swapathgami magazine (eng)

walk out’s magazine:

elevating the power of story to be enough…  – Shilpa Jain

swapa 10 p. 10:

In all this, we have no vision statements or convenient blueprints – except a desire to live slow lives in a world that encourages you to catch up; ..

swapa 10 2012swapa 9-2011swapa 8 2007swapa 7 2007swapa 6 2006swapa 5 2006swapa 4 2005swapa 3 2005

swapa 2 2005swapa 1 2005

graphics above link to the 10 issues in english in reverse order, ie: #10 is seen first.

all are in pdf’s – via Manish and Shilpa Jain – and walk out walk on – ness.


find both english and hindi versions of the magazine (among a ton of other amazing publications) ….

[you need to scroll down to Swapathgami Magazine (all in PDF form)]:
walk outs magazine


find just hindi version here


notes/favs from eng issues:

issue 9:

cycle yatra

Can you live for a week without any money,
technology, medicine, food supplies? Nineteen
people, ages seven to 42, took up the challenge at
the annual Swapathgami Cycle Yatra. This time,
the yatris travelled through the tribal villages and
forests of Hardoti, in the southeast part of Rajasthan
(on the border of Madhya Pradesh).
Along the way, the yatris realized that the most socalled backward and poor area of Rajasthan was
actually the richest – in terms of wild, natural foods,
medicinal herbs, eco-friendly housing, clean
environment, love and hospitality. The local folk
music was really amazing. Yatris felt how gracious
local communities were in sharing their wealth with

 the barefoot challenge

Soil has healing properties; it draws out toxins from the body.
Minerals that get lost on their way to us otherwise seep in directly
from the touch of mother earth. Walking barefoot on mother
earth is like hugging your mother.
Nature has made our feet sensitive. We have many acupressure
points on our feet, which love to be massaged. But we deprive
our feet of different surfaces by continuously covering them
with thick chappals, or walking on flat tiled floor.
Try this experiment. Twice a day, walk barefoot on bare earth for 15 min.

[perhaps also try walk 30]

[and perhaps..

foot reflexology chart]

just in time library

He also said something that stayed
with me. Arun said that we tend to accumulate
material just in case we ever need it again. But
if we are willing to trust the process of life, let
go and be in flow, we can count on the universe
providing us whatever is needed just in time!