Seeing the fact I gained some weight, I started a low carb diet. This is the first time since many years, before I always had to eat carbs to keep my best weight, because of some health problems. So gaining weight is good news for me. Still I love to eat vegan and low carb … More Low carb diet after the holidays: courgette pasta!
The last kitchen garden lesson for this year: how to make your small food garden winter-ready. First you take out all the plants with their roots. That is very important. The plant of the fresh mint is a real usurer and had roots all over the place. They were very hard to take out. You … More Kitchen garden lessons: Winter-ready
These lovely petit sweat peppers, I found on the market place. I find them an awesome Sattvic snack, which fits the yoga diet perfectly: raw food is the best you can eat. It contains a lot of the live-giving energy prana. The goal of eating our food (and of every yoga practice) is to clean … More Stuffed mini-paprika
This delicious pumpkin dish was made in 15 minutes and has only 4 ingredients. It is healthy, light, low carb and full of the necessary daily vitamins and minerals. And it fits the Sattvic yoga-diet perfectly. First you peal the pumpkin (if it is a butternut pumpkin this would not be necessary) and slice it … More Stir-fried pumpkin with feta and raisins
Days are getting shorter. More clouds are coming. My garden is becoming less green and more colorful. The last buds of the gerbera are coming out. Birds are busy preparing for winter. I took out the last useful bits of my kitchen garden. Beans will not grow any further, the courgette plant has just some … More Autumn is coming: find happiness within
Every person who practices yoga or meditation should meditate today: this is the best moment of coming into a deep meditative state of samadhi. That is because of the strong light at the end of the nine days celebrations of the Goddess Ma Durga. It all started with her: she is the life-giving force. She … More Now is the time to meditate: Happy Navratri 2018!
We all have them: those patterns we want to break with. Like unhealthy eating habits or constantly putting ourselves down in our thoughts ‘I can’t wear this, I am too fat’ or ‘I am never capable of doing that’. These are normal patterns which we have formed throughout our whole lives. All our life-experiences influence … More Breaking with old patterns
We can reach our dharma by following our talents. Dharma is the special goal in life that the higher energy has in mind for you. Our personal talents are like tools we get from birth to be able to live our dharma. All unique individual dharma is in line with the universal dharma to bring … More Are you living your dharma?
A lot of beautiful natural remedies we unknowingly have in our kitchen or garden. Like Hippocrates, founder of modern medicine said: ‘Our food is our medicine, our medicine our food’. The Yoga Lifestyle and Sattvic diet recommends to eat as natural as possible and that also concerns our medicine. Ayurveda is a beautiful natural healing … More The amazing healing powers of Ashwaganda
Drinking two or three times a day hot water with pieces of fresh ginger is not only delicious: it is super healthy! Ginger has great healing qualities and it can even give great benefits while suffering from cancer. For myself it became an absolute indispensable part of my daily yoga-diet, because it keeps my thyroid … More Detoxing and loosing weight with fresh ginger!