Bali Bliss Papaya Salad by My New Roots

I absolutely love this lady. I would love to one day meet her in person. She is definitely one of my main foodie and nutrition inspirations.

I am sharing this yummy salad as here in Ecuador we are blessed with about the same weather and fruits as in Bali. Its amazing! So the ingredients for this recipe are obviously easy to find and the recipe is nice and simple.

Enjoy!

http://www.mynewroots.org/site/2014/05/bali-bliss-papaya-salad/

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The Lost Teachings of Yoga

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Through a lovely friend of mine I found this article, written by Georg Feuerstein. It is a very interesting article giving us a small history of how yoga arrived to the West and an overview of the main Yogis who brought this amazing science to us.

I am a big fan of Georg Feuerstein as he has studied Yoga philosophy super in depth and has written very good books on the subject.

If you are curious about the history of Yoga and the deeper aspects of it, I recommend you read this article. We seem to get so indulged in our physical practices that we forget to spend time on the other aspects of Yoga, which when we start practicing them, we realize that they are much more important and profound.

https://yogainternational.com/article/view/the-lost-teachings-of-yoga?utm_content=buffer61d98&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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I also recommend buying a copy of the Sutras of Patanjali. If you are interested in deepening your Yoga practice and wanting to understand the philosophy and theory behind it, go back to the originial texts. This is where the Yamas, Niyamas and other branches of Yoga originate. This is were you can learn about the different techniques of controlling the fluctuations of the mind (which is why we practice Yoga right?? 😉 This is where you will start realizing that Yoga is soooo much more than postures and breathing. The only Asana in the Yoga Sutras is seated posture for meditation 🙂

Yoga is a science and it takes us far beyond our physical capabilities. Start searching, investigating and practicing. If it is your path you will go places you never imagined 🙂

 

 

Totally Beautifull Rachel Welch

As you could have read in the 8Petals description page I actually started yoga with a book written by Rachel Welch. I wish I could meet her one day and thank her for inspiring me as a 17 year old to start this journey.

Maybe you read this Rachel… Thank you and I dedicate my first blog post to you.

I was obviously devastated when only last year I found out that there is actually a Total Beauty VIDEO!

Here it is for all of you to join in with the Totally Beautiful Rachel Welch