What is yoga?
What is yoga to you? As much as I love going to a 2 hour yoga class at an amazing studio, or a weekend workshop with my favorite teachers, the true meaning of yoga to me comes in the most unexpected moments. The long train rides in India, where strangers become family, sharing food and stories has shown me the connection and compassion in Yoga. After the 15 hours of journey, they become strangers again as they leave to continue to their various destinations, without the hope
This is my kind of meal. Fresh, quick (just 30 minutes required!), satisfying, lots of vegetables, and plenty of protein. The beauty of a meal like this is you can use practically whatever produce you have on hand. For a variety of textures and flavors, I went with cucumber, green onion, red pepper, and carrot noodles. I also think edamame, raw courgette, and radish would work well, too. The vegetables not only add vibrant color to the dish, but also lots of fiber and crunch!
The wheel of samskara and raw, chocolate, chilli mousse
After a week of learning, unlearning, stretching, growing and eating on an amazing yoga retreat in Abu Dhabi I am ready to embrace clean thinking with my clean eating. Studying the Kleshas (the causes of suffering) and the wheel of samskara (generalized patterns) samskaras are individual impressions, ideas, or actions; taken together, our samskaras make up our conditioning. Repeating samskaras reinforces them, creating a groove that is difficult to resist. Samskaras can be po
Quotes to live by
“I believe that the mind can be permanently profaned by the habit of attending to trivial things.” – Henry David Thoreau “What could be more ironic than dying when you feel most alive.” – Hendri Coetzee “The heart has reasons for which reason knows nothing.” – Blaise Pascal “There are two things in this world we can do nothing about: one is yesterday and the other is tomorrow.” – The Dali Lama “Each time you love, love as deeply as if were forever, only nothing is eternal.” –
Why go vegan?
Miley Cyrus is doing it, ultra-marathoner Scott Jurek is doing it, Kayaker Rush Sturges and rafter Pete Meredith are doing it and so are Stevie Wonder and Alicia Silverstone. People the world over, from all sorts of backgrounds and of all ages have been going vegan over the last couple of years. It seems like the world is waking up to the possibility of trading chronic diseases and inflammation for compassion, health and longevity. But why should you go vegan? Did you know th