The other day I wrote about the five koshas in yoga anatomy. Today, we emerge into spring with grounding. If music nourishes my open heart and bliss sheath (Anandamaya Kosha), Tantra strengthens my intuition and inner vision (Vijnanamaya Kosha), Meditation quietens my monkey mind (Manomaya Kosha) and Pranayam, breath work, balances my energy field (Pranamaya Kosha) – then this Bircher Muesli strengthens my physical body (Anamaya Kosha) and starts it off into any awe-inspired, uplifting and energizing spring day like the ones we’ve been lucky to experience here down under since my beautiful equinox retreat last weekend – pics insight glimpse below;).
Before we get to the nitty-gritty of this super simple recipe, a special shout out to my dear yogi-student, friend, most talented journo and all-round inspiring woman Shevonne Hunt for her patience. She has been asking me to release this top secret recipe for over three equinox retreats now, which makes it 18 months or more. Patience pays out! Here it is, but please take into consideration that I’m an intuitive chef so take quantities as a rough indication and add a good dose of your own taste buds’ judgement to adjust where necessary.
Ingredients for 8 people
- 500 g coconut yoghurt
- Few cups of coconut milk
- 4 tbs cinnamon
- 1 kg oats
- 4 medium size grated apples
- 3 handful organic raisins
- 2 handful linseeds or more (can add nuts and more seeds too)
Mix it all
After mixing, let sit in fridge overnight. Enjoy mindfully and with gratitude for all that goes into bringing food onto your plate 😉
An Ayurvedic Note
Cinnamon is a warming spice and contributes the sweet, pungent and bitter tastes. It is excellent for pacifying Kapha and good for balancing Vata also. Overactive Pitta should use less cinnamon.
Other health benefits of this herb often used in Indian cooking include helping digestion, pacifying stomach disorders and soothing colds (especially when added to ginger and black pepper) and, more so in oils, to pacify headaches and keep joints healthy (Vata balancing).