Saturday, 31 December 2016

Happy 2017!


Thank you for taking the time to read "Kali's Kitchen"!

I'm so grateful for the time we've shared in 2016 and all we've learned together.  I look forward to seeing you in 2017!

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu!

"May peace and harmony prevail."



Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Stuff

One of the foundational practices of yoga is Aparigraha, or non-hording.

This is a challenging time of year to practice, with all the sales and pretty papers and bows.  It may also be the most rewarding.

Note: I didn't say perfect... let's just recognize the fine line between "want" and "need".

Here's a video that hits the nail on the head.  Its an oldy but a goody about our aquisitive habits and their results:

Caution:  There's a bit of foul language but plenty of good chuckles:  George Carlin "Stuff"

Take What You Need, Give What You Can

Image Source: Will Cook For Friends

Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

Ganesha trying to get some rest!
Depression is at the top of the WHO's list of stuff most likely to negatively affect your health.   And let's face it, this is a tough time of year for many people financially, and emotionally.

If you're still shopping for Christmas gifts, you might like to check out this article.  It could be the inspiration for a caring gift for someone on your list, or a practice for yourself.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Chant for World Peace: Om Namo Narayanaya


Peter Max and the Peace Plane

Swami Vishnudevananda was well known for flying a psychadelic Cessna into war torn and disupted border territories in an effort to unite people and demonstrate the absurdity of violence in the name of man-made borders.

That beautiful plane, now housed at the Sivananda Ashram in Val Morin was painted by Peter Max, best known for painting the Beatles' Yellow Submarine album cover.

Peter Max Paints the Peace Plane






Yoga Kirtan with Swami Vishnudevananda

Wow!  I had no idea this recording existed until today!

Well worth a listen... ummm well, except maybe the first four minutes or so.... but thanks to the wonders of technology you can just skip ahead!

Yoga Kirtan with Swami Vishnudevananda Part 1














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