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Lord Shiva Taught Yoga to Parvati After Marriage. And That’s How it First Originated

Kirti Tarang Pande | Last Modified - Aug 16, 2017, 06:44 PM IST

On the night of their union Shiva taught Parvati 84 yogic asanas before taking her as his consort into Tantra.
  • Lord Shiva & Parvati's Yogic Connection
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    Lord Shiva & Parvati's Yogic Connection
    Love like Parvati & husband like Shiva, these are both beyond our reach. This is because when on Kailash Parvat, Shiva & Parvati began the dance of mystic love, the distinctions of ‘I’, ‘you’, ‘he’, ‘she’, stopped existing. Rishi Patanjali has said: “Yujyate anena iti yogah” (One that joins is yoga)

    But, how did this happen- The cosmic joining of Shiva & Parvati?
    Emerging from cosmic sound, Shiva was an ascetic until he fell in love with Sati, the daughter of King Daksha, and ultimately married her. This love, however we try to describe, the description sounds lacking. How can we describe something that’s beyond our experiential field? So, let’s call this love an ocean, whose depth we know not of & move on.

    One day, Sati dies (click here for the story). This death tore off Shiva like a knife. He became a madman, choosing annihilation. But how does one annihilate something that was never born? So, the universe bore the brunt of Shiva’s grief, in the form of destruction.

    Even that couldn’t liberate him from his grief. So Shiva embraced silence and turned within. It led to an unforeseen and miraculous expansion in Shiva from which Yoga was born.

    Thus, Yoga was Shiva’s internal journey of transforming grief into a permanent state of ecstasy. This closes 'Chapter one' of Shiva’s love story. Allow me to open the page where Parvati, another incarnation of Shakti, touched Shiva through her tapas.
  • +4 See more slides
    Love like Parvati & husband like Shiva, these are both beyond our reach. This is because when on Kailash Parvat, Shiva & Parvati began the dance of mystic love, the distinctions of ‘I’, ‘you’, ‘he’, ‘she’, stopped existing. Rishi Patanjali has said: “Yujyate anena iti yogah” (One that joins is yoga)

    But, how did this happen- The cosmic joining of Shiva & Parvati?
    Emerging from cosmic sound, Shiva was an ascetic until he fell in love with Sati, the daughter of King Daksha, and ultimately married her. This love, however we try to describe, the description sounds lacking. How can we describe something that’s beyond our experiential field? So, let’s call this love an ocean, whose depth we know not of & move on.

    One day, Sati dies (click here for the story). This death tore off Shiva like a knife. He became a madman, choosing annihilation. But how does one annihilate something that was never born? So, the universe bore the brunt of Shiva’s grief, in the form of destruction.

    Even that couldn’t liberate him from his grief. So Shiva embraced silence and turned within. It led to an unforeseen and miraculous expansion in Shiva from which Yoga was born.

    Thus, Yoga was Shiva’s internal journey of transforming grief into a permanent state of ecstasy. This closes 'Chapter one' of Shiva’s love story. Allow me to open the page where Parvati, another incarnation of Shakti, touched Shiva through her tapas.
  • +4 See more slides
    Love like Parvati & husband like Shiva, these are both beyond our reach. This is because when on Kailash Parvat, Shiva & Parvati began the dance of mystic love, the distinctions of ‘I’, ‘you’, ‘he’, ‘she’, stopped existing. Rishi Patanjali has said: “Yujyate anena iti yogah” (One that joins is yoga)

    But, how did this happen- The cosmic joining of Shiva & Parvati?
    Emerging from cosmic sound, Shiva was an ascetic until he fell in love with Sati, the daughter of King Daksha, and ultimately married her. This love, however we try to describe, the description sounds lacking. How can we describe something that’s beyond our experiential field? So, let’s call this love an ocean, whose depth we know not of & move on.

    One day, Sati dies (click here for the story). This death tore off Shiva like a knife. He became a madman, choosing annihilation. But how does one annihilate something that was never born? So, the universe bore the brunt of Shiva’s grief, in the form of destruction.

    Even that couldn’t liberate him from his grief. So Shiva embraced silence and turned within. It led to an unforeseen and miraculous expansion in Shiva from which Yoga was born.

    Thus, Yoga was Shiva’s internal journey of transforming grief into a permanent state of ecstasy. This closes 'Chapter one' of Shiva’s love story. Allow me to open the page where Parvati, another incarnation of Shakti, touched Shiva through her tapas.
  • +4 See more slides
    Love like Parvati & husband like Shiva, these are both beyond our reach. This is because when on Kailash Parvat, Shiva & Parvati began the dance of mystic love, the distinctions of ‘I’, ‘you’, ‘he’, ‘she’, stopped existing. Rishi Patanjali has said: “Yujyate anena iti yogah” (One that joins is yoga)

    But, how did this happen- The cosmic joining of Shiva & Parvati?
    Emerging from cosmic sound, Shiva was an ascetic until he fell in love with Sati, the daughter of King Daksha, and ultimately married her. This love, however we try to describe, the description sounds lacking. How can we describe something that’s beyond our experiential field? So, let’s call this love an ocean, whose depth we know not of & move on.

    One day, Sati dies (click here for the story). This death tore off Shiva like a knife. He became a madman, choosing annihilation. But how does one annihilate something that was never born? So, the universe bore the brunt of Shiva’s grief, in the form of destruction.

    Even that couldn’t liberate him from his grief. So Shiva embraced silence and turned within. It led to an unforeseen and miraculous expansion in Shiva from which Yoga was born.

    Thus, Yoga was Shiva’s internal journey of transforming grief into a permanent state of ecstasy. This closes 'Chapter one' of Shiva’s love story. Allow me to open the page where Parvati, another incarnation of Shakti, touched Shiva through her tapas.
  • +4 See more slides
    Love like Parvati & husband like Shiva, these are both beyond our reach. This is because when on Kailash Parvat, Shiva & Parvati began the dance of mystic love, the distinctions of ‘I’, ‘you’, ‘he’, ‘she’, stopped existing. Rishi Patanjali has said: “Yujyate anena iti yogah” (One that joins is yoga)

    But, how did this happen- The cosmic joining of Shiva & Parvati?
    Emerging from cosmic sound, Shiva was an ascetic until he fell in love with Sati, the daughter of King Daksha, and ultimately married her. This love, however we try to describe, the description sounds lacking. How can we describe something that’s beyond our experiential field? So, let’s call this love an ocean, whose depth we know not of & move on.

    One day, Sati dies (click here for the story). This death tore off Shiva like a knife. He became a madman, choosing annihilation. But how does one annihilate something that was never born? So, the universe bore the brunt of Shiva’s grief, in the form of destruction.

    Even that couldn’t liberate him from his grief. So Shiva embraced silence and turned within. It led to an unforeseen and miraculous expansion in Shiva from which Yoga was born.

    Thus, Yoga was Shiva’s internal journey of transforming grief into a permanent state of ecstasy. This closes 'Chapter one' of Shiva’s love story. Allow me to open the page where Parvati, another incarnation of Shakti, touched Shiva through her tapas.

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