How you discover what reincarnations means
...is revealed by yoga master Reza Singh.
„From the moment of conception, all entities are subject to a process of continuous change.”
Visitors are greeted by this quote from the Dalai Lama when they enter the reception area of a yoga school. The sweeping letters of the saying in warm, discretely interwoven shades of red adorn the wall behind a wooden bar counter. Here, Reza Singh, the guest teacher from India, and the owner of the institute are fortifying themselves with a tasty smoothie. (Photo: fotolia/ jd-photodesign)
The furniture is very original, comprising individually designed items of furniture, some made from construction timber. It appeals to the Indian yoga master.
“Change and sustainability are not only important principles for an individual experience at a yoga school,” says the guest from India. “In Germany I am learning more and more about recycling.” He removes a small, burnt-out tea-light from the colourful mosaic glass candle holder standing in front of him. “I find it simply fascinating that car rims can be produced from this small aluminium container without any loss in quality or that window handles can be made from aluminium beverage cans or engine blocks from aluminium tubes. And sometimes used aluminium packaging is turned back into new packaging,” he adds. The owner gets a new tea-light from the cupboard behind the counter, lights it and lets it drop into the pretty glass candle holder, which now glows softly. The yogi gazes into the flame. “How much energy is needed to recycle aluminium?” he asks.
The yoga instructress smiles. “During aluminium recycling, 95 per cent of the energy that was needed to extract the aluminium in the first place is saved”, explains the well-informed lady. She talks about the foundation of her studio. “Health, the environment and acting responsibly are important for me.
So from the very start I took experts in sustainability and recycling on board and they advised me on equipment and fittings and on the use of consumable materials,” she tells her Indian guest. “With aluminium it is more a case of the material being used than consumed,” she says. “This is evident from the fact that some 75 per cent of the aluminium produced in the last hundred years is still in use today.”