The road to a sustainable future isn’t black and white. It’s filled with many different tones of grey. For example it isn’t as simple to avoid meat from your plate. Many people have heard about how polluting meat production is. And that is correct when […]
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Wild mushroom side dish for lunch. Judas’s ear or Jew’s ear (Auricularia auricula-judae) is an edible mushroom most commonly found on Elder trees (Sambucus nigra). It grows during the cold season. A great way to get wild foods into your diet when there isn’t much […]
This has been a little morning ritual the last months.
It’s a great way to wake up and to get grounded.
It feels a little wild and crazy 😜
We get a better feel for the weather and what the birds, Icelandic horses and other animals are up to.
Getting outdoors and connect with the nature
I love natural movement but I don’t have the same freedom as before I became a mum. There’s isn’t much time after work, daycare pick up, cooking dinner and bedtime routine. Instead I focus on the movement I can implement while still doing daily tasks and work.
I rarely sit on a chair or couch and instead I sit on the floor, stand at our standing desk or sit cross-legged on the chair. I also try to incorporate stretches and this way I make positions more nutritious by mixing it up, This brings more variation and mobility into your joints, ligaments, muscles and the rest of what your body is comprised of. Floor sitting and sitting cross-legged is like extending your yoga class by increasing your hip flexibility, which will reduce lower back and knee pain and make everything from walking to dancing easier and more enjoyable. On top of that, floor sitting requires extra movement every time you have to get up and down from the floor. To avoid sitting on a chair or a couch, we decided to live in a couch free home two years ago and I’ve noticed how flexible my hips have become. It feels like it has happened out of the blue since the only thing I’ve done is change my sitting habits.
Another thing that I focus on is the movement required to run a household, do gardening, forage food and spend more time in nature. We’re also upgrading our footwear to minimal footwear which activates more muscles, ligaments etc. in your foot and ankle in contrast to conventional footwear that keeps your feet in a kind of cast. Image using your hands with big bulky mittens. I also believe that we’re seen as the unusual parents when we take our son to a playground because we’re jumping, hanging and balancing like all the kids 😃
On a grey, wet and windy winter day like today, I sit on the floor with my laptop and I like to sit by the window to get exposed to more light during these short days. Over all can be a challenge to get out during the winter in contrast to the warmer and longer days we’ve here in Northern Europe during spring and summer.
The reason that you feel so relaxed and balanced after spending time at the beach is because your body becomes replenished with vital minerals from the salt water. It’s better than a bath with Epsom salts
The salt water and sand will also ground you as you absorb the earth’s free electrons. These elections are negatively charged and therefore balance your body out with the positive charged free radicals that we’re exposed to daily.
Furthermore, you’ll boost your vitamin D levels and all the other benefits from the natural light like the circadian rhythms.
On top of this, it’s a great way to spend time in nature that makes me feel connected and calm.
One of my morning swims. At first the water felt quite cool but shortly after it just felt so refreshing.
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