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Donate for gaushala in Bihar

Dhyan Foundation is raising funds for expanding the capacity of our gaushala in Darbhanga, Bihar.
It is presently home to over 100 stray cattle rescued by AWBI officers from illegal slaughterhouses.



We require funds for-

Shed constructionFencingMedicine and veterinary doctorElectricityFodder

Your contribution will help save stray cattle from -

Painful death from feeding on toxic wastes and plasticsSurviving on sewer waterHarsh winter chillInhumane treatment by butchersClean the city Solve traffic problems created by stray cattle on roads

This contribution is exempted by income tax department under section- 80G

Bank details -

Account Details for transfer of funds (For Indian Nationals/NRI/People with Indian Passport):

Dhyan Foundation: Savings Account #00921000102439
IFSC Code: HDFC0000092
HDFC Bank, GK 1, New Delhi

Account Details for transfer of funds (For People with Non-Indian Passports):

Dhyan Foundation: Savings Account #00921170000063
IFSC Code: HDFC0000092
HDFC Bank, GK 1, New De…

Simple ways to protect yourself from smog

While environmental solutions may not happen quickly, here are a few asanas suggested by Yogi Ashwini to help you through.


Delhi went breathless recently with increased pollution levels. Blame it on fireworks, automobiles or industries, the smog can take a toll on your body especially the lungs, opening gates for a plethora of ailments. Here’re 3 techniques from Sanatan Kriya to keep your lungs strong, and your system humming and free from toxins.
Nadi Shodhnam Pranayama
It is a fairly simple breathing exercise that can be done anytime, anywhere.
Sit in vajra asana (sitting on the heels with legs folded). You can do it even while sitting straight on a chair.Place the middle finger of the right hand at the center of the eyebrows. The thumb rests on the right nose while the ring finger is used to control the left. The left-hand rests on the thigh.Keeping your eyes shut, inhale from the right nostril, and exhale from the left.Next, inhale from the left nostril and exhale from the right. T…

Mystic Mantra: Laws of creation same for everyone

Lord Vishnu, the energy responsible for running creation, ensures that one is amply warned and reminded of his/her karma at various stages.
Creation, and life, as a part of creation, is governed by karmas. Karmas decide what you are and where you are headed. Life runs in a spiral, the physical life is a downward moving spiral and spiritual life is an upward spiral. Physical life pertains to the gratification of five senses — a life of selfishness. Such a life paves way to entry to lower dimensions and lower levels of existence and more painful births. Spiritual life starts when one can feel the pain of others and works to reduce that pain — a move towards selflessness.
Under the influence of maya, the glue that binds us to the physical, one forgets the path of karma and is driven into the whirlpool of destruction by living for just self.


Lord Vishnu, the energy responsible for running creation, ensures that one is amply warned and reminded of his/her karma at various stages. For this,…

Yog is a beautiful journey, but you are the one who needs to make it

Yog begins at the feet of the guru. Guru carves out a path and to get that experience, you need to walk it. Roaming around the guru, showering him/her with compliments or trying to impress him/her with your power, looks or wealth is redundant. For if the guru has the state of these things (physical creation), how will he/she take you beyond? And if he/she has traversed the journey of yog, then to reach him/her, you have to walk that path. Only then will you have the darshan of his/her swaroop.


Whether your vehicle is a broken Fiat or a Phantom or a jet-plane (the vehicle here indicates your body), if you keep admiring it in the mirror, you will stay where you are. The mirror does not traverse, nor will the body. Even a broken Fiat can reach, if it walks the path of guru. Otherwise, you can keep polishing the car, change its upholstery and tyres, put various kinds of fuel, nothing will happen. One day the car (body) will fade away, as will the mirror. Slowly the car will lose the abil…

How can Yoga help improve digestion?

For optimum functioning of salivary glands, a simple remedy is to chew every morsel 14 times
Hectic schedules and a fast-paced lifestyle hamper normal body functions. As a result, whatever one eats rots inside the stomach leading to the generation of toxins or 'ama'. This ama interferes with the secretion of digestive juices, scarcity of digestive juices hampers expulsion of wastes from the body. What you get are bad digestion and diseases that come along with it. 


Early symptoms of digestive problems include eruptions on body, arms or face, whiteness at the center of finger nails and even patches on face or body.
As per yog, human being has not one but four stomachs, namely, the mouth, bladder called stomach, the small and large intestines. An imbalance in any four leads to problems of digestion. In the mouth, saliva is secreted to break down food molecules. For optimum functioning of salivary glands, a simple remedy is to chew every morsel 14 times, this turns the food into …

How Yoga can help remove cervical problems (Part II)

Cervical is a symptom of congestion in the Gandhari Nadi
In the previous article, we had introduced the Gandhari Nadi, its role in balancing the body and how cervical is a symptom of congestion in the Gandhari. We also learnt certain pranayams for regularising the flow of prana in the Gandhari. In this article, we will discuss the asans to stimulate the Gandhari and correct problems of cervical.
Rajju Akarshan Asan: Rajju means rope. If you go to an Akhadaa you’ll see pehelvans practising by climbing a rope using their hands. Just imagine a big rope hanging in front of you. Hold it with both hands as if you were about to climb it. Begin to move your hands as if climbing the rope by alternately gripping the imaginary rope near your forehead and bringing your hand down straight and letting go. Exhale forcefully when you bring one hand down as if pulling on the rope. Maintain awareness of the lower back region because when you are climbing a rope, that region should be strong enough.

Dhanu…

Yogic Practices for a Beautiful, Healthy Life: The Beginning

Yog is a perfect and precise science practiced by the vedic seers for thousands of years and given to us in its pristine form, through the ancient practice of Guru-shishya parampara. The rules of yog stay the same even today despite the lifestyles of individuals undergoing a sea change.


Yog is not about rapid breathing exercises, or tying yourself in knots, it is a beautiful journey of the self.  The benefits of yog have been experienced by the practitioner when they have taken up the practice in its entirety. Just as a patient would benefit from the Doctor’s prescription if and only if the patient takes the medication in its entirety, similarly yog has to be seen as a divine prescription, which cannot be altered as per individual’s comfort for acceptance. Further to reap the benefits of these practices you have to practice them regularly because you cannot cure yourself of the disease just by reading the prescription, you need to take the medicine as well.
Yog simply put is union in…

Sculpting your Body with Asans

In this series, we have been discussing asans for giving the desired shape to the body. I would like to warn the reader that yog is not about twisting and turning your body or breathing abnormally, it does not tie you to any particular religion, ritual, lifestyle or diet. Yog sets you free and this can definitely not be given by one who is himself tied in the bondage of maya and charges a fee/favours from you.


Hence any Yogic practice needs to be done under the Guidance of a Guru and there is no monetary or material exchange between the Guru and the Shishya. Asans when performed correctly activate the higher centers of the brain as a result of which a practitioner can change their physical form as per their desire. One attains complete control over the five senses and the physical body. Many such demonstrations have been given by practitioners at Dhyan Ashram and are documented and validated by the medical fraternity.
Note: While performing asans ensure that you are wearing comfortabl…

Activating Your Chakras for a Healthy You – ​​Manipoorak Chakra

Asans are not exercises. They are the gradual process of evolution in the body effectuated under sanidhya of a Guru. They are to be performed gently and with internal awareness. A mantra is codified form of energy in the form of sound and must be channelized by the siddha of the mantra for expanding consciousness. It is through consciousness and heightened awareness achieved through asans and mantras that the body becomes healthy. When the body is healthy, one gets an experience of the subtler world and is in bliss all the time.


In this series, we have been discussing the asans and beej mantras for the various chakras and how one can activate them and strengthen the corresponding body parts. Last time we discussed the swadhishthan chakra that is present two inches above the mooladhar. Now we move to the Manipoorak chakra. 
Manipoorak (Navel Chakra): Located at the point of navel, it controls at the physical level the small and large intestine, liver, spleen, and pancreas. It is largel…

Activating your chakras for a healthy you – Mooladhar Chakra

There is more to us than what meets the eye, the physical body is only an aspect of our existence which is directly controlled by the etheric layer, some called it the aura, vedic rishis called it the Pranamaya kosha. Chakra Beej kriya, the preliminary practices of which were introduced in the previous article taps into this layer by means of sounds and asans to stimulate the chakras.
There are six major chakras in the body, each responsible for specific functions, needs and desires. As we progress in the Chakra Beej asans, we move from the grosser to the subtler chakras, understanding and balancing them as we move along.


Having performed the basic joint rotations and spine asanas in the earlier articles , we move to the kriya for the Mooladhar chakra. Corresponding to the location of base of the spine, it is at this chakra that the phenomenal power of kundalini energy rests. Mooladhar is the base chakra for humans; it is the highest in animals. It controls the survival instinct. Rul…

Mystic Mantra: Aura and relationships

Energy follows thoughts, so if energies are conducive, there is no friction.
If two people start doing sanatan kriya together, the chances of conduciveness of auras go up manifold, and friction fades away and colours begin to match because thoughts would now be similar.


Aura makes the human being. The reflection of that is you. An interesting aspect of aura is the concept of relationships. Why two people are together most of the times? Why do they share such good vibrations? Or, why people are averse to each other? The answers lie in the aura. Aura tells the traits of a person and also his lifespan. The aura of a human being consists of some basic colours like lighter shades of red, green, orange and violet. Very few among us have stronger colours like golden, white, light violets and electric violets.
When two people meet, the connection starts with eyes — when they look at each other, but manifests at the level of surya chakra, the emotional centre situated at the centre of the rib cag…

How to improve digestion through yoga

Yoga was documented at least 5000 years ago. We document something at its culmination, not inception, so which means this science was tried and tested for many millennia before that by our ancestors…and till date the concepts and techniques are unchallenged by modern science.Through various practices detailed in Sanatan Kriya, we are trying to access this eternal force and power…which is, and has been.
Lie down and relax the body. See that there is no disharmony in any joint or muscle. Invoke the energy of the Guru and Lord Ganesh.


Inhale as you slowly raise your legs above the ground. Bend your knees bringing thighs perpendicular to the ground and calves parallel to ground. Simultaneously, place your palms under your head and raise your head above the ground. Hold the pose for some time. Exhale as you slowly get back to the initial position.  Repeat seven times. After completion of the pose check your pulse, it should not shoot up.
Inhale and keep hands off the ground in a comfortable p…

Former Miss India, Nikita Anand, shares her beauty and fitness secrets

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How Yoga can help bring desired changes in body?

Yogi Ashwini tells Yog taps into the power of consciousness, which simply put, is the ability to manifest thoughts and desires.
Yog taps into the power of consciousness, which simply put, is the ability to manifest thoughts and desires. Yogis and rishis have been known to possess radiant, glowing and youthful bodies until the very last, and they were able to do this because of the power of consciousness. In advanced stages of Sanatan Kriya, a practitioner is able to access this consciousness and so if he wants to shape his/her body, he can do so just by sitting with eyes closed.
For a beginner, however, certain asans are detailed to direct the consciousness towards body remodelling. While rapid exercises and weight training put tremendous pressure on the heart and joints, these asans work on the principle of consciousness and do not damage the body. A strong spine is a prerequisite for any practice of yog, therefore we recommend you learn and practice the kriyas and asans for spine stre…

Guru Poornima special: What should be the purpose of yoga?

Yoga is not about achieving more in the physical, it is the journey of leaving the physical and achieving sidhhis to go beyond.


There is pyramidal structure to Creation, your position in the pyramid is determined by your desire. Every being is born with a specific desire and matching to that desire finds a Guru. As one holds the hand of the Guru, he/she moves to that level of the pyramid and the desire manifests. The problem begins after, as then, usually the person gets caught in the desire and is unable to move further. So he/she slips and begins the downwards journey.
The problem of kalyug is that our desires are embedded into the physical, physical is what the majority understands, so even when one set on a search for Guru, he/she measures him on physical yardsticks – how big is his ashram, how many factories does he own, etc. Beyond that, one is unable to comprehend, missing out on the essence of what the Guru is. In present times one would give more respect to a Math’s teacher tha…

How can a human mind can perceive aura with higher senses

Have you ever wondered why two people look so different? Why is someone born in a rich family and the other in a poor? Or, why some people have an attraction that draws you towards them? If you have, then pause and be aware of the Sun.



All the planets revolve around the Sun, its magnetism holds them in their orbit. Something similar happens when you come across a person with magnetism. It is that attraction which the Sun has, a small fraction of it lies in that person.

In the physical world, this magnetism translates as the ‘aura’. Countless books have been written on the topic, many stories revolve around it and there was also a camera that claimed to capture it.

But what is the aura? Have you seen it?
Somebody else writing about it and you reading it cannot make the aura exist for you. For you to believe in the aura, it has to be your personal experience. Remember the Mahabharata at this time, Arjuna also wanted tangible proof and he wanted it from the lord himself. Only when the Lo…

Mystic Mantra: How to become a guru

The purpose of your life is experiencing the desire which brought you here.We take birth because of desire and for a lifetime we remain prisoners of this desire, forgetting the purpose of our life and taking the downward spiral by entangling ourselves in the various attractions of the physical world namely, relationships, career — the web of maya.  The purpose of your life is experiencing the desire which brought you here. And desire is unending, as it starts the cycle of karma until the soul decides that the purpose is over and it needs to go back home. You have to pay back for your every karma. While it’s fine to experience and enjoy the pleasures, it is also important to remember the purpose of your life and that for every pleasure you indulge in, there comes an associated pain. That maintains the balance in this creation. We are limited with our senses and the limitations of our mind cannot comprehend either our life’s purpose or the ways to achieve it; we just carry on with our l…

Guru Purnima

There is pyramidal structure to Creation, your position in the pyramid is determined by your desire. Every being is born with a specific desire and matching to that desire finds a Guru. As one holds the hand of the Guru, he/she moves to that level of the pyramid and the desire manifests. The problem begins after, as then, usually the person gets caught in the desire and is unable to move further. So he/she slips, and begins the downwards journey. The problem of kalyug is that our desires are embedded into the physical, physical is what the majority understands, so even when one sets on a search for Guru, he/she measures him on physical yardsticks – how big is his ashram, how many factories does he own, etc. Beyond that, one is unable to comprehend, missing out on the essence of what the Guru is. In present times one would give more respect to a Math’s teacher than a Guru, for the thought pattern is – ‘At least he will teach me something which I can use”. What the Guru has to offer, har…