Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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The Divine Plan

If ever there is a shred of doubt

Of how life will pan out

How things will be

Or what will eventually happen

Just know…

The source coder has the divine  plan all figured out.

In trust & faith, in grace and in goodwill there is synchrony of the synergies.

And therein is the bliss in the bless.

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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Build bridges not walls

From the architect of time, the source creator came a space of nothingness (akash)from space came matter (energy) from matter came movement (wind, air) from movement came fluidity (flow, water) from fluidity came existence from existence emanated the spirit of life (the breath of life, fire passion).

The elements existence are a guide in an acknowledgement of interdependence. An awareness of the interconnections is an acceptance that everything exists in the subtlety of balance. The spirit of life and living is the bridge to our calling and purpose of being and the journey to the being. The path is and will be ours and yet not just ours.

 Every move in time is interlinked in the bridge of time that we were, are and will be on. The bridge of time is in eternal cycle of motion. All matter constitutes one or more of the elements in different proportions . While the mind of the matter perceives it in thoughts, the heart of the matter senses … The mindful thoughts and heartfelt feeling are both real and unreal all at the same time.

 Consciousness is the bridge of awareness between the extrinsic and the intrinsic between the learning and the knowing. And in this understanding is the realization… whole and complete, of all as it is .

Savvy

 

 


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A reflection

Just as how we treat another reflects who we are,the way we choose to dance with another too often reflects who we are!

Think about answers for the following questions …

What kind of a dancer are you?

Do you like dancing alone?

Do you prefer dancing socially on a moments notice?

Or do you freeze when in front of a crowd but love to dance when you are on your own?

Do you fancy yourself to be a performer on stage,a cynosure of all eyes?

Or do you love dancing because it makes you feel better inside out?

Do you crave attention recognition from your audience?

Do you prefer to dance in a group setting?

Or are you just a dancing soul who waltzes with life?

Whatever is your way

Keep dancing with all of you

The way you want to!

Savvy


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On Laughter

Laugh as much as you breathe

For laughter is a great healer

Laughter strengthens and protects you

For laughter is a stress buster.

Laughter can diminish & relieve pain

And renews the spirit with energy.

Laugh to lighten the day’s worries

Laugh to relax the muscles.

Laugh to infuse good energies

Laugh as much as you can….

For laughter can shift perspective

Make the moods lighter

When you laugh you brighten this now.

So keep smiling ,find your inner child

Every breath every day!

Savvy


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From wherever we are

Wherever we may be
In this world, we are busy
We are too busy watching this now
For what might happen or go wrong
In doubt and fear of uncertainty


We perhaps, need a moment
Thàt we can can acknowledge
In awareness of where we are now
We might then, take note of all things.


Things that we can be happy about
Things that are not too bad after all
Things we may actually  be joyful about
And then perhaps we can feel better

From wherever we are
However we are, as we are.
There is much, that we can be
Truly grateful for in this life.

Savvy


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The Way

Trust the self… it knows the way!

Our body is intelligence personified.

Every cell of our being holds the truth of our existence.

Our every move is deeply interconnected and entwined with our emotions.

We are how we feel and sense.

We are sensitive beyond compare in the subtlety of being.

We are strong beyond compare to dare the toughest of challenges.

Life and living makes and breaks us.

But we are meant to survive…

We are born with intuitive intelligence

Designed to be our internal guide

In every moment that we live.

We have a sense of knowing

Beyond all logic and reasoning

It is speaking to us every time

It lights our heart with joy

It signals us when there is a doubt

Let’s trust it, sense it in all its subtlety

It is talking to us…let’s begin to listen in

For it shows the way.

Savvy


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What happens when…

Here is share that came my way, I believe it drives home the point, of the necessity of taking steps towards a Life time of Wellness.

1. The *STOMACH*
is injured when
you do not have
breakfast in the
morning.

2. The *KIDNEYS*
are injured when
you do not even
drink 10 glasses
of water in 24
hours.

3. *GALLBLADDR*
is injured when
you do not even
sleep until 11
o’clock and do not
wake up to the
sunrise.

4. The *SMALL*
*INTESTINE* is
injured when you
eat cold and stale
food.

5. The *LARGE*
*INTESTINES* are
injured when you
eat more fried
and spicy food.

6. The *LUNGS* are
injured when you
breathe in smoke
and stay in
polluted
environment of
cigarettes.

7. The *LIVER* is
injured when you
eat heavy fried
food, junk, and
fast food.

8. The *HEART* is
injured when you
eat your meal with
more salt and
cholesterol.

9. The *PANCREAS*
is injured when
you eat sweet
things because
they are tasty and
freely available.

10. The *Eyes* are
injured when you
work in the light
of mobile phone
and computer
screen in the
dark.

11. The *Brain* is
injured when you
start thinking
negative
thoughts.

12. The *SOUL* gets
injured when you
don’t have family
and friends to
care and share
with you in life
their love,
affection,
happiness,
sorrow and joy.

*All these body*
*parts are NOT*
*available in the*
*market*.

So take good
care and keep
your body parts
healthy.

*Wish You all a*
*very Happy &*
*Healthy Life*


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A lifetime of wellness.

Living life well includes taking care of our temple of our being.

A few habits worth inculcating for a lifetime of wellness…

Getting up early

Having breakfast…

Drinking enough water

Sleeping early

Walking regularly

Eating healthy

Avoiding junk food

Avoiding excess sugar, salt & spice.

Moderation in mobile phone usage

Thinking positive thoughts.

After all

We are all a work in progress

Lets be well.

And stay happy inside out.

Savvy


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Serenity of Silence

In the serenity of silence,

Sense the wisdom within!

Emoting in the stillness

To align with your being

A little more in every now.

Breathe and just be…

Savvy

Savvy


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A place called Hope

There is a place

That fills you with positivity

Enriches you with expansiveness

Embodies inclusiveness.

Enough to keep your faith going.

Endowed with trustfulness

Believe in possibilities.

A place of potential value

Thats nurturing in itself.

That lights the way forward.

A place that speaks to all of you!

A beautiful place called hope!

Savvy


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You decide.

Living well is a choice you make!

Live vibrantly without uncertainty

Take the step to make a choice

With all your heart and mind.

If you don’t take your decisions

Some one else will.

Better you make it a point

To trust your decisions

And keep the faith.

More you will live without fear

Its your life after all!

Begin to love life.

And live life lovingly!

Savvy