This blog isn’t a guide to meditation. This is about giving you real, practical and simple tips, based on our own practice, to overcome the biggest challenges in meditation.
What if I told you one bowl will not be enough?
If you ask me what is the one thing I should learn first and eventually master in yogic/ayurvedic cooking, my answer would be... knowing how to mix the spices!
The Sivananda Yoga Class Sequence is the practice of yoga asanas taught by Swami Vishnudevananda. It is well known in the yoga community as a classical yoga practice that goes beyond the physical and mental benefits of yoga.
I am a big fan of this one, it is delicious, sweet, healthy, Ayurvedic and best of, super quick to prepare!
This sequence of 12 postures is a yoga BOOM!
It is the ultimate workout as it balances every part of your physical body, your subtle energy or prana, and mind.
We have recently come across this great yet simple breathing exercise that stimulates your parasympathetic nervous system (the part of the nervous system that allows you to rest and repair). It helps you to let go of mental tension, physical tension and negative emotions!
This is one of the most popular recipes in our Ayurvedic Cooking Workshop. Dahl is an important part of the yogic diet. Not only is it a main source of protein and other important nutrients but because it's super YUMMY!
If you dive a little deeper into yoga philosophy you will find that there are four paths of yoga. Why so many? These four paths are the ways of yoga to suit the many temperaments in our human nature.
The best meals are wholesome, complete and delicious, freshly cooked ones that you can toss together in under 30 minutes, don’t you agree? Here's a special little dish close to our hearts and often made in our home...
Positive Thinking and Meditation are the yogic keys to peace of mind. To clear the mind of negative thoughts and feelings we use concentration and positive thinking exercises.
This is one of them:
Spices are great to cook with, and they are Super Foods! as they promote and boost your digestion, they also have healing qualities and make a simple dish look good and taste like heaven! The downside, it can be overwhelming to get to know them and how to cook with them. In this blog post I share with you an awesome, easy and practical ayurvedic spice home made recipe that can give you all the goodness of the spices without the hassle!
Having a yogic diet means I am always experimenting with food: an alternative to regular recipes to make and share. And this one is a hit!
Are you breathing properly? Fatigue, anxiety, depression, stress may all be causes of long term incorrect breathing. Although no one can survive without breathing, many people manage to live a significant portion of their lives without breathing properly!
Feeling low, lacking inspiration, insecure, fearful or perhaps angry, frustrated, agitated or unsettled? Looking for something to feel balanced, happy and peaceful?
Mantras are the most Powerful yet the Most Effective and Easy to Use Tools to tackle the mind and the emotions that Yoga can offer!
Check out this simple yet effective 9 day Ayurvedic Cleansing Detox or Home Panchakarma Program.
Let yourself feel full of energy, physically and mentally revitalised, balanced and spiritually uplifted.
As yogis, we love Ghee! Learning how to make ghee is a must in the yogic and ayurvedic diet and lifestyle.
For example here at our centre, we use it in our cooking, on the skin, for healing, for our home panchakarmas (Ayurvedic detox) etc. We always make sure we don't run out and really enjoy making it ;)
As usual, making your own is always better than buying it already made. Check out our short video on 'How to Make Ghee'. It is so simple; full of tips and home made with love (both the Ghee and the Video :)). I added some more notes about ghee and the recipe for ghee, scroll down further.
Did you want to start meditating this year but never got around to it? Are you meditating but it just isn't working?