Yoga Master Swami Sivananda reminded us again and again: the Goal of Life is God Realization. What does this mean? What does God realization mean for you? Is it a faith, a conviction, a point of view? Ideally, God realization is something which transforms your thinking and action. God realization means: God becomes real for you. Self realization means: Your true Self becomes real for you. God is your true Self.
Recording of a live morning talk by Swami Atmaswarupananda at Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh, February, 2014. This recording will help you get interesting insights in how to make God real in your life. You don’t need to wait until you get full God Realization. Make God a reality in your life – now.
More talks oby Swami Atmaswarupananda http://www.radiantatman.org. Video talks on http://my.yoga-vidya.org/video
Reverence to God, to the Scriptures, to the the tradition, and to God is good. It also helps for experiencing pleasure, to have a good feeling, a feeling of protection and of being blessed. But the main purpose of a Guru is to help to overcome the ego of the disciple. The disciple must understand this – and agree to it. Only then a Guru-disciple-relationship is possible. Devotion to Guru and God is important – but to put the spiritual teachings into practice is most important. Allow God and Guru to work through your body and mind – allow God and Guru to mould you.
This is the essence of this talk by Swami Atmaswarupananda at Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh February 2014. http://www.sivanandaonline.org, http://www.yoga-vidya.org
The highest truth says: Brahman alone is – without a second. There is nothing but Brahman. Swami Atmaswarupananda talks about this Eternal and simple Truth. You might look for bliss, for peace, for knowledge. You are this bliss, this peace, this knowledge. You are this One without a second. Understand this philosophy. Practice Sadhana. Experience bliss and happiness. Then experience one-ness in meditation. But go beyond experience. Realize: You are this happiness, this bliss. Reduce your ego a little bit everyday. Slowly you will realize the Highest.
Live recording of an early morning talk at Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh. http://www.sivanandaonline.org http://my.yoga-vidya.org
Mind is Atma Shakti. Mind is how Brahman manifests in the world. It is nothing but a collection of samskaras and impressions – nothing but a bundle of habits. It consists of vasanas, or subtle desires. Egosim is a seed of the tree of mind. Learn more about the mind in this very informative lecture from Swami Sivananda.
Swami Sivananda gives us advice in this lecture: do not spoil your health in the name of austerities, do constant repetition of mantras, have vairagya, spiritual growth is gradual so you need not be in a feverish hurry, ascend the ladder of yoga step by step, the world is the best teacher… He continues with more practical advice.
Narayani and Nalini answer the question: How did you continue with your Yoga Practice for so many years? Narayani lives in London, Nalini in Delhi. These two female Yoga Masters are teaching regularly in Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany http://my.yoga-vidya.org
Dr. Nalini Sahay explains how Prana Self Healing Techniques work. She talks about how Prana Healing Techniques helped herself after severe injuries due to accidents. She developped a special way to teach Prana Vidya 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. http://www.yoga-vidya.de/english.html
Dr. Nalini Sahay and Narayani speak about their experience about practicing and teaching Yoga while raising a child. They also speak about how you can educate your children in a spiritual way. Narayani and Nalini are two female Yoga Masters teaching in different countries and continents. They answer to a question by Sukadev in Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany http://my.yoga-vidya.org
What are YogaAshrams 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 speaks about the spiritual Meaning of Ashram Practice. Leela Mata gives Seminars in Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany regularly http://y-v.de/leela-mata
Leela Mata speaks about the why and how of Dream-Yoga. She speaks about the fact that waking and dream states are both relative and therefor illusory. How can you bring waking, dreaming and sleeping states together and in harmony? And how to go beyond all relative states? In this short talk Leela Mata gives you precious insights. Leela Mata is directing Peaceful Valley Ashram Pennsylvania http://www.leelamata.com . She also gives seminars and retreats in Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany http://y-v.de/leela-mata
Yoga Nidra relaxes body, mind and spirit. Dr. Nalini explains what Yoga Nidra is, how it works and how it developed. She speaks about her Master, 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. http://www.yoga-vidya.de/english.html
Harilalji explains what is Vedic Psychology. He shows how this ancient psychology can be of great help for modern life. Harilalji is giving seminars in Yoga Vidya Germany and in Arsha Vidya Ashram Kerala http://www.arshayoga.org/.
Swami Sivananda, 1887-1963, was one of the greatest Yoga Masters of the 20th Century. He loved serving – thus he spread Yoga far and wide. In this Video you find a reading of one chapter of “Sivananda’s Gospel of Divine Life”, recorded in Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh