Author archives: Valentina

Japamala meditation

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The other day I wrote a post about meditation in order to demystify the mysteries surrounding this technique. Today I will continue this subject by talking a little about meditation using japamala. Japamala is a string with 108 beads and a Meru (the ninth hundredth account), of Indian origin widely used in Buddhism and Hinduism as a way of connecting with t[...]

Spices - Ginger

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According to Ayurveda, an ancient Indian medicine, spices have a very important role in maintaining our balance. They have powerful healing powers as well as impart flavors and wonderful smells at mealtimes. What happens is that many people do not know how to use them, nor know the benefits of each and how to prepare them with the food. With this in mind, I[...]

Which outfit?

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Today my post will unite many of my daily passions. For about eight years I have worked as a model. Whenever I got the chance I always tried to reconcile my activities in the fashion world with a passion that began in childhood, classic ballet. And for about two years I started practicing Yoga, then my life took other paths and today I dedicate most of my ti[...]

Spices - Cinnamon

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According to Ayurveda, an ancient Indian medicine, spices have a very important role in maintaining our balance. They have powerful healing powers as well as impart flavors and wonderful smells at mealtimes. What happens is that many people do not know how to use them, nor know the benefits of each and how to prepare them with the food. With this in mind, I[...]

Spices - Turmeric

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According to Ayurveda, which is an ancient Indian medicine, spices have a very important role in maintaining our balance. They have strong healing powers as well as impart flavors and of course, they smell wonderful! What happens is, that many people do not know how to use them, what the benefits are or how to prepare them with food. With this in mind, I de[...]

Hola, Uruguay!

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Uruguay is a small country full of charm that shares borders with Brazil and Argentina in the south of Latin America. Known for its quality education, its well-established and cutting-edge democracy (it was the first country in South America to legalize the use of marijuana and recognize same-sex marriage), these lands also have large coastal landscapes, wel[...]

Let's meditate?

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Can you meditate? You know what meditation is? You know the benefits that practicing meditation can bring to your life? Beyond poses, yoga is a tool for us to reach our ultimate goal which is the recognition that we are already have all the peace and all the happiness that we seek. An important part of this journey is meditation. There is so much mystery i[...]

Raw cocoa balls

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It’s been a whole week of rain here in southern Brazil. The sky is grey, days are so wet and cold I almost forgot we are only three days from spring! On days like these it’s easy to tempted and go off diet, but I also have a great desire to go to the kitchen and prepare something tasty and cozy. Today was the day to make an intuitive and nutritious recipe t[...]

Kichari - easy and cozy food for the soul

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Previously I wrote about Dinacharya, a concious daily habits routine according to Ayurveda. Now, I'm going to dedicate this post to talk about an important dish according to this milenar medicine: the Kichari Kichari is an Indian dish made with a  mix of basmati rice, pink lentils, veggies and spices. It is considered a cleanse food or, in other words, an e[...]

Set Sail

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If there's one thing we need to do in this life, it is to raise the anchor and set sail; get out of our comfort zone and rediscover the feeling of being with the new, with nature, with the simple. That was the script of my weekend, sailing at Guaiba and seeing the city I live in from another angle. Even without the sea, Porto Alegre provides us the possibil[...]