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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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Budget Travel Tips

Budget Travel Tips

Budget Travel Tips You may remember our post on Saving Money for Travel. Now that you’ve saved all that cash, learn how to spend it wisely with these Budget Travel Tips. Traveling doesn’t have to be as expensive as one may think. I’m certainly not rich, but just like my yoga practice and working out, [...]

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Yoga Poses for Sleeping

Yoga Poses for Sleeping

Yoga Poses for Sleeping In this fast pace world, most of us at some point may experience some challenges with getting adequate rest at night. We may put ourselves to bed at a reasonable time but actually falling asleep is a whole other story. With multiple responsibilities we take on it may be hard to [...]

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Book Review: A Tale for the Time Being

Book Review: A Tale for the Time Being

Book Review from Alison Preece: A Tale for the Time Being Ruth Ozeki, a Zen Buddhist priest and accomplished writer, is able to make ancient spiritual philosophies accessible to the modern reader. Perhaps that’s not surprising. Her deft handling of quantum physic theories, however, may be less expected. The interplay between the two, along with [...]

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Yoga for Addiction

Yoga for Addiction

Yoga for Addiction Yoga as A Powerful Aid Against Addiction: If immersing yourself in the world of yoga has inspired you to book a teacher training course to paradisiacal areas like the Greek Islands, the tropical beaches of Patnem or the verdant oasis that is Costa Rica, chances are, you’re already aware of the powerful [...]

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An Interview With A Great Yogi – Vijay Gopala

An Interview With A Great Yogi- Vigay Gopala To get to know one our favorite guests teachers and a great Yogi, Vijay Gopala, we conducted an interview with him. Sarah first met Vijay three years ago and studied Meditation and Pranyama with him intensely. He has had a profound influence on Sarah’s spiritual path. Vijay [...]

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What is Ashtanga Yoga?

What is Ashtanga Yoga?

What is Ashtanga Yoga? The Ashtanga Yoga method was developed by Pattabhi Jois. Pattabhi Jois studied under Krishnamacharya who is considered the father of modern day Yoga. Other disciples of Krishnamacharya are B.K.S Iyengar, Indra Devi and TKV Desikachar (Krishnamacharya’s son). Pattabhi Jois was born in 1915 And left the body in 2009, teaching up [...]

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Summer Salads

Summer Salads

Summer Salads This week’s summer salad was particularly delicious! I used leftover quinoa from the zucchini quinoa fritters and base from my bean salad recipe that you may recognize from the food stamp challenge. 2 cucumbers, chopped 1 pint of grape tomatoes, sliced in halves 1 can of white cannellini beans, rinsed & drained 1 [...]

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Zucchini Quinoa Fritters

Zucchini Quinoa Fritters

Zucchini Quinoa Fritters This is a quick easy staple recipe you can throw together without much fuss. Pair these zucchini quinoa fritters with a bean salad for a meal or make as an appetizer for a backyard fling. 2 cups julienned zucchini 2 cups cooked quinoa that has been cooled 1 egg 1/4 cup flour [...]

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Food Stamp Challenge

Food Stamp Challenge

Food Stamp Challenge – Round 2 You may remember when I did my first Food Stamp Challenge in December. As an act of self-discipline and awareness I ate on $4.50 a day for 5 days – the same amount New Yorkers on food stamps get to spend on a week of food ($31 for a [...]

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