The Rhythm of Life

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The start of week 4 and yoga classes are becoming emptier as yogi’s suffer from all sorts of digestive related illnesses and other ailments like skin rashes and allergic reactions. My 48 hour tummy bug thankfully only pulled me out of one yoga class and I seem to be on a quicker road to recovery than some. I bought an Aloevera natural juice which I’ve been taking (30ml) religiously every day and I put my health down to this natural ...

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No time like the present to care with me…

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I have just spent the last hour and a half on the streets of Rishikesh with the old, homeless and sick. As my trip to Mumbai has been cancelled I will not be working in any old age homes there so I decided to take my services, first aid and foot care to the people here. I’m not sure how many pairs of feet I squeezed in during this time. Dry, calloused and corns; one pair of hands; 3 septic ...

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Body Curious?

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How many of us have said the words, ‘I hate how I feel’ or ‘I hate how I look’. I myself have said the words many times in the past, ‘I hate my body’. Even at my home yoga studio I could’t face looking in the mirror because I felt fat and ugly.

The last couple of days have been really tough. Every muscle and joint have been fighting against the extreme exersize and yesterday I’d had enough…instead of curling up ...

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Yoga Sore

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It’s so good to be back on my bed again. My body is very sore this evening.

So sore I just couldn’t sit crossed legged for meditation, but lay down for the allocated half an hour. My hips especially are aching – I can feel the inner groin muscles have been stretched to their limit. My ankles are also very sore, but I can feel overnight that they are much stronger. The backs of my knees are tight like a bow, ...

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Colourful Days

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India can be described as a cataclysmic explosion of humanity in its truest form. Totally transparent and free spirited, there are no airs and graces with the locals. Being a holy city, travellers to Rishikesh vary from the obvious tourist to spiritual leaders, Indians from all corners and government officials. I’m quite sure there”s much going on around here that I don’t know about but from inside my room all I hear are hooters and I’m pleased I didn’t brave ...

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Salute the Sun

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Plant a ‘seed’ and the sun will make it grow…

In unhappier times I went to see a drama therapist who gave me some homework after one of our sessions. She asked me to interpret my understanding of happiness in a collage of random pictures. There were a few peripheral images of material comforts but what really sticks to mind is the image I used in the centre. It was by far bigger than the rest and a direct interpretation of ...

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The Gift

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I know for sure after just four days that my life will never be the same again.

I have to remind myself that it’s only day four because my mind already sees differently.

My body clock is regulated and it seems that without stress I can function well with 5 or 6 hours of sleep. At home I would need 8 or more and still struggle to get out of bed in the morning.The term ...

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