Thursday, March 19, 2020

Sudarshan Kriya and me

Iam back to the blog. I slowed down things at work end and took an extended leave. While I am studying and being with my family, I get time to reflect. And then i analyse a lot like a true Virgo. Mostly myself, my selfless loving family, life and my priorities. I have begun to like not being rushed, having time to read new books, to just breathe, to see the big picture and voila i have time to meditate and practice Sudarshan Kriya.

In these times when the world around is so chaotic the kriya fills me with hope and positivity. It energises me to take each day head on. They say when life gives u lemons,,,, make lemonade what else. So while I heal from years of tireless hardwork and self neglect kriya helps me to connect dots better. I realised Whatever happens it happens for a reason. Whatever hardships you go through god always has a plan for you. It is ok to slowdown and catch your breath, its ok to live each day as it comes, it is ok to not have a plan. I was this control freak who had her whole life figured out. Now, I am in the present and I dont have plans, even for the next day. I love to see my loved ones, value and nurture them. You dont need too much to be happy, how true.

So onto the Kriya, you can google your nearest art of living centre and join the happiness programme. They have a 3 day programme in which this Kriya is taught. I went for follow ups also as I was hooked. As follow up is in Gurudev's voice so its very special. You have to do it to believe it. Some people with specific medical conditions may want to check with their doctors, before taking to the kriya, but, as far as I am concerned, I have benefitted a lot.

Today there are several spiritual paths available to common people like us and many ways to uplift mind, body and soul. But for me most importantly Sudarshan kriya has given a lot of health benefits. It has uplifted me on days I was blue, it has given me energy, stamina. I dont have any random aches and pains I had earlier. My health is good. The kriya is a great mood uplifter, I feel so much happier on days I have done my kriya than when I missed. I Know I am a better person with my kriya, why dont you give it a try.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Who am I?

Am i the the commanding manager at work or the submissive mom who lives to cook n feed?

Am i the romantic at heart or the groaning mid life wife?

Am i my golden highlights or the greys that catch me in the sun?

Am i the considerate friend or the do not disturb, i am in my world loner.

Am i the roast coffee girl or adrak ki chai person?

Am i kind or i am weak?

Am i the shy and quiet or the bubbly of the party?

Am i a dreamer or the practical doer?

Am i the person who is ready to walk a new path discovering trails and quaint places with my family or i wanna rule the corporate?

Am i the invigorating snow clad peaks or the quiet of the beach?

Am i the lover or an attention seeker?

Am i the handloom saree with nosepin n gajra lady or frayed jeans with boots roadie?

Am i a religious fanatic or a meditating mystic?

Am i this or that or i am more?

I am an ocean of contradictions and a bundle of non conformities.

But this is what makes it me and my journey my very own and unique.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

My search for Parenting books n podcasts

I have been reading books on parenting which started with Dr SPOCks to now the fattest parenting books in the bookstores to principals of ace schools in India writing on how to bring up children. All I understood is more or less message is universal n here it goes

1. Each child is unique and u should not compare children
2. Love them a lot yet discipline them also.
3. Encourage them n appreciate their uniqueness
4. Be there for them
5. Tell them i love you, several times a day
6. Listen to them, be quiet for some time n wait for them to communicate n tell u whats on their mind
7. Do new things now n then together like a new pottery class or rock climbing
8. Teach values n teach them to respect elders n value of sharing
9. Be an example for them, they learn by watching you. Be your best for them
10. Support them always
11. Give them age appropriate chores

Tell me whats your mantra for raising kids?

Friday, November 23, 2018

Take it easy and why i am so happy

Well, happiness is very relative. Some feel happy on something as small as a cadbury silk n some dont feel that elation even when a promotion knocks their door. I find happiness sometimes even when my little gal chuckles or sometimes eating pani poori. Even buying house, property cars does not make me over the moon. Its in the small things as they say. Connecting with an old friend or family always brings cheers to heart and a feeling that family will always love u hamesha and they never fail to bring smile on ur face no matter whats happening around u. So a family member connected after a long time n it gave me immense satisfaction. Now to update i started doing yoga and sudarshan kriya about a month back and one cant imagine what difference it is bringing to my life. I am no more the dauda dauda bhaga bhaga sa mom. I take pleasure in doing things slowly, i plan well, i am waking early, m so energetic through the day, though initially i felt all drained for a week 10 days, but now life is starting for me. To update i had, while chasing my career piled on 10kg of weight in last 3 years n things were not good, health wise also. But life picked up after i started Aol sudarshan kriya n i cant thank the kind lady in our community enough who literally pushed me into this course. So i lost around 3 kgs weight in 43 days of kriya. Although this is also a by product of being regular in meals, sleeping in time n being content which sudarshan kriya is teaching me. I cant really explain but i speak so softly now, i dont give up fast. I dont get worked up n i dont care about anything much. I have such good focus. I know that i need to take care of myself n those around and for that i need to be fit. I took up this program to learn sudarshan kriya but was not expecting anything miraculous, but you have to do it to feel it n witness urself. Ok so that got me thinking today as to how much i had been neglecting myself in the past few years. So new agenda for the new me is

Sudarshankriya daily
Meditation once in two days atleast, i learnt sahaj so gotta dtarr doong it
Gloss n gloss some more, had forgotten lipsticks
Self evaluation n inward looking life
Not dependent on anyone
Long long hair well maintained
Regular head n body massage
Hair pack n mild shampoo
Rica wax schedule every month
Dinner before 7.30pm nothing after that
Improve vocabulary learn 5 words daily before sleep
Facial cream before bed after wake up n wash face
Moisturise feet once in two days
No anger on anyone
Breathe n let go
Enjoy the journey
Live in the moment
Do more and more programs of art of living
Stay inthe ashram n do the next course

So dear readers i began the journey of self discovery after few years of workaholicism and bad work life balance. Something started feeling right just after my first session of kriya. Cant dream of not doing it even a single day since i started. Every person finds his or her calling sometime or later. I found mine and now i am in a happy space. Jai guru dev.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Ayn Rand- The Fountainhead- Its not a book review

I had been meaning to read this book for over a decade. Ordered it on amazon on a listless day. From the first page I knew my life is changed. This book is a must read. It will nourish you like no parent can and charm you like no lover will. Its words will find you during some of your most vibrant moments and some really low ones. The book, the characters will stay with you forever especially Roark. Read it and keep the feeling safe.
The book will raise a lot of questions within you. I am trying to find mine. Happy reading

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

So many woes- one solution

These days a major part of my day is spent on the streets of Hyderabad. Its really hot and scorching sun here, but luckily no madness of the winters of North. I am happy to have come here. The glamour of Hitec City, the quiet of Hussain Sagar, the pristine Golconda, the hustle bustle of Chaar Minar and the awesome roads and numerous gardens makes for a nice city. Amidst the city's goodness i yearn to be a a child again, i long to visit the cities which acted as platforms to send me here, Lucknow, Allahabad, Kanpur, Jabalpur, Rajkot, Dhrangadhara. Small cities, little pleasures, no traffic snarls and loads of time.

I wonder that in spite of reaching where i wanted to, in life, why i don't feel complete and at peace. Why something is always missing. Why i long to go to a quaint town n stay in a rural setting. Sometimes i yearn to be just a housewife and no daily targets and meetings etc. etc. Sometimes i feel fortunate to be working and earning for myself in a stable job. Yet this dualism never stops.

Why human being is never satisfied. Why he wants what he does not have? These yearnings throw me off balance at times, but i have found sitting in silence and yoga to be good solutions for an ever working, wandering being. Deep breathing also helps.

Another perspective could be that we keep evolving constantly, so what interested us 10 years back, we move to something else. We evolve n renew frequently, all that's required is to re-evaluate current reality with aspirations and how to go about it.

So how do u guys stay grounded and at peace?