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Gandhi: What we Can Learn from Him in these Trying Times

Gandhi: What we Can Learn from Him in these Trying Times

Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday on the 2nd of October is celebrated as a national holiday in his native India.

We all know what this iconic figure looked like – unprepossessing, with his round glasses, traditional dhoti and kind eyes. But this one man did so much to change the world.

As we struggle to come to terms with the uncertainty of what the future will bring, his life and actions give us guidance and hope. And his values of tolerance, peace and standing up for what you believe in, are ones that we can all learn from.

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What’s the Story with Kirtan?

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Yoga is a vast subject, and just when you think you know all about it, a whole new yogic practice hoves into view that you know nothing about – step forward, kirtan. So what’s the story of kirtan? Put simply, it is yogic chanting, meditation through song, or communal meditation. It is an ancient practice that is being brought bang up-to-date and steadily rising in popularity here in the UK. So here’s a handy guide to kirtan, from its ancient origins to its modern-day form. (more…)

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If you know Yoga, then you NEED to know Mysuru

If you know Yoga, then you NEED to know Mysuru

On June 21, Indian yogis made international headlines when 54,101 of them practiced together on Mysuru’s Race Course to celebrate International Yoga Day for the third time. Whilst it didn’t quite make a world record, it has put Mysuru on the yoga map for more yogis than ever before. (more…)

Indian PM Leads 50,000 Yogis on International Yoga Day

Indian PM Leads 50,000 Yogis on International Yoga Day

The world’s third International Yoga Day is TODAY!

This morning India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi led more than 50,000 yogis in an outdoor yoga practice in Lucknow. Inaugurated by Modi in 2014, International Yoga Day is celebrating its third birthday with yoga sessions being held in its honour worldwide, from Macchu Pichu to an Indian Navy submarine. (more…)