Why a man (me) celebrates International Women's Day.

Why a man (me) celebrates International Women's Day.

Why a man celebrates International Women's Day.

Well, that's easy.

First, I wouldn't be here physically had a woman or women not preceded me - in that I was born- and second, I wouldn't be here where I am now intellectually had a woman or women not preceded me - in that I was educated - and third, I wouldn't be here where I am now emotionally

Meditation - the 5th Pillar of Yoga

Meditation - the 5th Pillar of Yoga

Meditation - In latin meditare means to reflect upon, the opposite of trying to silence your thoughts. But there is a huge difference in between having a thought and the thought having you. If there is a thought be with it, and when it passes just be. As opposed to relaxation meditation is done with a very conscious mind, with as much awareness as possible. The more awareness of your being (in time) the deeper the meditation. The form is irrelevant, as long as you can get to the point of awareness. It can be done sitting, while doing something, or with technics like the Zen, Mantra, or Vipassana (awareness of breathing) meditation.

Do you breathe?

Silly question, of course you know that you breathe! Well, not really. We have totally forgotten that breathing is as important as eating, exercise or sleeping for health. In Ayurveda and Yoga it is described as 'life'. It's even the same word in Sanskrit. Life starts with an inhale and it ends with an exhale. All in between is life.

Life is a process, not a finished product

It’s the nature of our human existence to sometimes feel low. When we do, the underlying feeling is fear. Those who didn't have fear feelings in the pre-historic era would probably have died out when a predator turned up. The animals that did't feel fear would most likely have been eaten up in the jungle first.  Fear is the best feeling we have to realise something has to change.