A Great Film Called ‘Breath of the Gods’, and a Yummy Kale Dinner

We’re at that blesséd point in summer where there’s too much garden food to handle. It feels great to deliver fresh, holistic garden food to family, neighbors and friends. Lots of summer squash and cucumbers are making the rounds. The garden is doing wonderfully. We’re really happy with our food garden this year.

The other night, I picked a huge amount of kale from the garden, chopped it finely, and sautéed it for a long time with coconut oil and fresh garlic. Intermittently, I added some spring water to steam the kale and help the cooking process. 

Kale is the one veggie that has to be cooked well. The only time I eat it raw is in a green juice. Everything is best raw, but kale is super tough. I ate a big bowl of the cooked kale with a pile of our raw green beans, and some cold golden honeydew and watermelon. An amazing dinner!

I just saw a great documentary called ‘Breath of the Gods’. Such a fascinating look at the origins of modern yoga and the barely documented life of the creator of modern yoga, Tirumalai Krishnamacharya. Krishnamacharya’s height of influence was in the 1920s and 30s. He went on to make yoga into what it is today. 

It was interesting to learn that the earliest practitioners in the south of India were considered by many to be mentally ill. Yoga was not given much respect. I also enjoyed discovering where all the asanas that I use and that are in widespread use came from. I really recommend this film, especially if you’re a yoga practitioner. Knowing the backstory of yoga can only enhance the practice.

Live in peace.

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