Newsletter May 2014
From the top of the Anahata Yoga Retreat mountain, we say welcome to another edition of the Anahata Dharana newsletter. The theme for this edition is the sacred feminine energy or "Shakti" energy and Shakti has certainly made her presence felt these last few months. Many of the Anahata accommodation buildings can now boast new sea views thanks to Cyclone Ita which paid us a visit in early April. Check out the Anahata News page for more on this and other developments since the new year.
This edition includes three in-depth articles about different aspects of Yoga: as part of the lead-up to the annual Sacred Feminine retreat, Swami Karma Karuna explores one facet of the sacred feminine in her article "Honouring the forces within"; acclaimed Nada Yogi Swami Muktimurti will be leading the Yoga of Sound and Music retreat in July and this article gives an introduction to Nada Yoga, the Yoga of sound; Anahata regular, Swami Gyan Dharma who stayed with us for the month of March, shares his depth of wisdom and experience in his article "Becoming Comfortable with your Life."
For an update on the good work being carried out by the Anahata Yoga Health and Education Trust , karma yogi/volunteer opportunities and the on-going battle with Vodafone visit the Trust page.
We have also included three articles written by course participants in this edition. On the "Living Yoga" page, find one from a lady from South Africa who was inspired by her one-month stay at Anahata and on the "India" page, two American women share their experiences of the 2013 World Yoga Convention and last year's Prana Vidya retreat in India.
There's also two new yummy recipes on the Yogic Diet page and the beneficial effects of pranayama breathing exercises are explored on the Practical Tools page. If you're looking for a complete practice that you can just pop in your CD player and join in, the Yoga for Women CD is for you (suitable for men too!). We now have the ever popular Woods and Yajna incense back in stock and also introduce a special Saundarya Lahari package deal on the Products page.