no official consensus on how much is needed. Additionally, everyone is individual in terms of their requirements, because your body’s need for vitamin D is also dependent on your personal lifestyle and any health issues.

The recommended daily requirement in the UK is around 400iu or 10 micrograms, although the maximum safe limit is set much higher at 4000iu or 100 micrograms.

With vitamin D deficiency so common and sunshine often lacking in the UK, it may be advisable to take a supplement if your blood levels of vitamin D are found to be low.

Vitamin D is so crucial to the functioning of cells that any deficiency will affect every part of the body, including hormone balance.

Because vitamins and minerals do not act in isolation in the body, a consultation with an Amchara Personalised Health Practitioner will assess your complete nutritional status, including vitamin D.

Vitamin D is unique among vitamins because it acts more like a hormone than a vitamin. Cells all around your body possess receptors able to detect the active form of vitamin D, meaning it can alter the expression of your genes.

Vitamin D is known for its role in controlling inflammation, as well as supporting your bone health, immune system, blood sugar control and blood pressure.

For more information on vitamin D and it’s effect on hormones. I have attached an arrival below.

Happy Friday xxx


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