Thyroid, at the elemental level it is seen as an imbalance of the ether element that interferes with the functioning of udaan vayu. At the physical level, it manifests as hypo-thyroidism or hyper-thyroidism disturbing the body metabolic processes. Some of the symptoms include sudden change in weight, thinning of hair, sluggishness or nervousness, husky voice, skin changes, abnormal menstrual flow. Such a condition may be attributed to emotional turmoil or hyperactivity, which lead to congestion of prana at the solar plexus. This disrupts free flow of prana in the pranamaya kosha. Each of the chakras in the pranic body controls certain physical processes of the body. An imbalance at the pranic level thus manifests as a disease in the physical body. Thyroid indicates the malfunctioning of the Visshudhi Chakra. Sanatan Kriya, which is a wholesome practice to help the modern man cope with routine challenges of emotional and physical stress, includes certain techniques to stimulate the Vissh…
As early as the Treta Yug, asurs have tried to disrupt creation. Disruption of creation is inevitable. Mahapralay is a natural follow-through of creation and asurs have an important role to play in it. Without the asurs, mahapralay cannot happen, and a new beginning cannot be made.
Everything in creation is cyclical, nothing is linear. There is childbirth, death and rebirth. The sun rises and sets to rise again. A seed gives rise to a tree, which produces more seeds for more trees. Moon follows a cycle, as does water. The cyclical pattern is seen in human evolution, too. Lighter thoughts, thoughts for creation and selfless actions make one rise, and heavier thoughts, asuric disposition put one on the descending cycle.
There is a limit to how much you can rise or fall, and that depends on the influence asurs and devas have in your life. Ravan, for instance, ascended to be one of the greatest pandits of all times who extemporaneously created the Shiv Tandav Stotram, to perfect which ca…
Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, the world is a family, are not mere words. Our culture—by ‘our’, I mean the universal culture of the world—did not discriminate on the basis of religion, birth, caste, social status or geography. The distinction was made between the civilised and uncivilised; in Vedic parlance, between surs and asurs respectively. Those who helped creation and lived for others were termed as surs and those who lived for themselves and did nothing for creation were called asurs.
Consider this. Creation emerged from the thought of Brahma. Rishi Pulastya was born of Brahma, as was Rishi Marichi. Pulastya’s son Rishi Vishrava fathered Ravana. Marichi’s son Rishi Kashyap fathered Vivasvan (Sun God). From Vivasvan came Manu, the first human being of the 7th Manvantara, who gave birth to Ikshvaku from whom began the Ikshvaku dynasty, in whose line was born Lord Rama. Thus, Rama and Ravana were distant cousins. Rama annihilated Ravana because he trod on the path of adharma, guided by h…
Winters have set in and this is the time when most people suffer from respiratory problems.Here we detail the Vedic method of doing Jal Neti which helps in cleansing the nasal passage and blocking the entry of allergens into the respiratory passage.
A virus cannot be killed. However, by strengthening the immune system, it can be made nishkriya or ineffective and its spread be arrested by following the ancient techniques given by the Vedic Rishis. Here are three steps to follow, especially after returning from public places: 1. JAL NETI Nasal cleansing. Take 500ml bearably warm water in a neti pot, add ½ tsp black/rock salt and a pinch of turmeric. Stand evenly and bending slightly forward tilt the head at 45 degrees angle towards left. Insert the nozzle of the pot into the right nostril. While breathing from the mouth, tilt the pot so that the water runs into the right nostril and flows out from the left. Repeat on the other side. Breathe normally afterwards. Saline water is the best cl…
When Anurag, a software analyst with a leading IT firm,saw a Facebook post regarding an ox with a badly injured eye stranded on the Electronic City main road ,Bengaluru, for 10 days, he began calling NGOs for help but got no response from any.Anurag,an animal lover and an IT company employee, who engages in all kinds of humanitarian activities and spends his non-working hours helping people and animals on the streets, then chanced upon Dhyan Foundation and called them up and within a short time, their volunteers sprung into action and and helped rescue and treat the ox.
Dhyan Foundation is a spiritual and charitable organization which conducts free yoga classes all over the world, and engages in innumerable charitable activities like running free schools for the underprivileged, running vocational training centres, animal rescue, running animal shelters,feeding thousands of people and animals daily. The uniqueness of this Foundation lies in it being purely volunteer driven.The inspi…
In Gita, Krishna tells Arjuna: Krodhaat bhavati sammohah sammohaat smritivibhramah | smritibhramshaat buddhinaasho buddhinaashaat pranashyati ||2-63||
(From anger comes delusion, from delusion a lapse of memory, from lapse of memory there is destruction of buddhi, and from destruction of buddhi person is destroyed.)
Krishna in the battlefield of Kurukshetra, gives Arjuna the gyan of deta
chment (vairagya) from the fruits of war, to stay untouched from the attachments of anger, jealousy, resentment, grief etc., for the body is perishable, as it is one has to die… attachments only expedite self-destruction. Whenever you do anything with extra passion or attachment, it is equivalent to anger, because body reacts same way—the metabolic rate shoots up, resulting in faster pulse and rapid breathing. These are also the symptoms of a person who is dying.
Says Sanatan Kriya, that cell which is the basic unit of life, comes with a limited force. Every time the cell divides during metabolism, n…
"If you look outside the window of a plane, no matter where you are
in the world, you will find hundreds of buildings and skyscrapers as the plane
takes off. As it goes higher, the buildings and skyscrapers becomes smaller and
smaller, and slowly they turn into millions of lights which are actually homes.
So it is interesting that when you access deeper stages of yoga and start
experiencing past lives, you realise that the soul jumps from one life to the
other, from one building to another, from one country to the other and this
goes on and on in a cyclical manner. And every time the soul takes birth in a
new home, it assumes it to be the ultimate and embarks on a journey of physical
success, completely forgetting that this success is temporary. The body will
fade away and once again it will start in a new house, a new body. Every time
someone in the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital struggles for the last birth,
s/he makes a promise that s/he will do something higher or better i…
As early as the Treta Yug, asurs have tried to disrupt creation. Disruption of creation is inevitable. Mahapralay is a natural follow-through of creation and asurs have an important role to play in it. Without the asurs, mahapralay cannot happen, and a new beginning cannot be made. Everything in creation is cyclical, nothing is linear. There is childbirth, death and rebirth. The sun rises and sets to rise again. A seed gives rise to a tree, which produces more seeds for more trees. Moon follows a cycle, as does water. The cyclical pattern is seen in human evolution, too. Lighter thoughts, thoughts for creation and selfless actions make one rise, and heavier thoughts, asuric disposition put one on the descending cycle. There is a limit to how much you can rise or fall, and that depends on the influence asurs and devas have in your life. Ravan, for instance, ascended to be one of the greatest pandits of all times who extemporaneously created the S…
In India, cow has been revered and
protected by Hindus and Muslims alike through history. Sayyiduna Abd Allah ibn
Umar narrates the Messenger of Allah said: “It is necessary upon a Muslim to
listen to and obey the ruler, as long as one is not ordered to carry out a
sin.” (Sahih al-Bukhari, No. 2796) Babar instructed Humayun not to kill cows.
Fatwa-e-humayuni states, “Slaughter of cow is not a law in Islam.” There
existed mutual respect and admiration among both religions which was disrupted by colonial rulers. There is an urgent
need of togetherness among Hindus and Muslims by removing doubts about
religion. Let protection of cow be the common denominator as both religions
talk about it. Both agree its milk is nectar and its meat death, which is also
medically proven. High amounts of coagulants are found in cow meat that thicken
the blood hampering normal functioning and leading to cardiovascular diseases. Yogi Ashwini's article in#NewIndianExpress Cow Sacred
for All By Yogi
" #Ganesha is the swami of Riddhi and Siddhi. Riddhi is the force responsible for prosperity and abundance all material riches and luxury pertaining to the five senses.Siddhi refers to spiritual powers, including extra-sensory perception, clairvoyance, clairaudience, premonition and thought manifestation. Ganesha was born of the `dirt' of Adi Shakti, as she bathed, indicating that all the riddhi and siddhi in creation are nothing but a speck of dirt of the phenomenal force of the Mother. Ganesha is the deity closest to physical creation, the swami of ridhhi and siddhi, which are nothing but maya, unreality. They are temporary and so are bound to leave. Most people spend their lives chasing these, forgetting the temporary nature of these forces and oblivious to what lies beyond ... "