With the full moon energy just behind us, many will notice the drop in energy that follows as we gradually make our way towards the new moon. In this darkening time, we can begin to turn inward and listen to the needs of our temple (body) and psyche. How often do you push your limits for the needs of others? How often do you put others needs in front of your own? What practices do you tap into when it comes time to take care of YOU – finding the true, self-loving harmony with all that is before you? … More The Grace of Tara & A Practice for this Post-Full Moon…
Naturally I have learned a great amount from my travels here over the past 15 years, and I certainly observe in myself that I know more now than when I first began to journey here solo in my early 20s. Here I share with you a few wise tips I’ve picked up along the way, that I wish I knew back then. I hope you will find them helpful in planning your journey to Mother India as you activate what will likely be an incredibly enriching and life-changing journey ahead! May your time there be easeful, deep and expansive. … More 12 Things I Wish I knew Before Travelling to India
I have both travelled through and lived in Mother India several times, anywhere from three months to a year at a time, and each time I still find myself working on the balance of being an Indian born in the west, while journeying in the east. Because you see, I know better. Or at least, I should. Or so that’s what I’m told, in various direct and indirect forms. … More “You looks like Indian” – The Fine Balance of Being an Indian from the West, While Living in India
First off, don’t be paranoid or fearful about getting sick. Trust your instincts when you’re there. With the stark shift in air/weather/food/water/environment – of course there’s bound to be a shift in the body.
Chances are you will contend with a stomach bug or two while in the Mother Land – after all, it’s a part of the Indian experience! The land of deep purification on every level – mind, body and spirit. … More How to Avoid ‘Delhi Belly’ in India & Other Useful Health Tips
The truth is I’ve met countless western women who clearly have a longing to travel to the Mother Land. But. They don’t. Why? Fear. Fear for their safety. Fear of the unknown. Fear they won’t be able to hack the “assault on the senses,” they’ve heard so much about. But mostly fear of the local men, considering local rape is rampant (92 women raped daily in India, according to National Crime Records Bureau 2013). … More Be A Solo Woman Traveller in India, It’s OK
*Note: This post is continued from Part 1. Day 2 – Arriving at our summit (Tapovan at 14,640ft) in a whiteout/snowstorm! Day 2 – Two hours after arriving in the snowstorm, the cloud begins to lift. Day 3 – Waking up to a beautiful blue sunny skies and a SPECTACULAR view in … More PART 2 of 2 -Video Diary: Gangotri to Gaumukh ~ Gaumukh to Tapovan, Eastern Himalayas
4 days. 48km. Sun. Wind. Rain. Snow. Frost. Pure bliss. Mind-blowing. Definitely one of the main highlights of this Indian sojourn. And clearly the most AMAZING trek of this life time! And undeniably one of the most incredible experiences of my life. … More PART 1 of 2 – Video Diary: Gangotri to Gaumukh ~ Gaumukh to Tapovan, Eastern Himalayas