It would be great to meet and share experience and notes about yoga.
However, since that is not possible, specifically at this time, and more generally because of time and distances, these notes from me to you.
Please read, and share this with your family. Do allow me to make a difference and a contribution to your life.
Prevention Rather Than Cure
During this time of terrible fear and an unknown and unknowable disease, the world has been looking in the one direction of damage control, treatment and vaccine.
However, there are many people, who have a view based on ancient wisdom, modern scientific research and common sense, and have suggested a better method of dealing with the problem.
The alternative view is to proactively reduce stress and fear, develop immunity and cultivate a calmer state of mind and emotions.
How will this approach help? Please read my view here below.
Since the earliest times that I started practicing yoga over 27 years ago, I noticed one thing clearly – I fall sick almost never, and when I do, I recover very, very quickly.
I started teaching yoga over 25 years ago, and I noticed the same resilience in the students that I taught. They fell sick rarely and recovered really quickly.
As I studied yoga and practiced it and taught and observed thousands of people, and learnt from various sources including the ancient scriptures, I came to understand that yoga provides everything we need at this very time.
With nearly a quarter of a century of experience behind me, it is now beginning to dawn on me, that I have a message to share with you and the world – yoga can help us show the way.
And it is also that kind of a time – anything that can help, we must put to use.
However, what I am suggesting is bigger than just trying – it will work!
Let the slogan be “Stay home, stay safe”. But remember to add this. Do yoga. Be immune.
I present my view about an “yogic immunization” programme with the detailed explanation of the practice of Kapalabhati.
The Sanskrit word Kapalabhati hints to the practitioner and the onlooker alike, what it is meant to do. Loosely translated it means Shining Skull. A better interpretation is like this – do Kapalabhati, and get a glowing face, an outer manifestation of an inner reality of prime health!
The practice of Kapalabhati by definition, offers you the best defense against disease. The practitioner, whose internal systems are working so well, and so efficiently, has a serene face and a shining forehead.
The Three Benefits of Kapalabhati
1. To begin with, Kapalabhati is a cleansing practice, a Kriya, devised by ancient yogis, to perform certain specific things in the human body. It stimulates and invigorates the entire breathing apparatus. It cleanses the lungs, the nasal passages and the sinuses. The focus on forceful exhalations results in a more profound, complete and efficient intake of breath. The respiratory system thus becomes very strong, capable and resilient.
2. During Kapalabhati, the