Methi Gota & Lemon Tea

Methi Gota is a deep fried snack enjoyed with Indian masala tea generally. You can make a meal out of it . Can do for any of your favorite snack. Instead of snacking on them on top of lunch , dinner .

Cut up some fruits or salad on side and make your tea that you like. It’s a very cold day here so made good lunch. Well, inside heater is running so not really cold . Just an excuse I gave to myself .

Enjoy!

Birthstone

Just an idea. When in doubt , wear your birthstone . You will see lot of discussions over which gem stone to wear . Simplest thing is wear your birthstone . You will find that information so easily depending on your birth month. Like September is Sapphire.

Save money of going to astrologers and just buy , gift birthstone jewelry.

Enjoy!

Flavors Of Planets – Vedic Astrology 

Astrology posts are very popular here so here’s another one with flavours with the blessings of Bhrigu rishi.

· Sun: Bitter. Bitter has drying and firming effect. You know in Gujarat, India during monsoon season, ppl used to eat bitter gourd. You need that drying effect within body too when it’s raining many days together. Food example: Bitter gourd, methi, aloe vera, arugula. Instead of eating pakodas during rain, eat bitter gourd subji.

· Moon: Salty. Salty has softening and cooling effect. That’s why moon is considered mother since mothers are soft and showers cooling effect. If your earthy mother doesn’t have that quality, look up to divine mother. Food example: Seaweed.

· Mars: Pungent/Spicy. Pungent has moistening and dispersing effect. Food example: Ginger, garlic, raw onion.

· Mercury: Mixed flavours.

· Jupiter: Sweet. Sweet has relaxing effect that’s why when ppl are stressed, they end up eating sweet. Most of the food is sweet like rice, wheat, peas,milk is all sweet. Cooked onion is sweet too.

· Venus: Sour. Sour has gathering effect. It brings everything together. Food example: lemon, yogurt, orange. Anything you taste sour.

· Saturn : Astringent. Astringent has contracting effect. In astrology, Saturn is the planet which contracts everything. Suppose one had a very big house, luxury life style and suddenly loses all that. Now one needs to learn with everything less. So you just learn to cut down, adapt and that’s it. You won’t have to run around the earth to please Saturn. Food example: Pomegranate peel.

 

We need to learn to have all 6 flavours in our food, experience it and not just gulp that food. Bitter gourd is something most of the ppl don’t like much or they remove all bitterness from it first and then eat it. Eat little but experience the flavor.

Enjoy !

 

Yoga For Planets  – Vedic Astrology 

  

  • Moon: Moon salutations. Another one worshipped in most of cultures.
  • Mars: Warrior pose.
  • Mercury: Tree pose(shown in picture),Mountain Pose.
  • Jupiter – Gyan mudra 
  • Venus – Shoulder stand(servangasan), Plough(Halasan), Fish(Matsyasan), Wheel (Chakrasan). 
  • Saturn – Crow

Join local yoga class to learn. I have observed lot of resistance in people when it comes to joining yoga class. Why? Because one is not ready to change. 

Enjoy yoga with astrology !