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I am 62 and have had a long success streak with yoga helping me feel great. I am very disciplined and do yoga everyday for decades, but I believe that must be my current problem as my routine was pretty much the same everyday and very centered on hip openers. Though I have had a double herniated disc for decades and yoga has made it a non-problem. Now I have sciatica for 3 weeks with no improvement- the doctor who had been a major college sports medicine therapist for athletes told me I had…

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Added by ☼ रवि Ravidas ☼ on September 8, 2015 at 7:07pm — No Comments

BHAKTI YOGA Without renunciation, Bhakti or devotion can never be cultivated in the heart. God demands complete self-surrender from His devotees. Love is a tremendous force in the world. It draws …

BHAKTI YOGA

Without renunciation, Bhakti or devotion can never be cultivated in the heart.

God demands complete self-surrender from His devotees.

Love is a tremendous force in the world.

It draws men together.

It is quite as real as electricity or magnetism or gravity.

All life is divine.

All love is basically divine love.

A devotee who has made total self-surrender to God feels that he has no independent existence of his own.

He lives in…

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Added by ☼ रवि Ravidas ☼ on September 7, 2015 at 8:52am — No Comments

Sivananda daily reading

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.

Added by ☼ रवि Ravidas ☼ on September 1, 2015 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Sivananda daily reading

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

Sivananda daily quote

THE PRACTICE OF YOGA ASANAS  

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.

Sirshasana, Sarvangasan,…

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Added by ☼ रवि Ravidas ☼ on August 26, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Sivananda daily reading

right and wrong

'right' and 'wrong' are relative terms.

they vary according to time, special circumstances, varna - caste, and asrama - stage of life.

morality is a changing and relative term.

the passionate man who molests his wife frequently, to gratify his own passion, is more immoral than man who visits the house of a woman of ill-fame once in six months.

the man who dwells constantly on immoral thoughts, is the most immoral man of all.

do you clearly…

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Added by ☼ रवि Ravidas ☼ on August 1, 2015 at 9:13am — No Comments

Kundalini brought problems

For the last year and a half,I did a series of exercises to awaken myself.With help of Suba,for whom I am eternally thankful,it seems that I awakened Kundalini.

I am aware of internal transformations, and external happenings.

Every tiny changes,events,allows me to notice it!!

Like bird chirping,wind playing with slightly opened window,neighbor taking to girlfriend,my mom slightly appealed by too much smoking,feelings about beautiful girl in supermarket,with shy smile ,…

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Added by ☼ रवि Ravidas ☼ on July 23, 2015 at 4:34pm — No Comments

[Chidananda] Divya Jivan Newsletter, July 2015

Divya Jivan Newsletter

Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad

July 2015

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OM Namo Bhagawate Sivanandaya!

OM Namo Bhagawate Chidanandaya!

OM Namo Narayanaya!

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On the Subject of "Guru…
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Added by ☼ रवि Ravidas ☼ on July 13, 2015 at 6:53pm — No Comments

The Anatomy of Yogic Breathing

The Anatomy of Yogic Breathing

The Anatomy of Yogic Breathing

Many of my yoga students ask me how to breath like a yogi. I often tell them it is the secret to longevity…

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Added by ☼ रवि Ravidas ☼ on July 13, 2015 at 9:55am — No Comments

Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis

According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, approximately 400,00 people are diagnosed with MS every week. There are over 2.1 million people with Multiple Sclerosis worldwide. There are many factors that can cause this disease, including gender (it affects almost twice as many women as men) genetics, age, geography and ethnic background. This disabling disease attacks the central nervous system, affecting the brain spinal chord and optic nerves. It can cause pain or numbness of the…

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Added by ☼ रवि Ravidas ☼ on July 5, 2015 at 10:11am — No Comments

Humility, unpretentiousness, non-injury, forgiveness, uprightness

       

  Know that by long prostration, by question and by service, the wise who have realised the Truth will instruct thee in (that) knowledge.(4:34)



Knowing that, thou shalt not, O Arjuna, again become deluded like this; and by that thou shalt see all beings in thy Self and also in Me!(4:35)



Humility, unpretentiousness, non-injury, forgiveness, uprightness, service of the…
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Added by ☼ रवि Ravidas ☼ on July 2, 2015 at 7:57am — No Comments

why are most female yoga teachers attractive?

This isn't meant to be a puerile thread.

But then it's just an observation.

Most tend to be pretty, and is this because attractive women are more confident?

Some studies show this as a preliminal link.

But obviously looks are not need to practice or teach yoga.

Sorry if this offends anybody, but then it's just an observation as stated.

Added by ☼ रवि Ravidas ☼ on June 16, 2015 at 10:24am — 1 Comment

Sivananda daily reading

SUCH IS OM

The origin of all is Om.
The origin of all creation is Om.
Om pervades all creation.
The essence of all sounds in the world is Om.
As the rivers flow, the bird chirp, the wind blows over housetops, the motor horns and the railway engine whistles, you hear the sound Om.
Sing Om.
Chant Om.
You will have a good voice and you will become master of languages.
Meditate on Om.
You will shine as a great Yogi.

Added by ☼ रवि Ravidas ☼ on May 7, 2015 at 9:31am — No Comments

"Try not to drink any water during class"

Can anybody explain why drinking water, even in small sips, would be contraindicated during an ashtanga asana practice?

Om Shanti - Ravidas

Added by ☼ रवि Ravidas ☼ on February 28, 2015 at 3:47pm — 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

Sitali - Yoga Breathing exercise for freshness & relaxation

Sitali, the cooling breath, enables you to cool down, to relax, control appetite if you are on a diet and to prevent headache. It is a Pranayama to reduce an access of Pitta, of fire. With the help of this… Continue

Added by ☼ रवि Ravidas ☼ on February 5, 2009 at 10:51am — 2 Comments

Happy birthday

Dear Sukadev,

i wish you a happy birthday and lots and lots of years in the mood of sat chit ananda.

your Eduard

Added by ☼ रवि Ravidas ☼ on February 3, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

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