Common Yoga Protocol Session | Video & PDF in English Version

Common Yoga Protocol Session | Video & PDF in English Version

Yoga brings peace to body mind and soul. International Day of Yoga is celebrated every year on June 21.


Common Yoga Protocol has been designed by AYUSH (Government of India) with the consensus of all the experts. CYP comprises day-to-day Yoga practice for the masses to reap all the benefits of Yoga. The protocol intends to create general awareness among the masses to attain peace, harmony and well-being through Yoga practices e.g. Yoga Nidra, Pranayama, Dhyan, etc. Download the PDF version of the Yoga Protocol (link given below) and enjoy watching the video of the Yoga Protocol and keep learning and continue to reap the benefits of Yoga practices. You can watch the video and follow the instructions.

Common Yoga Protocol PDF English Version Download

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Why Hatha Yoga?

Why Hatha Yoga?

If we take Yoga as a philosophy (Darshan) then sage Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra’s are the final authority on the topic which includes 8 limbs of Yoga; Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyan, Samadhi. There are 5 Yamas & 5 Niyamas which are basically codes of ethics & personal practices and require control over mind and strong will-power.

Controlling the mind is not an easy task even for advanced practitioners of Yoga that’s why Hatha Yoga was suggested which starts with physical cleansing. Hatha Yogis realized it is easy to control the physical body through which they can also control the mind. Thanks to Swami Swatmarama who codified Hatha Yoga and wrote Hatha Yoga Pradipika. “True Yoga” is to realize the SELF while living in the body and connect Atma (Soul) to Pramatma (Super Consciousness), it does not matter which path we take.

Most people practice Hatha Yoga for better health which is a byproduct of practicing Hatha Yoga (mainly Asana, Pranayama, & meditation).

Total health ignites spirituality. My personal belief is once people start practicing Yoga (Postures & Breathing Exercies) the quest arises to go deeper and know who I am?

Hatha Yoga which includes Asana, Pranayama, Shatkarma, Mudra, & Bandha not only provides you good health but awakens the vital energy channels within you. As per Swami Muktibodhananda “Hatha Yoga is not just a physical practice but a process of cellular transmutation from gross to subtle to divine. Thus Hatha Yoga was considered the foundation of all Higher Yogas”.

Since Hatha Yoga provides a foundation, we should encourage more people to do Asana & Pranayama. Hari Om Tat Sat!

Arogya Canada Celebrating International Day of Yoga

Arogya Canada Celebrating International Day of Yoga

I am very passionate about Yoga and always support the initiatives taken for International Day of Yoga since its inception in 2015. This year I am supporting Arogya Canada in their endeavor to celebrate International Day of Yoga 2022 which will be celebrated at 2nd floor of the Burnaby Hindu Temple located at 5420 Marine Drive, Burnaby, BC on Saturday, June 11, 2022; 9am-11am. It is a free event and all are welcome to attend but prior registrations is required. Visit to register for this free yoga event.

Please visit to view the list of International Day of Yoga 2022 events in Metro Vancouver.

Bollywood Musical Evening – Saturday, April 16

Bollywood Musical Evening – Saturday, April 16

Enjoy the evening of Bollywood music with these two local versatile singers Jazz & Geetanjali at James Street Café in Burnaby – closer to Vancouver. An evening full of live Bollywood songs from old classics to newer hits! Come and enjoy your favourite live songs, sing along and dance!  Cover charge only $10.

Date & Time: Saturday, April 16, 2022; 7:30pm
Location: James Street Cafe 3819, Canada Way, Burnaby

Contact Jazz Mattu @ 604-808-9393 for more information or to reserve your spot.

The Kashmir Files Movie Now in Vancouver Cinemas | Watch it on Big Screen

The Kashmir Files Movie Now in Vancouver Cinemas | Watch it on Big Screen

Vivek Agnihotri’s movie “The Kashmir Files” throws light on the genocide and persecution of Kashmiri Pandits.

The movie was released on 11th March, 2022 worldwide but it is releasing late in Greater Vancouver Area. There was no plans earlier but due to the strong Community demand the film is now playing in local Cinemas (Landmark & Cineplex).  A petition at was also started by the Vancouver Indian Community members requesting Zee Studios to play the film in big screens. They were demanding that they had right to know what happened in the history and how the Kashmiri Pundit community became refugees in their own country.

The movie ‘The Kashmir Files’, is produced by Zee Studios and Tej Narayan Agarwal, Abhishek Agarwal, Pallavi Joshi, and Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri, written and directed by Vivek Agnihotri.

Check the websites of Landmark & Cineplex for the schedule of movie shows. At the time of writing this post, weekends shows were pretty full but the weekday shows still had seats available.

Win $150 Gift Card | Celebrate Lohri, Makar Sakranti, Pongal with Neeraj Kumar

Win $150 Gift Card | Celebrate Lohri, Makar Sakranti, Pongal with Neeraj Kumar

On the occasion of Lohri/Pongal/Makar Sankranti 2022, Neeraj Kumar Realtor and Akbar’s Own Dining Lounge are coming together to offer gift card of value 150$

Giveaway rules are simple:

  1. LIKE THE FACEBOOK PAGE @Neeraj Kumar Realtor
  2. TELL us your favorite January Festival and TAG three people  you would like to take out for Dinner on the festive occasion in comments of this Facebook post
  3. For bonus entries, tag more people in separate comments

The Giveaway runs until January 14th, 2022. Winners will be announced on Facebook and contacted directly by Neeraj Kumar.

About Neeraj Kumar Realtor:

Neeraj Kumar is a passionate REALTOR® providing excellent real estate services in Metro Vancouver. He is associated with eXp Realty . He is a Yoga Enthusiast and actively involved in the community. Visit his Real Estate page if you have any Real Estate needs.

About Akbar’s Own Dining Lounge:

Akbar’s Own is recognized as one of the finest Indian restaurants in the Vancouver area. Visit their website to learn more about them

** This giveaway is not sponsored either by Facebook or eXp Realty **

First Time Home Buyers Seminar

First Time Home Buyers Seminar

Come and join us for this Free Information Session for the First Time Home Buyers and get yourself educated to know what is required to buy your first home in BC, Canada.

What to expect in this online seminar?

We will try to cover the following very important points:

  • A to Z of home buying process in British Columbia
  • How and when to prepare for your mortgage and financing
  • The most common mistakes made by first time home buyers
  • Basics of Financing/Mortgage
  • Role of a lawyer in Real Estate transactions
  • Answer to your questions related to Real Estate & Financing

About the presenters:

Neeraj Kumar – Real Estate Agent

Neeraj is a dedicated & trustworthy real estate advisor operating in Metro Vancouver. He is a good listener and listens to his clients needs very carefully and provides friendly and professional real estate services. Please visit to know more about him.

Anil Kumar – Mortgage Expert

Anil Kumar is ‘your friendly mortgage expert’. Whether you are new to Canada, newly self employed or have a bruised credit. Looking for mortgage for your first home, renewal or refinance, you can rely on him for an expert solution. Please visit to know more about him.

Date & Time: Saturday, January 8, 2022; 11am-1pm

Search Listings For Homes Online:

Visit and search listings for homes online.

Bollywood New Year Party in Surrey

Bollywood New Year Party in Surrey

Proudly supporting this Community event.

#Bollywood #NYE #Party 🎉🎈🥂
North American Music Entertainment & Bollywood Connections presents New Years Eve 2022 Masquerade Ball.

The most talented Bollywood singers in the City are super excited to perform to you and celebrate the new year 2022!!!!

Its going to the most EPIC ….elegant, high energy, exciting ballroom in Vancouver (Surrey)! Book your tickets now. Call Jazz Mattu at 604-808-9393 or Prem at 604-618-7119

Check out the Facebook event for this Bollywood New Year 2022 Party in Surrey

Neeraj Kumar is a licensed Real Estate Agent  with eXp Realty who operates in Metro Vancouver. He is a Yoga Enthusiast and actively involved in the community. Visit his Real Estate page if you have any Real Estate needs. 

Diwali Celebrations in Surrey by Jain Centre of BC

Jain Centre of BC celebrating Diwali 2021 at Grand Taj Banquet Hall in Surrey on October 30, 2021. I am proud to support this community event. I believe in giving back to the society and always support community based events like JCBC Diwali Gala 2021.

Neeraj Kumar is a Platinum Sponsor for JCBC Diwali Gala 2021

This is going to be a diverse community event where all the community members are invited. The event will include DJ Music, Singing, Cultural Show, Indian Buffet Dinner, Raffle prizes & Photo Booth.

Consul General Mr. Manish from Consulate General of India, Vancouver will be one of the chief guests of the event.

Neeraj Kumar is a Real Estate Business owner who operates in Metro Vancouver. He is a Yoga Enthusiast and actively involved in the community. Visit his Real Estate page if you have any Real Estate needs. 

What Determines the Property Value? Know your facts!

What Determines the Property Value? Know your facts!

Determining property value is not limited to when you want to sell. With the ever-changing Vancouver real estate market, it is important to stay on top of what your property is worth. There are several factors that will affect and change property value.

Here are the top 4 things that will affect your property in the lower mainland:

1. Current Real estate Market

Current market trends in lower mainland are fluctuating faster than you can blink. Weather you have a condo or a detached home, the recent pandemic had adversely affected the pricing in 2020 and has shown a drastic upward trend in 2021. According to a real estate forecast article by Mortgage Sandbox, apartment and detached home pricing in lower mainland are increasing again1.

New home sales are driven up by the amount of new development happening in regions like Langley, South surrey, White rock, Fleetwood, Cloverdale and Maple ridge. An established popular area like Surrey has also seen a boom of new construction projects which has driven the pre-sales up than ever before.

2. Location

Location is one of the top priorities when looking for a home. Property value will drive up if your home is near a SkyTrain station versus a residential suburb with very low connectivity. Property value is closely related to the amenities surrounding the land. The location parameter also went under scrutiny during 2020 when there was a shift from office work to work from home jobs.

A recent CIBC survey found that more than 20% of people currently working from home will be returning to the office. As well, we expect the vast majority of students to return to their schools full-time. This points to a possible bounce back to the migration to the outer suburbs, exurbs, and cottage country1.

3. Age and state of the property

How old is your home? The phrase, “old is gold” is indeed true in the current Vancouver real estate market. 2021 is your year if you are a seller. If you have a well- maintained property with added new renovations, the property value drives up versus a dilapidated home with workable fixtures. Staging is an important aspect in home selling, and it will drive your market value up.

4. Size/Area of the property

The square feet area of the property and type of property is an important factor in determining property value. In an older CBC article from 2019, single family home pricing were expected to drop in 2020.2 Contrary to this predictions, property sales and value jumped 20% in 2020 breaking some sales records on the way. 3

Talk to a realtor today and understand what your current property value and when would it be a good time to sell. Keeping a check on these trends is important so that you don’t sell yourself short. A home is an investment that needs to be fruitful even when you are done living in it.

Interested in knowing the Value of your home? Visit to determine the value of of your home today.