Thursday, March 31, 2011

Steps to Yoga: Inspiring Book by Swami Satyananda Saraswati


"Steps to Yoga and Yoga Initiation Papers" by Swami Satyananda Saraswati is an extraordinary book. It's a collection of inspiring letters written by Swami Satyananda to two of his disciples, with detailed instructions on yoga. These letters gives us a rare opportunity to witness how a real guru guides and instructs his disciples in the deepest aspects of the yoga path and the spiritual life.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

What is Arati? - Rituals at the Sivananda Ashram

If you have visited any ashram in India or even temples you most likely have witnessed different kinds of puja (act of worship) or an Arati (waving light before a deity with reverence) which is a form of Puja. At the Sivananda Ashram in Madurai or in Neyyar Dam we performed twice a day the Arati at the end of each satsang

Concluding three months of Sivananda Ashram life

I can't barely believe that I just spend three months in one single Yoga Ashram, the Sivananda Ashram in Madurai. Time went so quick, it feels like I just arrived yesterday and now I'm already preparing to leave, just a few more days. I had such an amazing time and so many different experiences.

Friday, March 4, 2011

The Sivananda Yoga Advanced Teachers Training Course

Sivananda Yoga Advanced Teachers Training Course Group January 2011

And this is how I ended two month and a half of yoga training at the Sivananda Ashram in Madurai, with the one month Advanced Teachers Training Course (ATTC). I loved it! The content of the course was exactly what I like, the Sivananda Ashram in Madurai is beautiful and with a great atmosphere, but one of the most important thing is the wonderful people that I met. You might arrive alone to one of this trainings but you never leave without making a few good friends, and of the best kind, spiritual friends!