Yoga is a practice accessible for all ages and skill levels that not only benefits the body through the asanas (or poses), but also clears the mind by deepening the breath, releasing stress and anxiety, and sharpening your ability to focus. Studies have shown that regular practice of yoga contributes to decreased blood pressure, a reduction in chronic pain, and less insomnia. Yoga also allows you to achieve increased focus, body awareness, coordination, and self-esteem, as well as improved strength, flexibility, and balance – all which we slowly start to l
Vijay Warman is the owner of Mystic Mandala in Plano and the host to one of the most fun lived festivals in the Dallas area…The Festival of Colors. Vijay is a well-known local spiritual guru who grew up in Dehli, India. Since his home had no television or computers, he began reading his father’s books. Two of his favorite authors were Lao-Tzu and Kabir, so at a very young age, a 15th century mystic, a poet and a saint became his guides. Vijay shares, “What Kabir spoke about 600 years ago is still pertinent today.”
Vijay has traveled the world and lived in several cities across south Asia. He came to the United States and ventured to New York City before he came to Dallas. He quickly found an arena where he could share his spiritual wisdom with others by hosting his own radio show on 104.9 FM called Sufi Rockers. It’s not uncommon to hear him talking about Buddha and Lao-Tzu’s philosophies on his show. After being in the fashion industry and working in the corporate world, he realized when he was preparing for his radio show and reading more and more about these mystical warriors that there was more to life than what he was doing. He wanted to give more to others.
He realized he had something to share so he decided to follow his heart. “I had to do something to help people find their own paths,” said Vijay. In 2013, he created Mystical Mandala which is a center for spiritual guidance specializing in feng shui and vastu Shastra. He explains, “The vastu Shastra is the Indian version of feng shui, with the guiding principle that the northeast corner of the house is the most auspicious and should be kept uncluttered.”
He continues to explain the philosophy, “I’m a firm believer in decluttering. The clutter around our house clutters our mind. In the laws of Western economics, the more money you have, the richer you are. In the laws of spirituality, the less possessions and worldly things you have, the richer you are.”
In his past, Vijay would travel about one third of the year but today he is a family man. He now stays home enjoying his wife and two children and often cooks for them. His spiritual routine calls for him to get up at 4am to meditate and study. He prefers the floor to be his resting spot and sleeps there.
He says, “The main problem of today’s society is everyone is wanting to be someone. The person we want to be is always out there somewhere else. The way out is to become ordinary. To just be.”
Giving back to the community in many ways is what makes Vijay special. He has spearheaded with his friends at several restaurants to give food to the needy. He realized there was a need and he found a way to help others…again.
For more information: Mystic Mandala, 2121 W. Springcreek Parkway, #119, Plano
Call 972-750-1419, www.MysticMandala.guru
The Festival of Colors is Sunday, March 12th, at Southfork Ranch, 3700 Hogge Drive, Allen, Texas 75002
Holistic Festival of Life and Wellness, Sunday, June 25th, 2000 E. Spring Creek Blvd., Plano www.holisticfestivaloflife.com