Love makes the world go round

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I’ve retreated to my Goan hut house for the day. It’s much too hot outside. The persistent shrieks of the crows continue to add depth to my choice of Moby’s music, which I’m hoping will help to rest my spirit.
Today I feel like I’ve lost something. It doesn’t matter what it is…some things you just cannot explain. But it is lost and my heart feels it…a shifting Universe, change…catastrophic transformation.

I’ve had to bring all my ...

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One good day – Rishikesh 2016 (diary insert) 

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This seems like as good a day as any to begin to tell a story, one with no beginning or end…for as long as I am alive it will never be finished and when I do pass there will be no one to complete it…or perhaps my travels in India will take me so far into a forgotten place that I’ll just go missing for a while…in India, anything is possible!

It was symbolic to find out after I had booked ...

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Rishikesh Uncovered – Part II: ‘Synthetic Cow’

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Inspired by a series of interviews with well-known Master Yogi Rajeev Maken

INTRODUCTION

There are times when I have to bow my head in shame at the mess we’ve created on this beautiful planet. It seems my choice in which documentaries I have watched recently has had a huge impact on my awareness. Being a consumer and understanding what the word consumption means are two totally different things. As a yoga teacher I feel it is my duty to spread this knowledge to ...

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Rishikesh Uncovered – Part I: ‘God’s Hour’

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I am blessed to have had the opportunity to travel to India thrice over the past three years. It was part of the daily ritual whilst at the ashram to wake up at 4.30/5.00 to prepare for practise, ‘God’s Hour’ or in Hinduism, Brahma muhurta (time of Brahma/God). The period (muhurta) one and a half hours before sunrise or more precisely 1 hour 36 minutes before sunrise. It is traditionally the last phase or muhurta of the night and is ...

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“HOPE” – my word for 2016

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Cape Town to Mumbai…lost between two countries…

From the beginning India was explosive. Every experience in India from my first visit in 2013 has tested and pulled at logic and heart strings. Now, after our third trip in two years which was an extended 5 months we have been back in Cape Town for four and looking in bewilderment at how quickly time has passed.

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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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