Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hinduism Today: "What is Hinduism" Video

Namaste, Hari Om,

Great video from Hinduism Today, click below.

Spiritual Book: "Autobiography of a Yogi" by Paramahansa Yogananda

Namaste, Hari Om,

I have been blessed to come in contact with this amazing book. To call it a book is an understatement, the meaning and emotions contained within the pages go beyond time and expand our very own ideas of this world. This spiritual treasure is a gift to the world, it shows the world that attaining the love of God (no matter what form you call God) is possible. I previously wrote about it in a prior post;, its a gift to the world from the spiritual masters who go beyond time and mortality.

The story is told through various phases of Paramahansa Yogananda's life, each step of the way you feel as if you are next to him witnessing every event. The profound and deep stories touch our lives in many ways. No matter what your background or expectations of life, this great treasure will indeed touch you.

There are numerous lessons to live by in this book, the teachings are simple and contain a sweet story to go along. Every page has a lesson to learn from and a story to smile at.

One of the key points I noted after reading this great work was that it reminded us that we are all special. Within us sits this super power that is waiting to come alive and help us navigate the pathway of life. The stories offer inspiration and insight into a spiritual world that is within our reach. Some of us think that the spiritual powers or strengths are only for very high spiritual people meditating everyday while sitting in a forest.  This book proves that even in our daily lives we can set ourselves free from the daily troubles by going within. The spiritual masters in this book held normal lives as well, they were not forest dwellers meditating for hours upon hours, they were part of the common folks but kept their vision and mind on a higher power.

The simplicity of the book helps us to understand who we are and that we are all truly one on this earth. The stories are touching and the reality of going to higher levels in our lives is painted beautifully. Please read this wonderful book, it will speak to you in so many ways, questions you have on your mind will be answered as you read page after page. The grace of God is upon us all, this great spiritual treasure serves as a beautiful reminder of that grace. There are truly no words to describe the meaning of this book, it is beyond words and feelings, it contains spiritual energy in itself as a booster to our daily path towards spirituality.

Autobiography of a Yogi is available at most bookstores, or may be ordered directly from Self-Realization Fellowship. ((Self-Realization Fellowship, Los Angeles, California.  All rights reserved).)

Jai Shri Krishna,


Yoga Asana: "Sarvangasana" (Shoulder Stand)

Namaste,Hari Om,

This will be one of the many Yoga postings,

This post focuses on the Sarvangasana, otherwise known as the Shoulder Stand. I have encountered many yoga instructors that have stated that this is one of the most important asanas (postures) in yoga.

Its benefits are numerous, the blood flow in the shoulder stand helps to clean out the organs of any old blood thus rejuvinating the organs and internals to become stronger.

Here is a step by step guide on how to do the Shoulder Stand;

here is a video on how to do this also;

Yoga is encouraged as it can help your daily living quality and most importantly your mental awareness and stability.

Some more benefits are outlined at the following link (and below):

Shoulder stand traditionally benefits:
  • allergies
  • asthma
  • stimulating the thyroid gland
  • calming the nervous system
  • increases circulation
  • supports the endocrine system
  • stimulates the kidneys
  • throat problems
  • can be good for headaches, but don't do it whilst you have one!
  • common colds
  • irritability, nervous problems
  • bowels
  • insomnia
  • energy levels
  • urinary problems
  • uterine displacement
  • menstrual problems
  • hernias
  • epilepsy
  • anemia
  • confidence
  • colitis
  • severe pains in the abdomen
  • intestinal ulcers
  • stomach ulcers
  • preventing varicose veins
  • strengthening the arms, shoulders and upper back
  • relaxing internal organs

Jai Shri Ram,