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A Day to Life Post- 94!

Hello everyone, I just realised that it’s been a month since I posted my last blog. I must say that I didn’t realise that it’s been so long, days are flying super fast. I was worked up with many things, but the one thing that has affected me the most is someone’s behaviour towards me. Once again I gave my ex the opportunity to take me for granted and play with my emotions, I dont understand why I keep doing that to myself. I also dont understand how can someone behave so bad especially with a person who was once very close to you. If he really loved me like he used to say 3 years back, then he wouldn’t have hurt me so many times. What he doesn’t understand is that in this whole situation, he is only gaining bad karma, because honey, what goes around, comes around. You need to understand that. It’s sad that he doesnt.
I believe in one thing, karma is the sweetest revenge!

Recently I realised a big human revolution in me, a big change in myself. In Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism, every person has 10 worlds in them, right from anger, hell, animality, hunger, humanity, rapture, learning, realisation, boddhisatva and buddhahood.. And when we chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo, we can tap on our buddhahood. So, recently I realised that the life state of anger and hunger has vanished from my life. I dont feel angry at all no matter what the opposite person does, no matter how bad the other person is towards me. For e.g my ex, inspite of his behaviour towards me I dont feel angry. I have now started sympathising on the opposite person’s life state. I feel that there’s no point on getting angry because they are in one of the lower state of life. All I feel is sympathy on their life. Also, I am not hungry for many things in life, I am content with what I have. Yes, I want to achieve many things in life, but nothing excites me anymore. I am not hungry, yes I want few things in life but I am not greedy. There’s a thin line between hunger and greed, the day you realise that, I think one will start seeing the world in a different way.

I have become centred in life too. Since you all know that I go for yoga classes, not to become a teacher but just for workouts. In April my present instructor was on a 3 week leave and in place of her there was another lady instructor who has been practising yoga for over 25 years. I know, that’s a really long time. Before every yoga class, she and myself would end up talking alot and she shared alot of meditation techniques. She used to tell us to pay attention to our body in each and every asana. And I started doing that, also I started practising at home on the days when I didn’t have my class. It helped me to get closer to myself, get closer to the inner me. And also centre myself, which is a very good thing. Now, yoga has become a part of my life like chanting.

Last week, it hit me that I dont like the city life anymore. I like my space, the quietness, calmness and peace around me. I have also been missing my trip to Goa which I went with my ex last year. I had a wonderful time. If he would have respected me what I deserved this time, I was thinking of going there once with him. But I dont think it’s meant to be.

Have an amazing week everyone and a wonderful weekend!


A Day to Life Post- 91! 

We all know that June 21 has been declared as the International Day of Yoga in Decemeber 2014. And I have been practicing artistic yoga for about 1 and a half year now, called as Bharat Thakur’s Artistic Yoga. 

What is artistic yoga ? Artistic Yoga is an innovative, dynamic and powerful system of Yoga that affects the body like no other form of exercise. It combines ancient yogic techniques (asanas, pranayam, bandhas, kriyas & mudras), with modern cardiovascular-training and partner-stretches that works on the Individual at every level – the physical level, where flexibility, strength and endurance are the primary goal, to the mental and spiritual levels where awareness of the body, alertness and meditation bring about a complete transformation.

During the weekend, I received a what’s app message from my instructor saying that if I could make a short video on my phone about how artistic yoga has helped me? Which will go on their YouTube channel as part of international yoga celebrations. And I without any thought said yes. So, yeah now that video is up on YouTube and you all can see me talk about how artistic yoga has helped me in my life. Here’s the link : 

Hope you all enjoy this 40 seconds video. Thank you in advance for watching it. 

Have an amazing week everyone ! 
Video courtesy: Bharat Thakur’s Artistic Yoga. 

A Day to Life Post- 36!

Another weekend is here and with the way my life has been lately I don’t get excited for the weekend anymore. Even my weekends have become non exciting like my weekdays, spending them at home. At the moment there’s nothing exciting going on in life, like mentioned in my last post this year started on a bad note and bad luck doesn’t seem to leave me alone. Friday night was at home and I am pretty much sure so will be the Saturday night. It feels like life has suddenly stopped. The only excitement currently in my life are my yoga classes. I have been going for artistic yoga since 3 months now, three times a week and they are so relaxing. For that one hour I forget everything, I forget the world.
Artistic yoga is a bit different from the normal yoga. Yes, we do all the asanas, along with power surya namaskar (that’s what I call it). Some even call it power yoga and our classes are a mix of flexibility training, strength training and toning the body. Prior to joining this, for 2 months I went to this oldest institute of yoga here in Mumbai itself and for some reason didn’t enjoy my classes. I have practiced yoga many years back too, so was aware of the basic asanas. I wanted to go beyond that, push my body out of my comfort zone, learn all the difficult asanas, and guess what I found it in this artistic yoga classes. Right from surya namaskars to ardha chandrasana(half moon pose) to garudasana(eagle pose) to full chakrasana to natarajasana to all the pranayama, we do it all here.
I realized how important it is to have a very good instructor, like the one in my class. My batch is a high intensity batch and he really pushes you to finish all the 10/15/20 counts and go beyond your comfort zone. There have been couple of people who were interested in joining, come and see our class and I am pretty much sure that they were frighten and never joined. My instructor has a rule, (that’s actually how we tease him) he will be nice to you on your trial class. But once someone joins in, you are left with no other choice other than the workout, which we actually find it very fun.
The way I have been feeling lately, low, sad and depressed, yoga has been my saving grace. The more I practice, the more I am getting close to my own self and I am sure very soon small things are not going to bother me at all. I do meditate at home even after my chanting. I guess very soon the issues around me, small and big won’t effect me. In some way I am again trying to disconnect from the outside world to connect to my inner world and find inner peace and happiness within me. Because I think with work and other things around, somewhere I lost the connection to my inner self and all the peace and happiness. Like my life has become imbalanced, I realize it now. It’s very difficult to find a balance within you being in balance with the outside world, but not impossible. I even plan to go for a one month yoga course near the foothills of Himalayas, hope it happens soon, maybe this year.

Happy Weekend Everyone!