October 31, 2016

This recipe or variations of it, is very popular in the yoga world. It's nourishing and in light of how easy it is to digest it's equally cleansing.  Its healing effect on the digestive system and on fat metabolism also means that it's widely used for our spiritual evolution process as it enhances physical energy and mental steadiness while creating inner calmness. You can have it for breakfast, lunch or/and dinner. You can have it anytime or you can use it as a cleanse. You can commit to a weekly one day cleanse or use it for a 3, 7, 11 or 28 day cleanse ( full moon to full moon), all good. 

We use white rice because it's easier to digest and we use mung beans because unlike other beans they are not gas forming and the combination of the two provides all ten essential amino acids (building blocks for protein) making it a perfect protein. 

Mung Beans and Rice ( Kitchari) Recipe

  • 1 cup mung beans

  • 1 cup basmati rice

  • 9 cups of water


October 28, 2016

Please note that I am not recommending you take any of these supplements. I only make recommendations in private consultations. What I am doing here is sharing information about some supplements that can help keep our shine ON during the dark days of winter. 

1. Rhoziva: An excellent herbal combination to help with mental fatigue, stress, energy and mood.

2. Moringa: Known as the tree of life, Moringa is one of natures most potent super foods . It provides more than 90 nutrients and 46 antioxidants.  Need I say more...;

3. Fats: They ensure healthy absorption of nutrients, keep our endocrine and nervous system fed and also keeps our hair and skin shinny. Good sources include: Flax oil (omega 3) , Hemp seed oil (omega 3-6 and 9)  and Udos oil (Omega 3-6 and 9); 

4. Probiotics: Ensuring we have healthy bacteria lining our colon ensures we digest and absorb our nutrients with more ease; and

5. Matcha Green Tea:  Easy to use powder can be added to smoothies or you can drink it as a te...

October 25, 2016

 1. Dress for the weather: This way we won't be in pain when we are outside which means we will be able to maintain an open and expansive posture which will reduce tension in the shoulders, neck, back and hips while ensuring we can breathe properly thus bringing our shine ON;

2. Get fresh air: We live in a cold climate - let's get out there and soak in the vitality; 

3. Practice yoga: Yoga is just one of those things that enhances our overall energy. Finding a class we relate too will ensure we experience the magic of the practice and will enhance our overall shine; 

4. Eat Food and Reduce Foodless Foods. Food is meant to be a source of nourishment and vitality. When we eat empty calorie foods it takes energy away from the body and mind and enhances the feeling of heaviness that keeps us wanting to sit and consume rather than move and share experiences. At my home we opt for 80\20, this way we remove the guilt feeling when we do choose foodless food;

5. D...

October 13, 2016

I was asked to make a dessert. I looked at what I had and decided to combine the following: banana, cacao powder, coconut oil, almond butter and honey. I stirred until it became creamy, added a few raspberries and voila. It is now a favorite.

Please don`t ask for the exact measurements, instead play and explore - this way it becomes yours. 

October 5, 2016

Thanksgiving is a time to express gratitude for the past harvest but I also like to look at it as a time to reflect on what I want to harvest in the future and remember that thoughts and words are seeds of expressions that eventually blossom into actions, habits and destinies.

With that said, I say happy thanksgiving! May our thoughts and words be an expression of our highest values and aspirations. 

I am teaching Monday October 10th 9:30AM Vinyasa Flow at EMY Carling. 

October 4, 2016

Nothing new - just another way of using a powerful self-help platitude to rescue the mind from itself!   

One of the things that has helped me on my journey and that continues to provide guidance is asking myself the question “What shall I talk about today- where shall my precious attention be directed? And since the chatter in our mind is the longest conversation we will ever have I like to begin there and aspire to choose wisely rather than mechanically.  After all that inward conversation fuels the outward communication, so asking what shall I talk about today becomes a valuable question capable of creating new patterns.

 Shall I complain,  gossip, criticize or shall I remain open to possibilities, attentive, exploring solutions - connected to the natural cycles of nature that include action, sustainment and decay?

We are told that we are creatures of habit - that we create our habits and that our habits then create us  - so through the power of choice...

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