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The day the world ended

The world had ended, and I was the only person who knew it. The streets were full of people walking on them as if the earth hadn’t crumbled beneath their feet. They appeared to breathe in and out, but I knew that the air had been sucked out of their heart …

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Being True to Yourself

We go to extreme lengths to avoid feeling vulnerable. We are willing to lie to ourselves about what we want, who we really are, and what our true intentions are. We close our eyes, shift truths, often sabotage ourselves, reinforcing these and other defences where needed. Because to be vulnerable …

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Shiva Shambo

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Overcoming the laws of physical nature is a spiritual process. Shiva is an example of this, and the ultimate outlaw. In Indian tradition, Shiva has many forms, each of which represents a powerful possibility for inner evolution. Here we look at a few, to understand the basis of each portrayal …

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Thought of the day

Random Reflections and Spiritual Thoughts 2019   9 June Consciousness necessarily demands events, real occurrences in space and time. Events can only occur if they are recorded in the mind. These events are the registrations in consciousness we call  ‘observations.’ But such occurrences, although they themselves result in order arising out …

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Kindness and consideration

Being considerate of others is an integral part of what it means to be human. Charles Darwin would have agreed. He argued that our instinct to be considerate is even stronger than our instinct to be self-serving. As obvious as that may seem, only recently has neuroscience has been able …

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A message from Shanti Gowans

Everyday I am deeply touched and reminded that there are so many remarkable people doing great things in the world. Values drive behaviour. Motivated by goals that have deep meaning, dreams that need completion, and love that needs expressing, you truly live. May the path of pursuing excellence be smooth …

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Shanti is a Sanskrit word that means Peace

shanti om

Shanti Yoga is a path with heart. Integrating body-mind-spirit, peace-in-every-breath, with classical Hatha Yoga from head to toe practices, Shanti Yoga incorporates the whole, complete, eternal classical 8-limbs of yoga into mat practice. Its enlightened teachings find their expression in our modern lives. Cosmic understanding, body-mind-spirit placement and alignment, personal attention, deep spiritual ideals and intention, purification, detoxification …

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