Yoga (545)

Be alert

Watch for opportunities for service. Never miss even a single opportunity.
Swami Sivananda

 

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 Swami Sivananda The Divine Life Society Rishikesh

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Be humble and grateful

Never say: “I have helped that man.” Feel and think: “That man gave me an opportunity to serve.”
Swami Sivananda

 

From the book: Amrita Gita, by Shri Swami Sivananda Maharaj, 1887-1963.Copyright The Divine Life Society, Rishikesh. More Infos from and about Swami Sivananda on German Site: Sivananda photos, Sivananda Video

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Effects of Sitali and Bhastrika

Sitali Pranayama cools your body and purifies the blood. Bhastrika warms your body and removes asthma and consumption.
Swami Sivananda

 

From the book: Amrita Gita, by Shri Swami Sivananda Maharaj, 1887-1963.Copyright The Divine Life Society, Rishikesh. More Infos from and about Swami Sivananda on German Site: Sivananda photos, Sivananda Video

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New Year's Eve in Tiruvannamalai

OMEnlightenment is not an "experience". Really, it is the ability to assimilate and understand your actions. If your True Self is the "Light", how can you become enlightened? Understanding your actions helps you to transform yourself.My best wishes for the new year. May it be a year that is filled with enough suffering to make you want to change your life and your negative thought patterns.
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Advice for practice of Hatha Yoga
Practise Yoga Asanas and Pranayama on an empty stomach in the early morning.

Sivananda

 

From the book: Amrita Gita, by Shri Swami Sivananda Maharaj, 1887-1963.Copyright The Divine Life Society, Rishikesh. More Infos from and about Swami Sivananda on German Site: Sivananda photos, Sivananda Video

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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?

Sivananda

From Amrita Gita by Swami Sivananda, copyright The Divine Life Society. Swami Sivananda was a self-realized Master and a very practical Guru. Following His teachings can lead you to the Absolute.

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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-Nadi. It heats the body. It flows through the right nostril. Sushumna Nadi flows through both nostrils. It helps meditation. It is Agni-Nadi.
Sivananda

 

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. Cop

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The six Chakras

There are Six Chakras or lotuses in the body. They are Muladhara (near the anus), Svadhisthana (midway between Muladhara and Manipura which is in the navel). Anahata Chakra in the heart, Vishuddha in the neck and Ajna in the space between the two eyebrows and Sahasrara or the thousand-petalled lotus (Chakra) in the crown of the head.

Sivananda

 

From: Amrita Gita, by Swami Sivananda.Copyright The Divine Life Society, Rishikesh. More from and about Swami Sivananda: Sivananda photos, Sivananda Video

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Puraka, Rechaka and Kumbhaka

Puraka is inhalation of breath; Rechaka is exhalation; Kumbhaka is retention. Kumbhaka gives you longevity and energy.
Swami Sivananda

 

Taken from Amrita Gita, by Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj, 1887-1963. Copyright Divine Life Society, Muni Ki Reti, Rishikesh. More Informations: Sivananda photos, Sivananda Video, Books by Swami Sivananda

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Anger as a result of meditataion

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I had an interesting question today, so I thought I'd share the answer:

Ques: twice after meditation I found myself very angry and Itried to express it in a safe way but did bite my husband's head off. Any thoughts on the matter. (from Judy in New Zealand)

S.S. ans:
Yes, I do have very definite thoughts on the matter.Anger seems to be a VERY common reaction to meditation. People are usually confused by it, as you expect medtation to make you more peaceful and hence, less angry.
Meditation works t
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1. International Yoga Congress 2010 at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg



Download the Yogakongress 2010 Schedule in English
Kali Ray, Anna Trökes, Amadio Bianchi, Narayani, Swami Suddhananda, Swami Yogaswarupananda, Swami Atma, Shanmug Eckhardt, Leela Mata, Rita Keller, Pandit Dr. Dinesh Chandra Sati, Sukadev Bretz … and many other fascinating yoga masters and yoga greats, experience them up close and personal, let yourself be inspired ...

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Pranayama

Ujjayi, Sitkari, Sukha-Purvaka, Suryabheda are different kinds of Pranayama. Through the practice of these Pranayamas Kevala-Kumbhaka results.
Swami Sivananda

 

Taken from Amrita Gita, by Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj, 1887-1963. Copyright Divine Life Society, Muni Ki Reti, Rishikesh. More Informations: Sivananda photos, Sivananda Video, Books by Swami Sivananda

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Relationships and Cooperation between Chakras

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I'm working on a chapter for my book that looks at how the chakras inter-relate and work with each other. Actually, the independent actions and particular characteristics of the various chakras can only be separated intellectually. The function of each chakra intricately blends with the workings of the others.

Tounderstanding the working of each chakra, it is important for you to see the bigger picture. In addition to taking in energy and acting as a transmitter for your thoughts and feelings,
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