In October 2011, I flew to Brisbane city, Australia, to be in a town called Maleny for an annual yoga retreat organized by Gerry Hillier, my business partner of The Owl Company which both of us co-founded two years ago. At the same time, I was also there to conduct a couple of workshops at her yoga center in a small town called Gympie.
Unplugging myself from my regular life and visiting a new environment at least once a year has become a healthy and nurturing treat I give myself since 2004 – the year after my son was born.
Taking a time out from my life gives me a great opportunity to :
It has been almost 5 years since I turned vegetarian and interestingly never a day I regretted my decision. People often ask me for my reasons to be a vegetarian – is it religion, health or being environmentally conscious? My experience is that to be a vegetarian is a conscious choice which complements my yogic lifestyle. This choice must come from deep within. It should not be something that is driven from external factors like a protest against the commercial poultry and diary industries or as a support to protect our mother earth. Anything that is externally driven without consciousness causes suppression of desires which could result in more psychological disorders in later stage. My experience was a gradual yet natural progression of simply listening to my body.
After I hung up my corporate suits, I spent the next two and a half years deepening my understanding of yoga by exploring the ancient Vedic scriptures such as Shiva Sutras and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras as well as Buddhism, in the context of the human body.
Here are 20 sacred secrets which I imbibe in my daily life that I’d like to share with you. Catch the truth!