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Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad
OM Namo Bhagawate Sivanandaya!
OM Namo Bhagawate Chidanandaya!
OM Namo Narayanaya!
"Yoga of Synthesis" by Sri Swami Sivananda
The Yoga of Synthesis alone will develop the head, heart and hand, and lead one to perfection. To become harmoniously balanced in all directions is the ideal of religion and of Yoga. This can be achieved by the practice of the Yoga of Synthesis.
To behold the one Self in all beings is Jnana, wisdom; to love the Self is Bhakti, devotion; to serve the Self is Karma, action. When the Jnana Yogi attains wisdom, he is endowed with devotion and self less activity. Karma Yoga is for him a spontaneous expression of his spiritual nature, as he sees the one Self in all. When the devotee attains perfection in devotion, he is possessed of wisdom and activity. For him also, Karma Yoga is a spontaneous expression of his divine nature, as he beholds the one Lord everywhere. The Karma Yogi attains wisdom and devotion when his actions are wholly selfless. The three paths are, in fact, one in which the three different temperaments emphasize one or the other of its inseparable constituents. Yoga supplies the method by which the Self can be seen, loved and served.
Hence everyone should have one Yoga as the basic Yoga and combine other Yogas. You can combine Nishkama Karma Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Sankirtan Yoga, etc., with Jnana Yoga as the basis. This is my Yoga of Synthesis, which will ensure rapid spiritual progress.
A little practice of Hatha Yoga (Asanas and Pranayamas) will give you good health. Raja Yoga will steady your mind. Upasana and Karma Yoga will purify your heart and prepare you for the practice of Vedanta. Sankirtan will relax your mind and inspire you. Meditation will take you to liberation Swami Sivananda << Read complete >>
Early Morning Meditation talks from" Ponder These Truths" by Sri Swami Chidananda
"When You Wake up In The Morning"
"Waking up in the morning should not merely mean waking up into this maya-bazaar, waking up into this temporary world of pain and death. It should not only mean waking up into this little, confined, outer earth awareness. It should also simultaneously mean waking up into the awareness of your divinity which has been temporarily suspended in sleep. And keep up that inner wakefulness along with your outer physical wakefulness of the senses and the mind. Keep up the inner wakefulness of your svarupa. That is the great thing needful. That is what will make your life divine. That is what will take you, day by day, higher and higher towards the Goal Supreme. And this you have to do for yourself, with wisdom."
"When you wake up in the morning, what do you wake up to? When you come into a state of awareness, what is that state of awareness? What is its level, what is its plane, what is its content, what purpose does it serve? Think deeply about it, and be a true jijnasu, a true mumukshu, a true seeker, a true devotee of the Supreme. Be a true part of Divinity, a true amsa of paramatma, and make your life divine. This is the greatest way in which you can bless yourself." - Swami Chidananda << Read More>>
Learning of "Jeevan Yog" from a Yoga Acharya Swami Adhyatmananda
Through TV episodes of "Jeevan Yoga" Series by Doordarshan Girnar
OMKAR - "Omkar Sadhana is the Prana of Spiritual Sadhana. Omkar is the best Pranayam."
"The practice of Omkar destroys Tamasik thoughts and converts the Rajasik thoughts into Sattvik thoughts. In long term if the people living in all four directions on the earth start practising Omkar regularly, the mental conflicts can be eliminated. Selfishness will retire. Benevolence will be originated. The whole world can become a family. The contradiction will decrease and smooth conversation will be possible. The wind of pure selfless life will flow. Omkar is the highway of world peace and welfare. Let us practice Omkar and make our life successful".......- Swami Adhyatmananda <<Read More>> / "Jeevan Yoga Series " ( Video Clips)
44th Yoga Teachers Training Course (YTTC Dec 11,2019 - Dec 30, 2019) through SIVA (Sivananda International Vedanta-Yoga Academy): Transform your life to Yoga way of Living. Enhance your skill in Yoga, be a teacher and spread the knowledge to others. You can accomplish all that by joining YTTC at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad. It is organized under the guidance & leadership of H. H. Sri Swami Adhyartmanandaji, who has conducted more than 800 Yoga camps in the East & the West and he has trained more than 1000 yoga teachers through YTTC. These teachers render both preventive and curative aspects of yoga teaching for well-being of body and mind across humanity around the world and are instrumental in spreading ancient Indian Culture and rich heritage. Ashram's holy atmosphere is ideal for enhancing your spiritual growth as well as the skill in the field of science of Yoga.
On completion of three weeks residential YTTC (200 Hrs) and successfully passing the test, the graduate will receive a diploma certificate recognized by Gujarat University and will be able to teach Yogasana and pranayama to others. During your stay at the Ashram, you will be provided a comfortable room and yogic diet ( three meals / day). Contact the ashram for the details. Plan ahead and Register in time. << Reg Form>> / Please refer to the Guest info page for travel, accommodation and Ashram's activities details.
Highlighting upcoming event and news
Adhyatma Tour 2019 (USA, Canada & UK): Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji’s Amrut Mahotsav tour to the West commenced on Sept 10, 2019, from Chicago. Organizers group at various centers expresses their deepest gratitude to Pujya Swamiji for His Satsang and blessings again this year. We pray for many more yours of His Satsang & Blessings. It is all the Grace of the Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj & Gurumaharaj Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj!
Pujya Swamiji's holy presence & wisdom teaching have brought peace & joy to the spiritual aspirants & yoga enthusiasts. His prayers have brought solace & healing touch to the sick ones.
The Highlights of Adhyatma Tour 2019........ Amrut Mahotsav Celebrations of Pujya Swamiji Maharaj at Chicago in a small, simple and special, Pujya Swamiji attended a grand celebration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Pujya Bapuji, Mahatma Gandhi Ji at Atlanta Great coverage in "India Tribune" by Ravi Ponangi, Pujya Swamiji's august presence at Hindu Mandir Executives' Conference at New Jersey, Spiritual Retreat at Kula Kamala Yoga School, Yoga Retreat at Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago (HTGC) and more……The Tour took (Sept 10, 2019 – Oct 22, 2019 ) him to Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee, Kul-Kamala Foundation & Yoga center, New Jersey & vicinity area centers, Toronto- Windsor (Canada), Detroit, Toledo, Tampa(FL), Atlanta, Lorton, ( VA), Charlotte, Houston, Chicago and to the UK. Swamiji is back to the Ashram on Oct 23, 2019. << Read complete>> / Adhyatma Tour 2019 Photos
Srimad Bhagawat Katha at Haridwar ( Oct 31, 2019 to Nov 6, 2019) by H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj on Vyasapeeth.
Shankarbhasya Parayanjali (Nov 24, 2019 - Dec 6, 2019) : Prashtantryee Parayan, Srimad Bhagawad Gita Parayan, Discourses on Mandukyakarika & more......... All are invited to join these sacred events and be benefited........ Please inform the Ashram ahead of time. It would facilitate to make stay and other arrangements. For more details refer to Upcoming event page / Amrut Mahotsav Celebration
Chidananda Darshan - through Life incidence of Guru Maharaj
On one occasion I went to Swamiji and told him that with so many base thoughts I was unfit for the Ashram life, and as such, I must be permitted to go back home. To this Swamiji replied, "Because you have got all these drawbacks you are eminently fit for the Ashram life. When you are sick, what will you do? You will go and consult a doctor, join the hospital, take the prescribed medicine and follow the dietetic restrictions. Once you join the Hospital, you must do whatever the doctor says, and having faith in him, you must completely free yourself from all worries and anxieties. In a like manner, the moment you detect such base thoughts in you, you must go to a Guru, take his advice, do whatever he says and, above all, have faith in him and surrender to him completely, and the recovery is bound to follow."
One day Dr. Raoji noticed a dog lying near the office room of the Ashram. It was full of sores and worms. It was clear that it had been in agony for some time. The tender heart of Rao Swamiji bled at the pathetic sight. He gave some medicines and injections and dressed its affected parts with proper bandage and slept near the dog tending it the whole night. When the Ashramites saw this in the morning they were simply dazed. Gurudev remarked that Rao Swamiji was not a man but the very embodiment of compassion.
Sivananda Yoga (Yoga DVD)
Diwali Prasad booklet - "Kanakdhara Stotram" ( Sanskrit/ Gujarati/ English)
Yoga, A Way of Life - Sri Swami Adhyatmananda
"Yoga and Health" - a complete book with Question & Answer section by Sri Swami Adhyatmananda
"Amrut Putra" (Gujarati)
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