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Yoga for Piles

Check out the wonderful article Yoga for Piles.

Piles are a common problem for many. Yoga can be quite helpful to relieve piles. Check out the article

Added by Sukadev Bretz on January 17, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Today starts Navaratri - the nine days in honor of the Divine Mother

Today is starting Navaratri - the nine days in honor of the Divine Mother.
During the first three days Durga is worshipped.
During the next three days Lakshmi ist worshipped.
The last nine days Saraswati ist worshipped.

Today and the next two days recite the Mantra Om Shri Durgayai Namaha - and other Mantras/Kirtans in praise of the Divine Mother.

Added by Sukadev Bretz on October 4, 2013 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Yogi Sukadev

Once upon a time there lived an ancient sage called Vyasa. Vyasa was renowned as the writer of the Mahabharata with Ganesha Deva’s assistance.It was written in one sitting and was recognised as a wonder. He pined for a son who would be as pure as the snows of Mansarover, and the air of Mount…


Added by Sukadev Bretz on November 16, 2012 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Today is Subrahmanya Day

Today is Tuesday, the day when Subrahmanya is worshipped. 6UYGMC2HQU3H.
Today is also Mars-Day, Mangal-Day. It is a day when you have more access to courage and assertiveness.
You can try out more advanced Asanas, and in your meditation you can use more affirmations.
Have a wonderful day.

Added by Sukadev Bretz on September 20, 2011 at 9:20am — No Comments

Spring Beginning in Germany - three wise women here in live Satsang March 19 8pm CET

Spring is beginning in Germany. Sun shining, temperature rising.

Even though our Indian guests think it is still very chilly :-)

We have three Woman Yoga masters here:

  • Leela Mata from Peaceful Valley Ashram
  • Narayani, author of "The Sivananda Companion to Yoga"
  • Dr. Nalini Sahay, disciple of Paramahamsa Satyananda, expert on Yoga Nidra, Pavana Muktasana, Tantra Meditation and Rama

We are looking forward to their talks, and…


Added by Sukadev Bretz on March 19, 2011 at 9:33am — No Comments

Today is Dattatreya Jayanthi - Birthday of Jnana Guru Dattatreya


Today is Dattatreya Jayanthi, birtday of Lord Shri Dattatreya. Dattatreya is one the most important Gurus of Vedanta, the Philosophy of Oneness.

Dattatreya is said to be an Avatar, an incarnation of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Therefore, one of his names is Trimurti Avatar.

His main teaching is: Be…


Added by Sukadev Bretz on December 20, 2010 at 7:04am — 2 Comments

Today is Skanda Shashti - the Festival of Subrahmanya, Murugan, Skanda

Today is Skanda Shashti according to Tamil Calendar. Skanda is the God of Enthusiasm, of Youthfulness. Workship of Skanda gives courage and the power to develop good virtues. Skanda is also called Murugan, Sharavanabha, Subrahmanya. Watch a slide show:

Mehr Yoga und Ayurveda Fotos findest du auf Yoga Vidya Community… Continue

Added by Sukadev Bretz on November 12, 2010 at 9:26am — No Comments

Happy Diwali!

Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya!

Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya!

Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya!


Today, November 5th, is the Deepavali celebration (festival of lights). There are several articles on the website of Sivananda Ashram/Divine Life Society on the significance of Deepavali. They


1) Deepavali by Sri Swami Sivananda

2) The… Continue

Added by Sukadev Bretz on November 5, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Ayurveda Doshas - Vata, Pita and Kapha

When practicing Yoga, it might be helpful to know your Ayurveda Dosha:

  • A Vata type might have to practice more calmly than he is naturally inclined to
  • A Pitta type should make sure to include relaxation and meditation
  • A Kapha type should practice activating practices like Kapalabhati
Of course, if one is in one's natural Prakriti, one… Continue

Added by Sukadev Bretz on July 29, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Audio Kirtan: Hari hari Bol

Mantra, Kirtan, Bhajan, Spiritual Chants

Mantra Audio: Hari hari Bol, chanted by Narayani in Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany. A Mantra in praise of Vishnu and Krishna.…

Added by Sukadev Bretz on May 26, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Usha - The Goddess of Dawn

Usha is the name in the Vedas for the Goddess of Dawn. Usha stands for light after Darkness, for joy after sorrow, for deep meditation experience after long striving.

Here a Slide Show of Usha:

Find more photos like this on Yoga Vidya… Continue

Added by Sukadev Bretz on May 15, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Krishna Krishna Mahayogin

Mantra Audio: Krishna Krishna Mahayogin Bhaktanam Abhayamkara. Govinda Paramananda Sarvam Me Vasha Manaya.

Added by Sukadev Bretz on May 5, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Kubera - Lord of all Wealth

Kubera symbolizes Wealth in all aspects: Material wealth - so you can

share and relieve suffering from others. Energy wealth - so you can

energize others. Emotional wealth - so you can touch others by your

love. Mental wealth - for unfoldment of you talents. Spiritual wealth -

for connection with the Divine.

Look at the Photographs - and recite the Mantra - with the intention to get the energy to better serve others.…


Added by Sukadev Bretz on May 3, 2010 at 5:56am — 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

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

How to Meditate - Guide to meditation

Swami Venkatesananda, disciple of Swami Sivananda wrote the following instruction for Meditation:

So many textbooks are available on meditation nowadays that everyone has some idea of what it is all about. In brief, meditation is the most


adventure: ‘Discovery of self’. Meditation enables us to enjoy


the peace, happiness and revitalisation that…


Added by Sukadev Bretz on March 30, 2010 at 6:58pm — No Comments

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