Newsletter February 2021

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Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad
  February 2021
OM Namo Bhagawate Sivanandaya!    
OM Namo Bhagawate Chidanandaya!
OM Namo Narayanaya!
"Light of Yoga " by Swami Sivananda

YOGA is a perfect, practical system of self-culture. You can attain harmonious development of your mind, body and soul by the practice of Yoga. Yoga is an exact science. You can acquire absolute control over the whole nature by its practice. It helps the student to attain ethical perfection, perfect concentration of the mind and to unfold various psychic powers. It teaches applied psychology. It helps the practitioner to enter into conscious communion with the Lord through Samadhi, to separate himself from the three Gunas and to attain Kaivalya or independence eventually.
Yoga is the discipline of the mind, senses and the physical body. Yoga helps in the co-ordination and control of the subtle forces within the body. Yoga brings in perfection, peace and everlasting happiness. Yoga can help you in your business and in your daily life. You can have calmness of mind at all times by the practice of Yoga. You can have restful sleep. You can have increased energy, vigour, vitality, longevity and a high standard of health. You can turn out efficient, work within a short space of time. You can have success in every walk of life. Yoga will infuse in you new strength, confidence and self-reliance. Through Yoga you can have complete mastery over the mind, passions, emotions, impulses, temper and tongue. The body and mind will be ever at your beck and call.

Yoga aims at restraining the mind and its modifications. The practice of Yoga disentangles the Jiva from the phenomenal world of sense objects. The Jivatma becomes identical with Paramatma. This union with Paramatma is the goal of human existence - Swami Sivananda <<Read More>>
Early Morning Meditation talks from "Ponder These Truths" by Swami Chidananda

"Yoga & Vedanta" :  Blessed Divinities! Sadhaks and seekers! From your ancient, effulgent past, as your heritage and birthright, you have inherited two great treasures—Yoga and Vedanta. Vedanta is divine wisdom, knowledge of the Divine Reality, the great Reality. Yoga is the science of entering into a conscious relationship with that knowledge, experiencing that knowledge, realising that knowledge.
Yoga and Vedanta form the two ingredients that go to make up the divine life of service, devotion, meditation and Self-realisation. Boldly Vedanta proclaims and wants you to know: “ahamatma nirakarah sarvavyapi svabhavatah (I am the Atman that is formless, all-pervading by nature).” “Beyond sense, beyond mind, I am the quintessence of luminous wisdom consciousness”—this is the awareness that Vedanta grants you and wants you to practise. And Yoga is continuous, unbroken, conscious, purposeful contact and relationship, ever progressive relationship with the Divine.

Gurudev’s concept of divine life combines both the practice of Yoga and the spirit of Vedanta. Live in the awareness of your divinity, and live to utilise every conscious moment, every breath to be continuously, unbrokenly in close contact with the cosmic source of your divinity, with your divine origin, with your eternal divine ground, your divine abode. - Swami Chidananda  << Read More>>
Learning of  "Jeevan Yog" from a Yoga Acharya Sri Swami Adhyatmananda
Through TV episodes of "Jeevan Yoga" Series by Doordarshan Girnar
Primary & Main Yogasana (Yoga Postures)
The Physical techniques of Yoga are the stepping stones to meditation. According to Patanjali, Yoga is the cessation of the modifications of the mind.

In the beginning the primary prerequisite to peace of mind is posture. Yogasana practiced to gain steady posture, health and lightness in the body. All Yoga postures are intended to directly or indirectly quiet the mind. The majority of Asana have been devised to build up different parts of the body and to develop the strength required by the more advanced  Physical disciplines. The purpose of the yogasana is to recondition the system, both mind and body, and to develop the nervous and glandular systems. The different Yoga postures have been devised to bring a rich supply of blood to the brain and to the various parts of the spinal column. The yogasana work by stretching, bending and twisting the spinal column in different directions to promote the health of the nerves. When the body is purified, Prana (vital energy) can be conserved and the individual becomes healthy and conscious. << Read More>>
Highlighting the News & Upcoming Events
"Manav Seva,  Madhav Seva" has been the guiding principle for whoever has been associated and working at the ashram. The Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj used to take great pleasure in serving one and all and the tradition continues.....All the Activities at the Ashram were curtailed due to Covid pandemic for the last nine months. Except, the food drive to the underserved families of the town......Ashram's Karmayoga team diligently worked towards food & groceries distribution seva activity with caution from the very beginning even in the Covid lockdown. 
Now slowly but surely, after nine months of break, the ashram has restored with cautions the regular activities namely, Yoga classes, Yogasana Camp, Satsang, Religious worship services for people at large and even more getting organized.
Republic Day Celebration at the Ashram: Jan 26, 20221 marked 72 nd Republic Day of India. It was celebrated by Flag Hoisting at the Ashram Lawn Garden by H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj. He gave a thundering message on the occasion on moral & ethical duties of the citizens of India towards the Nation. He denounced the destructions, looting, national property damage and like in the name of expressing displeasure and protest against the Government policy. He advised  against the destruction of the natural resources. He said, "Exercise discipline, Conserve the resources,  Live the disciplined life, Protect your Nation, Love your Nation. You belong to the Nation and the Nation belongs to you. See oneness in all.  Live in the awareness of harmonious coexistence with nature, plants, animals & birds, the environment and ecology.

Honor all life equally. The Life Principle (Chaitanya) is the same in All. God pervades the entire universe. The Lord is within you and all around you. Open your eyes and behold HIM everywhere. Behold the Lord in all beings, all objects, plants, animals, actions, feelings & Thoughts. Lead the Divine Life. "Be good Do Good"  "Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate & Realize",  says Sri Swami Sivananda.

The upcoming Residential Yoga Teachers Training Course (YTTC) 47th YTTC ( May 11, 2021 - May 30, 2021)

Sivananda Institute of Vedanta -Yoga Academy (SIVA)  / Please register by April 30, 2021, send an email  to  

Pujya Sri Swamiji Maharaj's daily satsang discourses are inspiring on "Patanjali Yoga Darshan" text of Maharshi Sri Patanjali. And " Gitamrutam" on Bhagawad Gita every Sunday is a blessings to all.  Thanks to Sivananda Ashram Parivar to organize through Sivananda Ashram Face Book page. Visit Sivananda Ashram Face Book page for more details.

News & Activity Report for the Month of January 2021

Samadhi Experiences
  • Meditate and enter into the realm of radiant light. There are no limitations; here there is no worry, there are no obstacles. There is no time-space. In that holy realm, there is no fear, no doubt, no indecision. It is all eternal joy, bliss, peace, and Happiness.
  • In Higher meditation the senses and the minds are completely subdued. The Yogi withdraws himself completely and enter into the state of consciousness beyond the mind and intellect.
  • Samadhi is awareness of Reality. Samadhi is super-consciousness. It transcends duality of all kinds. In Samadhi the triad, Known, Knowledge, and Knowable disappear.
  • In Samadhi there is neither "I" neither "you", neither "He" nor "she", neither "here" nor "there"Neither "this" nor "that", neither "above" nor "below".
  • In Samadhi or super-conscious state the yogi abandons the sense of his own being and enters into the Being of GOD.

- Swami Sivananda


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