NAMASTE!

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story   |  ATHEENA WILSON'S STORIES

ROOTING FOR YOU

ATHEENA WILSON

It’s been a year, I remember how the Palakkad trip was one of my very first trips I went on a solo project. It was exactly after the so called shy five weeks after my wedding. Settling in for my art direction project at Kairali Ayurvedic Healing Village with Zuzana.

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TAPA, TAPASYA & TAPASVIN

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Tapa cleanses the mind, so that it experiences sat-chitta-ananda. It makes the body radiant, youthful and prevents it from aging. Tapasya is the process of lightining this fire. Shiva and his followers were Tapasvins, fire-churning ascetics.

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story   |  FESTIVALS & EVENTS

THE COCHIN CARNIVAL

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Time of year when the city of Kochi transforms into a madhouse! The Cochin Carnival is the biggest gala of Fort Kochi and a great time for merrymaking and feasting along with hundreds and thousands of people before stepping into the New Year.

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PAINTINGS OF THE MALABAR COAST

SUSAN BEAULAH

As a landscape painter who paints outdoors from direct observation, Susan Beaulah has documented Chakara, a unique fishing phenomenon, gracefully captured the lives of the fisherfolk and other bustling activities on the coasts of Kerala.

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ARDHANARISHVARA

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Ardhanarishvara symbolizes that the male and female principles are inseparable. The composite form conveys the unity of opposites in the universe. The male half of Ardhanarishvara stands for Purusha and female half is Prakriti.

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HARI-HARA

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Hari-Hara is composite form of God Vishnu (Hari) and God Shiva (Hara). Shiva, the ash-smeared ascetic, represents the realized soul who withdraw from the world. Vishnu, the gold-bedecked king, represents the realized soul who participates in the world.

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story   |  THE TALK WITH DR.FIROZ VARUN

THE TALK 05: Diet & Food for a soul

DR.FIROZ VARUN

In ayurveda we see food as Annam Brahma. God is Food, it means your perception of the food should be done with all the senses. You should see the food, smell it, touch it, taste it and also sound is important. We call it Mindful eating.

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story   |  THE TALK WITH DR.FIROZ VARUN

THE TALK 04: Yoga, Meditation & Art

DR.FIROZ VARUN

We must first ask What is yoga. It is actually every activity, which you are doing with the presence of your mind and body and if it makes you happy, then you can call it yoga. At SwaSwara we offer classical Hatha Yoga and meditation sessions.

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AYURVEDA   |  AYURVEDA WITH IVANA BALDO

IVANA BALDO:
My journey to ayurveda

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

My favorite symbol is lotus flower. The petals are considered to depict the opening of the heart. And as the roots of the lotus start in the muddy earth and rise up to the light, also we can rise up from any difficult situation and reconnect to the light again.

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story   |  FESTIVALS & EVENTS

ONAM
The Harvest Festival in Kerala

AYURVEDA TRAILS

Onam is the most popular festival in Kerala. It can be traced to the primitive harvest festival and also to the myth regarding King Mahabali - the benevolent asura ruler who brought peace and prosperity to his country. It is celebrated in August and September.

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TRIDEVI

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Around us are the goddesses. Within us are the gods. Inside are Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva - creating, sustaining and destroying. Outside are Saraswati, Lakshmi and Shakti - enlightening, enriching and empowering.

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TRIMURTI

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

The Trimurti is a concept in Hinduism in which the cosmic functions of creation, maintenance, and destruction are personified by the forms of Brahma the creator, Vishnu the maintainer or preserver and Shiva the destroyer or transformer.

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