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What a life changing experience!!! It is so far the most amazing thing I have done for myself and I would recommend it to anyone. Excellent does not even qualify for the amount of devotion, care, patience, and understanding I received from the team at the ashram. The food was truly amazing, accommodation to suit everyones budget, and I will be forever grateful for the high quality teachings and training received. This course formed my foundation to a much happier life.
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What a life changing experience!!! It is so far the most amazing thing I have done for myself and I would recommend it to anyone. Excellent does not even qualify for the amount of devotion, care, patience, and understanding I received from the team at the ashram. The food was truly amazing, accommodation to suit everyone's budget, and I will be forever grateful for the high quality teachings and training received. This course formed my foundation to a much happier life.
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Sara Sanabria Love this picture 🙂

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In honor of our 50th anniversary, we welcomed Kamala to share stories of our founder, Swami Vishnudevananda. As his biographer, she is able to share stories such as how Swami Vishnudevananda founded the ashram, how he influenced the Beatles in their spiritual practices, and other stories about his life. The Beatles story begins at 42:00!

#thebeatles #georgeharrison #celebratingourhistorywelcomingourfuture #50yearsofashramlife #sivanandabahamas #bahamasyogasivanandabahamas.org In honor of our 50th anniversary, we had the pleasure of listening to Kamala, a devoted direct disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and his...
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Ay what time starts?

Cool post this is really great

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In the light of our 50th Anniversary a beautiful compilation of historical images of Swami Vishnudevananda and this very spot we are still gratefully holding up!

#celebratingourhistorywelcomingourfuture #50years #SAYRanniversary #sivanandabahamas #ashramlifeEnjoy these historical images of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas and Swami Vishnudevananda from the 1970s and 1980s. In 2018, as we celebrate 50 ye...
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Thank you for this #pearlofwisdom Brant Secunda!
Om Namah Sivaya

Thank you for this #pearlofwisdom Brant Secunda!
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The Something Chocolate Recipe

In the mood for something chocolate? Often when that chocolate craving strikes, we go for the first satisfyer we see, whether it’s a coffee shop muffin, chocolate granola bar, or supermarket cookie. Why not prepare a more mindful chocolate treat? Now you can with less processing, more variety, and more of that homemade touch.

This recipe will give you diverse options to satisfy your next chocolate craving, and many of the ingredients are likely already in your home. For your base, all you need is a dark chocolate bar and some coconut oil — and you can use an abundance of ingredients for your chocolate’s delicious center.

When you look for your chocolate bar, choose one with the fewest ingredients and at least 70% cocoa for the most health benefits. When you read the nutrition label you’ll see it has a sizeable amount of natural protein and fiber. It will also have high levels of magnesium.

Depending on your mood, you can choose any number of delicious fillings for your homemade chocolate. Pictured here are cacao nibs, orange zest, almonds, and fresh strawberries. Other healthy-yet-satisfying fillings you can try include lemon-zest, blueberries, cherries, banana, cashews, hazelnuts, or nut butters, like peanut butter. Be creative!

With this recipe you can have your chocolates ready in 15 minutes or less. If you want to opt-out of the coconut oil, omit it from the recipe and expect to wait a little longer for your chocolates to harden. Because coconut oil becomes solid in cooler temperatures very quickly, it helps your chocolates become ready to eat faster.

Ingredients:

  • Dark chocolate bar
  • Coconut oil
  • One or several different fillings
  • A silicon mold with different shapes can make your chocolates look more festive.

Recipe:

  1. Put one or two teaspoons of coconut oil in a small pan on low heat. Within a few moments it will melt.
  2. Break up your chocolate bar into small pieces and add it into the pan. Stir with a small spoon so it mixes with the coconut oil and watch it so it doesn’t burn. This will only take several minutes.
  3. Remove the pan from the stove and set your silicon mold on the countertop. Fill one third of each mold with the melted chocolate by carefully using a small spoon.
  4. Place your chosen filling, or a variety of fillings, into the chocolate molds on top of the melted chocolate — and make sure there is enough space to pour more melted chocolate to fill the rest of each mold, covering the filling.
  5. Pour the rest of the melted chocolate to completely fill the molds.
  6. Carefully rest the silicon mold on a flat surface in your freezer.
  7. Chocolates will be ready to remove and eat after 15 minutes. If you want to eat your chocolates over a longer period of time, keep them in the freezer within the mold and take one whenever you want a chocolate treat.

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