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
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/
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/
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/
Any serious Yoga practicioner and even more any Yoga Teacher should know the basics of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. In this scripture, the why and how of Yoga is explained, especially from the point of view of Tantra, Kundalini Yoga and Raja Yoga. In this Podcast Swami Atma speaks about the first chapter of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. In this chapter the Yamas and Niyamas, the ethical foundation and the Asanas are explained. This is a sound track of a Yoga Video Interview. Yoga Videos on http://my.yoga-vidya.org/video 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.
Swami Vishnu-devananda lived 1927-1993. In this podcast Nalini and Narayani tell a few anecdotes about Swami Vishnu-devananda and Swami Satyananda. Narayani lived in the Ashrams and Centers of Swami Vishnu-devananda for nearly 20 years. Nalini is a disciple of Swami Satyananda, but has seen Swami Vishnu-devananda several times. Nalini and Narayani are Yoga Masters teaching in different countries and continents. They speak during a Satsang after Meditation in Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany
Paramahamsa Satyananda (1923-2009) was one of the foremost disciples of Swami Sivananda. He was the founder of the Bihar School of Yoga. Nalini Sahay, one of his senior disciples, talks in this Yoga Podcast about this great Master, and how his guidance helped her in her spiritual awakening and inner development. Nalini is living in Delhi, she has a PHD and is using Yoga for helping people in need. She is teaching Yoga Nidra, Tantra Meditations, Pavana Muktasana, Prana Vidya and other techniques that she learnt from her Guru, Swami Satyananda. Thi Podcast is recorded in Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany where Nalini gives professional training courses regularly.
Vedanta is the Path of Experiencing Oneness. Swami Atmaswarupananda gives you some hints how to overcome the World of Dualities. Live Recording from an Early Morning Talk in Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh. Swami Atma speaks very slowly, and has some meditative way of introduction. But this talk is really worth listening.
The Spiritual path often has different sides to it: On one side it is important to strive hard to reach the highest. It is important to really practice, to be disciplined and to renounce the relative. On the other side it is important not to become egocentric in your strive for perfection.
In this Yoga Vedanta Podcast Episode Swami Atmaswarupananda gives you important insights on these vital subjects of spiritual development.
Recording from an early morning talk by Swami Atmaswarupananda in morning Satsang at Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh in February 2011.