The idea of altars to me, where I was born and raised in Portugal, was only present in a church, in a very conventional way. Setting up a cross, lighting candles and worshiping whatever that is, how ever that meant. And I would more often see it in chapels and churches, cemeteries even, in a […]

Beginners’ Yoga: Top Tips for Starting Out

Most of us hate being a beginner. We dislike not being the “expert” let alone not knowing anything about a subject or practice. And yet ALL of us start as a beginner in any new endeavor. Yoga, for many of us, can feel particularly intimidating, especially if we follow any “famous” yogi on social media […]


Golden Milk

Isaura Faria made me discover in her workshop the classic Ayurvedic beverage “Golden Milk” and I was curious and tried out some variations of it. Hereafter i will explain how to fabricate a homemade Turmeric-based paste: the Golden Paste and the Golden Milk recipe. I invented for you also some amazing drinks: The Iced Golden […]


On yoga practice – Lídia Malpique

I may not be the most dedicated student. I know I’m not the most disciplined student. I may be lazy and I get so overwhelmed by my own problems that sometimes is unbearably to practice. I get disconnected. My breath becomes irregular. My focus gets lost. And there I am: stiff body and stiff mind. […]

Flow or Yoga?

“Flow, also known as the zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity.” in Wikipedia. “When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break […]