Hari Om, Namaskar, Hello,
I started and manage two non-for-profit organisations, ShantiDwara Yoga Ecology and Wellness Centre in Australia and Himalaya Shuddha Yoga Centre in Indian Himalayas.
Feel free to join the website and share your Yogic inspiration for the good of all.
I am weaving the tapestry of life lightly dancing around the essential code of conduct of Sage Patanjali aiming at cultivating the positive attitude - Yama, attitude towards others and Niyama, internal discipline. Helps to define boundaries, nourishes the soil of relationships and allows the garden of the soul to be cultivated so that good seeds have a chance to sprout.
In Yoga there are 40 Yamas and fifty Niyamas out of which Sage Patanjali has selected just 5 respectively:
Ahimsa - eradicating violent nature of thought and behavior.
Satya - cultivating truthfulness.
Asteya - overcoming the desire to gain.
Aparigraha - overcoming the desire to accumulate.
Brahmacharya - establishing one's nature in higher identity.
Shaucha - purity.
Santosha - contentment.
Tapas - effort to transform one's life.
Swadhyaya - self-awareness, self-study.
Ishwara Pranidhana - faith in the higher power.
My other interests includes:
Apara Bhakti (Karma Kanda, Upasana Kanda), Para Bhakti (Jnana Kanda).
Mantra, chants, prayers.
Bhakti literature, sutras.
Music, Kirtan, Bhajans.
Rituals/worship, Yagna, Puja.
Atmashuddhi, Akarta Bhava, Naishkarma Siddhi.
Sincerity, purity - purification.
Mumuksha - urge to know essence.
Vairagya - loss of interest in petty trivialities.
Willingness to drop dogmas.
Unwillingness to accept without 1st hand experience.
Independence in thought and action.
Head + Heart + Hands.
Four Purusharthas: Artha, Dharma, Kama, Moksha.
Four Ashramas: Brahmacharya, Grihastha, Vanaprastha, Sannyasa.
Sadhana/Yogic lifestyle: diet, Mouna/silence, regularity, seclusion.
Guru - disciple, initiation/Diksha, Sannyasa, Ashram lifestyle.
Auspicious periods: Hindu solar and lunar calendar.
Spiritual places and institutions, Yatra/pilgrimage.
Hatha Yoga: Shatkarma, Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha.
Raja Yoga of Patanjali: Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi.
Meditation and relaxation techniques.
Tantra. Kriya Yoga: Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana.
Shubheksha, Vicharana, Tanumansa, Sattwapatti, Asamsakti, Padartha Abhavana, Turyaga.
Sruti/scriptures/original texts/Vedas, Upanishads, Sutras, Agamas/commentaries.
Sanskrit and ancient languages.
Lineages, teachers, saints, rishis/sages.
Hari Om Tat Sat,
Sadhvi Matarishvan Gurupriya