Newsletter March 2012
Welcome to this summer’s edition of Anahata Dharana with a focus on Nurturing Positivity. The end of 2011 brought an abundance of earth and water elements and a landscape altering mudslide down the hill from Anahata. This gave us the opportunity to bring yoga into our every day activities, help neighbors and practice trust…The road opened in time for record numbers on the annual New Year’s ‘Creating Change’ retreat and we have continued with a steady flow of guests and karma yogis from New Zealand and around the world, each bringing unique gifts and soaking up the powerful environment and practices of Satyananda Yoga.
Explore the Event News to hear about enriching and transformational events over the last months and get a peek of what’s around the corner. We eagerly await Swami Muktimurti and Rishis Nityabodha and Yogadiwali arriving soon! And Swami Samnyasananda on the North Island in late May.
In the last months we have been tying up unfinished projects and becoming more abundant and sustainable with our organic gardens. A poly-tunnel has been built to extend the growing season and the gardens are being well fed with many nutrients. More info in Anahata News section. We have also been busy in the community, volunteering and building bridges with different community organizations. Find out about this rewarding work in the Anahata Trust Section.
Swami Muktidharma and Swami Karma Karuna continue to have a busy teaching schedule sharing their wealth of knowledge. In the India Section read about Swami Muktidharma’s latest trip to India where he guided the Spanish Retreat and enjoyed the powerful environment of Rikhia and Munger. He leaves again in May for his International tour with a highlight being a guest presenter at Swami Satsangi’s Madrid, Spain program. See the International Section for more details.
In line with our theme of Nurturing Positivity we feature an article by Swami Karma Karuna on manifesting positivity through the use of a sankalpa (resolution), and a heartwarming article on seeing the funny side of life in Features. In Living Yoga read about a personal account of transformation living the yogic lifestyle in Rikhia, India and Anahata.
Practical Tools shares the wisdom of Swami Sivananda and tips to lightening up with laughter yoga. In the Products Section, find some useful resources for spiritual growth, including Swami Sivananda’s 18 ‘ities’ to help us rise above negativity. And ‘bliss’ out with a yummy recipe in the Yogic Diet.
We hope you take away from this edition some good ideas for nurturing and cultivating positivity in your own life and we look forward to connecting here at Anahata or somewhere on the globe in the near future.
Om Tat Sat
From the Anahata Team