Death and the aspiring yogi

The last few months haven’t been very kind to humanity in general. Death has reared its ugly face one too many times in the last quarter of 2020. The passing of certain people has affected us more than others for reasons we alone know. But ‘death’ isn’t something that we like focusing on, talking about,Continue reading “Death and the aspiring yogi”

Butterfly

Stories that i wrote in the late 90’s and early 2K when every young adult goes through a roller-coaster of emotions…. Butterfly! In its deepest shade of blue wings, with the powdery streaks of silver and black running the span of its wings, it sets off the artistry in every little fluttery creation of ourContinue reading “Butterfly”

Food and the yogic connection

Have you ever had days when you just couldn’t get out of bed? That feeling like you weight ten tons and do not want to move at all? I have felt like that for one third of my existence up to now. But it wasn’t until recently that began associating the feeling of lethargy andContinue reading “Food and the yogic connection”

A journey without a destination

“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” George A. Moore This is a story from my files. I had written this in 2004 but it holds good infinitely. Ever so often in my sober life, I had wondered what I have gained from beingContinue reading “A journey without a destination”

Asana- The seat

When the lock-down in India began on 25th March, good friend and fellow yogi, @zeus_gaurav suggested that we start a yoga challenge. I have been practicing yoga every day and so I didn’t think it was too much extra trouble and agreed. We posted three simple asanas for each day and tagged friends on WhatsAppContinue reading “Asana- The seat”

Atha Yoga Anushasanam- Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.1

For a lot of people, yoga is limited to the practice of ‘asana’. Twisting and bending into impossible knots excites everyone and it is often the ultimate goal. But yoga is not limited to and is certainly not defined only as the performance of complex postures. The vastness of what can be described as yogaContinue reading “Atha Yoga Anushasanam- Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.1”

Om and its significance in my Life

As children, we were always taught to begin any writing by drawing, at the top of the page, an Om symbol. All my letters and postal correspondence with family, (Yes, I am old enough to have written letters to family and friends), thus, began with an Omkara. It is not surprising, the, that my firstContinue reading “Om and its significance in my Life”