Tree spirits (my son’s story)

November 10th, 2011

My older son (5year old) told me a story in the car on our way home from his kindergarten today. We were talking about his trip to the nearby forest with his class. Then he started:
“So, do you know there is spirit (kami- in Japanese) in every tree?”
“Oh, is that so? No wonder we feel soooo good in the forest!”
“Yeah…sometimes there are more than one spirit in one tree…one, two, and five and ten and eighteen…when they are so big like this (trying to show his body as the big tree), there are so many! (with an excitement)”
“oh…That’s the reason why we feel good when we come to the big trees!”

Then I was inspired to tell him the story I heard from our tour guide in Yakushima, Japan, the world heritage island with amazing primeval forest. In old days, people there used to cut trees only after certain rituals. They plant the new tree and offered some sake and salt and asked the spirit to move to the new tree. If the ax they put along the tree stays upright over night, it is ok to cut it and they went ahead. When he was young, there was one man who cut a beautiful stand alone tree without this ritual and went mad to be hospitalized. Accordining to him, there are many similar stories such as this. My son listened to this story very quietly and added a little more.

“Well, when people cut down the trees, all these spirits need to move to the other tree. If the tree is so big, there are ten spirits who need to move. They need to move their beds, too. The big tree which was cut down in our aparment was sick. The spirit could not live in the sick houses. So they moved to the next tree.”
I was nodding with a deep respect to him. He remebered that a beautiful old tree was cut down the other day.

“But you know? Angels don’t need beds as they are all flying in the sky.”
“Oh, they don’t sleep in the beds?”
“They are always flying and can go anywhere.”
“That’s convinient. So if they want to move, it is so much easier!”

So our tree conversation ended there. It touched me deeply and amazed how much wisdom he has to share with us, adults. I want to hear more stories such as this from my son and hope I am open to receive his wisdom. It will be wonderful to share these children’s stories to remind us (parents, adults) what we might easily forget.


Conscious Pregnancy Yoga teacher training in Poland (Mar.)

November 21st, 2010

Dear Kundalini yoga friends
Sat Nam!
Conscious Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training in Poland
was a powerful experience with a cirlcle of great women.
Not only learning and sharing about the relationship, pregnancy
and birth, we relaxed thru yoga and meditation to shine who we
2nd session in March 8-13:
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Kundalini Yoga Calendar in Fall.

August 31st, 2010
November 23, 2010
9:30 amto11:00 am
November 24, 2010
8:00 pmto9:30 pm
November 25, 2010
10:00 amto11:00 am
November 30, 2010
9:30 amto11:00 am
December 1, 2010
8:00 pmto9:30 pm
December 2, 2010
10:00 amto11:00 am
December 7, 2010
9:30 amto11:00 am
December 8, 2010
8:00 pmto9:30 pm
December 9, 2010
10:00 amto11:00 am
December 14, 2010
9:30 amto11:00 am
December 15, 2010
8:00 pmto9:30 pm
December 16, 2010
10:00 amto11:00 am
December 21, 2010
9:30 amto11:00 am
December 22, 2010
8:00 pmto9:30 pm
December 23, 2010
10:00 amto11:00 am

Fall-Winter schedule:

1) Tue. 9:30-11:00 All

Thu. 10:00-11:00 Baby & mama
Waldparkstr. 13

2) Wed. 20:00-21:30 10 session series (Sep 1- …)
Yogahaus Dresden, Loschwitzerstr. 7

This season, we have many Kundalini yoga
events in Dresden area.
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日本での夏のワークショップSummer Workshops in Japan

June 17th, 2010

Sat Nam! いよいよ日本での夏ヨガワークショップが再開!

Look forward to seeing you in Japan!

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A new book launch! (Japn. 新著紹介)

May 15th, 2010

My new book, “The Power of Contemplative Practices -
Their Impact in Educators’ Personal and Professional lives”
was published!
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Feb 13 Human chain against Neo Nazis in Dresden (ドレスデン爆撃の日+ネオナチ・デモ阻止した市民の力)

February 13th, 2010

Feb. 13 and 14 are the days Dresden was bombed
during the World War II (65 years ago).
People used to pray with candles for about 20000 lost lives.
Neo Nazis from all over Germany started to use this
day to have a big demonstration against foreigners.

This year 10000 citizens, hands in hands, have gathered
in the snow to stop the demonstration.

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夏の学びー大きな命「Summer reflection」(in Japn.)

August 27th, 2009

ことを書くには、 絶妙な日だ。 6月末から、レベル1クンダリ
の 同行し、日本でのファミリーヨガ・キャンプを終え、

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July 1st, 2009
7/21(火)15時ー23(木)15時 クンダリー二ヨガ・生駒ファミリーキャンプ 

日本でのセミナー・ヨガキャンプ Workshops in Japan

June 27th, 2009
Infinite blessings,
野澤綾子/Ek Ong Kar Kaur

Woman’s camp near Dresden June 18-23

June 15th, 2009

Kundalini yoga Woman’s camp near Dresden
If will be wondeful if you could join the camp to

specially focus on womenhood.
I will be teaching some workshops there
around pregnancy/birth and parenting.
Sat Nam,
ek ong kar k./aya

Family yoga camp in Japan, July 21-23, 2009

June 15th, 2009

Kundalini Yoga Family Camp in Ikoma, Japan 2009

We are happy to announce that the first Japanese Kundalini yoga camp

will be held at the Ikoma mountain this summer!  Your whole family

can enjoy yogic healthy camp with certified Kundalini yoga teachers

(American/Japanese). Are you:

* looking for the yoga experience in the nature?

* interested in integrating the yogic healthy life style?

* searching for something different this summer ?

               * ready to make more yoga friends in other areas? 

Time:      July 21 Tue. 15:00- July 23 Thur. 15:00

Place:     Kundalini yoga center   2313-395 Nabata-cho,

                Ikoma city, Nara Pref. 630-0231 Japan

                          Kintetsu-Nara Line, Ikoma station. Take  the Cable car (0743-73-2121)

                         1 min. walk  from the station to Kasumigaoka.  Then walk 1min. to the center

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日本のチャクラは動いていた!A Japan visit reflection

February 19th, 2009


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Evening class- Register now!

February 15th, 2009
June 23, 2010
8:00 pmto9:30 pm
June 30, 2010
8:00 pmto9:30 pm
July 7, 2010
8:00 pmto9:30 pm
July 14, 2010
8:00 pmto9:30 pm
July 21, 2010
8:00 pmto9:30 pm
July 28, 2010
8:00 pmto9:30 pm
August 4, 2010
8:00 pmto9:30 pm
August 11, 2010
8:00 pm

Dear yoga friends!

Relax after your work, choirs of the day, and
go to sleep right away!
Evening classes:
Wed. 20:00-21:30

Yoga Zentrum Haus Blasewitz
Loschwitzer Str. 7 01309 Dresden
10 sessions (3 months) 115 euro
20 sessions (6 months) 215 euro
Haus Blasewitz Half-year Card 290 euro

Dresdner Bank Konto-Nr. 01 131 503 01
BLZ 850 800 00
or come to the center in person.
Look forward to having you in this new evening class!
Forward it to whoever might be interested.
Sat Nam,
Aya/ Ek Ong Kar Kaur

2.22.2009 Monthly Sadhana!

February 15th, 2009

Feb 22, 2009 (Sun) Sadhana (Early morning yoga)
5:30-8:00 ish + tea with a light snack
(free of charge)

Waldparkstr. 13/5 Kundalini yoga studio
(come thru the basement door)

Bring a bottle of water, warm blanket or shawl,
beach towel or yoga mat, some snack to share.

anybody welcome!
Start your day with full of energy!!

Sat Nam,

日本でのセミナー・イベント Seminars and workshops in Japan

January 19th, 2009

野沢綾子 Ek Ong Kar Kaur
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「暮らしホリスティック」12月25日出版! ( A new book is published! )

December 31st, 2008

Order Form

子育ての間に書き綴った「暮らしホリスティックーエコの国 ドイツ・ドレスデン便り」が12月25日(クリスマス!)せせらぎ出版より出版されました。



もしくは ファックス:
ドイツ  49 (0)351 314-6819
日本  81 (0)58-247-4818




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Last Kundalini yoga workshop 2008: Dec. 6, Sat.

November 23rd, 2008
December 6, 2008
1:00 pmto5:00 pm

End of Year Kundalini Yoga Workshop
(In English, translated to German)

Open your heart center!
Let the energies of love and prosperity manifest through
your spirit, your smile and your radiance in the New Year.

Date: Sat, Dec. 6, 13:00-15:00 yoga
15:00-17:00 Potluck par
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Oct. Full moon kundalini yoga workshop (Oct. 12)

October 1st, 2008

Full Moon Kundalini Yoga Workshop
(Yoga Zentrum Haus Blasewitz Opening Special)

Sun, Oct. 12, 13:00-15:00
Yoga Zentrum (Haus Blasewitz) Loschwitzerstr. 7
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Oct. 4 Sun. Special concert at Dreikoenigskirche

October 1st, 2008

Liebe Freunde,

Konzert: am 4. Oktober (20:00-) in der Dreikoenigskirche Dresden.
Zwischen indischen Mantras und mexicanischer Spritualitaet.
OCEARN Eine sinnliche Reise in eine andere Welt. Mirabai Ceiba.
Fr weitere Termine innerhalb Europas im kommendem Herbst besucht bitte website:
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海外でのひらがな学習とシュタイナー教育(Learning Japanese abroad in a Waldorf way)

September 16th, 2008

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PREGNANCY yoga class.

August 26th, 2008


prepare yourself physically and
emotionally for the wonderful adventure
First time 7 euro (drop-in 9 euro)
10 sessions 75 euro
5 sessions 40 euro

Can be reimbursed by your health insurance
(check with your insurance company)

Place: Waldparkstr. 13/5 01309 Dresden

What to bring: Beach towel, water,
comfortable natural clothes

For those interested, contact me.
Aya 314-6819

生と死 ドレスデンの癒し・先祖からの癒し  Death and life -Life cycle and healing in Dresden

August 24th, 2008



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ヨーロッパ・ヨガ・フェスティバル体験 European Yoga Festival in France

August 7th, 2008


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Connecting again.

February 11th, 2008

In May 2007 I had to break my toe so that I could meet someone very extraordinary… I was in Hamburg on a weekend-long seminar about initiation. We were around 30 people who gathered from Berlin, Hannover, and Hamburg. While playing a fairly active tag game out in a field, I misjudged my body’s momentum while making a sharp turn on my right foot, and oops the little toe gave up on me and snapped in a first joint.
The pain and the swell kicked in later that same evening after I left the seminar room. I tied the broken toe to the rest of my toes with a largest band-aid I could find

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Expanding creativity.

February 11th, 2008

chan·nel·ing        (chān’e-lĭng)  Pronunciation Key 
n.   The act or practice of serving as a medium through which a spirit guide purportedly communicates with living persons.


The definition above comes from the American Heritage Dictionary, it has the three “hooks”, namely Medium, Communicate, Guide which perfectly capture the successive essence of expanding on one’s own creativity which I have experienced in 2007 during one of my ANS  KY seminars. 
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広がるつながり (Connecting with like-minded people in Japan)

January 23rd, 2008


1月スペシャル土曜の朝ヨガ3回シリーズをしましたが、先週はなんと約30名でが和室がいっぱいになり、びっくり!以前オーガニック・カフェでお会いした地域の育児ニュースレターにらめっこの編集長さんが、ヨガに興味がおありで、編集部内の一部屋でミニ・ヨガ教室を一度開いたご縁で、次回の滞在時には場所を借りてぜひたくさんの方とヨガをしましょうといって頂きました。新年明けてご連絡すると、ぜひ今週の土曜日から始めましょう!とすぐ各務原市那加福祉センターに予約を入れていただきました。公園に囲まれた落ち着いた場所に木に囲まれた素敵な場所。告知から3、4日であったにもかかわらず、にらめっこさんのホームぺージと妹のママ友つながり、またちょうど中学校の同窓会があったため、私の友人も応援にかけつけてくれ、12名の好スタートとなりました。その日はデトックスがテーマのヨガ。ヨガ後はあっという間に時間切れとなり、お名前をきく暇もないままお帰りになった方もいて、もう少しお話できる場所がほしいと思いが残りました。 Read the rest of this entry »

mama & baby yoga class

October 18th, 2007
March 26, 2009
10:30 amto11:30 am
April 2, 2009
10:30 amto11:30 am
April 9, 2009
10:30 amto11:30 am
April 23, 2009
10:30 amto11:30 am
April 30, 2009
10:30 amto11:30 am
Thursdays 10:30-11:30
baby massage, baby yoga and mama yoga!
First time 7 euro (drop-in 9 euro)
10 sessions  75 euro
5 sessions 40 euro
Can be reimbursed by your health insurance
(check with your insurance company)

At Waldparkstr. 13-5 01309Baby massage and baby yoga and ALSO
some mama yoga!!

pls. bring:
beach towel
massage oil
bottle of water
comfortable clothes

looking forward to meeting all of mamas and babies!

Kundalini Yoga. Adult Class.

October 16th, 2007
February 3, 2009
9:30 am
February 10, 2009
9:30 am
February 17, 2009
9:30 am
February 24, 2009
9:30 amto11:00 am
February 25, 2009
8:00 pmto9:30 pm
March 3, 2009
9:30 amto11:00 am
March 4, 2009
8:00 pm
March 6, 2009
12:30 pmto2:00 pm
March 10, 2009
9:30 amto11:00 am
March 11, 2009
8:00 pm
March 13, 2009
12:30 pm
March 17, 2009
9:30 amto11:00 am
March 18, 2009
8:00 pm
March 20, 2009
12:30 pm
March 25, 2009
8:00 pm
March 27, 2009
12:30 pm

              Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan

Tue (Di)              Adult           9:30-11:00    I
Wed (Mi)            Adult           20:00-21:30  II
Fri (Fri)              Adult           12:30-14:00  III
Monthly    Sadhana    Early morning yoga  5:30-8:00       I
March 21st (sat.)  (Free/Kostenlos)
I    Kundalini yoga studio. Waldparkstr. 13/5, 01309  Tel: 0351-3146819
II   Yoga Zentrum Haus Blasewitz. Loschwitzer str. 7, 01309  Tel: 0351-3122833
III  Das Haus an der Roeder. Roederweg 5, 01458  Tel: 0520-575770

Contact  Dr. Ayako Nozawa/ Ek Ong Kar Kaur
                KRI Certified (Level 2) Teacher & Intern Trainer (ANS school teacher training)
                Member, 3HO Deutschland &
                International Kundalini Yoga Teachers’ Association
                Tel: 0351-314-6819  Email:

Energy shift during the England trip  不思議なイギリスの旅

October 14th, 2007

We were in England for 5days at the beginning of October. My husband had arranged interesting places to visit thru London: Bath-roman healing bath with the Goddess mythology, Stonehenge, the area of crop circle, Lacock where Pride and prejudice and Harry Potter were shot- it is said that in this area people find the UFO the most-, and Gladstonbury the place for spiritual pilgrimage to Tor and the world peace garden, Chalice Well.
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Sunday yoga 17:00-18:30 Oct 14 in Blasewitz

October 13th, 2007

Dear Kundalini yoga friends

The weekend yoga class keeps going as many of you have requested!
The first one in the second series will start at our home studio.

Oct. 14, Sunday “17:00-18:30″ (90min)
Transforming the lower triangle to the higher triangle

The set stimulates and transforms the energy of the lower triangle (rectum, sex organs, navel point) into
the higher structures: pituitary, pineal glands and your memory. It is a powerful set and everybody will benefit.
Get ready!!!

Waldparkstr. 13/5 01309 DD
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Master Cleanse -Lemonade fast  デトックスーレモネード断食

October 13th, 2007


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森の恵みを感じてーきのこ狩り Blessings from the forest- Mushroom picking

October 13th, 2007

森の恵みを感じてーきのこ狩り 2007.9
























Gatka-Camp “The Power to be” 14. – 21. July 2007 In Loches/France

May 16th, 2007
July 14, 2007 1:00 pmtoJuly 21, 2007 1:00 pm



Gatka-Camp “The Power to be”

In Loches/France
14. – 21. July 2007, Arrival 13.07., Departure 22.07.07

Following the traditions of Sanatan-Dharma, this Camp is a combination of classical Indian Martial Art, Yoga & Meditation.
The synergetic effect of combining the spiritual/intuitive energy of Yoga & Meditation with the power/ control of the martial arts help us to be more centered, to gain clarity, focus, and empower the self.
Besides three 2-hour daily training sessions there will be plenty of time for fun & sight seeing in the beautiful french country side.
 The price of 295.- € includes:

Two warm vegetarian Indian meals on 7 full training days

one warm meal on the day of arrival & departure


Kundalini-, Hatha-, Raj-, & Mantra-Yoga

Gatka und Shastar Vidiya Martial Art Training

Daily Sadhana

Daily Powerwalk


Vedic Philosophy

Prices for Kids
0 € for Kids aged under 6
90 € for Kids between 6-10 years
135 € for Teens of 11-15 years
 Further Information, Registration & Pre-Payment:, Phone: 030-885 46 20
Bank Information: Account: 728 165 0003, Berliner Volksbank: 100 900 00
Account Name: Nanak Dev Singh Khalsa



Upcoming event: Full moon meditation Feb. 2

January 18th, 2007

In the beautiful renewed feminine energy, connect with new & old friends.

Space for the full moon meditation (women’s circle):
Feb. 2, Friday 18:45-19:30
Waldparkstr. 13/5 01309 Dresden

For any question, or reserving the space: contact Aya Ek Ong Kar K. at

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New year’s day - the message 2007年新たな願い(英語)

January 17th, 2007

We had a fantastic start of th 2007 thanks to our great friends in Berlin.

On the new year’s day, we saw the movie, “The secret”.
The key theme is “thoughts become things”.
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A good KY book on sale

January 13th, 2007

Check this out!

This book has a lot of pictures and easy sets to do on your own at home.
check out other Kundalini yoga DVDs.

Enjoy your journey in the 2007!

Sat Nam,
Aya Ek Ong Kar K.

Who gives this snow? (My son’s account) 「誰が雪を降らせるか」―長男の話(英語)

December 28th, 2006

My older son was very excited to see the snow falling down today. He kept saying aloud, “I love snowy days, ’cause I get to make snow men and play outside!” with his twinkling eyes. He just could not wait to go outside to taste the first snow (It was the second snow in the season, but today was a real “snowy” day.)

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あしたの国ルドルフ・シュタイナー学園小学校 New Waldorf school in Japan -Japanese

December 19th, 2006



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死から学ぶ命の尊さ(友人の子供達の話から) Lessons from life and death (My friend’s children’s story) -Japanese

December 15th, 2006

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Tree spirits (my son’s story)

December 13th, 2006

My older son (5 year old) told me a story in the car on our way home from his kindergarten today. We were talking about his trip to the nearby forest with his class. Then he started:
“So, do you know there is a spirit (kami-sama in Japanese) in every tree?”
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Full moon meditation in September

December 9th, 2006
September 8, 2006

From an email message to full moon meditation participants in September

What a nice circle of people we had! Wonderful!
I also enjoy the mixture of our backgrounds, (cultural, not to mention) students with various focus, an opera singer, a tour guide, a hotel business person, engineers,
a house wife, a yoga teacher, mothers and fathers and chidren : ) !!!
I love yoga as it brings people from all walk of life.
Thank you very much for coming and sharing your beautiful presence!!

Did you see the full moon?
I could not help seeing the shining moon around 1:00 am. I heard it was a special
full moon as the moon, the sun and the earth allinged in one line and actually it
was a moon eclipse (by 20%)!
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Conscious pregnancy training 2007

December 9th, 2006

Some people asked me about maternity yoga teacher training I did.

You can also take it and learn for yourself or teach it!
(to officially teach, you also have to take a teacher training level 1)
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Yoga-inspired movement class.

December 9th, 2006
December 13, 2006
1:30 pmto2:10 pm
Dear our mama & baby yoga friends

Last week after the baby yoga, we were
discussing about a yoga-inspired movement
class. For those toddlers who are outgrown from a guiet
baby massage and yoga, why don’t we try this fun movement
class together for a while?

We will do it this week and then NO Class next week (20th),
and then again 27th on.

Wed. 1:30-2:10

Stretchy yoga warm-up movements
Fun active movements with our toddlers
Closing postures
Closing song and mantra

Bring comfy clothes, a bottle of water,
6 euro

Sat Nam,

Full Moon Meditation in December

December 9th, 2006
December 5, 2006
6:00 pmto9:00 pm


Dear yoga friends

You are all invited to the full moon meditation
(women’s circle-  new!) on Tuesday, Dec. 5!
It is not too long: Come and refresh your energy, 

feel calm for a good night sleep, and feel the deep 
connection with other women! Enjoy the grace of women. 
From my teacher training I went last week,
I learned how important to have a sisterhood.
With gender roles’ changing, single cell families
getting a norm, women could feel isolated or
need to be more competitive due to the work world’s
We need a new type of women’s connection,
different from the one we once had in old days,
to support each other.
So here is a chance in Dresden:
When: Tue, Dec 5 18:45~19:15
Where: Waldparkstr. 13/5
              For free
To bring: Comfy clothes, cushion or towel
Nice yogi tea will be served afterwards.
Boys can hang around in the living room with
my 3 boys for a men’s circle.
Pls. reply by Dec 3 Sunday.
Hope to see many happy faces next week!

ps. I will put out some clothes to give away
(size probably 36-40). come a little earlier or stay longer
to check them out!  
If you have any other women friend, they are
more than welcomed to come.
Any question, call me 314-6819 or email me.
Look forward to seeing you!
Have a nice week!
Sat Nam,
Baby & mama yoga: Wed. 11:30-12:30
yoga inspired movement class: Wed. 13:30-14:00

女性性・男性性のバランス クンダリー二・ヨガ・ティーチャー・トレーニングの体験より Integrating Yin & Yang energy (Japanese)

December 8th, 2006


クンダリー二ヨガとの出会いはトロントでティーチャートレーニング中の人が自分の学びのためにも安く教えているからと、友人に連れられて2,3回いったこと。その時、夫といって体から痛みがとれたことで、このヨガは効くかもと思いました。ある日ヨガ後の食事まで頂いた時、大先生に給仕してもらって「すみません」といっていたら、「先生は生徒さんに仕えるのが務め。」と笑顔で返されて感動したことを覚えています。オタワに引っ越してからは、マタニティ・ヨガ・クラスがクンダリー二・ヨガでした。 Read the rest of this entry »