- Inner Peace
- Managing Stress
- Reducing Anxiety
- Controlling lifestyle ailments like hypertension, diabetes
- Keep fit etc.
The wedding card.
The Venue. Peter woodman's residence in Swarnandhra.
Peter has been an old friend. Interests that we share are golf, bird watching, nature walks, writing and good humour.
Gillian the bride, all decked up, with Dad and uncles and a cousin form Mumbai.
Gauri Puja. Gillian-- all concentration.
Ravi the groom arrives in traditional attire and equally traditional footwear-- wooden sandals-- खड़ाऊं !
Traditional welcome by bride's father by washing groom's feet.
The yogi look...
The lotus bloomed exactly on Muhurtam time मुहूर्त -- as if to convey God's blessings! Both pictures taken few minutes apart.
The groom getting ready by wearing the sacred thread जनेऊ
Peter chanting the mantras मंत्र confidently, while Ravi listens.
Playing Nadeswaram-- traditional instrument.
Bride being dressed up for the wedding by her in-laws.
Ceremonial arrival of the bride in a lotus basket. Being carried by her cousins.
Gillian hugs Peter after Kanya Daan, कन्या दान
And the ceremonies continue...
Ravi and Gillian become man and wife.
Peter, the gleaming father
Ravi with his Yoga mates from Bihar School of Yoga. From L to R: Ravi, Akshay, Yoga Priya, Agya and Om.
The atmosphere was truly festive with ladies applying mehndi and donning men's saafa साफ़ा !
After a short break, the bride returns in gleaming white attire. Seeking husband's blessings- don't miss the smile on Gillian's face.
The happy couple.
Both have adopted new names for their profession. Ravi calls himself Atmagyanam whereas Gillian is Gangamurti as per their business cards. Their website www.swan-yoga-goa.com .