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March 2011 Blog Posts (60)

Dhanurakarshanasana.( Archer’s pose)

Dhanurakarshanasana.( Archer’s pose)

In this asana the shape of our body becomes like the stretched bow and arrow, hence our yogi’s have names it as Dhanurakarshanasana.

Procedure: Sit down on the ground spreading both the legs apart. Now hold the left leg's big toe with right hand and again with left hand hold the right leg big toe. Now… Continue

Added by yoga guru suneel singh on March 31, 2011 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Mantras for Japa

A devotee of Lord Vishnu should repeat “Om Namo Narayanaya”; a devotee of Lord Siva, “Om Namah… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 31, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

HALASANA (Plough Pose)





Hala means a "Plough" the shape of body resembles Hala

(Plough), hence it is called Halasana.



TECHNIQUE: Lie down flat on the back with the legs and

feet together, place the arms beside the body with

palms facing down and raise both legs to the vertical

position, keeping them… Continue

Added by yoga guru suneel singh on March 31, 2011 at 7:31am — No Comments

IS THERE A BIGGER "SHREE MAHAAVEDHYAA" than the "SHREE VEDHYAA"?

[1] THE INTRODUCTION:

Is there a bigger "SHREE MAHAAVEDHYAA" than the "SHREE VEDHYAA"?…

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Added by SWAAMEE_APRTEMAANANDAA_JEE on March 31, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

How often can you do Mantra Repetition



Have four sittings for Japa daily—early morning, noon, evening and night.

Swami Sivananda

From the book: Amrita Gita, by Shri Swami Sivananda Maharaj, 1887-1963.Copyright…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 30, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Easy Relaxation-Breath Visualisation

People who wish to relax but find it hard will be able to do this simple practice.
Keep spine straight.
Visualise the breath going in and out of the left nostril.Follow it and count the breath.Now visualise the breath going in and out of the right nostril.Follow it and count the breath.
This simple practice balances your breathing in both nostrils.
It is relaxing and can be done by anyone,anywhere.

Added by Nalini Sahay on March 30, 2011 at 10:48am — 5 Comments

Easy Relaxation--Respiration

The practice of respiration is taken for granted by us.The process of respiration can be converted by us into a relaxation practice.



Be aware of the breathing process.Cool air going in through the nostrils during inhalation and warm air being eliminated through the nostrils during exhalation.

 

Now become aware of the oxygen and prana being inhaled by the lungs during inhalation and be aware of the carbon dioxide and toxins being eliminated during…

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Added by Nalini Sahay on March 29, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Meditation and Japa

Practise meditation also along with Japa. This is Japa-Sahita-Dhyana. Gradually Japa will drop and meditation alone will continue. This is… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 29, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Easy Relaxation--Breath Awareness

In order to relax the first practice to be done is Breath Awareness.

1.Become aware of your breath.Breathe in and out comfortably without strain.No effort is to be made.Be aware of the breath flowing in and out of the nostrils.With each inhalation be aware of the prana and oxygen in each breath.Be aware of the exhalation with toxins and carbon-dioxide.

2.This simple practice done for 10 minutes will relax and calm you.If you can count your breath and practice 54 rounds it is even… Continue

Added by Nalini Sahay on March 28, 2011 at 8:58pm — 2 Comments

Ek padangustasana( Tip toe pose )



This asanas is done by putting complete body weight on the big toe of the foot and hence is called Padangustasana.

How to do it: Sit down on the ground and put the right leg over the left thigh. Now lift the heal of the leg from the ground. Bring the heal of the leg between the testicles and the anus… Continue

Added by yoga guru suneel singh on March 27, 2011 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Be alert and concentrated

Be vigilant. Keep an alert attention during Japa. Stand up and do the Japa when sleep tries to overpower you.

Swami Sivananda

Taken from Amrita Gita, by Sri…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 27, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

How to use a Japa Mala

How to use a Japa Mala

Use not the index finger while rolling the beads. Use the thumb, the middle and the ring fingers. When counting of one Mala is over, revert it and come back again. Cross not the Meru. Cover your hand with a towel.…

Swami Sivananda
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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 26, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

WHEN YOU ARE ANGRY ,A GREAT DEAL OF ENERGY IS USED UP AND WASTE .USE ENERGY WISELY .

WHEN YOU ARE ANGRY ,A GREAT DEAL OF ENERGY IS USED UP AND WASTE .USE ENERGY WISELY .

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@Success is achieved through accurate efforts. @ Normally we tend to associate success with what we get, rather than how much effort we put in. So sometimes when things don’t turn out the way we expect them to, we tend to have negative feelings because of the thought of being unsuccessful. So we tend to stop putting in further efforts for success. Solution: When I put in accurate efforts for the… Continue

Added by VISHNU ER on March 26, 2011 at 12:56am — No Comments

Be alert in Mantra repetition

Pronounce the Mantra distinctly and without mistakes. Do not repeat it too fast or too slow.

Swami Sivananda

 

By Swami Sivananda, from the Book Amrita Gita. Swami Sivananda lived from 1887-1963. He was one of the great…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 25, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

mayurasana ( peacock Pose )

mayurasana

When we practice this asana the shape of our body becomes like that of a Peacock that is why our yogi’s have named this as Mayurasana.

Procedure: Sit down on the ground in Vajrasana. Bend forward raising your thighs and chest. Join your elbows together and take them at the centre of stomach. Now put complete body weight on your elbows and raise your legs and knees from the ground. Practice it for few days at the start. After some days when you get good practice spread your… Continue

Added by yoga guru suneel singh on March 25, 2011 at 5:04am — No Comments

Repeat a Mantra with feeling

Do not do the Japa in a hurried manner, just as a contractor tries to finish his work in a hurried way. Do it slowly with Bhava, one-pointedness of mind and single-minded devotion.

Swami Sivananda

 

From Amrita…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 24, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

How to repeat a Mantra

When you repeat the Mantra, have the feeling or mental attitude that the Lord is seated in your heart, that Sattva or purity is flowing from the Lord to your mind, that the… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 23, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Chidakasha Dharana --practice for children

Chidkasha Dharana is a great practice to teach children to think creatively.They are very receptive to instructions which they will enjoy following.

1.Ask them to close their eyes and gaze at the space in front.The chidakasha explanation must be kept as simple as possible.

2.Tell them to visualise different colours and let them play with the colours.

3.Now ask them to think of any other object or creature.

4.Ask them to gaze at it and then go back to the colours.

5.Now… Continue

Added by Nalini Sahay on March 22, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Ardha matsendrasana



Swami Matsendranatha the Guru of Guru Gorakhnath used to practice and sit down in this asana. Although this is a very difficult asana, it has been modified and simplified and named as Ardh Matsendrasana.

Procedure: Sit down on the ground. Bring the left heel towards right side and position it near the… Continue

Added by yoga guru suneel singh on March 22, 2011 at 4:41pm — No Comments

How to practice Mantra repetition, Japa

Get up at   a.m. and do the Japa for two hours. Brahmamuhurtha is most favourable for Japa and meditation. If you cannot take a bath, wash your hands, feet, face and body, and sit for Japa. Face north or east when sitting.… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 22, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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