Talk on Vedanta

In this especially good audio recording, Swami Sivananda talks about Vedanta, the teachings which come from the Upanishads, literally “the end” of the Vedas. The Upanishads are revealed scriptures which tell us about the transcendental Self, or Brahma Vidya, the true nature of the Self. He also discusses the 3 main points of logic for advaita vedanta as explained by Sankaracharya, and much more.

Shankara Master of Yoga and Vedanta

Historical recording of Swami Sivananda, 1887-1963, one of the greatest yoga masters of modern India. To find out more about Swami Sivananda: http://www.sivanandaonline.org, http://my.yoga-vidya.org .

Copyright the Divine Life Society .

Play

Yoga for Children

Dr. Nalini talks about her work with different groups for children and which techniques worked best for them. Nalini worked in schools, with deaf-and-dumb children, with run-away-children, with children of drug addicts. She explains how Yoga can help. Nalini is living in Delhi. This recording was done in Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany.

Play

Hatha Yoga Pradipika Course

At Yoga Vidya Germany the Hatha Yoga Pradipika is taught as an Advanced Yoga Teachers Training Course. Swami Atma is the main teacher for the 9-day Intensive in June/July of every year. In this Video Swami Atma speaks about what this Hatha Yoga Pradipika Course is about and what students can expect when taking this course. Infos on Seminars at Yoga Vidya More Infos on Yoga http://www.yoga-vidya.de/english/ More Info on Swami Atmaswaruparamananda on http://yoga108.org/

Play

Hatha Yoga Pradipika Summary 3rd and 4th Chapter

Mudras, Bandhas, Meditation, Superconsciousness – these are the themes of the 3rd and 4th chapter of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the most important of Hatha Yoga Scriptures. Swami Atma speaks about these chapters of this most important Hatha Yoga scripture. Information on Yoga Vidya and seminars at Yoga Vidya Germany http://www.yoga-vidya.de/english/ More Info on Swami Atmaswaruparamananda on http://yoga108.org/

Play

Hatha Yoga Pradipika – Summary of the Second Chapter

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/

Play

What is the Hatha Yoga Pradipika?

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/

Play

How did you become a Swami? Swami Atma answers

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.

Play

Who was Sankara? Chandra explains

Sankara is considered the most important of Jnana Yoga Masters and Vedanta Teachers. Until today he is held in highest esteem. Chandra Cohen speaks on the importance of the most important Indian Philosopher and Jnana Yoga Master, Sankara, also called Sankaracharya, sometimes spelled Shankara or Shankaracharya. Sankara lived around 800 C.E. Listen to this talk on life, meaning and teaching of this Advaita Vedanta Master. Chandra is teaching Vedanta Courses at Yoga Vidya Germany and in upstate New Yoga. Chandra is a disciple of Swami Vishnu-devananda, Swami Brahmananda and Swami Dayananda. This short podcast episode is taken from an interview at Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany.

Play

Tantra

What is Tantra? What is the Meaning of Tantra? Which types of Tantra do exist?
Important questions – here a few answers:

What is Tantra?
- Tantra is a name for a group of spiritual traditions which worship the Divine in its Female Aspects
- Tantra works with energies and experience
- In Tantra everything is Divine
- In Tantra everything can be transformed into spirituality

What is the Meaning/Goal of Tantra?
- Tantra aims at realizing the Divine
- What Realizing the Divine means, is different in different Tantra Traditions

What Types of Tantra do exist?
white, red and black tantra:
- In White Tantra the Goal is Oneness with the Divine
- Red Tantra uses sexual and emotional techniques, is usually pleasure-oriented, but can also be directed towwards spritualising sex and emotions
- Black Tantra means energy techniques for power and money

Lefthanded and righthanded Tantra:
- Righthanded Tantra uses socially accepted techniques
- Lefthanded Tantra uses techniques which are in conflict to accepted social values and customs

Yoga Nidra – Nalini explains

The deep relaxation technique Yoga Nidra relaxes body, mind and spirit. Dr. Nalini explains in this short Yoga Podcast what Yoga Nidra is, how it works and how it developed from the Tantras. She speaks about her spiritual Master and Teacher, Shri Paramahamsa Satyananda, founder of Bihar School of Yoga. She talks about the different stages of the practice of Yoga Nidra. Dr. Nalini has been teaching Yoga for the last 30 years. Now she is teaching others how to teach Yoga Nidra, in Yoga Vidya Ashrams and Centers in Germany.

Play

Prana Healing – Nalini Explains

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.

Play

What is Pavanamuktasana – Nalini explains

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.

Play

Spiritual Decisions

How can you make decisions, from a spiritual point of view? Leela Mata, Yoga Master from Pennsylvania of Indian Origins,  speaks about: What is a spiritual decision? How do you decide? What does God have to do with it?

This is part of an interview with Sukadev and Leela Mata in Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany

Play