Happy Holidaze

“I should be basking in gratitude for my family and friends during this holiday season.  I should feel the joy of the loftier things in life.”  That’s what my rational mind tells me but right now I’m at the mall and I’m eyeing the other frantic shoppers, hoping they don’t get to the discounts before I do.  To heck with joyful and grateful.  My breathing is ragged, my heart is pounding; I am on the hunt for the Perfect Gifts and you’d better not get in my way. My spiritual practice has gone awry and I am totally caught up in a stress reaction.

A good idea hits me:  take a breath, lady.  Take a few breaths.  Settle down.  Relax.  Observe yourself like a movie. “I am ridiculously anxious.”  Let’s track this.  “I have to get the perfect gifts for everyone.  I gotta be a gift-giving Rockstar.”  Breathing in and out, the ah-ha’s start to hit me.  Time to remember my mindfulness tool kit.

1)  OK, just acknowledge that I am anxious because this is the holiday habit I have embraced over the years.  Now I can accept it, laugh a bit, and let it go.  (It might take more than one try!)

2)  There is a reason I am anxious.  Fear that I won’t provide the Best Holiday Ever?  Greed in wanting to get the bargain before other shoppers and show off as the Rockstar Gift Giver? Obligation to give others the perfect holiday? Yes, yes and yes.  Now I can let go of these attachments more easily.  Awareness rocks!

3)  Now that I know WHY I am anxious, it is time to accept my human nature.

4)  Expectations have ruled my holiday insanity since forever and are causing my stress.  See #1-3 above!

5)  I am projecting way ahead instead of just being HERE.  Will hubby like his new iPhone?  Will daughter approve of the color of her new scarf?  I remind myself to stay in the present and, by doing so, I will have clear, creative thinking (and shopping!)  By staying here and now, my worry about the future melts away and I start to enjoy my day.

I continue my shopping with deep breathing as my companion.  Staying in the present, I put less weight on choosing the “right” gifts or on creating the perfect holiday and more importance on taking care of myself right here, right now.   A new tradition?  I feel free.

–Kathy B

The Studio

I walk into The Studio.  Been waiting for this for several days ever since the weekend went kablooey;  the fridge broke down (not the freezer, just the fridge….go figure), we found out the new and improved satellite TV upgrade doesn’t work for our tree-surrounded house, I broke my eyeglasses in a freak encounter with clear glass doors on the bookcase and the cat weighed in at a whopping 23 pounds requiring a diet that I don’t have time to monitor!  This week it was the fleas, not the elephants, that kept me on my mindfulness toes.

And then I walk into The Studio, that oasis of sanity containing soft pillows, calming candles, those amazing ginger chews (“Take one for the road!”), my most excellent instructor and lessons to be learned.  What makes this place so magical?  One hour to be, one hour to reflect, one hour to “mind meld” with my teacher, one hour to focus on myself.

One hour to realize that the lessons learned in this quiet space are not isolated to The Studio.  The seeds are planted and I take them (and that delish ginger chew) with me wherever I go.  “Accept and let go” seems like a tall order, but as a matter of fact, I didn’t freak out over the fridge food that spoiled, I was nice to the cable guy, I figured the broken glasses were a “meant to be” since I had a prescription for new lenses, and the cat?  He makes a terrific doorstop!

-Kathy B

Kathy Babula’s Bio

4 Easy Steps to Achieve Peace of Mind

Relax, breathe, let it go and think positively.

1. Give yourself permission to relax.
Before you can sit down to meditate, you have to give yourself permission to do so. It’s simple but doing nothing isn’t something that’s valued in our modern culture where value is found in productivity. However, stopping to meditate is the very thing that will enable us to be more productive with better health and better attitudes. This is so simple, but it’s not easy so just stick with it. When a distraction comes up, acknowledge it and let it go. This way you can become aware of yourself and the world around you.

2. Take a breath.
Take one long slow deep breath. Then take another. Don’t worry about doing it right. There is no right or wrong. You will get what you need if you just breathe. Allow yourself to feel the calm that is already within you.  Your parasympathetic nervous system will take this as a sign to relax. Your mind will see it as an opportunity to become quiet. Simply allow yourself to slow down for five to eight minutes and breathe. That is the start to any meditation practice.

3. Let it go.
Realize that this time, your meditation time, is when you can let it all go. Whatever burden you are carrying around with you, dragging from room to room, whatever it is, just set it down and let it go. Emotions, fears, things others have said, LET IT GO. That is just your 40,000 year-old brain doing what it does, looking for danger and planning for demise. It’s time for you to take over and LET IT GO.

4. Fill the space.
Whatever you let go of, now decide how to fill that space. If you don’t, your brain will decide for you. Love is always a good place to start.  Every time you start to put someone down, worry about something in the future, criticize someone else or criticize yourself, you plant a seed. Stop yourself from those thoughts and plant a little seed of love and positivity. I realize it sounds a little Pollyanna but just as in riding a bike, you will go where you are looking.

So there you are, four simple steps to creating your own path to your own enlightenment, one that will happen right here, right now. Not tomorrow, not in the next lifetime.
It will happen in the ER, hospital ward, home and car, at the beach and on the street. It will happen in your everyday life. I know. It has happened in mine and that is Meditation.

Ranjit Deora

UNC Charlotte’s laughter yoga workshop helps students relax

(reprinted from Charlotte Observer)

By Lisa Thornton

guru-ranjitRanjit Deora, a laughter yoga instructor, teaches students at UNC Charlotte ways to use laughter as a means to de-stress.

Ranjit Deora scanned each face in the circle of a dozen people in front of him, set his sights on one and then walked over to introduce himself.

“Hello. I’m Ranjit Deora.”

“Hi. I’m Holly Hauser.”

What happened next caught everyone off guard: a guttural, hearty, infectious, comical laugh from Deora so pleasant that it seemingly sucked any sadness, stress and anger out of the room.

It’s called laughter yoga: a form of yoga that uses voluntary laughter to relax and de-stress the mind and body.

UNC Charlotte’s Religious and Spiritual Life department invited Deora, who runs Charlotte Meditation off Providence Road, to the UNCC campus during finals week to help students ease tension with laughter so they could then focus before their exams.

Hauser was one of a dozen students who showed up for the session for a reprieve from studying.

“I have one paper, two exams and a vocal jury because I’m a music minor,” said Hauser, 20, whose major is psychology. “I’m stressed a little bit.”

Inside room 200 of the student union, though, muffled bursts of hearty laughter could be heard from behind the thick wooden door as students picked up the lessons Deora shared.

“The other yoga is physical fitness yoga, where you are serious. This is natural,” he said. “Relax. Have fun. Enjoy. Get out of the funk.”

There’s no humor in laughter yoga. It’s not a comedy session where jokes are told. People in the class simply look each other in the eyes and laugh.

According to Laughter Yoga International, the body can’t differentiate between real and fake laughter, so the benefits are the same: reduced blood pressure, lower levels of stress hormones and a host of other benefits.

More often than not, though, the forced laughter eventually turns genuine as the belly laughs become contagious.

“I faked it at first, but after awhile it came natural(ly),” said Laura Hendrick, 20, an earth science major and religious studies minor. Hendrick came to the session to momentarily forget about the two exams and three research papers she had to complete.

After 15 minutes of laughter, she already noticed a difference.

“I feel better,” she said.

Laughter yoga clubs began springing up in the mid-1990s, and today more than 6,000 clubs exist in 60 countries. Of those, 500 are in the United States.

Deora, who emigrated from India, quit his corporate job in 1992 to become a meditation teacher. In 2002, he started offering free laughter yoga sessions every other week in his Charlotte studio.

Studies show that the average child laughs between 300 and 400 times a day, but adults laugh only 15 times a day. It’s a part of being human that we need to reclaim, said Deora.

“Laughter is in each one of us, a god-given gift,” said Deora. “It dives down somewhere in our gut because of our circumstances of life – as a child, as an adult – so then we forget to laugh. But it is natural in each one of us.”

Lisa Thornton is a freelance writer. Have a story idea for Lisa? Email her at lisathornton@carolina.rr.com.

My Guru

You remember in a very recent post with the Holy Grail being laid out as three simple words:



Live Longer

Well, I was too tired to lay it all out and explain this subtly complex but ridiculously simple belief system.  But I’ve got the energy now.  The point in life is not to obligate yourself or discipline yourself or put expectations on yourself but just live.  That’s it.

Breathe and meditate for 15 minutes morning and night.

Eat well.

That’s it.  Just live.  Relax and live.  Long life will follow.

We always complicate things, don’t we?

When someone tells you your terminal cancer is growing like a Colorado wildfire and another person tells you shark cartilage plus aloe plus an acid killing agent is THE KEY, you go for it.  Right?  Wouldn’t you?  Even if it cost over $1,000 but had some good track record data?  I mean, this guy tells me sharks never, ever get cancer.  I found out much later, after I’ve ordered the crap, that they do, indeed, get cancer.

When someone tells you this person is a great healer, you want to believe it when you pray together over the phone…and you even take away some useful things and visualize accordingly.

When someone tells you you have terminal cancer you will open up your pocketbook to any charlatan, snake oil salesmen and well-intentioned goofball on the planet.

Almost all of them convince you their cure will be the one.  (Except my guru.) They are always careful not to make you think it’s a silver bullet because who believes in Silver Bullets?  But when I was up in Wilkesboro the chiropractor there told us his vitamin C treatment was the only one to penetrate the blood-brain barrier.  That’s some serious she-yot if that’s what was actually happening.  What was most likely happening was that the vitamin C, a wickedly high anti-oxident, especially at his 5-hour infusion 5 times a week dosage, was just counteracting the oxidizing effects of my chemotherapy, Temodar.  You see, almost all chemos use oxidization to kill cancer cells.  We think of oxygen as great but in this case you need to think of it as rust.  Oxygen is actually one of the most destructive compounds on the planet — hence the obsession with antioxidents.  My chemo was meant to rust my cancer but I was putting tons of vitamin C to offset that rusting process.  I was killing the killer of my chemo.

So, the point is, that when you feel you’re on death row you’ll open up your wallet and devote hours and hours a day (Hell, Whatever It Takes!) doing some “alternative,” natural cures, if it might be the one, it just might NOT be the one more often than it is actually THE ONE.  The fact is that being an alternative, natural guy, these things appealed to me and sounded silver-bullet-esque in the face of death.

Not so says my Guru.  Chemo is the answer.  No alternative “healer” has ever said that to me.  Chemo.  Good?  Whaaat?

He’s probably the only guy who tells me he has no cure for my cancer.  Even the acupuncturist tells me the acupuncture world is not allowed to say they have a cure, implying that repeated visits will result in a cure.

He’s not one to foist ideas on you.  Instead, he asks, “do you have any questions for me, Adam?”

QUESTION:  I am tired of all the stuff in my house and tired of the clutter and want to keep things neat and uncluttered.

EXPECTED RESPONSE:  Yes, there is much worthiness in an ascetic lifestyle and an ascetic home.

HE THROWS ME A RIDICULOUS MARIANO RIVERA CUT FASTBALL:  No, that is not important.  In fact, it is irrelevant. Buy more stuff!”

QUESTION:  I have a hard time emptying my mind when I meditate.

EXPECTED RESPONSE:  It takes years to get to that point but we’ll get there.

ACTUAL RESPONSE:  What is the the brain’s job, Adam?  To think.  Your brain creates over one million thoughts in a day, most of which we aren’t even aware of.  Why stop something from doing its job?

QUESTION:  I’m supposed to breathe in for 7 seconds, hold for 4 and breathe out twice as long through my nostrils for 14 seconds.  At least that’s what I learned in yoga.

EXPECTED:  Yes, that is what is preferred.

ACTUAL:  Just breathe naturally.  (He then shows me how to breathe in and out.  It is SO natural).  NOTHING FORCED!!!!  Not at all disciplined like yoga.

In talking he offers up this comment:  “This lady comes to me and says which of these supplements should I take?

EXPECTED RESPONSE:  A, B, not C but definitely D.

ACTUAL RESPONSE:  Eat a healthy diet and you don’t need supplements.  In fact, they’re worthless.  Throw them away now!

MY RESPONSE:  So I should take my shark cartilage and aloe and…

RESPONSE:  No.  Just meditate and eat well.

Relax.  Live a long life.

A-ha!  The sneaky bastard was promising longer life.  He just didn’t offer something HE could give to ME.  I would have to find it.  With his caring guidance, of course.

That’s what it’s all about.  Relax.  Live long life.

This guy offers Laughter Yoga tomorrow and since laughter stimulates the immune system much more than anything they’ve ever found, I’ll be there.

Just ready to bust a gut!


I’m Staying Put

Written a minute ago

At the first appointment, my guru claimed he couldn’t cure me of cancer.

Today I told him I knew fear and stress were the main enemies of the immune system and I’ve been afraid and stressed.

He tells me I’m staying put.

We talk through it.  Why would you pack your suitcase for New York if you’re not going.  You’re staying put and do nothing to prepare for going anywhere.

We meditate.  He answers a few questions.

I think he’s right.

Wooten & Adam

Link to Adam’s Obituary from Observer

Staring Over the Abyss…Just Jump!

You’re either going to fly with angel wings or land on human feet.

AdamI used to think 1+1=2 was the simplest thing in the world.  Not so, my dear friend.  I learned today that the simplest thing is so simple no one ever gets it or ever really does it.  It may be the simplest thing to realize but I’m wondering how simple it’s going to be to pull off or to get across in this post.  I’ve talked to my dad, my mom, Wooten, a friend and the “discussion” always seems to take much explaining.  But it’s simple.  You know why?  Life is simple.  So simple, it’s silly.  There are really only two things that matter. Drum roll please for something that is so much more than Charlie Bucket’s Golden Ticket.  It’s the Grand Prize.  You know, the one Charlie wins when he gives back the gobstopper because he proves he’s the only kindhearted one in the story.  Just three words.


Live long

You notice the “poetic” title I came up with as I sat down to wrestle this writing beast?  You know what?  I was going to wind this tale all the way to that.  Truth be told, I’m tired.  It’s late.  This piece of enlightenment made me realize I should only do things I really feel like doing.  And if you want to know how I came up with this or who told me this you’ll just have to wait until I’m really to sit down again.

Because right now…I’m trying to let go of discipline.  Discipline is something I’ve never been good at but something that always haunted me because I wasn’t good at it.  So, I’m letting go of that.  In fact, me NOT finishing this is part of my training. I’m going to pick this thought up when I feel like it.

But I would strongly encourage you to look at those two things and see if you can add to them, argue with them or find a flaw in any of the logic presented here.

On that note, good night.

How to Live Mindfully

Mindful living is an ancient practice which is very relevant for life today. Mindfulness is a very simple concept.  Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way:  on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.  This presence increases awareness and clarity; it frees us from the anxiety and worry that robs us of joy and peace.  When we are living in the present we are not living in fear of the future or in the regrets of the past.

Mindfulness Exercises
The following exercises will help you to develop a Mindful awareness of your environment, body, breath, thoughts and emotions.  You can practice the exercises as a whole, or in parts – using any part of the exercise.

  • Be kind to yourself
    Encourage rather than criticize yourself.  Treat yourself the way you would treat a friend in the same situation.
  • Relax
    Make time for yourself.  Allow yourself to chill out and relax.  Find something that suits you – different things work for different people.
  • Learn to Meditate Daily
    Meditation gives clarity of mind. Wisdom brightens and opens our lives.
  • Breathe
    Imagine a balloon in your belly, inflating and deflating as you breathe in and out.
  • Balance sleep
    Get into a healthy sleep routine – including going to bed and getting up at the same time each day.
  • Diet/ Nutrition
    Listen to your body and modify your eating patterns. As you explore what your body truly needs, you’ll discover new ways of moving, breathing and eating that will help you realize your ideal life.
  • Connect with others
    Stay in touch with family and friends – make regular and frequent contact with them.

Guru Ranjit has been teaching mindfulness meditation, corporate wellness programs and Laughter Yoga in major cities, such as New York and Charlotte for many years. Ranjit has educated many professionals and businesses, on how to use meditation therapy to manage stress, anxiety and sleep disorder problems.

Phone:  704-277-6049 Rdeora@charlottemeditation.com

(image from Mikko Luntiala)


Empowering you to better health


Ayurveda – The Science of Life is one of the oldest systems of natural health care, originating in India over 5,000 years ago. Today, it is considered one of the leading forms of holistic medicine available in the West and it is certainly one of the best ways to improve your health.

The Buddhist monks from India introduced Ayurveda to China, Tibet, Korea, Mongolia and Sri Lanka, leaving a lasting legacy in their medical systems.

ConceptYoga and Ayurveda are twin sisters, which involve the curing of physical disorders with herbal remedies. Both systems run into deeper spiritual levels, and if practiced properly, can lead to a state of complete physical, mental and spiritual balance.

Ayurveda is SafeAyurveda medicine and other similar therapies, are very helpful for patients who are suffering from chronic diseases. Ayurvedic preparations are safe, as long as they are prescribed by a professional practitioner.

Ayurvedic Dosha (Constitutions)

Ayurveda describes three biological humors of mental and physiological energies, called doshas. The three doshas are Vata, Pitta and Kapha and each is mainly a combination of two elements. Vata dosha is made up of space and air, Pitta dosha is a combination of fire and water and Kapha dosha is made up of water and earth. Each of these doshas is further divided into five sub-doshas. Together, the doshas orchestrate all the activities that occur within us.

In order to achieve good health and well-being, the three doshas, need to be in complete balance.


Balancing Vata dosha

The characteristics of Vata include dryness, coolness, roughness, lightness and constant motion, which are qualities that are opposite to those in a diet and lifestyle, helping to restore balance to Vata dosha.

Dietary recommendations:

The three Ayurvedic flavors that help balance Vata are: sweet, sour and salty. Including more of these flavors in your daily diet, will help to balance Vata.

Cooked foods, served hot or warm, are ideal for balancing Vata. Leafy greens, beets, sweet potatoes and summer squash, such as zucchini and lauki squash, are the best vegetables to help you accomplish this. You should also avoid or minimize raw foods and salads, drink lots of warm water throughout the day and add suitable spices to your food, such as turmeric, cumin, coriander, dried ginger and black pepper.

Balancing Pitta Dosha:

The characteristics of Pitta, include sharpness, heat, and acidity. It also has qualities that are opposite to those in diet and lifestyle, which help to restore balance to Pitta dosha.

Dietary recommendations:

The three Ayurvedic flavors that help balance Pitta are sweet, bitter and astringent, which is why you must include more of these flavors in your daily diet.

Fresh foods are wonderful for balancing Pitta dosha. These types of fruits include, sweet juicy fruits, especially pears, which can cool a fiery Pitta very fast. Milk, rice, coconut and milkshakes made with ripe mangos are also considered soothing and Pitta-pacifying foods.

Spices such as turmeric, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cardamom and fennel offer healing wisdom. Drink sweet lassi and drink room temperature water, to help improve digestion.

Balancing Kapha Dosha

The characteristics of Kapha, include heaviness, softness, sweetness, cold, stability and unctuousness, which are qualities that are opposite to those in diet and lifestyle and help restore balance to Kapha dosha.

Dietary recommendations

The three Ayurvedic flavors that help balance Kapha are pungent, bitter and astringent, which is why you must include more of these flavors in your daily diet.

Light and warm foods help to balance Kapha. These types of food include clear vegetable soups with beans and diced vegetables, stews made with Kapha-balancing vegetables, dhal soups and light grain/vegetable are also ideal for balancing Kapha.  It is also not recommended to eat too much salt.

Use spices such as turmeric, cumin, coriander, cayenne, black pepper, dried ginger, asafetida (hing), cloves and fenugreek, as well as drinking warm water throughout the day, in order to balance Kapha.

Guru Ranjit has been teaching corporate wellness programs and Yoga therapy in major cities, such as New York and Charlotte for many years. Ranjit has educated many professionals and businesses, on how to use yoga therapy to manage stress, anger, depression, anxiety and sleep disorder problems.

Phone: (704) 277-6049.  Email: rdeora@charlottemeditation.com




Reduce stress with Laughter Yoga

Reprinted from: Charlotte Observer

It turns out that snickers, giggles, grins and belly laughs might just be more productive sounds than “ohm” when practicing yoga.

Usually yoga is a quiet practice of peaceful stretching that’s supposed to make you feel great.

But imagine yoga with a hysterical and healthy twist. Laughter Yoga at the Charlotte Meditation Center at 725 Providence Road, Suite 300, has been the main focus of Guru Ranjit Deora for years. The yogi focuses his classes and workshops on deep, belly-driven laughter and offers free classes every other Saturday as a community service.

“Hasya (humor) was an ancient way of entertaining evil in India. But laughter yoga wasn’t developed until 1995, by Dr. Madan Kataria, a family doctor from Bombay,” said Deora.

Kataria was so impressed by the findings of Norman Cousins, who successfully used laughter therapy to heal himself from a degenerative disease, that he and his wife, a yoga teacher, combined laughter exercises with yoga breathing exercises. The result was the first laughing club, comprised of five participants in a public park.

Today, according to Deora, there are an estimated 10,000 laughing clubs – including yoga clubs – in 60 countries worldwide.

“Laughter Yoga is a global movement for health, happiness and world peace,” said the guru. “This unique and innovative technique blends ancient yoga practices with the science of laughter to teach people ways and means of joyful living. It brings hearty laughter back into your life and you’ll learn simple and fun group exercises to help you ‘fake it’ until the real deal kicks in.”

Laughter Yoga sessions start with gentle warm-up techniques which include stretching, chanting, ho ho ha ha ha, clapping and body movement. These help break down inhibitions and develop feelings of “childlike playfulness.”

Breathing exercises are used to prepare the lungs for laughter, followed by a series of “laughter exercises” that combine acting and visualization techniques with playfulness. These exercises, when combined with the strong social dynamics of group behavior, lead to prolonged and hearty unconditional laughter. Laughter exercises are interspersed with breathing exercises. Twenty minutes of laughter is sufficient to develop full physiological benefits.

A Laughter Yoga session may finish with Laughter Meditation. This is a session of unstructured laughter where participants sit or lie down and allow natural laughter to flow from within like a fountain. This is a powerful experience that often leads to a healthy emotional catharsis and also a feeling of release and joyfulness that can last for days. This can be followed by guided relaxation exercises.

Tina Krona of Rea Woods tried the class recently with her sister-in-laws visiting from Cleveland, and said the class was just what the trio needed.

“Who doesn’t feel better after laughter?” she said. “I felt light afterwards and relaxed. You feel like a child all over again.”

Krona said that yoga is incorporated into the classes but said the emotional bonding with the group ages 20 to 65-plus was not something that she had expected.

“People really felt at first self-conscious but it’s just not natural to belly laughing for no apparent reason,” she said. “It’s really an adventure and kind of weird at the same time. It takes a little while to get in to the laughing for no apparent reason but Guru Ranjit is so good at it, it’s contagious. By the end of the class we had maybe 12 or 14 people hugging and laughing and it was a real bonding experience.

“Actually talking about it makes me want to attend class soon. You feel so relieved and happy. It’s worth a try for anyone.”

Deora said that Laughter Yoga has physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits, and is a medicine-free technique for stress relief, improved communication skills, team building, and increased productivity. He said introducing “newbies” to a regular yoga practice this way may also help with weight loss and building muscle.

In addition to Laughter Yoga, the Charlotte Meditation Center offers mindful mediation classes, life and wellness coaching and corporate wellness programs.

Deora is a meditation master teacher, Laughter Yoga instructor, a holistic thinker and a life coach who says he enjoys helping people connect with their true selves and find happiness within.

Conroy: 704-358-5353; Twitter: @ConroyKathleen

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/03/08/3901589/reduce-stress-with-laughter-yoga.html

Tantra Yoga: Relax your mind and improve your love life

Relax your mind and improve your love life

Tantra – A loving and kind meditation

Love yoga, perhaps the most popular and yet most misunderstood of all yoga teachings today, is a vast ocean of ancient wisdom for enlightening the Mind and Body.

Tantra can give you a new perspective, a new way of looking at yourself and at life, a new way of living in harmony with existence…for Tantra is not an intellectual proposal; it is pure experience.

Tantrica, Tantra or Sacred Tantric Practice, in its purest form, describes both the processes and methodologies for the resolution of all conflicts of opposites.

The word Tantra in Sanskrit , the sacred language of  Veda’s derives from the root word tan, which translates as “to extend, expand, spread, continue, spin out, weave; to put forth, show, or manifest.” Like the universe we inhabit, Tantra is continually expanding, spreading, and manifesting itself like a “cosmic weave,” made up of different energies. We are part of this weave, as are our forefathers and foremothers, all life, and every type of energy and matter. This includes thoughts, actions, and all physical matter.

Tantra says yes to life. It is not a belief or a faith but a way to live life wholly. On this path, pleasure, vision, and ecstasy are celebrated rather than repressed. It embraces and enhances all forms of creative expression, such as movement, Breathing, meditation, massage, healing, dance and music.

These are some of the concepts that can be realized through the “Couples Yoga class.”

  • Love is not about better communication; it’s about connection


  • You will never attain a closer relationship with your man by talking to him like you talk to one of your girlfriends.


  • Male emotions are like women’s sexuality; you can’t be too direct too quickly.


  • There are four ways to connect with a man- touch, activate, sex, routines.


  • Men want closer relationship just as much as women do but not if they have to act like women.


  • Talking makes women move closer; it makes men move away.


  • The secret of the silent male is this; his spouse supplies the meaning in his life.


Guru Ranjit is presenting Couples Yoga Session a Valentine’s Day Special

On February 14th, 2013 from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm