Kiki's Diary

Step into Kiki’s world

Here you will find my personal online journal, intended for contemplation and exploration of all sorts of different matter. It will also serve as a reference point, a place for research and one to gain insight about my journey.

Enjoy the process…

Golden Milk

Ok, I’ve been using this once again regularly now and it Really does work! It’s super easy to make, it’s tasty, it’s cheap and it’s a natural remedy for those sneeze down feeling games! Few important tricks must be applied to get the full benefits.

Coconut oil is added for absorption, black pepper to activate turmeric but adding honey only on cooled milk as it can be poisoned otherwise. This all smart talk is from Ayurveda principals.         

Why do you want to use this?

  • Supports digestion
  • Anti Inflammatory
  • Strengthens immune function
  • Helps in maintaining cholesterol levels
  • Digestive tract
  • Regulates high blood pressure
  • Memory and brain function
  • Triglyceride reduction
  • Neurological disorders
  • Detoxifies liver, and even possibly offers protection from some types of cancer
  • maximizes the natural antioxidant power of turmeric because it is a) hot and b) combined with other beneficial spices and a little bit of fat.

How to make it:

Paste (you make this once and you can keep it in the fridge for months)

  • ¼ cup turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup filtered water

Bring it to boil on high heat and mix constantly until paste is formed

  • Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

Keep it refrigerated in a glass jar. It can be stored for months.

Golden Milk (1 dcl max.) for one serving

  • 1 cup of milk of your choice (coconut or cashew is my favorite; its sweet taste gives a nice flavour)

    Heat up the milk the add

  • 1 teaspoon of Paste
  • + optional: ginger and cayenne pepper and cinnamon ~ this will aid digestion and produce heat in the body.

Let it cool down then add teaspoon of honey (do NOT put honey in hot milk) or you can add some other sweetener of your choice maple or agave syrup

Turmeric can have contraindications with certain medicines so make sure you contact your doctor if you’re on some long term medication.

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The Magic of teaching

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Why do I like to teach yoga?

Your body and mind meet in the concentration of doing a yoga pose; you experience clarity, focusing your attention, muscles, bones, and breath towards experiencing the particular pose. Again and again, as you approach each pose, this capability to meet each sensation with awareness increases. This experience of harmony of body and mind then transfers to your everyday life; you are more alert to the beauty and wonder of life that has always been right before your eyes and in fact, available to all your senses.

This is the magic of Yoga.

When you feel, as a teacher, that this magic is possible to give someone as a gift it gives a sense of purpose in this world. Once one accepts this magic and moves forward with the practice, body and mind takes a different shape. Mind is more receptive, focused and giving. Body is more flexible, healthier and glowing. As a teacher you are a witness of this process. A witness of someone who is meeting her/his own glitter. Her/his own power, and ability to bloom to its own potential.

Yoga is the union. When I teach I feel I am contributing to the individual unity of building that connection. When one practice and observes the teacher’s’ instructions, the teacher and the student are in uniquely combined unity that is fully understandable to the teacher and student only. As a teacher I also grow and learn about myself in my approach and inner strength to develop and give. While a student learns about her/his individual inner goal. It’s a wonderful dance that keeps on growing and moving and nourishing. I cannot imagine a better engagement in this earthy living.

I hope to see you on the math and share this magic with you

Love & gratitude

Kiki @kikigyoga

 

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Yoga and Sleep

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Some say that yoga can help to improve sleep, and depression and anxiety share a deep and difficult connection.

For me, with yoga I boost relaxation and I beat insomnia by soothing my mind and body before bedtime. If you can’t seem to sleep enough, yoga can help. Regular yoga practice is known to cure several ailments, including insomnia or abnormal sleeping habits.

Yoga is a spiritual, mental, and physical practice that’s been around for centuries. I believe that yoga is for your mental and physical health. It connects you to your breath, the connection calms the mind as it redirects the point of focus, yoga practice opens the cardiovascular system and so it delivers nutrients and oxygen to all cells in the body. Your body’s circulation system is responsible for sending blood, oxygen, and nutrients throughout your body and mind. Yoga opens it up throughout which assists with accessing the better sleeping pattern.

How?

I would ease into a restful night with a quiet yoga practice focused on deep breathing to calm my mind and release physical tension. The combination of breath and movement activates parasympathetic nervous system, which helps counteract stress. Many of the versions of the poses encourage relaxation around the eyes and additional smoothing of the nervous system.

Many people are suffering from sleep problems. If you are someone who has trouble sleeping, scientists recommend trying yoga.The great thing about yoga is there are very few limitations to start, and various ways to gain benefits.

It’s a good idea to work with an instructor if you’re just starting out. They work wonders on keeping you in the moment and stopping you from being so hard on yourself.

Love & graditude

Kiki @kikigyoga

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