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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.
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
On the occasion of the Jewish New Year and the Hindu Ganesha Chautri and Hope for all of us humans to evolve in such a way that we can truly embrace one another as ONE…please do view this video, share it and discuss with others, thanks. OM
[do click the link below the artwork to view the video]
Please do click the link below the picture to read what Sadhguru writes about the Murti or idols. Many misunderstand the murti as pagan, anti-God and Tower of Babel practices. Sadhguru explains that when folks create a deity they are not disillusioned they are clear they as humans are making a vehicle to transform and uplift the human energetic experience as pure respect for Divinity. Humans cannot make a God, or gods, but can learn, use and practice methods to elevate our experiences to become aligned and reach our divine birthright. When we say we are All One, we are a part of the One the Divine. There are many forces at play in our existence that when we are unconscious or not aware of how to keep our energies charged and aligned we become separate and apart from our own divinity. Practicing hatha yoga, meditative kriyas, chanting, doing Japa, are a few examples of methods that help keep our systems aligned properly. Also, allowing ourselves to be in charged sacred spaces for contemplation and use as actual Charging Stations are powerful aids. As well, murti or idols that are significant to a person are vehicles that help lift and organize the energies, especially when rituals are practiced. The ritual is a way to re-orient the practitioner’s mental, emotional, Auric, and physical energies. Take the Devi as Saraswati ( who embodies woman as teacher, teacher of the arts: writing, music, scholarly studies) when one acknowledges Saraswati they align these aspects within themselves as worthwhile, powerful and a blueprint guide to elevate their own capacities. There is a direct connection to those who allow themselves time to observe these practices and realizing successes in their own sphere, we are what we think, we become what we meditate upon. These are some of the distinctions between Judeo-Christian worship and Indic practices, as Judeo-Christian keeps the follower separate and below in status to their notion of God. In the Indic faiths the practitioner knows they are a part of the Divine in this life as a divine dance. When one believes they are one with divinity the ability to aspire to success with equanimity is achievable. Feel free to leave your ideas here in the comments section and do share this post with others. Thank you Sadhguru and The Isha Foundation for explaining the tenets of Classical Yoga with us. Namaste to All!
Do take a peek at this one minute video and see some images of the Great Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi. With Gratitude to this Brave Yogi who was the First to bring Yoga to the West!
OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti OM
On the Eve of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving in the USA wishing all joyful celebrations with loved ones and friends. Just click the link below the picture to watch this upbeat and inspiring video that evokes Oneness and Gratitude. OM, Shanti, Shanti, Shanti OM.
Do check out this easy to read chart about some of the benefits documented from participants in the Isha Foundation Inner Engineering Program. Please do share, thanks, Namaste