Month: July 2011

Dharana in Yoga Practice

Dharana in yoga practice means ‘to hold the mind at one point’. In Sanskrit, the word dharana is derived from the root dhri, which means ‘foundation’ or ‘base’ so, that object or concept upon which the mind is firmly based; is dharana. In the yogic tradition, dharana belongs to the internal stages of raja yoga […]

Guru Paduka Stotram – by Adi Shankaracharya

Guru Paduka Stotram – Adi Shankaracharya On You Tube Anantha samsara samudhra thara naukayithabhyam guru bhakthithabhyam, Vairagya samrajyadha poojanabhyam, namo nama sri guru padukhabyam. Kavithva varahsini sagarabhyam, dourbhagya davambudha malikabhyam, Dhoorikrutha namra vipathithabhyam, namo nama sri guru padukhabyam. Natha yayo sripatitam samiyu kadachidapyashu daridra varya, Mookascha vachaspathitham hi thabhyam, namo nama sri guru padukhabyam. Naleeka […]

Guru Poornima

Friday is Guru Poornima – For all the Yogis, Guru Poornima is the most important day. On this day Shiva, the Adi Yogi or the “first” yogi, became the Adi Guru.  He decided to impart his methods to the Saptarishis – The Seven Celestial Sages. Well, it took 84 years of hard-core sadhana by Saptarishis […]