5-Minute Golden Milk Recipe

Here’s a quick step by step recipe on how to make your very own Turmeric Tea aka “Golden Milk” 💁🏻‍♀️


What exactly is Golden Milk & Are there any benefits?

  • This warm drink which is packed with Turmeric has been valued for its medicinal properties in Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine for centuries!

  • Some of the benefits include: aiding in weight loss, improving heart health, supports digestion, immune function and liver function

  • Turmeric (Curcumin) is known as the “Spice of Life” —Many chronic diseases have inflammation at their root (Read more here)

  • I’ve enjoyed this best right before going to bed—as it also aids with relaxation and helps boost the immune system while sleeping 😌 💤


What You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups of milk of your choice (coconut*, almond, oat...)

  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder

  • A pinch of black pepper

  • Tiny piece of freshly peeled ginger root

*Optional Ingredients: pinch of cayenne pepper & 1 teaspoon of raw honey/maple syrup

Step by Step Instructions:

  1. Blend your choice of milk and ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth

  2. Pour into a small saucepan and heat for 3-5 minutes over medium heat until hot (do not boil)

  3. Sip & Enjoy 😌

When the universe conspires...

Earlier this month, I received a message from Zymbol®. Below is one of their popular pieces Crystal Wrap Bracelet. 

Zymbol® was ‘accidentally’ created when the company Founder was doodling. After discovering all the letters and numbers the Short family decided to create a line of inspirational jewelry based around the design. The concept? When you wear or gift a Zymbol® it can mean anything you want because it contains every letter of the alphabet! They named it Zymbol® as it is one symbol that represents all letters, A to Z. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIWiOwJ-UUk

Zymbol® included this message "Trust The Yoga"--what a nice reminder that by trusting my instinct and practice it would lead me to share Yoga. Been brainstorming on how else I can share my practice with the Bronx community...more on that soon! 

Stay tuned on how you can enter to win this giveaway!

In the mean time, what would your Zymbol® message be? 

Special Teachers

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
-William A. Ward

This morning I was motivated to take one of my Yoga teachers' Yin/Yang class. Class was amazing and at one point she reminded the class to pay close attention for those who have an injury. Up until that moment, I was modifying as I was going and at times, was all in my head.

Her paying close attention to the class and in particular knowing my management of the lower back was yet another moment of how teachers truly are *special. When she said that, he quickly glanced my way and I felt her support.

 That moment was a reminder of how much support there is in the Yoga community. I've been fortunate to gain so much from those who have led my teacher trainings. The knowledge and their practices stem from other teachers, so on and so forth. 

I hope to guide my future students, explain as much as I can, demonstrate if possible, but most importantly....I hope to inspire.

Where To Find An All-Embracing Yoga Community

As confident as I try to be, I doubted myself in becoming a yoga teacher. 

Why?! you may ask....*Sighs deeply* Because I am a woman of color. A Latina. I'm 5' and I wear a C cup ;)

Most classes I've attended have been taught by white female instructors who are slim, blonde, possibly a combination of Vata & Pitta types. I didn't see enough women of color either teaching or as many filling up the yoga class space.  & to be honest, it is intimidating. 

My Hermana (sorority sister) who is also a yoga teacher (woohoo!) forwarded me Setu's photo shoot event this past September. Immediately I thought, "okay...let me see just how diverse this online community is". Can't tell you enough how beautiful it is to see pages of Yoga Teachers from the Bronx to London and everywhere in between. 

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Here's a little bit about their mission: 

Setu is an inclusive community-driven directory of yoga teachers that encourages diversity and positive relationships.

Setu aims to represent yoga teachers of all races, ethnicities, orientations and geographical locations. The goal is to unite the yoga community and recognize each teacher who contributes to it.

 

To my fellow Yoga teachers, visit their website at https://setu.yoga/

Click here to join and submit your fabulous profile. You can potentially find new students/teaching opportunities, network with other teachers, and receive exposure for your practice and more.