Yoga, Dinner and A Movie

Acharya Sri Khadi Madama
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This article was last updated on April 16, 2022

Acharya Sri Khadi MadamaEpisode 14

Flame Over India: Royal Train Ride Salad With Raita Dressing: Stress Relief Body Roll

Flame Over India

Do you see that light up overhead? It’s the Flame Over India. All aboard as we hop onto the train, one of those beautifully ornate train cars used to transport the royalty of India during the Raj. Today we’re riding with Lauren Bacall, as Catherine Wyatt, the widow of a doctor formerly of Her Majesty’s Service, and Kenneth Moore as the army’s Captain Scott. Our mission? To transport a young prince to safety amidst religious war and civil uprising. We’ll encounter a few sticky patches during our adventure, owing to the strife surrounding us, but there will also be some great scenery along the dangerous route along the Northwest Frontier. Not to worry, though, We’ll find ourselves safely delivered and then shore ourselves up with something tasty and a great way to de-stress our nerves and bones from the harrowing journey.

Bela’s Royal Train Ride Salad With Raita Dressing

1 medium head of lettuce, broken into bite size pieces.

4 medium tomatoes, seeded and quartered

1 cucumber, peeled and scored with a fork to create ridges, sliced

½ bunch radishes, thinly sliced

½ green bell pepper, cut into strips

1 16 oz can of garbanzo beans (chick peas), drained

For the Raita

2 cups of plain yogurt

1 medium onion

½ teaspoon garlic powder

2 Tablespoons olive oil

¼ teaspoon ground red pepper for a tinge of heat

Blend together

Place the lettuce pieces in a large chilled bowl. Place all of the other ingredients on top, arranging them attractively.

Serve the Raita dressing from a gravy boat in order to keep the salad nice and crisp.

Stress Relief Body Roll

After a long train ride into treacherous territory which can sometimes simply be your day at work, or just because you need to decompress, there is nothing like stop, dropping and rolling around to press out aches and stress in the shoulders, hips, legs and neck. Wear loose clothing and get onto a nicely padded surface on the floor. Hug yourself loosely and slightly bend your knees just enough so that you can use your feet to propel yourself back and forth. The idea is to allow yourself to be as lazy and floppy as you want, letting your neck roll along with your spine. Roll side to side at whatever speed feels appropriate to making contact with sore spots and muscle knots. Don’t forget to breathe, and to think really happy thoughts.

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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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