Category Archives: meditation

(83) The content of your mind is not your choice. Sadhguru – YouTube

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Please do click the link to watch the video.  Thanks to Sadhguru and The Isha Foundation for sharing such valuable media for us. Namaskaram OM

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Watch ‘The Science Behind Yoga’

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take-what-you-need-editTake a journey into the Scientific research behind the benefits of Yoga in this free-to-watch UPLIFT film.

Please share this video, just click the link below to view about 23 minutes long, thanks, Namaste

Source: Watch ‘The Science Behind Yoga’

Namaskar – Yoga for All

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idy_logo_aboutNamaskar – Yoga for All.

June 21st, 2015, First International Day of Yoga will be this Sunday.  There are FREE yoga programs in many venues from Times Square, New York City, to the Washington Mall, Washington DC, France, India….do take a few minutes to view some of the wonderful videos the Isha Foundation and Sadhguru have created to share with us All! Just click the link below the image and please do share with friends and family, Namaste

Yoga: No Philosophies, Just Methods – The Isha Blog

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552128_146499362156644_1857450245_nYoga: No Philosophies, Just Methods – The Isha Blog.

Please click the link to view a short video with Sadhguru once again putting us straight on what is Yoga…..and how becoming humble to the reality of what we matter in this life, cosmos, etc.  We often invest a great amount of energy in developing a ego-powered fantasy about our significance and the truth of the matter is if we could just accept ourselves for what we truly are for this short span on earth, the truth can yield a better way of being.  Namaste OM

“The Spiritual Significance of the Equinox” – From – The Isha Blog

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IMG_07561477934_465678720208018_1137132598_nnamaskaram-3                                                                                                 The Spiritual Significance of the Equinox – The Isha Blog.

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.

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

Instructions for Isha Kriya – Thanks to The Isha Foundation

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meditation-flowerInstructions for Isha Kriya | Omlinkyoga.

“Your mind is not your own.  It is a complex amalgamation of all kinds of influences.  The more you are identified with it, the further away you are from your True Being…..”  Sadhguru

Please do click the link below the picture to see the chart of instructions to practice The Isha Kriya.  This practice combines pranayama, meditation, chanting and it is a cumulative practice that adds and builds benefits as one continues the practice.  Do check the archives to see the post with the video of Sadhguru explaining the benefits, as he gives true inspiration for one to embark upon the journey for Self-Realization.  Please feel free to share this with family, friends and especially foes!  Feel free to leave your comments here.  Here’s to the Best You!  Thank You Sadhguru and The Isha Volunteers!  Namaste OM

The Timeless Wisdom of Eknath Easwaran: Video

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EEsmilingVideo Clip: Dealing Calmly with Criticism 4 minutes : The Timeless Wisdom of Eknath Easwaran.

Thanks to The Blue Mountain Organization began by Eknath Easwaran for sharing this precious video.  Easwaran gave us many gifts: his teachings, his translations of the sacred Sanskrit text into English, and so much more.  He had made his Mahasamadhi years back now, but I still treasure and read his “The End of Sorrow/Volume I,” his translation and explanation of each verse of the Bhagavad Gita.  I recommend it to all serious students of hatha yoga and I try to read it at least once a year.  I have read many of his books and have always been rewarded deeply.