I had my recent trip to Orissa from November 12, 2011 to November 20, 2011.During the trip I visited Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Orissa and Bargarh district of Orissa.
I stayed in the residence of my nephew Rajesh and had interactive discussion about Yoga and Spirituality with my old colleagues Dr.K.C.Sith, Sri V.N.Rao and Sri T.K.Mohanty in Bhubaneswar. I had also the pleasure to discuss the responses posted in Yoga and Spirituality by my tech-savvy nephew Ashirbad, niece Madhusmita & Niharika and grandson Satyajit in my nephew`s residence. I had interaction with my old colleagues Dr.B.B.Naik and Sri B.B.Suar at Bargarh and demonstrated them how they can access the prime articles of the blog through the links from about page of Yoga and Spirituality. While visiting office of the Chief District Medical Officer Bargarh, I interacted with Sri G.S.Pradhan, Sri J.Samal and Sri C.K.Panda as to how they enjoy reading my articles published in Yoga and Spirituality. I had my stay in the residence of my old colleague Sri M.S.Mahunta at Sohela Bargarh. At Sohela I had interaction with Sri M.S.Mahunta and Sri K.N.Sahu both comment authors of Yoga and Spirituality. I paid a courtesy visit to my old father-in-law staying at Godbhaga Bargarh. I had my pilgrimage to Nrusinghanath on November 16, 2011 during the trip. I stayed in residence of my younger brother Umesh at Padampur Bargarh. There I took the pleasure of interaction with my tech-savvy nephew Nikhilesh relating to the comment posted by him on the article of Yoga and Spirituality. I visited my oldest and poorest friend Sri K.C.Panigrahi at Padampur. During the visit of Sub-Divisional Hospital Padampur, I had interaction with Sri P.K.Bhoi and Sri L.A.Khan and explained how readers are using search engine terms and reading the articles of Yoga and Spirituality.
In the interaction about yoga, I explained that practicing yoga in group sessions under a yoga instructor in a well-organized institute or centre under an able and qualified yoga instructor or director do have many advantages. One can develop enthusiasm for well-coordinated yoga exercises in attending group sessions conducted at yoga centre. One can rectify incorrect posture, practices and learn new techniques of yoga practices. I stressed during my discussion that one should practice swadhyaya of yoga after at least six months practice of yoga in a recognized yoga centre to get optimum benefit by yoga practice. My old colleagues who are doctors, paramedical persons and yoga practitioners very much appreciated the articles on therapeutic yoga published in Yoga and Spirituality.
In the interaction about spirituality, I told that to develop my spiritual vision and thought process, besides reading scriptures and texts depicting wonderful life and teachings of Shirdi Sai Baba relating to Sai Spirituality; I am reading spiritual articles and other books relating to theory and practice of spiritual life. Reading spiritual scriptures and texts, devoting time every day for spiritual practices and expressing my feelings and thoughts in writing through my articles on spirituality; I have developed nishtha in spirituality. My old colleagues, many of whom are Shirdi Sai devotees appreciated my endeavour to spread the message of Sai spirituality through my articles on Shirdi Sai published in Yoga and Spirituality.
The readers, viewers and comment authors of my blog Yoga and Spirituality from Orissa specifically expressed their appreciation and involvement in forum of discussion on articles describing my public and professional life, guardian and counselling in higher education, achievement in social service and vacation trips to Orissa.
On the whole, ‘Yoga and Spirituality’ was the focus of discussion during my interaction with the relatives and friends whom I met in the recent Orissa trip.
Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda