Mung Bean Soup

I first tasted this delicious Ayurvedic recipe of mung beans about 5 years ago when my yoga teacher in Brighton, Dot Bowen, taught a yoga workshop followed by a light vegetarian lunch. I wasn’t the only one that was chomping at the bit for the recipe. Put off by some of the strange ingredients like asoefedita and the need to soak the beans, I never attempted the … [Read more...]

Homemade Ghee

I learnt this recipe from my yoga teacher and dear friend, Dot Bowen.  Ghee is the most heat-stable of all fats so is excellent for cooking. It doesn’t de-nature on exposure to light, and has the ability to carry the qualities of foods cooked with it deep into the tissues. It is nourishing and supports digestion.  Ingredients: Good quality organic unsalted butter. … [Read more...]

Alternate Nostril Breathing – Anuloma Viloma

I developed pre-eclampsia in my 35th week of pregnancy and my daughter was delivered by emergency c-section two weeks later. I was told by the doctors that the high blood pressure would most likely settle down about 6 weeks after delivery and I could come off the medication. It didn’t. Nearly 3 years after her birth I finally came off the medication thanks to the help of a … [Read more...]