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The Importance of Practicing Hatha Yoga Every Day

The first thing we teach you when you come to yoga is that you are not the body.  That's the first thing.  It is not the last thing.  It is the first thing.  We teach you that you need to take care of the body but you are not the body.  That is the...

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Understanding Why We need to Meditate and the Benefits

"Meditation is the 'cessation of mental activities.' When your thoughs reduce by just 20 percent, you will experience relief and a self of self-control." - Swami Sivananda Meditation lies at the heart of any yoga practice.  Once you feel comfortable practicing the...

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What is the best method of meditation?

What is the best method of meditation, e.g. best timing, duration, breathing, concentration, etc.? Swami Vishnu-devananda would say that it is not possible to teach someone how to meditate, any more than it is possible to teach them how to sleep. Sleep overtakes us...

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20 Lessons On Karma

● Karma is action and consequence of action. Action comes from past wrong thoughts or emotions. ● Thoughts repeat themselves, either right or wrong thoughts. ● Karmas repeat themselves; we call them karmic patterns. ● These wrong thoughts or selfish thoughts are like...

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Karma Yoga: Why and How to be Selfless

Life is a school. Just as in a school, if you do not pass the exam, you will have to repeat the class; so also, if you do not learn your karmic lessons, you have to repeat the experience again and again until you understand, class after class, until you graduate. The...

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Sivananda Yoga is Holistic Yoga

So the topic we mentioned this morning, we start to explore this topic this weekend about Holistic Yoga and what that means, ok? So we mentioned about that the equivalent of Holistic Medicine This word I hear from a Dr. the MD of Doctors who is using Yoga for Yoga...

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27 Yoga Tips to Deal With Stress

Modern Life is full of stress and strains and demands on our system. Stress comes from the inability or difficulty to adapt due to habits, ego, attachments and fears. Stress can also be the result of not having enough Prana (energy) to cope with the demands or...

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9 Ways to Practice Bhakti Yoga in Daily Life

Bhakti Yoga is the branch of yoga that focuses on devotion and devotional practices. God is love and love is God. Bhakti yoga uses our fundamental emotional relationships and sublimates them into pure, selfless, divine love. There are 9 traditional ways to sublimate...

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10 Ways to Overcome Negative Emotions

Today we will talk about positive thinking.  Choose from the words written on the board.  Which negative emotions would you like to eradicate?  Fear, procrastination, tired, anxiety, jealousy, attachment, brooding.  I would say fear and anxiety, anxiety is also fear...

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