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We hope you all have a wonderful Easter and didn’t eat too much and are already getting ready for a great summer.
There’s no major news to report this month but like always you will be the first to know when we do!
May the force be with you!

Monthly Recipe

HONEY LEMON BASIL SHRIMP AND ASPARAGUS
An easy meal that always hits the spot!
By @starinfinitefood

INGREDIENTS:
1 bunch asparagus
2.5 tbsp Ghee or coconut oil
2 tbsp coconut aminos or soya sauce
1lb shrimp
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp honey
1/4 cup chopped basil
Salt & Pepper

INSTRUCTIONS:
Preheat oven to 200°C
Toss the asparagus with 1 tablespoon of melted ghee or melted coconut oil, add salt and pepper and 1 tablespoon of the coconut aminos.
Spread out in a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes until tender.
While asparagus is in the oven, make the shrimp.
First, toss the peeled shrimp with salt, pepper, garlic powder and the other tablespoon of coconut aminos.
Next, heat the remaining 1.5 tablespoons of ghee over medium high heat, add the shrimp once the pan is hot and sauté for about 2 minutes.
Then add the lemon juice and honey and toss for another minute.
Add the chopped basil and toss again.
Cook for another minute until the shrimps are cooked through.
Remove asparagus from oven and add to the pan and do one last toss to mix everything together.

Exercise of the month

Cat / Cow stretch
Generally known from Yoga practice, the Cat/Cow stretch is also a principal and basic exercise in the Pilates repertoire, performed often in Aerial Flow Yoga classes and is often included in Total Barre and Total Fitness warm-ups and/or cool downs.

Starting on all fours with hands under the shoulders and knees under the hips, the knees are abducted hip-distance apart and the pelvis and spine are in a neutral position.
A basic Cat/Cow is performed by rounding the back on the out breath looking inwards towards the belly, then on the in breath you return to either a neutral position of the spine or you slightly arch the back in the opposite direction.
It can also be performed with more of a wave like motion, articulating the spine from the tailbone to the head or vice versa.

Although it focuses on the stretching and the movement of the spine, the abdominals are also engaged and stabilisation of the shoulder blades and hips is also required.

Helpful Tips

Self-care practice
Within our busy lives it’s often hard to find a second to yourself what with work commitments, children and other responsibilities. But it can make a difference between a healthy mind and body and one that’s on the verge of imploding. Ok that’s probability a bit dramatic but by searching for those little nuggets of time alone to do what you love can help reduce stress, anxiety and even depression, which all have a knock on effect to our physical well-being.

The weekend is the perfect time to give yourself some love and do some self-care. By doing so you help yourself to recover, rejuvenate and reenergise both in body and mind.
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Here are a few examples:

  • Have a pampering session
  • Get outside for a walk or simply get out to enjoy nature
  • Do some light fitness like yoga, Pilates, walking or swimming
  • Read a book
  • Meditate (see our March newsletter for helpful tips)
  • Listen to music
  • Watch Netflix
  • Take a long bath

The list is endless but at the end of the day it’s something that you enjoy and it relaxes you. Make this a priority in your life and not only will your mind and body benefit but others around you too will benefit from your increased energy, enthusiasm and positive mood.
Positivity attracts positivity!

Quote
“Girl if you can’t love yourself, how the hell you going to love somebody else.”
Ru Paul

Affirmation
‘I am Relaxed’
I know that replenishment is key to a healthy life