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The secret behind Bruce Lee’s lightening speed

Transcript: He kept his fist just three inches away from the journalist's body and hoo! The man went and fell in the pool. Because you're using the Manipuraka, hoo. The man will just fly. Bruce Lee, heard of him? He was not a yogi, okay? He gave a demo. So a journalist came and asked him, he was still not yet so famous in Hollywood, he had just come to Hollywood and talks were going on because he gave some demonstrations...

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... and he was almost super-human. So talks were going on, a journalist came to interview him. And he asked him, "Okay people are talking about all this, give me a demonstration about your power." So Bruce Lee made him stand here, he was at a swimming pool. The swimming pool was nine feet away. He was standing here, the swimming pool edge is nine feet away. He said, "You just stand here," and he kept his fist just three inches away from the journalist's body and hoo! The man went and fell in the pool. A 185 pound man went and fell in the pool with a three inch punch. Just that's all. No like this, just. That's all. Because you're using the Manipuraka, hoo! The man will just fly. Manipuraka could be mobile but that's not a good thing to do. Some of the people, who are into certain type of martial arts, are making their Manipuraka mobile to demonstrate certain things. That is not good at all. Once you learn to move your Manipuraka in a certain way, that too to do demos and stuff, such a person will not live long. So I'm not saying this only with this relation, because anyway he's dead, that's easy to say. Not in that context. Innocently they have shown these things in some of the things. There are yogis who move their Manipuraka and do things. Such people never physically move. They sit in the same place. Once your maintenance center is moved around, you don't move your physical body, you sit in the same place always. I think in some of these martial arts movies, innocently, not knowing what it is, they have shown this. Some old people are sitting, somebody falls down but they're always sitting. Have you seen this?

Transcript: He kept his fist just three inches away from the journalist's body and hoo! The man went and fell in...

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... the pool. Because you're using the Manipuraka, hoo. The man will just fly. Bruce Lee, heard of him? He was not a yogi, okay? He gave a demo. So a journalist came and asked him, he was still not yet so famous in Hollywood, he had just come to Hollywood and talks were going on because he gave some demonstrations and he was almost super-human. So talks were going on, a journalist came to interview him. And he asked him, "Okay people are talking about all this, give me a demonstration about your power." So Bruce Lee made him stand here, he was at a swimming pool. The swimming pool was nine feet away. He was standing here, the swimming pool edge is nine feet away. He said, "You just stand here," and he kept his fist just three inches away from the journalist's body and hoo! The man went and fell in the pool. A 185 pound man went and fell in the pool with a three inch punch. Just that's all. No like this, just. That's all. Because you're using the Manipuraka, hoo! The man will just fly. Manipuraka could be mobile but that's not a good thing to do. Some of the people, who are into certain type of martial arts, are making their Manipuraka mobile to demonstrate certain things. That is not good at all. Once you learn to move your Manipuraka in a certain way, that too to do demos and stuff, such a person will not live long. So I'm not saying this only with this relation, because anyway he's dead, that's easy to say. Not in that context. Innocently they have shown these things in some of the things. There are yogis who move their Manipuraka and do things. Such people never physically move. They sit in the same place. Once your maintenance center is moved around, you don't move your physical body, you sit in the same place always. I think in some of these martial arts movies, innocently, not knowing what it is, they have shown this. Some old people are sitting, somebody falls down but they're always sitting. Have you seen this?

September 30, 2020

3:30

Your body is just soil – Treat soil with reverence for good health

Transcript: Everytime I hear this, particularly when I'm in United States, I still can't come to terms with it. People calling earth as dirt. Dirt is trash, isn't it? Yes or no? Even in America dirt is trash. No? Something that you don't want. But soil, here we call it thaimanna, mother earth. And, when I hear this word dirt, I've heard it a thousand times. But still, something cringes in me. Once you make the...

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... source of your life a commodtiy, your father, mother, children, wife, husband, become commodities, is not far away. It's a natural consequence. You don't have to do it, anyway it'll happen. If you make the raw material dirt, the product is bound to be dirt, isn't it? The most foolish thing that we have done in the name of science is, we have reduced everything in the universe into a commodity. In this culture, we don't see anything as a commodity. We see everything as ingredients of life. So this is why, food comes, water comes, air, the sky, the sun, the moon, a stone, a tree, anything. Because it's not something that you can use and throw. You cannot use and throw anything in this existence. It passes through you. It is you for a certain period of time. After that it becomes something else. You're only a relay runner, you're not the runner on the planet. Everything goes through you. The air that you're breathing right now, the very body that you carry right now, it has been millions of bodies in the past. It has been an insect, an animal, a snake, a cow, a monkey, a human being. I'm not talking about evolutionary process, I'm talking about the soil going through every form of life. So this is not a commodity. This is older than you, wiser than you, far more intelligent than you, far more capable than you, a far bigger process than you are as a person.

Transcript: Everytime I hear this, particularly when I'm in United States, I still can't come to terms with it. People...

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... calling earth as dirt. Dirt is trash, isn't it? Yes or no? Even in America dirt is trash. No? Something that you don't want. But soil, here we call it thaimanna, mother earth. And, when I hear this word dirt, I've heard it a thousand times. But still, something cringes in me. Once you make the source of your life a commodtiy, your father, mother, children, wife, husband, become commodities, is not far away. It's a natural consequence. You don't have to do it, anyway it'll happen. If you make the raw material dirt, the product is bound to be dirt, isn't it? The most foolish thing that we have done in the name of science is, we have reduced everything in the universe into a commodity. In this culture, we don't see anything as a commodity. We see everything as ingredients of life. So this is why, food comes, water comes, air, the sky, the sun, the moon, a stone, a tree, anything. Because it's not something that you can use and throw. You cannot use and throw anything in this existence. It passes through you. It is you for a certain period of time. After that it becomes something else. You're only a relay runner, you're not the runner on the planet. Everything goes through you. The air that you're breathing right now, the very body that you carry right now, it has been millions of bodies in the past. It has been an insect, an animal, a snake, a cow, a monkey, a human being. I'm not talking about evolutionary process, I'm talking about the soil going through every form of life. So this is not a commodity. This is older than you, wiser than you, far more intelligent than you, far more capable than you, a far bigger process than you are as a person.

September 23, 2020

3:07

The best way to consume honey

Transcript: If you cook honey, it'll become poisonous. Honey should not be cooked. I know people are baking it, cooking it in cakes and other things. It's not a good thing to do. Certain part of the honey turns poisonous if you cook it. You should put it in warm water, not in boiling hot water. If you put it in hot water, it sets off a certain kind of enzymes, behave in a certain way in the honey, that it tends...

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... to take away weight from the body. If you put it in cold water, it behaves in a different way. And, accordingly, it adds weight to the body. It is not that a few spoons of honey that you're taking is putting weight to your body. It is just that it sets off a certain reaction in your system that your absorption rate is such that you tend to gain weight. So, honey, it has different types of impacts on the system. If it's consumed raw, it has one kind of impact. If it's consumed in cold water, it has another kind of impact. If it is consumed in warm water, it's a different kind of impact. We want to consume it in warm water, here, because we want the system to open up. If you want to integrate the system just for health. Somebody is feeling, what, anaemic. Anemia means, on one level, the blood has lost its iron. That means you lost your steel. Okay? You lost the strength in the body, you'll feel exhausted. Simply exhausted for nothing. Because once the necessary iron is not there, your ability to carry oxygen through the body is less. That means, your body, your heart, your brain, everything will be on a lower level of function because you don't have enough oxygen. So, to take care of this, one of the simple things is, you consume a little bit of honey in warm water on a daily basis. And, you will see, slowly the RBC content will go up. If there's more oxygen in the blood, suddenly you feel a burst of energy. Suddenly, everything is active. The rejuvenation system in the body is going up. The dead cells are being replaced quickly. The level of inertia that you feel in the body is much lower. The level of intertia that you feel in your mind is much lower. So consuming honey will bring a certain balance to the circulatory system. Which is very, very essential for a yoga practitioner, because you're pushing the body in certain ways. So keeping the blood chemistry in a certain balance, keeping the blood pure, will definitely happen with a regular consumption of honey. And it's very necessary for someone who practices yoga.

Transcript: If you cook honey, it'll become poisonous. Honey should not be cooked. I know people are baking it, cooking...

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... it in cakes and other things. It's not a good thing to do. Certain part of the honey turns poisonous if you cook it. You should put it in warm water, not in boiling hot water. If you put it in hot water, it sets off a certain kind of enzymes, behave in a certain way in the honey, that it tends to take away weight from the body. If you put it in cold water, it behaves in a different way. And, accordingly, it adds weight to the body. It is not that a few spoons of honey that you're taking is putting weight to your body. It is just that it sets off a certain reaction in your system that your absorption rate is such that you tend to gain weight. So, honey, it has different types of impacts on the system. If it's consumed raw, it has one kind of impact. If it's consumed in cold water, it has another kind of impact. If it is consumed in warm water, it's a different kind of impact. We want to consume it in warm water, here, because we want the system to open up. If you want to integrate the system just for health. Somebody is feeling, what, anaemic. Anemia means, on one level, the blood has lost its iron. That means you lost your steel. Okay? You lost the strength in the body, you'll feel exhausted. Simply exhausted for nothing. Because once the necessary iron is not there, your ability to carry oxygen through the body is less. That means, your body, your heart, your brain, everything will be on a lower level of function because you don't have enough oxygen. So, to take care of this, one of the simple things is, you consume a little bit of honey in warm water on a daily basis. And, you will see, slowly the RBC content will go up. If there's more oxygen in the blood, suddenly you feel a burst of energy. Suddenly, everything is active. The rejuvenation system in the body is going up. The dead cells are being replaced quickly. The level of inertia that you feel in the body is much lower. The level of intertia that you feel in your mind is much lower. So consuming honey will bring a certain balance to the circulatory system. Which is very, very essential for a yoga practitioner, because you're pushing the body in certain ways. So keeping the blood chemistry in a certain balance, keeping the blood pure, will definitely happen with a regular consumption of honey. And it's very necessary for someone who practices yoga.

September 19, 2020

3:30

Honey – The ‘Superfood’ for energy

Transcript: In Karnataka there are certain tribes called Jenakurubas. Jenakurubas means they're honey shepherds. Sometime ago I had the opportunity to live with them for a short while. There diet is like this. First thing in the morning, one bamboo glass, you know, bamboo's shoots sliced off like this. He takes about 3/4th of a litre. 3/4th of a litre of honey in the morning, that's all the diet. You drink 3/4th...

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... of a litre of honey in the morning and then you're out in the forest. In a day easily you walk 30-40 kilometers. And you climb a minimum of 50 trees. Then get off. Up and down, up and down the trees. And till evening, there is nothing else. As you harvest honey, whatever comes on your hand you lick that. So in a day almost more than a litre, litre and a half honey you're taking in. When you come back in the evening, there is some cereal. Usually it's called jowla, that's jowar or, you know, it's like maize. Maize or ragi or something like this. Their main staple diet is honey. And you drink this 3/4th of a litre of honey, and whole day you're so active. But there is no hunger, you're just fired up like that. They live on this. They're called honey shepherds. Their diet is honey. Honey is one of the best things that you can consume. Psychological stability, physical well-being, vitality. All these things can be greatly enhanced simply consuming daily honey. Honey is the only substance found on the planet whose chemical composition is very close to that of human blood. We change a few things, it's almost like blood. Daily consumption of honey can do a lot for your health. Especially people who have excess mucus problems. It's very good for your heart, it's good for your brains, it keeps your mind alert, and it's highly energetic. So daily consumption of honey can do a lot. Especially if you have growing children, they must consume honey on a daily basis. It'll do a lot for the development of their intelligence and everything. Even the ashgourd. Ashgourd and honey together will make a wonderful diet for children in terms of enhancing their intellectual capabilities.

Transcript: In Karnataka there are certain tribes called Jenakurubas. Jenakurubas means they're honey shepherds....

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... Sometime ago I had the opportunity to live with them for a short while. There diet is like this. First thing in the morning, one bamboo glass, you know, bamboo's shoots sliced off like this. He takes about 3/4th of a litre. 3/4th of a litre of honey in the morning, that's all the diet. You drink 3/4th of a litre of honey in the morning and then you're out in the forest. In a day easily you walk 30-40 kilometers. And you climb a minimum of 50 trees. Then get off. Up and down, up and down the trees. And till evening, there is nothing else. As you harvest honey, whatever comes on your hand you lick that. So in a day almost more than a litre, litre and a half honey you're taking in. When you come back in the evening, there is some cereal. Usually it's called jowla, that's jowar or, you know, it's like maize. Maize or ragi or something like this. Their main staple diet is honey. And you drink this 3/4th of a litre of honey, and whole day you're so active. But there is no hunger, you're just fired up like that. They live on this. They're called honey shepherds. Their diet is honey. Honey is one of the best things that you can consume. Psychological stability, physical well-being, vitality. All these things can be greatly enhanced simply consuming daily honey. Honey is the only substance found on the planet whose chemical composition is very close to that of human blood. We change a few things, it's almost like blood. Daily consumption of honey can do a lot for your health. Especially people who have excess mucus problems. It's very good for your heart, it's good for your brains, it keeps your mind alert, and it's highly energetic. So daily consumption of honey can do a lot. Especially if you have growing children, they must consume honey on a daily basis. It'll do a lot for the development of their intelligence and everything. Even the ashgourd. Ashgourd and honey together will make a wonderful diet for children in terms of enhancing their intellectual capabilities.

September 18, 2020

2:58

How to lose weight?

Transcript: A very stable and effervescent physiological condition is very, very important to have a certain level of psychological freedom. Otherwise, every little thing you do, you have to think. Once you think, inevitably you're confused about every damn thing that you do. This is, this is kind of a compensatory activity. That, you know, you will see this in the cinema theatres and everything. If you have nothing...

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... to do. Never before, in the history of humanity, was food simply available like this all the time. It's a wrong thing. That everywhere you walk, there is food. It should not be. In the world today, 30% of the population is malnourished. And around the same percentage of people are obese. Overweight. See you can fix it. The world's problems of malnourishment, you can fix it. So, these practices there in the Isha Yoga Center, whenever calls comes up. Isha Vidya, you know, educating rural children, raising funds for it became a problem. Then, many people in the Yoga Center took this up, on Wednesday evenings, I won't have dinner and let that money go to the children. I think you must find 7 causes like this. I can give you 7. Monday for Rally for Rivers. Tuesday for Cauvery Calling. Wednesday for Isha Vidya. Thursday is called Guruvaar, this is for your Sadhguru. Friday for Devi, because that's her day. Saturday, you have your dinner, I'm reducing one day. Sunday, for Dhyanalinga. Like this, you find 7, or at least 6 causes. Where 6 dinners you give away, morning you eat. Alright? 10 O'clock in the morning you eat well, and again eat 10 O'clock tomorrow morning. And also, because you need to keep social distancing, drive out of the town and walk back. Get into a bus, take a, buy a ticket for 10kms away, and just walk back. Best you go without your phone and your wallet. So that you have to walk back. Do something, come on.

Transcript: A very stable and effervescent physiological condition is very, very important to have a certain level...

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... of psychological freedom. Otherwise, every little thing you do, you have to think. Once you think, inevitably you're confused about every damn thing that you do. This is, this is kind of a compensatory activity. That, you know, you will see this in the cinema theatres and everything. If you have nothing to do. Never before, in the history of humanity, was food simply available like this all the time. It's a wrong thing. That everywhere you walk, there is food. It should not be. In the world today, 30% of the population is malnourished. And around the same percentage of people are obese. Overweight. See you can fix it. The world's problems of malnourishment, you can fix it. So, these practices there in the Isha Yoga Center, whenever calls comes up. Isha Vidya, you know, educating rural children, raising funds for it became a problem. Then, many people in the Yoga Center took this up, on Wednesday evenings, I won't have dinner and let that money go to the children. I think you must find 7 causes like this. I can give you 7. Monday for Rally for Rivers. Tuesday for Cauvery Calling. Wednesday for Isha Vidya. Thursday is called Guruvaar, this is for your Sadhguru. Friday for Devi, because that's her day. Saturday, you have your dinner, I'm reducing one day. Sunday, for Dhyanalinga. Like this, you find 7, or at least 6 causes. Where 6 dinners you give away, morning you eat. Alright? 10 O'clock in the morning you eat well, and again eat 10 O'clock tomorrow morning. And also, because you need to keep social distancing, drive out of the town and walk back. Get into a bus, take a, buy a ticket for 10kms away, and just walk back. Best you go without your phone and your wallet. So that you have to walk back. Do something, come on.

August 18, 2020

3:31

Health Tip – Eat consciously – Don’t develop ‘good’ food habits

Transcript: I want to tell you, there is no such thing as good habit and bad habit. Habit means, you're functioning unconsciously. If you're functioning unconsciously, that's a bad thing. Because the whole thing about being human is, we're capable of doing things consciously. That is the beauty of being human. That we can do everything consciously. What an animal does unconsciously, we can do the same thing consciously....

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... We can eat unconsciously or we can eat consciously. We can breathe unconsciously or we can breathe consciously. Everything that we can do, we can do it consciously. The moment we do something consciously, suddenly that human being looks very refined and wonderful. Just because somebody walks and speaks consciously, doesn't he become a beautiful human being? Yes or no? That's all. So why is it that we're trying to develop habits as if this is a good thing. Habit means fixed realities, where you don't have to think. You get up in the morning and it'll happen to you. No. Don't try to automize your life. That is not efficiency, that is efficiency of the machine. This one is supposed to function intelligently and consciously. Nobody is expecting it to function like a machine. So, about food and stuff. Food must be suitable for the body that we eat for. It is for the body. This is the building material for this body, the food that you're eating. What is the appropriate food? Unfortunately, it is all messed up right now. Traditionally we ate very sensibly in this country. But this thousand years of invasions have brought other kinds of food cultures. And today the national diet is pizza or pasta. What is it? Which is one? I don't know. Both are competing. So, we're losing our sense about food, it's definitely time to look at what is the most suitable thing. If I go into that food, it's a very long process. But, you must experiment with food. Not just by the tongue, but by the body. You eat something today and see, just learn to observe. How agile and how active your body feels after eating this food. If it feels like it wants to go to the grave, that's not good food. If it feels like it wants to be alive after eating this, except coffee. Because that's a stimulant. If you eat food and your body feels very agile and alive, that means it's good food. Body is liking it. If you eat something, it feels dull, that means it's not liking it. It's having difficulty with it. That's why it feels dull. So, just on this basis. There's so much, I mean this is a very simplistic way of putting it.

Transcript: I want to tell you, there is no such thing as good habit and bad habit. Habit means, you're functioning...

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... unconsciously. If you're functioning unconsciously, that's a bad thing. Because the whole thing about being human is, we're capable of doing things consciously. That is the beauty of being human. That we can do everything consciously. What an animal does unconsciously, we can do the same thing consciously. We can eat unconsciously or we can eat consciously. We can breathe unconsciously or we can breathe consciously. Everything that we can do, we can do it consciously. The moment we do something consciously, suddenly that human being looks very refined and wonderful. Just because somebody walks and speaks consciously, doesn't he become a beautiful human being? Yes or no? That's all. So why is it that we're trying to develop habits as if this is a good thing. Habit means fixed realities, where you don't have to think. You get up in the morning and it'll happen to you. No. Don't try to automize your life. That is not efficiency, that is efficiency of the machine. This one is supposed to function intelligently and consciously. Nobody is expecting it to function like a machine. So, about food and stuff. Food must be suitable for the body that we eat for. It is for the body. This is the building material for this body, the food that you're eating. What is the appropriate food? Unfortunately, it is all messed up right now. Traditionally we ate very sensibly in this country. But this thousand years of invasions have brought other kinds of food cultures. And today the national diet is pizza or pasta. What is it? Which is one? I don't know. Both are competing. So, we're losing our sense about food, it's definitely time to look at what is the most suitable thing. If I go into that food, it's a very long process. But, you must experiment with food. Not just by the tongue, but by the body. You eat something today and see, just learn to observe. How agile and how active your body feels after eating this food. If it feels like it wants to go to the grave, that's not good food. If it feels like it wants to be alive after eating this, except coffee. Because that's a stimulant. If you eat food and your body feels very agile and alive, that means it's good food. Body is liking it. If you eat something, it feels dull, that means it's not liking it. It's having difficulty with it. That's why it feels dull. So, just on this basis. There's so much, I mean this is a very simplistic way of putting it.

August 10, 2020

3:08

For better health – Eat with Gratitude – try it for one week and notice the difference

Transcript: Your selection of food and consumption of food also must happen consciously. More than what you eat, how you eat it is also equally important. When I say how you eat it, these are all live substances. Every one of them had a life of their own. Whether it's a plant, animal, vegetable. Every one of them had a life of their own. Now, in some way, you're making food out of it, you must consume it with...

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... utmost gratitude. If you approach it with a certain sense of gratitude and reverence towards the food that you eat. When I say reverence, it may feel like too much for you, but I'm asking you. Let's say we put you in a room and you had nothing to eat for 5 days. If God appears in front of you, what will you ask for? Food. So that's how important it is. You must understand, the food on your plate is not just a substance. It is not a material. It is not a commodity. It is life. It is the life-making material for you. So, you must treat it as such. Right now, when it's on the plate, when it's out there it has no value. But the moment you consume it and it becomes your flesh and blood, now suddenly it's of immense value. Why do we live like this? It's very important, when it comes on your plate itself, you must treat it as a part of yourself. With great reverence, you must consume. Just the way you consume it, if you change that, food will behave very differently within you. This is what conscious means. If people say your consciousness has no impact on your life, only chemical structures have impact, I'm very sorry for them. Because that's not how life works. Human consciousness has a deep and profound impact on everything that we touch. Especially the food, that we are making another life as a part of ourselves. When we're doing such an act, it's very very important, we treat it with utmost gratitude and reverence.

Transcript: Your selection of food and consumption of food also must happen consciously. More than what you eat,...

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... how you eat it is also equally important. When I say how you eat it, these are all live substances. Every one of them had a life of their own. Whether it's a plant, animal, vegetable. Every one of them had a life of their own. Now, in some way, you're making food out of it, you must consume it with utmost gratitude. If you approach it with a certain sense of gratitude and reverence towards the food that you eat. When I say reverence, it may feel like too much for you, but I'm asking you. Let's say we put you in a room and you had nothing to eat for 5 days. If God appears in front of you, what will you ask for? Food. So that's how important it is. You must understand, the food on your plate is not just a substance. It is not a material. It is not a commodity. It is life. It is the life-making material for you. So, you must treat it as such. Right now, when it's on the plate, when it's out there it has no value. But the moment you consume it and it becomes your flesh and blood, now suddenly it's of immense value. Why do we live like this? It's very important, when it comes on your plate itself, you must treat it as a part of yourself. With great reverence, you must consume. Just the way you consume it, if you change that, food will behave very differently within you. This is what conscious means. If people say your consciousness has no impact on your life, only chemical structures have impact, I'm very sorry for them. Because that's not how life works. Human consciousness has a deep and profound impact on everything that we touch. Especially the food, that we are making another life as a part of ourselves. When we're doing such an act, it's very very important, we treat it with utmost gratitude and reverence.

August 9, 2020

2:28

Health tip – Touch your food and eat with your hands

Transcript: When you, when you don't touch the food, you do not know what it is. If food is not good enough to be touched, I don't know how it's good enough to be eaten. So we should not listen to our mothers, and eat with our fingers, because touching our food helps us stay in contact with it. You can, the cleanliness of your hands, is entirely in your hands. The cleanliness of the fork, is not entirely in your...

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... hands. This is true. And, nobody else, but you, have used these hands. So, there is an assurance as to how clean or not clean it is right now. The fork, you do not know who's used it, how they've used it, for what they used it. And, all they have to do is wipe it with a tissue and give it to you, and it looks pretty clean. Above all, you don't feel the food. The first thing that's been taught to us is, if food appears in front of you, to hold your hands upon the food for a few moments. Just to feel how the food is. If something appears on my plate, if I just feel this, I know what to eat and what not to eat. What I should not eat, I don't taste it and then reject it. I just don't eat. Because my hands are the first level, not tasting in the sense the tongue taste, but knowing the food. First thing is, knowing the food. You want to know a person, you guys go and shake their hands. I'm usually avoiding that. That's a good strategy. But the food that's going to become a part of you, first thing is your hands. Even if you physically don't touch it, just being conscious and being there, it clearly tells you how the food will behave within you. Whether this particular food on this particular day, should it go into you or not. Because everyday your body is not the same thing. Everyday, every moment, it's different. If you feel the food, you just know whether this food has to go into you on this day or not. If that much awareness is brought in, we don't have to go on telling people, what they should eat. Every meal they must decide what they should eat in that meal. There is no one prescription, that this is what you should eat for your life. That will feel too claustrophobic. That only this I can eat.

Transcript: When you, when you don't touch the food, you do not know what it is. If food is not good enough to be...

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... touched, I don't know how it's good enough to be eaten. So we should not listen to our mothers, and eat with our fingers, because touching our food helps us stay in contact with it. You can, the cleanliness of your hands, is entirely in your hands. The cleanliness of the fork, is not entirely in your hands. This is true. And, nobody else, but you, have used these hands. So, there is an assurance as to how clean or not clean it is right now. The fork, you do not know who's used it, how they've used it, for what they used it. And, all they have to do is wipe it with a tissue and give it to you, and it looks pretty clean. Above all, you don't feel the food. The first thing that's been taught to us is, if food appears in front of you, to hold your hands upon the food for a few moments. Just to feel how the food is. If something appears on my plate, if I just feel this, I know what to eat and what not to eat. What I should not eat, I don't taste it and then reject it. I just don't eat. Because my hands are the first level, not tasting in the sense the tongue taste, but knowing the food. First thing is, knowing the food. You want to know a person, you guys go and shake their hands. I'm usually avoiding that. That's a good strategy. But the food that's going to become a part of you, first thing is your hands. Even if you physically don't touch it, just being conscious and being there, it clearly tells you how the food will behave within you. Whether this particular food on this particular day, should it go into you or not. Because everyday your body is not the same thing. Everyday, every moment, it's different. If you feel the food, you just know whether this food has to go into you on this day or not. If that much awareness is brought in, we don't have to go on telling people, what they should eat. Every meal they must decide what they should eat in that meal. There is no one prescription, that this is what you should eat for your life. That will feel too claustrophobic. That only this I can eat.

August 8, 2020

3:03

Intermittent Fasting – When to eat and how many times in a day

Transcript: Empty stomach and hunger, are two different things. Hunger means your energy levels are dropping, but empty stomach is a good thing. In the yogic sciences, today modern science also is coming in line with it. But what we know by our experience, you will spend a billion dollars to come there. Because research is all about how many million dollars, that's how it is. Your body and your brain, work at...

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... its best only when your stomach is empty. So we always make sure, we eat in such a way, how much ever we eat, our stomach must be always empty within 2-2.5 hours time, maximum. So we go to bed hungry, always. People think they cannot sleep. They can sleep. And, I've seen hundreds and thousands of people who just become healthy and well, simply because they're not fueling up all the time and the tank is spilling. If you come to our ashram, all the people there, who are physically immensely active, eat 10 O' clock in the morning, 7 O' clock in the evening. Two meals. How many doctors have been telling me that they will die of malnourishment. This will happen, that will happen. You must do this, you must do that. I eat only one meal a day, most of the days. One big meal I eat, and that's it. And doctors telling me, "No, no, Sadhguru. The way you're travelling, this will happen, that will happen. You must eat at least once in four hours. Something you must eat." I said, "Leave me alone, I'm doing fine." But now, a big university, in America comes up with this called 'intermittent fasting'. It's not nonsense, it's good. But, they re-discovered something that we have known forever. Now, everybody is saying there must be a 16 hour gap, then all your ailments will go away. What the hell were we saying all these thousands of years?

Transcript: Empty stomach and hunger, are two different things. Hunger means your energy levels are dropping, but...

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... empty stomach is a good thing. In the yogic sciences, today modern science also is coming in line with it. But what we know by our experience, you will spend a billion dollars to come there. Because research is all about how many million dollars, that's how it is. Your body and your brain, work at its best only when your stomach is empty. So we always make sure, we eat in such a way, how much ever we eat, our stomach must be always empty within 2-2.5 hours time, maximum. So we go to bed hungry, always. People think they cannot sleep. They can sleep. And, I've seen hundreds and thousands of people who just become healthy and well, simply because they're not fueling up all the time and the tank is spilling. If you come to our ashram, all the people there, who are physically immensely active, eat 10 O' clock in the morning, 7 O' clock in the evening. Two meals. How many doctors have been telling me that they will die of malnourishment. This will happen, that will happen. You must do this, you must do that. I eat only one meal a day, most of the days. One big meal I eat, and that's it. And doctors telling me, "No, no, Sadhguru. The way you're travelling, this will happen, that will happen. You must eat at least once in four hours. Something you must eat." I said, "Leave me alone, I'm doing fine." But now, a big university, in America comes up with this called 'intermittent fasting'. It's not nonsense, it's good. But, they re-discovered something that we have known forever. Now, everybody is saying there must be a 16 hour gap, then all your ailments will go away. What the hell were we saying all these thousands of years?

August 7, 2020

2:33

How to Quit Smoking?

Transcript: Swami ji how to come off the addiction? I'm sorry? Addiction like smoking, like drinking, something like that. No, because we know that's bad thing but we are addicted to that. I don't know, because I do go for tennis, I go for. I'm sorry? I go for sports also but sometimes we smoke regularly in three hours once, or two hours once, or something like that. But I know it's a bad thing, I have to come...

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... out of that. I didn't say it's a bad thing. I don't think it's good or bad. It's just quite stupid to be smoking. It's not good or bad, it's just stupid because this machine was not made to smoke. This is a eco-friendly machine. But now you're making it a smoking machine. That means it's stupid, isn't it? A well, very efficient machine, you make it inefficient machine, is it not stupid? Is it good or bad? There's no such thing. Ya, we know it's bad, but. See, that's the whole thing. The moment you call it bad, you can't leave it. See, he well knows what's bad. Why are you giving it titles that it is not? It's just stupid, that's all. If you see something as stupid, you can't be doing it everyday. Somewhere, you feel smarter than other people. Yes? No, because it tastes. See, now slowly in the world, people have gotten against you. Just ten years ago, if you blow it into somebody's face. You felt great, they felt stupid. Now the equation has reversed in last ten years time. Isn't it? Isn't it so? So somewhere you thought it's a smart thing to do. When you were just ten year old kid, you wanted to suck in and blow it out into somebody's face. It felt like a smart thing to do. You tell me, smoking. A machine that doesn't smoke, to make it smoke. Right now we're working so hard to make our cars smoke less, isn't it? Enormous amount of research into fuels and engines and everything is going on to make our cars smoke less, isn't it? A non-smoking machine, if you make it smoke, is it stupid or intelligent? Stupid. Say it loudly. Stupid. That's all, if you say that slowly it'll drop off. Now there is a certain chemical factor to this. Your chemistry has become dependent on nicotine or caffeine or whatever. That we will change, you just see. You do Shambhavi Mahamudra, suddenly your whole system is so fired up. The need to smoke, the need to drink coffee, tea, everything just evaporates. Now if you do it, it's only for the pleasure of it. One day you feel like drinking coffee, you drink it. One day you feel like smoking, you smoke. That's upto you. But the compulsion will be taken away. Physiological dependence will be taken away. We'll do that with the practice. But first you see that it's stupid to do it.

Transcript: Swami ji how to come off the addiction? I'm sorry? Addiction like smoking, like drinking, something like...

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... that. No, because we know that's bad thing but we are addicted to that. I don't know, because I do go for tennis, I go for. I'm sorry? I go for sports also but sometimes we smoke regularly in three hours once, or two hours once, or something like that. But I know it's a bad thing, I have to come out of that. I didn't say it's a bad thing. I don't think it's good or bad. It's just quite stupid to be smoking. It's not good or bad, it's just stupid because this machine was not made to smoke. This is a eco-friendly machine. But now you're making it a smoking machine. That means it's stupid, isn't it? A well, very efficient machine, you make it inefficient machine, is it not stupid? Is it good or bad? There's no such thing. Ya, we know it's bad, but. See, that's the whole thing. The moment you call it bad, you can't leave it. See, he well knows what's bad. Why are you giving it titles that it is not? It's just stupid, that's all. If you see something as stupid, you can't be doing it everyday. Somewhere, you feel smarter than other people. Yes? No, because it tastes. See, now slowly in the world, people have gotten against you. Just ten years ago, if you blow it into somebody's face. You felt great, they felt stupid. Now the equation has reversed in last ten years time. Isn't it? Isn't it so? So somewhere you thought it's a smart thing to do. When you were just ten year old kid, you wanted to suck in and blow it out into somebody's face. It felt like a smart thing to do. You tell me, smoking. A machine that doesn't smoke, to make it smoke. Right now we're working so hard to make our cars smoke less, isn't it? Enormous amount of research into fuels and engines and everything is going on to make our cars smoke less, isn't it? A non-smoking machine, if you make it smoke, is it stupid or intelligent? Stupid. Say it loudly. Stupid. That's all, if you say that slowly it'll drop off. Now there is a certain chemical factor to this. Your chemistry has become dependent on nicotine or caffeine or whatever. That we will change, you just see. You do Shambhavi Mahamudra, suddenly your whole system is so fired up. The need to smoke, the need to drink coffee, tea, everything just evaporates. Now if you do it, it's only for the pleasure of it. One day you feel like drinking coffee, you drink it. One day you feel like smoking, you smoke. That's upto you. But the compulsion will be taken away. Physiological dependence will be taken away. We'll do that with the practice. But first you see that it's stupid to do it.

July 27, 2020

3:51

Health Tip – Tremendous health benefits of one glass of this juice everyday

Transcript: Particularly some of the things were very, very positive are the ashgourd. The ashgourd is very, very highly positive. You, I think these days you're only hanging it in front of your house or breaking at three corners of the road and giving it to the buffalo but you are not eating it. No, this is to be eaten. Because the vegetable has such high pranik energy, you put it in front of your home so that...

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... there is nice energy. But if there's so much energy to it, isn't it good to put it into you? It's good to put it into you, especially if you consume, there are many experiments on this. If you consume a glass of ashgourd juice everyday, the number of cancerous cells in your body will dramatically come down. And you will see, clearly, the sharpness of your intellect will enhance itself. Especially children must drink ashgourd juice. Daily consumption of ashgourd, you will see distinctly your mind seems to be clearer and sharper. This will be noticeable within a few weeks of consumption of ashgourd. You will see, morning you drink coffee, it gives you energy with agitation. You drink a glass of ashgourd juice, it gives you enormous amount of energy, at the same time it keeps you very, very calm. One should consume it as much as you can. But those of you who are asthmatic or susceptible to colds and coughs, such people, if you consume ashgourd juice you may immediately have colds because it cools the system. So if such a problem is there, such people should always add a little bit of honey or pepper to ashgourd juice and consume it. This will neutralize the cooling effect of the ashgourd to some extent.

Transcript: Particularly some of the things were very, very positive are the ashgourd. The ashgourd is very, very...

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... highly positive. You, I think these days you're only hanging it in front of your house or breaking at three corners of the road and giving it to the buffalo but you are not eating it. No, this is to be eaten. Because the vegetable has such high pranik energy, you put it in front of your home so that there is nice energy. But if there's so much energy to it, isn't it good to put it into you? It's good to put it into you, especially if you consume, there are many experiments on this. If you consume a glass of ashgourd juice everyday, the number of cancerous cells in your body will dramatically come down. And you will see, clearly, the sharpness of your intellect will enhance itself. Especially children must drink ashgourd juice. Daily consumption of ashgourd, you will see distinctly your mind seems to be clearer and sharper. This will be noticeable within a few weeks of consumption of ashgourd. You will see, morning you drink coffee, it gives you energy with agitation. You drink a glass of ashgourd juice, it gives you enormous amount of energy, at the same time it keeps you very, very calm. One should consume it as much as you can. But those of you who are asthmatic or susceptible to colds and coughs, such people, if you consume ashgourd juice you may immediately have colds because it cools the system. So if such a problem is there, such people should always add a little bit of honey or pepper to ashgourd juice and consume it. This will neutralize the cooling effect of the ashgourd to some extent.

July 24, 2020

3:37

Eating non-vegetarian food will manifest animal qualities in you

Transcript: See the food consumption has been looked at very carefully in this country. If you just bring this back, the world will be healthy. You understand? Here we have identified different type people, what they should eat. If you're doing menial jobs, how you should eat. If you're doing trading, how you should eat. If you're into spiritual process, how you should eat. If you're into education, how you should...

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... eat. Why this is, is each person needs a different type of building of the body. You want to run 100m next to Mr. Bolt, what kind of food you should eat. You just want to work in Delhi, what kind of food you should eat. You want to think in a certain way, what kind of food you should eat. For all these we have very clear prescriptions. Now when it comes to food, what it means is, we're taking another life. Whatever that is, it may be plant life, animal life, whatever. You're taking another life, ingesting it, and you have to make it your life. That's the whole thing. What is your life, what is that life. If you look at it, all life on this planet is coming from the earth. This body is also the same soil, this is also same soil, if there is a earthworm that is also the same soil. But see how it has become, how this has become, how that has become. If I give you, you like a mango or a banana? Mango. Ya, I know, you're ruling the state right now. Now if you eat a mango, this mango becomes a woman in you. If I eat a mango, the same mango becomes a man in me. If a cow eats a mango, the same mango becomes a cow in the cow. Why is this happening? There is a certain information, or software, in you. Whatever you eat, it transforms into a woman. If I eat, it transforms into a man. If a cow eats, that becomes a cow. So every life is happening the way it is happening because of a certain dimension of information, or in modern terminology let's call it software. There is a certain software, which is an arrangement of information. Now the idea is to eat as simple a software as possible. If you eat that kind of life which is a very simple software, your ability to override that software and make it entirely a part of you is very good. As that software gets complex, more and more complex, your ability to integrate it goes down. So especially if it's a creature which has some sense of thought and emotion, if it has emotion then you should not eat it. This is the understanding. An animal which has any emotion displays certain emotions especially if it displays emotion which is near to human emotion, you should not eat it because it will not integrate itself. That animal nature will start manifesting itself.

Transcript: See the food consumption has been looked at very carefully in this country. If you just bring this back,...

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... the world will be healthy. You understand? Here we have identified different type people, what they should eat. If you're doing menial jobs, how you should eat. If you're doing trading, how you should eat. If you're into spiritual process, how you should eat. If you're into education, how you should eat. Why this is, is each person needs a different type of building of the body. You want to run 100m next to Mr. Bolt, what kind of food you should eat. You just want to work in Delhi, what kind of food you should eat. You want to think in a certain way, what kind of food you should eat. For all these we have very clear prescriptions. Now when it comes to food, what it means is, we're taking another life. Whatever that is, it may be plant life, animal life, whatever. You're taking another life, ingesting it, and you have to make it your life. That's the whole thing. What is your life, what is that life. If you look at it, all life on this planet is coming from the earth. This body is also the same soil, this is also same soil, if there is a earthworm that is also the same soil. But see how it has become, how this has become, how that has become. If I give you, you like a mango or a banana? Mango. Ya, I know, you're ruling the state right now. Now if you eat a mango, this mango becomes a woman in you. If I eat a mango, the same mango becomes a man in me. If a cow eats a mango, the same mango becomes a cow in the cow. Why is this happening? There is a certain information, or software, in you. Whatever you eat, it transforms into a woman. If I eat, it transforms into a man. If a cow eats, that becomes a cow. So every life is happening the way it is happening because of a certain dimension of information, or in modern terminology let's call it software. There is a certain software, which is an arrangement of information. Now the idea is to eat as simple a software as possible. If you eat that kind of life which is a very simple software, your ability to override that software and make it entirely a part of you is very good. As that software gets complex, more and more complex, your ability to integrate it goes down. So especially if it's a creature which has some sense of thought and emotion, if it has emotion then you should not eat it. This is the understanding. An animal which has any emotion displays certain emotions especially if it displays emotion which is near to human emotion, you should not eat it because it will not integrate itself. That animal nature will start manifesting itself.

July 22, 2020

3:22

The Five Elements – Water – How to handle water for better health

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells us, that it is very easy to bring water and air in our control. If we take care of this, along with a little bit of care of what we eat, we may never need to see a doctor. Today, scientific experiments show that water has tremendous memory. Just with emotion, and the way one touches it, it's molecular structure changes. So, how we treat water, the memory remains for a long time. And,...

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... that is how it will behave in our system. If we want to be healthy, well, successful and prosperous, we must learn to treat water well. Sadhguru explains the right way to treat water for better health.

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells us, that it is very easy to bring water and air in our control. If we take care of this,...

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... along with a little bit of care of what we eat, we may never need to see a doctor. Today, scientific experiments show that water has tremendous memory. Just with emotion, and the way one touches it, it's molecular structure changes. So, how we treat water, the memory remains for a long time. And, that is how it will behave in our system. If we want to be healthy, well, successful and prosperous, we must learn to treat water well. Sadhguru explains the right way to treat water for better health.

July 21, 2020

8:48

Health Tip | Do this one thing to keep 90% ailments away

Transcript: So, health, one of the simplest things about health is just to use the body. If you sufficiently use the body. Body is everything to create health for itself. Does it mean to say that's the only thing? And nothing else will happen to me, I'll be perfect? I would say, if we physically used our body as much as we should, I would say 80% of the ailments on this planet would just disappear. 80%. The remaining...

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... 20%, in that another 10% is because of the type of foods that people are eating. The change of food habit, another 10% would disappear. That means only 10% ailment will remain. That is happened because of variety of reasons. One is karmic. Another could be atmospheric. And there are other aspects that could've happened in the system. This can be looked at. Out of all the sick people, if 90% of them become healthy just by using the body and eating the right food, 10% could be easily handled. But now, the volume of ailment is so big. Because we don't eat properly, or we eat very properly and we don't use the body properly. So, apart from this, there are other aspects to life. To put it very simply, as you exercise your body. If you just do this thousand times a day. Just do like this thousand times a day and after one month just see how well your hand will work. Nothing else, just sit here and just do this thousand times a day. After 30 days, you'll find your hand works wonderfully well. If you do that with your brains. It will work wonderfully well in a month's time. If you do this with your heart, it'll work wonderfully well. If you do that with your life energies, it will work wonderfully well. When all these things work well, that's health. So, you just have to use your body. Use your head. And use your energies. If these three things are well exercised and balanced, you will be healthy.

Transcript: So, health, one of the simplest things about health is just to use the body. If you sufficiently use...

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... the body. Body is everything to create health for itself. Does it mean to say that's the only thing? And nothing else will happen to me, I'll be perfect? I would say, if we physically used our body as much as we should, I would say 80% of the ailments on this planet would just disappear. 80%. The remaining 20%, in that another 10% is because of the type of foods that people are eating. The change of food habit, another 10% would disappear. That means only 10% ailment will remain. That is happened because of variety of reasons. One is karmic. Another could be atmospheric. And there are other aspects that could've happened in the system. This can be looked at. Out of all the sick people, if 90% of them become healthy just by using the body and eating the right food, 10% could be easily handled. But now, the volume of ailment is so big. Because we don't eat properly, or we eat very properly and we don't use the body properly. So, apart from this, there are other aspects to life. To put it very simply, as you exercise your body. If you just do this thousand times a day. Just do like this thousand times a day and after one month just see how well your hand will work. Nothing else, just sit here and just do this thousand times a day. After 30 days, you'll find your hand works wonderfully well. If you do that with your brains. It will work wonderfully well in a month's time. If you do this with your heart, it'll work wonderfully well. If you do that with your life energies, it will work wonderfully well. When all these things work well, that's health. So, you just have to use your body. Use your head. And use your energies. If these three things are well exercised and balanced, you will be healthy.

July 21, 2020

3:32

Solution to alarming rise in health issues in urban young women

Transcript: At a young age, if a girl gathers abdominal fat, she's asking for it. There's simply no two ways about it. Hows onn or how late depends on various genetic and other aspects of life. But once abdominal fat gathers, then a young woman is definitely inviting trouble for herself. It'll come. Not enough activity, physical activity I mean. They may be working in office, that doesn't mean anything because...

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... that's not physical enough. If you're working in a field, that would be different. I think the problems that you're mentioning, largely are happening in urban women. Simply because their physical activity, even if they excercise, it's half an hour, one hour in the morning, rest of the time they're sitting, sitting, sitting. So because of this, there is not enough activity in that region. That's one reason. Another thing is reproductive process is not made use of, that's another reason. So if you're not using your reproduction process, that is, you're not bearing a child before you're 21 years of age, it's very very important that you must do Hatha Yoga. If you do gym, if you run, if you do this and that. Run, to some extent. But if it is gyming and doing muscles and you're looking fit. That's not good. You must do intense Hatha Yoga. In today's world, the way the society is structured, the way that many aspects of life have arranged itself, women have to care much more about their health than men. Simply because nature has invested a very elaborate reproductive system in a woman. We were all born out of a woman's womb. So there was an elaborate system inside. Normally, if you look back, they would start using reproductory system by the age, they were 15, 16. It was put to use probably throughout their life. At least throughout their reproductive life, in some way it was put to use. If a woman had 6, or 7, or 8 children in her lifetime, most probably it was spread out throughout. So reproductory organs were used in a certain way. Because of that, she did not have those issues as they have today. Another reason is, both men and women, of course, were working hard physically. Physical work. Because of physical work, there never was any fat around the abdomen. Another dimension of this is also, urban young women these days, a lot of them are very disturbed about something or the other. At one time only your family, or your children, or your husband, or your immediate friends, disturbed you. Now you have friendship across the globe, and just about anybody can freak you anytime. So just a message is enough that you worry about it for next three days. For whatever reasons, I don't want to blame it on any one thing. It has become a norm that everybody must be stressed. So this also can be very easily handled. The basic body chemistry can be brought to such a level of balance within you if you do the right kind of yoga.

Transcript: At a young age, if a girl gathers abdominal fat, she's asking for it. There's simply no two ways about...

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... it. Hows onn or how late depends on various genetic and other aspects of life. But once abdominal fat gathers, then a young woman is definitely inviting trouble for herself. It'll come. Not enough activity, physical activity I mean. They may be working in office, that doesn't mean anything because that's not physical enough. If you're working in a field, that would be different. I think the problems that you're mentioning, largely are happening in urban women. Simply because their physical activity, even if they excercise, it's half an hour, one hour in the morning, rest of the time they're sitting, sitting, sitting. So because of this, there is not enough activity in that region. That's one reason. Another thing is reproductive process is not made use of, that's another reason. So if you're not using your reproduction process, that is, you're not bearing a child before you're 21 years of age, it's very very important that you must do Hatha Yoga. If you do gym, if you run, if you do this and that. Run, to some extent. But if it is gyming and doing muscles and you're looking fit. That's not good. You must do intense Hatha Yoga. In today's world, the way the society is structured, the way that many aspects of life have arranged itself, women have to care much more about their health than men. Simply because nature has invested a very elaborate reproductive system in a woman. We were all born out of a woman's womb. So there was an elaborate system inside. Normally, if you look back, they would start using reproductory system by the age, they were 15, 16. It was put to use probably throughout their life. At least throughout their reproductive life, in some way it was put to use. If a woman had 6, or 7, or 8 children in her lifetime, most probably it was spread out throughout. So reproductory organs were used in a certain way. Because of that, she did not have those issues as they have today. Another reason is, both men and women, of course, were working hard physically. Physical work. Because of physical work, there never was any fat around the abdomen. Another dimension of this is also, urban young women these days, a lot of them are very disturbed about something or the other. At one time only your family, or your children, or your husband, or your immediate friends, disturbed you. Now you have friendship across the globe, and just about anybody can freak you anytime. So just a message is enough that you worry about it for next three days. For whatever reasons, I don't want to blame it on any one thing. It has become a norm that everybody must be stressed. So this also can be very easily handled. The basic body chemistry can be brought to such a level of balance within you if you do the right kind of yoga.

July 17, 2020

3:54

The only way to deal with the corona virus is to boost your immunity | 5 tips

Synopsis: There is no magic wand to deal with the corona virus. The only way is to enhance the immunity in our system to deal with the virus. Sadhguru shares 5 tips to boost the immunity in the system. #1 - Consume Neem leaves and turmeric balls on empty stomach, #2 - Chewing Amla (or Gooseberry), #3 - Consuming hot drink (honey + turmeric + mint + hot water), #4 - Yoga practices (Sadhguru teaches a chant and...

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... a kriya), #5 - Being in touch with the earth.

Synopsis: There is no magic wand to deal with the corona virus. The only way is to enhance the immunity in our...

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... system to deal with the virus. Sadhguru shares 5 tips to boost the immunity in the system. #1 - Consume Neem leaves and turmeric balls on empty stomach, #2 - Chewing Amla (or Gooseberry), #3 - Consuming hot drink (honey + turmeric + mint + hot water), #4 - Yoga practices (Sadhguru teaches a chant and a kriya), #5 - Being in touch with the earth.

June 15, 2020

15:58

Simple tips to boost your immunity

Transcript: If you take this neem and turmeric combination early in the morning, and drink something warm, it cleanses the stomach in a big way. If there are any minor infections in your stomach, it will go away. And it also kills the cancerous cells in the body. When I say cancerous, it is not that you must be diagnosed as having cancer. All our bodies have cancerous cells. Only when this percentage of cancerous...

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... cells goes beyond a certain percentage, only then it becomes a disease. Otherwise, everyone of our body has cancerous cells. And how many of them are there, decides your health status in many ways. Neem and turmeric is a good support because it dilates the cellular structure in such a way that it is able to absorb. As you do you Asanas, the body will simply crackle with a different kind of energy. So consumption of neem and turmeric with a mildly laced honey water acts as a wonderful way of cleansing the system, dilating the system. That when you do sadhana, one thing it brings flexibility to the muscles. Another thing is because the dilation brings flexibility to the muscle, the flexibility as a consequences becomes a way that you slowly build the system into a more power possibility. Neem is available almost right across the country, except in the mountainous places. Daily consumption of neem leaves. Turmeric is anyway available. Now they are making what is called as nano turmeric, where the absorption rate is way higher than the normal turmeric. Which also greatly enhances your immune system. If you soak the gooseberry, or the amla, or the nallikai, in honey overnight along with some broken pepper. Black pepper, or green pepper. Green pepper, I'm saying, for those of you who are in other countries, green pepper does not mean chilli. We mean to say raw pepper. The pepper corn when it is raw. Which you might have not seen in most parts of the world. Here, it is common for us, it's available. So soak it in honey and everyday about 3 spoons, 3 times a day. It works best, all these things work best when you are on an empty stomach. So that's the first thing that you take. If you do these things you can see a significant increase in your immune system. I would say, in 4-8 weeks, one can see a significant betterment of one's immune system.

Transcript: If you take this neem and turmeric combination early in the morning, and drink something warm, it cleanses...

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... the stomach in a big way. If there are any minor infections in your stomach, it will go away. And it also kills the cancerous cells in the body. When I say cancerous, it is not that you must be diagnosed as having cancer. All our bodies have cancerous cells. Only when this percentage of cancerous cells goes beyond a certain percentage, only then it becomes a disease. Otherwise, everyone of our body has cancerous cells. And how many of them are there, decides your health status in many ways. Neem and turmeric is a good support because it dilates the cellular structure in such a way that it is able to absorb. As you do you Asanas, the body will simply crackle with a different kind of energy. So consumption of neem and turmeric with a mildly laced honey water acts as a wonderful way of cleansing the system, dilating the system. That when you do sadhana, one thing it brings flexibility to the muscles. Another thing is because the dilation brings flexibility to the muscle, the flexibility as a consequences becomes a way that you slowly build the system into a more power possibility. Neem is available almost right across the country, except in the mountainous places. Daily consumption of neem leaves. Turmeric is anyway available. Now they are making what is called as nano turmeric, where the absorption rate is way higher than the normal turmeric. Which also greatly enhances your immune system. If you soak the gooseberry, or the amla, or the nallikai, in honey overnight along with some broken pepper. Black pepper, or green pepper. Green pepper, I'm saying, for those of you who are in other countries, green pepper does not mean chilli. We mean to say raw pepper. The pepper corn when it is raw. Which you might have not seen in most parts of the world. Here, it is common for us, it's available. So soak it in honey and everyday about 3 spoons, 3 times a day. It works best, all these things work best when you are on an empty stomach. So that's the first thing that you take. If you do these things you can see a significant increase in your immune system. I would say, in 4-8 weeks, one can see a significant betterment of one's immune system.

June 7, 2020

3:19

Change your meal time for immediate health benefit

Transcript: When it comes to food, one of the most important things that you must be conscious of is, on a certain day when you eat a certain type of food, whatever you eat, you must consciously notice how quickly does it digest and become a part of yourself. Any food that you eat, if it lasts over 3 hours, that means you have eaten bad food. And that is something to be either avoided or reduced in quantity. If...

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... food moves out of your stomach bag within 3 hours, this means you're eating something that your system can handle efficiently. It may not be the best food, but your system is able to handle it. And between one meal and the next meal, if you create a clear gap of 5-6 hours and in between if there is no other ingestion, you will see the cleansing process in the system on the cellular level, cleansing will happen. This cleansing on the cellular level is most important and significant for a healthful life. So between meals there must be at least 5-6 hours of space. If you are over 30 years of age, two meals a day, two good meals a day will suffice. One in the morning and one in the evening. After the evening meal, before you go to bed, there must be a minimum of 3 hours. And if there is a certain amount of physical activity, not necessarily very heavy or strenuous activity, just simple walking, or maybe a dance or something like this. Create something for yourself where about at least 20-30 minutes there is some physical activity after the evening meal. If you do this, largely, your system will be healthy. If you watch the natural cycles of the body, based on this natural cycle, once in one mandala, that is, one mandala is 40-48 days. In these 48 days, 3 days will happen where your body does not need food. If that awareness is not there as to which say that is, for that in India they have fixed what is called as Ekadashi. That means 4 days before the full moon, 4 days before the new moon day, people don't eat. Wake up in the morning, no breakfast, no lunch. Only after the sun sets, they eat one meal. This is just to allow the system to realign itself. If you give this break, it is very very good for your heath and the body, the way it functions. Because the system needs that time to adjust itself. Everyday food, everyday food, it's a lot of hard work. The body, give it a little break.

Transcript: When it comes to food, one of the most important things that you must be conscious of is, on a certain...

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... day when you eat a certain type of food, whatever you eat, you must consciously notice how quickly does it digest and become a part of yourself. Any food that you eat, if it lasts over 3 hours, that means you have eaten bad food. And that is something to be either avoided or reduced in quantity. If food moves out of your stomach bag within 3 hours, this means you're eating something that your system can handle efficiently. It may not be the best food, but your system is able to handle it. And between one meal and the next meal, if you create a clear gap of 5-6 hours and in between if there is no other ingestion, you will see the cleansing process in the system on the cellular level, cleansing will happen. This cleansing on the cellular level is most important and significant for a healthful life. So between meals there must be at least 5-6 hours of space. If you are over 30 years of age, two meals a day, two good meals a day will suffice. One in the morning and one in the evening. After the evening meal, before you go to bed, there must be a minimum of 3 hours. And if there is a certain amount of physical activity, not necessarily very heavy or strenuous activity, just simple walking, or maybe a dance or something like this. Create something for yourself where about at least 20-30 minutes there is some physical activity after the evening meal. If you do this, largely, your system will be healthy. If you watch the natural cycles of the body, based on this natural cycle, once in one mandala, that is, one mandala is 40-48 days. In these 48 days, 3 days will happen where your body does not need food. If that awareness is not there as to which say that is, for that in India they have fixed what is called as Ekadashi. That means 4 days before the full moon, 4 days before the new moon day, people don't eat. Wake up in the morning, no breakfast, no lunch. Only after the sun sets, they eat one meal. This is just to allow the system to realign itself. If you give this break, it is very very good for your heath and the body, the way it functions. Because the system needs that time to adjust itself. Everyday food, everyday food, it's a lot of hard work. The body, give it a little break.

June 6, 2020

3:05

Don’t poison yourself by eating during lunar eclipse


June 5, 2020

3:35

Excess consumption of water can be dangerous

Transcript: If you don’t feel thirsty, if you don’t drink water, nothing is going to happen. You are going to be fine. It’s only in America you will die if you don’t drink water. Nowhere else do people simply drink water. When they get thirsty they drink water, otherwise they are fine. Even in a desert. It’s only in America, in cold climates, everybody is carrying a bottle and sipping continuously because...

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... the marketing machines have done this to them. That they must drink lots of water, excessive consumption of water. Especially if it’s done in small sips, the body absorbs. When it absorbs the sodium levels, which are very delicately balanced, will drop. Rest of the body also is affected, but may not be noticeable. But in the brain, sodium levels dropping, will lead to swelling of the brain. This does not mean that your brain is growing. Swelling means it's a kind of sickness okay? Not expansion of the brain. It’s swelling up because of lack of sodium content. So because there is not enough sodium, more water goes into the brain trying to supply the required sodium to keep the balance. So more water in your brain means you will slosh - psychological imbalances will come. See, if you drink lots of water at one go, the body will decide, how much to absorb, and how much to throw out. But if you keep sipping through the day, the body kind of gets deceived and tends to absorb more water than it should. But let’s say right now you drink two litres of water. All of it is not going to go into the system. What is needed, it will take, the rest of it will be shunted out. Nobody needs to drink water simply because you think it is a good thing to do. When you feel thirsty, you must drink water. Just to ensure you are drinking enough, drink 10% more than what you actually need. Couple of cups more, just to ensure that you don’t drink less. You have a certain amount of time before you can drink, that it is not an emergency. At the same time, when you need water, when you are thirsty and you don’t drink, it will cause damage to the system. The damage to the heart is immense when the water that is needed is not is not there in the system. But when I say water, it is not about drinking liquid water. You must eat high water content foods. If you eat a fruit, it is nearly 90% water. Vegetables and other things are over 70% water. When you consume food, at least it must be level with the percentage of water content in your own body. So any food that you eat should be at least 70% water content. This is why vegetables, fruits must be part of your diet so that it is there.

Transcript: If you don’t feel thirsty, if you don’t drink water, nothing is going to happen. You are going to...

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... be fine. It’s only in America you will die if you don’t drink water. Nowhere else do people simply drink water. When they get thirsty they drink water, otherwise they are fine. Even in a desert. It’s only in America, in cold climates, everybody is carrying a bottle and sipping continuously because the marketing machines have done this to them. That they must drink lots of water, excessive consumption of water. Especially if it’s done in small sips, the body absorbs. When it absorbs the sodium levels, which are very delicately balanced, will drop. Rest of the body also is affected, but may not be noticeable. But in the brain, sodium levels dropping, will lead to swelling of the brain. This does not mean that your brain is growing. Swelling means it's a kind of sickness okay? Not expansion of the brain. It’s swelling up because of lack of sodium content. So because there is not enough sodium, more water goes into the brain trying to supply the required sodium to keep the balance. So more water in your brain means you will slosh - psychological imbalances will come. See, if you drink lots of water at one go, the body will decide, how much to absorb, and how much to throw out. But if you keep sipping through the day, the body kind of gets deceived and tends to absorb more water than it should. But let’s say right now you drink two litres of water. All of it is not going to go into the system. What is needed, it will take, the rest of it will be shunted out. Nobody needs to drink water simply because you think it is a good thing to do. When you feel thirsty, you must drink water. Just to ensure you are drinking enough, drink 10% more than what you actually need. Couple of cups more, just to ensure that you don’t drink less. You have a certain amount of time before you can drink, that it is not an emergency. At the same time, when you need water, when you are thirsty and you don’t drink, it will cause damage to the system. The damage to the heart is immense when the water that is needed is not is not there in the system. But when I say water, it is not about drinking liquid water. You must eat high water content foods. If you eat a fruit, it is nearly 90% water. Vegetables and other things are over 70% water. When you consume food, at least it must be level with the percentage of water content in your own body. So any food that you eat should be at least 70% water content. This is why vegetables, fruits must be part of your diet so that it is there.

June 4, 2020

3:37

The temperature at which you drink water has an impact on you

Transcript: In America everybody drinks water with ¾ of the tumbler being full with ice cubes. Now what I say will be unpopular. In the yogic culture, if you are a yogi, if you are on the path of inner transformation, if you want to transform your system to another dimension of possibility then you drink water only which is within 4 degrees variation, upward and downward. That is, your normal body temperature...

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... is somewhere around 36 degree centigrade, so you can drink upto 40 degrees or 32 degrees. This is the best way to consume. If you are a student, that is, you want to absorb knowledge, you are not looking for transformation, you are only interested in absorbing knowledge, then you must drink within 8 degrees variation. That is, you can drink upto 44 degrees and 28 degrees. If you are a householder, who is not interested in any transformation, or learning, you just want to manage your wife and children and husband, that is all your thing is. Then you can drink upto 12 degrees of variation from both sides. Beyond that, is not conducive for anybody. So, that is an unpopular thing to say, but it’s important that whatever you consume is somewhere in the range of the body temperature. Not too far away from that, because it will disturb the way the water within the system behaves by consuming water or any substance which is very very far away from the body temperature. I know the ice cream loving people will scream at me now. I’m just telling you the ideal conditions. How many of you want to live in the ideal range or being conscious of it wherever possible. Staying there is a good thing to do.

Transcript: In America everybody drinks water with ¾ of the tumbler being full with ice cubes. Now what I say will...

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... be unpopular. In the yogic culture, if you are a yogi, if you are on the path of inner transformation, if you want to transform your system to another dimension of possibility then you drink water only which is within 4 degrees variation, upward and downward. That is, your normal body temperature is somewhere around 36 degree centigrade, so you can drink upto 40 degrees or 32 degrees. This is the best way to consume. If you are a student, that is, you want to absorb knowledge, you are not looking for transformation, you are only interested in absorbing knowledge, then you must drink within 8 degrees variation. That is, you can drink upto 44 degrees and 28 degrees. If you are a householder, who is not interested in any transformation, or learning, you just want to manage your wife and children and husband, that is all your thing is. Then you can drink upto 12 degrees of variation from both sides. Beyond that, is not conducive for anybody. So, that is an unpopular thing to say, but it’s important that whatever you consume is somewhere in the range of the body temperature. Not too far away from that, because it will disturb the way the water within the system behaves by consuming water or any substance which is very very far away from the body temperature. I know the ice cream loving people will scream at me now. I’m just telling you the ideal conditions. How many of you want to live in the ideal range or being conscious of it wherever possible. Staying there is a good thing to do.

June 3, 2020

2:33

Water handled with negative emotions becomes poison

Transcript: So the water today, we know about it in so many ways. In India - teerth. In every temple there is a teerth because water is capable of memory and intelligence. Today much research has gone into this. Every molecule of water, water molecules which gather and make into water cells, have phenomenal capability to remember things. Everything that happens around the water, it remembers. Everything that it...

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... comes in contact with, it remembers. It is alive. It is alive and intelligent. Water behaves just about the same way as the human nervous system behaves. If you take this water and just look at it with a certain emotion, immediately the molecular structure will change. If you look at it with a different kind of emotion, it will change differently. It is no more your grandmother talk. Even today in traditional Southern Indian homes, if you go and see, water is kept like a deity. With vibhuti, with scared ash smeared on it. And properly worshipped, everyday it is worshipped before you drink, because we’ve always been conscious that water has memory and if it has memory of the right things it will do the right things within you. If it has memory of the wrong things, it will do wrong things within you. I just came to some house in Coimbatore. It’s part of the Indian tradition that if somebody comes home the first thing is always, the first form of welcome is a glass of water. Always. So this lady brought a glass of water on a tray. I looked at her, she looked like Kali to me. Have you heard of Kali? All of you? The non-Indian people, you heard of Kali? Kali is a terrible form of Goddess, tongue hanging out, blood oozing everywhere, and all that. So I said, you are looking like Kali today. I don’t want to drink this water. Then I said, okay, you sip the water first. That means, she thinks that I am using her as a food taster. She sips it and she says, it’s good water. What she means by that is, I have not poisoned it. I said you don’t have to poison it the way you are is enough. Just give it to me a moment. She gave the water to me. I just held it in my hands for one minute and gave it to her. I said, drink it. She drank it and burst into tears and started crying loudly. “It is sweet! It is sweet!” she is crying. I said, that’s all it is. This is all your damn life is all about. You can either turn in sweet or make it poisonous - it’s up to you.

Transcript: So the water today, we know about it in so many ways. In India - teerth. In every temple there is a teerth...

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... because water is capable of memory and intelligence. Today much research has gone into this. Every molecule of water, water molecules which gather and make into water cells, have phenomenal capability to remember things. Everything that happens around the water, it remembers. Everything that it comes in contact with, it remembers. It is alive. It is alive and intelligent. Water behaves just about the same way as the human nervous system behaves. If you take this water and just look at it with a certain emotion, immediately the molecular structure will change. If you look at it with a different kind of emotion, it will change differently. It is no more your grandmother talk. Even today in traditional Southern Indian homes, if you go and see, water is kept like a deity. With vibhuti, with scared ash smeared on it. And properly worshipped, everyday it is worshipped before you drink, because we’ve always been conscious that water has memory and if it has memory of the right things it will do the right things within you. If it has memory of the wrong things, it will do wrong things within you. I just came to some house in Coimbatore. It’s part of the Indian tradition that if somebody comes home the first thing is always, the first form of welcome is a glass of water. Always. So this lady brought a glass of water on a tray. I looked at her, she looked like Kali to me. Have you heard of Kali? All of you? The non-Indian people, you heard of Kali? Kali is a terrible form of Goddess, tongue hanging out, blood oozing everywhere, and all that. So I said, you are looking like Kali today. I don’t want to drink this water. Then I said, okay, you sip the water first. That means, she thinks that I am using her as a food taster. She sips it and she says, it’s good water. What she means by that is, I have not poisoned it. I said you don’t have to poison it the way you are is enough. Just give it to me a moment. She gave the water to me. I just held it in my hands for one minute and gave it to her. I said, drink it. She drank it and burst into tears and started crying loudly. “It is sweet! It is sweet!” she is crying. I said, that’s all it is. This is all your damn life is all about. You can either turn in sweet or make it poisonous - it’s up to you.

June 2, 2020

3:24

What is the right food for our body?


May 31, 2020

3:38

Simple Health Tip – Fast On Every Ekadashi

Synopsis: In every cycle of one mandala, 48 days, there will be three days, when the body does not need food. In Indian culture, ekadashi, 4 days before the full moon, and 4 days before the new moon has been fixed for fasting. This would cleanse the system.

Synopsis: In every cycle of one mandala, 48 days, there will be three days, when the body does not need food. In...

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... Indian culture, ekadashi, 4 days before the full moon, and 4 days before the new moon has been fixed for fasting. This would cleanse the system.

December 15, 2019

3:08

Consume Neem & Turmeric First Thing In The Morning

Synopsis: Sadhguru says that inertia levels in the body will increase if energy does not enter the system at the cellular level. The combination of neem and turmeric acts as a 'dilator' for the cells, so that energy can enter. Sadhguru elaborates on the benefits of consumption of neem and turmeric.

Synopsis: Sadhguru says that inertia levels in the body will increase if energy does not enter the system at the...

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... cellular level. The combination of neem and turmeric acts as a 'dilator' for the cells, so that energy can enter. Sadhguru elaborates on the benefits of consumption of neem and turmeric.

December 15, 2019

3:48

A Fire Wash to ward of Evil and cure ailments?

Synopsis: What is Fire Wash (or Drishti as known in local Indian culture)? Is it just a superstitious ritual to ward of Evil? In this talk, Sadhguru explains the science behind this ancient Yogic practice of cleansing the energy body of the human system and how many chronic ailments have been cured simply by this process, especially in children suffering from ADH ailments. The Yogic sciences prescribe - "Panch...

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... Bhuta Shudhhi" or the cleansing of basic 5 elements of human system. What are the other "washes" and how can you benefit from them?

Synopsis: What is Fire Wash (or Drishti as known in local Indian culture)? Is it just a superstitious ritual to...

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... ward of Evil? In this talk, Sadhguru explains the science behind this ancient Yogic practice of cleansing the energy body of the human system and how many chronic ailments have been cured simply by this process, especially in children suffering from ADH ailments. The Yogic sciences prescribe - "Panch Bhuta Shudhhi" or the cleansing of basic 5 elements of human system. What are the other "washes" and how can you benefit from them?

October 28, 2019

07:59

The right way to do intermittent fasting – for better health

Synopsis: Indian Yogic wisdom has always prescribed fasting as a way for health and well being. Infact, there are many rituals and religious practices in India built around this. But its only recently in 2016 that the modern medicine has recognized the power of this wisdom, when Japanese cell biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi was awarded the Nobel Prize for his research on how cells recycle and renew their content,...

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... a process called Autophagy. As Sadhguru says - "Hunger and Empty Stomach are two different things - Your stomach must be empty for your body to heal itself. This has been known to Indian Yogis since ancient time". But how many meals a day should one have and what's an ideal gap in between meals? Is eating frequently really a good thing as modern medicine would have you believe? Watch in detail as Sadhguru explains the power of fasting.

Synopsis: Indian Yogic wisdom has always prescribed fasting as a way for health and well being. Infact, there are...

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... many rituals and religious practices in India built around this. But its only recently in 2016 that the modern medicine has recognized the power of this wisdom, when Japanese cell biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi was awarded the Nobel Prize for his research on how cells recycle and renew their content, a process called Autophagy. As Sadhguru says - "Hunger and Empty Stomach are two different things - Your stomach must be empty for your body to heal itself. This has been known to Indian Yogis since ancient time". But how many meals a day should one have and what's an ideal gap in between meals? Is eating frequently really a good thing as modern medicine would have you believe? Watch in detail as Sadhguru explains the power of fasting.

September 27, 2019

08:58

Do Not Sleep in this direction

Synopsis: One should not sleep with head in the North direction. Sadhguru explains the science behind this ancient Yogic wisdom and how it leads to many health problems including death.

Synopsis: One should not sleep with head in the North direction. Sadhguru explains the science behind this ancient...

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... Yogic wisdom and how it leads to many health problems including death.

August 18, 2019

06:34

Bhuta Shuddhi – Simple tips to do cleansing of the five elements at home for health

Synopsis: The five basic elements that make up the human body (Water, Earth, Air, Fire, Space) needs to be taken care of for a healthier body, of which, Water, being 72% of human body is the most important element. Watch Sadhguru as he explains the significance of these 5 elements and provides simple tips that can be incorporated at home in day to day living for cleansing of these five elements for significant...

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... health benefits.

Synopsis: The five basic elements that make up the human body (Water, Earth, Air, Fire, Space) needs to be taken...

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... care of for a healthier body, of which, Water, being 72% of human body is the most important element. Watch Sadhguru as he explains the significance of these 5 elements and provides simple tips that can be incorporated at home in day to day living for cleansing of these five elements for significant health benefits.

June 3, 2019

8:51

Are you putting the right Fuel in your body?

Synopsis: Health means much more than just absence of ailments. Instead of waking up feeling groggy and tired, a truly healthy person would wake up bouncing, full of life and energy just like a new born. Unless one puts the right kind of fuel, the machine does not work properly – same goes with the body.  For most people, their body is a big drag for them, simply because of the kind of food they eat. The...

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... body goes through huge suffering in trying to cope up with wrong kind of food and is one of the main reasons of ill health. In this talk, Sadhguru explains the mechanics of human digestion and what one can do to ensure the body gets the right kind of fuel to keep itself energized and healthy.

Synopsis: Health means much more than just absence of ailments. Instead of waking up feeling groggy and tired,...

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... a truly healthy person would wake up bouncing, full of life and energy just like a new born. Unless one puts the right kind of fuel, the machine does not work properly – same goes with the body.  For most people, their body is a big drag for them, simply because of the kind of food they eat. The body goes through huge suffering in trying to cope up with wrong kind of food and is one of the main reasons of ill health. In this talk, Sadhguru explains the mechanics of human digestion and what one can do to ensure the body gets the right kind of fuel to keep itself energized and healthy.

April 7, 2019

04:25

Water is the most significant element for physical health?

Synopsis: Sadhguru elaborates on the significance of water. He says, that water is one of the most significant aspects of the physical life. Over 72% of human physical body is water. Modern science today tells us that water has both memory and intelligence. For you to live a healthy physical life, it is very important that the water within you responds well to you.

Synopsis: Sadhguru elaborates on the significance of water. He says, that water is one of the most significant...

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... aspects of the physical life. Over 72% of human physical body is water. Modern science today tells us that water has both memory and intelligence. For you to live a healthy physical life, it is very important that the water within you responds well to you.

March 24, 2019

43:38

What to eat – to stay alert, focused and efficient

Synopsis: What is the right food to eat? In response to a question by a student, Sadhguru explains the impact of food on human system. Elaborating on the human digestion process, he tells us the right kind of food to eat to sleep less, stay alert, focused and efficient.

Synopsis: What is the right food to eat? In response to a question by a student, Sadhguru explains the impact of...

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... food on human system. Elaborating on the human digestion process, he tells us the right kind of food to eat to sleep less, stay alert, focused and efficient.

February 15, 2019

11:53

Can Neem (Azadirachta Indica) help prevent cancer?

Synopsis: Since 5000 years, Neem, a medicinal herb, has been an integral part of traditional remedies in the Indian Ayurvedic system of medicine. On the eve of World Cancer day, Sadhguru explains how Neem can be used in fight against cancer.

Synopsis: Since 5000 years, Neem, a medicinal herb, has been an integral part of traditional remedies in the Indian...

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... Ayurvedic system of medicine. On the eve of World Cancer day, Sadhguru explains how Neem can be used in fight against cancer.

February 4, 2019

3:55

Why you should not consume food during the lunar eclipse?

Synopsis: Sadhguru explains that during the lunar eclipse, one can see all the 28 phases of the moon. So, in a subtle way, what happens during a month, happens during the lunar eclipse. This has an impact on food, especially cooked food. It will deteriorate very quickly. Sadhguru performs an experiment with the rudraksha mala demonstrate this!

Synopsis: Sadhguru explains that during the lunar eclipse, one can see all the 28 phases of the moon. So, in a...

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... subtle way, what happens during a month, happens during the lunar eclipse. This has an impact on food, especially cooked food. It will deteriorate very quickly. Sadhguru performs an experiment with the rudraksha mala demonstrate this!

July 26, 2018

4:24

Earth – The five elements – How to handle earth for better health

Synopsis: This body is nothing but an outcrop of this planet - the mother Earth. Just being in regular touch with the Earth has miraculous affect in improving one's health. Sadhguru explains in this talk how just this simple technique can cure most of your ailments and offers simple tips and techniques on how to achieve this.

Synopsis: This body is nothing but an outcrop of this planet - the mother Earth. Just being in regular touch with...

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... the Earth has miraculous affect in improving one's health. Sadhguru explains in this talk how just this simple technique can cure most of your ailments and offers simple tips and techniques on how to achieve this.

April 22, 2018

7:23

Top 10 tips for a better sleep and healthy living

Synopsis: A good sleep is essential for a healthy body and mind . It is during this restful phase that the human body repairs, nourishes and heals itself. Do you wake up every morning bubbling with energy or have to drag yourself out of the bed? These simple tips from Sadhguru on how to sleep better will significantly improve your quality of sleep leading to health, vibrancy and well being.

Synopsis: A good sleep is essential for a healthy body and mind . It is during this restful phase that the human...

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... body repairs, nourishes and heals itself. Do you wake up every morning bubbling with energy or have to drag yourself out of the bed? These simple tips from Sadhguru on how to sleep better will significantly improve your quality of sleep leading to health, vibrancy and well being.

April 7, 2018

14:03

How to save yourself from cancer?

Synopsis: During a talk with famous bollywood celebrity Manisha Koirala, Sadhguru explains the physiology of how cancer develops in the human body and how Yogic sciences provide a very simple and effective remedy to prevent it.

Synopsis: During a talk with famous bollywood celebrity Manisha Koirala, Sadhguru explains the physiology of how...

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... cancer develops in the human body and how Yogic sciences provide a very simple and effective remedy to prevent it.

October 2, 2016

03:57

Why consuming food during eclipses is harmful?

Synopsis: In India, traditionally it is well known that one should not prepare or eat during the eclipse. Modern societies dismiss this as mere superstition. In this talk Sadhguru elaborates on the scientific reasons why cooking or consuming food during eclipse is bad for health.

Synopsis: In India, traditionally it is well known that one should not prepare or eat during the eclipse. Modern...

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... societies dismiss this as mere superstition. In this talk Sadhguru elaborates on the scientific reasons why cooking or consuming food during eclipse is bad for health.

April 3, 2015

09:21

Three Amazing Health Benefits of Neem (Azadirachta)

The Neem (Azadirachta indica) holds a special position in the Indian Ayurveda medicine and Yogic sciences for its immense medicinal and health benefits. The tree has more than 130 active biological compounds and its leaf is one of the most complex leaf on the planet. Daily consumption of neem kills the cancerous cells in the body, kills harmful bacteria in the human system and is a remedy for many a skin infections. It increases the heat in the system, thus helping those on the path of Yoga and Sadhana. However, indiscriminate use can cause harm and one must observe certain precautions while consuming Neem.

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August 7, 2020

5 min read

Coronavirus – Simple Tips To Boost Your Immune System

Sadhguru shares eight simple tips to boost the immune system. These are extremely useful to strengthen the immune system and beat the corona virus #1 Consumption of Neem and Turmeric. #2 Consumption of Jeeva Legium and Raw Mango. #3 Consumption of Amla with Honey and Peppercorns. #4 Consumption of Mahavilva Leaves. #5 Ensure you get enough physical activity. #6 Generate ushna by chanting #7 Keep your self joyful #8 Practice Isha Kriya

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April 2, 2020

5 min read

What Is The Right Intermittent Fasting Plan?

Sadhguru says - "Your body and your brain work at their best only when your stomach is empty". One of the reasons why people have so much inertia is that they are eating more than what is needed. Sadhguru suggests - "If you are over 30 years of age, two good meals a day will suffice – one in the morning and one in the evening. There must be three hours after the evening meal, before you go to bed". If you ensure that there is a minimum eight hour gap between two meals, you will see that in six weeks time, almost 50% of your health problems will go away!

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March 19, 2020

5 min read

Benefits of Wearing Rudraksha

Rudraksh is the seed of a tree, and it has a very unique vibration. There are various types of Rudrakshas, and the number of faces can vary from a single face, upto 21 faces. They have different vibrations, and are worn for different purposes. Five faced, or panchmukhi, is good for everyone, for general wellbeing, health and freedom. If someone has chosen to purify their lives, Rudraksha is a good support for that. Sadhguru also tells about ekmukhi and gaurishankar rudraksh. He also shares various other benefits of Rudraksh and also guidelines on how to wear Rudraksh.

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January 20, 2020

8 min read

Can Yoga Help With Diabetes?

Sadhguru says that the root cause of all chronic ailments is in the energy body. Disturbance in the energy body can be caused because of various factors - food, relationships, atmosphere, emotions, attitudes, thoughts and opinions. Sadhguru says - "The basic premise in Yoga is that if your energy body is in full flow and properly balanced, there can be no chronic disease either in your physical body or your mental body. If people are willing to do a certain amount of sadhana to balance and activate their energy body, they can definitely be free of all chronic ailments."

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January 13, 2020

3 min read

How to Keep Your Body Healthy

Only if you keep your body well, healthy and comfortable, you will be encouraged to go further in life. Unfortunately most people today feel that body means pain. But it need not be pain, body can be very beautiful. Sadhguru says - "Just with the right food, practices and a little change in attitude, you will see this body becomes a miracle".

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December 21, 2019

3 min read

Fruit Diet For a Healthy Body

The efficacy of any machine depends on how easily the fuel burns. For the human system, fruits are most easily digestible. It is best to eat locally produced seasonal fruits. Going on a fruit diet can make you very alive and active. Sadhguru says - "Whether you want to use your brainpower or be engaged in physical activity, fruit will work perfectly well". At least 30% of your diet should be fruits. And, if one goes on a total fruit diet, it is important to eat slowly, and consciously ensure that you ingest enough quantity.

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December 20, 2019

6 min read

Can Yoga Help With Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Time and Energy - these are the two fundamental ingredient of life. Time is running at the same pace for everyone, but you can manage the energy. You want your time to be over, before your energies. If the energies get over before your time, then these lead to various conditions like Alzheimer’s, dementia etc. In the human physiology spine is very significant. It is very easy to regenerate and rejuvenate the cells in the spine and brain.

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November 4, 2019

3 min read

Should I Get My Child Vaccinated?

Many people today are advocating against getting your child vaccinated. In fact, anti-vaccination campaigns are gaining momentum, especially in developed societies. So, is it essential to get my child vaccinated? I am not comfortable injecting so many chemicals into my child. Sadhguru suggests that vaccines are definitely necessary, but perhaps the kind of vaccines and the spectrum that is being administered today may not be necessary. So what is the solution - Sadhguru suggests a pragmatic approach.

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October 3, 2019

4 min read

Why is Water Considered Spiritually Significant in India?

Soil becomes food, food becomes a body, and the body becomes soil again. It is the memory that is carried in the seed that makes soil into food and food into a body. And with a certain control over thought, emotions and energies, you can exert a tremendous amount of influence in the body - to a point where everything about the body can change. Our body constitutes about 65% of water, and today there is scientific evidence that with a thought and emotion, the molecular structure of water can be altered. So, without any chemical change, depending on the kind of memory the water carries, the same water, can either become a poison or an elixir of life!

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July 29, 2019

5 min read

Relieve Stress and Anxiety Just By Sitting This Way

Most of the ailments in the body, other than infections, come from within. So, it is your own responsibility to fix it. When it comes to mental health, it is a little more sensitive. But that is your responsibility too. The doctor can not fix your sadness. Do not confuse between sadness and psychological illness. If you are medically ill, through chemicals, they can fix it to some extent. Stress and Anxiety in the system indicate that something is out of balance. You can bring balance to the system through some simple ways. The simplest thing is to sit in a particular way.

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May 25, 2019

5 min read

World Laughter Day – Laughter Best Medicine – Is it?

People understand that joyous people heal themselves. It is not laughter that heals you, it is being joyful that heals you. It's just that everyone relates laughter with Joy. Laughter is just one of the ways of expressing Joy. Joy can be expressed in so many other ways too. If you think, laughter is the only way to express Joy, then laughter can become a bondage for you - because in all situations you will start laughing, without even understanding the situation. Joy means you are not just on the surface of life, but are deep rooted. Laughter is a consequence; if you are in a state of pleasantness within you, the laughter will happen.

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May 3, 2019

4 min read

Is It Ok To Snack Between Meals?

What should be the minimum gap between two meals, and why? When does the Mind and Body function optimally - on full stomach or empty stomach? Is there any co-relation between unclean colon and psychological problems? If so, what is the best way to keep the colon clean?

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December 15, 2018

9 min read

How Do I Stop Snoring And Clear My Blocked Nostrils?

Some simple tips to stop snoring and clear blocked nostrils. #1 Check your sleeping posture. #2 Take some honey before sleep. #3 Use Ghee to clear your blocked nostrils. #4 Take a quick jog. #5 Jala Neti. Read the article for details

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November 5, 2018

3 min read

Unwell : When to Go to The Doctor

Healthcare is a big business now. 3 trillion dollar industry in the US alone. Many procedures, therapies and surgeries are not required; but they are happening because it is good for the economy. It is true that some things need external support - how to decide? First, you do everything possible. With sufficient attention, you are the expert for the problem happening with you. Of course, there are some things for which you need an expert opinion. But 70% of ailments don't need treatment, they need discipline.

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August 7, 2018

5 min read

Does Energy Healing Really Work?

These days many alternate healing techniques are available. One of them is 'Energy Healing'. It uses instruments like Tensor and Frequency Generators, for healing purposes. What do these machine really do? How do they cure? Are these processes safe, or can they cause more harm then good? Sadhguru elaborates on this aspect in this article.

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June 28, 2018

3 min read

Connect With The Earth For Good Health

Our body is a piece of Earth, made out of the food that we have consumed. Sadhguru says, the soil that makes our body - "This is older than you, wiser than you, far more intelligent and capable than you, and a far bigger process than you are as a person". For you to live well, it is important that you remain in touch with this element. Even if you are living in cities, you must come in contact with the earth, especially palms and soles. Sadhguru says - "Try to spend at least a few minutes in the garden, barefoot, touching plants or trees, because the earth is the basis of life."

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December 9, 2017

5 min read

Why Are We Becoming Un-Healthy?

This is a transcript of the conversation between Sadhguru and Dr. Mark Hyman. Dr. Mark Hyman is a renowned Amrican physician, scholar and a New York Times best selling author. They discuss various aspects of health, including the current state of global and individual health, and its relation to the choices of food and commercial interests.

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November 24, 2017

9 min read

You Should Only Eat Locally Grown Food

All life, including the human system at a deeper level, is impacted by the location. So, being in different parts of the world, will make the body competent in different ways. In India for e.g., it largely makes people inward focused. In terms of food, Sadhguru says - "In yoga, the prescription for eating food is the distance a man can walk in a day". So, you should eat from within this radius. The body will work best of the food you consume comes from the area you live in.

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October 6, 2017

5 min read

A Natural Remedy for Dry Eyes

Unless there has been some damage in the eyes, due to surgery or injury, causing the dryness, there are natural remedies. Some kriyas and yogas can activate the tear gland. Another solution is, you take ashguard and grate it. When you grate it, you will find its very juicy. Take the grated ashguard dripping with juices and put it on your eyes for 10 mins. Then remove and wash with cold water.

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May 29, 2017

2 min read

What is The Ideal Temperature of Drinking Water?

Sadhguru says - "This may be an unpopular thing to say, but it is important that whatever you consume is not too far away from the body temperature". The temperature at which you should consume water varies as per your activity. He shares the appropriate temperature range for a spiritual seeker, a student and a householder. Sadhguru also tells us that its best that the water be heated using solar energies. If that is not possible, Sadhguru suggests options. But, it should not be heated in a microwave.

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May 1, 2017

3 min read

What is a Fire Wash (Klesha Nashana Kriya)?

If you have observed, after taking a shower, you feel rejuvenated. This is because, when water flows over your body, it is not only about cleaning the dirt on your skin. Sadhguru says - "That is also happening of course, but beyond that, there is a certain cleansing of the akashic dimension of who you are". Around 12 to 18 inches of akash is around almost everyone. Cleaning this akash using fire is fire wash. Sadhguru says - "Using fire as a way of cleansing yourself is a very powerful system. This is known as Klesha Nashana Kriya, which means “to destroy or burn up the impurities in the system.”

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April 28, 2017

3 min read

Yogic Solution For PMS Mood Swings

Sadhguru guides that the pancha bhuta aradhana, and the bhuta shuddi process can bring total relief. He says - "The menstrual cycles, which are physiological in nature, unfortunately cause many women a lot of psychological disturbances, due to lack of synchronization between these two aspects of who you are. There is also an elemental dimension to it."

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April 7, 2017

1 min read

How To Eat ‘Right’?

Sadhguru tells us that food is like fuel for the human system. To choose the right fuel, Sadhguru explains, you must know what kind of machine you are. He discusses many aspects of eating for health and vitality, like consume within how much time of cooking, what to eat, when to fast etc. But Sadhguru also warns us not to make food into a religion!

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January 24, 2017

7 min read

Does Magnetism Have Healing Properties?

Do magnets have any special impact or healing properties for the human body? Sadhguru says - "There are ways of getting more involved with the big magnet [the Earth itself] all of us live on and are made of". He adds - "Being in touch with the earth is very beneficial in terms of health, wellbeing, and certain types of spiritual practices". Sadhguru gives simple ways in which one can be in touch with the Earth.

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January 16, 2017

4 min read

Can My Karma Make Me Sick?

Disease can be because of chaotic energy in the system. It can also be because of strong karmic reasons. Prarabhda, is the karma allotted for this lifetime. It is written at the level of the energy. So, everyone's energy, prana, behaves a certain way because of this karmic bondage. Simplistically, portions of the energy are allocated for action, emotion, thought process and for your experiential dimension. In contemporary society, the energy allotted for emotion is no finding expression, leading to deviations and all kinds of mental health issues. The physical activity has also drastically reduced. This unused energy can also cause disease.

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February 19, 2016

7 min read

Three Amazing Health Benefits of Neem (Azadirachta)

The Neem (Azadirachta indica) holds a special position in the Indian…

August 7, 2020

5 min read

Coronavirus – Simple Tips To Boost Your Immune System

Sadhguru shares eight simple tips to boost the immune system. These…

April 2, 2020

5 min read

What Is The Right Intermittent Fasting Plan?

Sadhguru says - "Your body and your brain work at their…

March 19, 2020

5 min read

Benefits of Wearing Rudraksha

Rudraksh is the seed of a tree, and it has a…

January 20, 2020

8 min read

Can Yoga Help With Diabetes?

Sadhguru says that the root cause of all chronic ailments is…

January 13, 2020

3 min read

How to Keep Your Body Healthy

Only if you keep your body well, healthy and comfortable, you…

December 21, 2019

3 min read

Fruit Diet For a Healthy Body

The efficacy of any machine depends on how easily the fuel…

December 20, 2019

6 min read

Can Yoga Help With Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Time and Energy - these are the two fundamental ingredient of…

November 4, 2019

3 min read

Should I Get My Child Vaccinated?

Many people today are advocating against getting your child vaccinated. In…

October 3, 2019

4 min read

Why is Water Considered Spiritually Significant in India?

Soil becomes food, food becomes a body, and the body becomes…

July 29, 2019

5 min read

Relieve Stress and Anxiety Just By Sitting This Way

Most of the ailments in the body, other than infections, come…

May 25, 2019

5 min read

World Laughter Day – Laughter Best Medicine – Is it?

People understand that joyous people heal themselves. It is not laughter…

May 3, 2019

4 min read

Is It Ok To Snack Between Meals?

What should be the minimum gap between two meals, and why?…

December 15, 2018

9 min read

How Do I Stop Snoring And Clear My Blocked Nostrils?

Some simple tips to stop snoring and clear blocked nostrils. #1…

November 5, 2018

3 min read

Unwell : When to Go to The Doctor

Healthcare is a big business now. 3 trillion dollar industry in…

August 7, 2018

5 min read

Does Energy Healing Really Work?

These days many alternate healing techniques are available. One of them…

June 28, 2018

3 min read

Connect With The Earth For Good Health

Our body is a piece of Earth, made out of the…

December 9, 2017

5 min read

Why Are We Becoming Un-Healthy?

This is a transcript of the conversation between Sadhguru and Dr.…

November 24, 2017

9 min read

You Should Only Eat Locally Grown Food

All life, including the human system at a deeper level, is…

October 6, 2017

5 min read

A Natural Remedy for Dry Eyes

Unless there has been some damage in the eyes, due to…

May 29, 2017

2 min read

What is The Ideal Temperature of Drinking Water?

Sadhguru says - "This may be an unpopular thing to say,…

May 1, 2017

3 min read

What is a Fire Wash (Klesha Nashana Kriya)?

If you have observed, after taking a shower, you feel rejuvenated.…

April 28, 2017

3 min read

Yogic Solution For PMS Mood Swings

Sadhguru guides that the pancha bhuta aradhana, and the bhuta shuddi process can bring total…

April 7, 2017

1 min read

How To Eat ‘Right’?

Sadhguru tells us that food is like fuel for the human…

January 24, 2017

7 min read

Does Magnetism Have Healing Properties?

Do magnets have any special impact or healing properties for the…

January 16, 2017

4 min read

Can My Karma Make Me Sick?

Disease can be because of chaotic energy in the system. It…

February 19, 2016

7 min read

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