Health & Wellness

Got Water?

Got Water?

  How much water should you drink in a day? There isn’t a simple answer to this question that applies for everyone. Individual needs vary. You need more water depending on your constitution (people of pitta prakruti tend to feel hotter, sweat more, and feel...
Of Down Dogs, Goats and Salvation: 5 Yoga Myths

Of Down Dogs, Goats and Salvation: 5 Yoga Myths

Down dogs go well with beer. Goats are Yogis in disguise. Humans evolve into The Divine Pretzel to gain salvation. Instagram images implode with visions and variations of what Yoga has become all over the world. Sweaty, smiling “yogis” in heated rooms twist and turn...
Easy Wintertime Afternoon Snacks

Easy Wintertime Afternoon Snacks

This article was first published on January 11th 2017. When we lived in Coimbatore my mom and our neighbor, who was at least twenty years younger than her, became the best of friends. Many an evening, as I walked home from school, I would see mom and her bestie...
Yoga and Depression

Yoga and Depression

An essay first published in April 2017. My dad’s yoga practice was as dependable as mangoes in Chennai’s summer and Carnatic music concerts in December. I don’t think he missed a single day of sirasasana and sarvangasana—perfectly aligned head and shoulder stands,...
Vegan Desserts Aplenty

Vegan Desserts Aplenty

The tradition of making New Year’s resolutions started some 4000 years ago in Babylonia, and the new year is always considered a good time for a new start. This year, let us resolve to cook more, and to share food with our loved ones. Why does cooking at home and...
The Yakshi of Lanka Enthralls

The Yakshi of Lanka Enthralls

The shared histories of India and the isle of Sri Lanka intertwine in the most unexpected and fascinating way. Nearly 2, 000 miles north of Sri Lanka, the first stone structure built in India featured a lady from Lanka, a yakshi that swung from the gate found on the...