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Thursday, 17 May 2018

Reading a book turned my life around - Dr. Yogi Bikashananda

Posted by Dhruba Shrestha May 18, 2018 :
Most people are the product of their environment. They learn what they naturally learn, and apply it into their lifestyle. But there are always those handful of individuals, who lead a rather interesting life -- something quite different to common folks in the society. For these select few people, their environment is the product of their life. Dr. Yogi Vikashananda is one such individual. He has spent his adult life teaching yoga. But his contribution to Nepali society doesn’t end just there. Along with yoga, he also trains people in memory enhancement techniques, advanced meditation, and above all spiritual living. But unlike many holy saints, he does not preach religion and God; nor does he claim to heal people with faith or yoga like others. What he really does is encourage common folks with his exceptional oratory skills to bring positive changes in their hearts and minds as a part of his philosophical movement that he is calling Manokranti.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.