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Teachings of Swami Sivananda's Blog – January 2011 Archive (15)

The effects of backward bends

Bhujanga, Salabha and Dhanur Asanas remove constipation and muscular rheumatism of the back.

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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 January 31, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Effects of Forward bend

Paschimottanasana reduces fat and helps digestion. So does Mayurasana.

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

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

Shoulderstand, Plough and fish

Sarvanga, Hala and Ardhamatsyendra Asanas make the spine elastic. Sarvanga develops thyroid gland and bestows good health. It helps Brahmacharya and gives longevity.

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From Amrita Gita by…

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

Headstand - Shirshana

Sirshasana is the king of all Asanas. It strengthens the brain and the brain-centres and improves memory, and helps Brahmacharya.

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Swami Sivananda lived 1887-1963. His teachings are as much inspiring…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on January 28, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Kriyas in Hatha Yoga

Dhauti (cleansing of stomach with a piece of cloth), Basti (drawing up of water through anus), Neti (cleansing of nostrils with the help of a thread), Nauli (manipulation of the abdominal muscles), Trataka (gazing on an object), Kapalabhati (a kind of Pranayama)—are the Shad Kriyas of Hatha Yoga.…

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

How much time for Asanas and Pranayama

Spend half an hour daily in the practice of Asanas and Pranayama. This will give you health, vim, vigour and vitality. This will remove all diseases.

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From Amrita Gita by Swami Sivananda, copyright The…

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

Reguluarity in Hatha Yoga

Reguluarity in Hatha Yoga

Be regular in your practice. Regularity is of paramount importance.

Bath and Asanas

Wait for half an hour after finishing Asanas for taking a bath.

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Taken from Amrita Gita, by Sri…

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

The Three Nadis

Ida, Pingala and Sushumna are the three important Nadis in the body.  Ida is the Chandra-Nadi. It cools the body. It flows through the left nostril. Pingala is the Surya-… Continue

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

Moderation for Hatha Yoga

Be moderate in eating and sleeping. Then alone can you have success in Hatha Yoga.

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Taken from Amrita Gita, by Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj, 1887-1963. Copyright…

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

Advice for practice of Hatha Yoga

Advice for practice of Hatha Yoga

Practise Yoga Asanas and Pranayama on an empty stomach in the early morning.

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From the book: Amrita Gita, by Shri…

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

Health through Hatha Yoga

Attain good health through the practice of Yoga Asanas and Pranayama. Without good health, how can you earn, how can you succeed in any undertaking, how can you sit for meditation?

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From Amrita Gita by Swami Sivananda, copyright…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on January 21, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The need of a Teacher

Learn the Asanas, Pranayama, Bandhas, Mudras and the Shad Kriyas under an expert Hatha Yogi.

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From the book: Amrita Gita, by Shri Swami Sivananda Maharaj,…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on January 20, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Sushumna and Kundalini

Sushumna rises through all the Chakras. Kundalini passes through the Chakras and joins with Lord Siva in the Sahasrara.

 

From: Amrita Gita, by…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on January 19, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Time Sweeps Away Kings and Barons.

Where is Napoleon? Where is Shivaji?

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on January 13, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Adapt Adjust Accommodate

Bear Insult Bear Injury Highest Yoga

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on January 11, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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