Hot Buttered Mixtape from Your Kapha Yoga Teacher

I'm no wise man, but I love me some frankincense, gold, myrrh and other good things that come in threes; three cheese lasagna, a three drink minimum and the floating chords used to play all AC/DC songs.

Do you hear what I hear? It's the drumbeat of a big, gay American Christmas jingling around the corner. Gay, as in happy and dressed up with stardust and tinsel. My favorite thing about the Pagan holidays is fruitcake. Don't be mad. The Tao of fruitcake is how I like my music these days; dense, boozy and chewy. It's a Kapha dosha thing. If you don't like my dessert, maybe you'll dig my advice.

Here is a trio of baking tips and along with a thick and moist playlist for you, wintry soul. December Solstice, holla.

>>Throw out last year's spices or betta yet, sacrifice them to whip up homemade potpourri. Grind out new ones before you start baking.

>>Use the highest quality vanilla and butter. God wants you to have real butter. A wee pat on occasion will do you good. Find a local dairy that brags on being sustainable and kind.

>>Listen to these thirteen undulating tracks while you're making sugar plums and mugs of hot buttered rum for your darlings.

 Consequence of Jealousy | Robert Glasper Experiment Ft. Meshell Ndegeocello

 Honey Molasses | Jill Scott

 Sabrosa | Beastie Boys

Gold Dayzz | Ultraista

 Stillness Is the Move | Solange

Dark Star | Polica

 Fiction | The XX

 Love of My Life | Erykah Badu

 Tea Leaf Dancers | Flying Lotus Ft. Andreya Triana

 Zone | The Weeknd Ft. Drake

 I Want You | Madonna / Massive Attack

 He Loves Me (Solo in Paris) | Lianne La Havas

 Fire We Make | Alicia Keys & Maxwell

That should hold you for the moment, snow bunny. Leggo.


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Hally marlino

Hally Marlino is a blue collar yoga teacher and writer from Madison, WI. She's a spirituality skeptic with a BA in Theatre Performance from UW-La Crosse. Years ago, she held a low rank in the U.S. Army. When she’s not teaching freestyle vinyasa around the isthmus, you’ll find her bike-riding and beer-appreciating with her family. Hally is exactly half ballerina, half professional wrestler. C...READ MORE