Gratitude and Yoga

One of my favorite photos – Magnolia flower at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens, Virginia 

I did my yoga routine. Finished my Surya Namaskara. And chanted Patanjali mantra. A beautiful day started with a grateful heart. It felt good from inside out. But this doesn’t happen every day. I wish I could. But I try. It’s a practice and needs to be practiced every day. Continue reading



A beautiful sunset  on this windy day …

Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees. 

– B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life 

Festival of Lights – Deepavali/Diwali

I am blessed and happy to celebrate Deepavali/Diwali with my family. Diwali is around the corner and almost all in every Indian home preparation is underway. Many festive foods, beautiful diyas, decorative rangoli, and family/friends celebrations are taking place. It’s a joyful celebration with friends and family.

Wishing you all a happy, healthy and peaceful year ahead. Happy Diwali!!

Om asatoma sadgamaya.
Tamasoma jyotirgamaya.
Mrityorma amritamgamaya.
Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.

Om, lead me from the unreal to the real.
Lead me from darkness to the light.
Lead me from death to eternal life.
Om, peace, peace, peace.

Shanti Mantra from Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

This peaceful Sanskrit mantra is widely chanted in many Yoga classes for meditation.

Lead Me

Today after many days … it seems like we are getting our lives back. After darkness, there is light peeking through…

Lead Me from the Unreal to the Real

From the Darkness into Light

From Death to Eternity

– Brihadaranyaka Upanishad