goa to mumbai

Another night bus. This time from Goa to Mumbai. I’m joining my Swiss friends and meeting more Swiss people here. will be there for a couple of days before heading up north. I will probably go to Varanasi first. More yoga, more temples!

This sugarcane juice is amazing, they add ginger and lime:

He was pleased with the end result of the photo
He was pleased with the end result of the photo

 

fasting with curd and water

During our Ayurveda classes from our beloved teacher Gaurav, we learned that Kapha & Pitta people (I explained about the Dosha’s here) should fast one day a week. During this day you can drink water with curd; add 200 grams of water to curd, let it sit and only drink the water on top, not the white on the bottom. Drink during the entire day, you can add more water to it once the water part is finished and repeat with another 200 grams of curd. This cleanses your system and detoxes, it is also very good for your skin, helps digest food and it is great if you drank too much alcohol the night before to replace the lactic acid in your body.

Curd with water
Curd with water in my room in Arambol

Recipe to make curd, since it’s not readily available where you might be:

  • Bring 1 liter of whole milk to a boil
  • Let it sit 5-10 minutes (preferably in a clay pot)
  • Stir in 1 teaspoon of yoghurt
  • Let it sit overnight
  • Place in the refrigerator in the morning

Today is my first day of fasting with this curd/water recipe. Yesterday I drank the water during the day while eating, it tastes pretty good and I felt great.

daily update #52

Gokarna with Angela and Naomi.

Train to Gokarna
Train to Gokarna
Boy on train
Boy on train
View
View from train
Train
We almost missed our stop, when we realized it was our stop we jumped up, got the locals to help us with our bags, threw them out of the moving train and all three of us jumped after our luggage. Our way of a grand entrance to Gokarna.
Om Beach, Gokarna
Om Beach, Gokarna
Gokarna Temple
Locals around one of the temples. We aren’t allowed to go into the temples in Gokarna.
Angelita with flowers in her hair and Omi smiling as usual
Angelita with flowers in her hair and Omi smiling as usual
I am still obsessed with cows
Photos of cows; it’s an obsession.
Herbs
Herbs
Beautiful animal
Beautiful animal
Market Gokarna
Market Gokarna
Checking his photo on the iPhone
Checking his photo on the phone
Enlightened!
Enlightened! If my phone says so, it might be true.
The guy in blue was our waiter at the restaurant, we thought he hated us. Turns out he doesn't.
The guy in blue was our waiter at the restaurant, we thought he hated us. Turns out he doesn’t.

daily update #47

I am a certified Yoga teacher!

Angela, Kranti & I
Angela, Kranti & I

The last month I:
– walked barefoot. A lot.
– gained much strength
– learned Pranayama breathing techniques
– have been such a happy vegetarian
– had pains in six of my joints
– became more flexible
– lost 7 kgs since leaving Brooklyn (!)
– gained friends
– detoxed
– sang many mantras
– had amazing meditation adventures
– learned about Ayurveda
– found out that I am a Pitta-Vata Dosha
– taught yoga classes
– learned some Sanskrit
– became even more excited about yoga
– fell more in love with the ocean
– ate loads of Ghee
– earned my certificate
– laughed. A lot.

What’s next? Gokarna.