Spinach and Apples
This is a very simple but gnammy recipe. I made it the other night and I thought to share it:)
All you need is:
1 tbs of ghee
300g of spinach (washed and sliced)
1 apple (peeled and chopped)
1 tbs of mango chutney
Take a large pan and put half of the ghee in , add the spinaches when ghee has melted . Live them to shrink for about 10 min and when they have reduced you can add the apple and the rest of the ghee. Add salt and pepper to taste and than the mango chutney . Steer and when the water is all gone it is ready :) Easy peasy:) I hope you like it!
Yoga Online :)
Living in Montenegro for the past 8 months created a big gap in the amount of yoga classes available to me.
I have been craving for the Cape Town yogic vibe and studios to which I was so used to when living there.
Developing a personal yoga practice is very important for everyone, as we need to develope our own conciousness, awareness and depth within our practice, but I still love attending different classes at different studios all the time to learn more from other teachers and also to get some nice caring adjustments.
There came the discovery of some handy websites offering a wide selection of yoga classes.
Classes are recorded in different studios around the world and are also very affordable; so you can join a yoga class anytime, anywhere and for very little money!
Loving it !!!
Here couple of sites that can enrich your practice from home anytime you like :
I was just skipping through some yogic news today from the Yoga Journal Blog and I came across this article about Rodney Yee and his new program with Urban Zen ( www.urbanzen.org ) which helps training nurses and doctors in hospitals to use yoga as a complementary therapy. Fantastic ! Apparently more than 300 doctors and nurses will be trained to bring yoga into hospitals.
Check it out:
If you are looking into gathering some great knowledge on yoga and its history and philosophy this is an amazing DVD.
Not easy to get as you need to either order it online or, for example, I found it at the Jivamukti studio in New York; possibly some well stocked yoga studios might have it.
Is a little pricy but it is totally worth the money , it will give you a great insight on yoga through the testimonials of some amazing yogis spread throughout 2 DVDs of 3hr15.
You can sit back and relax and learn a lot:)
Kalari Martial art and Yoga
When I was in New York last week I went for a yoga class at Kula Yoga ( http://www.kulayoga.com )
I had an early morning class with a young teacher called Lori and she introduced some different postures in her blend of styles of yoga . She trained with Shiva Rea but also she was applying the signature style of Yoga Kula (working towards a specific goal through the all class , building up to achieve a specific posture at the end of the class with repetitive themes) , the whole sequence was enriched by some strong and unusual asanas, she later explained that she learnt an ancient form of martial art inspired by the strength of the animal spirits originated in Southern India , Kalari. Some of the postures really felt energizing, especially by using pressure points while holding the asana.
Here a brief explanation:
The origins of the ancient martial art of Kalari-payattu are lost in hoary antiquity. According to some of its proponents, it was the sage Agastya Muni who developed the Kalari fighting technique, while others claim that the great warrior-incarnation of Vishnu, Parashurama created Kalari.
Kalaripayattu is indigenous to the South Indian state of Kerala and derives its name from the Malayalam word ‘Kalari’ which literally means ‘battlefield’. "
Check out more:
My friend Justin couple of days ago sent me the link to a free download of one of his amazing songs, his 2008 debut "As The Sun Meets The Moon." The link below
will take you to the free download .
If you'd like to make a contribution to his upcoming release, there is an option to donate when you download the free album .
Stay tuned as he will release a new album entitled "Momentous Change" soon, you can take a listen to a single from the upcoming album called "Keys To The
Enjoy it:) and thank you again Justin
If you are in New York City and feeling like an healthy experience all around you should definitely pop into Liquiteria:
They have pressed juices , detox programms , liquid meals and all sort of healthy snacks.
I had the Mr Green to start , than feeling brave I had The Killer XX, well if they call it the killer is for a reason and I found out! The cayenne pepper really wakes you up!!!
I took home some of their herbal supplements, great boosters to ad to your daily juices.
Nada Sadhana Music
Picked up this CD at the Jivamukti studio in New York and it is amazing. You can check it out by following the link. Enjoy it:)
A Passionate Yoga Teacher, Appreciating Joy within each and everyone's Smile. Grateful for her Yoga Life, Experimenting and Searching for Innovative Healthy Food, Music Soul, Interested in all New/Alternative Therapies, Seeking for any Dance & Art & Cultural Stimulation, Hopeless Travel Addict and Animal Lover, especially 4 her gorgeous border collie Joy;)