Hatha Yoga Tip DHANURASANA - The Bow - All levels A bow shaped pose combining benefits of cobra and locust. The full bow pose involves a good back contraction and stretch to thighs. An option for those who find it difficult to catch hold of both ankles, is to attempt the pose with one knee bent, holding on one ankle at a time. This is also a good way to work on increasing the stretch in each thigh before going on to the full version holding both ankles. Begin lying on the abdomen, stretch [...]
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Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams Sivananda Ashram Yoga Camp, Sivananda Headquarters, Val Morin, Quebec, Canada Om Namah Sivaya. The Yoga Camp Ashram will remain closed until further notice. Continue your practice from the comfort of your own home with our online classes/courses to assist in keeping you connected, inspired, and energized. Let us take this time to reconnect with ourselves through the practice. https://sivanandacanada.org/camp/Online-courses/ In March we welcomed Swami Rajeshwarananda and Swami Sankarananda who joined the Yoga Camp from the Rome Centre. After a compulsory 3-day stay at a hotel [...]
Vegetarian Cuisine WHEAT FREE CREPES – A great option for those who are wheat or gluten intolerant. These quick crepes are so versatile, delicious for breakfast, a light lunch, dinner or a dessert. Be as creative as you like, fill them with something savoury or sweet and fold them, then top with a savoury sauce or sweet syrup, if desired. Serves 4-6. 1½ cups stirred soy flour 1¾ cups rice flour 1 tablespoon baking powder Pinch salt 1 -2 teaspoons honey 2¾ cups water recommended or more 4 tablespoons oil Oil for frying Preparation: [...]
Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Zentrum, Berlin, Germany Om Namah Sivaya. There will be no classes in the Berlin Yoga Centre until further notice. The yoga shop is open and we are still there for you by phone and email. Call us if you have any questions: 030 85 99 97 98 Let yourself be inspired by what online yoga has to offer. We wish everyone health and inner strength. Meanwhile the online classes and online courses were well visited in March by the Berlin students. Many [...]
Sivananda Yoga FAQ Q 1: Can asceticism lead to enlightenment? A: Asceticism is really the austere life of sense-control and mental concentration lived for the purpose of devotional practices or spiritual meditations. True asceticism necessarily includes a strict observance of the moral and ethical disciplines, on the basis of which the higher practices are undertaken. Asceticism is a means to enlightenment in as much as it prepares the ground for meditation which leads to wisdom and realization. Sometimes, asceticism is taken in its narrower sense of bodily mortification alone. But this is a grave [...]
Gurugram April 2021 | Preface Om Namah Sivaya Blessed Self Greetings from all staff in the Sivananda Centres and Ashrams! April 2021 and it is now over one year since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and with no clear end of the crilusis in sight. It feels many are pushed to their physical and mental limits in their capacities to adapt to this unprecedented situation. Life seems to compel us to go deeper within ourselves to find new strength to overcome the fatigue and stress the world’s situation has generated. We begin to [...]
Sivananda Yoga FAQ Q 1: Does the mental equilibrium of an advanced Yogi get affected when attacked by some serious disease? How does he react on such occasions? A: Never. If there is any thought of the body or the disease or the bodily affliction or something that cannot be tolerated by the fleshy frame, remember that he is no advanced Yogi or saint or Sannyasin. He who has no thought of himself or the surroundings or the world, he who is centred in his own Self or his beloved Ishta Devata or gracious [...]
Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Zentrum, Berlin, Germany Om Namah Sivaya! There will be no classes in the Berlin Yoga Centre until further notice. The yoga shop is open and we are still there for you by phone and email. Call us if you have any questions: 030 85 99 97 98 Let yourself be inspired by what online yoga has to offer. We wish everyone health and inner strength. Meanwhile the online classes and online courses were well visited in February by the Berlin students. They [...]
Vegetarian Cuisine LENTIL DAL (DHAL) A satisfying and tasty meal, dal is made with various types of pulse, usually lentils, which when cooked become soft and the pulse breaks down to a thick sauce-like texture. This recipe utilizes dal prepared with a red lentil (known as masoor dal) that when cooked becomes yellow and fairly smooth. (If using Indian chick peas (Chana dal) the cooking time needs to be longer and the peas pre-soaked.) Nutritionally, dal is a good carbohydrate source for energy while being almost fat-free. It is an excellent source of protein. [...]
Hatha Yoga Tip INCLINED PLANE with an added leg and arm variation. Use as a counter pose after forward bend. Sit with legs outstretched in front, feet together, yet relaxed. Place hands behind you about a foot away on the mat with straight arms. Push your chest forward and drop your head back. Inhale, lifting up hips as high as you can while pushing your feet into the floor. Hold your breath in the pose and then lower the hips back to the mat with an exhalation. Repeat the pose twice more if desired. [...]