Monthly Archives: August 2014

“Kriya Yoga – A Powerful Way To Walk The Spiritual Path” Article by Sadhguru

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IMG_0289Kriya Yoga – A Powerful Way To Walk The Spiritual Path.

Please do click the link below the picture to read what Sadhguru explains about Kriya Yoga.   For those who practice The Isha Kriya this is an excellent read about the power that you are accumulating from the daily practice.  Thanks Sadhguru and to The Isha Foundation for sharing the wisdom of Classical Indian Hatha Yoga.

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Special Limited Time Offer on Inner Engineering Online

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Special Limited Time Offer on Inner Engineering Online meditation-flower

This is a great Offer for the Online Inner Engineering Program, along with a great package: Award Winning Book and a discount coupon for a friend or family member to take the course! Just click the link to review the offer. It’s like an early Christmas from The Isha Foundation! Best Wishes…OM

“Yoga in India vs. Yoga in America” by Yogini Arundhati Baitmangalkar

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yoga-in-india-yoga-in-americaYoga in India vs. Yoga in America.

Do click the link to read the article written by Yogini Arundhati Baitmangalkar, refreshing for those who embrace Classical Indian Hatha Yoga.  The cycles and waves will surely ease and the authentic will surface and be respected especially with Yoginis and Yogis sharing their experiences.  The Isha Foundation has a super comprehensive teacher program in India and many of us hope that it may be exported one day soon to our shores here.  On the occasion of Krishna’s birthday Jai Shri Krishna Janmashtami hai! Thanks to Arundhati Baitmangalkar. Namaskarm OM

▶ Sadhguru and Danny Hillis talk about the basis of suffering. – A Practical application for “I am not this body, I am not this mind…(basis of the Isha Kriya)

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378367_142581702548410_1515403467_n▶ Sadhguru and Danny Hillis talk about the basis of suffering. – YouTube.

Please do click the link to view the video discussion that gives us a real understanding of why practicing The Isha Kriya is so valuable to us….to begin the end of suffering….to differentiate ourselves from limitations set by our own selves, family, society, religion….to be free to grow in all directions positively and progressively with clarity and peace.  If you are not familiar with The Isha Kriya please do find links on the index on this blog or do see the links on the bottom of my website http://www.omlinkyoga.net

Thanks to Sadhguru and The Isha Foundation for providing us with so many amazing formats to support us in understanding why our daily practices are so valuable….please do share and thanks for taking the time to read Omlinkblog……Namaste

Why An Empty Stomach is Essential for Hata Yoga Practice

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take-what-you-need-editWhy An Empty Stomach is Essential for Hata Yoga Practice.

I recently read a remark from someone who was confused and thought I taught “Bikram” yoga.  I immediately responded by writing that Mr. Chatterjee’s American franchise is not at all what I practice and teach.  I am proud to teach authentic Indian hatha yoga.  But, then I realized I made an error and meant to write Mr. Choudhury.  I had thought of his cousin the famous musician Samir Chatterjee who is referred to by his beloved students and audiences as Pandit Chatterjee.  Then I thought how sad it is for teachers even with the financial status and name recognition of “Bikram” that his American students never give him praise and respect for the yoga he has them so “addicted” to.   I remember the one time meeting Mr. and Mrs Choudhury, it was with the Late Great Margo Jenni she was long time friends with them.  Mrs. Margo Jenni was a lovely beloved and cherished Yoga Teacher who was famous for many things in her long career and among them she taught the famous Delaney sisters from Westchester. (There was a wonderful Broadway play, “Having Our Say” after the award-winning book, in which she is referred to as their yoga  teacher. While reading the book and later watching the production I always wondered who their yoga teacher might be and was so surprised and grateful to one day later to meet Mrs. Jenni.  I remember being at Mrs. Jenni’s Memorial at the Ethical Society in White Plains listening to her students herald her legacy with their kind and loving words.)  I wonder if “Bikram” students ever spend anytime to learn about their founder, much less give praise, respect and honor to Mr. Choudhury.  I guess I shared all this to say that I think it equally important to honor our teachers and loved ones while they are alive in our midst and to commemorate them after they have passed on.  That is why I am proud and grateful to have come to know Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev and The Isha Foundation.  For all the hard work they do to share about the science of classical Indian hatha yoga.  There is so much confusion in the west where everyone thinks they are an expert because they have taken a few classes and/or done a few days of so-called training.  How one thinks they can master thousands of years of experiences, data left in Sanskrit, and from another time and place, leaves me scratching my head.  I would never be able to say that I have a handle of mastery even if I spent the rest of my life studying in India and travelling the entire sub-continent to all the sacred sites to share something of its contribution towards the thousands year old sciences of Yoga. There is not just one Yoga there are many, but not like franchised names in the west but different paths delineated long ago by Shri Patanjali in his treatise “Hatha Yoga Pradipika.”  Shri Patanjali begins his Treatise with…..”And now Yoga….”  As in you have tried so many different methods to find happiness and found no success and now are you ready for Yoga?  And so I say here….and now for the Truth from Sadhguru about the yogic sciences.  Please do click the link below the image to read Sadhguru’s article that is important for serious yoga practitioners to understand.  Please do share with your friends in Yoga…..and leave your comments, thanks for taking the time to review this post…..remember to pay homage and respect regularly to your beloved teachers as your gratitude will be deeply received by them…..OM