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.
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
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
When my Guruji the Late Shri Radha Kant Jha was in residence at our Omlink Studio he shared his interpretation of Namaskar:
“... When we bow our heads we lower our ego, when we join our hands we limit our physical might, (any disagreement/violence) to another, and with the hand gesture placed at our hearts we let our heart energy guide us as we let our Divine Spirit Rise in union with All. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti OM.”
Do click the link below the picture to read Sadhguru’s explanation for Namaskar, a powerful mudra and more….please do share with all of your Yogini, Yogi friends, OM Namaskaram
Thanks to Student Yogini Ashley Sabino for sharing her favorite Blog for Smoothie Recipes, just click the link above to see the Site. It is a good idea especially for busy on the go folks like college students to quickly make a drink they can ingest and take along to drink later in the day. It takes a simple blender that is not so expensive along with shopping ahead to stock up with ingredients. Chain stores like Bed Bath & Beyond sell blenders at inexpensive prices (there is also a $5 coupon on the website). Some yard sales and Good will stores also sell blenders which can be cleaned with baking soda and boiling water a few times before safe home use. One can stock up on the paper cartons of almond milk, rice milk, hemp milk, soy milk, coconut water or milk, aloe vera, juice or other liquid choice for the base. Then make regular stops at your favorite green market for veggies and fruits. I keep basil , mint, tulsi, lemongrass and other herbs growing to add herb benefits. I use dates and agave for sweeteners. I add flax and chia seeds, these can be stored and last a while inexpensively thanks to shops like Trader Joes. For college students that make a collective they may share veggies and fruits so that they don’t spoil easily. The picture below shows a mason jar to hold the smoothie and that is a good idea for carrying along for later and inexpensive and come in different sizes, it is glass and not harmful plastic. Thanks for stopping by here and please do share with others….Here’s to your good health! Namaste
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
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
Do click the link above to read about the many benefits for Tulsi. I drink it as a tea almost every morning and when in India I just use the fresh leaves, almost everyone’s home has at least one plant, to brew my cup of tea. Organic India has now in the USA many flavored varieties available in stores, in tea bags. When using herbs remember its like cultivating a garden but within your tissues and cells so it has to be attended to daily to keep the benefits growing in and around the cells. Don’t ever expect to reap the benefits with a single application, it has to be an ongoing ritual. Tulsi is a herb and doesn’t have any caffeine or chemicals (unless pesticides were used on the plants). Thanks to Lalitji for posting this and to Green Yatra Blog for an excellent post!
Here’s to your good health! OM
In this YouTube Sadhguru plainly explains why it is so important to daily work on our inner peace. He says, “creating an inner space is very important because that energy is not subject to anything else.” He goes on to say that some people no matter how noble their work after some time of being fully engaged in that they begin to become miserable to greater or lesser degrees. So creating and nurturing, by daily practice of some Kriya such as Isha Kriya is the key to maintain ease and success with all other aspects of our involvement in this life. I like to use the imagery of tending to one’s own garden, planting, watering, feeding with nutrients, harvesting yields bounties of plants, flowers, vegetables, just like our inner realm. When we take the time to nurture we are rewarded, working on our inner sacred space allows us to move with ease and everything becomes possible. Sadhguru repeats, ” Establish who you are and then…Act…” Thank you for taking the time to read and watch this post, please do share with others especially those who may be workaholics, Namaste OM.
n.b. sadhana is sanskrit for practice…in Yoga we call our practice, Practice for conscious living.