Sweet Potato & Spinach Dahl, asana of the week, and Om Yoga Show specials!
Posted on March 31 2016
This weekend we are heading to the Om Yoga Show in Glasgow and will be bringing some amazing show specials with us! We know you won't all be able to make it...but wanted to provide you all with some 'show specials' online! If you are coming along please stop by to say hello! As a very small team we love to meet our customers and put some faces to names! As a very small team we love to meet our customers and put some faces to names! We are always so excited to spend time at trade shows immersing ourselves in the company of other yogis!
Yours in Yoga,
Lynda & Abbie
Warming, healthy and so easy and quick to make...Sweet Potato & Spinach Dahl
There's something very comforting about a big hearty bowl of dahl - warm, nutricious and extremely filling! Again, this is one which you can adapt depending on what you have in the kitchen. You can use kale instead of spinach (or ommit it altogether) and use potatoes, butternut squash etc in place of the sweet potato, or experiment with different types of lentils (or mung beans!).
This recipe is vegan, and with the addition of spinach/kale is great for skin & hair and provides iron, vitamins and minerals. Red lentils have a high nutritional value, full of protein, energy and are great for heart and digestive health as well as stabilising blood sugar levels. Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin A, vitamin B5, B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, and due to their orange color, are high in carotenoids - this dahl is a superfood of its own!
- 1 large sweet potato (chopped into very small cubes)
- 1 onion
- 2 - 3 chopped tomatos (or a small carton)
- 1/2 garlic cloves (crushed)
- 100g red lentils
- 450ml vegetable stock
- Spices: 1 chilli, 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp garam masala, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1 tsp ground coriander
- 2 handfuls shredded spinach (or kale)
- Saute onions, chilli and garlic in a pot for a few minutes before adding the spices, lentils, tomatoes and stock. Simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add sweet potato and simmer for another 10 - 12 minutes (or until potato is soft).
- Once sweet potato is cooked through stir in the spinach and wilt for a minute or so.
Asana of the week!
Upward Bow (Wheel) (or Urdhva Dhanurasana)!
There's something so very energising about full wheel! It improves spinal mobility, opens the chest and strengthens the arms, shoulders and legs! Wheel Pose energizes you physically and mentally. Many yogis believe it counteracts stress, depression and anxiety. This is due to stimulation of the thyroid and pituitary glands when engaged in the posture. You can definitely feel good about practicing wheel!