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Subtleties in Yoga Breathing

By Madya Lila | April 29, 2019

This week I made the discovery that simply blocking the ears during a particular breathing pose had an almost opposite result to the same breathing pose done without blocking the ears. The pose is Brahmari, a breathing pose where we repeatedly hum on the outward breath. The traditional Brahmari is to inhale, block the ears …

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Kids in the Kitchen – Tofu Satay with Peanut Sauce

By Madya Lila | April 29, 2019

Recently I’ve been having my two grandchildren over to help cook the Monday meal. Their mums want me to pass on some of the recipes of the meals they enjoyed when they were growing up. On the menu is vegetarian shepherd’s pie, lentil (or anything on hand) pasties, hunza pie, soy bean patties, healthy pizzas …

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Vegan Homemade Chocolate Easter Eggs

By Madya Lila | March 29, 2019

Have you noticed the number of shelves dedicated to chocolate this time of the year? As Easter looms the Easter eggs roll into our shopping trolleys and the Bunnies jump along behind yelling ‘Hey wait for me!!!!’ ‘No!’ I say sternly, ‘this year we will be healthy! Homemade chocolates’ Here’s a recipe that ticks all …

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Accepting and Moving Forward from Life’s Lemons

By Madya Lila | March 28, 2019

Good things happen to us in life but as we all have probably found out… bad things happen too.  We lose someone we love, or maybe we lose our income, our health, our ability to do things we love, or we can’t cope with our work load, our responsibilities, our situation in life. The possibilities …

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Five Tibetan Rites Part 2

By Madya Lila | February 26, 2019

Find Part 1 here!   5 Tibetan Rites Full Version Traditionally attributed to ancient monks living in the harsh conditions of the cold rocky Tibetan mountains, these five poses will undoubtedly get your circulation flowing, your spine flexible and boost your energy. The poses are a simple and great way to start the day! Practice …

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Let’s Gain Some Clarity in Our Life – Part 2

By Madya Lila | February 26, 2019

If you haven’t read Part 1 you can find it here! Exercise to Feed the Brain In recent times the notion that the brain can’t change has been debunked. It has been discovered that the human brain has the amazing ability to reorganize itself by forming new connections between brain cells. This ability is known …

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Five Tibetan Rites – Yoga Asanas for Clarity

By Madya Lila | January 26, 2019

Tradition has it that these 5 poses were adopted by Tibetan monks to keep them strong and living long. Whether that’s true or not they certainly are a great energy booster which bring clarity to the mind. They also keep the back bones supple and the core strong. The recommendation is to start with 3 …

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Let’s Gain Some Clarity in Our Life – Part 1

By Madya Lila | January 26, 2019

Clarity is such a nice word. Conjuring up images of pristine cool clear lakes, blue skies and everything very crisp and beautiful. But a lack of clarity brings images of stumbling along in the dark, tripping over debris and sliding in the mud. Mental clarity is much the same: a clear tranquil mind or a …

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The Ultimate Vegan Burger

By Madya Lila | January 26, 2019

It’s no secret that a diet rich in healthy foods is good for your brain.  The antioxidants in natural food help to keep the brain vibrant and young. Good oils fight inflammation and the minerals and vitamins provide much needed nutrition. The following recipe is great for healthy oils and other antioxidants:   Ingredients 2/3 …

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How to Ensure a Happy New Year The Yoga Way

By Madya Lila | December 29, 2018

What’s on your happiness bucket list this year? I bet its not hard to make one! But what is hard is to find is a way of keeping unhappiness out of our year ahead. But don’t worry, yoga has the answers! For starters here are three really basic hints from the wise yogis on what …

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