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In Praise Of My Passport

(0) Comments | Posted 30 December 2015 | (08:58)

Like most people, my passport is a document that's enabled me to study, work, travel and live right around the world. But unlike most people, it's awarded me the respect reserved for the 'white' man in a world of post-colonial discrimination and institutional racism. Rather ironic, because I'm as 'brown'...

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Who Owns Yoga? - The Feature Film Support Our Kickstarter Campaign

(0) Comments | Posted 31 March 2015 | (14:32)

It's 5am. The morning mist hangs thick over New Delhi, mixed with the city's pollution. In a building on Race Course Road in the heart of the Indian capital, a 64-year-old man gets up and starts his morning yoga routine with some simple stretching exercises and deep yogic breathing followed...

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Test-Tube Meat: Yay or Nay?

(0) Comments | Posted 6 August 2013 | (23:17)

The recent laboratory development of an in-vitro beef burger created from stem cells is causing quite a buzz amongst consumers. Most people's first reaction is one of disgust and trepidation. And then the many questions: how can I eat meat that was grown in a lab made possible only by...

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Teaching My First Yoga Class

(0) Comments | Posted 6 January 2013 | (08:59)

I had no intention of teaching my first class in the beautiful and historic city of Luang Prabang in northern Laos. But it's always funny how things work out, how the universe places obstacles and opportunities in your path, allowing you to test yourself. If there's one thing...

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'Good' Versus 'Bad' Yoga Practice

(1) Comments | Posted 29 November 2012 | (09:15)

"Abide not with dualism,
Carefully avoid pursuing it;
As soon as you have right and wrong,
Confusion ensues, and Mind is lost"
----Edward Conze, Buddhist Scriptures

The other day, my yoga practice just wasn't up to my standards. During my morning asanas I lacked energy and...

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Karma Yoga: What Is It And Why Does It Matter?

(0) Comments | Posted 21 November 2012 | (05:53)

"I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy."
― Kahlil Gibran

Say the word "yoga" and most people will think of people assuming strange shapes with their...

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An Oasis For Your Mind, Body and Soul

(0) Comments | Posted 15 November 2012 | (05:01)

Imagine a place you can go, to spend some quality time with yourself. And by 'self' i actually mean your metaphysical or spiritual self. Samahita Retreat is an oasis unlike any I have seen or experienced before. Tucked away on the southern part of Koh Samui,...

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A Strong Yoga Community Makes All The Difference to Your Practice

(1) Comments | Posted 29 October 2012 | (14:36)

In Sanskrit, yoga means "union" - of the body, mind and soul. It's a relatively easy concept to understand, but that's not the point. The idea is to "feel" the union, through the practice of yoga and meditation. And like anything in life, you have to strive and...

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Socotra: A Jewel Of Biodiversity in the Middle East

(1) Comments | Posted 3 October 2012 | (16:25)


Socotra. The name conjures images of the exotic and unknown, an island paradise, with breathtaking beaches and a truly alien landscape. With high granite mountains, deep valleys, frankincense trees, limestone plateaus, lagoons and wind-battered cliffs that drop straight into the sea, just...

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