Sivananda Ashram , Ahmedabad

News & Activity report for the month of June 2015

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Birth Centenary Celebration of Guru Bhagawan Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad. 
"Be a part of celebrations and Be benefited "
 

 

June 1, 2015 marks Gurubhagvan Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj's holy Sannyasa day. A special satsang was organized at the Ashram, lead by Smt. Rupaben Majmudar. Large number of Devotees participated in satsang, prayers & meditation.

"SIVA" (Sivananda Institute of Vedanta & Yoga Academy) Keeping in front the Ideals and Lofty Teachings of Holy Master Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj "Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate & Realize", the Spiritual and Yoga activities at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad has blossomed into a beautiful Spiritual and Yoga center.

Yoga teaching is one of the vital activities at the ashram. Ashram offers daily yoga lessons for beginners & established yoga practitioners, Yoga Camps, Yoga Teacher Certifications Course, weekend Yoga workshop under the leadership of H.H. Swami Adhyatmanandaji. Pujya Swamiji, who has been teaching yoga for over last four  decades and has conducted more than 770 Yoga camps around the globe. Pujya Swamiji has trained thousands of students in Yoga, Pranayam and Meditation through  yoga Camps and Yoga Teachers Training Course (YTTC) through SIVA (Sivananda Institute of Vendanta -Yoga Academy), who themselves are teaching others. Swamiji is a born teacher of international repute and author of many books on Yoga and has crated "Sivananda Yoga DVD"s (it is "must possess" treasure for all). Yoga teachings at the Ashram are designed to integrate all aspects of life - physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual - and help Sadhak finds inner peace and joy. The yoga teachers staff works on volunteer bases. They provide expert instructions on a large number of topics, ranging from the yoga postures, breathing practices, yoga philosophy and meditation to health-related topics.

 

International Yoga Day Celebrations at the Ashram - June 21, 2015, International Yoga day was celebrated in great enthusiasm and in Yoga spirit here at the Ashram, as June 21 was declared as the International Day of Yoga by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 2014. We feel honored as our Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UN Address suggested the date to be June 21 as the International Day of Yoga as it is the longest day of the year (Summer Solstice) in the Northern Hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world. Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice or discipline that originated in India.

 

There was a great momentum for this day celebrations at the Ashram. Full day, Yoga sessions in batches for beginners and established advanced group were held and huge crowed of totally fresh beginners & established advanced yoga students participated the full day of yoga event at the Ashram. Yoga classes began from early morning 5:15 am to 6:45am and 7:00 am - 8:00 am. Tratak meditation were held from 5:15am-5:45am. More then five hundred people joined with their candles during Tratak meditation. It was breath taking scene. After the meditation, they studied yogasan, pranayama, dhyan and yoganindra. This session was conducted by Yoga teacher Miss Sangita Thavani.


After that, two yoga sessions were held  from 7am to 8am at ashram lawn garden and Shree Shree Chidananda Dhyan Mandir. This session was unique because it was especially organized for handicap and blind people, it was conducted by yoga teacher Sri Vikram Mistry. Second session was conducted by yoga teacher Sri Balaram and members of income tax bar association attended this session. After the classes food was served Upma, Sev-usal and Sukhadi that people enjoyed heartily. The evening session from 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm was a special one too because it was attended by underprivileged children of the town. Arrangements were made for their transportations from far places of the town. They all were taught yogasan, pranayama, meditation and yoganindra by Yoga teacher Sri Shaishav Shah and after Yoga session all children were served a good meal;  Chhole Puri, Sweet dish, Pulav and Rayatu. They all were happy.

 

At the concluding of the full day Yoga activities, a message of Pujya Swamiji Maharaj was read by Sri Arunbhai Oza, trustee of the ashram which brought a joy to all the participants. Pujya Swamiji is away on the tour to the West at present. His Yoga message was printed and distributed to all for more  people to get benefited from the simple yoga learning. Also The same message was released from the Editor desk as " Vishwa Falak Yoga Day" for the benefits of people at large. Here, we bring the same for our Gujarati web viewer's benefits.

 

 

New Sivananda Yoga DVD was made available to people for purchase. New Sivananda Yoga DVD - Sri Chidananda Birth Centenary Yoga DVD is a creation of Divya Jivan Sanskrutik Sangh to commemorate Birth Centenary celebration of Guru Maharaj Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj. It is a complete guide for  the beginners as well as experts. It contains 84 Yoga postures. It is like Yoga Teacher comes to your home.

It is filled with systemic, scientific and yet simple methods of yoga teaching by  H.H. Swami Adhyamanandaji, who has been teaching yoga for over last four  decades and has conducted more than 770 Yoga camps around the globe. Pujya Swamiji has trained thousands of students in Yoga, Pranayam and Meditation through  yoga Camps and Yoga Teachers Training Course (YTTC) through SIVA (Sivananda Institute of Vendanta -Yoga Academy), who themselves are teaching others. Swamiji is a born teacher of international repute and author of many books on Yoga. A "must possess" treasure for not only Yoga lovers but for everyone.

Seva Activities

Thanks to Gurudev for working behind the scene for running smoothly all the activities at the Ashram.

Latest Additions.........

Sivananda Yoga (Yoga DVD)

Diwali Prasad booklet - "Kanakdhara Stotram" ( Sanskrit/ Gujarati/ English)

Divya Jivan (Gujarati)/ "Amrut Putra" (Gujarati)

Atam Mahek (Gujarati) / Fragrance ( English) - Swami Adhyatmananda

Yoga, A Way of Life - Sri Swami Adhyatmananda

 

"Yoga and Health" - a complete book with Question & Answer section by Sri Swami Adhyatmananda  

 

 Books on Yoga by  Swami Adhyatmananda

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