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Frugal Confessions Friday – Frugal Living

Hello Frugal Confessions Readers! How was your week?

Here is my frugal confession:

Last year I was fortunate enough to live within half an hour of where Swami Mukundananda was having a free (donations accepted), week-long workshop. For three hours each day, Swamiji led a yoga session, a meditation/body relaxation session, and gave a lecture from the Bhagavad Gita. As if that wasn’t enough, each night the workshop ended with a delicious homemade meal of vegetarian Indian food.

He came back again this year, for two weeks! The first week occurred from July 27th through August 2nd and I attended three of the sessions. Here are some tidbits of what I learned:

  • Several yoga postures to help with digestion, flexibility, and other areas of the body. I also learned the actual mission of yoga, which is to ready the body for long meditations.
  • A way to bust stress: Swamiji said, “If you want to get rid of stress, detach from the results.”
  • How to stop being negative: “The sentiment of gratitude knocks out all negatives.”

Swamiji 2 Edited

If you are in Houston, I highly recommend you attend at least one night of his upcoming seminar from August 15th to August 21st, 2013. During the weekdays, sessions do not begin until 6:00 pm. Remember, you don’t need to cook, as you will be fed wonderful food afterwards. I certainly left a donation, but it pales in comparison to what I took away from the experience.

What is your confession of the week? I’d love to hear it!

2 comments… add one

  • I love the advice on stress. It’s so true….get rid of your thoughts about the outcome and focus on the task. Excellent. Sounds like fun!
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    • FruGal

      It was fun, Joe! And yes, that piece of wisdom really struck me. I thought about it for awhile, and it’s so true–if you detach from the results, all of the stress goes away.

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