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Time keeps marching on and on….New Year brings the hopes for another 365….Can we master the Moment?

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Wishing All good health, and confidence to Stay on the Path with Practices that lead to Peace of Mind.  Hope that more  folks find values in skills which bring the ability to know how to still everything to fully experience the awesome silences and pregnant pauses available in each and every Moment.  Do open your Gift of  conscious breathing which reveals the beautiful Present of Being fully in the Moment. Do click the link below the image to read Sadhguru’s words about bringing in the New Year ahead.  Thanks Isha Foundation for posting these valuable teachings from Sadhguru. Namaste.

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Happy Holidays To All!!!! Grateful: A Love Song to the World | KarmaTube

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IMG_0720Grateful: A Love Song to the World | KarmaTube.

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.

Research « Inner Engineering.com

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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

▶ Shambhavi Mahamudra, A True Miracle – Sadhguru – YouTube

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Isha Foundation offers an online 7 part course “Inner Engineering.”  The Shambavi Mahamudra is the SuperKriya that one is initiated into after completing the online course.  This initiation program happens at the ashram in Tennessee, USA and India.  Do click the link here to listen to Sadhguru explain about the powers of Shambavi.  Then go to the Isha Foundation website and check out the links for Inner Engineering for more information.  This is a wonderful yogic tool to tune up your energetic powers and to bring an amazing ongoing wave of peace and much more.  Thanks for taking the time to visit this blog and thanks to Isha Foundation for sharing these classical hatha yogic tools with all of us….Namaste

Happy Diwali…..What’s the Significance of this Indian Festival?

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Asato Ma Sat Gamaya Tamaso Ma, Jyotir Gamaya Mrityor Ma, Amritam Gayama, Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti OM

We recite this invocation at every yoga sadhana: Take us from the unreal, to the real, take us from darkness to Light, Take us from death to immortality.  This is from the ancient Brihadaranyak Upanishad, 1.3.28….

This reference about darkness and light relates to ignorance and knowledge.  Ignorance, like darkness obscures true understanding.  The remedy for darkness is light, and the remedy for ignorance  is knowledge of one’s own true nature, our Divine Spirit.

The cultural significance is this festival is a way to enjoy and celebrate our Spiritual Birth, our Second Birth.  Diwali celebrations take place all over the whole subcontinent of India, from north to south, east to west, from different religions from Hindu, Sikh to Jain and Christian, including Muslim as it is an agrarian harvest celebration and the business of farming includes all who consume.  The festival spreads over five days, historically marked the end of the harvest season and beginning of the winter season.  Farmers give thanks for their bounty and wealth.  Lakshmi is the deity associated with wealth and is celebrated to bring continued good fortune for families.

Diwali, (spelled differently depending on the state and religious background) means lighting diyas (small clay vessels filled with oil and lit with cotton wicks).  These lights are arranged in huge arrays in beautiful patterns like the rangoli drawings (like the background pictures on this homepage.  The picture just above this text has tea light candles as any candle may be used and fire crackers are often lighted to celebrate the spark of our inner light.

The Yogic and Spiritual significance celebrates the realization of our own inner Light.  Honoring, Atman, the pure, infinite and eternal Divine Energy which can be awakened in all people.  This celebration of victory of good over evil signifies the victory of self-knowledge over ignorance, light over darkness.  The awareness that we are much more than our physical body, but an infinite, ever-present Spirit.  Every year people celebrate their birthday and Diwali celebrates their second birth…the Spiritual Awakening…our Inner Light…the true reality for All.

I read this as a post on Facebook…“Auditions are being held for you to be yourself…Apply within.”

May you choose to wake up and realize your Inner Light!  HAPPY DIWALI!!!!!!!!!

Hari OM Tat Sat OM

The seven chakras and their significance | The Isha Blog

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The seven chakras and their significance | The Isha Blog.

I guess it’s because of the Yoga media hype that so many have heard the word chakras.  This media has given a heightened mystical twist about the chakras and so many students, especially those new to the practice are so fast to ask about how they can know and experience their chakras.   These are the same students who do not regularly show up for classes, are easily distracted and make excuses, fall ill over and over again.  It is so amazing that the media can trick us into believing that we can “own” and master a phenomenon, which does not exist on the physical plane.  Why would someone think they can access such an advanced stage of awareness when they have not yet decided to engage themselves regularly on the physical plane?  To access experiences that grow cumulatively we must invest and dedicate ourselves on a regular basis.  Just like the steam from boiling water evaporates leaving cooler temperatures when the fire dies down, our energies lose their vibration in a similar way.   Only when we seek an authentic hatha yoga with the support and guidance of an experienced teacher will we be able to access the more subtle aspects of awareness.  But hey, with so many distractions that we can easily become engaged in and possibly addicted to…who needs awareness…especially at the cost of having to divide our time or worse divert our time away from our distractions.   Mediocrity is the norm nowadays and with it comes lower vitality until it ebbs away and morphs into illnesses from anxiety, nervous disorders, disease in various forms.  The easy solution for many becomes medication that may give acceptable results along with toxic buildup.  Why is it so hard to choose to make time to create ease, wellness and pleasantness for ourselves? Why is it so easy to ask the hard questions rather than sit and apply the easy practices that create Joy?  Witness the silly monkey brain, jumping all around, never staying still for long.  Witness the carrot and stick behavior we take part in: we can follow our job description in  a routine fashion for days, months, years because it brings the pay check and benefits.  In other areas of our lives we cannot easily follow regimes, why?  Bottom line….doing the Isha Kriya is easy….practicing hatha yoga is easy…..knowing your chakras is hard….but the only way to get there is to make a commitment to staying on the path with your daily practices.   Let’s start where it is easy and possible to gain mastery.  Maybe you may experience the powers from the chakras, maybe not, but you will surely know pleasantness if you stay with your practices.  When we choose to become conscious we choose reality and I choose to keep on the path with my practices.  I wish that you too may choose to stay on your path with your practices daily….OM

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Arianna Huffington: How To De-Stress With The GPS For The Soul Mobile App (VIDEO)

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IMG_0618Arianna Huffington: How To De-Stress With The GPS For The Soul Mobile App (VIDEO).

Here is a very nice App to have on hand when you need help calming down, need to take a break, bored with life, need motivation, find yourself lonely…..and you can add more scenario to this list….but instead of making a list, go to the App Store and download it!  It’s Free!  It can be customized and link to other of your favorite things like your own pictures and music. You may  share it with your friends or keep it private.  I give it all thumbs and toes up!  Thanks to the Isha Foundation USA for creating such a wonderful environment and World Peace Day Program.  I had an opportunity to see, hear, learn, think and reflect on new and old ideas that resonate with qualities that are necessary to cultivate for weaving Peace into every moment, and yes that is definitely possible and not utopian.  When at the App Store, look for GPS for the Soul.

The image is the QR to download this blog to your Kindle or Kindle app on any device, and there is a small one dollar a month fee.  Happy Apping! Please share……Namaste OM

Isha Inner Engineering Online

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Isha Inner Engineering Online.

Please do click the link above to learn more about experiencing Isha’s Inner Engineering program, available online at your pace and times.

Do share this with others on all your social media links, thanks for stopping by here, Namaste, OM.

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An Animated Guide to Understanding about our role in Stress Reduction….Reblogged…

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Thanks to Jacinta-Yoga for this fact filled video that is easy to understand and relate to.  It explains much that we already know but puts it into perspective in a concise way.  The animation shows us how helpful it is to review our relationship to the Tripe Cs: Commitment, Control and Change.  Good options are presented and this is a great video to hold in “Feel Better Toolbox.”  Perhaps a good thing to share with students….Best Wishes….Namaste.

An Animated Guide to Understanding about our role in Stress Reduction….Reblogged…

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Thanks to Jacinta-Yoga for this fact filled video that is easy to understand and relate to.  It explains much that we already know but puts it into perspective in a concise way.  The animation shows us how helpful it is to review our relationship to the Tripe Cs: Commitment, Control and Change.  Good options are presented and this is a great video to hold in “Feel Better Toolbox.”  Perhaps a good thing to share with students….Best Wishes….Namaste.

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Stress is related to 99% of all disease and sickness!!

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