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“The more you reduce your needs and wants, the greater your happiness is. As babies, we came with a smiling, beautiful face. What did we do to lose that? That’s worth contemplating. Let’s become like children again. In the babies and children you see the real divinity. Who is a wise person? The one who really knows who he or she really is.

—Swami Satchidananda

#happiness #whoareyou #💞

“The more you reduce your needs and wants, the greater your happiness is. As babies, we came with a smiling, beautiful face. What did we do to lose that? That’s worth contemplating. Let’s become like children again. In the babies and children you see the real divinity. Who is a wise person? The one who really knows who he or she really is."

—Swami Satchidananda

#happiness #whoareyou #💞
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We learn from all traditions, and actively promote Unity in Diversity through interfaith and interspiritual dialog, including perspectives from science and the arts. We seek to promote outer peace in the world through inner peace, by sharing  the wisdom and practices of yoga and contributing to a positive shift in consciousness on the planet. #omnamahsivaya #omshanti #ompeacepeacepeace

We learn from all traditions, and actively promote Unity in Diversity through interfaith and interspiritual dialog, including perspectives from science and the arts. We seek to promote outer peace in the world through inner peace, by sharing the wisdom and practices of yoga and contributing to a positive shift in consciousness on the planet. #omnamahsivaya #omshanti #ompeacepeacepeace ... See MoreSee Less

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What a life changing experience!!! It is so far the most amazing thing I have done for myself and I would recommend it to anyone. Excellent does not even qualify for the amount of devotion, care, patience, and understanding I received from the team at the ashram. The food was truly amazing, accommodation to suit everyones budget, and I will be forever grateful for the high quality teachings and training received. This course formed my foundation to a much happier life.
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What a life changing experience!!! It is so far the most amazing thing I have done for myself and I would recommend it to anyone. Excellent does not even qualify for the amount of devotion, care, patience, and understanding I received from the team at the ashram. The food was truly amazing, accommodation to suit everyone's budget, and I will be forever grateful for the high quality teachings and training received. This course formed my foundation to a much happier life.
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Yoga Training & Lifestyle Blog

Personal Stories: Connecting with the Sivananda Yoga Postures

Each week for the next 12 weeks, we will be posting a new posture story on our blog, following the sequence of the Sivananda Yoga practice. All are true stories from brave souls who were willing to share their inner workings and private relationship with a certain posture or practice. Read the stories. A new story will be added weekly through March 26! Making Peace with Sun Salutations Conquering Headstand at Age 61 Grounding Through Shoulderstand How Halasana Became My Family A Pivotal Moment in Fish Pose Paschimothanasana and Breaking My Own Resistance How Cobra Lifted Me Up Learning to …
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Winter Stew

Nurture Your Body with Winter Stew

When the weather gets colder, our bodies tend to crave heavier comfort foods. To help satisfy cravings and nurture the body at the same time, a hearty stew has the power to warm you from the inside out. Stews are an especially convenient winter go-to f …
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Savasana on Beach | sivanandabahamas.org

Resting Deeply with Anne Douglas: Presenter Spotlight Q&A

Please share what you do: I travel internationally to offer iRest Yoga Nidra trainings, retreats, and workshops. I have been teaching for more than 30 years and have a thriving Yoga Therapy practice. Why do you do what you do? It is my greatest joy to …
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Finding and Feeling Gratitude in a Material World

Many of us have a foot in two different worlds. In the world of yoga, we learn about gratitude, selfless giving, and being grateful for what we have. We give to practice generosity, and to remind ourselves that we already have more than enough. Aspirin …
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Vegetable Lasagna from Down Under

Lasagna is a classical dish, enjoyed in many variations around the world. We are delighted to share this delicious Vegetable Lasagna recipe, wonderfully adapted to the yogic diet by Sivananda yogi Shyamala, based in Australia. Her lovely new cookbook, …
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2017-2018 Welcome from Swami Swaroopananda

This season marks the 50-year anniversary of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat. Since 1968, the ashram has served the mission of our founder and Guru, Swami Vishnudevananda, and our Master Swami Sivananda — by spreading peace, health, and joy through t …
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Swami Swaroopananda Q&A | sivanandabahamas.org

Applying Yoga Teachings in Daily Life

  Question: How do we apply the teachings of yoga in our daily life?   Answer: Assuming that we receive teachings of yoga and of Vedanta, we need to approach a teacher and to ask this question: “How do I apply these teachings in my daily life …
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Yogic Holidays and Their Meanings

Have you ever wondered about the history and culture behind yoga? Beyond asana classes, yoga has a rich cultural history, including many holidays that signify many important elements of yoga and its Vedic roots. At the ashram, in addition to honoring i …
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4 (More) Hard Lessons I Learned From Karma Yoga

In 2014, Katie Papo (Ambika) wrote Three Hard Lessons I Learned from Karma Yoga, describing the culminating lessons of her experiences in the Karma Yoga/Residential Study Program at the ashram. After several more years in the karma yoga program, here s …
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Life Change Through Yoga Teacher Training

The Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC) was created not only to train people to become yoga teachers but to become ambassadors of peace in the world. Now more than ever, we need people committed to their own personal transformation through yog …
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Ayurveda for Healthy Air Travel

Ayurveda for Healthy Air Travel

  A comprehensive health-care science, Ayurveda emerged from the same Vedic culture as yoga, in northern India, and its foundations come from the Vedas, the oldest books in the world. Used for medical interventions and treatments, Ayurveda also em …
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Yoga Nidra Meditative Relaxation

Take some deeply nourishing time to connect within during this guided Yoga Nidra meditative relaxation practice. These 30 minutes of self-care can be done seated or lying down, eyes open or closed. Save this page and use as often as possible! Why not . …
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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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