Practice: Change is the story of how one woman’s idea to bring yoga to some of the biggest slums in the world caught on like wildfire and is transforming lives and communities. It centers around the personal transformation of Margaret, a runaway child bride from the slums, who found salvation through yoga and is now a teacher herself.
The video is an Emmy Winner: 2012 New England Emmy Awards for “Outstanding Achievement in Documentary”. It is produced by: Anthem Multimedia, Dina Rudick, and Dylan Trivette
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This is an amazing story. Dr. John Kitchin was a successful neurologist. However, he felt as if his life was a rat race – trapped in a routine that didn’t make him happy. There was emptiness inside. Dr. Kitchin abandoned his career and all of his trappings of material success, including a Ferrari, an exotic animal farm and a huge mansion high in the hills. Now, he skates all day, every day, in slow motion, at Pacific Beach. People know him as SLOMO.
This story has been billed as a story of escape, of “doing what your inner child wants”. Really? SLOMO has been at it for sixteen years. Would you want to rollerblade for sixteen years? The answer is in the video itself. If you hear SLOMO carefully, he says that he is meditating. This is not unlike the Sufi whirling dervishes who meditate while experiencing angular momentum of whirling.
The story of SLOMO is not a story of selfishness or escape. It is a story of a person who gave up all and found a way to commune with his deeper Stillness.
“Once we see the light –
then there will be no satisfaction
till we experience a kind of divinity”
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CNN Hero Tawanda Jones took a decision. She was going to stay put in her tough neighborhood and help struggling kids. Till date she has helped over 4000 kids. Of this decision she says, “Selfless acts of kindness will cause overflow of blessing you couldn’t possibly be ready for!”
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Isaac was born April 14, 2004. Except for the fact that he was overweight, everything else was normal. In fact he was a dream baby. He rarely cried, nursed well, slept lots and was incredibly content. Slowly however things started unraveling and eventually the McFadyen’s learnt that Isaac suffered from a rare disease with no known cure and a short life expectancy. When it became apparent to Andrew McFadyen, Isaac’s father, that there was treatment available, but was denied because of costs, he decided to put up a fight rather than just sit around and wait for his son to die. What is more remarkable is that not only has Andrew helped his son, but is now on a quest to help other parents who find themselves in a similar situation.
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Larisa suffered from depression and anxiety, besides severe knee pain and severe headaches. One day her regular class was cancelled and she stumbled into a Yoga class. Soon she became a regular, and all her ailments have disappeared!
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