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Saturday, 14 January 2012

Fatwa against Surya Namaskara(Sun Salutation)

The huge furore of some people and a Fatwa against yoga came  as a shock to me and i am sure many more must have felt the same. The way some people have given Yoga a religious colour and branded it unislamic is totally unwarranted , nothing but intolerance .I watched the debate on National Television and to my surprise,according to one gentleman  Surya Nanmaskara was worship of Sun,which  is not allowed in their religion,where as its a mere exercise to strengthen  the core .Wanted to tell him, Yoga is Indian and has got nothing to do with any religion .

Surya Namaskara, known in English as Sun Salutation , is a common sequence of Hatha yoga asanas. . This sequence of movements and poses can be practised on varying levels of awareness, ranging from that of physical exercise in various styles..
The physical base of the Practice links together twelve asanas in a dynamically performed series. These asanas are ordered so that they alternately stretch the spine backwards and forwards. When performed in the usual way, each asana is moved into with alternate inhalation and exhalation (except for the sixth asana where the breath is held in external suspension). A full round of Surya namaskara is considered to be two sets of the twelve poses with a change in the second set to moving the opposite leg first through the series.
Some proponents of the use of Surya namaskara as part of the modern yoga tradition prefer to perform it at sunrise, which is considered to be the most  favorable  time of the day does not mean offering prayers to the Sun .

photo credit Kulkarni's Surya Namaskara

Monday, 9 January 2012

5 must follow vastu(architectural science) tips

Most of us at some point of time go through a lean phase in life and thats the time we all rush to astrologers,pundits and try to follow every possible tip available to get some relief. I too  experienced a similar situation when a friend of mine advised me on vastu shastra(architectural science) Not being a superstitious and religious person i have neither criticised or disrespected others beliefs but havealways tried  to seek logic behind their beliefs.Since i was going through a rough time i picked up a few books on Vastu studied them but could find no reasoning . In most of the books no logic was given but everything resulted in loss of money if one did not follow vastu shastra. some of it did make sense to me after i was able to  reason out the scientific logic behind it . i tried to follow what ever made sense to me until i met a learned person ,an expert in vastu from south India who had come to visit my clients factory office in Punjab.Incidentally i happened to be there and out of curiosity i asked him various questions and surprisingly he was able to convince me on most of them. and ever since then i  started believing in vastu which in other words is known as architectural science. Here i would like to share few of them with logic with all of you , in case you feel convinced you must follow it

ONE    -  why the house where one lives should be facing east ?
LOGIC- the sun rises from east and early morning sun is rich source of vitamin D , in the form of calciferol (vitamin D3) is a fat-soluble vitamin. It is found in food, but also can be made in your body after exposure to ultraviolet rays.

 TWO -   why there should be no leaking taps in the house ,does it result in loss of money ?
LOGIC - sounds ridiculous,but the logic is quite convincing,the constant tipping sound of water causes  irritation ,which unables us to think properly and any decision taken in irritation results in wrong decisions which could be at home or at work place,and the wrong decisions at work place make one lose money.

THREE -  why the master bed room should be in the south west corner of the house ?
LOGIC - due to earths magnetic field ,this area gets  the maximum energy which is passed on to us ,since the master of the house is responsible for all the major decisions and is the bread winner requires that energy to make best of it.

FOUR - why the elders in the hose should sleep with their head toward the south where as kids in east ?
LOGIC - our earth has two poles north and south according to vastu the head of a human body is considered north pole and toes the south,we very well know that the opposite poles attract where as similar repell.if we sleep with our head towards south, being  the opposite pole one is able to have a sound sleep where as if the similar poles are put together it  results in constant repell causing sleep less nights.
in case of children who are studying they are advised to sleep with their head towards east so that they can receive early morning rays of sun and the reason is explained in the 1st point mentioned above.
* one is advised sleep with their head towards east or south but never north and west.

FIVE -  why there should be no road  outside the south side of the house ?
LOGIC -no road in the south is advised as the sound of vehicles ,or honking can cause disturbance which might result in sleep less night which is quite logical.
*if  it does make sense to you do let me know i can share a lot more with you which you might find useful . 

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