With lots of prayers and greetings for all the best.
Month of December was full of Yoga activities including YTTC at the Ashram. Yoga teaching is one of the vital activities at the ashram. Ashram offers more extended programs in all areas of Spirituality, Health Wellness, and Personal Growth, with an emphasis on Yoga and Meditation, under the guidance of Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj
Yoga teaching through SIVA – Sivananda International Vedanta and Yoga Academy at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad offers daily yoga lessons for Beginners, Intermediate & Established yoga practitioners. The daily Yoga sessions for the beginners by Dr. Snehal Amin start at early hours of dawn (5.30am). Even in bone chilling cold this month morning classes were crowded. Evening classes were conducted by Smt. Sunita and Mr. Shaishav Shah.
30th Yoga Teachers Training Course (YTTC) Dec 10, 2013 - Dec 30, 2013 Three weeks (20 days/200 hours) residential Yoga Teacher Training Course was conducted through (SIVA) Sivananda Institute of Vedanta-Yoga Academy, Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad. Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji conducted morning and evening yoga classes. Syllabus included teachings of Bhagawad Gita (18 discourses) and Patanjali Yoga Sutra (18 discourses) by Swamiji. And Yoga psychology, Yoga Management, relevant medical science, Anatomy , Reiki (Science of Natural Healing) were covered by qualified yoga team namely Ms. SangeetaThawani, Dr. Varsha Dave, Dr. Ashok Nirvana (Anatomy), Dr. Ameesh Kshatriya, Mrs. Chidrupini, Prof. Suresh Patel and Reiki Mrs. Rupa Majmudar.
Shankprakshalan Kriya, Kunjal Kriya, Jal Neti Kriya, Candle Light Meditation and Yoga Nidra all were rightly taught during the Yoga Training Course. Concluding function of YTTC was on Dec 30, 2013. Revered Sri Swami Gangananda Puri of (Uttarkashi, Ganeshpur/ Gawana) awarded the certificates to graduates. Dr. Smita Machchhar and Mr. Satyanarayan Lakhani were recognized for their best performance overall.
Hari Nam Kirtan ( On Dec 3, 2013) - At Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh Most worshipful and Revered Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj commenced Maha Mantra Kirtan on December 3rd, 70 years ago. Sivananada Ashram, Ahmedabad celebrated this memorable day with Mahamantra chants and holy Hari Nama Kirtan.
Sri Dttatreya Jayanti (Dec 16, 2013) on holy of Dattatreya Jayanti, a grand Laksharchana, Pooja, Sri Dattabavani chanting and Sri Datta Yajna was performed at Sri Dattatreya Temple of the ashram.
Lord Dattatreya - He was a supreme yogi. Like Dakshinamurti, He was the Adi-Guru, the primal world teacher. The name or word ‘Dattatreya’ is constituted of two terms, ‘Datta’ and ‘Atreya’. In Sanskrit, ‘Datta’ means one who is bestowed as a gift and ‘Atreya’ is derived from the name of a great sage called Atri. The son of Atri is Atreya. A descendent of Atri also is Atreya. One, who is bestowed as a divine child on the great sage Atri, by the Gods Brahma, Vishnu and Siva themselves, is Dattatreya. Tradition holds that he was the divine child of sage Atri born to his famous consort Anasuya, the great queen of chastity, Anasuya Devi.
Christmas celebration - Holy Christmas celebration was very solemn and peaceful on X’mas eve, singing the carol etc, Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji read out the Sermon on the Mount.
Visit to Baroda : Pujya Swamiji had visit to Baroda for attending special family function at Dr. Mrugank and Mrs. Prema Merchant’s home.
During His visit, Sri Swamiji visited the branch of The Divine Life Society at Baroda. Swamiji praised the wonderful service done by D.L.S Baroda in the field of dissemination of Sivananda Spiritual literature.
OM Shanti !
Jana Yajna (Jan 6, 2014 - Jan 10, 2014) Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj’s daily discourses (6.30pm -8.00pm) at AMA (Ahmedabad Management Association) on tha subject of " Excellence in Action"
Flag Hoisting on Jan
26, 2014 ( 6.45am) in Ashram's Lawn Garden
Maruti Yajna at Sri Dukha Bhanjan Hanuman Temple from 9.00 am -12.00pm
Sunderkand Parayan by Sri Ajay Yajnikji from 5.00 pm to 9.00pm, followed by Aarti and Prasad.
Shivaratri Utsav (Feb 27, 2014) Continuous twenty four hours Worship services at Lord Wishawanath Temple.
Sivananda Yoga (Yoga DVD)
Yoga, A Way of Life - Sri Swami Adhyatmananda
"Yoga and Health" - a complete book with Question & Answer section by Sri Swami Adhyatmananda
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