Why do I love Pushkar?
And some bigger animals - with Pushkar Lake and town.
Lovely morning walk to Savitri Temple (on the mountain) in Pushkar. So many birds and other little animals. Very few people around, but still the cafe on top was open for a coffee, and Base Camp was open at the bottom for a refreshing lemon soda and a friendly chat, then breakfast in the peaceful Om Hotel garden.
Why do I love Pushkar?
Yoga on the beach, Candolim.
"To be healthy, mentally and physically, one must know the body - mind complex, its needs and requirements, just as a car requires a good driver as well as servicing, oiling, petrol, grease, tyre adjustments and so on. People are sick because they do not know their bodies and minds, what they need and how to keep them properly. Yoga is designed to help us to maintain this body-mind vehicle in top running condition for as long as possible, so that life can be joyful, free and fulfilling."
From "The effects of Yoga on Hypertension" by Dr Swami Shankardevananda. Yoga Publications Trust, Mungar, Bihar, India. First published 1978.
Laundry at Hampi, India.Timeless action in a changing world.
"What do people need nowadays? What has happened to our peace of mind? There is an old Chinese curse: 'May you live in interesting times', The word 'interesting' means that there is a lot going on, that life is very complicated because of the strife around us. That certainly applies to the era we are going through. There is personal, political and environmental turmoil all around the world, many people have lost their spiritual roots, and our minds can't keep up with the rapid change. Our emotions also are corrupted by the intake of mental impressions, emotional input, unnatural food and drinks etc., and although nutrition is inadequate in many parts of the world, in the affluent parts the food we are taking into our bodies is far too high in fat, salt, sugar and impurities."
Quote of the day, from the Introduction of "Practical Yoga Psychology" by Dr Rishi Vivekananda. (Published 2005. Yoga Publications Trust, Mungar, Bihar, India)
This fascinating book goes on to explain how following some simple yogic princlples can help our minds and our bodies cope with life in an ever changing world.
Author: Meg lee, age 62, originally from UK but now living for most of the year in india and nepal. Retired from nursing older people in 2006. qualified yoga teacher specializing in yoga for the mature body and mind.
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