Esalen Salad Dressing
At the MAC center for teacher training we served this simple dressing that was a great hit, it's vegan , vegetarian etc.
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons tamari
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 clove garlic, minced
Mix all ingredients in blender or with a whisk.This dressing keeps for several days if sealed and stored in the fridge. It is a simple light dressing that is a great compliment for bitter greens.
Dinee, Dana and Pam have all been accepted into Level 1 training with Baron Baptiste! Congratulations!
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Boil 2 quarts water in a 3-4 quart pot.
Add 15 whole cloves
Boil for 1 minute
Add 20 black peppercorns
3 sticks of cinnamon
20 green cardamom pods (crush cardamom pods first)
8 or more slices of ginger ¼” thick (need to peel ginger)
Cover and place on low boil for 30 minute. For the best flavor cover with a tight lid on very low heat 2-3 hours. When finished turnoff heat and add ½ teaspoon of black tea. Strain tea and drink.
You can serve the tea with honey or maple syrup and if you wish add soy milk or regular milk.
The spices in this create a synergistic healing effect.
Black pepper is a blood purifier. Cardamom aids in digestion. Cloves strengthen nervous system. Cinnamon aids calcium absorption. Ginger helps inflammation and removes physical weakness. The soy or dairy aids in assimilation. The black tea activates the ingredients and strengthens the nervous system, energizes the body, clears the mind and is both a remedy and preventive measure for colds, allergies and other diseases of the muscous membranes.
Taken from YOGA YOGA in Austin, TX
Chai mix sweetener
1 14oz of unsweetened condensed milk
½ teaspoon ground cardamom
¼ teaspoon ground all spice
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
Pour the can of milk into a clean, dry jar. Add the spices and cover tightly with a lid. Place in the refrigerator. The longer it stays refrigerated the better it gets. To use the mixture and scoop out 2 to 3 tablespoons into a cup of very strong hot black tea.
Taken from Yoga Body in Houston, TX
Listen to Willy's new song - Carousel
Pick up the Willy Collins Band new song "Carousel" at YA. All proceeds from the sale of this CD will be donated to the Robin Hood
Foundation Sandy Relief Fund.
Yoga Journal on the Bhagavad Gita
In YAAS training, we are really enjoying reading the Bhagavad Gita. This article illustrates how ancient wisdom of the yogic texts can be applied to every day life. Take a look here!
Film by Peter Rodger: OHMYGOD
What is God?
In every corner of the world, there’s one question that can never be definitively answered, yet stirs up equal parts passion, curiosity, self-reflection and often wild imagination: “What is God?”
Filmmaker Peter Rodger explores this profound, age-old query in the provocative non-fiction feature Oh My God. This visual odyssey travels the globe with a revealing lens examining the idea of God through the minds and eyes of various religions and cultures, everyday people, spiritual leaders and celebrities. His goal: to give the viewer the personal, visceral experience of some kind of reasonable, meaningful definition of one of the most used—some might say overused—words in most every language. Rodger’s quest takes him from the United States to Africa, from the Middle East to the Far East, where such fundamental issues as: “Did God create man or did man create God?”, “Is there one God for all religions?”, and “If God exists, why does He allow so much suffering?” are explored in candid discussions with the various Christians, Catholics, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists and even atheists the filmmaker meets along the way.
YA teacher Sarah Rumsey, who completed her 200 hour certification in June, has just opened her own studio, Maitri Yoga, in her home state of Arkansas. If you are traveling to Arkansas please pay a visit for some terrific yoga at our "sister" studio. More info and link to website coming soon. Congratulations to Sarah!
Did you know that our own YA teacher Sarah R. has a blog? Check it out if you haven't "Manolos to Solos" Daily life with the help of yoga.
Get your digestive fire ignited. In the Indian philosophy of Auyerveda, we are each made of the 5 elements. Fire, Water, Air, Space, Earth.
To maintain a healthy balance our Fire, known as Agni, needs to stay well flamed.
Grate or slice a few pieces of ginger root in a mug and pour hot water in your cup. The longer the ginger steeps the stronger the "tea" will become. Ginger is great for helping digestion and for releasing toxins in the body.
Not sure what your dosha is? Take the Quiz.
Lindsay P. has a blog too "Vegetable Mama", geared towards happy bellies and healthy bodies.
We love to eat healthy.......
Our wonderful Emmie is on an adventure.
Follow her adventures at her blog.