Antaranga Bahiranga Shuddi

ಕಳಬೇಡ, ಕೊಲಬೇಡ, ಹುಸಿಯ ನುಡಿಯಲು ಬೇಡ ಮುನಿಯ ಬೇಡ, ಅನ್ಯರಿಗೆ ಅಸಹ್ಯ ಪಡ ಬೇಡ ತನ್ನ ಬಣ್ಣಿಸ ಬೇಡ, ಇದಿರ ಹಳಿಯಲು ಬೇಡ ಇದೇ ಅಂತರಂಗ ಶುಧಿ, ಇದೇ ಬಹಿರಂಗ ಶುಧಿ ಇದೇ ನಮ್ಮ ಕೂಡಲಸಂಗಮ ದೆವರನೊಲಿಸುವ ಪರಿ. English Translation : Do not steal, do not kill, do not lie,… Continue Reading…


Sahaj Mila

।। सहज मिला सो दूध बराबर मॉंग लिया सो पानी खींच लिया वो रक्त बराबर गोरख बोले बाणी ।। English Translation: That which you get spontaneously, is equivalent to milk That when asked becomes water If you snatch it, it… Continue Reading…


Astanga Yoga and Saptanga Yoga

Today mostly people know about Ashtang yoga of Patanjali. However in practice what mostly people do is saptang yoga of Rishi Gherand. But people know less about it. So let’s discuss what is saptang yoga. Ashtang Yog The word ‘astanga’… Continue Reading…


Akkana Vachana

ಅಕ್ಕನ ವಚನ~ ಬಿಟ್ಟೆನೆಂದರೂ ಬಿಡದೀ ಮಾಯೆ ! ಬಿಡದಿದ್ದರೆ ಬೆಂಬತ್ತಿತ್ತು ಮಾಯೆ ! ಯೋಗಿಗೆ ಯೋಗಿಣಿಯಾಯಿತ್ತು ಮಾಯೆ! ಸವಣಂಗೆ ಸವಣಿಯಾಯಿತ್ತು ಮಾಯೆ ! ಯತಿಗೆ ಪರಾಕಿಯಾಯಿತ್ತು ಮಾಯೆ ! ನಿನ್ನ ಮಾಯೆಗೆ ನಾನಂಜುವವಳಲ್ಲ ಚೆನ್ನಮಲ್ಲಿಕಾರ್ಜುನದೇವ, ನಿಮ್ಮಾಣೆ. The above ‘Vachana’ (Poem) was written by famous poetess Akkamahedevi. Akka was a bhakti… Continue Reading…


Kabir – Sadho re lyrics with meaning

साधो रे ये मुर्दो का गाँव ये मुर्दो का गाँव Today we will discuss the bhajan of Kabir – Sadho re with lyrics and meaning. The mystic and poet Saint Kabir of 15th century is trying to enlighten the people… Continue Reading…


Misconceptions about Asanas and Its purpose in Ashtang Yoga

Today when we hear about Yoga, everyone starts thinking of various poses or Asanas. But yoga is much wider science than just Asanas. Even the component of Asanas in Ashtanga Yoga is being misused these days. Asana is not girl’s… Continue Reading…


Letters from Lord Basavanna

ಉಳ್ಳವರು ಶಿವಾಲಯವ ಮಾಡುವರು ! ನಾನೇನ ಮಾಡುವೆ ? ಬಡವನಯ್ಯ! ಎನ್ನ ಕಾಲೇ ಕಂಬ, ದೇಹವೇ ದೇಗುಲ, ಶಿರವೇ ಹೊನ್ನ ಕಳಶವಯ್ಯ! ಕೂಡಲಸಂಗಮದೇವ ಕೇಳಯ್ಯ, ಸ್ಥಾವರಕ್ಕಳಿವುಂಟು, ಜಂಗಮಕ್ಕಳಿವಿಲ್ಲ! – ಬಸವಣ್ಣ Exact translation of the above lines: Those who have money, build temples for Shiva! What can a poor… Continue Reading…


Kapalbhati

The word Kapal means ‘forehead’ and the word bhati means ‘light’ or ‘perception of knowledge’. If we observe the way we breath, inhalation is active an exhalation is passive. That means as a result of inhalation exhalation occurs, in the… Continue Reading…


Dhauti : Agnisar Kriya

Dhauti is a series of cleansing technique divided into 3 main groups, Antar Dhauti or Internal Cleansing, Sirsha Dhauti or Head Cleansing and Hrid Dhauti or Thoracic cleansing. Antar Dhauti shall be stressed, keeping the ease of practice and benefits… Continue Reading…


Kunjal Kriya (Vaman Dhauti)

As per Gheranda Samhita, Chapter 1, Shloka 39, भोजनान्ते पिवेदवरि चाकण्ठं पूरितंसुधीः । ऊर्ध्वद्दष्टिक्षणंकृत्वा तज्जलवमयेत्पुनः । नित्यमभ्यास योगेनकफपित्तं निवारयेत् ॥ ३९ ॥ Which means, “After meal, let the wise practitioner drink water full upto the throat, then looking for a… Continue Reading…