Yoga, Dinner and A Movie

Acharya Sri Khadi Madama

Acharya Sri Khadi Madama

Episode 5

They Met In Bombay: Hunza-Style Bean & Vegetable Pies: Escape From Danger Yoga Body Roll

They Met In Bombay

When They Met In Bombay, Clark Gable and Rosalind Russel were both thieves in high pursuit of the Star of India, a beautiful jeweled necklace owned by the Duchess of Beltravers. Clark, posing as a charming detective on the scene to protect the jewels, and Rosalind, posing as a captivating ‘Baroness’, both setting out to dupe the Duchess and purloin the jewels, and then to dupe each other in this romantic, adventuresome comedy.

Through some very exotic plot twists and Gable’s style, they wind up aboard a steamer headed for China with none other than Peter Lorre–who else?, as the two-timing captain. Who could resist falling in love under these circumstances. They jump ship as the authorities are about to board and also because there is absolutely NO room to practice any Yoga on board! Needless to say, Gable saves the day, joining an old army regiment and saves lots of lives in his pursuit to evade the authorities. By movies’ end he is transformed by his love for Rosalind and her love for him ….everything…well….you’ll have to watch it yourself to find out what happens. I will tell you that in my version, they return to Bombay, join an ashram and start the first Yoga retreat for lost Hollywood actors. Now you know where they all go! Don’t forget to have our appropriate treat to eat while watching this fabulous romp.

Hunza-Style Bean and Vegetable Pies

by Srimati Bela Banerjee

To make this easy as pie, use whole wheat pita bread to stuff with the filling.

Here’s our filling:

6 oz of red kidney beans
4 potatoes, cooked and cubed
1/2 cup of spinach, cooked
8 oz of tofu (Bela is extremely big on Tofu these days)
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 small onion ,diced
2 T. tomato paste
1 teaspoon of Curry Powder
*optional: 1 pat of butter for each pie

1. Combine beans, potatoes, spinach, tofu, tomatoes and paste, onion, Curry Powder, and a dash of salt and pepper. Heat until warmed through.

2. Stuff into pita breads and add 1 pat of butter, if desired. Cover and warm in the oven to warm the bread and heat all of the way through.

Escape From Danger Yoga Body Roll

Sometimes the best thing you can do is simply get onto the floor, on a cushioned surface. Draw your knees loosely up to your chest, hug yourself and roll side to side, keeping your neck relaxed. Next, let your legs out, keep your knees flexed and rock your entire body side to side to press out tension and sore muscles. Stop, drop and roll right onto your mat and into Yoga when the going, like the characters in today’s movie find, gets too rough.

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Author, Speaker and Visionary, Acharya Sri Khadi Madama is the recipient of the Jewel of India Award, in New Delhi in 2009. You may visit her website at

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