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There are a great many opinions as to what constitutes health and happiness, but it is abundantly clear that if you are not healthy, it is difficult to be happy. But if you can become happy, it’s easier to become healthy, therefore discussions cover all aspects of life from sociology, lifestyle, politics and religions. Read more….

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Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

An inspiration to millions

If you become fully meditative, you will be beyond karma

A knower and exponent of life, Jaggi Vasudev is more popularly known as Sadhguru. He is an Indian gentleman from South India, a Yogi, mystic, Padma Vibhushan awardee, and New York Times bestselling author with a following of many millions of spiritual seekers.

He founded the Isha Foundation, a non-profit organization which offers yoga programs around the world, including India, the United States, the United Kingdom, Lebanon, Singapore, Canada, Malaysia, Uganda, China, Nepal, and Australia.

The Foundation is also involved in various social and community development activities, which have resulted in the Foundation being granted special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

A modern peace maker

Ravi Shankar was born on 13 May 1956 in Tamil Nadu, India. He is also frequently referred to simply as “Sri Sri” (honorific) or as Guruji or Gurudev. He is a spiritual leader and founder of the Art of Living Foundation created in 1981, which aims to relieve individual stress, societal problems, and violence.

In 1997, he established a Geneva-based charity, the International Association for Human Values, an NGO that engages in relief work and rural development and aims to foster shared global values. For his service, he has received some of the highest awards of several countries including India, Peru, Colombia, and Paraguay. In January 2016, he was awarded the “Padma Vibhushan” by the

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Shiva and Shiva West of India

The root and extent of life

“When we say “Shiva,” there are two fundamental aspects that we are referring to. The word “Shiva” means literally, “that which is not.” On another level, when we say “Shiva,” we are referring to a certain yogi, the Adiyogi or the first yogi, and also the Adi Guru, the first Guru.” ~ Sadhguru

Shiva today is mostly associated with India, Yoga and Hinduism. But the concepts represented by Shiva were once universal before the development of modern civilisation. Below, Dr Naila Hussain explains the significance of Shiva in Arabia.

Invocation:

ॐ नमः शिवाय Aum Namah Shivaya

SubhanAllah wa bihamdihi = Om Namah Shivay.

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Why was India conquered?

India’s loss to foreign invaders

Awake IndiaJai Shiva Consecration of AdiYogi in Coimbatore Youtube

Over 1400 years, India has been raped and exploited by foreigners with different ideologies. It’s somehow ironic that the underlying ideologies of the Arabs, the Greeks, British, French and others are all based of seeds of knowledge from India that have been genetically manipulated.

From a psychological perspective, these invasions are akin to the children attacking their mothers for India is the mother of all nations. Many historians disagree, but the scientists agree that without India’s contribution of knowledge and wisdom, our world could not have developed as it has.

An ancient civilization where Dharma prevailed, India consisted of many polarized societies led by

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Sweden

Could it become Europe’s first Islamic State?

Currently 59.5 million people – nearly 1 percent of the world’s population – are refugees, asylum seekers or internally displaced and half of them are children.

The case of Sweden

The Swedes have taken in more than their fair share of refugees and Muslims account for about 5% of the country’s 9 million people and a backlash against immigrants is building. But it may be too little too late.

In 2016, Sweden received 28,939 asylum seekers. Yet Sweden is a predominantly Christian country in northern Europe but most asylum seekers to Sweden came from three Muslim countries in the Middle East: Syria (5,459), Afghanistan (2,969) and Iraq (2,758).

Why is it that people

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Neo-Liberal Fascism

The destroyers of the world

It’s a popular opinion that we live in free and fair democratic societies where human rights apply, and that every individual has rights and freedoms according to their class. All those rights and freedoms are decided by the individual, and providing they don’t cause harm to anyone that matters, almost anything is permissible.

At an individual level, rights and freedoms are limited by laws and social conventions, but at a governmental or corporate level, things are very different. As a society we have fair degree of tolerance towards small-time bludgers and scam artists who if they are caught may suffer a loss of assets and sometimes prison time.

At a governmental and corporate level,

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Yoga Asana

Yoga Asana Series

The science of human physicality

Preparing and celebrating the body as a temple

Yoga asanas (Hatha Yoga) are the physical exercises or the physicality of Yoga and they are taught world wide for many purposes. For some it’s about health and fitness, for others it’s about health recovery and a greater sense of ease in body and mind.

While asana can be any exercise or body position performed consciously that has a positive purpose and supports life, asana is about experiencing the distinction that we are not our bodies and that in fact our bodies are complex technological mechanisms.

Through yoga practises including asana, one comes to view one’s body as a vehicle in which to

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Sirsanana

Yoga Asana Series

One of Yoga’s most challenging poses

You are looking to achieve the pose similar to this example which as far as head stands go, it’s a good demonstration, but the head needs to be forwards to reduce the neck arch

The yoga asana referred to as headstand is challenging and sometimes dangerous depending on the person’s level of strength and fitness.

To practice this, one must first be competent at holding a handstand for 30 seconds or more because when one is performing a headstand, the weight of the body is taken on the arms to avoid damaging one’s neck which happens far too often.

We are so often very competitive and that competitiveness often

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NZ’s Rodent Epidemic

Growing by the day

Mouse population explodes in Australia

Rats and mice have always sought a close relationship with human beings in part because we produce food in bulk and we are somewhat messy. But not only do we leave food lying around for them, we build nice warm and secure shelters for them to live in.

This is unintentional on our part, simply a consequence of our lifestyle that rodents take full advantage of. They have featured significantly in our history in part because of their nuisance value, but more because they carry disease and parasites like fleas that can transmit another level of disease like bubonic plague and other pestilences that can result in the death of

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Prasarita Padottanasana

Yoga Asana Series

Forward bending with an easy twist

The back is flat due to natural flexibility, but it’s better to have the feet turned in – not out.For those people who cannot rest their hands on the floor like this without bending their back, they can rest their hands on a block or even a chair so as to keep the back straight.

This yoga asana helps to lengthen the muscles in the back legs and create more freedom in the torso. It is one of many asana’s that is useful within any contemplative yoga practice but also for those who are using yoga to relieve physical distress in their bodies or to acquire improved health and

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