07th April 2018
References & Links
1. For an in-depth knowledge of the Temple city , as usual, first help is from Wikipedia. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chidambaram
2. To get a glimpse of the Yoga Centre, of Annamalai University, first reference is of University site itself. http://annamalaiuniversity.ac.in/P04_info.php?dc=P04
The Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga offered by Annamalai University, Comprises a comprehensive Syllabus, spanning to two Practical Personal Contact Program ( PCP ) before the final University exam.
For me, first Spell of PCP was from 27 January 2018 to 4th February.
I was not able to attend the second spell in March, and now I am here for the Final Spell, complementing the missed PCP.
Classes Starts from tomorrow morning 5 am.
Puthuchery Express 16856 from Mangalore ( MAQ), in which I boarded from Kanhangad at 16.05 pm on 06 April 2018, fetched me at Vridhachalam (VRI) by 7.40 am today ( 07 April 2018).
Shri Libin, hailing from Chokli ( Near Thalassery, Kannur, Kerala) was my Companion till Chidambaram Bus Station.
We had our Breakfast from Vandayar Hotel & Restaurant.
I came around and took a room at R.K.V Lodge. Rate is ₹400 per day.
Now , the “Path of Yoga” is infront, adept adapt and adjust…
(-© firstname.lastname@example.org from One Plus 5t)
( Hope, this musings will Continue…)
14.00 pm the yogic belly started to crave leading Renjith to Vandayar Cuisine Restaurant.
15.30 Packed up and rushed to University Guest House.
16.00 with Yoga Texts and records
Nurturing Our Sankalpa Shakti, the sacred Intention
Every prayer must manifest our Sankalpa Shakti in the presence of the moment.
A true Yogic awakening flows with divine grace when we remind ourselves every morning of our daily Sankalpa!
The soft hues of dawn ushers in a surreal silence where we can tap into our deeper self, experiencing the subtle vibrations and sensations which permeate the body, mind, heart and spirit. Yogic Awakening must unfold gentle meditative moments to assuage the flow of our thoughts and sensations reminding ourselves of the need for nurturing our higher being, the soul stirrings of which are in the presence of every moment.
Awakening to a deeper awareness of the breath stirs the soul into this presence of body, mind and heart. Maha Prana is the essence of Shiva and Shakti, the masculine and feminine energies as the flow of Pranic grace. In Yogic parlance we must cultivate the deeper breath of harmony, love and nurturing.
We must heal and calm the Prana before moving into our nightly sleep modes. The deep calm Prana salutes our divinity!
Last thing at night we need to spend some quiet moments in contemplation – how much of our Sankalpa have we allowed to manifest through the presence of every moment…..
Sankalpa is not about punishing ourselves through rigid thoughts and practices. We must formalise a vision or Sankalpa with a positive intention rooted in the presence of every moment beginning with our conscious breath and acknowledging that pure Love is our deeper nature which nurtures our true essence.
The core of every sankalpa is nurturing, and a calm mind helps manifest the sankalpa at a deeper level. Reinforcing the sankalpa as divine grace allows it to manifest in our lives as Shakti.
The positive mind-set formalising the Sankalpa from a meditative, calm and sthira space helps to stir positive vibrations that set the Sankalpa into motion. A peaceful heart nurtured through awareness and clarity is the best place to sow the seed of our sankalpa and to resonate with its sacred intention through the spoken word or mantric Shakti force.
Shakti Sankalpa is the sacred Intention which aspires for higher goals in our lives, manifesting our deeper resolution, determination, tenacity, persistence and perseverance in achieving and fulfilling our dharma.