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Angela Sultanione of my favorite meditations at the ashram2   ·  6 hours ago

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Interesting read on the impact of advanced #meditation bit.ly/1vFWXMH — with John Kagoro and Simone Maures.

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#Matsyasana AKA the fish pose. Stimulates the anahata #chakra. Helps to regulate emotions and #stress. #stopdropyoga #yoga #health

Physical Benefits
Expands the lung capacity
Opens the chest, correcting round-shoulders
Strengthens the back muscles
Gives a backward stretch to the thoracic and cervical sections of the spine
Gently stretches the neck muscles and shoulders
Encourages deep breathing
Helps relieve asthma
Brings an increased supply of blood to the cervical and thoracic regions of the back
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Community Voices: Joining the Brunch Team in the Bahamas Kitchen

It may sound daunting to show up for kitchen duty as a karma yogi at 6.30 am on your first day, but the smell of homemade bread, freshly mixed cinnamon granola and ginger-infused sauces is enough to lift anyone’s spirits. That first day, I had a chance to observe the strict regime needed to feed 180 hungry visitors at precisely 10 o’clock every morning.
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Welcome from Swami Swaroopananda

Welcome. It is with great pleasure that I invite you to join us in the Bahamas this year for another season of joy, beauty, and wisdom and the profound teachings of yoga given to us by our teacher, Swami Vishnudevananda and his teacher, Swami Sivananda …
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Take Time to Relax in Savasana

by Katie Papo (Ambika) Crunches and leg lifts were my go-to boredom fighter while everyone else laid in savasana (corpse pose) at the end of yoga class. I first started practicing yoga for the workout, so the last thing I wanted was to imitate a dead p …
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Mung Dal Kitchari Recipe

Enjoy this cleansing and nourishing Mung Dal Kitchari Ayurvedic recipe from Lalita Devi, Director of the ashram’s Well-Being Center.  Makes 6-8 servings Ingredients 1 cup mung dal ¾ cup white basmati rice 4 tablespoon ghee 1 tablespoon fresh ginger (pe …
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Creating Health and Healing with Grace Van Berkum | sivanandabahamas.org

Creating Health and Healing with Grace Van Berkum

Please share what you do in 10-15 words: I teach people about the healing powers of plant-based foods, yoga, meditation, connecting to nature, and learning to open your mind and heart. Why do you do what you do? The world needs to realize and understan …
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Gina Sala and Daniel Paul Chant at the SIvananda Sharam Yoga Retreat | sivanandabahamas.org

Gina Salá & Daniel Paul Chanting Ganesha Namah Om

In April, Gina Salá and Daniel Paul blessed the ashram with divine chanting. Please enjoy this clip capturing the beauty and bhakti of these two amazing performers. Chant along and start removing some obstacles with Ganesha!
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Community Voices: First Yoga Experiences

Do you remember the details of your first yoga experience?   Yoga came to me unexpected. My first yoga experience was initiated by a close friend. One rainy evening, she asked me to join her at a new studio in Vancouver, Canada. I was very hesitan …
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