Autumn, Vata Energy, & Change

Autumn in Southern New England is pretty nice. Temperature gets cool, but there are still warm breezes. The trees put on a show of bright oranges, reds and yellows and the leaves turn, and eventually fall. It’s the season of apple picking and pumpkin spice everything. And we are in full swing.

Autumn is a season of change. Temperatures begin to drop, winds pick up. It’s cool and dry. It’s Vata season, controlled by the elements of ether and air. It is light, dry, and full of movement. We can see this as we observe nature. And it occurs within us as well. We trade in our shorts and tees for jeans and sweaters to stay warm. We eat less salads and cool foods and begin making soups, stews, and other warm, comforting foods. We trade iced tea for warm teas.

Autumn can be a time of change and creativity. Nature shows us that we can let go of what we don’t need to make room for what’s to come. Each year as the trees become dormant they shed their leaves. The trees “sleep” all winter and re-emerge in the spring with vibrant green leaves, blooming flowers, and eventually delicious fruits. We can tap into that energy by taking the time to clear our spaces – work or home. throwing away anything that may be broken, donating the items that we no longer use. And welcoming the creative energy that might be present. Perhaps in the form of cooking, baking, painting, writing, or planning your spring gardens.

The trees even show that letting go can be a beautiful process as well. Often when we are going through a period of difficulty or transition, we look at how “bad” the situation is. We forget that there are blessings hiding in these transitions. But the trees remind us every year that transition and change can be beautiful. Every year they drop their leaves, hide away for the winter, and wake up more beautiful each spring. And when those leaves drop, they take on the most amazing colors. We never see the beauty in our own transitions until they are complete. I wonder if the trees know how beautiful and inspiring their change is?

Simple Turmeric Teas

Turmeric is a really awesome spice. It is often used as a coloring agent in cooking curries and many other dishes. It can even be used as a natural dye, with a red-orange hue. It has an earthy taste and aroma, and a little goes a long way. It has also become popular in recent years due to evidence that curcumin, a nutrient in turmeric, has been found beneficial in reducing inflammation. Turmeric, as a whole ingredient, is in fact anti-inflammatory and also anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and it can help to boost your immune system. I sneak it into many dinners so my family can reap the benefits of this spice.

Aside from curries, one of my favorite ways to consume this wonderful spice is in a simple tea, as a replacement for my morning hot water and lemon. Simply place a pinch of powdered turmeric, a pinch of powdered ginger, a pinch of black pepper, and a squeeze of lemon into a mug. Fill the mug with hot water, stir, and enjoy! You can adjust the lemon and ginger to taste. The black pepper is a must as it helps our bodies assimilate the turmeric.

Another popular turmeric beverage is Golden Milk. Because warm milk can help promote a restful sleep, I recommend this as an evening beverage before bed. here are many variations to this creamy beverage, but the base is simple: milk, turmeric, black pepper. Many recipes call for coconut milk, but you can substitute your favorite non-dairy milk. You can also use cow’s milk, and I recommend whole for the nutrient benefits. Add a tablespoon of coconut oil (helps the body absorb the turmeric, but you can exclude if using whole milk if you’d like). Add additional spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or cardamom to your liking. You can also add a natural sweetener (if using honey, wait to add until your beverage has cooled to just warmer than body temperature. Ayurveda does not encourage cooking/boiling honey). Simply place the milk and spices in a saucepan, whisk well as you bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, then serve.

Both these beverages are delicious, health-promoting, comforting, and warm – perfect as we head into cooler months. I hope they become a pleasant addition to your routine. Here’s to your health: Cheers!

In-Person Yoga; Brief Thoughts on Impacts of COVID-19 and 2020

I’ve been thinking about what to write for this edition of my newsletters. I know I want to address my new in-person yoga classes, but couldn’t find a “format” that felt right – I didn’t want to seem all technical or cold. So, I’ve just decided to share thoughts and feelings I’m experiencing, as well as the protocols I’m implementing.

First, I am so excited to have indoor in-person classes! Yoga at the vineyard was such a wonderful experience, I don’t want that to end because of weather and the changing of the seasons. Am I worried about being indoors with people? Yes. Do I see value in offering in-person classes? Yes. Do I see a need to also protect my students? Yes. Am I both excited and worried? Yes. When I was first offered the opportunity to lead classes in these beautiful spaces, I was hesitant. I was – and still am – concerned about COVID-19, its variants, and other illness and and knowing that being in close proximity to others, especially during exercise, can place us at an increased risk for contracting illness. But I feel these are opportunities that must be taken both for me and my students. I know that there are individuals who need this.

This last year plus has been hard. Those who were able found themselves working or attending school from home on a computer or other device (tablet, phone) literally overnight. Those whose jobs required them to be in person (manufacturing, distribution, etc.) found how they did their jobs change; including distancing machines, change in shift scheduling, health screenings, less staff due to illness or quarantines. And those considered essential workers having the added burden of feeling it was their duty to be on the job, even if they were in paralyzing fear doing so. Even I – with all the tools of yoga – found myself becoming more anxious and nervous, many times for no reason. This anxiety and unnecessary stress started to trigger my asthma as well.

I would watch and keep track of my state’s COVID-19 data. Daily. And the weekly press conference updates. And as students were preparing to return to school September 2020 I became obsessed with watching these numbers as my husband is a school teacher (and I have several school-aged relatives). I found myself becoming angry – no, enraged – at people who went the wrong way down grocery isles, at people who wore their masks under their noses, those who refused to mask-up at all (and often flaunted it). And as the vaccines became available and mask mandates eased, I found myself questioning if an unmasked person was actually vaccinated, or just taking the opportunity to not wear that stupid mask. And I knew that this was not healthy, but it took me a while to stop. But when I did, I stopped watching the press conferences. If I felt the need to know what happened, I would read the recaps on the news. I threw away all data that I had been tracking regarding infection rates; now I only look once per week (in preparation of and for continued monitoring of in-person classes, looking at the overall trends). I still wear a mask at the grocery stores. I wear a mask if I am around others I don’t know when I feel there is inadequate natural airflow (large room, doors and/or windows open is good). I am taking natural supplements, meditating regularly (I stopped with my anxiety even though I knew that I needed to sit and meditate). I breathe deep when those thoughts arise, and I stop them from continuing to consume me.

I know others have experienced something similar. Virtual yoga classes have been great, don’t get me wrong. Because we have been able to meet for our regular classes, my students have been able to stretch their bodies and relax their worried minds, even if just for an hour. I feel blessed – truly blessed – to have the honor of holding space for my students to heal their worries each week. But I know there are others for whom a virtual class doesn’t work for them; whether they don’t have space in their home for yoga, or perhaps they have so much Zoom fatigue they just don’t have the energy for “one more meeting” even if it is yoga and meditation. And some, perhaps many, are just longing to be in the physical presence of others. What I learned with Yoga at the Vineyard is that people want to gather again – safely, of course. And I feel as a yoga teacher, wellness professional, and healer I need to offer that if I have the opportunity to do so – and I do.

So how am I doing this safely? Class sized are very limited. AS of now, 6 or less depending on the location. I will increase or decrease class sizes as I feel it’s appropriate or needed. I recommend that all students reserve a spot online, and drop-ins will not be accepted if class capacity is reached. Students will be screened for illness and have their body temp taken; anyone with signs of illness or fever will not be allowed for class. A lightweight mask/face covering is recommended for all students regardless of vaccination status; I will be wearing one. I will be offering discounted multi-class passes, and to accommodate this all class payments will at the door vs at the time of registration. These passes are only good for classes offered directly though Satya Wellness, not through Santosha Yoga Studio or Thrive Yoga Fruita (both studios have their own pricing options; and all my classes with them are Virtual Only at this time). And once I have a feel for each space, I plan to also offer the classes live via Zoom – so you can see me and your classmates in action – so you won’t miss classes if you’re ill, need to quarantine, or simply prefer the virtual format.

I know this turned out to be quite a long piece, so thank you for reading through the end. Please know that my intention is to offer the most nurturing, healing, supportive yoga expiries that I can to my community. I want to help keep you safe and healthy physically and spiritually by offering classes in multiple formats. In-Person classes begin Saturday September 25 at Gallery Z and Monday September 27 at the Johnston Historical Society (JHS) Museum Barn. You can also catch me on Zoom with both Santosha Yoga Studio and Thrive Yoga Fruita. As a reminder, I teach under both the names Julie and Parvati. I hope to see you on the mat soon.

Heat Wave

“We’re having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave, the temperature’s rising…”

We are at the beginning of yet another heatwave here in Rhode Island. It is currently 90 degrees as I write this newsletter at 4:00pm, with the next two days forecast at 93 and 95 degrees respectively. And although I have been sitting thinking about what to write for a newsletter, my mind just does not want to cooperate – It’s like its overheated too. So instead, I thought to simply share some of what I have been doing to stay cool today.

I have been very still today. My husband and I did work early this morning – dishes, cleaning, running the vacuum. He took his daily walk early, I did a few simple stretches. We sat outside until the sun began to shine too brightly on us. Now I am positioning myself wherever there may be a slight breeze coming through a window. I have a desk fan blowing as I work. I personally do not like fans (or ac, heat) blowing directly on my, so I have it angled slightly away. Fans create movement in the air and can disrupt Vata, or at least that seems to be the case for me.

Water. Lots of water. I usually recommend – and consume – room temperature water, but it is so warm today that I am taking cold water from my refrigerator or placing a couple ice cubs to keep the water from getting too warm. In fact, I just filled my water bottle with cold water and it is already warming up! Eat cooling, juicy foods too. Think seasonal: cucumbers, tomatoes, salads (light dressings, not thick and creamy), peaches, grapes, berries. Not only will they not heat the body too much, their liquids will also help keep the body hydrated.

I have found myself naturally doing Sitali Breath throughout the day. It’s a cooling breath techniques – both physically and mentally. There are many meditative aspects that can be brought in, but I like it simple on days like today. Simply take a deep breath in through the nose, then exhale through the mouth with lips pursed, as though you are blowing through a tiny straw. This slows the breath on the exhale, calming the mind and creating a sense of coolness.

I have shared summer tips in earlier newsletters, so please peruse though the archives. If you’re looking for more ways to support your body through the summer, click here to reach out. And until next time, be well and stay cool!

Can Vitamin SEA beneficial to your dosha?

Ah, the beach! Or the shore, as some call it. Water, waves, hot sun, seaweed, sand all over everything. This is so much to love – and just as much not to love – about the beach. I grew-up in Rhode Island, which is known as the “Ocean State,” on a small island to be exact. So the beach and water have been a part of my entire life.

On a recent beach visit with my husband, I found myself wondering and exploring the ways I felt the seaside was beneficial – maybe even healing – for the three doshas. For those who don’t know, the doshas represent the five elements (ether, air, fire, water, earth) found in the physical world. The natural world, therefore, can have an impact on the balance of the doshas in our bodies. So how dies the beach effect our doshas? Here are some of my thoughts during that beach visit.

Elements of the Beach:

The Water – An obvious attraction of the seaside, and also obviously primarily comprised of the water element. But as you watch the waves lap onto the shore, there is movement to the ocean which is characteristic of vata (elements of air and ether). The ocean water contains salt which is of the earth element. The power of the tides also have the power to transform the shoreline (erosion) which is a characteristic of pitta (fire and water elements)>.

Sandy Beaches – The sandy terrain of the shoreline is a light, airy earth element There’s a salty, grainy aspect too, as you would quickly notice if sand blew into your afternoon picnic.

Sun – We head to the beaches because the water provides relief from the hot summer sun. The sun has the power to warms us, the sand and the water, as well as create a wonderful tan or sunburn on our bodies. Clearly the element of fire.

Sea Breezes – One of the best parts of being along the shoreline are the coastal breezes. Its a cooling delight as the wind gently drifts over the water onto the shore. Air and ether are the dominating elements here. However the breeze often picks up some of the salt from the water, especially if its foggy, bringing a slight earth influence.

Possible Effects on the Doshas:

Vata – Ether & Air: because movement is a hallmark trait of vata, the tides and breezes could subject a vata to potential imbalance. The sand and water can provide much needed grounding to a vata personality.

Kapha – Water & Earth: Even though the store is amassed with earth and water elements (literally, sand and water), it can may not be overwhelmingly grounding for a kapha. The breezes have the powr to invigorate, the sun heats stagnant energies, and the water provides gentle movement. The key for kapha is to find balance between resting and gentle activities while enjoying the beach.

Pitta – Water & FIre: pittas, in my opinion, are most at risk of imbalance at the beach. Hot sun combined with pitta’s competitive nature, they often overdo it when outdoors in the summer. However, the breezes and the water are cooling to pitta’s fiery heat. The sand provides grounded, provided there is plenty of shade available.

Take Aways:

Please know that these are my observations of nature and the doshas. There is so much that goes into determining an individual’s dosha and where they are in balance or imbalance. It is such an individual approach, which is why I love Ayurveda so much. Not sure about your dosha, take this test courtesy of Banyan Botanicals (link is on top of page).

So could a day at the beach be beneficial to you? Absolutely! Of course, as with everything, in moderation. Take precautions to ensure your dosha remains balanced. Grab your sunscreen and some snacks, and go get some Vitamin Sea!

Finding the Stillness Inside

“Stilling the modifications of the mind is yoga.” What is that supposed to mean? What are modifications of mind anyhow?

Our minds are so busy. It is constantly working to observe and interpret our surroundings. Sometimes it even judges and comments. These are modifications of the mind. Sometimes the mind imagines things, makes-up stories. These are also modifications of the mind. And that little voice inside your head; yup, a modification of your mind.

There’s nothing wrong with any of this, really. It is good to be able to interpret our surroundings – be it people, places, things – so that we know whether we are safe or that we need to remove our selves in order to maintain safety. We need the mind to help us learn, whether its common sense life stuff or studies in school. And even that little voice can be useful, perhaps literally talking us through solving a problem. The problem comes when these activities of the mind are no longer “stilling.”

One of my mentors would ask us “is it stilling?” any time we went to her with questions or doubts about our practice. Often, in those circumstances, the answer was no; her response was something to the effect of “well stop it then.” But what does that mean, and how do we do it?

This idea to share the concept of stilling came to me a couple days ago during my own meditation practice. For me that meant observing the mind – and my ego – and how incredibly busy it was. And it meant that I also observed what tools I used to find stillness – and what stillness looked like. What I realized is that many people believe that stilling the mind means silencing it. I once believed this too. And although there are many moments of silence, they are fleeting. This is where stilling comes in. It is finding peace in chaos, the calm in the storm.

As an example, I took a visit to the Verde Vineyard yesterday. My husband was working there, and although I do often help out, I set out to find a lovely seat with a bottle of wine while I sat and wrote. That did not happen. I arrived with about six other groups, there was a large group already there and they needed help, so I jumped in. Needless to say I did not get any writing done, no glass of wine, no relaxing afternoon. And I noticed my mind popping in occasionally with a story or commentary about it. There were times that it was distracting – not stilling. Other times I noticed it but it was almost like it was running in the background, like having the TV on in the other room – more stilling. The more I could let my mind’s voice play in the background, the less it seemed to play. Perhaps it wasn’t making noise or maybe I was getting better at ignoring it, but it didn’t really matter – stilling.

We could get into what the ancient scriptures say about this, or get into deep conversation on techniques, but I want to keep this message simple today. Just start by noticing if you feel still, or calm, at any moment through your days. Notice what happens when you are in a crowd or large event. Notice what happens when someone says something you don’t like (or something you do like, in contrast). Notice what happens when you make a mistake at something. What are you looking for? Notice if that voice in your head starts talking – what is it saying, what is the quality and tone of its voice? Notice if you feel tense or anxious. And ask yourself: is this stilling or not stilling? If it is not stilling, see if you can change just one aspect of the situation.

This takes practice – lots of practice, trust me – so don’t expect to become a peaceful monk overnight. But do know, and trust, that calmer moments are ahead. We just need to find where the stillness lies inside.

Welcome Summer

Ah, Summer! Longer days, warm nights, spending our time at the beach or pool, and barbeques. It’s also a season when many of us overdo it, including myself. Sunburns and heat exhaustion as examples. But there are ways that we can prevent these things from dampening our summer spirit.

To begin: sunscreen. We should all be doing what we can to protect our skin. Staying the shade when outdoors is the best, and sunscreen should still be applied. However, if you’re a sun worshiper or outdoor enthusiast, sunscreen should be a mandatory part of your daily regimen. And if you go in the water – or sweat a lot – be sure to reapply often. If you do get sunburned, cool (not cold) showers with aloe vera gel generously applied after is my personal favorite. A face cloth soaked in cool water with lavender oil can also be relieving,

Choose cooling foods. Salads are very popular this time of year not just because of the availability, but because they are light and cool. Choose light dressings, or none at all. One of my favorite salads is a base of spinach leaves with a squeeze of lemon or lime, a small amount of olive oil optional. Not only a bright-tasting salad, but the citrus juice helps your body to absorb the nutrients in the spinach, specifically iron. Snack of fruit. There are so many different fruits available throughout the summer that snack time should never be boring. I like to store my fruits in the fridge so that they have an extra coolness – I think chilled apples taste extra crisp, but that might just be me.

Drink plenty of water. And although it seems counter-intuitive, drink it room temperature. Ice-cold beverages can shock our entire body system and also decrease the efficiency of our digestive system. If you must have cold water, try not to make it ice-cold. You can also vary the temperature of your water through the day. When having beverages with a meal choose warmer. If having cold beverages, opt to consume during the warmest part of the day (10am-4pm) and be sure to sip slowly.

Exercise & Activity: Try to keep all exercise and physical activities to the early morning or later evening, when outdoor temperatures are cooler. If you are out on a midday excursion or exercising, take it slow and don’t over exert yourself – conserve that energy! Choose activities like swimming, kayaking, gentle yoga, perhaps a leisurely hike on a shaded path.

Most of all: ENJOY the season and the extra sunlight. I know I will.

Spring Cleaning

Spring is finally here in Southern New England. Longer days, warmer weather. Flowers are beginning to bloom, wild animals are giving birth. It is a time for renewal. It’s time for spring cleaning.

For many of us, spring cleaning is about deep-cleaning our homes. We climb into all those hard-to-reach spaces. We wash, maybe even change, the curtains and other d├ęcor that is difficult to clean regularly. We bring more bright and pastel colors into our spaces versus the darker, warmer colors that we’ve had during the winter months. This is also a great time to “spring clean” our bodies. Many people choose to do a diet cleanse or go through a panchakarma (a guided ayurvedic detox program); what about cleansing the mind?

For me, this means more meditation and contemplation. This spring I am looking at all the information I take in to observe how it affects me. Does it feed me or starve me? News, social media, the people I surround myself with. I have also started observing my self-talk. This is a difficult one as many of us – myself included – have learned to be critical and judgmental of ourselves. Words that connotate being less-than or unworthy pop up at random, often unexpected, times. It has become part of my spiritual practice to pause that mental dialogue as soon as I recognize it, observe the situation at hand, then counter with a supportive thought. This is ahimsa (non-harming) in action, aimed at the self.

For example, perhaps I messed-up a simple task. My mind starts telling me that I am “stupid” and “should know better.” So I pause and observe the situation, noticing that I am distracted (aka not present in the moment). I counter the mental dialog with something like “you’re usually really good at tasks like this, but you seem really distracted. Let’s take a few deep breaths to see if we can relax and focus more.” Or perhaps the mind comments on weight gain during the pandemic. Words such as “fat, ugly” float around in my head, so I again pause. The counter might be “you’re beautiful. But if you want to lose some weight you know what to do to keep your body healthy and strong, and you’re good at it.” And there are so many more examples I could choose – my mind is very active.

Self-observation is a core concept in yoga and Ayurveda. And observing mental chatter is just one aspect of self-observation. I look forward to changing my relationship with this self-critical, self-judgmental part of me. Bringing ahimsa to yet another part of my daily life. If you’re looking for ways to incorporate the teachings of yoga and Ayurveda into your spiritual practice, contact me.

Pandemic Personalities and Moving Through 2021

As I begin to write this newsletter, I am realizing that it is already March 2021. How? It was just about a year ago that Rhode Island, essentially, shut down. Individuals and businesses were suddenly scrambling to figure out how to bring their offices home, how to teach school online, and how to keep essential businesses open. Some were afraid, some were skeptical, most were just trying to go with the flow as restrictions and guidelines were constantly changing.

I found there were basically three types of “pandemic personalities.” There were the ones who suddenly became super creative. Whether it was remodeling/reorganizing the house so that everyone had a place to work, finding new hobbies, or learning to bake people were becoming creative. I have seen lots of painting, drawing, and reading. And lots and lots of sourdough. One of my colleagues completed two – yes two – children’s song albums last year. For them, 2020 was a boom. Then there were the do-nothings. These were the individuals who were afraid to be around people, afraid to go to the market. Many for legitimate health reasons. Some just didn’t trust that they’re fellow humans were unable to follow the regulations to keep them safe. Many became quite isolated, especially early on. These folks may have felt that 2020 was a bust.

The third type of “pandemic personality” was something in between. There were bursts of creative energies, followed by depressive episodes. There was meeting for coffee in the park, followed by meeting for coffee over Zoom. There was outdoor dining at restaurants, then deciding not to go out to eat when the weather got colder. I believe that I fall into this “in between” personality. There were projects that got finished, but there were things that never got started. I had times of great inspiration, and times of deep solitude (not of the desirable kind) and a sense of separateness.

So, perhaps overall 2020 was more of a bust for me. However it was in those darkest moments of solitude that healing and direction came, even though I didn’t see it then. And although 2021 hasn’t been the boom I was hoping for, all the shattered pieces of 2020 are coming together. I am working to bring my wellness services into the virtual world, and to expand those offerings. I am now leading yoga classes in two states, one on the East coast, one in the middle of the country. I am actively exploring my next book project as I also prepare to launch my first book into the world. I still sit in quiet solitude, and I limit my outings and the people I’m in contact with.

I believe that many of those “Creative Pandemics” are going to need to take some time to rest and reset in 2021. If you’re one of those individuals, 2021 is your pandemic reset time. If you were the type to hunker-down and hide away, 2021 is your time to begin to take all that internal focusing and release it in some way – this is your year to shine in the pandemic. And if you’re one of those “little-bit-of-both” then you’ll likely continue to be a little bit of both, but you’re likely going to see a bit more of the side you didn’t see as much in 2020. Whatever your “pandemic personality” is, let’s continue to move through 2021 with a positive outlook, with fresh eyes, and an energy that we have never experienced before. I’m expecting 2021 to bring some exciting shifts, and I think we are ready for it.

Thank You 2020

It was a relatively uneventful New Years Eve this year – for my family and I am sure for many, many others. For me, however, it was a more thoughtful holiday. Many begin their new year making resolutions or setting intentions, but we don’t often pay enough attention to reviewing the year that we are about to leave behind, And 2020 sure gave us a lot to review and think about.

2020 took a lot away, but it also gave so much. Working from home gave many the opportunity to be with their families. Of course its not without its challenges, but how nice that you could have lunch every day with your kids? many found new opportunities for employment. I personally began teaching yoga in Colorado – remotely, of course. In my neighborhood we had the opportunity to meet neighbors because so many of us started walking through the streets – okay, yes its because most of us were bored out of our skulls, but we were getting out, exercising, and meeting people.

One of the other gifts of 2020 was the opportunity to spend time with ourselves. Just us and our thoughts. Exploring our deepest desires and deepest fears. Contemplating life, death, and the meaning of it all. For some this is a beautifully fulfilling process, for others it may bring deep depression, for most it is some combination of both. I found myself becoming deeply involved with furthering my spiritual study and development and simultaneously avoiding and running away from it. I found myself ecstatic and full of energy at times, then feeling deeply depressed at others. And its okay. The gift was in being able to experience it all – fully, completely, without the need (or the ability because, pandemic) to run away from it.

So for 2021 I want more of that – the deep self-inquiry, exploration, connection, feeling – for myself and others. I set the intention to help others by going deeper into that work for myself too. Yes, I have some of those “standard” resolutions as well: exercise more, be more consistent with my yoga practice (yes, even yoga teachers get lazy sometimes), drink more water. But to be able to dive deep into the meaning of life, spirituality, observing the world without our personal filters and opinions – well, that is something that was much more difficult to do regularly before 2020, and its something that we can get better at in 2021.

My wish for you all in 2021 is that you take the opportunity to look deep, Whether it is deep inner/spiritual work or simply enjoying the depth of beauty in nature, may you begin to peer a little farther into those waters. May you find joy and bliss in the little things. May you stay centered and peaceful even during difficult times, and may you spread that peacefulness to others (even if its only within our household). In my yoga tradition we greet each other with the phrase “Jai Bhagwan,” Victory to the Divine. The Divine within me, the Divine within you, and the Divine in everything around us.

Jai Bhagwan and farewell 2020. Jai Bhagwan and welcome 2021. Peace and blessings to you all.