This day seven years ago I received a phone call from my friend, Bharath and it was close to midnight. Luckily I was awake and on my way home from second shift.
“Switch on the TV and watch Aastha Channel”
A devotional channel in the night? I asked “Whyy?”
“Its Mahashivarathri and there is live music and its great” quipped my friend.
I switched the TV on and here was some anonymous drummers performing live.
I was just drawn in and there is no looking back.
It was the day(night) I looked out of the well and was really beautiful…
I owe it to my friend for remembering me and giving me a call while he was in the midst of such an energetic space.
From then on, yoga has been part of my life and I wait eagerly for MahaShivarathri – The night of nameless ecstasies
This year its on Feb 24th 2017. A night-long Celebration happens at Isha Yoga center Coimbatore with Discourses by Sadhguru, Powerful Meditations and some great music to keep you awake. The live web-stream can be watched at
http://mahashivarathri.org/live/ or on TV.
to know about the significance of Mahashivarathri click the link below
We have a Inner Engineering yoga program conducted Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev in Detroit from October 12-14th, 2012 in Cobo Center. I have attended this program 3 years ago in Hyderabad. I was going through a difficult with things happening not the way I wanted. It changed many things in me physically, mentally and my life.
Earlier I used to feel bad about my short comings. ” Hope I was that way-wish I was more fit, more outgoing.” A lot of thought would go into thinking about what others think. In all this mess of trying to change myself, I concluded that its difficult to change oneself. It’s the software, you can’t change your responses, mannerisms, way of thinking.
After attending this program and regular practice brought about a silent change in me. Did I become Extrovert, strong, cool?
More than that I started accepting the way I am. In harmony with me and that feels good. I lost “what others think” thoughts completely, became a bit more expressive.
Physically, there were lot of changes. I lost the frequent head aches bothering me, no acidity even if I miss regular food time. I am more fit. Can go with the daily routine even with less sleep. Sometimes there is a temptation to go back to my earlier self but now I know the medicine!
There is much more about yoga than just the things I mentioned above. it is a profound science not associated with any religion or country. It’s only that it was extensively popular in India.
Many of my friends and colleagues feel it’s still not time for Yoga. you have to be retired for that. But my experience after taking the program was ” Wish I took this long back”. My friend Bharath took this program and used to do his yoga regularly. seeing that I used to comment, “what are you doing, man? Is this that good?” But one fine day I felt the need and I am here.
Below is the link of the program details. Please share it with friends, thank you.
Please take time to see this video –http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs15bPdkHU4
MahaShivarathri is one of the significant festivals of India. Shivrathri festival falls on the 14th day of the dark fortnight in the month of Phalgun. Shivarathri is the darkest night and celebrates the grace of Shiva who is considered the Adi Guru in Yogic Traditions.
This night the planetary positions are such that it is enormously beneficial for one’s physical and spiritual well being to stay awake and aware the whole night, with the spine straight.
It’s a night long celebration at Isha Yoga center Coimbatore. Don’t know if I can stay awake the whole night as I am down with an accident.
It can watched Live on AASTHA TV from 3rd March 6PM to 6AM the following day.
Can also watch the live webcast at http://live.isha.co/mahashivarathri-live/
For INVITATION click here