Sunday, May 29, 2011

Om Namah Sivaya

Om Namah Sivaya, also a greeting used in the same manor as Namaste, the hands are brought to prayer position in front of the heart centre, like forming a lotus bud, a sign of complete balanced energy, the left and right in harmony. So Om Namah Sivaya, namah meaning to salute, Siva being the all auspicious being. So we salute Lord Siva the all auspicious being, however as in Namaste, it is also recognizing that divine being within you, so also it could be said that the meaning is I salute you the all auspicious being.
Yoga Mangala follows the teachings of Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnu-Devananda, in the time tested ancient techniques and philosophy of classical Hatha yoga.
I pray you will attain, health, happiness and eternal peace. May the long time sun shine upon you, and all love surround you.
Om shanti :-)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Namaste, the greeting when we put our hands together in the prayer position in front of our heart centre, but what does it mean?
Simply, I salute you, but who are we saluting? The body is considered illusionary, something that comes and goes, it is a temporary abode. We salute beyond the body and beyond the mind also, Namaste; I salute the divinity within you, the light within you, or I salute the God which you are, you are the eternal being.
Yoga Mangala, well let this be a place we can share anything yogi, anything pure and light, Mangala meaning the bringer of light, all things good, let this be a happy meeting place; a bridge from the darkness to light, so to you all I hold my hands in prayer the form of a lotus bud about to open, bow my head in humility and greet you all with Namaste.
Om Om shanti - nicky