To find out an auspicious date (Shubh Muhurat), Hindus usually resort to Panchang. According to the Hindu calendar, Panchangam is a Sanskrit word in which 'Panch' means 'Five' and 'anga' means 'limb'. These five limbs refer to the five limbs of the calendar. Determining the right date and time according to the Hindu calendar can save us from many hassles and problems in life.
The Solar Plexus or manipura is the third of the seven primary chakras. Also popular by the name of 'city of jewel'. Lets explore this city, where it is located? How to open the lock of this manipura? How to remove blockages from the solar chakra and more.
It is believed that during Pitru Paksha, our ancestors comes on earth. From Pitraloka, a region between heaven and earth, they visit earth to meet their relatives and bless them. Tarpan, Shradh, and Pindadan are rituals in hinduism to appease the fathers in Pitru paksha. By doing this in Pitru Paksha, one gets freedom from Pitra Dosha too.
Swadhisthana or Sacral chakra is the second of chakra system. It is the creative chakra. Where it is located? What are the symptoms of blocked or imbalanced sacral chakra? How to balance the Swadhisthana chakra using various techniques? What is the beej mantra of chakra and more.
The fifth limb of ashtanga yoga, the eightfold path of yoga, is Pratyahara प्रत्याहार. Maharishi Patanjali has complied two sutras for pratyahara. The sutras are mentioned in the classical work on yoga, Patanjali Yoga Sutra. The first sutra defines the pratyahara and the second one talks about the fruit of practicing it.
Bhakti or devotion is the path of love. Any process out of these can lead to the ultimate. It is the path of joy, tears, emotions, feelings and surrendering. The urge of being one with beloved is the ultimate reward in itself. Indeed lucky ones are those who have this urge for Lord!
There is an intelligence that is the guiding force for the universe, the one that is the most powerful and ancient. The Soham mantra, which resonates “I am he/that”, indicates an association with that divine intelligence, the oneness of all.
Muladhara or root chakra is the base of chakra system. It is the foundation of being alive. Where it is located? What are the symptoms of blocked or imbalanced root chakra? How to balance the muladhara chakra using various techniques? What is the beej mantra of chakra and more.
'Mastysa (मत्स्य)' in sanskrit is Fish and 'asana (आसन)' is posture. This asana resembles the fish. Traditionally, it is done in padmasana. But variations are there for practitioners of different levels. In beginning it can be done with straight legs on the mat. It is a reclining back bend posture. So all the variations are designed focussing on this. Lets see how to perform the Fish Pose.
Why it is always advised to sit in meditative pose for meditation. We have seen many hindu Gods and goddess in meditative postures in pictures. Buddha, Master in jainism, hindu sages and many saints are our spiritual heritage who has always been seen in meditative poses. WHY?
The diet which lacks in nutrition will lead to various sorts of diseases like intestinal diseases, less immunity making one more prone to infections, lack of energy etc. A well balanced diet having nutrition in right measure will keep one in good physical and mental health. A diet with extra nutrition which may not be needed by the body will also give birth to many diseases, extra load to liver and intestines. So a nutritious balanced diet at right time in right amount is the right choice.
Generally, Parikrama 'परिक्रमा', Pradakshina 'प्रदक्षिणा' or Circumambulation around deities and temples is very much popular among many traditions and cultures. It is not just a ritual that one should follow blindly. It has scientific basis too. As we all know temples, shrines, trees, mountains, rivers, parents, guru, scriptures and more all are the source of knowledge, wisdom and love. Either penance or some great positive stories are associated with them. These stories tell us how they became the source of energies.
Dharana - The concentration. Maharishi patanjali has compiled the yoga sutra on Dharana as "Desha Bhandhashchittasya Dharana". Focussing the chattering mind is necessary whether it is day today life or spiritual life. No work can be accomplished without focus. So lets understand the sutra for better lifestyle.
Shat and karma are the two root words combined to make shatkarma, ‘shat’ means ‘six’ and ‘karma’ is ‘action or kriya’. These 6 actions (shatkriya) are Dhauti, Basti, Neti, Tratak, Nauli and Kapalbhati. Shakarma are the techniques for detoxification that should be performed whenever there is need to take out excessive vata, pitta, kapha and thus balance the doshas. And to take off all the impurities from the body.
The preserver of the universe, Lord Vishnu is the nurture and care taker. He maintains the dharma and unburdens the earth time to time by incarnations. Many Hindu texts like Ramayan, Gita, Puranas sings the glory of Lord Vishnu. His appearance has a significant place, the weapons, his four arms, the abode everything indicates to something special. Curious to Know....