I stopped to ponder a poem today, and I’d like to share it with you: The Body a Prison — Rumi’s Diet If you eat
My dear friend Chef Phyllis Quinn has referenced using Bina Mehta spices in the Selene River Press article about homemade Paneer Cheese! Phyllis is a
Even though street food is popular throughout India, Street food in Mumbai is especially popular, with many road-side food carts. Some even give…
The GAPS protocol – A Look at Digestive Health Posted May 12, 2015
The Gut and Psychology Syndrome & Ayurveda In Ayurveda we pay a lot of attention to our body’s ability to announce to us what it
Allegory of Ghee Posted April 14, 2015
Ghee is an essential ingredient in Indian cooking. It is a sacred, cow-produced ingredient whose purified essence nourishes and teaches. Though it is made from
Ayurveda and The Five Elements Posted April 12, 2015
The five elements (called “pancha mahabhuta” in Sanskrit) is one of the most fundamental concepts in Ayurvedic study.
These elements make up our entire material world. All matter, organic and inorganic, contains these elements, which in turn arise from the three gunas, or universal qualities. Let’s take a look at each of the elements individually:
Ayurveda and the Three Gunas Posted April 10, 2015
Ayurveda Living in India for the first 19 years of my life, I was extremely lucky to eat balanced Ayurvedic meals three times per day. At
Mystery Reader at my granddaughter's school Posted April 7, 2015
Last week I visited Boston to see my grandkids. My daughter signed me up to be the guest mystery reader for my granddaughter’s second grade class.
The War Within, Wisdom from the Bhagavad Gita – Part 5: Raja Yoga & Final Lessons Posted March 21, 2015 | Tags: Bhagavad Gita, Hinduism, philosophy, War Within
The Bhagavad Gita could very well be a handbook of self-revelation and a guide to action for the purpose of illumination and liberation of human consciousness or spirit. This religious classic helps followers of any sect or religion to find the inner way to the golden gates city of the Eternal Abode, God, Source or Absolute.
The War Within, Wisdom from the Bhagavad Gita – Part 4: Bhakti Yoga Posted March 20, 2015 | Tags: Bhagavad Gita, Hinduism, philosophy, War Within
Bhakti Yoga is the way of undaunted love and fervent devotion, the identification of the devotee to his chosen personal God, Ishta Devata. By offering the love with pure intent and thought and faith to God, the separation of the lover & the object of love disappears. Therefore, unity with the Divine is reached.