One way to aid your body in keeping the joints lubricated and mobile is to periodically drink GOLDEN MILK. In India, there is a saying that “when your spine gets stiff, you get old and senile.” In other words, mobility, fluidity, and “movability” are equated with your health. GOLDEN MILK is for loosening your joints and reducing the popping and cracking, aids the circulation of the body, is one of the most potent anti-inflammatories known, and according to the latest research indicates that turmeric is an excellent anti-cancer agent.
1/8 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 cup water
8 oz. milk (rice milk, hemp milk, coconut milk or almond milk also work)
2 tablespoons almond oil
Honey to taste
Boil the turmeric in water for 8 minutes. If it starts to evaporate too fast add a small bit more water. Meanwhile, bring the milk to a boil with the almond oil. As soon as it boils, turn it off. Blend the two mixtures and add honey to taste. For frothy variation, try whizzing it in a blender for 30 seconds. Let it sit for about 30 minutes before drinking. Depending on your tolerance to milk, drink 1 cup every day or every other day until you feel looser and your joints stop popping and cracking.
(This recipe is from the Teachings of Yogi Bhajan )