What is Yoga? (Sadhguru)

The word yoga means literally means "union" or "to merge". More than a set of physical postures or exercises, Sadhguru defines yoga as a science to determine the nature of who you are and what you want to be.  Sadhguru explains that yoga means to liberate yourself from that information which determines who you are right now. If you can distance yourself from this information, then you're moving into yoga.A great series on Yoga.  To learn more about Sadhguru and Isha Foundation, please go to I … [Read more...]

Meera and Krishna: All are women except He.

There is a beautiful story about a great woman mystic of India, Meera. She was really a mad devotee, a mad BHAKTA, in tremendous love and ecstasy with God. She was a queen, but she started dancing on the streets. The family disowned her. The family tried to poison her — the family itself — because it was a disgrace for the royal family.The husband was feeling embarrassed, very much embarrassed, and particularly so in those days. And the story belongs to one of the most traditional parts of thi … [Read more...]

What is Truth?

The very idea of "Truth" is so restricted and incompletely understood.  Truth, in real Spiritual sense, is existential in nature.In this video Sadhguru re-defines truth in existential terms, not in the words you speak but in the way you are. He explains how the essential nature of life is all-inclusive. This is the nature of truth and with absolute inclusiveness there can be no suffering.  … [Read more...]

How your body language shapes who you are

Just as one's mental state impacts the body postures, it is now being clearly pointed that even body postures can impact the body chemistry itself. But isn't that what Yoga says but in a more detailed and sophisticated manner? It not just looks at the posture but also how breathing is done and how every finger is moved and held (mudra). Because postures and body is far more sophisticated than just standing upright!Actually, yoga functions at the level of Energy Body and not Physical body so … [Read more...]

Why do Aghoris smoke Marijuana and eat Human Meat?

Many people have strange ideas about things that they don't know anything about.  Specifically those which are outside their definition of "normal".  But beyond the physicality, life does not manifest as we would like it to from our sanitized perspectives.  Aghoris are a contradiction for many.  They are Spiritual.  They eat human bodies found unidentified.  Smoke marijuana.  And live naked.Why?Here is an interesting answer. Read Quote of Ganesh M Raturi's answer to Hinduism: Why do Aghoris c … [Read more...]

Sadhguru speaks to Dr. Sanjeev K. Chaudhry, CEO of Religare on health

Sadhguru spoke with Dr. Sanjeev K. Chaudhry, CEO of Super Religare Laboratories (SRL), in a recent event in New Delhi.Sadhguru started off by speaking about his own experience with yoga and how to handle the health of the human system from within. Answering the next question he elaborates on how breath and posture affect our health. Sadhguru explains how to bring our system to ease, mentioning that most people don't really know what health is.  Related articles from External … [Read more...]

Truth is a Pathless Land, J. Krishnamurti

J. Krishnamurti was "discovered" by Theosophist, Annie Besant when she saw him on a beach in Chennai.  Theosophists believed that two World Teachers had come before - Buddha and Jesus.  The third was to arrive.  J. Krishnamurti was the third.  So they thought.  He was taken away from his parents and made to go through an education in Oxford.  There he didn't do remarkably well in studies.  In fact, it is said, he failed most subjects.  However, he had a razor sharp intellect in another dimensi … [Read more...]

Scientific Studies and Health Benefits of Yoga

Yoga has many benefits to health.  Many scientific studies have been done in these areas.  Here is a good infographic showing the benefits (along with the links from where the information has been taken).  You can click on the infographic for a larger view.Image courtesy: Alison Hinks Yoga  Related articles from External SourcesYoga Babies What Do You Think of Facial Yoga? Yoga Buzz: Yoga Sequences Can't Be Copyrighted Slow down the yoga way..try Yin Yoga! Your First Time... Tr … [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X