Our lovely friends from Lithuania (Lietuva) have awakened my interest in their apparently beautiful little country situated in Northern Europe. It has a Baltic Sea coastline in the west and is surrounded by Latvia to the north, Belarus to the east, Poland to the southwest, and Russia‘s exclave, the Kaliningrad Oblast, to the west.
I came upon this book as I was researching a yoga story to implement into a couple of children’s yoga classes I was about to teach at my daughter’s school. I found the story, but on ordering and receiving the book, I found so much more: We’re living in a fast-paced world where the underlying challenge modern families are constantly faced with is constant pressure – time pressure, monetary pressure, social pressure, work pressure, the pressure to achieve.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a tropical plant with stunning yellow flowers that originates from South or Southeast Asia, precisely from western India. Similar to the evolutionary related Ginger, only the “rhizome”, which is the underground stem that grows horizontally and often sends out roots and shoots from its nodes, is used. Only when cut open, the root reveals its deep orange inside.