Priest Training along Pushkar’s Holy Lake
July 23, 2011 • Photography & Travel
The act of gently pulling the ears is called Palikarsha in Sanskrit. This is usually performed at the beginning of worship in front of Ganesha. Hands are crossed with the right hand pulling on the left ear lobe and the left hand pulling on the right ear lobe. It is often performed standing up, inhaling as you bend down at the knees and exhaling as you stand up straight again. This act mystically stimulates important nerve currents in the body that internalizes awareness preparing the devotee for worship and meditation.
Doctors have only recently discovered this ancient Hindu practice through their medical research. Some call this “new” discovery super brain yoga. See this link to read an article on super brain yoga and here’s also a YouTube video on the same topic.
Today I thought I’d share some images that I photographed of smiling and laughing children during my many travels to India. These pictures remind me of my favorite quote from my guru, Gurudeva Subramuniyaswami: “Life is meant to be lived joyously.” Whether you are going through a challenging time...Read More
It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of my photography posts. As many of you know I am passionate about photography. During a recent trip to South India in December last year I drove past a small village in Tamil Nadu, South India, where it looked like the main industry here was making…Read More
I recently posted about giving a keynote at the 2017 World Knowledge Forum in Seoul, South Korea. Once that event concluded, I spent a couple extra days exploring this wonderful city. I’m particularly drawn to historical sites and spent most of my time exploring a few of the main palaces wi...Read More
I hope to share with you, once or twice a month, one of my passions — photography. I believe it’s so important to make time in life for what you love and who you love. I love photography and always do my best to integrate it into my travels around the world. I’m currently in&hel...Read More