CHAKRAS

CHAKRAS

HYP 2.5 When all nadis and cakras that are completely impure become purified, then the self-controlled Yogi retains (his) vital breath within — Translation by Manorama The urge to transcend self-conscious selfhood is a principal appetite of the soul — Aldous Huxley...
POLITICAL ACTIVISM AND SPIRITUAL ACTIVATION

POLITICAL ACTIVISM AND SPIRITUAL ACTIVATION

यद्यदाचरति श्रेष्ठस्तत्तदेवेतरो जन: | स यत्प्रमाणं कुरुते लोकस्तदनुवर्तते ||Oṁ yad yad ācarati śreṣṭhas tattad evetaro janaḥ sa yat pramāṇaṁ kurute lokas tad anuvartateA great person leads by example, setting standards that are followed by others all over the world....
VINYĀSA KRAMA: MOVING WITH NATURE

VINYĀSA KRAMA: MOVING WITH NATURE

ॐ सर्वमङ्गलमङ्गल्ये शिवे सर्वाथ साधिके । शरण्ये त्र्यम्भके गौरि नारायणि नमोऽस्तु ते ॥om sarva maṇgala-māṇgalye śive sarvātha-sādhike śaraṇye tryambake gauri nārāyaṇi namostu te We extend salutations to Narayani, who is the blessed mother among all that is good. O...
ŚĀSTRA: THE LIBRARY OF YOUR LIFE

ŚĀSTRA: THE LIBRARY OF YOUR LIFE

saha nāvavatu saha nau bhunakti saha vīryaṁ karavāvahai tejasvi nāvadhītam astu mā vidviṣāvahai oṁ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ Accept us both together. Protect us both together. May our knowledge and strength increase. May we not resent one another.   – Invocation from...
DHYĀNA: BE STILL. BE HERE NOW.

DHYĀNA: BE STILL. BE HERE NOW.

tatra pratyaya-eka-tānatā dhyānam When you focus your attention (psychic energy) on one object or when you fixate your mental suggestion on one idea and hold it there continuously without distraction, the result is meditation (dhyana).  PYS 3.2   Scientists...
NĀDA YOGA: UNION THROUGH SOUND

NĀDA YOGA: UNION THROUGH SOUND

anāhatasya śabdaṣya dhvanir-ya upalabhyate dhvaner-antargataṁ jṇeyaṁ jṅeyasya-antargataṁ manaḥ manas-tatra layaṁ yāti tad-viṣṇoḥ paramaṁ padam One hears the unstruck sound (anāhata śabda); the quintessence of that sound is the supreme object. On hearing that, the mind...