“The purpose of Yoga is to unite these two principles, so that Shiva and Shakti become One within the Self.”
MahaShivaratri is one of the most sacred nights of the year for a Yogi; it is the night of the marriage between Shiva (rooting wisdom and consciousness) and Shakti (abundant creative potential of the Universe). This sacred night is the greatest opportunity for a Yogi to take their spiritual Practice and progress to a higher level.
Swami ji will perform a puja signifying the divine Union, this Puja begins with Swamiji inviting the creative energy field for corresponding Devotas, integrating Shiva Shakti. Offerings are made in specific way, which people will participate in. *You will learn how to do your own personal puja.
This Puja concludes with a short session on the secrets of utilizing the lunar cycles and energy peaks of Shiva and Shakti on each full moon and new moon. Then Swami ji will lead us through a 15-20 min MahaShiva meditation.
Afterwards, a red string, energized by Swami ji will be applied to the wrist of each attendee, to seal the peak lunar energies cultivated during practice. This is an energetic barrier in the form of concentrated thread.
The celebration will end with sweets and prasadam.
Swami Brahmananda Saraswati is a teacher at Rishikesh School of Yoga, his name loosely translates to “channel of bliss”, is the founder of The Nishpatti Foundation, a U.S. based, non-profit organization centered on the humanitarian work of helping children, spreading world peace and sharing the message of yoga.