Yours Truly, Yoga TV - Hosted by Acharya Sri Khadi Madama
Yours Truly, Yoga TV

June 2011

Yoga, Dinner and a Movie: Closing Thoughts

We hope that you have enjoyed Yoga, Dinner and a Movie-all 24 Episodes.  We hope that you've tried all of the Yoga poses, and Bela's heart-offered recipes.  Hopefully, you've been able to rent some of the classics presented herein and have enjoyed them, as well.  We thank you so very much for indulging us with your support as we get ready to move YDM to other venues such as: Barnes and Noble's Pub It as an ebook and Lulu.com as a soft cover, in the fall of 2011 where we'll include some other very special content: 3 mini mystery crimettes to solve with dinner menus and recipes; each one staged by Bela and me while we were in the forefront on television and teaching Indian cuisine and fashion in our separate careers.

Yoga, Dinner and a Movie: Dark Passage: Bela's Homemade Paneer-India Cheese: The Chair Pose

Yoga, Dinner and a Movie
 
Episode 24
 
Dark Passage: Bela’s Homemade Paneer-India Style Cheese: Chair Pose
 
Unfortunately, there are times when we feel like Humphrey Bogart, in Dark Passage. We’re misunderstood, maybe, and ever feel like we’re in our own dark tunnel trying to find some light and warmth. If you haven’t seen this classic Bogey mystery, the time has come. It has a happy ending or it wouldn’t appear in this collection. The scenes of the Golden Gate Bridge, with almost no cars on it, is spectacular, too.

Finding Shangri La: Improving Your Journey:Modesty Trumps All When It Comes To Success

Finding Shangri La: Improving Your Journey
 
by Acharya Sri Khadi Madama
 
Modesty Trumps All When It Comes To Success
 
In Finding Shangri La at the corporate level, we know how important it is to present a confident appearance.  We've got to speak like we're educated, behave like we've written the book on social amenities and look like a million.  How do we do that while remaining humble and modest?  If we're too humble, it's easy to get run over by more aggressive types.

Yoga, Dinner and a Movie: The Canterville Ghost: Bela's Homemade Yogurt: The Warrior Horse Pose

Yoga, Dinner and a Movie

Episode 23

The Canterville Ghost: Bela’s Homemade Yogurt: The Warrior Horse Pose

Our setting is Canterville Castle where we will be thrilled and chilled by a very troublesome ghost. A very young Robert Young and an even younger Margaret O’Brien star in this great fun of a classic. A group of American soldiers are billeted near the haunted castle and have come to meet the Lady of the Castle, the young mistress played by Margaret O’Brien, who has invited them to a traditional English Tea.

Finding Shangri La: Improving Your Journey: Breaking Up and Cutting Out: Bad Mobile Mantras

Finding Shangri La: Improving Your Journey
 
by Acharya Sri Khadi Madama
 
Breaking Up and Cutting Out : Bad Mobile Mantras
 
It sounds like something from  Star Trek doesn't it? Or worse, something from another 'end times' movie.  No one likes to think of themselves as breaking up. Whether it's a bone or a relationship, the phrase is just plain dangerous.  So is "cutting out"!  Isn't that something that they do to parts of your body that are diseased?

Yoga, Dinner and a Movie: Episode 22: Classic Horror Films: Ghee: Front Crescents

Yoga, Dinner and a Movie
 
Episode 22
 
Classic Horror-Frankenstein, The Mummy and The Wolfman: Bela’s Homemade Ghee (Clarified Butter): The Front Crescent Pose
 
Classic horror films were always my favorite as a young girl. What may have frightened thousands out of their skins in the 1930’s absolutely brought me hours of viewing joy, as I curled up with a blanket and pillow in my pajamas on Saturday mornings to catch Chiller Theatre. I was delighted then and watching Dracula rise from his coffin, or Frankenstein come back to life from an electric jolt after rising out of the sulfur pit or the Wolfman changing back into his good old self again still brings me the same enjoyment now.

Finding Shangri La: Improving Your Journey: Not Catching Others' Negativity

 
Finding Shangri La: Improving Your Journey
 
by Acharya Sri Khadi Madama
 
Not Catching Others' Negativity
 
In the movie Lost Horizon, filmed in 1938 and inspired by the book of the same title, we find ourselves on a journey to the top of the world with 5 unlikely companions.  Our hero, Robert Conway, the man with vision so bright that he is literally kidnapped by the High Lama of Shangri La to be the next High Lama (by the way he's happy about this and had a feeling something extraordinary was going to happen to him); his brother George, a materialistic, pessimistic, demanding, perpetual dependent, who thinks that Robert owes him everything; Mr. Bernard, a man with a shady past, but a good heart, Mr. Lovitt, the straitlaced college professor; now having to loosen up a little under the circumstances and finally the dying, cynical woman of questionable character.  They have a plain crash and are rescued by an emissary of the High Lama.  The good news is they are in Shangri La and will never be ill or grow old for another 100 years.  Also, they won't need any money because no one needs it there.  They'll also live in a beautiful palace and have gorgeous oriental clothing to wear all custom made just for them.  George will even get hand rolled cigarettes to appease his smoking.  Each character is in the most incredible place on Earth, and most of them are just happy to stay on and use their special gifts and talents to contribute to the idyllic place they are now in.  All except for George.  He's miserable.  The beautiful silk oriental clothing is rubbing him the wrong way, the beautiful young-looking Russian girl isn't good enough even though she's rolling those cigarettes for him and in Shangri La, they won't even cause him lung cancer or wrinkles!   In other words, he is too hot for paradise to hold. Mr. Bernard goes back to sharing his knowledge of plumbing to bring water to the remote villages, Prof. Lovitt creates a job for himself by teaching children at the village school.  The jaded woman's deadly consumption is healed and she and Mr. Bernard begin a nice relationship.  Robert Conway is happy as can be, because he's inheriting Shangri La and will be with the beautiful young woman instrumental for bringing him there.  Everyone is healing, using their talents to generate work, money is no problem and all is perfect, except for George.  He's the perpetual wet blanket.  Do you know anyone like George?  Are you ever like George?  There will always be someone who will try to bring you down to their level of fear, frustration or anger, but you don't have to accept their reality as yours. Remember that all you need to succeed, essentially is a good mood, knowing what your gifts and talents are and be ready to share them for the good of others, have a "gold" currency--meaning keep your money sources clean and respectable and for goodness sake--don't be like George who thinks people owe him something and who is never satisfied and worse, doesn't recognize paradise when he sees it.  Be like Robert Conway, who had a vision so bright that it earned him a kingdom with a perfect economy, a high spiritual happiness, the perfect companion and immortality.  Believe.......

Yoga, Dinner and a Movie: Seven Keys To Baldpate: Calcutta Vegetable Cutlets: Yoga Energy Nails & Scalp Rub

 
Yoga, Dinner and a Movie
 
Episode 21
 
Seven Keys To Baldpate: Calcutta Vegetable Cutlets: Yoga Energy Nails and Scalp Rub.
 
Seven Key’s To Baldpate is a fun stay in a deserted old mansion on a dark and stormy night. We all know that there are Seven Chakras and Seven Principles in my book: Finding Shangri La. In this black and white mystery, there are seven keys held by seven people whose lives intertwine in this mystery caper. The hero of our story is a mystery writer trying to win a bet that he can write a mystery in twenty four hours.

Finding Shangri La: Improving Your Journey: Your Words Are Your Future

Finding Shangri La: Improving Your Journey
 
by Acharya Sri Khadi Madama
 
 
Your Words Are Your Future
 
There's an old saying that "your word is your bond", which meant that what you said, you would hold yourself accountable to do as promised.  This was often sealed with a handshake.  Back in the day, this kind of arrangement worked pretty well most of the time.  The world was moving much more slowly.  People were a lot more grounded and somehow better rooted in codes of ethic because close communities and a slower way of life demanded that.
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