Overcoming obstacles

Overcoming obstacles

Pic © Efimova Anna shutterstock   Possibly the most well-known and beloved God of auspicious beginnings, Gaṇapati or Ganeśa is a benevolent force, who when invoked, helps us recognize the subtle (or obvious!) obstacles encountered in our daily lives and also...
What is special about 108?

What is special about 108?

  A quick google search shows an overwhelming number of explanations for the significance of the number 108 in the practice of Japa – the mental repetition (or loud for beginners) of mantra as a meditative practice. Some explain that 1 stands for the highest...
The power of Truth – Śraddha in Yoga

The power of Truth – Śraddha in Yoga

When I first learnt to chant Śraddha Sūktam, a beautiful hymn from Ṛg Veda, I was mesmerised by its meaning. Some of my regular students accuse me of being mesmerised by every hymn I learn, and this is completely, happily true! In any case, here’s a little excerpt of...