Mahashivratri - Your chance to avail the benefit of upsurge of energy
India is a country of celebration. Indians are always looking for the reasons to celebrate so there are 'n' number of festivals in India though Shivratri, is the darkest day of a month but has a great significance. In yogic tradition, this day is considered as an important day for the growth of spirituality. It is a day devoted to lord Shiva, also known as Adi Yogi or the first yogi who delivered the science of yoga to his seven disciples. As per Hindu calendar, Shivratri comes a day before new moon of each month so in total, there are twelve shivratris in a year but 'Mahashivratri' has different significance among all the twelve shivratris. 'Mahashivratri', is the one that occurs in February-March. It is a night-long celebration. On this day, the position of northern hemisphere is such that the energy or centrifugal force of earth begins to move upwards due to which a natural upsurge of energy in a human being take place. That is why in yogic tradition, it is being advised not to sit, lie or sleep with their spine bent. To avail the benefit of this upsurge of energy one should stay awake whole night keeping his back straight. It is a night to experience a new dimension of life and to feel this one should stay awake whole night by sitting in a meditative posture or at least sit comfortably keeping your spine erect and straight.