Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams Sivananda Ashram Yoga Camp, Sivananda Headquarters, Val Morin, Quebec, Canada Om Namah Sivaya, Greetings from the Headquarters. The celebration of Sivaratri at the Yoga Camp was very festive this year. Our staff organized a rotation to chant Om Namah Sivaya continuously from 8am until the evening at the beginning of the Sivaratri celebration. This year we had with us our Acharya Prahlad, who came to lead the celebration. Guests and visitors from the nearby villages and Montreal joined the festival all through the night. This year [...]
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Hatha Yoga PADA HASTHASANA - STANDING FORWARD BEND - a variation Standing upright with feet together or almost touching together, inhale and stretch arms up alongside ears, neck is relaxed and straight, back is straight. Think of keeping the feet in even contact with the floor or mat. Spread the toes for more contact with the mat. Exhale, bend forward from hips, with arms extended forward, stretching the body away from the hips. Make a tabletop line with the back and arms and head all in one line horizontally. The hips will draw back [...]
Vegetarian Cuisine BANANA CHOCOLATE PUDDING WITH BERRIES - A sattvic, sweet dessert Here is protein and vegetables in a mousse! Tofu is extremely high in protein, iron, An easy and quick to make pudding dessert (ideal for a brunch or lunch dessert) that contains tofu, chocolate with bananas and fruit, and a thick creamy texture. The ingredients contribute protein and carbohydrates for stamina and magnesium to help relax muscles (or relieve muscle cramps. The fresh berries give appealing fresh contrast to the creamy richer texture of the pudding, but can also be optional. Serves [...]
Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Zentrum, Berlin, Germany Om Namah Sivaya! We celebrated Sivaratri with “Om Namah Sivaya” Chanting and Pujas with a good group of teachers and students. The energy was soft and full of love. Several courses started. In early March Berlin had a local bank holiday. We took advantage for a thorough deep cleaning of the Centre with the help of Karma Yogis. The afternoon class and Satsang was well received. The meditation weekend intensive course had built in numbers literally in the last days [...]
Sivananda Yoga FAQ Q 1: How to feel that one has attained perfect Nadi Suddhi? A: Nadi Suddhi means purification of the nerves (Nadis). Nerve is not the correct English term for Nadi. There is no appropriate word for Nadi in English. Complete fast, preferably without any liquid or solid food, practice of Asans and Pranayam, and intense physical exercise-- all go a long way in the elimination of fat and other unwanted matters and in the overhauling of the system to confer the benefit of Nadi Suddhi. Asans and Pranayam can purify the nerves, [...]
Gurugram April 2019 | Preface Blessed Self, Om Namah Sivaya Greetings from the Yoga Camp Sivananda Headquarters in Val Morin, Canada. We had a very successful season in India, Bahamas and Vietnam for the winter months, while other Centres and Ashrams continued to thrive with new students and new programs. The Sivananda Organization gives back and flourishes with well-received community programs in India. We thank you all for your continued support and encouragement with these endeavours. May Master and Swamiji's grace guide us in all ways. Pranams to all. Life is but a play. [...]
Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Zentrum, Berlin, Germany Om Namah Sivaya! Many students came to courses and classes, taking the opportunity of the winter holidays to continue their practice. The Indian priest did two morning pujas and then left for Vilnius. The altar was still shining and beautifully decorated with an abundance of flowers. Satsang participation was good. We had good support by dedicated Karma Yogis for cleaning and space clearing. Swami Satyananda went to Reith for a weekend to teach at the TTC. OM. http://www.sivananda.org/berlin Sivananda [...]
Vegetarian Cuisine CREAMY ITALIAN DRESSING A thick, creamy salad dressing which contains protein from chickpeas. An ideal simple alternative to yoghurt dressings or commercial soy salad dressings. Serves 4-6. Ingredients: 1⁄2 cup chick peas, cooked 6 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon dried oregano (or fresh chopped oregano to taste) Pinch of dried dill weed (or use small amount fresh dill instead of oregano) 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper Preparation: 1. Blend chickpeas in food processor until smooth. 2. Add all the remaining ingredients and blend again until smooth. 3. If [...]
Hatha Yoga PIGEON - KAPOTASANA - beginner to advanced Going into the pigeon: From kneeling position on the mat sitting on heels, sit sideways to the left of your feet and extend the right leg back, toes pointed back. Support yourself with your hands beside you to help keep the spine upright and chest open. The left foot is in front of the right hip and outer left foot on mat. The left knee faces forward. Relax the right leg. Hold pose a few breaths then release and repeat on the opposite side. Alternatively, [...]
Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams Sivananda Ashram Yoga Camp, Sivananda Headquarters, Val Morin, Quebec, Canada Om Namah Sivaya, Greetings from the Headquarters. During February, Narayani, a long time teacher and karma yogi at the Montreal Centre, offered a workshop about the art of forgiveness. A very beautiful subject approached with finesse and lightness. Narayani was able to teach the workshop to small groups of guests and some local people that also came to attend. A small group of karma yogis travelled to represent the Ashram and the Montreal Centre at the [...]