Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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Stillness

In the stillness of the now

Is a divine orchestration.

Of the rapturous flow

Of the beauty of nature

And its wonder in awe!

All is peace All is well!

Savvy


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A Stream of Abundance

Gratitude creates a steady stream of abundance into your life.

When you offer thanks for the many wonderful things that come into your life,

You merge with the limitless power of the cosmos…


GRATITUDE is a GREAT ATTITUDE to have!


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As it’s meant to be.

To remember to be kinder to oneself as much as another

Is a habit of a lifetime to cultivate.



It’s good to acknowledge the now


And remember every movement is happening
As it is preordained.


Let worry take a backseat


As well as the need for overt perfection.

Just keep the faith and hope alive in your heart


Simply know deep within…


All is well as it is meant to be.


Savvy


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A Dedication To Dance

Life reflects itself through the things you do, the people you meet as well as in your passions and perseverances, in so many intriguing yet enthralling ways.

One such beautiful reflection I  experienced in my travels earlier in France.

A sense of deja vu, a throwback to the fond memories of teaching dances to people in the different places, all thanks to the Dance & the magic of movements.

While visiting France I met my colleague from the world of dance, Celine Maheo who resides in Rennes
Celine is a practicing clinical psychologist and an Argentine tango dancer.
What’s beautiful is that she is a dedicated professional who uses the dance therapy for helping Parkinson’s patients with their movements through Tango dance sessions.

My interest was piqued, as earlier I had been conducting very similar dance sessions as well, especially remembered our Seniors Dance for Wellness workshops back in India.

So over a beautiful meet and greet sipping cups of hot herbal tea at the Les Grands Gamin at the heart of Rennes, ensued a free flowing conversation where we exchanged notes on each others life. Our passion for dancing was the visible to see as we hardly knew how moments passed by.

To dance is to sense connections beyond the dancing bodies.

To dance is to honour life and its unique expressions in the movements.

Savvy Raj

And when Celine invited me to her next Tango Therapy Workshop, it was an offer I could not refuse. I was actually keen to understand whether and how the cultural differences change the way of conducting and experiencing workshops here.

Dancing can improve the mobility and balance in senior adults.
Adapting the dance to suit the requirements of the group, like simplifying the steps, the placement of the feet, improves their coordination, mobility and balance.

The dance session was deeply engrossing & truly inspiring to witness and participate as well. The music played that day stayed with me well after the session.

So the next step turned out to be me conducting a Chacha session for them. The challenges of language barriers were surrmounted easily as Celine offered to translate my teaching from English to French.

Everything fell in place beautifully and voila time flew again.We danced a bit of Chacha that day and also some more in the next few sessions as well. I was told later by the learners how much they enjoyed it!

It was an amazing experience sharing the joys of movements and I thank Celine for her inclusivity in requesting me to conduct the dance sessions as well. And I deeply appreciate all her beautiful learners that I met,connected and danced with. It was a truly warm and wonderful time spent with them all.



After the sessions we would gather together and discuss opening many facets of the learning and imbibing. It was a beautiful way of empathising and understanding each other.



Some of the beautiful souls I got to interact with in the few months I was there.

Dance has a way of soothing your entire being and bringing forth and connecting you with the depth of who you are. That is when dance begins to feel meaningful and transforms life.
The dance connects established,  in those sessions is a beautiful memory etched in my heart, that I will cherish forever.

I chanced on these beautiful moments again as I found the photos I clicked back then and I decided to give them a little artistic effect.

All across the world April 29th every year is  celebrated as International Dance Day, although every day is a great day to dance!

I dedicate this post to  all my dance friends and colleagues and all the dance educators in the world who are making the world a better place, with every step in time.

Savvy Raj


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Way of work

An expansive quote on the way of work comes to mind in this now

It’s hard to do one thing 100% better than everyone, but you can do 100 things 1% better. It all adds up.– Jay Steinfeld

A few musings pertaining to the way of Continous Improvements at work…

Integrity speaks more than words.

Have confidence in your principles

Think of ways to support one another

Collaboration is a great team builder

Working to improve without antagonizing

Take your ego out of changing scenarios

It makes it easier to adapt to changes.

As you lead, help team, to own their work

Help teams to lose their self doubts

Help make their vulnerability a strength

Being understanding than seeming smart

Is important for one and all.

Choose to do good by people all the time

Make space to find authentic resolutions

Create culture to welcome feedback

To allow yourself to know where you are

Nurture, the genuine human connections

Build trustful relationships with one & all

Work will feel totally worthwhile!

Savvy


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2 for 1

There is a grace

In the lightness of being

While  it is difficult to practice

When one is hurting from within

In acknowledging the now

And in knowing  the change is awaiting

Troubles are meant to turn away

Sense there is always better moments

Forging ahead in forgiveness

Makes the moments less dense

And keeps hope and love alive 

In the heart  of the living.

Forgiveness heals!

2 for 1.

Savvy


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Gratitude

Gratitude :Savvy Raj

Savvy


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Keep inspiring…

Keep being the best you can be

Keep the hope alive in your heart

Keep sharing the light with in

There is much in every one of us

That inspires the world around

Keep living and keep inspiring.

Savvy


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The Good Today

Notice the good
Sometimes the simple act of noticing  something  good  can make all the difference…
Trust there is always more
Than what your eyes can see
In the sensing and the knowing
The yet undiscovered good manifests
Right before you for you to notice.


Savvy


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We need to…

We need to see beyond survival
We need to go beyond adapting
We need to transform our life
Beyond the present perceptions
That we are conditioned by
We need to release the fear and anxiety
And apprehensions that we are living with
We need to build the peace with in.

We can touch transcendence
Through faith, prayers & meditations
For insights to stabilize and get embodied
In such a stage of conscious presence
As we build our self awareness
We vibrate and tune into new frequencies
We hear and listen more and evolve
In our unique journeys.

Savvy


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Compassion Connects

Circles of compassion

Creates connections

Bonding boundlessly

From the heart.

Everything flows from love

Creating synergies in synchrony

Between strangers strengthened

In these compassionate connects.

Savvy


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Tuning inwards

All you need to include

Is a little space

And time for oneself

In every day

To be in tune

With the inner music

Of ones Souls calling

Savvy


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I see…

I see…
A borderless world
Overflowing abundance
In the kindness of being.
Beyond assumptions
Notions & judgments
In fear and confusion
Over man made division.
The beauty of creation
Survives the human frailties.

The world without borders
Is one of awe and intrigue
Of all pervading consciousness.
Of manifestations beyond compare
Of artistry beyond words
All strewn for us to sense
In the tapestry of life.

Savvy


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Real Joy!

If ever you feel the need to be uplifted

Simply bring yourself 

To look around  and within

To consider all the things

That gives you real joy!

There is so much more to living

Even the ordinary day

Can turn extraordinary

If you choose to see it so.

Savvy

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On Expectations

Our expectations are our internal picture of what we anticipate will happen in future. When our expectations are met we are happy but when not, they set us up for disappointments.

Setting the expectations and giving clarity can be effective in a professional environment. Yet when we do not communicate it or when we set unrealistic expectations it can lead to anxiety frustration & loss of trust.

A few traits to develop that help in handling our expectations better.

Communication : Acing our internal and external communication establishes an understanding of the expectations.

Adaptability : An art of change management. In being adaptable to a new and different reality we learn to manage our expectations.

Kindness & compassion : Both help us hone our attitudes. The way we feel and emote during a challenging moment helps us manage and alter the situation.

Patience : A virtue that helps us to not be too exacting on ourselves and others.

Equanimity : Being non judgmental helps in being less edgy and more balanced in our expectations.

After all…

Less you expect
Less  you worry
Less you stress
More is the faith
More the love
More life

Savvy