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Q&A with Swami Swaroopananda |

What is Vedanta philosophy?

  Question: What is Vedanta philosophy?   Answer: The philosophy which is based on the teachings of the Upanishads is called Vedanta. The Upanishads are the ending portions of the Vedas, and their subject matter is focused on answering the question what is Ultimate Reality? What is Ultimate Reality? This is the subject matter of the Upanishads. There are different systems of Vedanta. The system of Vedanta that we follow is called Kevala Advaita Vedanta — non-dualistic Vedanta. This system of philosophy can be summarized in three statements: The first statement says that there is an Ultimate Reality, there is …
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Healing Trauma: Veterans and Yoga

  If one service member can use yoga practice to quell inner despair … If one veteran can reverse the harmful effects of trauma … If one yoga teacher learns how to bring hope to a member of his/her community … We’ve done good work. Our founder a …
The Brunch Crew October 2015

Feeding the Ashram: Chef Ambika and the Brunch Shift

by Grace Welker (Annapurna Devi) It’s 6:30 am on a Friday in mid-October. While the rest of the ashram community are in satsang transitioning from silent meditation into the daily chant, I am gathered with the kitchen’s brunch crew to begin preparation …
Swami Swaroopananda Welcome

2015-16 Welcome from Swami Swaroopananda

Welcome. I warmly invite you to join us in the Bahamas for a season of joy, beauty, wisdom and the profound teachings of yoga given to us by our teacher, Swami Vishnudevananda and his teacher, Swami Sivananda. In 1969, Swami Vishnudevananda had a visio …
Brown Rice Sushi Rolls

Brown Rice Sushi Rolls and Arame Salad with Sesame Seeds

We are grateful to Akiko (Sri Devi), a Sivananda Yogi in Japan, for these fantastic recipes, full of flavors, colors, and nutrients. Perfect for a brunch gathering, a special evening meal, or a potluck with yoga friends. A Karma Yogi and cooking instru …
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The Sivananda Daily Chant

  Chant with us! Please enjoy this video of the Sivananda Daily Chant, led by Swami Hridyananda and filmed during satsang at the Yoga Retreat in March 2014. We hope you find inspiration and return often. Here is the translation:   Jaya Gaṇeśa …
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What Does an Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist Do?

By Dr. Marc Halpern (Siva) Originally published by Sivananda Yoga Camp. Reposted with permission. An Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist is a specialist capable of utilizing yoga therapies to alter the physiology of the body in a manner that supports the healing …