Swami Sivananda’s Love for Service

Swami Sivananda, who lived 1887-1963, was one of the greatest Yoga Masters of modern times. In many respects he was unconventional. He loved serving – thus he spread Yoga far and wide. In this Yoga Podcast you find a reading of one chapter of “Sivananda’s Gospel of Divine Life”, recorded in Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh .

This is the Sound track of a Yoga Video.


Service of the Sick – About Swami Sivananda

Service of the sick is an important part of spiritual life. Attention to the minutest details develops concentration, awareness and opens the heart. Be alert and attentive. In this way you can feel the Divine in everything and everybody. This podcast is an inspiring reading from the Book “Sivananda in daily life”. Recorded in the evening Satsang in Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh .

This Yoga Podcast is the sound track of a Yoga Video


Prana Healing for Aids, MS and Cancer

Prana Healing can be very helpful in the treatment of Aids, Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer and many other diseases. For these severe diseases, Prana Healing should not be the only treatment. Rather, it should be combined with conventional allopathic medicine. Prana Healing can reduce the side effect of many medical drugs and thus support their positive efect. Dr. Nalini from Delhi answers to a question of Sukadev from Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany.


Vedanta Story: Indra, Prajapati and Virochana – Chandra speaks

Vedanta is often taught in stories. In this Vedanta Podcast, Chandra Cohen tells his favorite Vedanta story. This story is about the Creator, Prajapati. The King of Gods, Indra, and the King of Demons, Virochana, approached Prajapati, to receive Knowledge. Chandra explains, how Prajapati taught, and how Indra gained the Highest Knowledge, while Virochana remained in ignorance. This story comes from the Upanishads, and was commented by Sankara. Masters like Swami Sivananda, Ramakrishna and Swami Dayananda told this story in many variations. Chandra has a very lively and profound way, to tell this story. And you will get some insight on the main question of life: Who am I? This Vedanta Podcast episode is the first a series of short answers of Chandra to questions posed by Sukadev of Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany.



Psychology of Yoga, Vedanta and Tantra

There is psychology in Yoga, Vedanta and Tantra. Yoga Vedanta and Tantra teach you, how to deal with the human mind.

Vedanta says:

  • Do not identify with your mind. You are not your mind. You are the Infinite, the Absolute, the Immortal. Learn to understand your mind so you can transcend it
  • Watch the workings of your mind – and go beyond it

Tantra says:

  • Mind is a manifestation of the Divine Mother. Worship the Divine Mother with all your being, including your emotions, thoughts and feelings
  • to control your mind, uplift your energies

Raja Yoga says:

  • Develop your mental powers (Vibhuti), learn to use them intelligently. But do not identify
  • Learn Concentration in daily Life. Life will be so much more fulfilling
  • Learn to quieten your mind. If your mind is completely silent, your Real Self will shine fourth.

Effects of Yoga for Children

How can Yoga help children? Dr. Nalini talks about her work with different groups of children. She explains, which techniques work best for them, according to her experience. Nalini worked in different schools, with deaf-and-dumb children, run-away-children, children of drug addicts. She explains how Yoga can help. Nalini is teaching, working and living in Delhi. This recording was done in Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany, where Nalini is giving seminars and teachers Courses regularly.


Mind as the Source of Bondage and Liberation

A Vedanta talk: Mind can bind us and liberate us. Mind is the source of happiness and suffering. Swami Atmaswarupananda from Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh gives some hints how you can use your mind for higher experiences, and to transcend the mind in the end. Recording from a morning Satsang in Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh.