Sunrise Salutation Pop Up
Picture this: a brisk mountain morning, the smell of dew-kissed pine, a glassy lake sparkling with the sun’s first morning rays and the distant call of chirping birds as they wake to greet the day. Now repeat after us, “serenity now …”
That was the backdrop for our recent pop-up sunrise salutation party at Lake Payette in McCall, ID. Now, we aren’t by any stretch of the imagination what you might call “yogis”, but we can appreciate nature’s peaceful summons to help rebalance our chis.
So, early one morning, we gathered a few members of our tribe (ages ranging from 11 to we’d rather not say), and we made our way down to the beach for a little morning session of yoga followed by a healthy (yet, still delicious) breakfast treat.
While our poses weren’t perfection, the morning certainly was. We couldn’t help but feel centered as we welcomed the day.
After we completed our downward dogs and warrior stances, we were ready to nosh on something light and tasty. We all cozied up on our beach-y picnic setup, and began enjoying our yummy Naked juices and energy balls.
If you’ve never tried these tiny treats, you are missing out because they are jam-packed with all sorts of nutritious ingredients. Don’t believe us? Make some of your own following the recipe below, and relish in the goodness:
Energy Balls Recipe
1 cup dry oatmeal
2/3 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup flaxseed
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup honey
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Mix all the ingredients together. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Form into balls and store in fridge in an air tight container.
So, if you’re ever in the need for a little inner-balancing, we highly recommend gathering your tribe, finding a peaceful outdoor space and welcoming the day with a little sunrise salutation pop-up! Trust us, your chi will thank you.