About This Site
Vedicplanet provides informative explanations and well-structured articles about three Yoga related ‘Vedic Sciences’: Jyotish, Ayurveda and Vastu.
This site aims to promote knowledge and understanding of these three branches of ancient Vedic wisdom, together with practical advice that can be easily incorporated into our lives.
This helps us maximise our personal growth, evolution, health, happiness and overall well-being.
All three subjects are closely inter-linked and originate from the same Vedic tradition as yoga.
This site is non-commercial and not affiliated to any particular organisation.
In the summer of 2021 I was asked by the editors of a leading UK based (but internationally published) yoga magazine to author three short articles (limited to 1500 words) explaining the topics of Jyotish, Ayurveda and Vastu to yoga practitioners who had no previous knowledge of these subjects. The articles were very well received by their readership and links to the pdf files are given below.
- Article (available as a pdf download) giving an Introduction to Jyotish Astrology. Published in the August edition of Yoga Magazine 2021
- Article (available as a pdf download) for complete newcomers to the Self-healing Science of Ayurveda. Published in the September edition of Yoga Magazine 2021
- An introductory article (available as a pdf download) on the subject of Vastu – Yogic Design. Published in the October edition of Yoga Magazine 2021.
About The Author
When we arrive at an ‘About’ page we often expect to find some biographical data, résumé or C.V. about the person writing the articles. The emphasis is on ‘doing’ – that is the qualifications, achievements and experience of the author. It’s really about what the person has done or achieved. This is a very Western approach, but it is by no means the only one possible.
In the Vedic tradition the emphasis is much more on ‘being’ rather than on ‘doing’. This means that the state of consciousness of the person giving the commentary or discourse is far more important than what he or she has done or measurably achieved in his or her lifetime. However, on the level of ‘doing’, just to satisfy a Western audience, here is a quick résumé.
Born in 1950 in the UK I obtained a degree in Electronics and worked as an electronic design engineer for a major UK company in the early 1970’s. Having later obtained a post graduate qualification I went on to teach Physics for a number of years before becoming a founding technical director of a high technology electronics company in the early ‘80’s. Having worked very hard for a few years I was fortunate to be able to retire at the age of 36 to pursue my other interests: yoga, meditation and Vedic philosophy.
I travelled extensively, visited India and Nepal and had the privilege of meeting a number of self-realised living saints and sages. Together with my wife, I spent time in ashrams, visited holy sites and attended numerous life-changing Vedic ceremonies.
In the mid ‘90’s I took up a lecturing post in electronics and engineering physics. I re-retired in 2008 and was asked by my spiritual teacher to live in his ashram outside Bangalore, India. I have now returned to my home in the UK and am writing from a village in the English countryside about 40 miles north west of London.
I learnt to meditate in 1977 and have practised this twice daily for over 40 years. Alongside this I have done yoga regularly on a daily basis. I have also participated in advanced meditation courses, numerous Vedic science courses and attended conferences in India on spiritual matters such as Buddhism and Vedanta.
I started studying Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) in the mid ‘80’s and have given talks on the subject to the UK’s Astrological Association in London, together with a couple of TV and radio interviews on its application to financial matters. I have also co-authored an academic paper on Jyotish.