washing my feet in a ritual - crashing sound of water and thunders - bringing my hands to my forehead, feeling like I always did - rolling noodles with chopsticks on a spoon of soup - repeating sounds resembling words - feeling the sun gentle on my skin - echoing air con in the background - inhaling pollution - aching toes -meditating in massage - staring at life happening before me - learning - listening -winning fights on pennys' ground - feeling stone, chaos of markets hypnotic colours awakening sounds hypnotic sounds awakening colours - experiencing - appreciating
politeness - tickling of spices in my mouth - feeling the ground with my bare feet, inebriating - contemplating temples - walking others foot prints, reminiscing monks' lives - floating mind - escaping thoughts - drinking - dancing - spinning new faces around me, reminding the unknown - staring at the city lights from an open window ,
happening life - walking surrounded by digestible shapes and smells, calling you with squeaky voices - standing on trains, TV in the background - respecting the king on Monday's yellow t-shirt - sweating sunshine - crawling crowds of sex market whispering loud "ping pong show, ping pong show", disbelieving indifference -frying bugs - shopping malls, temptation labyrinths shining, tidy steel corruption - holding tight on racing scooters juggling allies of unknown poverty - smiling children - finding peace within clear deep eyes simplicity, purity, forgotten
things - running dogs, homeless dirty puppies surviving fights fighting life - introspecting in yoga - energizing - spreading rays reaching others - sa wat dee ka , korp kun ka - absorbing life - fading images brought back to me - floating - peace
I would like to share with you the story of an inspiring and loving woman, Sri Anandamayi Ma.
I had the pleasure of visiting her temple on one of my trips to India and I went back many times ever since.
The first time I set in meditation in her temple, with no expectations, I receive a special message from her.
I was really sceptic about "hearing staff " so I thought that I was just a bit overwhelmed by my India experience and started imagining things. However, I than spoke to and heard of many people which reported speaking to her in meditation, as her presence is very strong and " she likes to chat:))) " as they say.
Here below is an extract on her life from her organisation website and link to her website if you would like to read more about her:
" Sri Ma Anandamayi today is widely recognized as a personality of great spiritual eminence. She was born a hundred years ago and she took samadhi at the age of 86 ; these limitations, however, cannot said to have conditioned her utter freedom to be just herself under all circumstances. She was the embodiment of a joyous self-sufficiency, which enraptured the hearts of all who came near her.
The mysterious aloofness of her personality was totally beyond human understanding and yet it was so
tempered by her compassionate love for all living creatures that she seemed closer than the most indulgent friend ever could be. She was the Teacher whose guidance was sought by the learned as well as the simple, the old and also children, people from alien cultures or from traditional backgrounds.
Although she travelled incessantly, it was seen that she was at home everywhere and no one was a stranger to her. Throughout the length and breadth of India and also beyond its shores people found her to be, as if the personification of their own inner vision of the Adored one who is most dear to their hearts.
If you are looking into gathering some great knowledge on yoga and its history and philosophy this is an amazing DVD.
Not easy to get as you need to either order it online or, for example, I found it at the Jivamukti studio in New York; possibly some well stocked yoga studios might have it.
Is a little pricy but it is totally worth the money , it will give you a great insight on yoga through the testimonials of some amazing yogis spread throughout 2 DVDs of 3hr15.
You can sit back and relax and learn a lot:)
A Passionate Yoga Teacher, Appreciating Joy within each and everyone's Smile. Grateful for her Yoga Life, Experimenting and Searching for Innovative Healthy Food, Music Soul, Interested in all New/Alternative Therapies, Seeking for any Dance & Art & Cultural Stimulation, Hopeless Travel Addict and Animal Lover, especially 4 her gorgeous border collie Joy;)