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PRE-REQUISITES FOR MEDITATION
You cannot practise meditation if your mind is full of desires, and if your mind is diverted by any external object.
If your mind is unruly, uncontrolled, if your heart is full of resentment and turbulence, there will be no meditation for you.
He who has practised Yama-Niyama and Pratyahara will obtain the full benefit of meditation.
Meditation is not successful without discipline and devotion. Concentration leads to meditation.
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WHAT IS MEDITATION
Meditation is the uninterrupted flow of one idea of God.
Meditation is the royal road to everlasting peace and bliss immortal.
Meditation is the key to intuition.
Meditation leads to understanding, insight and wisdom.
Meditation opens the door of Moksha.
Meditation flows in a pure heart.
Added by ☼ रवि Ravidas ☼ on August 31, 2015 at 9:28am — No Comments
This week has been a challenge, got sick and didn't practice a few days. Feeling much better now so its time to make up for the week. I'm so thankful for this site and though I have no friends on here it feels wonderful just to be able to share this journey, which also helps encourage my progress. Its gonna be a wonderful weekend!
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TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR YOGA-STUDENTS
1. Practise Asans and Pranayama in the early morning or three hours after food.
2. Offer prayers to Guru and God before commencing the practice.
3. Take Satvic food; avoid hot, pungent, sour articles of food and stimulants like tea, coffee, etc.
4. Keep a clean room under lock and key; let it be well-ventilated, cool free from insects and from other sources of disturbance.…Continue
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THE PRACTICE OF YOGA ASANAS
This system costs nothing.
It is inexpensive.
It is simple.
It is specially suited for the people of the whole world at large.
The benefit of Yoga Asans should be made available to every family in the whole world.
Ethical culture, practice of divine virtues, a rigorous discipline of the mind, spiritual culture and meditation are also very necessary for attaining integral perfection.
Asans and Pranayama are only a part of…
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THE PRACTICE OF YOGA ASANAS
The practice of Asans is always accompanied by Pranayam and Japa of Mantra.
Moderation in diet and observance of Brahmacharya are necessary for realising the maximum benefits of the practice of Asanas.
A Yogi should always avoid fear, anger, laziness, too much sleep or waking, and too much food or fasting.
Regularity in the practice of Asans is of paramount importance.
Lakhs of peoples have derived real benefit from the practice…Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on August 27, 2015 at 8:55pm — No Comments
The practice of Yoga Asans helps to prevent disease and maintain a high standard of health, vigour and vitality.
It is cures many disease.
It is conducive to higher intellectual and spiritual attainment and provide a co-ordinated system of health for all people.
There are as many as Asanas as there are living creatures.
Siddha, Padma, Swastika, Sukha – are the four chief meditation postures.
Added by ☼ रवि Ravidas ☼ on August 26, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments
First of all, I want to thank the Yoga Vidya team for all their work and efforts to share world wide the precious knowledge of Yoga.
As the title says I'm just a beginner, so there's not much I can tell about the practice, but I really want to share what I learned so far, starting with the fact that I'm really happy to have Yoga in my life.
It all began like 5 years ago, when I enter the Art University at Xalapa Veracruz, it was a clean start, meeting new people, new places,…Continue
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Added by SWAAMEE_APRTEMAANANDAA_JEE on August 25, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments
Had a bit of a rough start this Monday, but pressing forward! My goal for this week is still the same for now. Keeping positive and progressing forward. In a couple more weeks I'm gonna start keeping tabs on weight gain or loss but for now just trying to get my body and mind back into the condition it should be in. It feels really good to notice even the smallest of changes from week to end and/or week to week. It truly is the little things sometimes. I look forward to this week and this…Continue
Added by Rose Kemper on August 24, 2015 at 7:12pm — No Comments
English with German translation.
Thursday 17th Sept. 2015 from 6 to 10 pm Uhr and Friday 18th from 6 to 9 pm
EUR 40,-/35,- (Thursday) oder EUR 70,-/60,- (both days)
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Ever wished you could go to bed tonight and wake up tomorrow with absolutely no baggage?
Nothing weighing you down, nothing holding you back, and no negative thoughts entering your mind?
It'd be a relief.
Added by dhanakotirao on August 23, 2015 at 4:28am — No Comments
Though its been kind of a long week and Ive had some struggles its been a great week. I am very proud of myself for sticking with my routine this week. My body and mind feel a bit better, less aches, more relaxing and just a little stronger. I really am enjoying the videos that have been suggested for beginning. The first 2 is where I am at, they are very detailed and relaxing, although I do have to watch them on youtube if I want to expand them to my whole screen. Still its a great way to…Continue
Added by Rose Kemper on August 21, 2015 at 5:29pm — No Comments
The start of my second week, I added another video to my daily routine. I see a little improvement since last week and for that I am thankful. This site and the videos are really helping with my journey. This journey will be long but I look forward to getting my body and mind back where they need to be.
I don't know if anyway relates to where I am or where I have been, but there has to be changes. I am currently at my highest weight ever, been having problems with depression, anxiety,…Continue
Added by Rose Kemper on August 17, 2015 at 7:08pm — No Comments
Although India is quite famous for the best yoga training but Rishikesh is popularly known as the world’s yoga capital. You can find eminent yoga teachers here in Rishikesh. Rishikesh has lots of good yoga schools and have certified yoga teachers that will teach you yoga and various asana. You can find various good teachers that will help you with meditation, spiritual connection with the God through Yoga, healing of various diseases, teach you “laughter yoga” techniques, and give you…Continue
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THE NEED FOR A GURU
Only the man who has already been to Badrinath will be able to tell you the road leading to it.
In the case of the spiritual path, it is still more difficult to find your way.
The mind will mislead you very often.
The Guru will be able to remove pitfalls and obstacles, and lead you along the right path.
He will tell you: “This road leads you to Moksha; this one leads to bondage.”
Without this guidance, you might want to go to Badrinath,…
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on August 6, 2015 at 9:49am — No Comments
Man can learn only from a man, and hence God teaches through a human body.
In your Guru, you have your human ideal of perfection.
He is the pattern from which you wish to mould yourself.
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He gives you the rope of knowledge and saves you when you are drowning in this ocean of Samsara.
Do not consider him to be only a man.
If you take him as a man, you are a beast.
Worship your Guru and bow to him with reverence.
Guru is God.
A word from him is a word from God.
He need not teach anything.
Even his presence or company is elevating, inspiring and stirring.
The very company itself is self-illumination.
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On the subject of "Sadhana" - Swami Sivananda
"Act now. Live now. Know now. Realize now. Be happy now.
Every death is a reminder. Every bell that rings says, "The end is near". Every day robs off from you one part of your precious life. Therefore, you should be very earnest in plunging yourself in constant Sadhana.…
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on August 2, 2015 at 6:48am — No Comments
Savasana is one of the important Yoga practices which have the ability to offer rejuvenation and relaxation benefits to its practitioners. It is said to be the easiest form of Yoga postures which can be done by anyone to taste the nectar of peace and bliss but when you take it for granted, you’ll find it one of the most difficult activities in Yoga teachings. Though, it is simple but needs much intention and focused mindfulness while doing it and if you can follow the instructions correctly…Continue
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