Bring the tip of your index finger to the root of the thumb. Join the tips of your middle and ring fingers with the tip of the thumb. The little finger remains straight. Place your hands on your knees with the palms upward. Close your eyes and relax your body, keeping it motionless for 25-30 minutes.
The middle and ring fingers relate directly to the meridians connected with the heart. The thumb closes the circuit.
Hridaya mudra may prove very helpful to release pent-up emotion… Continue
Added by Swami Saradananda on July 31, 2011 at 11:52pm —
Cultivate the divine qualities: humility, harmlessness, purity, steadfastness, self-control, dispassion, unostentatiousness, non-attachment, balance of mind, fearlessness, angerlessness, self-restraint, renunciation, straightforwardness, truthfulness, compassion, non-covetousness, steadiness. You will attain Wisdom of the Self or Brahma
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 31, 2011 at 2:00pm —
Whatever you do, whatever you eat, whatever you offer, whatever you give, whatever austerity you do, do it as an offering unto the Lord
. Your heart will be purified. You will not be bound by actions. You will soon attain the Lord
By Swami Sivananda, from the Book… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 30, 2011 at 2:00pm —
Give the mind to the Lord
and the hands for the service of humanity. Always think of Lord
only. You will soon attain God
From the book:… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 29, 2011 at 2:00pm —
In my opinion, on some social networks there appears to be a tendency to avoid challenges altogether in order to protect beliefs.
The rationale seems to be that the intent of the challengers is merely to « make wrong, » and that those who challenge are just not « confident in their own beliefs. »
But what then if the intent is not to « make wrong » ? What if the intent is to shed a different light ? What if the prompting comes from the heart and not the ego ? What if the… Continue
Added by Christopher Stewart on July 28, 2011 at 7:01pm —
Behold only the One Atman
or the Self in all beings—in the ants, dogs, cows, horses, elephants and outcastes. This is equal vision or Sama Drishti.
Swami Sivananda lived 1887-1963. His teachings are as much inspiring today as they were half a century ago. A life in accordance to his inspiration can lead you to joy,… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 28, 2011 at 2:00pm —
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thangka painting of Vajradhatu Mandala
Maṇḍala (मण्डल) is a Sanskrit word that means "circle". In the Hindu and Buddhist religious traditions their sacred art often takes a mandala form. The basic form of most Hindu and Buddhist mandalas is a square with four gates containing a circle with a center point. Each gate is in the shape of a T.
These mandalas, concentric diagrams, have spiritual and ritual significance… Continue
Added by maria angelica sassone on July 28, 2011 at 12:38am —
Seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, eating, moving, speaking, grasping, etc., are actions of the senses. Atman
is the silent witness. Thou art really the Atman
or the Witness, Sakshi
. Never forget this
From Amrita Gita by… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 27, 2011 at 2:00pm —
All actions culminate in Jnana or wisdom. Bhakti
also terminates in wisdom. Without Bhakti
, Jnana is impossible.
From the book: Amrita Gita, by Shri Swami… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 26, 2011 at 2:00pm —
Serve your Guru
. Be devoted to your Guru
. Obey him. Have implicit faith in his teachings. You will grow in spirituality. The veil will be torn down. You will attain Self-realisation.
By Swami Sivananda, from the Book Amrita Gita. Swami Sivananda lived… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 25, 2011 at 2:00pm —
Conquer likes and dislikes which abide in the senses. You can conquer mind and attain the Peace of the Eternal.
Taken from Amrita Gita, by Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj, 1887-1963. Copyright Divine Life Society, Muni Ki Reti, Rishikesh.… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 24, 2011 at 2:00pm —
What is the YOGA? Is it a science? Is it an art? Is it a philosophy? Is it a religion? What is it after all...?
Well, the YOGA is a true science, art, philosophy, secular-religion and non-religion in itself…!
The yoga is a secular religion. The yoga can’t and must not be bound with any specific traditional religion or the spiritual-path. Yes, it is true that the practitioners of any particular tradition, traditional religion or path might have made more… Continue
Added by SWAAMEE_APRTEMAANANDAA_JEE on July 24, 2011 at 1:30am —
Surrender all actions unto the Lord
. Fix your mind on Him. Free yourself from egoism, attachment, desire. No action will bind you. Actions are burnt by the fire of Wisdom. Such actions are no longer actions at all. You will attain the Supreme Abode of everlasting bliss and peace.
From the book:… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 23, 2011 at 2:00pm —
By practicing Pranayama,one can achieve concentration which is very essential in our daily life. For this sit in padmasan i.e cross legged and take your right thumb to close your right nostril. Then slowly draw in air through your left nostril. Now close your left nostril too with the ring finger of your right hand.try to hold on the air as far as you are comfortable.Then slowly you release or exhale this air out from the right nostril by remaving your thumb.Now, you repeat the same way with… Continue
Added by Rekha Chatterjee on July 23, 2011 at 12:46am —
(Based on « 4D virtual 3x3x3x3 sequential move puzzle, scrambled » by SpinningSpark)
« Integration » is the seventh and final chapter of « The Chrome Lake. »
This instrumental section starts… Continue
Added by Christopher Stewart on July 23, 2011 at 12:14am —
Think and feel that Prakriti
or Svabhava or Guna
does everything. Identify yourself with the Actionless Atman
, the Silent Witness and thus free yourself from the bondage of action
From Amrita Gita by… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 22, 2011 at 2:00pm —
Join the tips of your middle and ring fingers to the tip of your thumb. This mudra may help you to eliminate impurities from your body: excreta, urine, sweat. It particularly works with your kidneys, problems with gas in the digestive system, constipation and piles, and diseases related to your mouth, nose, ears and eyes. There are indications that can enhance the health of your teeth, and perhaps help you to control diabetes.
Practice Apana Mudra… Continue
Added by Swami Saradananda on July 22, 2011 at 10:08am —
Constantly do your duty without attachment. Your heart will be purified. You will attain immortal bliss.
Swami Sivananda lived 1887-1963. His teachings are as much inspiring today as they were half a century ago. A life in accordance to his inspiration can lead you to joy, love and highest realisation. Quotes from… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 21, 2011 at 2:00pm —
Bring the tip of your little and ring fingers to tip of thumb; relax the other two fingers. Bringing these three fingers together creates a special flow of prana that rejuvenates your body and mind.
Prana is basic vital energy within the body. This mudra can increase… Continue
Added by Swami Saradananda on July 20, 2011 at 3:15pm —
Selfless actions will purify your heart and lead to the attainment of wisdom of the Self.
By Swami Sivananda, from the Book Amrita Gita. Swami Sivananda lived from 1887-1963. He was one of the great Yoga Masters of the 20th Century who made Yoga available to a great public. Copyright of the texts of… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 20, 2011 at 2:00pm —