Good Shakti (Energy) at Bhakti Fest

            This is a place to let loose, beyond stretching your muscles and connective tissues. Bhakti Fest is a great way to exercise your spirituality. This is not for everyone. The 2011 fall festival attracted about 4,000 serious yoga practitioners over the four-day weekend. These were not the ones that…

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Free and Yoga, Two of My Favorite Words

Back in 1999, some yoginis came up with the idea of offering a smorgasboard of yoga classes, free, in Austin. It was a hit. Free Day of Yoga (FDOY) now takes place across the country in places like Dallas, Houston, Corpus, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and even Guam. Even though there were no doggy bags allowed,…

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Venice, Venice and More Venice

It’s a tourist mecca.  Venice or Venezia as it’s called in Italy.  My visit there was in the cold of winter, and still, all the gondolas were full, and hotels were overpriced though much more affordable than during the tourist season.  It was an amazing experience and a place I’d recommend most people visit.  But…

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Cincinnati – City of Immigrants

Before my visit to Cincinnati, I knew this city was in the state of Ohio, near Kentucky, but not much else. Unfortunately, too many of us are American history illiterates. Even though I consider myself well-read, there was little I knew about the mark Cincinnati had in our nation, and the role of history on…

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Ninety-nine percent Vegetarian One percent Meat Eater.

On many occasions @Lucymfel and I find articles mentioning vegetarianism and the author calls himself a vegetarian but clearly does not understand the definition.  Having people write about a subject when they clearly can’t understand the basic components of that topic is something that worries me a lot. What shocks me about these articles is…

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