Chatre Sabhagriha, Bharat Kunj Vasahat No.2, Nr.Abhinav School, Paud Fata, Pune
Paud Road, Pune, India- 411038. .
attended in Jul,2011
posted on 16 Apr, 2016
"I was troubled due to Kidney Stones when I resided at Kudal in 2005. I used to experience extreme pain. Someone told me then that drinking beer helps to eject the stones, so I started drinking. Thereafter I was afflicted by Piles - it was like worsening my situation. The stones wouldn?t dissolve and the rectum would not stop bleeding. In such a difficult situation, I lost my self-confidence completely. At the time, I met Vilas Sartape at my friend Dr. Navangul?s house. He told me about the three-month course at Ambika Yoga Kutir. I felt a sense of affection and confidence in his words. I then joined the course and was slowly relieved from my pains. I will always be grateful to Ambika Yoga Kutir because I have not fallen sick thereafter, and am completely disease-free. I want others to be free from any illnesses, the way I am, and so I organise workshops at Majalgaon (dist. Beed, Marathwada) regularly, and hope that I can contribute this way in the future too."
Ujjwala Balasaheb Shinde,
attended in Sep,2010
posted on 16 Apr, 2016
"There are bittersweet memories in everyone?s lives. Of those, my sweetest memory is that of my initiation to Yoga. My behaviour was severely affected by the fatigue of managing a home and job, and the irritation that arose from it. Because of this, the peace at home and the physical, mental and familial health was completely ruined. My home would be filled with arguments. It was then that someone suggested the study of Yoga. I thought, ?if I cannot take care of what I already have to do, when will I study Yoga?? But then I thought, let me give it a try once and see. In 2003, I entered the Ghatkopar branch to study Yoga. At once, the environment there uplifted my spirits. I was overwhelmed by the prayers, gayatri, omkar. I decided to complete the three-month course. I do not know when I became completely submerged in the process. That small decision was the beginning of a blissful path. After the course, I joined the repeater?s batch. Without any excuses, I sincerely began undertaking Yoga, and a miracle took place. My life changed completely. I stopped complaining that I had no time. My irritation was replaced by calmness. It helped improve the situation at home. I became physically and mentally healthy. Everyone at home became happy. They happily permitted me to offer Seva(service)at Kutir. Today, I manage my home, job and Yoga studies with ease, sincerity and enthusiasm. Regular practice of Yoga has dome wonders for my stamina. I have definitely benefitted from the shuddhikriyas (purification activities), asanas (physical exercises) and shatkarmas (cleansing processes). I now enjoy the pranayama (breathing exercises) and mudras (gestures). My daughter has also completed the three-month course. What has yoga taught me? Living with contentment, maintaining a smile when there is no reason for one, maintaining a balance without falling into the trap of rage, moving forward despite obstacles. The one thing that I regret is that I could not meet Guruji. But by giving my utmost to this global work that he has begun, I am going to do my small bit. Like Krishna has said in the Bhagavad Gita, ?karmanyevadhikaraste ma phaleshu kadachana? (your right is only to your actions, never to their fruits). I have taken up service with this spirit, and will continue it whole-heartedly. May Guruji bless me with the strength and opportunity to wipe away the tears of those who grieve. "