Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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Tap Into The Inner Wisdom

Our guiding voice from within

Is always speaking to us

Signaling in a whisper or a sign

Conveying what is the’ Gut feel ‘

Our second brain is often ignored

But it operates nevertheless

Resonating or relegating

An advice to our being

If only we know to listen in

We draw from its bank of wisdom

And better manage our choices

In staying integrated in life & living.

Savvy


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Soul Enrichers

Soul Enrichers…

I do believe the journey of life, broadens the mind and brightens the spirit if we are ready to acknowledge the unfolding gifts of connections. along the way.

In my journeys across the world earlier, as a Dance Educator teaching and speaking about dance applications and approaches there have been some amazing people both in the dance circuits and otherwise,who I have had very fascinating conversations with…

I want to share a bit here about some of these beautiful people from across the world who I had a chance connect with, nothing planned,yet meeting them was truly soul enriching to say the least.

Would like to begin the first in these series of posts with Emily Berry who is now a dear friend.

Emily, the beautiful intelligent woman with an Indian Soul all the way from New York … who dances with all her heart and soul 🙂

Emily Berry is the Artistic Director of B3W Performance Group, which has performed in the US, England, Greece, and Mexico...

We met in 2014 Greece, while we were representing our own countries at the World Dance Research Congress.

In her own words…

“I strive to create a safe space for students to learn, explore, question, and become independent thinkers and movers. In technique courses, I address each individual student’s unique body in order to help them develop their technique through muscle re-patterning. Students learn anatomical awareness and tools to help them move past road blocks.

In theory, improvisation and composition courses my main goal is to help student’s find their own voice. Creating a judgment free space is essential so students are not afraid to explore new movement possibilities.”

Professor Aviva Geismar

Berry’s choreography has been tackling such issues as race, the glass ceiling, domestic violence, women in prison, and war since 1995.

Today, brought in a beautiful memory of a time when I had an amazing afternoon walk with her, while at the Acropolis museum Athens.

I remember how a shared a common love for all things dance… got us interacting post our dance workshops and rest just fell in place!

We conversed like we have known each other from years ago…

‘Beautiful places… Beautiful memories ‘đź’™

Savvy


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Art of Movement

Personally speaking, I have a deep interest in the art of movements, especially the ones that elucidate the flow… perhaps that is why I love dancing but on the other hand I have been equally captivated by the beauty of Tai chi and more so Qi Gong.

The healing energy of movement has often been a subject of deep passion, respect and research for me.

Likewise I am especially fond of the flowing Waltz as well. Since childhood, dancing comes naturally to me but have always found myself grappling to understand why martial art is even necessary.Until much later I started exploring the potency of energy in each of us…through a little introduction into Tai chi as well by conscious choice.

Allow me to present my reflections on this subject in a flow….

In a dance
There is an interconnect
Of emotion and movement
As to emote is to sense
The feeling in the flow…

In dance there is an awareness
Of moving in response
Without anticipation.
As in one step less,
The music moves on
And you are left to improvise
On how to match the steps in rhythm.

Yes, truly to dance is to enjoy the life in the moves.

In martial arts
There is flow too
But a flow that is ever in alertness,
In strategic moves and self defense
The speed and swiftness
In reaction and response.

Martial arts often feels like dance… t
But often the difference
Is between life and death.

Both are connected in the deepest sense and yet distinctive like chalk and cheese.

The intention to dance and to fight…is what differentiates.

We dance to let go, to enjoy this now and celebrate it.
In awareness is a flow that merges in harmony to synch in with now in artistry of the moves

The warrior is fighting for peace for survival against all odds
Not knowing what is the next move but yielding to the now to decipher the countermove and strike.
Here too there is often a display of extreme artistry of motion in accuracy of time.

To learn both, takes dedication and practice in patience.
But most of all is the need for relentless will & passion to persevere .

Yes, there is a dancer in a warrior

And a warrior in the dancer.

Choice rests within you.

Just remember, to dance is to live the moments and explore its most aesthetic potential in the flow… choose not to make dance a fight.

Stay joyful in peace.

To learn martial arts is to get into the arena and survive.
Attack or in self defense with least possible harm to get out of harms way to stay in peace.

Both may have their own relevance in purpose
To negate one is to look at only one half of the circle
Just as much as joy is part of life
Safekeeping the freedom to be
Is equally important in every now…

Do you want to dance in peace
Do you want to fight for peace.
Choice is yours to make
Peace or war!

Savvy.


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All Is A Matter Of Attitude

All is a matter of attitude

We create our lives in every now

As we choose to think and be

Our lifes moment aligns itself.

As each individual life begins to see

The value of self awareness and hopefulness.

Life evolves for one and all

Better communities to nations…

We as a world, are more powerful

Than what we choose to believe …

For we are our own changemakers

War or peace is a choice we have with us.

Savvy


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Take nothing for granted

Take nothing for granted

There is always a reason

For things to be, where they are

As they are, however they are…

Let your heart be ever grateful

For things that you have in this now.

And for that which passed you by…

All is well …in this now.

Stay thankful

And take nothing for granted!

Savvy


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Dreams to Action

Beyond the passion

The road to your life’s purpose

Is all about perseverance & patience.

When you choose to trust your dreams

To persevere with sincere intention

And believe with all of you

You are definitely closer to your chosen destination.

Savvy


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Heartprints Matter

True meaning of St Valentine Day!

Celebrate life and living

Leave heart prints

Wherever you go

Today and every day!


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Being you

It is actually simpler to be yourself. There is something that each of us can do better than any other.

So its important then to listen to the inner voice and bravely obey that.


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Are you your own friend?

A true friend is there to support you if you fall.

Allow space for you to grow

Cheer you along the way

Take interest in your journey

Mean well for you

Stop you from self harm

Believe in you without a doubt

Yet dare to tell the truth to you.

Be with you so you are never alone.

Now think about it…

Are you your own best friend ?

Savvy


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Says it all.

All is in the journey of self discovery

The simple act of nourishing

The soul temples we live in…

Bringing balance, harmony

And happiness in and around us.

Savvy


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Train of thoughts

We are filled with countless thoughts

Every waking moment of life

Even more so when we are alone

What we do with those thoughts

Is what matters.

How dense are those thoughts

How much vividity & how much lightness….

This is what decides

The course of life itself.

Its all interconnected

Where the train of thoughts lead us.

Choose to think well.

Savvy


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Strength in Vulnerability

We are nature and nature is us .

We are all made of star dust.

We all have our moments in the sun.

We all have our dark moments.

Its not easy for any one of us.

We need not profess to be…

Something we are not.

We need not behave as if we know it all.

Our life is created in every now.

We can alter the way we see life.

And how we choose to live it.

Our attitude is a game changer.

If we allow ourselves to be…

We would bare the truth of our being.

Yes we may be vulnerable.

But in that very vulnerability,

We will find our inner strength.

For truth is liberating in nature.

Savvy


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Garden of life

The heart feels

The mind thinks

And generates a seed of thought

But the heart is all encompassing

In the core of the heart

Is the garden of life.

The heart is all pervasive

The heart is willingness

It accepts the seeds of thoughts

It colours it with emotion

Sometimes in all its vividity

In the brightest of tints

Or at times in shadowing tones

Between the dark and light of life

The heart nurtures and nourishes

Thoughts seeds to life.

In positively enriching thoughts

It empowers life to evolve .

What truly matters is..

To plant a positive seed in your heart

Allow the mind to help the heart

Discard the unwanted,

Weed out the unnecessary

Trim the excess growth

Support the saplings of goodwill

Balancing between the heart & mind

Every moment of awareness

Can change the course of life!

Savvy


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Are you too busy?

The art of giving time and attention…

Is worth mastering to have any

successful relationship.

Nothing worth having can ever be rushed.

What do you think?

Savvy


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On Acceptance

The Road to Acceptance has many challenges in the learnings… not often easy, but certainly transforming in one way or the other.

Like there are many aspects to understanding
In acceptance there are many perspectives
Acceptance is not giving up or being in the same place.
To me a practice of acceptance is an ability to respect the now and in turn acknowledge the transient nature of everything.
To accept then is to be able to have a feel or a vision of the situation as it is experienced in the now.

The Paradox of acceptance is being defenseless to yin and yangs of life and living. Yet to envision that acceptance comes from a place of strength, is to be able to understand that we are not one entity but made of many parts that matter to the whole.
So the stance of acceptance is about flow & movements in the stillness , in hope to evolve in time along with the changes.

Savvy