Inhale Exhale – 25 Reasons To Love Yoga

June 21, 2022 0 Comments

I do an hour of yoga first thing every morning, which is one of my favorite things to do for the past two years because it really hits the reset button and realigns my mind and body and puts me in a beautiful calm mindset. After I finish, as I roll up my mat and …

Birdwatching 101 – A beginner’s guide to birding in the city

June 1, 2022 0 Comments

If you are a potential or new bird watcher like me who is just getting introduced to ornithology and the world of birds – this post is for you.  Birds are wondrous, mysterious creatures. For as long as humans have existed, we have likely marveled at birds—their striking colors, beautiful and varied song, and perhaps most …

Happy Ugadi 2022

April 2, 2022 0 Comments

Ugadi marks the beginning of spring and is symbolic of a new year, a new life, new hopes and aspirations. The term Ugadi is an amalgamation of two words: ‘yug’ meaning ‘age’ and ‘adi’ meaning ‘a new beginning’. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Brahma created the universe on this day.  Ugadi is about the balance …

Happy Holi 2022

March 18, 2022 0 Comments

Hindu festivals are communal celebrations through which an aspect of the universal truth is brought to life. Holi is played with everyone, regardless of any status, hierarchy in social or professional standing or gender. The colors equalize all. No one is higher or lower. Holi signifies boundless happiness. Holi reminds us of the inner bliss …

Part Sun Part Moon : Happy Women’s Day 2022

March 8, 2022 0 Comments

Part Sun Part Moon Everybody has a little bit of the sun and moon in them. Everybody has a little bit of man, woman, and animal in them. Darks and lights in them. Everyone is part of a connected cosmic system. Part earth and sea, wind and fire, with some salt and dust swimming in …

Shiva’s Third Eye

March 1, 2022 0 Comments

The 14th day of every month or the day before the new moon which is the darkest night in the lunar month, is known as Shivratri. Mahashivratri is the most powerful of the 12 Shivratris in a year for on this day the planetary positions, especially in the northern hemisphere, are such that there is …

Happy Sankranthi 2022

January 14, 2022 0 Comments

Most of the religious festivals at this time of year celebrate prosperity, hope and light – with the third wave of Covid/Omicron looming large over us, I find that it’s important to hold onto the meaning of these celebrations all the more if I cannot mark them in the way I might have in the …