Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga: The Eight Limbs Of Yoga Explained

Patanjali describes yoga as having 8 limbs, namely, yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana and samadhi. According to Patanjali, yoga is an eight-fold path, following which, one can lead a purposeful life. The 8 limbs when seen serially, pave the way from one’s outer self to his/her inner...

The Inspiring Life Story & Biography of Sister BK Shivani

Shivani Verma, popularly known as BK Shivani, is a motivational speaker and spiritual mentor. She is the representative of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization. Here is a look at her life story. Biography of BK Shivani Shivani Verma was born on May 31, 1972 in Pune, in the...

Adiyogi Rudraksha Diksha by Isha Foundation: 13 FAQs, Benefits and Guidelines

Rudraksha Diksha is an effective means to gain the blessings of Lord Shiva. You can register online for Adiyogi Rudraksha Diksha through Isha Foundation’s website. Upon form submission, you’ll receive a complete Rudraksha Diksha package using which you can add an element of spirituality into your lives and also...

The Power of Surya Kriya: From Struggle to Strength – Payal Gangwani

I’m Payal Gangwani, a 28-year-old physiotherapist originally from Junagadh, Gujarat. My academic journey led me to Vadodara for my studies. So, there I was, minding my own business, when I stumbled upon Sadhguru. Little did I know, a chance encounter with Sadhguru and the teachings of Isha would completely...

Significance of Ekadashi Fasting: FAQs and Benefits

According to Sadhguru, every 14 days, there is a day when the body can easily go without food, or that fasting will cause the least discomfort on that day. Sadhguru also says that eating forcibly on those days is bad for health. As people did not know much about...

Lahiri Mahasaya Spiritual Quotes

Lahiri Mahasaya was born on September 30, 1828 in Ghurni, Bengal, India. He came from a Brahmin family, and even as a child, he showed signs of being deeply spiritual, he was often seen sitting in yogic postures. When he turned 33, Lahiri Mahasaya met his guru Babaji, near...

Practical Tips to Maintain a Healthy Sleep-Wake Cycle

Today, stuck in our super-busy routines, most of us are not being able to align ourselves with nature. Sleeping early at a specific time at night and waking up early morning at a certain time daily, is one of the most effective ways to keep ourselves efficient and healthy....

Frequently Asked Questions About Rudraksha (2024)

What is a Rudraksha? They are dried seeds of a tree that grows in certain places in South East Asia. Its botanical name is Elaeocarpus Ganitrus. Rudraksha has a strong link with Lord Shiva. The word literally translates to tears of Shiva, where Rudra means Shiva and Aksha means...

Rudraksha Types & Benefits of Wearing Rudraksha

Rudraksha is one of those items that have a very unique type of reverberation. – Sadhguru Rudraksha is linked with Shiva (the beads are believed to be Shiva’s tears), and are commonly used as it helps in prayer & meditation. A Rudraksha mala (Rudraksha beads strung together into a...

Mastering the Art of Reading Bhagavad Gita: Practical Tips and Rules

Bhagavad Gita is a Hindu scripture composed as a dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna, in which Lord Krishna explains the philosophy of life. This sacred text dwells upon ethical and moral dilemmas, spiritual topics and several other aspects of living, and thus serves as a guide to leading...

Benefits of Chanting Sanskrit Mantras

When Sanskrit is taught, it has to be learnt by rote. The sound is important, not the meaning. – Sadhguru Sanskrit is an ancient language of India and the base language from which several words from many other languages have been derived. Sanskrit serves as the language of Hindu...

19 Symbols of Lord Shiva: Meaning and Significance

One of the principal deities of Hinduism, among the trinity of Hindu Gods, the God of Destruction, God of Time, Lord of Yogis, the Supreme Being. Epitomizing the vast void that holds everything, he is all-encompassing and the universal soul. Lord Shiva! The Symbolism of Lord Shiva’s Adornments Lord...

Gayatri Mantra in English: Meaning, Benefits and Rules of Chanting

Om Bhur Bhuvah Swaha, Tat Savitur Varenyam, Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi, Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayat These are the sacred words of the Gayatri Mantra, one of the most powerful mantras which is popularly chanted by Hindus across the globe. It is a mantra from the Rigveda, and also called the...

Gaur Gopal Das: Biography and Life Journey

Live, love, laugh, lead and leave. That’s life.  – Gaur Gopal Das A monk, life coach, motivational speaker and storyteller, Gaur Gopal Das has changed many lives through his inspiring talks and spiritual insights. He has millions of followers on social media and is often invited as a speaker...

21 Positive Affirmations by BK Shivani for Daily Happiness

A motivation speaker and spiritual mentor, and receiver of the prestigious Nari Shakti Award of 2019, Shivani Verma, known as BK Shivani represents the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization. She has authored a number of self-help books and her wise words are sure to help anyone seeking practical advice...

Beginner’s Guide to Breathwork and Its Benefits

Deep breathing changes the chemistry of the body by bringing oxygen into the tissue. – Wim Hof What is Breathwork? Breathwork refers to breathing practices in which you exercise control over your breathing in a way that impacts your mental, emotional and physical well-being. While practicing breathwork, you consciously...

12 Captivating Mount Kailash Quotes By Sadhguru

Kailash is a phenomenon like no other; its mysticism, its magic, its beauty, above all, in its magnitude, there is no comparison to this sacred being. I call Kailash a ‘being’ as it is more present than you and me. With these words of Sadhguru, let the following reflections...

64 Happiness Quotes By Sadhguru to Infuse Joy into Your Life

Amidst the chaos of life, find solace in the beauty of small moments, the warmth of human connections, and the simple joy of being alive. Happiness is not confined to any specific circumstance; it’s a choice we make every day, transcending the challenges that come our way. These happiness...

Kalaripayattu: India’s Ancient Martial Art, the Oldest on Earth

Kalari is about becoming a weapon without violence. – Sadhguru Originating in the Indian state of Kerala in the 11th-12th century, Kalaripayattu (also called Kalari) is India’s ancient martial art. The word Kalaripayattu is a combination of kalari which means battlefield/training ground and payattu which means training of martial...

Navigating Life’s Roller Coaster with Inner Engineering – Sirisha Bodapati

Namaskaram! I am Sirisha Bodapati from Bangalore. January 12, 2019, marked the initiation of my journey with Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya in Bangalore. Since then, I have been serving as a calling volunteer for Inner Engineering in the Bangalore region. Pre-program Struggles Prior to my Inner Engineering experience, I found...

Significance of Shodashopachara Guru Pooja

Pooja, derived from the root word ‘puj’ meaning worship and honor, is a practice designed to establish a connection with one’s true self. It’s more than just a way to express love, gratitude and devotion to a chosen form of the Divine, whether it’s a deity or a person...

Stress Relief 101: A Beginner’s Guide to 5 Breathwork Techniques

Breathwork can be defined as a breathing practice in which you exercise conscious control over your breathing, and it is said to have a positive effect on your physical and mental well-being. The concept of breathwork means removing stress and toxins from the body when breathing out and nourishing...

25+ Fascinating Mount Kailash Mysteries & Facts

Standing at an elevation of 6,638 m, Mount Kailash lies in the Kailash range of Transhimalaya in the western region of the Tibetan plateau. Popularly known as the abode of Lord Shiva, carrying great spiritual importance and considered as the world’s most sacred mountain, Kailash is shrouded in mystery....

How to Set Up a Relaxing Meditation Space at Home

Meditation helps reduce your stress and helps you attain a sense of calm. To be able to practice mindful meditation, you are required to remove distractions and be in a soothing environment, where focusing the mind is easier, and for this, you require a designated space that is conducive...

113 Quotes on Yoga, Meditation & Spirituality by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Gurudev consistently talks about the importance of human values and understanding that we’re all connected globally. He supports harmony among different faiths and believes that educating about different cultures can prevent fanaticism. These efforts are vital for his goal of creating lasting peace. Going beyond differences in race, nationality,...

140 Best Quotes by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Love, Happiness and Life

Founder of The Art of Living, a non-profit organization, Gurudev offers programs globally, empowering individuals to eliminate stress and enhance well-being. In 1982, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar embarked on a 10-day silence, emerging as an enlightened master. From that moment, his life’s purpose crystallized — to guide others in...

15 Remarkable Benefits of Reading Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita is an important Hindu scripture that consists of 700 verses. It comprises chapters 23 to 40 of book 6 of Mahabharata known as Bhishma Parva. According to Hindu mythology, Bhagavad Gita was written by Lord Ganesha as dictated to him by sage Veda Vyasa. It dwells on...

14 Fascinating Facts About Ayodhya Ram Mandir You Probably Don’t Know Yet

Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is an architectural spectacle with great religious and cultural importance. It has been created with the intent to take Lord Rama’s life and mission to the masses, and is sure to boost the tourism industry and economy of India. The temple successfully attempts to narrate...

11+ Little-Known Miraculous Health Benefits of Betel Leaf

Betel (botanical name: piper betle) is a flowering plant species that belongs to the family Piperaceae which is native to South East Asia. It is an evergreen vine with shiny, heart-shaped leaves. Since thousands of years, betel leaves have been used as a wrapper for areca nut and in...