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Gurugram January 2024 | Preface

Gurugram January 2024 | Preface Om Namah Sivaya Blessed Self We wish you all a luminous new year! May it bring you much strength, inner expansion, and trust that all is happening to teach us to surrender to the Divine grace. The Ashrams held well attended and joyful retreats over the Christmas and New Year season, bringing much joy and warmth. Guests were grateful for this time of sharing and feeling part of a wider spiritual family. All left with a new determination to apply the yogic tools in their daily life and develop [...]

Gurugram January 2024 | Preface2024-01-13T17:23:05+00:00

Hatha Yoga Tip | January 2024

Hatha Yoga Tip Camel - Uṣṭrāsana – Beginner and Intermediate Camel stretches your chest and throat muscles while also strengthening your hamstrings and the muscles of your buttocks. Relax in Child’s Pose for at least 8 breaths afterwards. BEGINNER 1. Kneel on the mat with your knees and feet hip-width apart, arms by your sides. Breathe slowly and rhythmically. 2. Support your lower back with both hands. Inhale and slowly bend backwards, taking your head back first, then your shoulders and chest, and finally your lower back. Hold for up to 30 seconds, breathing [...]

Hatha Yoga Tip | January 20242024-01-13T08:12:09+00:00

Vegetarian Cuisine | January 2024

Vegetarian Cuisine Chai This spicy drink with zesty, complex flavours is a great substitute when you are trying to give up coffee. Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 tsp fresh root ginger, finely sliced 2 tsp whole fennel seeds ¼ tsp black peppercorns 1 fresh bay leaf 15 cardamom pods 6 whole cloves 1 cinnamon stick 1 tsp rooibos tea leaves 8 fl oz (250 ml) almond milk 4 tsp honey Preparation: 1. In a saucepan, combine 750 ml (24 fl oz) cold, filtered water with the ginger, fennel seeds, black peppercorns, bay leaf, cardamom pods, [...]

Vegetarian Cuisine | January 20242024-01-16T16:58:46+00:00

Sivananda Yoga FAQ | January 2024

Sivananda Yoga FAQ Q: I quite realise that contentment gives peace. But I have a doubt. If I become contented, all my ambitions will die. I will become lethargic and lazy. On account of my various ambitions, I move about hither and thither, I exert and I am energetic. Kindly remove this doubt of mine. I am quite bewildered. A: Contentment can never make you idle. It is a Sattvic virtue that propels man towards God. It gives strength of mind and peace. It checks unnecessary and selfish exertions. It opens the inner eye of man [...]

Sivananda Yoga FAQ | January 20242024-01-13T08:02:56+00:00

Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres

Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Zentrum, Berlin, Germany We had good participation in classes and courses. A yoga beginners course and Yoga 4 started this month with a good and inspired group of students. The highlight of the month was the Christmas party. Teachers, Karma Yogis, close students joint for special Christmas Satsang with Chanting of Christmas carols and a small violon performance from one of our close students. Afterwards, we enjoyed a Christmas meal in the boutique area. It was a lively and positive atmosphere; students [...]

Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres2024-01-13T07:56:08+00:00

Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams

Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams Sivananda Ashram Yoga Camp, Val Morin, Quebec, Canada Our last Teachers’ training course of year ended very well. The students were brave and enthusiastic and completed the last two weeks with flying colours. We were happy to receive groups of students for the Yoga Vacation program "Yoga and Ayurveda". It was a step by step program which introduced the science of Ayurveda, enabling all participants to learn about how to live everyday life and to have all round wellbeing according to the ancient wisdom of [...]

Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams2024-01-13T07:48:14+00:00

Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres

Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Zentrum, Berlin, Germany Many students came back after holidays, school started this week in Berlin. Yoga courses started. We are also offering a Yoga 2 in Ukrainien language. We restarted the Kids class after the summer break and children are happy to be back. Krishna Jayanti was celebrated with a puja. The weather was good and many of the classes were outside on the platform in the garden. Karma yogis supported the centere in many ways this week, reception, cleaning, teaching and [...]

Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres2023-12-13T16:26:56+00:00

Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams

Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams Sivananda Ashram Yoga Camp, Val Morin, Quebec, Canada This week we celebrated Krishna Jayanti with Swami Vasishtananda leading us through a beautiful puja done for the main deity in Krishna temple. Staff chanted many kirtans and energy got uplifted and light. Some teachers and devotees came from Montreal to celebrate the birthday of Krishna. We also celebrated the birthday of Swami Sivananda which took place next to the statues of Master and Swamiji. We were glad the weather allowed us to have this Puja outside [...]

Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams2023-12-13T16:05:46+00:00

Hatha Yoga Tip | October 2023

Hatha Yoga Tip Plough – Halāsana – All Levels Plough is a natural continuation of the forward-bending movement that you will have done in Shoulderstand. The shape you make in this pose, with your feet and hands on the floor, resembles a plough. This asana helps to keep the whole spine youthful. Relax afterwards in Corpse pose for at least eight breaths. BENEFITS Physical • Stretches the back of the body completely, which mobilizes the whole spine. • Loosens tight hamstrings. • Stretches the deep and superficial muscles of the back. • Increases the [...]

Hatha Yoga Tip | October 20232023-12-13T14:56:42+00:00

Vegetarian Cuisine | October 2023

Vegetarian Cuisine Sweet cinnamon dhal Traditionally, split mung beans are used in dhal dishes, but this recipe uses red lentils, which are more readily available. Serves 4. Ingredients: 1 tbsp ghee (clarified butter) or sesame oil ½ tsp black mustard seeds ½ tsp turmeric ½ tsp ground fennel or fennel seeds ½ tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground coriander 275 g (9 ¾ oz) red lentils, soaked in filtered water for 30 minutes ¾ tsp salt 2 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp maple syrup Brown rice, chapatis and your choice of vegetables. Preparation: 1. [...]

Vegetarian Cuisine | October 20232023-12-13T14:56:58+00:00