Spring Full Moon – Holi Yogic Salad!

Happy Full Moon – Holi, the festival of colour, love and merriness that is celebrated at the end of the winter season on the last full moon ( Purnima) day of the lunar month Phalgun, which usually falls in March, sometimes in late February. The festival honours the arrival of spring  in the form of a carnival of colours, where participants play, chase and colour each other with dry powder and coloured water.

Holi - Spring Festival Of Colours
Holi – Spring Festival Of Colours

Spring is symbolic of growth and renewal and nature begins to bloom and blossom in a multitude of colours.

The spring season, during which the weather changes, is also the time where we get rid of the toxicity and lethargy accumulated in Winter, often through fevers and colds. During the Festival of Holi the playful throwing of natural coloured powders has a medicinal significance: the colours are traditionally made of medicinal herbs prescribed by Āyurvedic doctors like Neem, Kumkum ( made of Saffron or Turmeric) , Haldi ( Turmeric ) and Bilva.  Continue reading “Spring Full Moon – Holi Yogic Salad!”

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Early Morning Summer Solstice Meditation

Happy Solstice: today, 21 June 2014 at 10:51 UT the Sun reaches its highest excursion relative to the celestial equator on the celestial sphere at the Tropic of Cancer. Then it begins its journey from the Northern Hemisphere back down towards the Southern Hemisphere from the tropic of  Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn.

Surya riding his Chariot. Sun rising on the banks of Ganges at Rishikesh
Surya riding his Chariot. Sun rising on the banks of Ganges at Rishikesh

 

Sol – Stice means the SUN STANDS STILL. There is a magic turn: we glide down toward the cycle of next 6 months to embrace an energetic shift that corresponds to the fact that the axis of the Earth ( Northern Hemisphere) from today and for the  next 6 months is pointing away from the Sun.

At this point of year you should have filled your cup with your own personal nectar , generated between Winter Solstice and Summer Solstice, and now is time to enjoy, celebrate the full-ness of life whatever that means for you, give up worrying, and bask in the warmth and life-giving rays of Sun. Continue reading “Early Morning Summer Solstice Meditation”

Sandhya : Looking at the space between!

Sandhya is by far one of the most fascinating subjects around this time of year. We are approaching a most talked about transition that is Winter Solstice 2012 , happening at 11:11 am GMT on the 21 – 12 –  2012. Sandhya is when we shift and start to look at what fills the dimensions of space and time between now and the event, whathever the event.

sun and moon calendars 2013 a
Tools to navigate Time: Moon and Sun Calendar

When we look at the space between living  things we find that they are connected through relationships. Relationships are the network between all living things and although imperceptible they fill the space between. As we open our eyes to this web of connections we shift from fragmentation to Wholeness. Continue reading “Sandhya : Looking at the space between!”