There are many significant auspicious dates and holidays to begin now and it may be confusing to some new to Authentic Indian Yoga and others may just enjoy the festivities without wondering about the underlying scientific realities. Thanks again to the Isha Blog for posting a short video by Sadhguru that explains a little about the Equinox and our relationship to the possibilities. “Allow yourself to shed the Ego and delve deep into your Limitless-ness! Thanks to my Friend Alka Mukerji (a wonderful and talented Banarsi artist living in New York) for letting me share one of her watercolors with you. Guru Ranjan from Isha Foundation shares: “September 23rd is Mahalaya Amavasya, also known as Pitru Paksha. This is a day to make an offering to honor all the previous generations of people who have contributed to our life. Without them, firstly, we would not exist here; secondly, without their contribution we would not have all the things that we have today. So, this is a day when we express our gratitude to all of them. Mahalaya Amavasya also marks the beginning of Devi’s time. The earth is acting out her role as a woman. The quarter from the Amavasya to the beginning of Uttarayana in December is known as Devi Pada. On this day, if you have a Yantra, Gudi or photos, you can do sadhana and puja….” [My friend Uma made sure I received this from Isha/Guru Ranjan to share with all the aspiring Yoginis and Yogis, thanks Uma! and today marks the Birthday of good friend Uday Arya who embodies the energy of this season so wonderfully]
Next will come Navarathri (nine nights celebrations) and Diwali thereafter OM. Just click the link under Alka’s watercolor (in the center to watch the short video). Namaskaram.