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Yoga and Mother Nature

Yoga is an ancient Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline that includes meditation, breath control and specific body postures, and is widely practiced for health and relaxation. Yoga teaches you how to harmonize the body with both the mind and your breathing techniques by means of a series of body positions called asanas, and by meditation. The origins of Yoga probably date back some 6,000 years, but the discipline was not introduced into the West until the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. It has only become really popular as a system of physical exercise since the 1980’s.  This popularity followed […]

Bali New Year- March 9 2016

by Mike Mason
This holiday is the Balinese New Year called Nyepi, means “to keep silent” and falls on the day after the dark moon of the spring equinox – this year it falls on 9th March. It is a day of total silence for the whole entire island. All routine activities come to a grinding halt, including flights into and out of the island. No one steps out of their homes. Purification and sacrificial rites are held the day before to exorcize evil spirits from every corner of the island. No traffic is allowed on the streets, except emergency vehicles. As a […]

World Heritage Yoga

by Mike Mason
The Victoria Falls has long been one of the most sought after vacation destinations in the world. Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is a World Heritage site – the name is from the local language, Kololo, and means the Smoke that Thunders, an apt name for the vast Victoria Falls, the World’s largest waterfall during the rainy season, where the mighty mile-wide Zambezi River plunges some 355 feet into the Songwe Gorge. Just 5 miles from the Falls on the Zimbabwe side of the river lies the Victoria Falls River Lodge, a luxury lodge where you can enjoy a 4-day safari in […]

The History behind Royston Hall Guesthouse

The History behind Royston Hall Guesthouse In 1897 the Property was purchased by John Henry woods by deed of grant on Public Auction from the British Crown. He passed away before transfer took place. His estate sold the property within the year to Captain Hitchens, of the Curry Shipping Line who had a vested interest in the ships plying the waters between Durban and the then Port Shepstone Harbour. The Building of the House Captain Hitchens commissioned the house to be built by George Sinclair and his son Colin circa 1899 – 1902 for his wife as a week-end beach […]