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April 2010 Blog Posts (12)

On The Wings Of My Guardian Angel

("Guardian Angel," sculpture by Josep Llimona, photography by P. B. Obregón)

Do you remember when

Things would…


Added by Christopher Stewart on April 30, 2010 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Videos with some Yoga Exercises to develop muscle Strength

To develop muscle strength, you can practice the following Yoga exercises once or twice a week before the classical Asanas. Good muscle strength is a good antidote against back problems, neck problems and all kinds of joint problems. Good muscle strength develops self confidence and courage.

Surya Namaskar for muscle strength:

Navasana Variations for developing the abdominal… Continue

Added by Sukadev Bretz on April 30, 2010 at 6:54am — No Comments

How to develop Muscle Strength in Yoga

Yoga can help to develop muscle strength. Often Yoga is supposed to be good for flexibility, for coordination, for concentration, for relaxation. But you can also develop muscle strength.

Make sure you do postures which are demanding for your muscles. Hold them for about 10-30 seconds. Find out ways how you can make the postures more demanding for strength. Most important muscles to develop are:

- Thighs and buttocks through Vira Bhadrasana, Warrior Pose

- Abdominal Muscles through… Continue

Added by Sukadev Bretz on April 30, 2010 at 5:40am — No Comments

Vayu, the Wind God

Today I uploaded a Video and photos of Vayu, the Wind God. Vayu is one of the main deities mentioned in the Vedas. His worship will help to quieten the mind and open the heart. Salutations to Vayu also

means using the power of the mind in benevolent ways.

If today you notice your mind being… Continue

Added by Sukadev Bretz on April 30, 2010 at 4:27am — No Comments

108 (Ekshwa Art Chetana)


There are a lot of people trying to understand the significance of the number 108. Often people will give a list of items that come in 108, but this doesn’t explain why 108 is sacred. A list gives no deeper understanding of why 108 is sacred, it only proves that…


Added by Chandan Bandyopadhyay on April 28, 2010 at 10:44am — No Comments

Swami Sivananda: Philosophy of Bhakti


Bhakti or devotion is indispensable for attaining jnana. Jnana is the condition necessary for bhakti to reach its fullest

development in love. Knowledge without devotion is as futile as devotion without


Love follows from the basic oneness of all beings. God is being. World is becoming. The creation of the world does not in any way affect

the integrity of God. The world does not stand apart from God, but is pervaded

by… Continue

Added by Michael Krahl on April 27, 2010 at 1:23pm — No Comments

100 names of Maha-kali, betower of eternal bliss.

Kali, Kali Mahakali, Adi Sakti Addya Sakti, Kripa Mahamaya, I owe thou art; my eternal mother, heavenly eternal love and bliss bless me with nirvikalpa Chetana, Dharana and sankalpa to be your niskalpa sadho. My beloved mother your name is sakara of praná, your sa-harsa name is the brahmo-Chetana of brahmanda. Oh!…


Added by Chandan Bandyopadhyay on April 27, 2010 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Child Of The Sky

("Aurora Borealis" by Frederic Edwin Church)

I am a child

Of the Sky and the Stars

Loving and sweet as Venus

And fierce as Mars

I'm lucky as…


Added by Christopher Stewart on April 26, 2010 at 11:49pm — No Comments

Amma / Mata Amritanandamayi:

..."Service is also a form of sadhana. If you claim that you have attained

perfection after doing sadhana sitting in a certain place, Amma will not

accept that. Getting out into the world and doing service is very much a

part of sadhana. If we want to eliminate the enemies that lurk in the

innermost depths of the heart, we have to serve the world. Only then will we be

able to tell how effective our meditation has been. Only when someone gets

angry with us,… Continue

Added by Michael Krahl on April 26, 2010 at 11:12pm — No Comments

Slide Shows of Planet Devatas

Watch inspiring Slide Show of the Gods of the planets. So far there are photo slide shows of Surya, Shani (Saturn), Mars (Mangala Devata), Chandra… Continue

Added by Sukadev Bretz on April 20, 2010 at 8:16pm — No Comments

Slide Show of Dhanvantari, Lord of Ayurveda

Dhanvantari is the Lord of Ayurveda. He is said to be an incarnation of Vishnu. He brought Amrita, the nectar of Immortality, to the Devatas. Here you find a Slide Show with pictures of Dhanvantari.

Find more photos like this on Yoga Vidya… Continue

Added by Sukadev Bretz on April 20, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

What shall I be?

I have again and again grown like grass;
I have experienced seven hundred and seventy moulds.
I died from minerality and became vegetable;
And from vegetativeness I died and became animal.
I died from animality and became man.
Then why fear disappearance through death?
Next time I shall die, Bringing forth wings and feathers like angels:
After that soaring higher than angels--What you cannot imagine.
I shall be that! ~ Jalaludin Rumi

Added by Michael Krahl on April 12, 2010 at 11:02am — No Comments

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