Children are little sparks of divinity. It is written in the Upanishads, Bhagwatam and all our scriptures that children have come into our circle due to some mystical past and karmic connection. They are souls on a great pilgrimage, on their way towards attainment of a divine destiny. Continue reading
There is a very old song called, “Playground in my mind. “It was written in 1972. I had just got married; I was 22 years old. It is a lovely song and remains a favorite of mine. Please listen to it. It is a song about simple joys and the pursuit of happiness. It is still relevant and many of us can enable others to visit the playground in their mind. Continue reading
Look around you, even on the darkest day, there will be some beauty which you have missed. Many of us walk about with blinkers, we neither feel the joy nor the poverty. Have you looked in a puddle and seen the rainbow. Below I am putting some pictures for you to see, my dear ones. Continue reading
When children are brought into the world they need nurturing. We find that this is the most important aspect of raising children. A child is like the rose in ‘The Little Prince’. “It is the time that you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important”, said the little prince, so that he would be sure to remember. Continue reading
The meaning of millennium is a period of great happiness or human perfection. So a millennium father is one who raises children free from fear. I have only taken fear as being free from fear is our oldest prayer as mentioned in the Vedas. Being fearless is the greatest gift our father can gift us. Continue reading
There was a terrible storm and winds blew at 102 kilometers an hour. We have not experienced anything like this before. Solar panels were flying, trees fell and roads were blocked because of the flying trees. We live in a very leafy neighborhood and to see the destruction was terrible. Luckily not many people got hurt but cars were damaged as trees fell on them and flying tin sheets were everywhere in the shanties. The tin sheets are used as roofs by the shops and the poor. Continue reading
As I wrote earlier that I run an NGO called TORCH, and we work with children of pavement dwellers. Our children are very young between the ages of 3 – 8. We encourage them to come to the project by themselves. Since we are very close to the street, they can come comfortably. Normally they have siblings also so no child actually comes alone. Sometimes the mothers drop them, but that is infrequent. Living on the pavement one has to keep an eye on the possessions, and there is always a minder there. Continue reading
Dr. Nalini talks about her work with different groups for children and which techniques worked best for them. Nalini worked in schools, with deaf-and-dumb children, with run-away-children, with children of drug addicts. She explains how Yoga can help. Nalini is living in Delhi. This recording was done in Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany.
How can Yoga help children? Dr. Nalini talks about her work with different groups of children. She explains, which techniques work best for them, according to her experience. Nalini worked in different schools, with deaf-and-dumb children, run-away-children, children of drug addicts. She explains how Yoga can help. Nalini is teaching, working and living in Delhi. This recording was done in Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany, where Nalini is giving seminars and teachers Courses regularly.
Mothers and fathers sometimes wonder, how to find time to practice Yoga while raising children. And how do you lead your children to spiritual life? In the Yoga Podcast Nalini and Narayani speak about their experience about practicing and teaching Yoga while they were raising a child/two children. They give advice how to educate children in a spiritual way. Narayani and Nalini are two women Yoga Masters teaching in Europe, India and America. This podcast is part of an interview by Sukadev in Yoga Vidya Ashram German during a Satsang.