In keeping with the nutella recipe I made a couple of weeks ago, here's one for hazelnut chocolate fans. Dark chocolate hazelnut torte. I really did have problems putting this one down once I took a bite, it's just mouthfuls of wonderful healthy nutella bite after bite. As it's quite dense I made it thin torte style, however if you wanted to make it into a cake then double the filling recipe and go crazy!
My veggie garden is going crazy right now with an overflow of amazing, huge and fresh everything. Kale and spinach are growing rampant like weeds, which is wonderful. Every day we're eating freshly picked organic produce, from farm to table, and you can really taste the difference. I have two types of kale, the curly lighter green one, and also the dark flat leaf Tuscan kale. Most people use the curly one, and that's the most common found in the markets but the other variety is just as delicious. This easy simple dish highlights the amazing taste of kale and it only takes about 10 mins to prepare.
Well written article addressing not only how yoga can affect society right now in the present moment, but also the effect it has long term on society as a whole. From school dropouts to PTSD in veterans, to substance abuse among all age groups, all these cost countries trillions of dollars, yet studies have shown that yoga as a therapeutic source of practicing mindfulness can help reduce and one day prevent these costs as well as promote general wellbeing.
"I am not what happened to me,
I am what I choose to become"
Carl Gustave Jung
I'm Binny, a full time Bikram Yoga teacher and studio owner that lives in Perth, Australia.
I started this blog to share the things I love the best in the world: being healthy and happy, food (especially raw), yoga, traveling and most importantly, learning how to love and be true to myself.
I suffered from severe digestive problems when I was younger, being gluten and lactose intolerant, and developed compartment syndrome and fibromyalgia in my teens. I have lived with constant pain for over 16 years now.
Over the past 10 years, I've shifted to a mainly plant based diet and realised that being well and healthy is a way of life. I have been teaching Bikram yoga since 2011, in the US and Australia. Due to my health issues I've also had a lot of bodywork done as well as explored alternative therapies.
I've become much more aware of myself as a result of all this - physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. Right now I love my life. In my career I love what I do and I do what I love. I have traveled to some amazing places around the world and made lifelong friends. In between working and traveling, I cook up a storm in the kitchen, especially raw desserts, spend time with the people I love the best, which now includes a yoga husband, a mini yogini Estell, and our dog! I try to listen to my body the best I can.
I truly believe that we all have the power and the capabilities to heal our own bodies, to nourish the spirit and seek our own happiness and life's purpose. This my journey...