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Amandine Roche Healing The World Through Yoga and Meditation Peace Practices

Updated on February 14, 2013

Every time I contemplate

on a human soul's energy

I ponder

Can the power within just one

change the world?

Time and again I learn about

the journey of an individual

I wonder

How did they reach so far

within their short life span?

When another organization is

created many come together to

build a better structure

I ask myself, "Do I have the

capacity to design something effective?

Looking across at the peace-makers

and non-violent souls I breath in

their energy

And, question whether the terrorism

can possibly end?

When I hear about meditators searching

quietly who are actively

pursuing peace

I want to know how many people

it will take to tip the scales?

Then I take my turn and give a

little love, a kind word and a


And I want to know how many

I can help in this world?

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"Watching someone draw on its journey, it is primarily grow into itself." - Amandine Roche, Nomad on the way to Ella Maillart
"Watching someone draw on its journey, it is primarily grow into itself." - Amandine Roche, Nomad on the way to Ella Maillart

Your thoughts . . .

Is it possible to change the world through meditation and yoga?

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One Person At A Time

Thank you Dr Wequar

I learned about a philosophical disciple of Gandhi and the Dalai Lama through a friend from Pakistan. Every day he practices yoga and lets others know about recent innovations and strides in medicine. The other day he posted one of his current events notices dealing with the Middle East and Peace.

Most News Reports Are Not Encouraging

We hear about this hot topic on the news daily, the political maneuverings, the war efforts, the fighting and the soldiers on all sides. A lot of the day-to-day challenges for the president and the department of defense does not reach our ears, just as we don't see the body bags in recent wars, so as not to upset the country. If we did see the horrors and numbers of maimed, depressed, suicidal and unemployed veterans we may raise a flag and protest.

Creating Alliances

However, when my friend informed me that one woman was making strides and in-roads towards peace with her non-violent methods, touching people's lives, teaching soldiers, generals, political leaders and politicians, connecting humanitarian organizations and creating her own foundation, I received a spark of hope.

Changing the World Through Education

When we teach our children, teens and young adults that they can stop the frenzied pace of life, breath within, listen to the soul's desires, improve relationships and learn methods to unwind, lessen reliance upon pain relieving drugs, reduce stress and create a more harmonious life, I wonder why we don't implement this as a daily routine?

One Young Woman On A Mission

So, I'd like to introduce you to a French pioneer humanitarian, peace-maker and founder of the Amanuddin Foundation by the name of Amandine Roche. I admire her dedication to improving the lives of the people in Afghanistan, how they perceive the world and their relationship with other countries.

Her Technique To Change The World

Through the use of meditation and yoga she feels the world can look like a different place. I encourage you to learn more about her.

Amandine's Background

Amandine has experience as a traveling world reporter, a recognized galleried photographer, and author of four books, plus three documentary films. Amandine learned photography in Himalaya with the World Press photographer Olivier Föllmi. Her work has been published in Paris Match, National Geographic, Terre Sauvage, Le Point, Le Monde, Femme, SIPA Press, and UN-EU.

AFP | "Real peace starts within, like the war starts within. We need to raise the level of consciousness, it's as simple as that," Amandine says from her home in Kabul.

The Sola Yoga Project in Afghanistan

The Sola Yoga Project

The Sola Yoga Project is an initiative with the purpose of bringing yoga and meditation to Afghanistan and its surrounding region. By using these ancient methods of peace and wellbeing, Afghanistan's population will be able to create a sustainable model of non-violence for future generations.

If they can implant concepts of non-violence, non-retribution, compassion, freedom for women and non-domination, then I feel this will be a step towards peace.

Do you have a meditative practice or exercise program?

Do you have some form of going within and getting in touch with the physical and the spirit?

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Yoga Makes You A Better Version Of Yourself - OM

The Story of Dani Abisaab | A New York architect working in a fast-paced world becomes sick. She searches for a solution and finds yoga. After 3 weeks, she recovers and the continued practice helps her cope, while living in a world of stress and chaos. What happens when a person has a passion? She began talking about her love of yoga and obviously everyone could see the change in her.

She ended up moving to Beirut and got in touch with her calling to teach yoga. She says that the consciousness shifts from "I" to "you" and as an architect, she found this helped to "deconstruct" her world. To rebuilt and eliminate false teachings.


Ask a friend to partner with you, go to a class, learn from YouTube videos, put on some music together. A meditation can be as easy as a prayer when waking, going to sleep or eating a meal.
Ask a friend to partner with you, go to a class, learn from YouTube videos, put on some music together. A meditation can be as easy as a prayer when waking, going to sleep or eating a meal.

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About the Author

Debby Bruck, CHOM founded Homeopathy World Community social network. Debby believes that homeopathy is the wave of the future that provides hope and healing to those who have tried every other approach. Follow Debby on Twitter.

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    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      6 years ago

      Hello Kerry - What a joy that you found this old Hubpages sitting dormant waiting for a reader. Blessings with your yoga practice. Slowly step-by-step. Debby

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      6 years ago

      Thank you so much for sharing. I love yoga, although I am only learning. I practice meditation regularly and find it so beneficial.



    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      6 years ago

      Yeah! Joan, thank you for placing a piece of gold on the scale and tipping in our favor. I'm glad you enjoyed this positive story about how we can heal the world with breath-work and non-violent actions. Blessings, Debby

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      Joan Kappes 

      6 years ago

      The scales are being tipped as we speak! Just as Martin Luther was able to "tip the scales" during his time because of the printing press, it is possible in our lifetime to tip the scales due to our printing press, the internet! What an exciting time to be alive!

    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      6 years ago

      Very happy to meet you, as well, Ruchira. I believe I followed Epi over to one of your hubs. Follow the leader. Blessings, Debby

    • Ruchira profile image


      6 years ago from United States

      Hi Debby,

      A Pleasure to meet someone who has the same thoughts...

      Yoga can do wonders to the mind and body. I see a good example in your hub. That country needs it along with lots of positive vibes esp when the US troops will be outta there.

      I am a practitioner of meditation, pranayam and reiki and find my inner strength via those channels esp.when things don't go "my" way.

      Thanks Debby for dropping by on my gave me an opportunity to know you and follow you..Cheers!

    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      6 years ago

      Why are you sorry Lady? We love long comments, it adds to the momentum of the conversation. We love to hear first hand experience and what you have learned by reading articles all over the net. We love to hear the opinion of others. Let's learn from each other. Blessings, Debby

    • Lady_E profile image


      6 years ago from London, UK

      Beautiful and Inspiring Hub. If at least half the world, could endeavour to bless and help others. (not necessarily with money) but practical help - the world would be such a wonderful place.

      I heard of a woman recently who fostered over 300 Kids in UK - Doreen Roberts. That is huge because she has given them all a good foundation in life, with good morals and wherever they are - as they grow, those good seeds in them will grow and impact others in a positive way. I hope....

      What if they were left on the streets? then they would turn into hardened criminals or waste their lives - allowing people to take advantage of them.

      Thanks for sharing the Solo Yoga Project too.

      So sorry my comment is long. It's a matter close to my heart. Best Wishes, Elena.

    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      6 years ago

      Dearest One, Soul Sister, I am laughing because I know that your cellphone entered my name a bit funny. Happens all the time when typing and the blackberry or iPhone simply has a mind of its own what it wants to write. I am in the process and formulating a reply to your sweet response. Blessings, Debby

    • Storytellersrus profile image


      6 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      Denny, I feel so energized by the connections opening up here! I was lost, but now am found comes to mind as an appropriate response! Karen, you are part of it all!

    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      6 years ago

      Hello Kaz ~ That lucid and thoughtful reply adds to our understanding of how this project can move forward. It's a grassroots project of the general populous who can implant these ideas of peace through compassion, understanding, finding spirit through gentle yoga movement, getting in touch with the body and soul, and meditation.

      The UK has many deep issues to deal with regarding censorship and the battle of opposing forces.

      Blessings, Debby

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      Karen Creftor 

      6 years ago from Kent, UK

      Interesting hub thank you Debby!

      I am the interested answerer :P I really enjoyed this Hub and Storytellersrus' question. It's a topic I'm getting quite deeply into since reading 'Half the Sky'

      I'm still learning about meditation and have struggled to find the right method for me but I'm getting there and think it can potentially make a difference worldwide.

      Grassroots projects have far better success than any government projects tbh and I do believe it will be 'the people' that bring about world peace not authorities.

      We (in the UK anyway) have one of the most censored media in the world ironically. There is also so much red tape and people (ie politicians) are SO scared of offending ANYONE that society has become unbalanced. I think this is why grassroots projects work so well. They are created by people who live in the situation, are not worried about losing votes and are genuinely doing what they do to make noticable differences to the world not for profit and popularity.

      Looking forward to reading more from you!

      ~Kaz x

    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      6 years ago

      Oki Doki. I didn't see that one. I posted the major link on my veterans and suicide blog. That's it for tonight. Please check your email junk or trash. Debs

    • Storytellersrus profile image


      6 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      I'm back home and I'm on it! Check out this site:

    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      6 years ago

      I'm not sure I understand the last request. You have linked the afghan hub via the link in your comment here.

    • Storytellersrus profile image


      6 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      And if you find my question on the subject could you link this for an interested answer person? I am not at my computer! The question was about alternative solutions for Afghanistan and I referenced this hub!

    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      6 years ago

      Super. You are now linked.

    • Storytellersrus profile image


      6 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      Debby, thanks for the kind words! I feel the same way and I am so enthused about your hubs and point of view. Here is the link- written by Lapse. He just referred me to your suicide hub, which is poignant.

    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      6 years ago

      Hello Story ~ Please tell me what hub so I can link back to it. You 'struggle' with hubs? They just flow like the river. It's as if I am simply talking to a friend about what is on my mind. I'm glad I touched one person's heart and aided them express self. This truly is a hopeful and joyful story of the power and effort of one woman against the world. Blessings, Debby

    • Storytellersrus profile image


      6 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      This hub is like an answer to prayer. It addresses exactly what I have been trying to say on another's hub about Afghanistan; a new solution not involving guns. Oh I so add my energy to this project and this approach! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am going to add this link on the hub where I have been struggling.

    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      6 years ago

      I truly appreciate these kind words, Frank. I did not read the book "Healing Hands" but i do know a lot about Hands on Healing and I love Indie music if that's any connection. Mostly I like that this was a "relaxing" read. Blessings, Debby

    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      Debby.. this hub reminded me of a book I read back in the early 90's Healing Hands.. it was an Indie book.. but it covered alot.. and the poem you started this hub off with relaxing.. how's that? LOL thank you for sharing

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      6 years ago

      Debby: What a dramatic, lyrical and philosophical poem to begin your article! Everything in the poem relates to the article, and vice versa. You do a really great job of emphasizing what meditation and yoga can do for peaceful, sustainable healing.

      Thank you for sharing, etc.,


    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      6 years ago

      Hello Dear Audrey ~ Thank you for your awesome vote. I do think that Amandine has enough energy for 100 people with the work she does globally. Let's tell everyone we know about her. Blessings, Debby

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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      I loved this hub! Yoga is a wonderful thing. Thank you!

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      6 years ago from here, there and everywhere

      Great hub! The time has come to act before it is too late. Thanks for your introduction to yoga and meditation. I have my own experiences with yoga, and I believe that it is one way to make our spaceship Earth more peaceful.


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