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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the lovely people out there. I have had the most memorable past few days with a lot of celebrations with my family. Here is a pic from our BBQ lunch on Christmas And another one from New Years 🙂 Christmas and New Year celebrations often bring with it a little (or a lot ;))of sugar, gluten,...

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3 steps to find yourself through your practice again…
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The thing that makes you come back to your mat are those moments of no thoughts, stillness, flowing with the breath…and nothing really beats this experience of yoga. Off course I wanted to experience this every morning BUT sometimes there is so much happening that the mind is over-active even at 6am :-D. There is always way back to that space, to finding yourself...

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Vegan Carrot Halwa
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Good recipes come from good yoga practice.  When I feel totally connected and exhilarated in my practice, I then find it easy to to create and also get ideas of what I could make.  My practice is the source of my creative energy and that point of my mind not being overactive helps me to get in touch with myself. Luckily, I have been...

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Vegan Butter Tofu
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Last week was my little brother’s birthday. He has come from Mumbai to do his Post-grad in Information Technology and is living with me 🙂 I have been so waiting to have him over with me in NZ, he is 0ne of my favorite people and such a happy and a jovial person to live with. One of the best things since he has been...

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Healthy Granola Bars
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I love Granola Bars, they make such a good snack! Here are some reasons you should try making these granola bars instead of buying them from the supermarket: They are super easy to make. They cost less than 20% the price of the usual organic high end granola bars. You can choose your own combination of seeds. They don’t have any dried fruits. Dried fruits such...

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4 Ways to Improve your Backbends
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Yes, there are shoulder and back warm ups to improve your backbends and then there are some things you can practice outside the mat. We usually practice yoga, so through the body, the mind can change. But I think, going the other way works equally well. Here are 4 ways to improve your Backbends outside the mat: BACKBENDS= Opening yourself to a huge expanse of life/love/happiness/uncertainty/...

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Where to buy Economical Organic Foods in Auckland
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I LOVE food shopping- exploring different places, reading the ingredients, finding out about new foods, meeting the producers, comparing prices, thinking of ways to combine different foods.. just everything about it. Over past few years, I have discovered some amazing places that sell organic produce at great prices. What I buy Organic– All vegetables and fruits, especially the ones with thin skin example- all...

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Chickpea Quinoa Recipe
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I am loving chickpeas these days. I boil a pot of them on the weekend and make hummus and some other experimental recipes from them. Here is one of them that combines the best of western super foods and Indian Spices. All my friends and family who have tried this dish, love it! Ingredients: 1 cup cooked quinoa and brown rice 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas...

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Books I love and 10 Things I learnt from them
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Continuous self development in all areas of life is one of the most important things for me. Even though I learn new things every day, books act as a reminder and a ground for me to stay in the present, to believe in myself, to be aligned with my goals, to learn new skills, to understand mind and people… I love the concept of audio...

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Badam (Almond) Halwa
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Mom’s are the most special people in the world. Off course I love mine to bits. Funnily enough, I also get my two main interests from her. She is a yoga teacher back in Mumbai and is the most fabulous cook ever! I think, I try to be a bit more like her everyday, her kindness and never ending love are an inspiration to...

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Applying the principles of Chi Kung and Tai Chi in Yoga
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One of the best things about travelling is that you get to experience new things. When I was travelling earlier this year in Pune, I got the opportunity to attend a Tai Chi and a Chi Kung class from an amazing Canadian instructor. In essence, I think- Yoga, Chi Kung and Tai Chi all have the same end result ‘awareness and conscious movement of...

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SuperFood Patties
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Auckland finally feels like home again. It’s so easy to leave things behind and go travelling but takes time to find a new place and settle down all over again. Luckily, I have many things that were still the same for me- my friends, my awesome job as a Montessori teacher and practicing my yoga 5-6 days a week. Things have got even busier...

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An Invitation to Apply for YA500 Research
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I am doing research on how eating correct foods impacts on Ashtanga practice. I am looking for participants who can follow the Ashtanga Diet for the next 4 months. About Ashtanga Diet It combines the best of western super foods with Indian spices. All the meals are dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free and delicious! It consists of eating heavy breakfast, hearty lunch, light dinner and healthy...

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ANZAC Cookies
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ANZAC Cookies

Apr 25, 2014 by

Yesterday, I made the traditional ANZAC Cookies at school with rolled oats, butter, sugar, golden syrup, white flour and coconut. The kids and other teachers loved them. I loved making them because it was super easy and hardly took 10 minutes to put it all together. Well, there always is a gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free version to everything 😀 This morning, I tried substituting...

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Vegan Turmeric Milk
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I get flu once a year and that is when I come back home to Mumbai! Yes, honestly speaking gluten-free and dairy-free goes for a toss at home. I can’t say no to my mom’s food- just the effort and the heart she puts into making things for me is what I can’t deny. The good thing is mom is becoming more open to...

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