Start Learning Yoga after festivities

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The festivals across world give us an excuse to eat to the hilt. The festivals are the times, when most disciplined among us allow some slack (At present, North India is recuperating from Diwali freedom with plenty of sweetmeat and snacking.)

That's why, the time immediately after the festivities is the best time to learn new well being sciences. Yoga is one of them. 


Yoga education training session with yoga & Ayurveda students

Saturday, October 25, 2014

After the Depwali festival I had an early morning  yoga and philosophy session with overseas yoga and Ayurveda students. It was lovely to share eastern yoga wisdom with western yoga and Ayurveda students. What made the sessions even richer was the fact that these yoga enthusiasts are vising Rishikesh for the first time . 

I hope their first experience with Yoga is filled joy and good memories. I hope they keep coming to the land of Yogis and yoga scholars. In fact, the word Rishikesh itself means "The Hair of an Ascetic or wise man living as a hermit". There's still much the World can learn about yoga and Ayurveda and share their Indian  experience of  yoga and Ayurveda with their community back home.

Thank you for visiting India and your interest in yoga and Ayurveda.

Wisdom of Yoga unites us  and liberates our soles


Padmasana -a seating pose most suitable for (antar yatra) inner journery.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Final goal of yoga is to attain inner peace.Padmasana(lotus pose) is one of the meditative pose suitable for those yoga practitioner seeking inner joy.It is not  so easy pose specially  if some one have limited range of motion at pelvic area  & knee . But with regular practiceof some joint opening yogic exercises  and strong  determination one can master over it.This asana brings stability at physical level as well as mental level. As we all know , lotus flower grow in muddy water but never get effected by muddy water, in this way this  asana educating  us to remain indifference in this material world. and continue our search for inner peace.


Cow is the Vehicle of Salvation in Hinduism | It's Believed So!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Cow is the vehicle to attain Salvation in Hinduism. The meaning of Salvation, as understood by me is the Soul finally getting rid off the eternal Cycle of Birth and Death; and finally merging with the Supreme Soul. In Ancient Hindu texts it's explained as Crossing the Vaitarani (the mythical river, crossing which a person is free from the cycle of Birth and Death). Since Moksha is one of the goals of a devout Hindu, hence cow has a special status in Hinduism.

Is this a Fact ? Obviously, it's not. But it can seen as one of the eternal desire of mankind to reach the Supreme Soul.

There are many rituals in Hinduism which involve a Cow. The one where a person wants to cross the mythical river Vaitarani with the help of a cow, involves the person walking in the ritual, with the tail of the cow in his hand.

I've a cow in my home as well. We lovingly call it Radha. Radha means Prosperous. And it is also believed that a House with a Cow is Prosperous . In contentment, resources, materialism and spirituality.


Permanent Fixture at my Yoga Centre, Tapovan, Rishikesh -- Namaskar !

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Namaskar -- a traditional Indian greeting or gesture of respect, made by bringing the palms together before the face or chest and bowing, has become a global greeting now. More than Hinduism, it's the Buddhism which can be credited for its proliferation.

The great virtue of Namaskar, if done in the proper way (with a sense of surrender accompanied by humble bowing down), is that it's a total surrender of one's ego while greeting the person in front of you. If the greeting is reciprocated the same way, then it's the ultimate experience. But, even if it doesn't, still it's a greet exercise for internal cleansing. In Indian rural traditions, it's often said that namaskar is not for the person in front of you, it's actually for the Supreme Power which created us and which regulates us.

A Wisdom, often shared by Sadguru Jaggi,

whenever someone asked him the Meaning of Namaskar or Namaste. According to Sadguru, the moment you bow down with your palms together before your chest or face, you surrender the human desire to judge the person in front of you. The moment you give away any desire to judge the person, you greet him for his/her soul, which is always divine.

That's why, namaskar is a permanent Fixture at my Yoga Centre, Tapovan, Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh .

Yoga Teacher Rajendra Pandey with Student Saying Namaskar to You

Yoga Teacher Rajendra Pandey with Students Saying Namaskar to You

Yoga Teacher Rajendra Pandey and Student friend Saying Namaskar to Each Other

Yoga Teacher Rajendra Pandey with Student Saying Namaskar to You Again


A Sure Result of Yoga -- Serenity of Mind...

Monday, August 4, 2014

The poet and grammarian Bhartrihari in about the 7th century A.D, pays tribute to Patanjali and the efficacy of Yoga through this line of a shloka (verse): 

Yogena cittasya padena vacam
Translation : Through Yoga, serenity of mind
When people start practicing Yoga , they have different expectations with it. Although, Yoga is a holistic science affecting Mind and Body, positively; but still one sure consequence of Yoga is Peace of Mind. And this consequence doesn't take much time to manifest itself. Within the first week of of your Yoga practice, you will feel serenity of Mind. A peace of mind which helps you see yourself and the World in a different Light.



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