The Govardhan hill, more widely known as Giriraj ji in Vraja mandala, is considered as the topmost pilgrimage among the Krishna Bhaktas.
The Sanskrit word swara means sound or note. It is also a continuous flow of air through one nostril. Yoga means union, so Swara yoga is a science, which is realization of cosmic consciousness through control and manipulation of breath.
Soon after my birth an astrologer had a look at my birth chart and announced that this boy would become a sannyasi. This statement did not go well with both my parents and grandparents who would have none of that, and sent the astrologer on his way. Although the astrologer did leave, he challenged that if what he had predicted did not happen, he would give up astrology for all time.
Five things are necessary for practising Pranayama. First a good place; second, a suitable time; third, moderate, substantial, light and nutritious food; fourth, patient and persistent practice with zeal, ease and earnestness and lastly the purification of Nadis (Nadi-Suddhi). When the Nadis are purified the aspirant enters the first stage in the practice of Yoga—‘Arambha’.
Indian Puranas, History and The Epics are not fairy tales. They are facts. I have been verifying statements of events mentioned in these texts with the help of Astronomy, etymology of word used, archeological evidence, anthropology, geology and tools like carbon dating, Atomic verification, infra red evaluation, etc.
The story of the birth of Hanuman goes thus: Brihaspati had an attendant called Punjikasthala, who was cursed to assume the form of a female monkey — a curse that could only be nullified if she would give birth to an incarnation of Lord Shiva.