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PARVATI SINGS AT THE NORTH POLE

As part of raising awareness about the need to protect the Arctic, and building momentum towards MAPS (Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary), Parvati.org has launched two music videos with ecological themes. They contain footage from the northernmost musical performance ever, by Parvati at the magnetic North Pole in 2010. A documentary of this journey, undertaken to raise awareness about the melting polar ice, and the extraordinary events that followed, is in pre-production.

Parvati sings “You Gotta Believe” at the North Pole. Written on the day the twin towers fell in 2001 and also performed by Parvati at Madison Square Gardens, this song is an expression of Parvati’s heartfelt belief in the triumph of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

Parvati sings “911-1-L-O-V-E,” a song about waking up to the emergency we are in, and recognizing the power of love. It underscores the consequence of human greed, as we face our planet’s ice caps melting. Not everyone is aware that climate change is an emergency, yet if it continues unchecked, a day may come when we pick up the phone to call for help, and the only help remaining is the reality of One Love.

 
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THE NORTH POLE AND THE MELTING ICE CAPS

THE ALBEDO EFFECT

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The loss of Arctic ice reduces the cooling effect, known as the albedo effect. The white ice at the pole reflects the sun’s radiation back to the upper atmosphere. Without the ice, the solar radiation is absorbed and further warms Arctic Ocean water.

As the polar ice caps melt, sea levels and ocean temperatures rise, heating up the planet. Heated waters mean damaged ecosystems and loss of animal habitat, endangering life and increasing the likelihood of natural disasters such as hurricanes. Since three-quarters of the world’s megacities sit on coastlines, a rising sea level threatens the way of life for nearly half of the world’s population.

WILLINGNESS TO SERVE

Charged with a sincere intention and willingness to serve, Parvati made the courageous journey to the most northern Canadian soil: a small, desolate island in the Arctic Ocean known as Ward Hunt Island, just kilometers from the magnetic North Pole and 196 kms from 90 degrees North.

There, as the first ever to perform at the Magnetic North Pole, Parvati offered her songs, prayers and healing to the planet to help raise awareness of the global ecological impact of the melting polar ice caps.

The message from Inuit and other Northern Canadian residents was unanimous: please tell the South that the ice is melting, the animals are fewer and people are suffering – stop polluting.
Parvati shares her experiences on her blog:

NORTH POLE JOURNEY

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SINCE THE NORTH POLE

Parvati’s North Pole mission illustrated the vulnerability and importance of this part of the planet. It has led to the development of an upcoming documentary film about the North Pole journey, her online magazine to bring together the conscious community, an upcoming music album and accompanying live show – all in gratitude to the Earth.

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Parvati discusses her North Pole journey on Rogers Daytime.
October 15, 2010: Parvati Devi returns from the North Pole and speaks with Connie Smith at CTS News about the climate crisis.

I have always felt a strong connection to the Earth and to Nature as a whole. I feel, as many people do, that our planet, a living organism, is now going through a healing that affects us all, because we are literally part of her. During the summer of 2010, while I was living in Toronto, Canada, the unusually hot weather patterns led me to cancel my pending Asian music tour and travel to the North Pole that September to raise awareness of the quickly melting polar ice caps. At the top of the world, the northernmost performer ever, I performed and shot video for four of my songs to help raise awareness of our planetary interconnection, our need for conscious awakening and our ecological responsibility.

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I peel back the curtains of the arctic co-op window in Resolute Bay, Canada, to see light not yet breaking amidst blowing snow and overcast skies. Already traveling for days, covering over 2500 miles, today we travel another 500 miles by air to the North Pole where I will perform my songs to help raise awareness of the melting polar ice. I feel connected to warrior-like steadiness, ready to meet whatever this day brings.

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Canadians may not be able to claim having been the first person on the North Pole, as the first man to reach the North Pole was an engineer in the American navy called Robert Edwin Peary, who reached the pole on April 6 1909 along with his employee Matthew Henson.

 However we can be proud that the first performance on the North Pole was by a Canadian and Cashbox had the opportunity to ask a few questions about that amazing experience with Parvati, now residing in Toronto.

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Parvati, a Canadian musical artist and yoga instructor, took a courageous journey to the North Pole. Parvati’s mission was to bring awareness of the urgent ecological effect of melting polar ice caps. Charged with purity of heart, clear intention, and the willingness to serve, Parvati has become the first artist to ever perform this far North. There, she offered her songs to help raise awareness of just how quickly the ice caps are disappearing and the powerful impact this is having on the entire planet. Born in Montreal and now living in Toronto, Parvati is an internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter, performer and producer of electronic dance pop. Her music celebrates the gift of life and debut album and multimedia show, ‘Yoga in the Nightclub’, has had people from Toronto to Berlin shaking to its catchy and uplifting rhythms. After a summer of increased signs of environmental distress, Parvati decided to postpone her Canadian tour to trek to the North Pole. She says she simply cannot turn away from the effects the climate change is having.

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Many students said they’d never seen anything like it before. Not many folks in Nunavut are willing to sport a gold jumpsuit and gold boots complete with headdress and sing in front of an entire school to a mix of techno and futuristic-sounding music combined with musical theatre, all in the name of environmental activism.

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Canadian musician and yogini Parvati tours the UK this fall. She shares with Yoga Magazine how a life-changing North Pole journey taught her to see yoga everywhere, and inspires her latest album and show. How did you become interested in Yoga? My grandmother meditated daily and practiced yoga. Despite hardships, she glowed. I knew that that light was home. At 16, my first yoga class was a homecoming. I began meditating, later went to India for yoga teacher training, and met my guru Amma. I opened yoga studios to teach YEM: Yoga as Energy Medicine, a method I created to synthesize my experiences. Now yoga is a 24/7 practice. What is the relation between Yoga and music? Nada yoga is a means to God-realization through music. Composing teaches me to quiet my mind and listen while serving the creative flow. My most potent works arise from stillness, even fierce dance anthems.

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WHY YOGA IN THE NIGHTCLUB

I am often asked what inspired me to bring yogic expression into the club scene. I answer easily. Yoga In the Nightclub is a natural expression of who I am as a musical artist and dedicated yogini. Yoga is not a physical practice but a way of life. It is about learning to be present in all one does, to see the divine here, now, in this moment. As such, yoga is everywhere. It is about feeling connected to something much greater than our limited ego or will. It is about being in service to life, feeling interconnected to that very life force. Yoga In The Nightclub is a celebration of life and a reminder that we can find awakened presence everywhere.

Yoga in the West is mostly known as a series of bendy physical exercises. Yet there is much more to it than fitness. Yoga’s systematic breath and body exercises, designed to clear the subtle channels in our energy system, prepare us for meditation, through which we may experience a life inspired by our interconnected, multidimensional true nature. Our body, that once was seen as “mine”, is no longer our identity, but a gift on loan from the divine. We care for it, but we are not attached to it. The practice of yoga offers us the opportunity to experience the transmutation of matter into pure light, embody the multidimensional and rest in the eternal.

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WE ARE ALL CONNECTED

Hatha yoga, the physical practice of yoga, is just one of many aspects of yoga, which range from selfless service to astrology and prayer. The Sanskrit word “yoga” most simply translates to “union”, implying that the practice of any yoga will bring together our perceived sense of separateness. As a whole, yoga is an ancient science of life. It is a practical method of shedding excess and bringing us back from the self-delusion of separation from the divine so that we may realize our inherent interconnection to and ultimate oneness with it.

As we begin to understand that yoga is everywhere, we come to see how we are all connected in vast ways far beyond the limitations of our personal will and ego. What I do affects you, and vice versa. We are one earth family. At the heart of it all, we share the same heartbeat. Breathe to be. We are one.

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AWAKENED LIVING

When we are open, life blossoms, just as a flower opens to welcome the morning sun.  We see that the sun, though it is millions of light years away, has a tender yet powerful relationship with the flower, as do the rain and the clouds. From this perspective we see that we are part of the whole. Life is a symphonic masterpiece with which, when we are open, we are completely resonant.

As we come to understand our oneness, we can revel in it with wonder and joy. We can consider in awe how immense it all is. We can let go of the idea that an illusory, isolated sense of self could possibly be in control, and open to an exquisite unfolding of life in absolute perfection. Our actions become not about “me” but about the whole. Each moment is integrated within the whole. No one decision is separate.

When we begin to see that each decision we make affects not just ourselves but everyone and everything on the planet, we act with more compassion. When we have more compassion, we realize the impact of our actions and we naturally want less and practice more kindness. As stewards of the Earth, we each are called to learn to live in harmony with ourselves, each other and our planet. We all breathe the same air and live on the same living organism, our planet. Varied in race and creed, we are all one family, children of the same mother, the planet Earth.

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THE OPPORTUNITY FOR GRACE

In each moment, there is infinite grace. By becoming more conscious as we practice yoga on the mat, at work, at play or in the nightclub, we let go of the unnecessary and develop greater internal spaciousness which blooms throughout our lives. In this space new life and possibilities arise.

As we rest our awareness on the simple purity and grace of the breath, we realize - we are alive! We let go of wanting things from the future and the past and open to what is here and now. We feel as vast as the sky and rooted in the richness of this moment.

When we “breathe to be”, we understand our interconnection. We see that we are not the doers but a part of the whole, the same energy that is in the flowers and in the stars. We know that our essence is divine - from which we have come, to which we return.

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Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi swaha
Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi swaha
Gone, gone beyond. Oh what awakening!
Gone, gone beyond. Swaha!

I am light, dancing in delight!
I am light, dancing through the night!
I am light, in delight!
I am light, dancing through the night!

Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi swaha
Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi swaha
I am the light, liquid gold light
I am in delight! Swaha!

I am light, dancing in delight!
I am light, dancing through the night!
I am light, in delight!
I am light, dancing through the night!

I am the light (gate gate), liquid gold light (paragate)
I am in delight (gate gate) transforming the night (paragate)

Gone, gone beyond (gate gate)! Oh what awakening! (paragate) (I am)
Gone, gone beyond (gate gate)! Swaha!

I am light, dancing in delight
I am light, dancing through the night
I am light, in delight
I am light, dancing through the night

I am light, I am light, I am light, I am light, I am light (gate gate)
I am light, I am light, I am light, I am light, I am light (paragate)
I am light, I am light, I am light, I am light, I am light
I am light, I am light, I am light, I am light, I am light

I am light!

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