On the yoga mat (Peotry)

This morning after finishing my daily yoga asana practice, I saw a book my wife left close to yoga mat. The name of the book was “ Writing Down the Bones-Freeing the writer within” by Natalie Goldberg. The writer suggests in the book to pick up one word or two word and started to write something contemplating on the word(s) whatever you write does not matter, if you did write, it would be very opening, healing and joyful act. Something like this she says.

Since I was on the yoga mat, flowing her suggestion I pick up the words  “On the yoga Mat” and started to write that became kind of poetry. Here you go….

 

On the yoga mat

On the yoga mat, sometime I bend my knee , sometime I bend my arms

Sometime twisting my torso to the left

 Sometime opening my torso to the right

Tilting my butt up and the down, right and the left

 Facing downward and facing upward

On the yoga mat

I become weird and I become free

Sometime lying on my belly, sometime lying on my back

Sometime standing on my head, sometime standing on my feet,

Not only warrior No. 1, but warrior No. 2, 3 and even 4

On the yoga mat

 I become flexible and I become strong

Thinking of not thinking, dreaming of not dreaming,

 just breathing deep and full

Opening my heart, and opening head

 Opening my gut and opening my legs,

On the yoga mat

I become humble and I become brave

On the yoga mat sometime I become a pigeon, sometime a scorpion

Sometime I become a cobra, sometime a fish

Sometime I become a dog, sometime a god

Fully alive and aware,

On the yoga mat, I become everything

and finally

Lying like a dead body

On the yoga mat

I become nothing.

Recipes of the month- in July

 

My Grandmother’s gift to you.

Grand Ma`s delicious Spicy Chutney

 

I was on the process fixing dinner for family and myself.  I decided to make something special – something similar my grandmother used to make with the difference  of no oil cooking, frying or grilling.  Suddenly I remembered her spicy Tomato-Onion Chutney, just thinking of that my mouth became watery. I did not remember what was there beside tomatoes and red onion, salt and cayenne. But test was still fresh in my heart. So I gave a try to create raw version of it. It came out so great that my wife end of eating double of soup then what she would eat normally.

I hope you will try it and let me know how was for you.

are you ready…here you go..

 

1 cup chopped tomato or one big tomato

1 cup chopped red onion

2 Tbs sesame oil

1Tbs-2Tbs lemon juice

1tsp unpasteurized miso

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne

Blend above ingredients  and mix i finely chopped

1/4 cup tomatoes

1/4 cup red onion

2 Tbs basil or any other fresh herbs (Optional)

Enjoy with rice, quinoa, and any green salad, soup or even with sandwich.

 

Note: End of every month these recipes will be taken out. so please hurry up-:)