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How to do open eye meditation

Synopsis: Sadhguru narrates a beautiful story of a sufi master! So, can you meditate with your eyes open - no. But, with my eyes open, can I be meditative - Yes. Sadhguru also tells about the Samyama program where one learns how to meditate with eyes open!

Synopsis: Sadhguru narrates a beautiful story of a sufi master! So, can you meditate with your eyes open - no....

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... But, with my eyes open, can I be meditative - Yes. Sadhguru also tells about the Samyama program where one learns how to meditate with eyes open!

August 7, 2020

2:47

What is the purpose of meditation

Synopsis: Sadhguru says - "The purpose of meditation.... if you sit in meditation, slowly it will become like this - your body is here, your mind is out there, what is you is somewhere else... Once there is space between you and the body, between you and the mind - this is the end of suffering". Only when you do not have fear of suffering, you can become spiritual.

Synopsis: Sadhguru says - "The purpose of meditation.... if you sit in meditation, slowly it will become like this...

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... - your body is here, your mind is out there, what is you is somewhere else... Once there is space between you and the body, between you and the mind - this is the end of suffering". Only when you do not have fear of suffering, you can become spiritual.

August 4, 2020

3:55

What is Kundalini? How to make it rise? Kundalini yoga is dangerous if not done properly

Synopsis: Sadhguru explains that the fundamental life force in the existence is referred as 'kundalini'. However, most people interpret it is the latent energy within the system. This dormant or latent energy is way bigger than what has manifested. Sadhguru explains to live a complete life, you only need to activate 21 out of the 112 chakras. Before activating the other dimensions, you must make sure that you...

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... are ready for it. Kundalini Yoga in its essence is the most potent. If improperly handled it is also the most dangerous form of yoga.

Synopsis: Sadhguru explains that the fundamental life force in the existence is referred as 'kundalini'. However,...

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... most people interpret it is the latent energy within the system. This dormant or latent energy is way bigger than what has manifested. Sadhguru explains to live a complete life, you only need to activate 21 out of the 112 chakras. Before activating the other dimensions, you must make sure that you are ready for it. Kundalini Yoga in its essence is the most potent. If improperly handled it is also the most dangerous form of yoga.

August 2, 2020

8:22

Why children must do yoga – what is the right yoga for children

Synopsis: Sadhguru says that it is paramount for children's wellbeing that children bring yoga into their lives. For children, it is important that we impart simple and easy to follow practices. Children should start with simplest form of yoga, upa yoga. This will bring chemical balance within them, and equip them to handle difficult situations. Children should do only simple practices till they are 14 years...

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... of age, while the skeletal system is growing.

Synopsis: Sadhguru says that it is paramount for children's wellbeing that children bring yoga into their lives....

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... For children, it is important that we impart simple and easy to follow practices. Children should start with simplest form of yoga, upa yoga. This will bring chemical balance within them, and equip them to handle difficult situations. Children should do only simple practices till they are 14 years of age, while the skeletal system is growing.

July 31, 2020

5:04

The four paths of Yoga | Is any one path more significant than the other?

Synopsis: In this short talk, Sadhguru explains that there are four ways to become meditative - Karma Yoga (using the body), Gnana Yoga (using the mind), Bhkati Yoga (using the emotions) and Kriya Yoga (using the energies). He narrates a story to illustrate that for transformation - it is important that all these four paths of yoga are brought together and aligned for one to become meditative.

Synopsis: In this short talk, Sadhguru explains that there are four ways to become meditative - Karma Yoga (using...

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... the body), Gnana Yoga (using the mind), Bhkati Yoga (using the emotions) and Kriya Yoga (using the energies). He narrates a story to illustrate that for transformation - it is important that all these four paths of yoga are brought together and aligned for one to become meditative.

July 29, 2020

3:32

YOGA – A profound technology to move from ‘personality’ to ‘presence’

Synopsis: This is a profound talk, where Sadhguru tells us the fundamental purpose of Yoga. Sadhguru says that Yoga as a process, as a technology, as a science - is essentially to break the personality. It is to evolve from being a 'person' to a 'presence'. Now, it is scientifically proven fact, that the fundamentals of the activity of your brain, your chemistry, even the genetics can be altered by practicing...

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... different forms of Yoga.

Synopsis: This is a profound talk, where Sadhguru tells us the fundamental purpose of Yoga. Sadhguru says that...

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... Yoga as a process, as a technology, as a science - is essentially to break the personality. It is to evolve from being a 'person' to a 'presence'. Now, it is scientifically proven fact, that the fundamentals of the activity of your brain, your chemistry, even the genetics can be altered by practicing different forms of Yoga.

July 28, 2020

7:36

AUM – The sound of the existence – Learn how to chant AUM for health benefits

Synopsis: This is a profound must watch talk by Sadhguru. He explains that there are only 3 basic sounds in the existence - 'aa', 'oo' and 'mm'. Without the use of tongue once can only make these 3 sounds. Wherever there is a realized being the sound 'aum' reverberates, however, over a period of time it gets distorted as 'om', 'amen', 'ameen'. He explains the right way of uttering the sound aum, and also the...

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... significant health benefits that happen with chanting aum regularly.

Synopsis: This is a profound must watch talk by Sadhguru. He explains that there are only 3 basic sounds in the...

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... existence - 'aa', 'oo' and 'mm'. Without the use of tongue once can only make these 3 sounds. Wherever there is a realized being the sound 'aum' reverberates, however, over a period of time it gets distorted as 'om', 'amen', 'ameen'. He explains the right way of uttering the sound aum, and also the significant health benefits that happen with chanting aum regularly.

July 7, 2020

9:37

Simha Kriya | A simple yogic practice to boost immunity and enhance lung capacity

Synopsis: Simha kriya has a simple yet powerful yogic practice to boost immunity and enhance lung capacity. This simple practice, takes just a few minutes to do, and doing this regularly will significantly enhance your lung capacity. In this video, Sadhguru gives detailed step by step instructions along with the demonstration to teach Simha Kriya. Simha Kriya can be done by anyone, and does not need any knowledge...

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... of yoga.

Synopsis: Simha kriya has a simple yet powerful yogic practice to boost immunity and enhance lung capacity. This...

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... simple practice, takes just a few minutes to do, and doing this regularly will significantly enhance your lung capacity. In this video, Sadhguru gives detailed step by step instructions along with the demonstration to teach Simha Kriya. Simha Kriya can be done by anyone, and does not need any knowledge of yoga.

June 21, 2020

7:50

What is the significance of Nada Yoga? Learn Nada Yoga – Yoga for Joy

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells is that today modern science is telling us that the whole existence is just a reverberation of sound. And wherever there is sound, there is bound to be a vibration. Sadhguru explains about the root sounds - the basis of all the sounds in the existence. These are referred as the basic sounds or universal sounds. This is the basis of Nada Yoga - the key to joyfulness....

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... Sadhguru teaches a very simple 5 min yoga practice - which is beneficial to bring overall well-being, and remove excessive fear.

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells is that today modern science is telling us that the whole existence is just a reverberation...

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... of sound. And wherever there is sound, there is bound to be a vibration. Sadhguru explains about the root sounds - the basis of all the sounds in the existence. These are referred as the basic sounds or universal sounds. This is the basis of Nada Yoga - the key to joyfulness. Sadhguru teaches a very simple 5 min yoga practice - which is beneficial to bring overall well-being, and remove excessive fear.

June 12, 2020

12:23

Kala – Shiva’s Most Fierce Dimension

Synopsis: Of various forms of Shiva – the ‘Kala’ or ‘Mahakala’ is the most significant and fierce form. As ‘MahaKala’ – he is the Lord of Time. As ‘KaalBhairva’ – he is the destroyer of time. All physical existence happens within the ambit of Time. Once Time is destroyed – everything is over. Mukti (or Liberation) is to become free from cyclical movement of Life. It is in this context...

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... that Shiva is Worshipped as ‘Destroyer of Time’ as Death itself can be a doorway to liberation and not just simply means of disposing the body. Why is ‘Bhairavi Yatnaa’ - a process to destroy Time such a painful experience?

Synopsis: Of various forms of Shiva – the ‘Kala’ or ‘Mahakala’ is the most significant and fierce form....

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... As ‘MahaKala’ – he is the Lord of Time. As ‘KaalBhairva’ – he is the destroyer of time. All physical existence happens within the ambit of Time. Once Time is destroyed – everything is over. Mukti (or Liberation) is to become free from cyclical movement of Life. It is in this context that Shiva is Worshipped as ‘Destroyer of Time’ as Death itself can be a doorway to liberation and not just simply means of disposing the body. Why is ‘Bhairavi Yatnaa’ - a process to destroy Time such a painful experience?

February 12, 2020

4:30

Was Shiva not from this world but an alien?

Synopsis: Many enlightened beings like Buddha, Christ, Krishna, Ram, Mohammed and many others have some sort of reference in history of their birth, or death or family or something. Shiva, as we know had no parentage, no children, nobody knows where he came from, where did he go, how did he die? Was he an alien and not from this world? Sadhguru answers....

Synopsis: Many enlightened beings like Buddha, Christ, Krishna, Ram, Mohammed and many others have some sort of...

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... reference in history of their birth, or death or family or something. Shiva, as we know had no parentage, no children, nobody knows where he came from, where did he go, how did he die? Was he an alien and not from this world? Sadhguru answers....

February 8, 2020

07:10

How Shiva Overcame Kama (The God of Lust)

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells us about the God of kama, or the God of lust. He narrates the story of how shiva overcame lust. He tells two versions of the story, one general, told to people, and the other version, as told in the yogic culture. He tells us the basis of lust within us.

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells us about the God of kama, or the God of lust. He narrates the story of how shiva overcame...

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... lust. He tells two versions of the story, one general, told to people, and the other version, as told in the yogic culture. He tells us the basis of lust within us.

January 27, 2020

4:00

What Is Meditation and How To Become Meditative?

Synopsis: In this short yet profound talk, Sadhguru dispels the common misunderstanding that one can 'do meditation'. One can not 'do meditation', one can only 'become meditative'. He explains what is meditation, and how one can become meditative.

Synopsis: In this short yet profound talk, Sadhguru dispels the common misunderstanding that one can 'do meditation'....

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... One can not 'do meditation', one can only 'become meditative'. He explains what is meditation, and how one can become meditative.

January 15, 2020

1:41

Chit Shakti Guided Meditation by Sadhguru For Success

Synopsis: Chit Shakti guided mediation for success by Sadhguru. Be the master of your own destiny. Manifest what you want.

Synopsis: Chit Shakti guided mediation for success by Sadhguru. Be the master of your own destiny. Manifest what...

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... you want.

January 6, 2020

22:05

Infinity – a powerful guided meditation by Sadhguru

Synopsis: Sadhguru explains the concept of zero and infinity and tells us how when someone is in a particular state, the energies move like the infinity symbol. He then guides through the powerful infinity meditation process.

Synopsis: Sadhguru explains the concept of zero and infinity and tells us how when someone is in a particular state,...

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... the energies move like the infinity symbol. He then guides through the powerful infinity meditation process.

June 18, 2019

34:10

Guided Meditation – Isha Kriya – Simple 12 minute process to relieve stress

Synopsis: Guided meditation process by Sadhguru. It is a simple 12 min process to relieve stress.  Sadhguru says - "Isha Kriya is an extremely simple process, but a powerful tool. These three ingredients, your breath, your thought, and your awareness. In the right combination if you use them, your ability to use your mind and the body is so greatly enhanced, that you almost look superhuman for somebody else....

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... But I am telling you, this us human, this is not about being superhuman, this is about realizing that being human is super."

Synopsis: Guided meditation process by Sadhguru. It is a simple 12 min process to relieve stress.  Sadhguru says...

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... - "Isha Kriya is an extremely simple process, but a powerful tool. These three ingredients, your breath, your thought, and your awareness. In the right combination if you use them, your ability to use your mind and the body is so greatly enhanced, that you almost look superhuman for somebody else. But I am telling you, this us human, this is not about being superhuman, this is about realizing that being human is super."

May 17, 2019

19:34

Shiva as Somasundara

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells us about Shiva's significant dimension as Soma, or Somasundara. Always intoxicated, and yet fully aware. Sadhguru narrates the story of Prvati's wedding with Shiva.

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells us about Shiva's significant dimension as Soma, or Somasundara. Always intoxicated, and...

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... yet fully aware. Sadhguru narrates the story of Prvati's wedding with Shiva.

March 1, 2019

5:45

Shiva as Bholenath, The story of Bhasmasura

Synopsis: Sadhguru narrates the intriguing story of a yogi Bhasmasura, who comes and asks Shiva for powers, "whatever he turns should turn into ashes". Sadhguru tells about Shiva's dimension as Bholenath. Without any discretion, Shiva grants to whoever asks.

Synopsis: Sadhguru narrates the intriguing story of a yogi Bhasmasura, who comes and asks Shiva for powers, "whatever...

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... he turns should turn into ashes". Sadhguru tells about Shiva's dimension as Bholenath. Without any discretion, Shiva grants to whoever asks.

February 25, 2019

2:40

Shiva as Nataraja

Synopsis: Sadhguru says, India is the only country, where gods must dance. He elaborates on that dimension of Shiva, as Nataraja - the king of dancers! Sadhguru explains how this relates to the 'dance of creation', which is also the terminology the scientists are using today.

Synopsis: Sadhguru says, India is the only country, where gods must dance. He elaborates on that dimension of Shiva,...

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... as Nataraja - the king of dancers! Sadhguru explains how this relates to the 'dance of creation', which is also the terminology the scientists are using today.

February 21, 2019

2:52

Why is Shiva always ash smeared?

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells the story of a yogi, who did severe austerities, and lived a very pious life. He first went to only fruit diet, and then only leaf and root diet. Sadhguru tells, about how when Shiva saw this yogi falling prey to vanity, he took on the form of a yogi and appeared in front of him...

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells the story of a yogi, who did severe austerities, and lived a very pious life. He first...

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... went to only fruit diet, and then only leaf and root diet. Sadhguru tells, about how when Shiva saw this yogi falling prey to vanity, he took on the form of a yogi and appeared in front of him...

February 16, 2019

4:46

Shiva the destroyer!

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells is about the significant dimension of Shiva - Swayambhu. He narrates the story - when Brahma created the creation. When Shiva saw so much suffering, he did not like the creation. He attacked Brahma.... Sadhguru also explains why Shiva is referred as the 'destroyer'... What does Shiva really destroy?

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells is about the significant dimension of Shiva - Swayambhu. He narrates the story - when...

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... Brahma created the creation. When Shiva saw so much suffering, he did not like the creation. He attacked Brahma.... Sadhguru also explains why Shiva is referred as the 'destroyer'... What does Shiva really destroy?

February 10, 2019

6:56

Mahadev, Mountains & Music – Any Connection?

Synopsis: Mohit Chauhan asks - I grew up in the hills in Himachal Pradesh and I'm extremely attached to the mountains and the beauty and the silence that I found out there. And of course a lot of inspiration came to me from Mahadev and Music. Would love if you can shed some light on the connection between these three - Mahadev, Mountains and Music and their significance in our lives.  Sadhguru reveals...

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... the connection - listen on. And towards the end enjoy the duet by Sadhguru and Mohit Chauhan of Shankar Sankat Harana...

Synopsis: Mohit Chauhan asks - I grew up in the hills in Himachal Pradesh and I'm extremely attached to the...

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... mountains and the beauty and the silence that I found out there. And of course a lot of inspiration came to me from Mahadev and Music. Would love if you can shed some light on the connection between these three - Mahadev, Mountains and Music and their significance in our lives.  Sadhguru reveals the connection - listen on. And towards the end enjoy the duet by Sadhguru and Mohit Chauhan of Shankar Sankat Harana...

October 13, 2018

4:35

My Mind Has Become Empty, Am I Becoming a Fool?

Synopsis: Our mind is always full, always cluttered with thoughts of various kinds and shapes! Why does it always have to be occupied? And, if it's not.... are we loosing it, becoming a fool? Sadhguru says, just to avoid looking foolish, we keep complicating ourselves. So what does one need to do... open windows?

Synopsis: Our mind is always full, always cluttered with thoughts of various kinds and shapes! Why does it always...

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... have to be occupied? And, if it's not.... are we loosing it, becoming a fool? Sadhguru says, just to avoid looking foolish, we keep complicating ourselves. So what does one need to do... open windows?

June 4, 2018

5:45

Which is the best yoga mat to use when practicing yoga?

Synopsis: Sadhguru says, when one is doing yoga, which means union, the first relation is with the earth. So, being in touch with the earth is very important. He explains how one can prepare the most conducive space to do yoga. So, rubber mats are not at all appropriate, you should use cotton or silk.

Synopsis: Sadhguru says, when one is doing yoga, which means union, the first relation is with the earth. So, being...

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... in touch with the earth is very important. He explains how one can prepare the most conducive space to do yoga. So, rubber mats are not at all appropriate, you should use cotton or silk.

May 30, 2018

4:13

Sadhguru on Nandanar | Shiva Devotee

Synopsis: Nandanar, also known as Tirunalaippovar (Thirunaallaippovaar) and Tiru Nalai Povar Nayanar, was a Nayanar saint, who is venerated in the Hindu sect of Shaivism. He is the only Dalit saint in the Nayanars. He is generally counted as the eighteenth in the list of 63 Nayanars. Like the other Nayanars, he was a devout devotee of Shiva. Sadhguru narrates a captivating tale of his intrigue, and how the nandi...

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... moved to give him Shiva's darshan.

Synopsis: Nandanar, also known as Tirunalaippovar (Thirunaallaippovaar) and Tiru Nalai Povar Nayanar, was a Nayanar...

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... saint, who is venerated in the Hindu sect of Shaivism. He is the only Dalit saint in the Nayanars. He is generally counted as the eighteenth in the list of 63 Nayanars. Like the other Nayanars, he was a devout devotee of Shiva. Sadhguru narrates a captivating tale of his intrigue, and how the nandi moved to give him Shiva's darshan.

February 19, 2018

5:34

Sadhguru on Poosalar | Shiva Devotee

Synopsis: Poosalar was an educated man, but remained poor by choice. He lived near modern day Chennai, and was an ardent devotee of Shiva. His most cherished desire was to build a temple for Lord Shiva. But because he was a very poor man so it wasn't possible for him to build a temple, but Poosalar’s desire kept growing day by day. He started building the temple brick by brick in his heart - Sadhguru tells...

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... us the significance of how we can actualize something by empowering our thoughts with our energies.

Synopsis: Poosalar was an educated man, but remained poor by choice. He lived near modern day Chennai, and was...

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... an ardent devotee of Shiva. His most cherished desire was to build a temple for Lord Shiva. But because he was a very poor man so it wasn't possible for him to build a temple, but Poosalar’s desire kept growing day by day. He started building the temple brick by brick in his heart - Sadhguru tells us the significance of how we can actualize something by empowering our thoughts with our energies.

February 7, 2018

3:18

Sadhguru on Dasimayya | Shiva Devotee

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells the fascinating story of Dasimayya. How Shiva himself came to his home and gave him a boon of 'akshaya', a pot of grains which will never go empty!

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells the fascinating story of Dasimayya. How Shiva himself came to his home and gave him a...

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... boon of 'akshaya', a pot of grains which will never go empty!

February 4, 2018

3:18

Sadhguru on Allama Mahaprabhu | Shiva Devotee

Synopsis: Allama was devoted to the worship of Shiva. Sadhguru narrates the captivating story about the gentle yogi, when he was challenged by Yogi Siddhalinga, who was said to be over 280 years old and hard as a diamond.

Synopsis: Allama was devoted to the worship of Shiva. Sadhguru narrates the captivating story about the gentle...

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... yogi, when he was challenged by Yogi Siddhalinga, who was said to be over 280 years old and hard as a diamond.

January 30, 2018

2:53

Sadhguru on Akka Mahadevi | Shiva Devotee

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells us the story of Akka Mahadevi, a woman saint, who defied a king, and walked naked out of her devotion for Shiva. Sadhguru also narrates a beautiful poem written by Akka Mahadevi.

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells us the story of Akka Mahadevi, a woman saint, who defied a king, and walked naked out...

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... of her devotion for Shiva. Sadhguru also narrates a beautiful poem written by Akka Mahadevi.

January 21, 2018

2:50

What Does The Word ‘Yoga’ Means?

Synopsis: In this short, yet insightful talk, Sadhguru tells us the meaning of the word 'yoga', and also introduces the four paths of yoga.

Synopsis: In this short, yet insightful talk, Sadhguru tells us the meaning of the word 'yoga', and also introduces...

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... the four paths of yoga.

December 6, 2017

3:24

Who is Shiva? What does Shiva mean?

Synopsis: Shiva means 'That which is Not'. He is also called Adiyogi - the first Yogi - a realised being who gave tools to transcend one's limitation beyond physical. So What or Who exactly is Shiva? Sadhguru demystifies in the talk and explains what Shiva is....

Synopsis: Shiva means 'That which is Not'. He is also called Adiyogi - the first Yogi - a realised being who gave...

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... tools to transcend one's limitation beyond physical. So What or Who exactly is Shiva? Sadhguru demystifies in the talk and explains what Shiva is....

June 30, 2017

08:54

Why is it Important to Meditate?

Meditation (dhyana)  means to go beyond the limitations of the physical body and the mind. The body and the mind are just accumulations over a period of time - body is just a heap of food one has eaten and the mind is just a heap of impressions one has gathered from the outside. The body and the mind are just like bank balance - they are your property but they are NOT You. Just like one has a home and a bank balance, one has a body and a mind. A good bank balance, a good body and a good mind are needed to live a good life, but they are not sufficient.  The instruments of the body and mind are okay for survival, but they will not fulfill a human being because the quality of a human being is to seek something more. Human life will not be fulfilled with just eating, sleeping, reproducing and dying. All those things are needed in one's life, but still one will not feel complete even if one has fulfilled all these things. This is because the quality of a human being has crossed a certain boundary of awareness. It has to seek something more, otherwise it will never be satisfied. It has to become 'Unlimited' – and Meditation or dhyana is a way of moving into the unlimited dimension of who you are.

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August 23, 2020

5 min read

Can Yoga Help Me Keep Fit?

Human muscles can be enhanced by strengthening them, but also making them very flexible. If you do Upa Yoga, or Angamardana practices, fitness is assured. But Yoga is not an exercise form. It's for wellbeing in all aspects - physical health, energy, mind and also the spiritual dimension. Sadhguru says - "You don’t have to do Yoga to lose weight or to stay healthy. You just have to eat sensibly, play tennis or take a swim. The focus of Yoga is to set another dimension alive within you that is beyond the physical".

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March 2, 2020

5 min read

The Story of Shiva and Sati – Birth of 54 Shakti Sthalas

Shiva found access to the reality of creation in utter stillness or in absolute movement. Intrigued by watching him move from utter stillness to mad dance, and being in absolute ecstasy in both, the Gandharvas and Yakshas were keen to get an grasp of this experience. To have an insider, they plotted and got Shiva married to Sati. Sadhguru narrates the story of how Sati burnt herself up in the ceremonial fire, and how 54 Shakti Sthalas were born when a despondent Shiva carried her rotting corpse.

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February 12, 2020

7 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

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

Yoga is Geometry

Raghu Rai, celebrated and renowned Indian photographer and photojournalist made one of the biggest coffee-table photo books, “Sadhguru”. In this article, Sadhguru tells us the significance of aligning one's own geometry with the cosmic geometry. The nature of a yogi is that he becomes geometrically conscious. Raghu was able to capture this aspect in some of the photographs, making these still pictures exhibiting a video effect - movement in stillness!

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July 2, 2019

5 min read

Is there a conflict between Yoga and Bhoga (material pleasures) ?

Is it ok for a Yogi to do business, make money and enjoy material conveniences? Or is there a contradiction between Yoga and Bhoga? What does being a Spiritual person or a Yogi truly mean? Where does religion fit into spirituality and is Yoga linked to any particular religion? How does one enhances one's Life beyond physical possessions? Sadhguru and Baba Ramdev answer some of these topics in conversation with Prasoon Joshi during 'Rising India Summit 2019' .

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April 11, 2019

6 min read

What are Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras?

Who was Patanjali, and what are the Yoga Sutras written by him? Are they key to well-being and liberation? What is their significance, and how one can make use of this timeless treasure.

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December 21, 2018

8 min read

Why Is Adiyogi Statue 112ft?

Sadhguru tells us that among all the senses that a human being has the visual perception has the most significant impact. Also, to get the geometry absolutely right the statue it had to be a certain size. Above all, Sadhguru wanted to the face to exude three dimensions;  Exuberance, Stillness and Intoxication. To achieve all this, the statue had to be a minimum of 80 - 90 feet. That's when Sadhguru decided to make it 112 feet, since Adiyogi gave 112 ways in which a human being can achieve to their highest.

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September 14, 2018

3 min read

Yoga Is a Science

A scientific approach is something which has a systematic approach and is applicable to everyone. Yoga is also a science, and no other science is as largely applicable as yoga is. Yoga is a way to obliterate your boundaries and live an exuberant life. Unfortunately the yoga that people have heard today, is what has rebound from America!

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September 11, 2018

6 min read

Shiva And His 7 Disciples (Saptrishis)

Sadhguru tells us the probable reason why Adiyogi decided to teach only one of the seven aspects of yoga to each of the Saptrishi; and how by offering him whatever they had learnt as guru dakshina and becoming empty, all the the seven aspects (112 ways) became present in all seven of them!

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July 17, 2018

4 min read

Why Do People Think Yoga & Meditation is Only for the Old?

What is the right age to start yoga? We usually see only old people do yoga - the young go for running or exercise! How did Sadhguru himself get into yoga? He narrates an incidence of how he ended up doing yoga. And, how even if you do yoga for all the wrong reasons - it still works!

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June 19, 2018

4 min read

Can Yoga Make My Body Divine?

If deities can be created by injecting energy into stone, then definitely your body can be transformed into a divine force. Right now, most vital aspects of the body are involuntary. Sadhguru says - "As you become more aware, those aspects of the body that are right now involuntary, naturally come into your voluntary control". If you move the system from unconscious to conscious, if your body becomes 100% conscious, this is divine body.

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October 9, 2017

4 min read

How To Create Energized Space At Home?

For people living in family situations, it would be best if you can dedicate a separate space for your yoga practices. A space which is not used for any other purposes. A cared-for space, where you light a lamp everyday, keep fresh flower will provide a significant support. Sadhguru says - "In this way, you can create a cocoon of energy". Sadhguru also guides on the best cloth to use to keep yantra, or picture, and also on how to cover the walls.

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September 2, 2017

3 min read

Activating The Sun Within, and The Significance of Brahma Muhurtam

Sadhguru tells us that as a young boy, it was some task to wake him up. But once, he started practicing Suryakriya, within a few months, everyday he would come awake around 3.30am on his own. He explains, that as the sun comes up on the horizon, around 3.20am - 4.00am, the sun's energies start reaching us. He says - "As far as we are concerned, in this solar system, the fundamental source of our energy and creation is the sun. The moment the brahma muhurta starts, your body wakes up by itself in a deep way within yourself". He also explains what kriyas are all about.

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June 27, 2017

6 min read

Can Classical Music Become Kriya Yoga?

Sadhguru tells us that kriya means internal action, sound or music is an external action. So, for most people, sound or music is karma not kriya. But music can be transformed into kriya. It depends on the quality of the listener. If one's listening becomes very keen, then the listening is not just limited to the eardrums, every cell in the body can reverberate. Sadhguru says - "If your whole body can listen, what is just entertainment can become kriya yoga for sure."

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May 18, 2017

7 min read

Is Gnana Yoga About Sharpening The Intellect?

Intellect is a wonderful faculty of a human being, and is absolutely essential for survival. A gnana yogi, begins by using his intellect, and ultimately realizes it's limitations. Unfortunately in contemporary societies, intellect has been granted a disproportionately large significance. A gnana yogi, realizes that intellect is of no use when it comes to the mystical dimensions. Sadhguru says - "Gradually, those on the gnana yoga path learn to access the deepest dimension of human intelligence, which connects them with the very basis of creation. This realm is known as chitta."

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April 17, 2017

4 min read

Why Is The Symbol of Yoga a Flower?

In Yoga, God is not seen as a creator, but as an ultimate flowering. Sadhguru says - "The whole science of yoga, the whole process that we are referring to as spirituality is just a question of good gardening – nurturing the seed so that it will become a flower."

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March 23, 2017

3 min read

Natesha – A Significant Dimension of Shiva

Sadhguru tells us that natesha is one of the most significant dimensions of Shiva. Shiva identified 84,000 postures the body can take, and derived 84 yogasanas from that. If it is done with poetic grace, it is called classical dance. The Indian art forms are based on the understanding of human mechanics, and are designed to evolve a human being into higher possibilities. In this culture, music and dance, were a spiritual process, and not for entertainment.

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February 17, 2017

3 min read

Yoga Benefits – Supports In Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy, is a calculated risk, a choice between damage and death. Though now the science of chemotherapy is much advanced, still there are side effects, and the rejuvenation process of the body is seriously affected. Sadhguru says - "After the chemo period is over, the main thing is the cell multiplication should be brought back to normal. For recovery from the effects of chemo, the elemental processes (like bhuta shiddhi) that we do can be of immense value and people can regain their rejuvenation process very effectively."

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February 9, 2017

5 min read

What Is Angamardana, And Its Benefits?

Angamardana is a system of dynamic asanas that invigorate the body on all levels. Sadhguru looks at how Angamardana builds resilience and strengthens the fundamental fabric of the body. Sadhguru says - "If strength and resilience is what you are looking for, you need to strengthen the fundamental fabric of the body. This is what Angamardana does."

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January 31, 2017

5 min read

Yoga Tips – Cotton or Rubber Yoga Mat?

One should not wear socks when practicing yoga. In many postures, your heels and big toes need to actually touch. Sadhguru tells us that when doing yoga, it is very important to be in touch with the earth. He says - "If you can afford to do this, for maximum impact in hatha yoga, you must make a space with packed mud, clay, and use either a raw silk or cotton cloth – raw cotton, not sanforized – and do yoga on that".  Also, it is best to use cotton mat or raw silk mat when practicing yoga.

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November 8, 2016

3 min read

Why Are There So Many “Rules” in Yoga?

In the Indian culture the rules that govern life are called as dharma. Dharma means law, not religion as it is commonly misunderstood. People observed these laws, laws that govern the universe, our nature and the process of creation. There is a geometrical basis for everything physical. If you are not aligned to this geometry, there will be friction within you - pain and suffering, anxiety, tension, stress, misery. So, yoga instructions are not new rules, these are ways in which the body will function to its maximum efficiency.

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November 7, 2016

7 min read

What kind of yoga should kids do, and at what age?

Many parents wonder what is the best way to introduce yoga to children. So, what is the right age to introduce yoga to children? Sadhguru says - "Seven years is generally considered a good age." In response to what kind of yoga should be taught to children, Sadhguru says - "There are simple forms of yoga that children can do after six or seven years of age. But it is very important that certain practices are not taught to them." Sadhguru says, children can start with Upa Yoga, Nada Yoga and Yoga Namaskar.

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November 4, 2016

4 min read

Why is it Important to Meditate?

Meditation (dhyana)  means to go beyond the limitations of the physical…

August 23, 2020

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Can Yoga Help Me Keep Fit?

Human muscles can be enhanced by strengthening them, but also making…

March 2, 2020

5 min read

The Story of Shiva and Sati – Birth of 54 Shakti Sthalas

Shiva found access to the reality of creation in utter stillness…

February 12, 2020

7 min read

Can Yoga Help With Diabetes?

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

January 13, 2020

3 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

Yoga is Geometry

Raghu Rai, celebrated and renowned Indian photographer and photojournalist made one…

July 2, 2019

5 min read

Is there a conflict between Yoga and Bhoga (material pleasures) ?

Is it ok for a Yogi to do business, make money…

April 11, 2019

6 min read

What are Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras?

Who was Patanjali, and what are the Yoga Sutras written by…

December 21, 2018

8 min read

Why Is Adiyogi Statue 112ft?

Sadhguru tells us that among all the senses that a human…

September 14, 2018

3 min read

Yoga Is a Science

A scientific approach is something which has a systematic approach and…

September 11, 2018

6 min read

Shiva And His 7 Disciples (Saptrishis)

Sadhguru tells us the probable reason why Adiyogi decided to teach only…

July 17, 2018

4 min read

Why Do People Think Yoga & Meditation is Only for the Old?

What is the right age to start yoga? We usually see…

June 19, 2018

4 min read

Can Yoga Make My Body Divine?

If deities can be created by injecting energy into stone, then…

October 9, 2017

4 min read

How To Create Energized Space At Home?

For people living in family situations, it would be best if…

September 2, 2017

3 min read

Activating The Sun Within, and The Significance of Brahma Muhurtam

Sadhguru tells us that as a young boy, it was some…

June 27, 2017

6 min read

Can Classical Music Become Kriya Yoga?

Sadhguru tells us that kriya means internal action, sound or music is…

May 18, 2017

7 min read

Is Gnana Yoga About Sharpening The Intellect?

Intellect is a wonderful faculty of a human being, and is…

April 17, 2017

4 min read

Why Is The Symbol of Yoga a Flower?

In Yoga, God is not seen as a creator, but as…

March 23, 2017

3 min read

Natesha – A Significant Dimension of Shiva

Sadhguru tells us that natesha is one of the most significant dimensions…

February 17, 2017

3 min read

Yoga Benefits – Supports In Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy, is a calculated risk, a choice between damage and death.…

February 9, 2017

5 min read

What Is Angamardana, And Its Benefits?

Angamardana is a system of dynamic asanas that invigorate the body…

January 31, 2017

5 min read

Yoga Tips – Cotton or Rubber Yoga Mat?

One should not wear socks when practicing yoga. In many postures,…

November 8, 2016

3 min read

Why Are There So Many “Rules” in Yoga?

In the Indian culture the rules that govern life are called…

November 7, 2016

7 min read

What kind of yoga should kids do, and at what age?

Many parents wonder what is the best way to introduce yoga…

November 4, 2016

4 min read

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