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A Day in the Life of a Yoga Student in Mysore, India

A Day in the Life of a Yoga Student in Mysore, India

A Day in the Life of Mysore, India Interested in going to Mysore, India to study and practice Ashtanga Yoga intensively? I asked Sarah Walsh what her typical day was like for the 5 weeks she was there. We decided to turn her response into a blog posting for those of you interested in what [...]

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Pineapple Spinach Mint Smoothie

Pineapple Spinach Mint Smoothie

Pineapple Spinach Mint Smoothie Another delicious smoothie was the result of playing around in our Indian kitchen searching for a light dinner option before our ridiculously early morning (4:15am) Mysore Ashtanga practice. My Yogi roomie and I were looking for a little green to add the the abundant fruit options in tropical India. There may [...]

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Fall Salads

Fall Salads

Fall Salads Fall Salads are not that different from our Summer Salads or Bean Salad posts, but by changing a few key ingredients you’ll create a hearty dish to fill you during chilly autumn days. Ingredients: 1 cup cooked and cooled Quinoa 1 bag spinach, chopped 1/4 cup Spicy Pepitas 1 can Black Beans 1/4 [...]

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Spicy Pepitas

Spicy Pepitas

Spicy Pepitas These Spicy Pepitas – roasted pumpkin seeds with a kick – are great to keep around and add to salads, especially in the fall. They are simple, delicious and provide some good, healthy fat that our bodies need to prepare for the oncoming winter season…unless of course you are chasing the sun like [...]

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7 Chakra Juices & Smoothies

7 Chakra Juices & Smoothies

7 Chakra Juices & Smoothies You may have read Sarah’s popular article on Mind Body Green – 7 Yoga Poses to Balance Your Chakras. Now here’s 7 Chakra Juices & Smoothies to go along with those postures. Even if you can’t take a week off and join us on a Goan Yoga Retreat, you can [...]

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Book Review: THE ALCHEMIST

Book Review: THE ALCHEMIST

Book Review: The Alchemist “Maktub,” the merchant said, finally. “What does that mean?” “You would have to be born an Arab to understand,” he answered. “But in your language it would be something like ‘It is written.’” I just read The Alchemist, and it was brilliant. Yes, I do realize I’m a little late to [...]

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5 Yoga Poses to Strengthen Your Liver

5 Yoga Poses to Strengthen Your Liver

5 Yoga Poses To Strengthen Your Liver The best way to have optimal health of the liver is through a satvic or a pure healthy diet. In addition to being mindful of what we ingest, certain yoga poses can also aid in strengthening this vital organ to help purify the body. Since the livers main [...]

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Curried Slaw

Curried Slaw

Curried Slaw As part of my overall commitment to health, wellness and saving money for travel, I was stunned to see a tiny portion of Curried Slaw at a popular organic take-out establishment for $6. It looked so good, but I thought for about the same amount of money I could probably buy all the [...]

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Operation Shanti NYC Event

Operation Shanti NYC Event

Operation Shanti Join Operation Shanti in their first ever NYC benefit event! October 9th 7-9pm George Billis Gallery 525 W 26th St. What is Operation Shanti? Operation Shanti, a San Francisco, California-based nonprofit, was formally established in 2005 to help the poorest and neediest gain status and their rightful place in their societies. Operation Shanti’s [...]

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Papaya Cashew Smoothie

Papaya Cashew Smoothie

Papaya Cashew Smoothie This recipe was born one hot Indian evening. We gave it the name Sunset Sadhu inspired by the in season plump orange papayas and the dependable warm Mysore sunsets in South India. This Papaya Cashew Smoothie is the perfect snack or light dinner packed to refuel or prepare you for your yoga [...]

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