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Monday, 25 August 2014

What I have been up to

Since the summer holiday ended I have had a few busy weeks.

I have started to work with Sauna Yoga International here in Sweden, something I am very happy with and excited about. I have translated the Sauna Yoga web page to Swedish. The information is already available in Finnish, German and English.

If you happen to find yourself in the Ystad area you will be able to train Sauna Yoga with me during the autumn at Ystad Saltsjöbad on Satuday afternoons at 16.00 and 17.00 or at Ystads Marina and Abbekås Golfklubb upon request. Hopefully there will be more locations eventually and more instructors! You can follow the development on the Facebook page: Sauna Yoga Sverige

On the weekend Radio P4 Extra did an interview with me about Sauna Yoga. You can listen to it here:  Yoga i bastu? Nya trenden från Finland (1 h and 47 min into the program).

Photo: Sauna Yoga's material bank.

I have also finished the second book in my series of travel books for children: Oli och Laia reser till London. You can order it from various on line bookshops and it will soon also be available as an e-book.

Last week there was an article about me in regards to my writing in the Skurups Lokaltidning: Skrivandet blev en vändning, page 6.

That was a lot of information:) I wish you all a lovely work week!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Disconected and refreshed

During the summer we went on a two-week road trip around the south of Sweden. I have been so busy since I got back that I haven't even transferred the pictures until now... And with the weather changing so quickly the hot summer days certainly feel far away already.

Anyway, during our travels we left the phones, Internet, TV and even radio/music off. We just spent time together and enjoyed the beautiful nature and listened to all its sounds. It was wonderful! Although we had quite a hectic schedule, catching up with friends and family and doing lots of stuff (mainly swimming in different places) we felt super relaxed and refreshed when we got back. My batteries were fully recharged and I can still feel that some of the energy has stayed in my system, hopefully taking me a fair bit into the approaching dark autumn.

Fields of Östergötland.


Vadstena moat and castle.

View of Vättern.

Early morning mist.

Oset national park, Örebro.

The girl is collecting drinking water from a forest spring.

An evening on the lake.

A meadow in the forest.

At my aunt's cottage.

View of the Västervik archipelago.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Swiss Chocolate & Banana Muffins

It feels like summer was  here one day and the next autumn had arrived. Yesterday we huddled up infront of the fire place making good use of the generous gifts our friends had brought us from Switzerland. We made cheese fondue and muffins with Swiss chocolate and bananas.

Swiss Chocolate & Banana Muffins
400 ml flour
200 ml sugar
4 teaspoons of baking powder
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1 egg
300 ml milk
100 ml olive oil
1-2 bananas, sliced
Swiss milk chocolate (or other)

Mix the dry and wet ingredients separately. Then combine them together.

Scoop the dough into muffin forms that has 2-3 banana slices in the bottom.

Place a piece of chocolate on top.

Bake in the oven at 175 degrees Celsius for about 15 minutes or until brownish on top.

Swiss Chocolate & Banana Muffins

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

It started with a bang

My first week of work after the summer holiday started with a bang. Literally. Thunder, lightening and heavy rain. And some magic in the sky:)

I hope you have all had a lovely summer too!

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Sauna Yoga - Find yourself in silence

Watch the Sauna Yoga Mood Film

To find out more about Sauna Yoga visit: www.saunayoga.com

Sauna Yoga is now being launched in Sweden as well. If you want to follow the news and find out about Sauna Yoga places near you visit the Facebook page: Sauna Yoga Sverige.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Why pomegranate is a miraculous fruit

I have decided to host a series of guest posts. The first one is about the health benefits of pomegranate by Patricia Eifert (for Chemist Direct).

I hope you enjoy it!

Why pomegranate is a miraculous fruit

Steeped in 4000 years of history, the vibrant colour and flowering crown of the pomegranate fruit made it a regular subject of fertility and abundance for artistic decoration and was used as a symbol of eternal life in religious iconography in ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt and the Middle East. Although it was originally cultivated in Persia and India this fruit appears in the cultural artefacts of countries across four continents, finding its way into mythological history and great works of literature from Shakespeare to the Bible.

Gods gave it as a sign of their blessing and Kings and Queens claimed it as a mark of their greatness, yet this fruit was rarely considered for its nutritious value by the majority of the world’s population and was mainly used in food as a decoration or side dish. This all changed in the early 17th century when sailors began taking this durable fruit on long voyages to supply the sailors with needed vitamin C, but this is only a fraction of the powers soon discovered by medical science and as the knowledge of the human body and its intricate workings increased, so did the nutrient quantity and healing value of the pomegranate.

Once you get through the leathery red or orange skins of the punica granatum, or simply the pomegranate, you will find hundreds of seeds called arils that are surrounded by pulpy capsules of sweet but tart juice. This is where the true value of this miraculous fruit lies as each crunchy aril is packed full of phytochemical compounds, vitamins and minerals that contain a wide variety of health benefits that affect the skeletal, cardiovascular, and nervous system making it a fruit you just can’t afford to miss.

Some of the vitamins found in the pomegranate are easy to detect just by colour and taste, beta-carotene is what gives it the lovely red colour and is also known as vitamin A and the tart flavour comes from the high levels of vitamin C, in fact, eating one full fruit or drinking a glass of fresh juice will provide you with 40 per cent of your daily vitamin C requirement. Pomegranate contains almost half of the B-complex group of vitamins from thiamine (B1), large doses of niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5) and folic acid (B12) which is essential to neural development and both the vitamins E and K which help improve the circulation and lower hypertension.

There are also plenty of trace minerals in the seeds which include calcium and manganese for bone strength, potassium and chromium, both valuable minerals for glucose control and some amounts of copper and other metals. In areas where fresh pomegranate is not available or out of season you can receive the same miraculous benefits from, frozen arils, juice or through natural dietary supplements such as PomeMAX that condenses one fruit into a capsule, leaving you with all the nutrients but without all that fibre. For that you will need the seeds, which provide up to 4 grams of soluble and insoluble dietary fibre for every 100 grams of fruit, making it an excellent lifestyle choice when trying to slim down.

The modern discoveries of phytochemicals in many fruits and vegetables led to research into how these flavonoids and polyphenols interact with the organs in the body, this led to the discovery of antioxidants and how they work to protect the body from free radicals and cell damage. One glass of pomegranate juice contains more antioxidants than many other popular drinks such as green tea or red wine and it even tops cranberries and blueberries.

Pomegranates have a unique antioxidant called punicalagin which specifically helps the cardiovascular system by lowering cholesterol and blood pressure and reducing atherosclerotic plaque in the blood vessels by 30 per cent if regular amounts are consumed daily. Another benefit of these phytochemicals is the way it can inhibit multiple carcinogenic growths from leukaemia to colon, breast and prostate cancer by preventing them from changing the vascular cells. They also work as stimulators for hormone receptors allowing positive mood changes and increasing bone strength with both serotonin and oestrogen.

After reading a list like that who can argue against this nutrient rich super fruit and the wonderful benefits just one pomegranate a day can provide.

Photo from shutterstock.com. 

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Drift Wood Table

The other day when Hubby went for a run on the beach he came back with this.....

.....and built this lovely drift wood table.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Purple Potatoes

Every year the kids and I grow potatoes. It is our little joint project. We plant them together, water them, pick them and eat them together. This year I got some purple potatoes from my friends in England and it has been a great success! The kids really enjoy their purple mash and it makes a colourful addition to a basic summer salad.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Sauna Yogi

A couple of years ago I saw Tiina Vainio's book Saunajooga when we visited Finland. Having practised yoga myself for the past 15 (plus) years I was curious and finally bought the book last year.

I recently read a blog post by Mari over at Saimaa Life where she talked about the health benefits of sauna yoga as well as the course she had just completed to become an instructor. I immediately thought "Hey, maybe sauna yoga would work in Sweden as well." So, I got in contact with Tiina and now, only a few weeks later, I am Saunayoga's country manager in Sweden and one of the first instructors here (Yasuragi is the only place in Sweden running sauna yoga classes at the moment).

Life is just full of surprises!

Feel free to contact me on sara.onnebo@saunayoga.com if you are interested and would like to find out more.

I'm practising the Sauna Warrior and Tiina is showing the Sauna Eagle pose.

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