Centuries ago shepherds of the North Caucasus discovered by accident that fresh milk carried in leather pouches fermented into a rich nutritious food, which contained active yeast grains that could be used again and again to continue to ferment the milk of cows, goats and sheep. Traditional kefir was made in leather bags, hung near a doorway which would be knocked by anyone passing to keep the milk and kefir grains well mixed.
Principal benefits of Kefir
Friendly to the lactose intolerant
A cultured, enzyme-rich food filled with friendly micro-organisms that help balance your “inner ecosystem”
Easily and cheaply made at home
Tastes similar to ‘friendly bacteria’ yoghurts advertised on TV, but hundreds of times more nutritious and t...
Using the breath and the body’s natural heat, we open up the joints, stretch the muscles and the tendons of the whole body. Not just the external muscles that we can see, but those deep inside us, which we can’t see.
Increased physical strength
Other exercise shortens and ‘bulks’ muscle. Yoga stretches muscle, which contracts more efficiently and strongly than non–stretched muscle.
A gauze-like mesh covers our body under our external skin which helps to hold the muscles and internal organs in place. Through years of incorrect posture and imbalance this fascia is warped and stretched and becomes fixed, according to how we hold ourselves. Yoga practise can help us to reverse this and return to a more efficient and...