Wellness - Light of well-being


L`eau Dynamisee
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by Annie   
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
De tous temps... (Photographer: Annie)Parmi les tresors d'Auroville, une autre perle: L'eau dynamisee. En 1994 une equipe de scientifiques menee par Bagwandas, s'est penchee sur l'eau et son potentiel de vie, ces recherches ont abouti a la mise au point d'un procede de dynamisation visant a rendre a l'eau les qualites lui appartenant depuis l'aube des temps et que le progres detruit peu a peu. Aquadyn est l'unite ou les fontaines sont fabriquees, il reste profondement lie a la recherche et au partage. L'originalite du procede d' Auroville est l' utilisation de lumiere et de son. Read more

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Acroyoga
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by Annie   
Wednesday, 06 March 2013
Mark (Photographer: Annie)In Auroville, for two years, a team of passionates has been exploring this discipline born from the third millenium on the Amercan continent. Mark is presenting us this recency between yoga, circus and Thai massage. The French-American tandem Mark and Damien, after a long process of decoding from books and videos, has acquired skills that allow them to offer now the opportunity to practice this activity in Auroville at Arka Centre on Sundays 8-10 am and Tuesdays / Thursdays 7-9 am, and Louise in Windara Farm on fridays 3-5 pm. Ready to fly? Read more

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Thousands of Smiles
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by Andrea   
Sunday, 10 February 2013

Plenty of smiles the all girls team. (Photographer: Andrea)A truly inspiring Sunday morning! More than 3000 people gathered at dawn at the Visitor Centre to participate to the 6th Auroville's marathon to run over the path and paved roads of Auroville. The most common word I've heard it's "awesome"... Believe me this interviews are barely edited and what it comes out is that the runners were just so happy! A very well organized event by the marathon team. Listen the voices of the runners about what they got from the experience of running in Auroville.

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3000 runners at the 6th Marathon
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by Andrea   
Saturday, 09 February 2013

Running in Auroville (Photographer: Courtesy AV Runners)Auroville Marathon 2013 - Run for the joy of Running. The sixth edition of the Auroville Marathon will be held on February 10, 2013. This year, we'll have over 3000 participants from Auroville, the neighboring villages, Sri Aurobindo Ashram and from other cities in India as well as outside India. The Marathon will start and finish at Auroville Visitor’s Centre. Listen to the interviews with the organizing team members Chandresh Patel and Balaji. Please click here to download a document with information about the event. Read more

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Ultimate Hat Tournament
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by Herman   
Monday, 04 February 2013

Orange Juice Action (Photographer: Herman)Auroville hosted the third annual India "Hat" tournament during the first three days in February. Sports fields where used across the whole of Auroville with the finals held at Certitude on Sunday afternoon. Big thanks to Mark who as organized this third annual tournament in Auroville. Ultimate Frisbee uses similar rules as Basketball to pass the disk between players and have a score zone at both ends of the field similar as American football. Most unique is that there is no referee and the players call themselves faults being made. Read more

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Launching Auroville Marathon `13
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by Balaji   
Thursday, 22 November 2012
2013 Auroville Marathon Logo (Photographer: Vimal)Welcome to the Sixth Edition of the Auroville Marathon! Auroville proudly presents you the Sixth edition of the Auroville Marathon on Sunday, February 10, 2013. Started in 2008, it has soon become one of the popular running events in India. In today's program, we speak to four people who help us in making the event special. Chandresh Patel, founder and Race Director of Auroville Marathon; Ram Viswanathan, who ran all full marathon in all 5 editions of the event; Rajesh Vetcha, founder, Hyderabad Runners and Santhosh, Coach, Runners High. Read more

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Triathlon a Running Success!
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by Andi   
Saturday, 22 September 2012
Lap counters take a seat as the race begins (Photographer: Andi)The Auroville triathlon, held last Sunday Sept. 16th, was a resounding success for all involved. The athletes had a great run (and swim and ride!), and the volunteers and supporters all came out to have a good time. This year's organizer Ing-Marie even participated herself! Listen in for sporadic coverage of the 5-hour event condensed into 14 minutes! Highlights include athletes sharing their experience, supporters cheering them on, and to close the broadcast, some wisdom from the Olympic round champion, Dominic. Start training for next year! Read more

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Conversation with Aikido Masters
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by Divya   
Thursday, 23 February 2012
Jean-Pierre Pigeau with Cristo (Photographer: Divya)Cristo, an Aurovillian since 1974, along with Surya and others, is deeply involved in conducting Aikido classes for both children and adults at Auroville. In Feb 2012, he organized a workshop and to lead it, invited Jean-Pierre Pigeau, 6th Dan Teacher in Paris and executive of the French Federation of Aikido and Budo (FFAB). In this conversation with them we learn how Aikido helps one to balance the body and mind, and also how in a way this martial art connects with the philosophy of Auroville of 'transformation of the consciousness'. Read more

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Auroville Marathon - 5
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by Andrea and Divya   
Sunday, 12 February 2012
The Decision Watch (Photographer: Andrea)Feel the heat, the enthusiasm and the buzz of the Auroville Marathon - 5, in which almost 2000 people participated. As Jesse announces the winners, Andrea interviews runners and supporters from all across the country and the world who share their experiences. It's not just about running, as we found out, it's much about experiencing a new terrain, a different climate, new people, and also making a promise to oneself to aim higher next time. Read more

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Helping Hands
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by Anurag   
Thursday, 09 February 2012
Sampath is an ashramite and has helped the organizers over the years. (Photographer: Anurag)Santosh, Ramesh and Sampath can be heard in this interview recounting their own experiences of the Auroville Marathon. Both Santosh and Sampath tell us how they pulled out of the first Marathon to help with the starts and the timekeeping and Ramesh describes his experience of doing the route marking for the first Marathon. Now, ahead of the fifth Auroville Marathon, these three men have their work cut out as they strive to make the event better than before! (This is the third and final edition of the 'Run with a Smile' series. Enjoy!) Read more

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Contributing to the Marathon
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by Anurag   
Wednesday, 08 February 2012
Anand is one of the main organizers of the Marathon. (Photographer: Anurag)This program contains interviews with Ing-Marie, a participant in the upcoming race, Anand, one of the main organizers, Taj, a graphic designer closely involved with the event, and Saket, an Ashramite who enjoys volunteering and being part of the Marathon. Listen in to all these people who contribute to the event in their different ways and find out how they all come together to make the Marathon special. This is the second out of three parts of the 'Running with a Smile' series. To see the marathon route, click on READ MORE. Read more

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Running with a smile
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by Anurag   
Monday, 06 February 2012
Auroville Marathon Logo (Photographer: Vimal)The Auroville Marathon (marathon.auroville.com) is held in February each year and this year is the fifth anniversary of the event. This program contains interviews with Chandresh and Balaji, two organizers who make the Marathon possible. While Chandresh talks about how he first had the idea of having a Marathon for Auroville, Balaji goes through the challenges involved in organizing an event that has over two thousand participants from all over the world. The organizers closed the registration on the seventh of January. Read more

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Hat Tournament
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by Amelia   
Monday, 06 February 2012
Mark (Photographer: Miriam)Sports ground at Certitude, the field next to and Udavi sports ground were very lively past weekend with Hat Tournament , which is ultimate frisbee tournament a different way with mixed team, as Mark explained it to us. Twelve teams consisted of seven players played for four games (long 1h15m) in the morning and two games in the afternoon on all three fields. Ultimate frisbee is more self sponsored sport with clear spirit of sportmanship; ultimate is different, one has to keep it cool, know the rules, has to call it fair and work in a team. Read more

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Everything Is Yoga
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by Emma   
Tuesday, 08 March 2011
Shambo (Photographer: Emma)In this interview we meet Shambo, a practitioner of Sivanandra and Kriya yoga, who is also an instructor here in Auroville. He shares his insights on living in the world today, and his hopes for the transformation of the future. "It is possible” he says for the world to reach this higher consciousness. We talk about yoga and how it is a part of every waking moment of his life. He's a great example of how yoga can transform your life into something more, something that is not just limited to this lifetime. Read more

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Reason to Run
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by Miriam   
Wednesday, 16 February 2011
Auroville Marathon 2011 (Photographer: Andrea)It started before dawn...and to see the sunrise, dew on tree leaves, feel the sand and grass under the feet, was a blessing...the high spirits of people who supported runners all the way, with taunts as well as with water and medical assistance, was contagious...it gave them reason to do their best, run the best they could...morning cold was soon warmed up by sun, and the cheerful spirit of participants, slowly finishing the distance they had chosen to run. We'll be back for sure next year...all said! Read more

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Cheering Up
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by Andrea   
Monday, 14 February 2011

Smiling at at the arrival (Photographer: Andrea)" Running a marathon is a dream: It is intense, it is arduous, it is challenging both physically and mentally and it demands all of you - commitment, endurance, persistence, focus.” This is what you can read in the website of the Auroville Marathon (marathon.auroville.com). What is missing in this sentence is the pleasure the runners have. In the interview recorded at the arrival, we have heard a lot of appreciation for the beauty of the trail, the warm and familiar atmosphere and the good organization. Some athletes just make it short. Awesome. Read more

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Aquatica
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by Miriam   
Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Watsu group in Quiet.In Svedam at Well cafe on 7th of January was an initial presentation of a dream and a a manifestation of reality of aquatic body work center, which would be located in the hearth of Auroville, next to Arka community. Through over a decade of aquatic and other work in Quiet, latest came to the point where it's insufficient for all the demands and needs of clients and as well of the practitioners of aquatic healing therapies. The team of Aquatica already well expressed their commitment to their work and  to the project Auqatica because amongst themselves they've managed to collect already 30 percent of the total sum of 65lakhs which are needed for it..For more images click Read More.Read more

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Spirit of the Game
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by Yahalom   
Friday, 23 October 2009

ultimate in certitudeIn a world where athletics often spill over with conflict and aggression, a competitive sport whose foundation is joy and goodwill is a rare phenomena. Coren, captain of Auroville's Ultimate Frisbee team, explains the game, how it reached Auroville and why it is here to stay. The team recently came back from the Chennai Ultimate Frisbee Tournament in which they won the 'Spirit of the Game' award. The award is given to the group who keeps the game fun, joyous and full of goodwill. A game which develops these qualities makes this game 'at home' in Auroville.

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