Yoga Bliss 2

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Eknath Easwaran said: “Our deepest need is for the joy that comes with loving and being loved, with knowing we are of genuine use to others.”

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I had fun with good and kind friends on Saturday morning at Snake Park Beach achieving and testing some yoga poses.

After that it was off to a location that Ben Myburgh told me about to play around some more, but those photos are for another post.

The models / instructors in the photos are from Yoga Balance; go check them out and do a class.

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Yoga Bliss 1

 

Yoga Bliss in Autumn (4)

Eknath Easwaran said: “Our deepest need is for the joy that comes with loving and being loved, with knowing we are of genuine use to others.”

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I had fun with good and kind friends yesterday morning at Snake Park Beach achieving and testing some yoga poses.

After that it was off to a location that Ben Myburgh told me about to play around some more, but those photos are for another post.

The models / instructors in the photos are from Yoga Balance; go check them out and do a class.

Belove Yoga Yoga Inspiration Yoga Awakening Africa Yoga Journal Yoga 30 Day Yoga Challenge

Beverly Hills 2016

So what did you do with your morning before work today?

Start your weekend before the weekend and maximise your happy time doing something you enjoy.

I took this photo on Thursday morning before work. There were loads of people walking on the promenade and a few fishing or just sitting / walking and contemplating.

All that was needed was for me to pack my camera, breakfast, lunch and work equipment the night before. In the morning I woke up at 05:00 and had a quick shave & shower. I was then off to Umhlanga to take photos.

I left Umhlanga before 08:00 for my work trip up the coast.

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F18, 4 sec, ISO 50 – Canon South Africa 6D fromOrms, 17-40mm lens.

At Umhlanga – The FunShine Coast with a view of Beverly Hills Hotel Umhlanga Rocks.

Rise of the Moon at Koh Yao Yai

“Think carefully, speak truthfully, decide correctly, talk softly, act faithfully, live honestly, work diligently, behave properly. You are bound to succeed in any walk of life. You will enjoy peace of mind and happiness. You will have a pure conscience. You will enjoy inexhaustible spiritual wealth” ~ Sri Swami Sivananda

As the moon rises and appears in Durban tonight so it rises too on the island of Koh Yao Yai near Phuket Thailand. I think back in wonder about our amazing trip earlier this year and all that it took to get there. Also being blessed to spend and share that journey with an amazing human soul. The sunrises and sunsets (in photo) were breathtakingly serene on this island.

Mobile Phone Photos

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The weather report claimed there would be no clouds this morning (Sat 14 May 2016) so the dogs and I left home without the Canon 6D / 550D cameras.

Fear not: we had the Samsung South Africa Galaxy Note 4 mobile phone handy.

We first went to Wilson’s Wharf but no photographers were present.

We then went to the pier at Durban Rowing Club and I’m guessing that there were 10 or so photographers there with an assortment of entry-level Nikons up to a hardy Canon 5D with 16-35 mm lens (plus Manfrotto tripods and ND filters).

Trevor, Tammi, Henry and others were busy plying their trade. Not wanting to be left out as some clouds were present, I took some landscape and portrait shots of the sunrise using my Samsung Mobile (Samsung Galaxy Note 4).

I did not use the panorama function on camera as I find it degrades the overall quality. Instead, after going to The Coffee Guys – South Beach for aPrakash lens special coffee, and greeting the honourable Mr Dave Nisbet, I went home and stitched the individual portrait photos into the accompanying panorama. Of course I had to bring the photo “alive” to my personal taste using a trick or two.

PS – there were 2 photographers from Amanzimtoti present. I had never met or seen them before. The one walked up to me, extended his hand and said: “Andrew”. I was shocked as to how he knew my name so I just stood there. It was panic stations as I thought that I had somehow forgotten this person. He then saved me by quickly adding: “No, I am Andrew!” Phew, that was a close call. Mira and Gordon this is the “round 2” photo 😉

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