108 names of Shiva

1

Aashutosh

One Who Fulfills Wishes Instantly

2

Aja

Unborn

3

Akshayaguna

God With Limitless Attributes

4

Anagha

Without Any Fault

5

Anantadrishti

Of Infinite Vision

6

Augadh

One Who Revels All The Time

7

Avyayaprabhu

Imperishable Lord

8

Bhairav

Lord Of Terror

9

Bhalanetra

One Who Has An Eye In The Forehead

10

Bholenath

Kind Hearted Lord

11

Bhooteshwara

Lord Of Ghosts And Evil Beings

12

Bhudeva

Lord Of The Earth

13

Bhutapala

Protector Of The Ghosts

14

Chandrapal

Master Of The Moon

15

Chandraprakash

One Who Has Moon As A Crest

16

Dayalu

Compassionate

17

Devadeva

Lord Of The Lords

18

Dhanadeepa

Lord Of Wealth

19

Dhyanadeep

Icon Of Meditation And Concentration

20

Dhyutidhara

Lord Of Brilliance

21

Digambara

Ascetic Without Any Clothes

22

Durjaneeya

Difficult To Be Known

23

Durjaya

Unvanquished

24

Gangadhara

Lord Of River Ganga

25

Girijapati

Consort Of Girija

26

Gunagrahin

Acceptor Of Gunas

27

Gurudeva

Master Of All

28

Hara

Remover Of Sins

29

Jagadisha

Master Of The Universe

30

Jaradhishamana

Redeemer From Afflictions

31

Jatin

One Who Has Matted Hair

32

Kailas

One Who Bestows Peace

33

Kailashadhipati

Lord Of Mount Kailash

34

Kailashnath

Master Of Mount Kailash

35

Kamalakshana

Lotus-Eyed Lord

36

Kantha

Ever-Radiant

37

Kapalin

One Wears A Necklace Of Skulls

38

Khatvangin

One Who Has The Missile Khatvangin In His Hand

39

Kundalin

One Who Wears Earrings

40

Lalataksha

One Who Has An Eye In The Forehead

41

Lingadhyaksha

Lord Of The Lingas

42

Lingaraja

Lord Of The Lingas

43

Lokankara

Creator Of The Three Worlds

44

Lokapal

One Who Takes Care Of The World

45

Mahabuddhi

Extremely Intelligent

46

Mahadeva

Greatest God

47

Mahakala

Lord Of All Times

48

Mahamaya

Of Great Illusions

49

Mahamrityunjaya

Great Victor Of Death

50

Mahanidhi

Great Storehouse

51

Mahashaktimaya

One Who Has Boundless Energies

52

Mahayogi

Greatest Of All Gods

53

Mahesha

Supreme Lord

54

Maheshwara

Lord Of Gods

55

Nagabhushana

One Who Has Serpents As Ornaments

56

Nataraja

King Of The Art Of Dancing

57

Nilakantha

Blue Necked Lord

58

Nityasundara

Ever Beautiful

59

Nrityapriya

Lover Of Dance

60

Omkara

Creator Of OM

61

Palanhaar

One Who Protects Everyone

62

Parameshwara

First Among All Gods

63

Paramjyoti

Greatest Splendour

64

Pashupati

Lord Of All Living Beings

65

Pinakin

One Who Has A Bow In His Hand

66

Pranava

Originator Of The Syllable Of OM

67

Priyabhakta

Favourite Of The Devotees

68

Priyadarshana

Of Loving Vision

69

Pushkara

One Who Gives Nourishment

70

Pushpalochana

One Who Has Eyes Like Flowers

71

Ravilochana

Having Sun As The Eye

72

Rudra

The Terrible

73

Rudraksha

One Who Has Eyes Like Rudra

74

Sadashiva

Eternal God

75

Sanatana

Eternal Lord

76

Sarvacharya

Preceptor Of All

77

Sarvashiva

Always Pure

78

Sarvatapana

Scorcher Of All

79

Sarvayoni

Source Of Everything

80

Sarveshwara

Lord Of All Gods

81

Shambhu

One Who Bestows Prosperity

82

Shankara

One Who Gives Happiness

83

Shiva

Always Pure

84

Shoolin

One Who Has A Trident

85

Shrikantha

Of Glorious Neck

86

Shrutiprakasha

Illuminator Of The Vedas

87

Shuddhavigraha

One Who Has A Pure Body

88

Skandaguru

Preceptor Of Skanda

89

Someshwara

Lord Of All Gods

90

Sukhada

Bestower Of Happiness

91

Suprita

Well Pleased

92

Suragana

Having Gods As Attendants

93

Sureshwara

Lord Of All Gods

94

Swayambhu

Self-Manifested

95

Tejaswani

One Who Spreads Illumination

96

Trilochana

Three-Eyed Lord

97

Trilokpati

Master Of All The Three Worlds

98

Tripurari

Enemy Of Tripura

99

Trishoolin

One Who Has A Trident In His Hands

100

Umapati

Consort Of Uma

101

Vachaspati

Lord Of Speech

102

Vajrahasta

One Who Has A Thunderbolt In His Hands

103

Varada

Granter Of Boons

104

Vedakarta

Originator Of The Vedas

105

Veerabhadra

Supreme Lord Of The Nether World

106

Vishalaksha

Wide-Eyed Lord

107

Vishveshwara

Lord Of The Universe

108

Vrishavahana

One Who Has Bull As His Vehicle



Spirit of Yoga

The spirit of yoga is universal.

It is not a culture or organization.

It is not limited to a location on the planet.

Even though it was born in India, the reality of yoga is not a cultural tradition.

This spirit goes beyond, borders, boundaries, races and any other forms of divisions.

This spirit is not fixed in a set of rules and disciplines.

Yoga is here to free your mind, not to limit you within a set of limiting patterns.

There is no suppression or constriction.

There is only freedom, open space, clarity, brightness and beauty.

Where to start?

You can start here and now.

The state of yoga is a not a distant reality that you project into the future.

It is a mind state that you wake up in the moment.

Right now, there are dozens of actions you can take to activate the flow of life force in your being.

Most of these actions are simple and require no discipline at all.

Yoga is a natural path

It is not a constriction or suppression of your being.

Yoga is freedom!

It is total freedom!

So, get away altogether from this idea of rigid discipline which limits your mind within a constricted frame.

You want to open space. 

You want to expand and energize your sphere of life force.

Wake up your life power

Your life power is the basic energy which activates your being.

It is the essence which flows in you.

Life power is precious.

The goal of yoga is to activate and clear your life channels.

You wake up your life power by activating your mind, body and spirit and aligning them with powerful streams of inspiration.

You wake up your life power by removing whatever blocks the flow of life force in your being.

Life force is like water.

It is the flow of incarnation into matter.

Where there is space and clarity, it naturally flows.

Now, the mind and the body are refined architectures.

You want to design a vehicle which is super conductive to life.

To design such vehicle you need the power to protect it and strengthen it.

You need as well key mind sets which fit with this evolution line. 

What are your tools?

The goal is to invite a greater stream of life force in your being and to remove whatever might be stopping this flow.

The moment you connect with yoga, you connect with tools, practices, mind sets, ideas, inner architectures.

You become aware of your actions and their impact on your life and your mind.

You realize that you are the conscious designer of your existence.

You have the power to reshape your life, being and energy according to the universal plan of yoga.

Your first tools are your body and mind.

These are your vehicles.

In your mind, you have thoughts and emotions.

Thoughts and emotions are the visible reflection of an energy impacting on your being.

When you connect with the spirit of yoga, you simply “fine-tune” your vehicle to become super conductive to the flow of universal life force.

You tune your body and mind through Kriya – Conscious action.

An action is anything you do, think or feel.

When your actions are in tune with the long term evolution plan for your being and the planet, you invite a greater flow of life force in your being.

You synchronize your actions with a vaster reality.

How to manifest a state of yoga

Yoga means unity.

When you are in a state of unity you manifest your universal identity.

You function from a place where there is no separation between you and the cosmos, the planet, nature and humankind.

You know that we do live in a field of unified consciousness, right?

You experienced it in many ways.

Now, the goal of yoga is to experience that field all the time.

It is to be in a state of mystical union every single minute.

Now, the effects of this state of unity are so powerful that they transform your mind and body forever.

How to manifest a state of yoga?

The first step is to really understand what you want to do.

Once you have understanding, you need to connect with a stream of power and inspiration that will take you there.

It is like swimming in a river that takes you to the sea.

Yoga is an invisible system.

No one fully owns it.

It is anywhere you are, not just in a Himalayan cave.

The next step is to ask for help.

It is very simple:

This energy field can't connect with you unless you want to.

Simply express your call in one way or another:

  • "I am ready"

  • "Can you guide me?"

  • "I need your help"

Or any other expression of your desire to connect with that energy reality.

That's it 🙂

It's not so much the words, it is the intention.

Realize that you are communicating with a field of intelligence which is much vaster than yourself and much vaster than a person.

Now, you probably won't see the sky opening up or a voice talking to you. Even though this could happen as well... Maybe 🙂

The guidance and inspiration you might receive is usually much more subtle.

Here are some examples of what can happen:

  • There is no clear answer but the following day you feel inspired to do something.

  • This action might look insignificant but it is one small step in the right direction.

  • Or you might have a sudden realization two days later.

  • Or you suddenly feel a strong stream of bliss.

  • Or you feel nothing at all.

  • Etc.

These are only some examples of course. 

The range of experiences you can have is so diverse. 

It is impossible to even attempt to describe them all.

The next step is to respond to this inspiration and actually take action.

Now, taking action can often feel like a small risk. 

You don't really know what you are responding to.

It simply feels right.

To take action you need to trust yourself, trust your instinct and trust your source of inspiration.

As you can see, the whole process of manifesting a state of Yoga has its own inner dynamic.

While none of this is fixed and crystallized, you will still recognize some form of coherence behind the inspiration that touches you.

It all makes total sense once you start taking action in that direction.

Now, this "trust" dimension is essential.

Nothing happens unless you fully trust this field of energy and respond to it.

This field of energy can't inspire you unless you ask for help and guidance.

It might be just a one time question or call.

Or it might be a call you renew every day through meditation for instance.

This energy reality simply responds accordingly.

You are free!

This is not exclusive. 

The fact that you relate to this specific line of evolution does not mean that you have to cut contact with everything else.

It is not exclusive. 

You are free!

That's it for today

Enjoy!