“The physical body that we see in the mirror is only 1/5th of us. There are four more layers and through Sanatan Kriya, you can look beautiful not only from outside, but also make yourself pure from within.” explains Yogi Ashwini, a Yoga Guru of Dhyan Foundation.
With centres all over India and also in the US, UK and Germany, the guru is spreading awareness about the authentic path of yoga.
He shares some success stories – a fashion designer who lost all the extra kilos that did not leave her despite years of gymming and dieting, in just three months through meditation. An ordinary looking interior decorator turned so attractive within weeks without any treatments, therapies or surgeries, that even models and actresses envy her.
Apart from making one look beautiful, Sanatan Kriya, a yoga form that is an assimilation of the eight limbs and helps leading a balanced life, also helped a salesman working at a multi-national corporation become manager at the national level in no time.
Yogi Ashwini is also the author of ‘Sanatan Kriya, The Ageless Dimension’, that is considered a thesis on anti-ageing by leading doctors of the country. In his visit to the city to conduct a workshop, he highlighted ancient techniques of body sculpting and anti-ageing. He shares, “The Kriya is done in 16 sets. I will teach them to do tadasana, bhujangasana, sarpasana and various others in the right way. The pace of doing asanas would be different for every person depending on their capability,” he explains.
Through Dhyan Foundation, he wants to extend the knowledge of doing yoga the right way to people for free. “The way a modern man leads his life is quite different from how it was earlier. I have formulated this in a way that it suits the modern man,” explains the Yogi adding that the motive of performing the asanas is to balance your body.
Sanatan Kriya, as devised by Yogi Ashwini, addresses a person in totality making for a complete balance in all spheres of existence – physical, emotional, financial and mental. The result is a confident and balanced individual with sharpness of mind, creative thinkingand emotional stability and – the perfect mantra for success in any field. “But one should make sure that they practice it with right guru as he will help the disciple increase consciousness. And the disciple should come with pure heart. He should not have ego. Only then he will be able to practice it the right way,” he advises.
Yogi Ashwini has been practicing Yoga for decades and when asked if the number of people joining his foundation increased recently he says, “Yes, it has. Problems of people have definitely increased. All of them look for ways to attain peace in life.”
Performing asanas also keeps protected from diseases.
He says, “If a person is balanced, he will never fall sick.” The workshop was open to all on first-come-first-serve basis for 100 people.
Along with his other disciples he was also accompanied by a former Miss India Universe Nikita Anand who is one of his disciples.
The Dhyan Foundation is also actively engaged in a host of charities including free distribution of food at multiple places, saving wildlife and looking after injured animals, running schools for street kids, sponsoring higher education of the poor and the blind, finding employment for the unemployed, spreading awareness about environmental issues, to name a few.
It is run solely by volunteers, who hail from all walks of life – business magnates, journalists, doctors, designers, lawyers, scholars, home-makers – driven and guided on the path of sadhna and service by Yogi Ashwini.
For healthy life by Yogi Ashwini
To practice Sanatan Kriya, it’s important to find a right guru.
Unlearn what you have already learnt about yoga before getting on to Sanatan Kriya and learn it with a pure mind.
The number of times you breathe in a minute accounts to the number of years you will live. Breathe only eight times in a minute to live longer.
Keep your spine erect.
Help the needy (human being or an animal) to gain good karma.
Don’t practice yoga in front of television.
Practice it regularly.
Don’t be tied to maya.