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A black hole does not allow any light to escape. So does the retina of the eye. Are the two similar then? Is the smallest and most visible of objects, and the almost never reachable black hole nothing but based on the same principle? Can the solutions to the biggest of mysteries be found in the simplest of things? …

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Freedom

We are all looking for freedom. Freedom from wanting, freedom from the bondages that come along with the different challenges we enforce upon ourselves. The idea of Yoga, at least what it teaches, is to just base these challenges on the right premise. There will always be struggle, there will always be a battle, there will always be search…

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A world of images

In a world full of images, the only camera you need to bother about is within you. For things to change, you don’t need different landscapes, you just need new eyes. In an obsessive, compulsive and popular search for freedom, we entangle ourselves in ever more traps. Each soul is unique, each ones freedom shall be unique. One is…

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Happy World Yoga Day

Let’s celebrate with 108 Sun Salutations I also wanted to take part in the World Yoga Day celebrations, even though I am a little isolated in India at the moment. So I did it: 108 Surya Namaskar. It was harder than expected. Mainly because I didn’t expect anything. I just went to my mat and started. But soon I…

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Deep Inhale and Exhale completely

Welcome your inhale as you would a lovely and important guest, almost a very powerful guest, be humble in the intake, welcoming the arrival of this extremely critical input to your body. Why I find air to be so powerful is that it is abundant, but so necessary, we take it for granted, each breath , but what if…

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What is an Asana?

How does one define an Asana. I have started struggling with this question. It certainly not is a pose for me anymore. The deeper I delve into my practise the practise becomes more about an innumerable number of transitions, thinking points, co-ordinations, that it simply cannot be defined as pose.

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An ashram, a guru and the hot sun of Rajasthan

For more than 2 hours the bus travels over the almost straight road through the flickering heat of the Rajasthan sun. I sit sandwiched between an elderly gentleman with a goat on her lap and a young woman in a pink Rajasthan garb and a long dark ponytail covered by a thin cloth, like her face. My feet stand…

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