Prana, Purification, Kriyas and Pranayama – these are the main topics of the second chapter of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Prana means life force. Kriya means action, especially purificatory actions, cleansing actions. Pranayama are the breathing exercisres. Swami Atma talks about what this chapter is about. Most likely, the second chapter is the most important of this Hatha Yoga scripture. More Info on Swami Atmaswaruparamananda on http://yoga108.org/
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika is the most important of all Hatha Yoga scriptures. It is a Tantra Scripture. Swami Atma explains the meaning of this scripture. He mentions the other important Hatha Yoga scriptures. He talks about the author of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Yogi Swatmarama. He explains the essence of the teaching of Swatmarama. The crucial teaching is: Hatha Yoga is part of Kundalini Yoga. It is a holistic spiritual system designed for spiritual development. Through Mastery of the Body one gets Mastery of the Prana. Through Mastery of the Prana comes Mastery of the Mind. More Info on Swami Atmaswaruparamananda on http://yoga108.org/
Swami Atmaswaruparamananda explains the meaning of his long name. He talks about how he became a Swami, a Yoga monk. He speaks about his experiences as a monk. As he is a monk in the Sankaracharya order, he also talks about the Vedanta Philosophy. Swami Atma also talks about the challenges and joys of being a Swami living without the protection and restraints of an organisation.
Swami Atma speaks about how he got deeper into Yoga. What made him take a Yoga Teachers Training Course? How did he meet his Guru, Swami Vishnu-devananda? What made him dedicate his life to Yoga? Swami Atma is one of the most popular Yoga Teachers at Yoga Vidya Germany. He is born in France, took his Yoga Teachers Training Course at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram Kerala/India. He became a disciple of Swami Vishnu-devananda in the middle of the 1980s.
Swami Atma speaks why and how he started with Yoga. This is part of an interview that Sukadev from Yoga Vidya had with Swami Atma. Listening to how Yoga Practicioners came to Yoga is always inspiring. Swami Atma is born in France, took Yoga Teachers Training Course in Kerala/India, lived in the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers and Ashrams for many years, and is frequently giving Yoga Seminars and Training Courses at Yoga Vidya Germany. Swami Atma is founder of Advaita Yoga Ashrama. This Talk is available on Video also.
Chandra Cohen explains what students can learn in 9-day-Vedanta-Courses. He talks about the syllabus – and what the knowledge will be good for. Chandra teaches 9-day Vedanta Courses in Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany. Usually he uses a Classical Scripture as main text, like Aparoksha Anubhuti, Tattwa Bodha and Atma Bodha of Sankara or the Upanishads .
What are Yoga Ashrams good for? What can you expect to experience in a Yoga Ashram? Why can you make so good progress when living in an Ashram? Leela Mata, Yoga Master in Peaceful Valley Ashram Pennsylvania http://www.leelamata.com speaks about the spiritual Meaning of Ashram Practice. Leela Mata gives Seminars in Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany regularly http://y-v.de/leela-mata
Dr. Nalini explains what Prana Self Healing Techniques are and how they work. In this Yoga podcast she talks about how Prana Healing Techniques helped herself after severe injuries due to serveral accidents. She developped a special way to teach Prana Vidya, the Science of Healing energy, to others. Self Healing Techniques can help with many diseases, including cancer, MS, psychological problems etc. For minor diseases self help techniques can be sufficient in healing. For major diseases they support conventional treatment. Please note: For any medical problem a doctor or health practicioner should be consulted. Dr. Nalini is living in Delhi. She is teaching others how to teach Prana Healing in Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany.
Pavanamuktasana variations can be helpful for many people to regain health and energy. Nalini, direct disciple of Paramahamsa Satyananda, explains what Pavanamuktasanas are, how they work, which benefit you can expect. Nalini ist living and teaching in Delhi. She is also teaching Pavanamuktasana training courses in Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany.
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.
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.