Date: 31 December 2017

2018 Greetings from Sharat, Arambol, Goa

Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre

in Dharamkot, Dharamsala and in Arambol, Goa

Just minutes from the hustle & bustle of the bazar road going to the beach as one climbs up the hill it’s another world unspoilt & free. Numerous birds can be heard, squirrels squabbling with the crows over something & even the deep hoot of the monkeys from another valley. The butterflies are busy higher up where several trees are blossoming – blood red & white flowers.
What a joy it is to practice in the quiet of nature where even a leaf falling can be heard.
Although the sun’s heat is not too strong the light already has a glare. It’s a solace to be in the shade of thickets of dwarf cashew trees. Long grasses fully dried grow on either side of the path............. a pleasure for the senses.
Another year gone & trying to look into what I discovered this year of value in my life. What tops the list is the advantages of being Barefoot. Strangely the list is the advantages of being Barefoot. Strangely someone spoke to me casually in the street & upon trying it out discovered it's amazing potential. For your exploration I send you an article that I got just 2 days back.
To this I would like to add that our yoga practice centres around grounding.
Another thing has become even more important than before, that we need to grow our own food - as what's produced is treated with so much chemicals & the wrong philosophy. Not only is it not nourishing us but it's depositing waste that makes the body suffer. So we are going to use Permaculture principles for growing food for students coming to the ashram for Intensive & teacher trainings.
There is good news, we are likely to launch the facility for viewing videos from classes soon.  

We have finally managed to grow vegetables at the ashram don't miss the opportunity to eat them. I look forward to seeing you for the intensive course & teacher's training in March 2018 in Dharamshala at the ashram.

Let's look forward to a new year in which we grow out of greed, insecurity & dislikes into happier & healthier beings. May we all find peace.

With much love,
Sharat Anand.