Thursday, 16 November 2017

'The head that won't stand' - book review

‘The past is a candle at the great distance: too close to let you quit, too far to comfort you.’ - Amy Bloom

I am not sure what I was expecting when I chose the book ‘The head that won’t stand’ written by Kavita Chandran, as my bed-time read. It’s a very simple book with a very simple language yet with deep stories in it! Once I started going through the pages, my hands refused to put the book down, my head & heart just wouldn’t agree to break the train of memories, thoughts & imagination they were going through. It was as if  I was totally engulfed by the book. With every page I was walking with the author through her memory lanes which I have also passed through in the past- the same city, same Shala, same guru. Only the other characters were different.. 
This book is so special to me for having given me an opportunity to re-live the life-changing experience I have had with the beginning of my yoga journey in this beautiful place called Mysore & the amazing Guru Bharath Shetty. The ever supportive & encouraging fellow practitioners who inspired me to look at myself & the life around with an entirely new perspective. I have never been the same since. That was the birth of a new person within me.
Now when I think, my life feels like a huge spiral staircase decorated with some interesting memories at every step. It feels like, through this book, I am reminiscing the fond memories of my experience in Mysore. Like in a fairy tale, I look through the magic mirror & marvel at the various experiences & people who have contributed in moulding me into the person I am today. And I just can’t stop being amazed at the thought that this moulding of personality is a life-long process; a new me is going to be born every day, bringing in the opportunity & possibility of a new life.
With immense gratitude I thank the author Kavita Chandran for penning down her experience & memories and sharing it with the World, making it possible for me( & probably for many more people) to re-live those  wonderful days of life! 

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

An ode to the woman!!

A pillar of strength ,
woman of substance
so full of life,
your energies always vibe.

A mind so fresh,
no hates & regrets.
You focus & you aim,
you are so disciplined in your game.

You vow, you take a bow;
you always know 'how'!!
You cry, you laugh
you do the drama & knock everyone off.

you love, you care
you know how to nurture &
to give for the ones in despair.
you are the woman,
you are the strength
you are the one who has brought life to this length.

Go ahead, nothing can ever stop you
Bring a smile on your face & step ahead.
Step ahead with love, care, joy & awareness.
Remember, you are IMPORTANT!!
You are important because you
have the ability to uplift not just yourself
but the World around!

So go ahead & take your step.
Step with love, care, joy & awareness!!
You are the woman,
You are the strength.