Yoga is that inward journey which takes you to your real Self, to your Soul, through your own Self. Happy International Yoga Day 2021
On this special celebration of International Yoga Day, we gathered at International Siddhashram Shakti Centre- UK, with His Holiness Shri Rajrajeshwar Guruji to learn about Yoga and the traditional practices passed on through generations.
What is Yoga? In the West we are so caught up with the physical aspect of the practice, but often forget that Yoga starts with the breath; sitting down, closing our eyes and focusing on breathing in and out.
Guruji explained how to activate the fire within ourselves by breathing in through the left nostril and breathing out through the right, and vice versa (called Anulom vilom). The benefits of practising anulom vilom is that it calms the mind and relieves mental and physical stress and it also improves concentration, spiritual power and memory strength, helping us keep more in touch with our body and nature.
Moreover we were taught how Yoga practices are intercorrelated with the 5 elements (fire, air, sky, earth and water) and how we can use simple techniques to improve our life and health by tapping in and expanding our elements.
The nine planets, the Sun and Moon were also mentioned and how everything in the universe has its own place and benefit.
These higher energies surrounding us can help work their magic in our daily lives if we pray to them.
His Holiness Shri Rajrajeshwar Guruji’s teaching was eye opening and full of enjoyment. To add to this beautiful event, we were also joined by His Eminence Lelung Rinpoche, and are looking forward to meeting him in the Buddhist Temple to carry on developing and expanding our souls journey and our spiritual knowledge through Yoga and Meditation.