Sivananda Yoga FAQ Q 1: Are there fulfilled prophecies in the Hindu scriptures? A: The Lord has given His ever-standing promise that He would appear on earth whenever there is a danger to Dharma, whenever Adharma tries to vanquish Dharma. To fulfill that promise He has appeared many times in the form of saints and sages who have protected Dharma from decay and from the onslaughts of foreign oppression. They have instilled new elements of vigour and perspective in Hinduism. Therefore, Hinduism continues to flourish. Whenever there is a necessity, saints and sages will [...]
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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, Greetings from the Headquarters. This August was a great time to be at the Camp. It still was summer, but the peak of the season had passed and the Ashram was noticeably more peaceful. Still there were many programs going on and, apart from the TTC/ATTC courses, we had many guests coming for yoga vacation. ATTCs finished their first week and started going deeper into the practice and Vedanta. Most of the students [...]
Vegetarian Cuisine VEGETARIAN LASAGNE - Serve this lasagne with a fresh green salad. Serves 4-6. Ingredients: 6 ounces spinach, steamed and squeezed dry 9 ounces firm tofu, crumbled and drained Salt and pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into matchsticks 2 zucchini, cut into matchsticks 1 quantity of tomato sauce 6 sheets of dried lasagne, cooked and drained 1 cup grated vegetarian cheese 2 tablespoons sunflower or sesame seeds 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes (optional) Tomato sauce - see recipe below Preparation: 1. Heat the oven to [...]
Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Zentrum, Berlin, Germany Om Namah Sivaya! Whenever it was possible in August, classes were outside on the garden platform. The summer retreat was very successful with students enjoying the 5 days of Ashram atmosphere not far from Berlin. In the Centre itself we had a small group for headstand workshop and they all improved their posture. Swami Annapurananda and Swami Satyananda went to Reith, both to serve at the retreat house during the special program. We started with the redesign of the men’s [...]
Hatha Yoga Tip SARVANGASANA - SHOULDERSTAND - All Levels For All Levels: The starting position is on the back with legs together and arms next to body, palms down. Tip: Keep the chin down. Shoulders are kept down, away from the neck. Inhaling, raise the legs together and lift to a 90 degree angle. Tip: Keep legs straight. Relax shoulders, Keep head Centred. On next inhalation raise legs and hips and place hands flat against lower back. Tip: Keep weight on elbows, hardly any weight on shoulders or neck. Keep legs together and relax [...]
Gurugram September 2019 | Preface Blessed Self, Om Namah Sivaya Greetings from the Sivananda Ashram Headquarters Val Morin. We are happy to announce the 60th anniversary of the Montreal Sivananda Centre was in August 2019. It goes without saying how grateful we all are for Swami Vishnudevananda’s focus and dedication to his Master’s mission while spreading and supporting the word of yoga throughout the World. The creation of Centres and Ashrams has enabled the enrichment of hundreds of thousands of people’s lives over these six decades, all because of the small vibrant seed planted [...]
Gurugram August 2019 | Preface Blessed Self, Om Namah Sivaya Greetings from the Sivananda Ashram Headquarters Val Morin where the much anticipated summer program is now in full swing. By the grace of Master and Swamiji, the Headquarters/Yoga Camp is doing very well for the month of July with an ongoing TTC, Ayurvedic program and a strong guest program. We had a very successful Kaavadi Festival at the Subramanya/Ayyappa Temple where we had more than attendees than previously any year. Devotees participating in the festivities left very happy and appreciative of Swamiji and the [...]
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. By early July the summer season at the Camp was underway! It was a very warm and the sun was shining most of the time. We also had a little refreshing rain, which was very good for the gardens. The beautiful gardens were in full bloom and the floral perfume was incredible. The students enjoyed the yoga classes outdoors on the various platforms until it was so hot, then [...]
Sivananda Yoga FAQ Q 1: When I sit for prayers, the lower mind wanders astray, but the other mind recites the Stotras without the slightest flaw, because of habit. But when I consciously try to recite the prayers, I sometimes miss the link, and have at times to repeat a Stotra from the beginning. Thus, are there two minds? How to overcome this difficulty? A: There are no two minds. But the mind gets concentration little by little, and the portion of the mind which is spiritually inclined -- call it the higher mind [...]
Vegetarian Cuisine SAVORY CHEESE MUFFINS- Makes 12 large muffins. Ingredients: 1¾ cups grated vegetarian cheese 2 teaspoons dried oregano 5 cups whole wheat flour 1 cup grated carrots ¾ cup finely chopped zucchini, or ⅔ cup finely chopped green bell pepper Scant ½ cup canned corn kernels 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper 2¼ cups soy milk or buttermilk 1 cup oil Preparation: 1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Set aside ½ cup grated cheese and 1 tsp oregano. 3. Combine all the rest [...]