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 https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/arogya-canada-celebrates-international-day-of-yoga-2022-tickets-351376104387 to register for this free yoga event.

Please visit https://www.yogadayvancouver.ca/locations/ 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 change.org 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 https://www.facebook.com/103056971356767/posts/446151717047289/
  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 https://www.akbarsown.com 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 www.NeerajKumar.ca 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 https://www.anilkumarmortgages.com to know more about him.


Date & Time: Saturday, January 8, 2022; 11am-1pm
Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/first-time-home-buyers-information-session-tickets-227980986267


Search Listings For Homes Online:

Visit https://neerajkumar.exprealty.com and search listings for homes online.