349 – Our dormant potential

How do we awaken our potential? One of the major tools is Yoga, which unfolds our different levels of awareness, which are buried deep in our unconscious. Each one of us is blessed with it. We have to learn to awaken it and harness it. It then turns into prana and from there into power and vidya (knowledge). Continue reading

301 – Nurture and care

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

180 – Theft

When Lord Krishna was a baby, he loved butter. He could not stay away from the lovely white butter churned daily from the cows’ milk. Butter was made every day in the homes of the milk maids. And after finishing their tasks, they would go on to do their other chores. When they returned from the cowsheds, they found their butter pots empty. It was a shock for them as butter was used for making ghee and cooking. Continue reading

155 – How we should prepare our mind

We must learn and understand the practice of Karma Yoga and Bhakti Yoga. What is Karma Yoga? The word karma is used freely and frankly and all our misfortunes are blamed on our bad Karma. Karma is the real desires created in the mind. When we wish to possess, it is karma. Karma is a movement that takes place within the mind, body or emotions. Continue reading

067 – Why the emphasis on the Ajna Chakra

“In Yoga there is a lot of emphasis on Ajna Chakra. It has been seen that when one is absolutely relaxed in deep sleep, then one practices Shambhavi mudra, where both pupils are concentrated in the mid-eyebrow centre.

When a healthy child is sleeping, first of all the breath becomes sonorous, it becomes ujjayi pranayama. Secondly, when one lifts the eyelids, one will find that both pupils are centralized in the mid-eyebrow centre.

These two symptoms indicate absolute relaxation.”

Swami Satyanananda Saraswati. Continue reading