Chop the courgettes into thin strips, I used a potato peeler and a knife, it took time but the effect was amazing. You can go all fancy and buy a 'spiraliser' machine which does make it look amazing, but it will still taste the same! Chop the tomatoes into pieces, you could also blend them if you preferred a sauce rather than a chunky style Mediterranean style, stir in the olive oil, salt to taste. Top with basil and pine nuts (or feta if you are allergic to nuts) Crack open the organic red wine (better for hangovers - read blog 'Comfortable in your own skin') Slosh your wine glass around, invite a hot Italian over for dinner and enjoy!
Back bending into Wheel pose means you can look at the mountains upside down!! I took advantage of a potential soft sand landing and having a camerawoman. Besides it just FELT GOOD!
The word Urdhva-Dhanurasana which means "raised bow", and the term Chakra Asana which comes from the root "to move" both describe the Wheel posture. This pose is quite energizing and is the advanced version of Bridge Pose. You can perform the posture in the morning or day time. It has positive physical and mental effects when practiced regularly and is a great tonic for the body. Wheel Pose is a backbend that benefits the spine. It strengthens and lengthens every vertebrae, therefore increasing elasticity and flexibility of the spine. As you hold yourself up in the pose, you are strengthening your arms, shoulders and chest as well as stimulating the entire cardiovascular system.
This pose opens up the chest area, strengthening the lungs and allowing more oxygen to enter the rib cage. It improves the respiratory system and great for those with ashma or any other breathing problems. It's important to breath deeply in the pose with both nostrils. If you suffer from any digestive disorders, then the wheel pose can help. It also enhances the nervous system and improves secretions of the hormones keeping you balanced and healthy.
Be thankful for everything you have in life....even the stuff you thought was crap.