Cultivate Happiness

Given the current health-scare scenario that the entire world is grappling with, all of us are going through a trying time. Not withstanding the people / social media spreading rumours / acting in an irresponsible manner, it is quite encouraging and comforting to see people and organizations trying to help others in their own way, … Continue reading Cultivate Happiness

Mindfulness to Mitigate Misery

Happy Weekend, Everybody! As I observe myself and people around me getting on with our lives, some things especially how we handle people / situations impact our well-being continue to baffle me. This blog post particularly focuses on one's own pain threshold and tolerance levels. If we can develop some habits / adopt some techniques … Continue reading Mindfulness to Mitigate Misery

Tools for Self-Transformation

In this blog, I am going to share a list of self-transformation tools that was given to me when I embarked on my Yogic journey by enrolling in M.Sc. Yoga Therapy program offered by S-VYASA, a deemed Yoga University, based in Bengaluru, India. Our M.Sc. batch had around 160 students! Given the fact that we … Continue reading Tools for Self-Transformation

Soul On A Journey

Yesterday, February 07, 2020, we received a shocking news on our S-VYASA MSc Yoga Therapy WhatsApp Group: One of our Gurus, Dr. H. K. Rajesh Sir who taught us Vedas, Upanishads, Patanjali Yoga Sutras, and Hatha Yoga Pradipika left his physical body to continue the journey on a higher plane. First reaction was obviously shock … Continue reading Soul On A Journey

Curb, Combat, & Cure Cancer

Today, February 04, 2020 is the World Cancer Day, which is observed to raise awareness about cancer and work to make it a global health priority. On this occasion, I wanted to dedicate an article to my respected Uncle Srinivasa who fought a brave battle with Cancer before succumbing to it and also to all … Continue reading Curb, Combat, & Cure Cancer

Our Cars are Healthier than Us!!

This is a rhetorical question I posed to the participants in one of my Yoga classes: 'Are your vehicles more precious than your body?' After a brief pause I continued, "When your car needs an oil change, do you skip that activity because you have no time?". "Of course not, why would anyone take that … Continue reading Our Cars are Healthier than Us!!

Raja Yoga – Part 3

Happy Friday, Folks... 🙂 In my previous blogs, I wrote about: Introduction to Raja Yoga The First Limb of Raja Yoga, Yamas (Restraints) Today, I am going to go over the Niyamas (Discipline). NIYAMA (DISCIPLINE) ‘Niyama’ literally represents ‘binding rules’ or ‘observances’ or ‘discipline’. These are all about self-regulation, helping us maintain a positive environment … Continue reading Raja Yoga – Part 3

Raja Yoga – Part 2

Welcome back to the series on Raja Yoga. Introduction to Raja Yoga was covered in my previous blog. This blog is on the first limb of Raja Yoga, the Yamas. Yama (Restraints) The first limb, Yama, refers to the restraints / vows / moral disciplines relating to ourselves and our interaction with the world around … Continue reading Raja Yoga – Part 2

Raja Yoga – Part 1

Introduction Raja Yoga is one of the four streams of Yoga. It is the path of the willpower. As we know, no action is possible without willpower. Raja means King. A king is considered to be the one who acts with independence, self-confidence and assurance. Since this particular stream / path of Yoga leads us … Continue reading Raja Yoga – Part 1