Save this recipe for the strange ‘in-between’ part of Christmas, when there’s lots of leftover food, but you’re looking for something other than turkey sandwiches and cold potatoes. You can stuff these Momos with your Christmas leftovers, and then save the recipe to use again and again throughout the year, with seasonal stuffing ingredients.
The ability to make ‘good chai’ is a very important thing in India – many mothers will work a lifetime to create and re-create their own chai concoction, and pass down the secret recipe through the family. When you taste how nourishing and comforting it is – not to mention healthy and absolutely full ofContinue reading “Spiced Masala Chai Recipe”
‘The only thing that is constant is change’ Heraclitus Life is movement. The exchange of an inhale and exhale, the beat of the heart as it pumps blood around the body, the movement from day to night and back to day, the cycle of the moon, the movements of the mind from ‘happy’ to ‘sad’Continue reading “Impermanence: It’s Time To Get Uncomfortable”
As we approach Diwali – ‘The Festival of Lights’, there are all sorts of traditions and festivities happening within a multitude of cultures. Most of them feature some sort of light as the main focus. Even Halloween at the end of last month includes the tradition of placing a lit candle inside a carved pumpkin;Continue reading “Diwali: A Return To Light (+ Orange & Cardamom Diwali Date Balls Recipe)”
In a recent Yoga & Meditation workshop I hosted with my mother (a Yoga & meditation teacher herself, as well as a qualified hypnotherapist and all-around wise woman), we briefly spoke about how a Sattvic diet was traditionally used to aid in the practices of meditation. The word ‘sattvic’ means ‘pure’, and it’s often referredContinue reading “Sattvic Snacks: Cardamom, Cashew & Chickpea Cookies”
With all the changing weather, heightened Vata energy, and transformation of nature around us, Autumn becomes a reminder of the impermanence and unpredictability of life itself.
It’s a bit of a shock – to say the least – to go from warmth, sunshine and the most amazing chai tea every morning, to these cold and frosty British December mornings…. So to remind myself of the amazing month I have just spent in India on my 5oo hour Yoga teacher training –Continue reading “Masala chia-chai porridge”
Each morning here in India we’re privileged to meditate in front of this beautiful scene in amazing surroundings. Hearing the world wake up as we meditate is a fantastic way to greet the day, and we’ve been exploring different ways of practicing meditation and pranayama. ‘Mudra’ means gesture or seal. Essentially it is a wayContinue reading “Shambhavi Mudra: Find Clarity, Peace & Intuition and Re-set Your Sleeping Patterns This Crazy Christmas Time”
Around half way through my time training with Julie Martin and Brahmani Yoga in India, and still learning so much more than I ever expected about all aspects of yoga, not just asana. There’s so much I’m looking forward to putting into classes and workshops, and so much I look forward to bringing into myContinue reading “Greetings From Goa + An Indian Recipe From Mani”
Having spent a week relaxing and acclimatising in South Goa, I’m now immersing myself in learning and practicing with Julie Martin and Brahmani Yoga on a level 2 500hr Yoga teacher training. I’m so grateful to have this time; nearly a week in and my head is about ready to explode with all of this newContinue reading “India Update + A Last Minute Christmas List”