Day 1 – Yoga Challenge


  • Recipes
  • Get-together debrief
  • Fears and concerns
  • Solutions and positive reinforcement

Recipe 1: Ali’s breakfast banana and chia seed smoothie

  • 250mls organic milk
  • 50mls probiotic yoghurt (gelatine free)
  • 1 organic banana
  • 2 organic kiwifruit
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon LSA
  • 1/2 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon organic honey
  • optional add cacao

Whizz up and drink. Delicious and nutritious!

Get-together debrief

Today was the first day of our 40 Day Yoga Challenge. 10 people met up for a special Saturday ‘yin’ class and stayed on for the initial Challenge debrief. The energy at the studio was candid and entertaining. There are some great characters on this super-yogi challenge!

Today, being a Saturday, was also the first day of our Yogic ‘fast’. Challengers are only allowed to eat/drink fresh fruit, fruit juices, nuts, seeds, organic milk, probiotic yoghurt, coconut water … i.e. all things light and sattvic.

Fears and concerns

Generally, people feared:

accidentally failing, binge drinking coffee and alcohol, being strict vegetarian, getting enough nutrients, falling ‘off the wagon’, being hungry and craving forbidden food, managing the fast days, doing yoga every day, balancing extremes.

Solutions and positive reinforcement

Ali has encouraged everyone to look at the Sadhana Yoga website’s ‘Yoga Challenge’ page, which is full of important information. She will also add information about successfully managing the fast days. Ali will also participate in a supermarket shopping educational with available members of the Challenge Team. 

The full group is meeting  again tomorrow night – Sunday 7pm – for a pot-luck vegetarian dinner at Annabelle’s place.  Thanks Annabelle! We will report back on the types of inspired dishes and recipes created by Challenge members, and hopefully have some great photos!

Recipe 2: Simple salad for a light lunch on our ‘fast’ day

Cut 2 fresh tomatoes, one avocado, one cucumber (yes its a fruit) into a bowl, sprinkle with pumpkin and sesame seeds. Add a pinch of Himalayan rock salt and drizzle with NZ lemons. Fresh and zesty!

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