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Recipe

Posted On: February 04, 2019

Homemade Chia Parfait by Kingsley Delacato


INGREDIENTS
• 1/2 Cup Chia Seeds
• 2 Cups of Vita Coco Pressed Coconut Water
• 1 Tbsp Agave Nectar
• 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract & Cinnamon
• 1 Cup Greek Yogurt
• 1/2 Cup of Blueberries
• 1/4 Cup of Granola & Goji Berries

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Homemade Chia Pudding - whisk together chia seeds, coconut water, agave, vanilla extract, and cinnamon for 20 minutes, and refrigerate overnight.
2. Chia Parfait - add the yogurt to a bowl as your base, follow with fruit toppings and a generous serving of your homemade chia pudding. 

MORNING MANTRA
Water! I used to never drink enough water, and sometimes, I still catch myself not drinking enough… But if I start my day with a glass of water, before I do anything else, I’mr right away sending signals to my body that I’m giving it goodness and that I care about it’s nourishment and well-being.

MORNING BREATHWORK
Alternate Nostril Breathing (Nadi Shodhana): Sit in a comfortable position, gently let the eyes come to close, and let the breath flow in and out gently through the nose. Let the left-hand rest in your lap. With the right hand, bring your pointer finger and middle finger to touch the palm, so that the thumb, ring finger and pinky finger are still standing up. Bringing the right hand up toward the face, gently plug the right nostril with the thumb of the right hand, with the right nostril closed, gently inhale to the top of the breath through the left nostril. At the top of the inhale, plug the left nostril with the ring finger, pause briefly, then gently release the right nostril, and exhale out the right nostril. At the bottom of the exhale pause briefly, then breathe in through the right nostril. At the top of the inhale, plug the right nostril, release the left nostril, and exhale through the left nostril. That is one round. I like to sit for about 5-10 rounds, depending on the morning. At the end of the 5-10 rounds of alternate nostril breathing, take two cleansing breaths in and out through the nose, bringing back a normal breath before finishing your practice and gently opening your eyes. Alternate Nostril Breathing helps calm the mind and reduces stress. It also helps to balance the right and left hemispheres of the brain, as well as clearing the energy channels of the body.

Heart Meditation: This is my favorite personal practice. It's a meditation that I do for myself when I need to come back to my heart, back to my breath. 
Take a second to lay on your back, put both hands on your heart, close your eyes and just breathe, nice and slow. Connect back to your body. Feel the rise and fall of your chest. Feel your heart beating beneath your hands. Ask your body what it needs. Then listen. Then tell it that you're listening. Tell your heart that you're safe. Give yourself permission to feel anything that you're feeling. Most importantly, remember to tell your body how much you love it. Tell your heart how much you love it. Thank your body and your heart for all that they do for you. Sometimes we just need to hold our body, hold our heart and tell them that we are right there with them and that we love them. 

ABOUT
Kingsley is a Reiki Master, Breathwork Facilitator, Yoga Instructor and Associate Certified Wellness Coach based in NYC. After healing a back injury a few years ago with mind-body-spirit healing techniques, she shifted her own work to study energy work and the mind-body-spirit connection, in hopes to help others along their own healing paths.


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