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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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Stay Well This Winter

By Madya Lila | May 27, 2019

Now that winter has officially started we can expect a lot of coughing and sneezing going on around us. In fact there’s a high possibility that someone either in your workplace, or at the supermarket, on public transport or even in your family will be inadvertently sharing their germs. But we don’t need to be …

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Dynamic Extended Mountain

By Madya Lila | May 27, 2019

This exercise is great to do out in the fresh air first thing in the morning or it can be used as an energy recharge throughout the day. It not only charges us with big fresh lungfuls of oxygen but helps to release tension from the shoulders and chest and assist in strengthening our immune …

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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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