This talk by Dr. Nalini is about prana. In living beings, the universal energy prana is considered responsible for all bodily functions through five types of prana, collectively known as the five vāyus. Tantra, ayurveda and Tibetan medicine all describe praṇā vāyu as the basic vāyu from which all the other vāyus arise. Dr. Nalini is giving lots of seminars in all yoga vidya ashrams every year. One of her seminars is also about prana healing and another one about pranic wellbeing. You can find them here.
Sukadev is talking about the lineage and tradition of Yoga Vidya and himself. Our lineage stars with Narayana and also contains Shankara. Shankara was an early 8th century Indian philosopher and theologian who consolidated the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta.
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Sukadev Bretz is the founder of Haus Yoga Vidya and the Yoga Vidya organisation. From his adolescence he was fascinated by the possibilities of the mind, learned fast reading autodidactically and attended concentration and memory training courses.
Be not in fear of anybody. You are talented. You are satchidananda devotion. There is nothing in the world that can’t be achieved. Listen as Swami Sivananda gives advice about self-confidence to an aspirant.
You are satchidananda, prem and bhava. You have reached a divine state. Keep practicing sadhana. Do meditation, practice shantih, attain moksha. You are purity and love. Swami Sivananda gives this advice to an aspirant in this letter from 1956.
When you live in the world you have to adjust to circumstances. It cannot affect the purity of the mind. True renunciation is only a mental state. Train the mind to do japa constantly. Swami Sivananda continues with more advice for this aspirant in this brief but very informative recording.
Swami Sivananda encourages an aspirant about his family member and about growing in spirituality. This letter clearly shows how much Swami Sivananda cared for each of his devotees. May you all grow in spirituality.
You need not control the higher divine emotions. When you enter into deep meditation, you need not repeat the mantra. Allow the meditation to merge in samadhi. Swami Sivananda speaks a little more about meditation, and then other general topics, in this letter with advice to an aspirant.
Swami Sivananda complements an aspirant on dietary matters, his spiritual diary and his sadhana. He then gives the aspirant advice on asanas and pranayamas he can do for his sadhana. Live the divine life. Be vigilant.