Birth of Ganesha by Dr. Nalini Sahay

How did Ganesha come into being?

Ganesha is the son of Parvati and Shiva. Shiva did not want to have a son. That’s why Parvati created a boy from her body oils. Listen how this came about, and why Ganesha got an elephant head. You will find more information referring to yoga, meditation and ayurveda at Yoga Vidya.

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Yoga Vidya – Europe’s leading Yoga Retreat Centre

Yoga Vidya is a nonprofit organization whose aim is to spread the knowledge (vidya) of holistic Yoga. Founded by Sukadev Bretz in 1992, Yoga Vidya now runs 4 ashrams, 100 Yoga centres in various cities and has trained more than 17.000 top-quality yoga teachers. This makes us Europe’s leading and largest yoga educational organization. We teach in the tradition of Swami Sivananda, welcoming people of all spiritual paths and traditions of yoga.

If you are interested in our English Seminars, click here.

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Yoga Vidya – Europe’s leading Yoga Retreat Centre

Yoga Vidya is a nonprofit organization whose aim is to spread the knowledge (vidya) of holistic Yoga. Founded by Sukadev Bretz in 1992, Yoga Vidya now runs 4 ashrams, 100 Yoga centres in various cities and has trained more than 17.000 top-quality yoga teachers. This makes us Europe’s leading and largest yoga educational organization. We teach in the tradition of Swami Sivananda, welcoming people of all spiritual paths and traditions of yoga.

If you are interested in our English Seminars, click here.

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Ashrams, Retreat Places and Gurukulas

Sukadev is talking about what for him the difference between an ashram, a retreat center, a gurukula and a yoga seminar is. A reatreat center is for example a place where you go for a retreat, there are of course different kinds of reatreats. Listen to this podcast to learn more about the difference between these terms.

If you are interested in our seminars you can click here to have an overview about all the english seminars yoga vidya offers.

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Importance of Rituals

Sukadev is talking in this podcast about the importance of rituals. In our tradition rituals are important but they are not the most important part. With rituals you can create a spiritual atmosphere in an ashram.

If you are interested in our rituals you can click here to have an overview about all the english seminars yoga vidya offers.

For more english yoga videos, music, blog posts, etc., please visit our english pages here.

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What is a Gurukulam?

In this Podcast Sukadev is answering the question what a Gurukulam is. Today Gurukula means, among other things, an ashram where students learn from their teacher.

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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.

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Recordings from Sivananda Ashram from the 1950s

Recordings from Sivananda Ashram from the 1950s
Listen to sounds from the Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh from the 1950s: Kirtans, bells, talks. Some Kirtan and Talk from Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj.

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Jaya Ganesha Kirtan with Swami Sivananda

Jaya Ganesha Kirtan with Swami Sivananda, followed by many other Kirtans. Very dynamic! Historical Recording from Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh, probably from the 1950s.

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You are the Immortal Self – Talk and Kirtan with Swami Sivananda

Swami Sivananda gives an elevating and inspiring talk about “You are the Immortal Self”. Historical Recording from Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh, probably from the 1950s. With Kirtan and English Chanting.

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Advice to an Aspirant About Living in the World

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.

For more lectures and kirtans in Swami Sivananda’s own voice, please visit www.swami-sivananda.de .

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 .

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Advice to an Aspirant About Coming to the Ashram

Here Swami Sivananda reads a letter to an aspirant and gives him advice about coming to the ashram and some health treatments.

For more lectures and kirtans in Swami Sivananda’s own voice, please visit www.swami-sivananda.de .

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 .

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