As from tomorrow, Tuesday 24 January, I am starting my 21 day Shivratri* Sadhana* following Sadhguru’s guidelines from Isha Foundation, which includes daily yogic practices of asana's (postures), mantra's (chants), applying patyahara (vasting) ...
In Yogic tradition both Sadhana’s and the auspicious Hindu celebration of Shivratri are important to raise your spiritual being and energy body.
I invite all yogi's and yogini's to join me and merge with the Supreme. The details of Sadhguru's sadhana can be found here Mahashivratri Sadhana. I do advice, if you're not familiar with such practices do not to do this alone without proper guidance of someone who has experience (feel free to contact me).
*Sadhana (Sanskrit साधन ), literally means to accomplish something. In Yogic traditions it referees to period of spiritual practice with the aim to progressing the sadhaka* towards the very ultimate expression of his or her life in this reality.
Sadhana is a discipline undertaken in the pursuit of a goal, a repeated practice performed with observation and reflection. It is a practice of discipline, concentration, commitment and devotion towards your inner spiritual wellbeing, or the Self.
*A sadhaka, is a person who practices sadhana to merging with one's eternal Source, brahman, or realization of one's personal deity.
*Maha Shivratri which falls on the night of Tuesday the 13th of February is an annual Hindu festival. The tradition celebrates the Great Night of Shiva, where Shiva was married to Parvati, the merging of the female (Shakti) and male (Shiva) energy.
In Yogic traditions, Shiva is not considered as a God but as the first guru, Adi guru, the one who originated the science of yoga. The word “Shiva” means “that which is not.”
On this night, the northern hemisphere of the planet is positioned in such a way that there is a natural upsurge of energy in a human being. Therefore it is important for one to stay awake with the spine upright during this night.
You can read more about the significance & benefits of Mahashivratri on the following links.