Tropical Fruits of Costa Rica

Costa Rica may be renowned for its pristine beaches and lush ​rainforests, but it’s also home to many gardens that grow an abundant variety of tropical fruit. Try some for yourself by visiting the weekend farmers’ markets, sampling a fruit smoothie at a … Read More

The Oropendola

The bird is called the Oropendola (often, and understandably, misspelled as “Oropendula”). It’s a largish bird that looks black from a distance but is actually dark brown, with bright yellow tail feathers. There are two species of Oropendola: the Crested … Read More

Top 7 Yoga Asanas For Seniors

1. Tadasana (Mountain Pose) Tadasana or the Mountain Pose is the basis of all asanas. All the other yoga poses are variations of the Tadasana. You can practice Tadasana at any time of the day and not necessarily on an empty … Read More

AYURVEDA TRADITIONAL INDIAN MASSAGES

The Ayurvedic massages are part of the Indian traditional medicine and have existed for thousands of years. They are known as an efficient holistic approach to improve the general state of health. At the Goddess Garden we have John Jairo … Read More

7 BOOKS FOR YOGIS

Knowledge is power. It’s what differentiates one person’s ability from the next, it’s what shapes and molds us into who we are, and most importantly how we can give back. 1. Light on Yoga Written by the man who is … Read More

AYURVEDIC RECIPE

How to Make Coconut Rice SERVINGS: 4 PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES COOK TIME: 25 MINUTES MEAL: LUNCH-DINNER STYLE: INDIAN PREPARATION: BOILED EAT IN: SUMMER FOR OCCASION: ON-THE-MEND Ingredients: 1c Basmati Rice 1/2 c Coconut Flakes 2 tbsp Coconut oil ¼ tsp salt (Mineral salt) 3 … Read More

A 10-Minute Morning Yoga Sequence for Beginners

This little morning yoga sequence for beginners is wonderful for getting your blood flowing and your energy focused. The poses will strengthen and lengthen your body, and help you feel fit and flexible all day long in mind, body, and … Read More

11 Scents That Can Do Wonders For Your Well-Being

To most people, a smell isn’t just a fragrance — it’s a memory. When you get a whiff of chocolate chip cookies, you may think of baking in your Mom’s kitchen. When a warm breeze blows the smell of fresh … Read More

Why “Om” Is More Than Something You Say At The End Of Yoga Class

If you’ve attended a yoga class before, you’ve probably been led through a round or two of “Om” chanting at the beginning or end. Unless you practice Hinduism, that might be your only experience with Om, but it’s actually a … Read More

The magic of mouna

The practice of Hatha yoga prepares us to enter this space of silence through asana (yoga postures) by keeping the body fit and healthy without aches and pains for the mind to focus on, through Pranayama by balancing the flow of energy … Read More