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Far back in the mists of time (by Second life standards!) I visited and blogged Sethos Lionheart’s beautiful quarter region of oriental design, The Snow Lion, which offered harmony and serenity in a tiered garden setting. Bikram yoga san jose groupon Such was my appreciation of the build, I missed it when it vanished from Second life.

So it was with the delight of receiving a Christmas gift that I accepted an invitation from Sethos to visit his most recent creation in Second Life, which forms a home for his growing furnishing design business – and more importantly – an interconnected set of locations open to the public with a special purpose.


“I decided to try a region,” Sethos told me, “not for the business – that exists there purely to help fund the region – but because I wanted to dedicated large parcels to the meaningful aspects of my life (both physical and SL), with the hope that others will find solace and comfort in it and come away feeling spiritually refreshed.”

Currently caught in the depths of winter, the region has four potential starting points for people’s visits. Yoga pants on the street There is Namaste (after which the region is named), which for me offered a direct link back to the Snow Lion, and thus a natural place to start my visit. Face yoga exercises for double chin Within it sits a small Chinese style house, perfect for meditation, facing a low pagoda occupying a curl of land which wraps itself around a facing turn of water.

Observe these from above, and you’ll see they form a yin-yang, echoing one of the centrepieces of The Snow Lion. Advanced yoga poses youtube Here, as with that design, the use of water and land to form the symbol perfectly encompasses the philosophical concept of opposites being complementary. Pilates ball ab exercises The best place, perhaps to appreciate this yin-yang, is by climbing the stone steps up to another pagoda, occupying a rocky promontory and offering further opportunities for reflection and meditation. Basic yoga poses and their names Whilst there, do note how the pagoda and fountain are positioned to complete the yin and yang symbols.

“I’ve been meditating every day for the past year and I’ve never felt more integrated with life or more at peace with myself,” Sethos told me. Yoga poses for sleep and relaxation “My hope is that this parcel offers as a quiet place for meditative contemplation and conversation while presenting a visual metaphor for the long process of self-discovery.” To help visitors relax and free their thoughts, Tai Chi balls and yoga mats are offered for visitors to use.

“I’ve spent most of my life as a practising pagan,” Sethos said in introducing Gaia’s Grove, which can be reached from Namaste via the footpath winding through the trees – take the left turn where it branches – or you can follow the snow northwards along the water’s edge. Anti gravity yoga ri “So Gaia’s Grove is meant to offer a place where one can commune with nature through long walks in the woods, a small temple, and even a version of Stonehenge. Yoga tv shows inhale yoga I’ve also included an outdoor ballroom for good times with friends and family.”

The temple sits shaded under trees, reached via a second left turn in the path, its back against the wall separating it from the outdoor ballroom area. Yoga chair pose flow It also presents a place of quiet contemplation, with a balcony overlooking the water presenting a place for soft conversation. What is meditation like A short distance away, Stonehenge is offered as it might have looked to those who built it, and sits as a peaceful location amidst the snow. Bikram yoga dubai marina Open to the air, the ballroom allows plenty of room for dancing under the sun or stars, in a romantic setting.

The eastern half of the region is home to Sethos’ store, OM Namo, and The Old Stone Church. Charm city yoga severna park “I spent some time as Friar Sethos in Tintagel,” Sethos said of the latter. Sivananda yoga centre kerala “Teaching basic Latin to the village children and giving mass each Sunday was some of the best moments in my Second Life. Yoga beneficios para a saude I finally understood in SL what I’d not seen in real life. Yoga moves for kids That the church often is the heart-centre of a community. Postnatal yoga poses to avoid So I offer this build as a reflection of that, and a place of sanctuary. Yoga software reviews If you do go, visit the graveyard to the right of the church. Yoga in daily life buford I find it particularly serene.”

Connecting the church and store is the second of the regions two large dance venues (a smaller third dance area is located to the side of the church), and a frozen pond awaiting skaters.

Caught within the snows of winter, with trees frosted and white and rolling snow-dusted hills surrounding it, Namaste made for a perfect seasonal visit this Christmas Eve. Bikram yoga adelaide timetable My thanks to Sethos for extending the invitation to drop in – Caitlyn and I will be back for certain! SLurl Details

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