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February 2009 Blog Posts (23)

Remembering The Ashram

Truly its been a revival for me to come to this community and this site and to be in the company of fellow yogis like you. There I have to correct myself because when I compare myself with you all I see the difference. All of you are adepts and teachers of yoga running your own ashrams and studios while the last class of yoga I might have taught at the Sivananda Yoga center in Trivandrum Kerala may have been fifteen years back. Nevertheless in Yoga there is no comparison and the first breath of… Continue

Added by Jacob on February 27, 2009 at 5:41pm — No Comments

WHAT IS ENLIGHTENMENT?

First of all let me say that I am enlightened hehehe. When I say that I mean that all of us are enlightened. Otherwise we wouldn’t be able to communicate would we? There is a light within us that makes it possible for us to be aware, to know, to think, to remember and be active through the body mind and senses. That light or awareness makes it possible for us to sleep, dream, and to wake up from sleep, to a new day with all the memory of the previous days of our life in continuity. That light… Continue

Added by Jacob on February 26, 2009 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Catching the Jivas' -Artilce by Prem Prayojana Prabhu

MAHAPRABHU CATCHING ALL JIVAS



21 July 2002, 8 p.m.

Tel Aviv, Israel



Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is Krsna Himself, Brajendra-nandana Syamasundara, the son of Nanda Maharaja, who plays upon a flute, wears a peacock feather and performs sweet pastimes in Vrndavana. That same person, coming with a very important purpose, has appeared in Navadvipa Dhama as the son of Saci Mata. This same Krsna, who is the Supreme Lord, the ause of all causes and the Absolute Truth, explains in… Continue

Added by Madhavananda Das on February 25, 2009 at 8:32pm — No Comments

mantra diet



THE Mantra Diet:


True Wealth and Health

Loose Karmic weight

Feasting on Enlightened

SOUND!



AS THE FIRE OF DIGESTION

BURNS UP FOOD

INTO ENERGY,

THE MIND DIGESTS

The etherial Sounds

FROM THE WORDS

THAT WE cast & SPELL.



Mantras are sacred SOUND VIBRATIONS

and yes all Words are also INFUSED

With INTENSIONS....

to CONDENSE into our Thoughts and

MANIFEST OUR perception of

all Planes of… Continue

Added by Madhavananda Das on February 25, 2009 at 8:28pm — No Comments

God Is All

God is all that we can imagine him to be,

And he can be just beyond that imagination.

He can be gentler than the gentlest breeze,

And more fierce than the hurricane.

He is the Lord of creation,

But is also a lady.

He is simpler than the simplest,

But more complex than complicated.

Smaller than the smallest,

Yet larger than the largest.

Closer than the closest,

But further than the farthest.

Friend to a friend,

Father to a… Continue

Added by Jacob on February 25, 2009 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Vedantic View on the Law of Attraction by Chitra Sukhu

You are what your deep driving desire is.

As your desire is, so your will. As your will is,

So your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.

(Brihadaranyaka Upanishad IV.5)




Most of us are familiar with the law of attraction. It has been debated around the world and put into practice by many. There have even been whole workshops devoted to just this law and we’ve found that it works for some, but not others. Why is this so?



A law is absolute. If it… Continue

Added by Chitra Sukhu on February 25, 2009 at 12:05am — 5 Comments

Gopal writes about Swami Vishnu & Swami Sahajananda

Swamiji told us if we could ever feel for even a "second" the peace He has felt in meditation His work or (His life) then it was worth it.

He said, the whole struggle was to be able to focus the mind.

He said, when He was in Rishikesh with Master Sivananda he never missed Satsang. Dr. Sivananda Advaryhoo, the greatest Karma Yogi master has produced also always went to Satsang. When Swamiji was alive in his Ashram all the staff and Swamis' went if not He would ask were you were.…
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Added by Gregg Hill Gopal on February 20, 2009 at 10:13am — No Comments

Costa Rica: Zen Yoga Studio

http://sites.google.com/site/yogazenstudio



Zen Yoga Studio combina de manera congruente la ideología Zen y la disciplina del Yoga.



Zen Yoga Studio respeta las creencias, credo e intenciones de cada persona en su práctica y así crea un ambiente de libertad, tranquilidad, armonía y aceptación.



El studio está abierto a todas aquellas personas que deseen establecer una conexión con su verdadera esencia, así como para los que solo desean experimentar algo nuevo,…

Added by Zen Yoga Studio on February 16, 2009 at 11:21pm — No Comments

The Bali Buzzzzzzzz

We’ve just returned from Bali, having done some research for our upcoming

Yoga and Meditation Retreat on June 3rd to the 13th. (www.back2bali.com)

The Island of the Gods was wonderful and welcoming, clothed in a warm mist, occasionally interrupted by torrential monsoon showers and rays of sunshine. This is the way of the rainy season which lasts from Oct through March.

Each visit, we explore and discover curiosities which I’m sure will both interest and delight you. Here are some… Continue

Added by Deanna Evans on February 16, 2009 at 9:59pm — No Comments

*Love Now

On the surface of the world right now there is war and violence and things seem dark. But calmly and quietly, at the same time, something else is happening underground. An inner revolution is taking place and certain individuals are being called to a higher light. It is a silent revolution. From the inside out. From the ground up.



You won't see us on the T.V. You won't read about us in the newspaper..You won't hear about us on the radio



We don't seek any glory. We…
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Added by Gokul Chandra Dasa on February 16, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Swami Vishnu's Teacher Training Program !!!

Swamiji said Master Sivananda gave the knowledge to Him and He gave it to us." Swamiji wanted us to practice as there were enough Preachers in the world. Swamiji would always do Asana & Pranayama whenever he got mad at the Ashram, so you can imagine He was pretty good !!! His own practice in the cave was to do Pranayame 0600, 1200,1800, & 2400 for 2 hours at a time. They called Him Swami "Monkeyman" as He always had pets/monkeys in the Ashram. Swami Chidananda once pretended to lift up… Continue

Added by Gregg Hill Gopal on February 15, 2009 at 10:57pm — 2 Comments

Lectures of Swami Vishnu etc.

978 Tracks of and about everything Swami Vishnu said He could talk about Yoga for 6000 years ! Master Sivananda started out under a tree doing Hari nam, after a few years there were problems and he stated He wanted everyone to learn all the Yoga's. He usually would do the Maha mantra when invited out into the public as there are no rules. Swami Vishnu didn't have a "singing voice " but Master Sivananda would have Swamiji chanting at the railway station at 0530 in the morning, Swamiji never… Continue

Added by Gregg Hill Gopal on February 15, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

ACHINTYA

ACHINTYA MEDITATION gives you something that nothing else can:

It introduces you to yourself on all levels.



Meditation will bring you: Peace of mind, calmness, and a sense of well being

Better relationships, better health, and a better life

Personal, philosophical, and spiritual insights

The direct experience of your eternal center of being





The benefits of meditation are your birthright, whether you are Buddhist, Christian, Confucian,… Continue

Added by ॐ sanjuguru on February 15, 2009 at 7:59am — 1 Comment

Beginners Yoga Class 10 Minutes

New Energy and Relaxation with this 10 minutes Beginner’s Yoga Class. Sun salutation, shoulderstand, fish, forward bend, cobra, relaxation. Suited for daily practice for anybody who is either in good physical shape or has some… Continue

Added by Sukadev Bretz on February 14, 2009 at 2:06pm — No Comments

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Added by Paula on February 13, 2009 at 12:02am — No Comments

Swami Dayananda Saraswati

Swami Dayananda Saraswati

Swami Dayananda Saraswati (born in 1930), disciple of Swami Chinmayananda, was born in Tamil Nadu, South India and is a distinguished, traditional teacher of Vedanta. His depth of understanding and nuanced appreciation of Western culture makes him that rare teacher who can communicate the vision of non-duality to modern listeners. He is able to make one see, with immediacy, the truth of oneself as the whole.



Swami Dayananda Saraswati has been teaching… Continue

Added by maryse on February 12, 2009 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Advanced Headstand and Scorpion - Shirshasana Yoga Asana

Headstand and scorpion advanced variations. Shirshasana, also spelled Sirsasana, and Vrikshasana increase balance, concentration and peace of mind. These Asanas are performed by Narayani, coauthor of “Sivananda Companion to Yoga”, advanced Yoga practicioner and Yoga Master based in London, age 59. Demonstration in Sahasrara Room of Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany. Without… Continue

Added by ☼ रवि Ravidas ☼ on February 10, 2009 at 2:52pm — 2 Comments

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Added by Paula on February 9, 2009 at 1:36am — No Comments

Ecstasy - The Forgotten Language



Osho- MY SANNYAS IS NOT A DISCIPLINE. My sannyas is freedom, freedom

from all control – even from self-control. A controlled man is a dead

man. Whether you are controlled by others or by yourself does not

make much difference.



My sannyas is spontaneity, living moment to moment without any

prefabricated discipline, living with the unknown, not exactly

knowing where you are going. Because if you know already… Continue

Added by meera on February 8, 2009 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Yoga Teachers Training Course July 12 - August 9, 2009 near Hannover/Germany

4-Week intensive Training in all aspects of Yoga. In Yoga Vidya Ashram Bad Meinberg near Hannover, Europe's biggest Yoga Ashram and Europe's leading Yoga Teachers Training Institution.

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Added by Sukadev Bretz on February 8, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

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