Yoga+Music365 (day61) – R&B Transmogrification by Quasi – The Recipe Edition – Cough Care Parts 1+2!

Each Tuesday I’ll share an easy, nutritious recipe so you can join me in the home-cooked self-care.

Cough Care Part 1

1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp honey (local + organic = best)

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Mix to paste.

Gag down.

Follow with warm water.



Cough Care Part 2

Heat (but not boil water) in saucepan, remove from heat.

Carefully place bottle of organic sesame oil in pan or float a small bowl of oil in water.

When heated to body temperature, remove oil from water and rub warmed oil on chest and throat.

Cover with warm shirt and hop in bed.

Sleep without coughing.

Wake up rested and feeling so much better.

Last time I did this two-part couch remedy my cough was gone in 2 days.

I’ll keep you posted on the progress.

Please let me know if you made the recipe and what you think.

Please share your favorite recipes or cold/flu remedies!


Today’s yoga brought to you by me! I am teaching my BTSA (Beginning Teacher Support & Assessment) classes to new teachers today and I’ve got to get myself ready.

Today’s music is R&B Transmogrification by Quasi. Have I ever mentioned how much I love Quasi? They were the musical obsession prior to the current. LOVE! Better than coffee any day!


Don’t forget FREE Fridays at 4:30 with the new It’s All Yoga teachers (21st and X in Sacramento) – you’ve got to sign up online

I’m teaching 3/5/10 – so mark your calendar. That’s THIS Friday! I heard rumors of a RESTORATIVE section – hello heavy use of props! I’m sharing the class with Amanda, so come on by.


Thank you to all of you who came to my February Recess 5:45 classes. Such an honor to practice with you! Namaste.

Yoga+Music365 (day5) – Narrow Stairs by Death Cab for Cutie

Starting today, each Tuesday I’ll share an easy, nutritious recipe so you can join me in the home-cooked self-care.

One of the ways that helps me feel really cared for is home cooking. I’m not a huge foodie or someone who likes to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I do, however get a huge sense of accomplishment from having cooked and a huge sense of comfort from having eaten healthy, nutritious food.

Breakfast sets the tone for the rest of my day. If I eat a warm, home-cooked breakfast I usually end of eating well the rest of the day. When I do this frequently, my immune system stays intact and I don’t catch every plague that comes into my classroom. Or at least it doesn’t kill me like it used to.

Today’s recipe is from my friend Suzan whose daughter runs New Leaf Ayurveda. While I haven’t been out to the center myself, I have eaten some of their Food For Friends meals – delicious!


Serves 1

Cube one apple

Put apple in saucepan

Cover with filtered water

Throw in a couple of whole cloves, some vanilla, and lots of cinnamon

Cook apples until soft and water has evaporated.

Remove cloves mash apple with a masher.


I like to stir in some quinoa or leftover brown rice, Udo’s oil, ricotta cheese and sliced almonds for a well-rounded breakfast. 

Whenever I eat this at school my students always comment that it smells like apple pie. I have to agree!

Today’s yoga = Viparita Karani on my new Hugger Mugger (god, I love that name!) bolster.

Yep, just one pose.

But it’s a really, really good one.

Try it!

Please leave me a comment about anything you like or want to know more about.

***1/6/09 edit

I forgot the music link – Death Cab for Cutie.