Mountain and Tree Poses, Pranayam

Breathing: Pranayam: Ancient Indian texts define Prana as the vital life force or energy, distinguishing the living from the non living including the dead which flows through “nadis [subtle energy channel]” and “chakras [energy centers]”. It is supported by rest, food, breathing and calm mind. Ancient Indians observed that the quality of breath affected the … Continue reading Mountain and Tree Poses, Pranayam

Making steamed rice and lentil cakes aka Dhokla and mango pickle aka Chundo

Making chundo, felt laborious when I was helping my mom as a tween, in Mumbai, India. But home made chundo from the best ingredients and with the sweat of love tasted the best. Summer vacations were spent helping mom grate raw, green mangoes. listening to mom’s stories about her childhood, filling up many tapelas [vessels], … Continue reading Making steamed rice and lentil cakes aka Dhokla and mango pickle aka Chundo