Most of the Juices are very sweet, aren’t they? I buy carrot juice from stores and it’s only carrot nothing else . Still very sweet.
So what I started doing is half carrot juice and half water. This is good now . I drink carrot juice because it helps me with the cycle.
Now I can keep enjoying carrot juice .
Summer is here and so does watermelon. If you have never tried watermelon Indian way, then this is for you. Sprinkle some salt and roasted cumin powder on it. It’s good after hike or on a hot day when you sweat so much and so losing salt . Good way to hydrate yourself. People who work outside on hot days will also benefit from this.
Looking to start a new project or trying to change life and all confused and don’t know where to begin, where to find support?Well, worry not. There’s help and starting within.
In India, everything starts with a fast. I know everyone has forgotten it. Any prayers, vrat , Pooja starts with fasting first. Even in marriage, bride groom, family has to fast. Doing Pooja at home, got to fast. Want to pacify a planet ? Fast.
Why fast? Because when there’s so much junk sitting in stomach , hard to have clear mind which is needed for new start. Fasting helps clear mind , change energy. You might want to undertake manta sadhana or see how mudras work. For that also, fast.
For quicker result, take a laxative night before and fast next day.
Now after fasting , next day in the morning sit down at your favorite relaxing spot which could me your temple room or study room or whatever it is. Pose your question, “how do I begin ….” and wait for answer.
Time to take action now.
Try it out.
Are you wondering what’s happening with navratri fast? I had planned to do for 3 days and on 4th day which was Wednesday, I had arranged a lunch at local new indo- Chinese restaurant a while back. Didn’t know navratri dates at that time. Well, everything always work out. I was able to do 3 days as that’s all I wanted to do. And lot of my colleagues, friends from work showed up for lunch. Everyone wanted to try indo- Chinese food.
Other thing that fell in place was I had planned Ayurvedic spring tips at work diversity event . Of course long back on March 20th not knowing that was 1st day of spring. 1 lady came to our location specially just to learn Ayurveda. People do make an effort when they want to learn something and others just keep finding excuses.
So what came out of navratri fast? Am trying new restaurants, new cuisines and planning to arrange more lunch for my coworkers. Everyone loves food and it’s easy to try in a group because we all drive each other to try something new.
Today I tried a new Mediterranean place. Falafel wrap I had before but lentil soup is 1st time and I liked it.
Do you clean your home , drawer,attic etc upon arrival of spring? What about body which is our 1st home through out the stay on earth? In India, different season ,time has all different religious activities and part of it is fasting. Now a days we do celebrate but minus fasting. We need to relearn importance of fasting during season change.
We all ate lot of heavy food during winter and body needs to adjust to warm, hot weather so give it little rest and it will serve you better. Here’s few ideas :
- Skip one meal a day that you are dependent on. It could be breakfast, lunch ,dinner whatever it is. That’s all.
- Change the diet. If you are heavy on meal, become vegetarian for a week. If you are heavy on dairy, go vegan. If you eat nuts every day, go on vegetables. Whatever you do every day, change it.
- Navratri starting today so good time to fast. Eat light meals , 1 time. Remember it’s fasting and not feasting.
- Whatever you decide to do,keep it simple and don’t make a huge project out of it.
- If you are a heavy coffee drinker , smoker or something like that, just skip coffee , cigarette, alcohol for a week or 9 days. You know yourself best and know what you need to do.
Happy Navratri !