WILL POWER H. Sequiera Through the practice of yoga, one can strengthen one's will power. One does not have to do heroic things to develop one's will power. Doing some simple yoga practices, regularly and with devotion can enhance one's will power. Some selected Pranayama also do the same. Keeping the mind one pointed, while doing the yoga practices, followed by focusing the mind on a candle light, or on one's breath or doing any concentration-centering practice also helps. This enhanced will power then can be applied to the daily chores. Without delay and procrastination it one does the entire chores one has to do willingly and with attention also enhance the will power. Improving one's self control in all dealings during the day, by control of thought and speech also helps. Holding one's tongue (metaphorically that is), also helps one to develop will power and thus control the mind. A short period of 'mauna' (inner and outer silence) greatly helps to develop our will. Control on one's diet is also helpful. Eating at fixed times, foods that enhance one's mental energy is a good way to develop the will. This control also extends to the quantity of food. Going to bed early and getting up early helps one to plan one's day and then apply one's will power to do all things well, with attention and precision. Thus Yoga provides us a framework to improve our will - drop by drop - and develop our will. To develop the will one does not have to do heroic things or think too much; just do it.

DRAWING A LINE by Sudha N. DesaiRani's husband used to admire her qualities of cleanliness and meticulousness. He often praised her in front of his friends and colleagues. She used to keep the house spic and span. Everything would be in its place. Clothes neatly ironed, the children's...

Talk by Judge Shri DharmadhikariI have a liking for Yoga, I have less of an understanding of Yoga. I do find some time to study Yoga and practice it. My people at home do keep telling me that if the judge does not remain poised everything will go haywire. And to keep the judge in a state of equipoise, Yoga is a must. This much I can say with my own experience and the experience of others. When I was informed that Truth was my subject of presentation today, I was in a way relieved because Truth was your subject of presentation today, I was in a way relieved because Truth is intimately connected to Justice with which I am connected. In one of his Ashram talks Gandhiji said that Yoga brings about equipoise in man and take him towards Aparigraha and he is prevented from hoarding things beyond his immediate needs and all these are following the path of truth. Friends, it is very easy to talk about Yoga, but to follow it in everyday practice is extremely difficult. Today if there is any leading light for our judges, advocates and courts it is Mahatma Gandhi. You will also find reference to him in many of the judgments of the Supreme Court and the High Courts. You should understand that this is because truth has a lot of bearing on the administration of justice. You just mentioned that when we go to court, we swear that we shall speak the truth and nothing but the truth.

CAN YOU MANAGE YOUR EMOTIONS - B. L. AgrawalaThere is general misconception that "Yoga stands for Physical Culture", that is, certain physical exercises like stretching, bending, compressing etc. Also that one can keep fit by exercising one's legs, hands, body or by making certain body movements like jumping, jogging, walking,...

- An interview with a Leading Ophthalmic SurgeonIt was a wet and chilly day. A middle aged man with a pleasant appearance came to the doorstep of Institute wiping his glasses and soaking to the skin. "Can we help you?" asked the attendant at the desk. A mild smile, and then, "I was called today. I am Dr. Dave", said the visitor. The person at the desk courteously led him to Shri Yogendraji, The Founder of The Yoga institute. The bond seemed to be instantaneous of two simple great men. After exchanging a few pleasantries an informal discussion ensued. Shri Yogendraji in his vibrant tone said, "I came across a book by Bates, Sight without Glasses and I became intrigued that people did not know about the yogic way for restoring eyesight. So I wrote down in my Yoga Personal Hygiene book how to look after the eyes and other organs of the body by ancient methods. People were amazed to see in our country and in other lands that there was so much that the Yogi knew about internal cleansing and they were able to look after their bodies perfectly well. The doctor said he was not very much acquainted with yogic methods of eye care. We had requested the doctor to clarify a few points which were claimed in Yoga.

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