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The Way of the Sadhu

     Sādhus are men who renounce worldly pleasures, dedicating themselves to achieving moksa, liberation through meditation and contemplation of Brahman, God. These photos are taken near Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal, in Kathmandu. Sādhus often wear saffron-coloured clothing, symbolising their sannyāsa (renunciation). Would you be able to renounce your life in search of liberation, in a… Continue reading The Way of the Sadhu

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Trusting the Sharp Razor and the Barber Who Held It

My head was tilted at a 45 degree angle towards the rear of the barber’s chair, while the freshly placed razor was all ready to do its deed. The Algerian man slightly brought my head closer to the headrest, feeling the tension in my body as he slid the razor in a northerly fashion from the bottom of… Continue reading Trusting the Sharp Razor and the Barber Who Held It

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Ayurvedic Water Detox Recipe

So this infusion recipe I found on a FaceBook Ayurveda page has had 12 hours to sit and turn into a magic fat losing potion and I will begin taking it today for four days.  I’m wondering if anyone else has tried this. I’m definitely not buying the “flat stomach” gimmick, but can’t be bad to… Continue reading Ayurvedic Water Detox Recipe

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5 Reasons Why You Should Ashtanga

Right after publishing my post last week about learning to surrender through Ashtanga Yoga,  I thought a good follow up would be to give reasons why everyone should try Ashtanga. I am grateful to Ellina Kim, owner of Maitri Yoga Store and Ashtanga teacher at One Down Dog, for being able to narrow it down to five. Who… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Ashtanga