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Partake of the beautiful Lotus to inspire your mind. It sedates and seduces..

Lotus - Its God's favorite flower...Its mysticism may also be linked to the mild narcotic or sedative effectsfrom flowers that are eaten, smoked or steeped in wine and drank. Also called the world's most beautiful flower, the lotus is the most sacred, and it seems there never was a time when man did not adore it.....Of all the myriad buds and blooms, the most revered and esteemed--by God and man--is the magnificent lotus in the sub continent and all across China and Japan.
According to Buddhism and Hinduism, within each human inhabiting the earth is the spirit of the sacred lotus. It represents eternity, purity and divinity and is widely used as a symbol of life, fertility, ever-renewing youth and to describe feminine beauty, especially the eyes.
One of the most common metaphysical analogies compares the lotus' perennial rise to faultless beauty from a miry environment to the evolution of man's consciousness--from instinctive impulses to spiritual liberation.
In Yoga,…

Lentils, India style - Red Black or Yellow, an easy CURRY for even sliced bread!

Even though not as famous globally "Tandoori Chicken",  Dal and Roti are staple foods in every Indian household. And  the good news: it is healthy beyond measure!  Ease your soul with foods like dal that comes with all the goodness of protein rich lentils. Humble and comforting recipe to start your day or night!
Dal and Rice or Dal and Roti even, Dal and Buns - eaten everyday to satisfy and satiate more than just hunger pangs, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner the humble lentil has become ubiquitous with Indian cuisine.
Each family has their own recipe for the making of the 'dal -curry' and their own favorite main dish - either hot cooked soft white rice, or a fluffy 'chappati" ( a wheat based flat bread) or a hot baked bun!
Growing up, mine was no different, and I've carried on the tradition with my own family.
I love the ease of  making this simple, rustic dish and eating it  any time, by itself or making it an accompaniment to another dish any way I ch…

Sex, Food & Ayurveda + a recipe for Valentine's Day

Besides saint Vatsayana’s Kamasutra, which is still the most comprehensive documentation in the world on the practice of sex, the ancient Ayurveda texts provided complete guide on sexual health, from food to solutions for sexual problems.
The repertoire of aphrodisiacs of Indian origin, find their roots in the many Ayurvedic therapies.
Eating the right foods - will help  healing, rejuvenating and balancing the endocrine system and hormone production in the body, which is an essential part of sexual health.
According to Ayurveda the human body is made up of 7 types of tissues or dhatus. When we eat, the digestive system transforms our food (and drink) into the most unrefined of these tissues, rasa dhatu (well, first it’s ahara rasa, then it transforms to rasa). Rasa can be seen, in simple terms, as the white part of the blood—blood serum.

Over the course of about one month, the body and its agnis (digestive fire—each tissue has its own agni) transform some portion of this rasa into inc…