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Gurugram February 2020 | Preface

Gurugram February 2020 | Preface Greetings from the Sivananda Headquarters. We are very pleased to announce a new feature on our International website. We have gathered together a series of articles by Swami Vishnudevananda, edited from his talks, Satsangs and lectures given over the years to students, guests and disciples on the Five Points of Yoga and the Four Paths of Yoga. The intention is a new article will be added to the Articles feature every two weeks at https://articles.sivananda.org/   Articles can also be accessed through the top black bar on the sivananda.org [...]

Gurugram February 2020 | Preface2020-02-05T00:45:21+00:00

Hatha Yoga Tip February 2020

Hatha Yoga Tip NATARAJASANA - DANCING LORD SIVA -A balance posture Begin by standing firmly on both feet. Balance on your left foot keeping the weight firmly on this foot throughout the balance and lift the right ankle to grasp with the right hand. Breathing slowly and rhythmically helps establish the balance. Concentrating on a spot in front of you and spreading the toes of the standing foot helps stabilize balance. Keeping the back straight and the head level, inhale and raise the left arm straight up stretching the fingers up with the hand. [...]

Hatha Yoga Tip February 20202020-02-05T00:23:33+00:00

Vegetarian Cuisine February 2020

Vegetarian Cuisine BAKED BUTTERNUT SQUASH - Serves 4 This recipe has much sweetness and creamy texture. Squash is a yellow vegetable and rich Vitamin A. It’s a perfect accompaniment to acidic foods. Squash helps with acidic stomachs. Ingredients: 1 butternut squash or 2 acorn squash 4 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted 2 cups fresh whole wheat bread crumbs ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg ½ teaspoon grounded cinnamon 2 large eating apples, peeled and cut into chunks Directions: 1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. 2. Cut the squash in half and remove the seeds [...]

Vegetarian Cuisine February 20202020-02-05T00:23:21+00:00

Sivananda Yoga FAQ February 2020

Sivananda Yoga FAQ Q 1: What are the methods to develop unruffled serenity and mental composure under all conditions of life? Is absolute serenity possible? A: Yes. By all means. Consider yourself as dead to the world or the world as dead to you. Develop Atma Vichar Sakti. Identify not with the mind, senses and intellect or with any of the other modifications of the mind. Always be engaging yourself in the thought of the Divine. Have no thought of yourself or the surrounding world. Be absolutely indifferent to yourself, as you ought to [...]

Sivananda Yoga FAQ February 20202020-02-05T00:23:09+00:00

Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams February 2020

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. In January we had our annual Staff Sadhana Week. The Ashram was close to the public and all current staff had the opportunity to fully focus on their Sadhana. All present had the opportunity to deepen their practice by doing their Asanas and Pranayamas as a group every morning. We had a topic for the week “The Yamas”. All staff got to share their thoughts about it with the [...]

Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams February 20202020-02-05T00:22:38+00:00

Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres February 2020

Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Zentrum, Berlin, Germany Om Namah Sivaya! In January courses restarted after the Christmas break and many students came back full of positive resolves for their yoga practice in 2020. The Centre was very active with the preparations for the upcoming Yoga Festival. Everybody was looking forward to the daily asana workshops, lectures and the Bhagavatam Recitation with Sri Venugopal Goswami from India. This festival, at the beginning of the year, was one of the spiritual highlights of the Centre. Many students and teachers [...]

Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres February 20202020-02-05T00:22:08+00:00

Sivananda World News: Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams January 2020

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. Early December was calm and smooth at the Ashram, with the local weather warming up and creating a misty atmosphere around the Camp. Pierre, a long term devoted Karma Yogi, held a Mala Making Workshop one weekend, having both guests and TTC students joining in to learn about the art of mala making and meditation. Pierre loves to share the knowledge he gained from his own journey in [...]

Sivananda World News: Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams January 20202019-12-28T11:45:25+00:00

Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres January 2020

Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Zentrum, Berlin, Germany Om Namah Sivaya! Early December saw many courses starting, among them a Yoga 1 course with a good group of newcomers eager to learn the basics of yoga. A highlight was the Christmas party. Many hands joined together to prepare, decorating the Centre, cooking, putting up the Christmas tree and preparing the presents. It all went very smoothly with everyone in a good mood. About 100 students and 20 children came to celebrate the festivities together. The theater play [...]

Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres January 20202019-12-28T11:45:20+00:00

Sivananda Yoga FAQ January 2020

Sivananda Yoga FAQ Q 1: Can you, at a distance half across the earth, intuit the nature of my life-mission? A: Your life-mission is absolute dedication of all your faculties to the Lord, and not to be curious to know how He is to make use of you. It is not for nothing that He has hidden from our view His higher purposes. Our little mind cannot reason out the meanings of events which He brings to pass. So He does not take off the veil nor need we be curious to know. Surrender [...]

Sivananda Yoga FAQ January 20202019-12-28T11:45:17+00:00

Vegetarian Cuisine January 2020

Vegetarian Cuisine BAKED BUTTERNUT SQUASH - Serves 4 A favourite dish for holiday dinners this recipe has much sweetness and creamy texture. Squash is a yellow vegetable and rich Vitamin A. It’s a perfect accompaniment to acidic foods. Squash helps with acidic stomachs. Ingredients: 1 butternut squash or 2 acorn squash 4 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted 2 cups fresh whole wheat bread crumbs ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg ½ teaspoon grounded cinnamon 2 large eating apples, peeled and cut into chunks Directions: 2. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. 3. Cut the squash [...]

Vegetarian Cuisine January 20202019-12-28T11:45:14+00:00