Chia Pudding With Fruit Compote (Vegan, GF)

Simplifying home cooking makes eating at home more convenient, nutritious and economical. It can be lip-smacking good! When one dish can last for several meals and is portable, what is there not to like! This is simple, nutritious food good for any time. All that chia “pudding” means is chia seeds soaked in a liquid.... Continue Reading →

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Rosemary Lemon Lentil Vegetable Soup GF Vegan

This has to be THE favorite soup in our home. The lentils and vegetables sing with lemon and rosemary. It has had a long journey of development—souping together various bits and pieces, many influences, over the years. It is a delectable meal in a bowl that keeps well for 4 days and can be frozen... Continue Reading →

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Yoga Nidra: Conscious Sleep CD Tracks Uploaded

Guided meditations require less effort than the ones that require independent effort. The ease leads to greater states of deep relaxation for many who struggle with other types of practices. In over 40 years of practicing and teaching, Yoga Nidra is by far the most popular of any practice I have taught.

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Spring Back Spring Forward

It is that time of the year again! With the emergence of crocuses and daffodils in the West, life renews itself from the dormancy of winter (tamas in yoga and kapha in ayurveda). The joyful colors of Spring abound everywhere as seen in this painted haveli (old-style mansion) from the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. We... Continue Reading →

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Yoga Nidra: Scripting an Intentional Life

(January 2017 Meditations) Following through on the talk on intention and motivation, the question is how do we live an intentional life? How do we honestly and clearly see the motivation? Finding the answers requires some effort in directed self-reflection, looking at how we have lived mindfully and mindlessly, and then writing the script for... Continue Reading →

Intention and Motivation

(January 2017 Meditations) Why are we meditating? Clearly knowing the personal intention, and what motivates that intention, can make an enormous difference to the understanding and discipline we bring to our practice. What is meant by intention? Why is the motivation behind the intention so important? This can apply to anything, not just meditation. The... Continue Reading →

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