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Deb’s Healthy Pancakes (Vegan & Gluten Free)

By Madya Lila | September 18, 2019

Deb is celiac and so is Siddha, her 3 year old. In spite this Siddha seems to be the most robust and healthiest of all his friends. Maybe its good genes but also I think a large part of it is his being fed by one of the best cooks around. Deb knows how to …

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Make the Most of Spring

By Madya Lila | September 18, 2019

Spring and the weather is warming up! I love it when there is a warmth to the atmosphere and the breeze is gentle and caressing, a little delicate snatch before the sun reaches that harsh glare of summer. Spring is the perfect time to take our mat outside and head for the beach. Asanas down …

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Mood Lifting Spring Salad

By Madya Lila | August 31, 2019

There’s something about spring and how it uplifts our mood almost instantly.  The earth rejoices as bees start buzzing amongst fragrant blooming flowers. Young seedlings with leaves of green sprout with abundance and luscious juicy fruits are waiting to be relished. This mood lifting spring salad will surely give you the flavour of this new …

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Defy Gravity with Yoga

By Madya Lila | August 29, 2019

In our everyday language we talk about being, ‘depressed’,  ‘weighed down’ and  ‘carrying the load of the world on our shoulders’ – all terms we use to describe the feeling of being pulled downwards by gravity when our life gets too much for us. Often our posture manifests this load we are carrying by drooping …

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A Yoga Guide to Winter Wellness

By Madya Lila | July 31, 2019

In our plans about how to keep well for winter how many of us consider the lymphatic system? Many of us don’t really know what it does! Well here’s some info on how lymph fights off the foreign invaders and some techniques to help it along! Lymph is a pale opaque liquid like that found …

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Kheer (Sweet Rice)

By Madya Lila | July 31, 2019

The festive season is coming up for all Hindus and Bhakti Yogis. All over the world cooks who worship Krishna are thinking of what to make Him on His appearance day. One of my favourites is Sweet Rice, also known as Kheer. It’s a simple dish of boiled down milk with rice and sugar and …

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5 Tips for Becoming More Flexible

By Madya Lila | June 27, 2019

You may have noticed that some people are naturally very flexible. They swoop into their lunges with effortless ease, their forward bends are deep folds and their back bends are nearing a full circle. If once, as they might claim, they didn’t have the same degree of flexibility, it certainly didn’t take them long to …

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Hamstring PNF Stretching

By Madya Lila | June 27, 2019

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is a way of stretching, which involves both the stretching and contracting of the muscle group being targeted. It is said to be one of the most effective forms of stretching for the improvement of our flexibility and range of movement. The process is to gently take the target muscle or muscles …

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Winter Sweet Potato and Broccoli Soup

By Madya Lila | June 27, 2019

Are you lucky enough to have a fireplace? After having had one installed last year I was actually sad when it was too warm to light fires. What can be nicer in the cold winter weather than to sit in front of a fire with a warming cup of soup? Well even if you haven’t …

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Easy Pan-Fried Portobello Mushroom Burger

By Madya Lila | May 27, 2019

Here’s an easy ‘meal in a moment’ which is not only quick but full of nutrition. Portobello mushrooms are especially rich sources of selenium, copper and niacin which are essential for the healthy functioning of the brain, immune system, connective tissue and our energy production. This recipe is for burgers but just as easily the …

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