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Springtime Refresh with Yoga

By Madya Lila Dasi | August 28, 2017

Spring is seen as a time to detox; of cleansing away the excesses of winter comfort foods and helping the body reach new heights of energy and freshness. Actually the body is detoxing all the time. That is the liver’s job. However with some simple additions to our health regime we can assist our hard …

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Swing into Spring with Superfoods

By Madya Lila Dasi | August 28, 2017

As winter casts off its cloak of comfort foods to the fresh beginnings of spring we can add the wonderful spring vegetables to our diet like fresh greens and broccoli. Broccoli is a versatile healthy food which lends itself perfectly to cooked veggie dishes, raw salads and even detox health drinks. Its many health benefits …

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Enhance Every Part of Your Life with Meditation

By Gayatri A | August 7, 2017

Yoga meditation is easy to add to your daily routine, extremely effective, and will help you awaken and cultivate wisdom and spiritual love—the goal of yoga. Regularly practicing meditation enhances all aspects of your life. As you begin to experience mental clarity and relief from stress and anxiety, the challenges of life will become easier …

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Laddu

By Madya Lila Dasi | July 27, 2017

Because this month is the yoga festive season celebrating the birth of Krishna, of course this month’s recipe has got to be an incredibly yummy exotic sweet that Krishna likes to eat.   There’s a song written by the great saint Bhaktivinode Thakur that describes and lists all the varieties of food that Krishna is offered. …

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Are Yoga Asanas Spiritual?

By Madya Lila Dasi | July 27, 2017

One time a student asked, ‘How can I spiritualise my yoga asana practice? Are yoga asanas and pranayam intrinsically spiritual?’ Yoga asanas are not intrinsically spiritual, but they can be. There are many reasons people take to a yoga practice these days. It is well known that asanas help us care for our joints, muscles, …

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Mexican Spiced Tomato Soup

By Madya Lila Dasi | July 3, 2017

This soup recipe has evolved over many years to make it so scrumptiously nutritious. It’s a great soup for cold weather, so try it as you cosily warm your hands on the soup bowl and enjoy its wintery goodness. Ingredients (serves 4) 2 Tbs olive oil 2 onions chopped 2 ½ tsp Mexican seasoning (Taco …

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Boost Your Immunity with Yoga

By Madya Lila Dasi | July 3, 2017

You always know winter’s here when people start getting sick! In fact my son and his family are wading their way through a stomach flu while my daughter and her family are immersed in a heavy cold. Ahh the glories of winter when all the germs seem to take hold, defeating our immune systems and …

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Ayurveda For Happy, Healthy Winter!

By Madya Lila Dasi | July 1, 2017

Are you the type of person that struggles with Winter? What is it about Winter that makes us groan and grumble? Sometimes, the internal resistance we experience to the cooler months can be the simple result of not knowing how to embrace it. So how can we use the teaching of Ayurveda to help us …

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Ayurvedic Guide to Winter

By Gayatri A | June 29, 2017

Now the hot summer and the dry autumn is over, we can take a deep breath, and welcome the winter season. The days are still getting shorter and nights longer. As the temperature drops down, and the cold of winter settles in, we are moving from vata season to kapha season. Autumn and early winter …

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Kapalbhati Breathing

By Madya Lila Dasi | May 29, 2017

As the weather cools down for the winter months we can use this breath to help warm us up. It also keeps us alert and lifts our energy. Although the strong version is not recommended for people with heart problems, high blood pressure, hernias, reflux or if they are pregnant or menstruating the easier version …

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