Saturday, November 01, 2008

Nagula Chaviti ....

I stopped blogging since a while ago ... No deep philosophical thoughts moved me in the last so many months. I guess New York is a better environment or perhaps it is the university life ... So instead of letting my blog die I though perhaps I could write about simple things .. things that I did not think were important before. Like Naren says "when you are out of form, just stay in the context. At least."
Today is Nagula Chaviti. I thought it was not a big festival but when I called Saroja atta, she decided to fast and not cut any food today. So I thought atleast let me pray for a while. So for 10 minutes or so I was just chanting "Subramanyam subramanyam, kartikeya subramanyam" from an old yoga camp.
The power of chanting is unbelievable. I could feel a perceptive difference. A surge of energy and some real nice peace. No wonder the ISCON people do it so much ...
Also the power of Pranayama. Prasad mama made us all do pranayama daily for atleast 3 minutes daily. The minute spent of Kapalabhati was wonderful. Current of energy flowing, vitalizing and the kind of urging to go into meditation ...
Simple things, beautiful things, things that get you back in form !

2 comments:

Arjun said...

Please continue blogging. Your's is an interesting blog. I too had a habit of not blogging unless i felt i had something of vital importance to share, but nowadays i share random thoughts also. It is important to keep the blog going so that you make it a habit of reflecting on even common or day to day events in life.

Anagha Mudigonda said...

Hey Arjun .. You are so right ..
waiting for the perfect inspiration that never comes :)
Just checked your blog. Very lucid. Naren will like it. I'll link it in mine. Hope you don't mind.