A Herculean Task – Karma Yoga Rishikesh

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I recently visited the Divine Life Society Bookshop and picked up the book Practice of Karma Yoga written by the late great Swami Sivananda. As a yogi we are taught to let go of ego and to always be a student open to learning. This insert* may define Karma Yoga, however as a foot specialist the intent to change as many lives as possible is limited to a small number of people whose ailments should be treated according to their severity ...

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Goa – Dreamt and Discovered

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I’m really going to miss my first ‘Goan home’. A canopy of palms line the front porch, our sanctuary from the heat, with its cooling glassy tiled floor. Wrought iron and gold balustrades accessorize the yellow toned structural features of our villa. A short 50 metre stroll to the thriving main street which hugs the erratic coastline and we were in ‘the vibe’.

Unpredictably it was the brand new LG Direct Drive washing machine which seemed to outweigh having no connectivity ...

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A disappearing trick – 11 days to go

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As I sit contemplating how it got to be 11 days left to go I find myself pondering on the words, home is where the heart is. In this case my home is not where my heart is because it feels like it’s spreading out over many different places. My things, my four cats (all finally and thankfully homed), even my daughter’s trip back from Goa alone will see my heart spreading wider and further. Feeling lost is an understatement ...

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The Force Behind Us – 31 days to go

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Whichever power and force is behind the remarkable events Anton and I have experienced individually and together since last year November we feel completely safe in our decision and have weighed the process against all the other opportunities here in South Africa.

Pamela and Anton

I see many thoughts and ideas over time that have shaped us and created a society where our children should feel free enough to dream of limitless opportunities, to be ...

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Freedom Tolerance Respect – 71 days to departure

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It was late 2011, during the first year of living with my husband (at that time boyfriend), that I had the opportunity to travel to Ibiza, Spain. I had not started yoga nor had I any inkling to travel to India, both were completely unknown to me. During our brief stay I decided on a second tattoo on my left shoulder, neck area…’a peacock feather inscribed with the words freedom, tolerance, respect’. Sometimes impromptu decisions especially about tattoos can leave ...

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Size does count – 93 days to go…

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Size does count…just like ones ego it is the bigger things, like a Land Rover for instance, that really impact the process of letting go. Now that there is one less vehicle in the driveway thinning out cupboards and drawers seems easier. It’s an ongoing Christmas cracker of emotions that are observed lifting off the shoulders as I realize the positive effects of unburdening.

hamster

Ego has been throwing his toys around like ...

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Exodus to India – 101 days to departure

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After many cosmic connections and signs or messages from the universe over the past two months it is without a doubt that Anton and I have a calling to leave again, on 25 March 2015, for India…
and anyone is welcome! Daniel 9:10-11

Yesterday, after a morning at the Milnerton Flea Market selling odds and ends, we found ourselves sitting around our home bar in the early evening talking generally about the ...

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Karma Yoga – Blessings from the Universe

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TO: THE LEELA HOTEL MANAGEMENT AND STAFF – THANK YOU!

I don’t know if it was karma, fate or pure coincidental luck that introduced me to your employee Arwind Rawat on the streets of Mumbai that hot October evening but I was open to any blessings the universe would offer at the time. I had been in Mumbai for 4 days and was beginning to feel quite alone in this big city. My current hotel was less than adequate for a ...

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Detachment…an unselfish reality

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Since the beginning of my yoga journey I’ve noted consciously doing some involuntary actions less…we generally have little control over our emotions which tend to rule our personalities…one thing I know for sure is that my emotions, mostly the negative, especially crying whether it’s been out of anger, frustration or sadness have become easily manageable.

As a continuation from my previous blog posts about ‘letting go’ and ‘withdrawal of the senses’ there is another word which, if not understood, could certainly ...

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