Together at the Table
If you don’t share mealtime with your family, make sure you do. Envisage the scene. It is the family dining room and delightful aromas of a delicious dinner are wafting around. There is laughter, gaiety and a family looking forward to a shared meal. Isn’t it a pretty picture? Sadly this scene, quite a common fixture about a decade back, is getting rare today. TV dinners, eating out, hectic lifestyles have elbowed this feature out of the family life. The disappearance of the family meal has also rapidly lessened family conversations.
However, there are many reasons why this practice should be revived in earnest. A shared meal would enable all the members to sit together and share their day with each other. Many issues between different members could be amicably resolved over a plate of dessert. This is the time when, though small anecdotes, the kin connect and a tenacious bond is developed.
When each of us relates our day every day, one gets a hang of the pattern. You are curious about Continue reading “To grow in love…” »
foods considered tamasic and rajasic
You may have noticed it already. If not , it’s sure to happen to people practicing Yoga. Their nutritional revelation. You’ll be tending to the business of grocery shopping or ordering from a menu, and it will hit you “I am eating better than I used to, and I didn’t even realize I was doing it.”
Our lives are not in the lap of the Gods, but in the lap of our cooks – Lin Yutang
Virtually, all those who have been into Yoga for a while find themselves eating healthier foods. The yogic explanation for this is that doing asanas, pranayama, and meditation changes you at a cellular level. My affinity towards yoga started when I was 21. I tried all kinds from Bikram yoga (a.k.a Hot yoga) and Power yoga to Hatha yoga. The first lesson I learnt, more than anything was about food, and how food can completely re-design your body and mind.
Foods that are greasy, chemically preserved, or excessively sweet simply stop looking good. Beyond this gradual leaning toward more natural, healthful foods, yoga teachings themselves include a detailed philosophy of Continue reading “Make peace with your plate” »