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Staying Inspired with Your Spiritual Practice

Question: Over time, my sadhana, (spiritual practice) can become mechanical or start feeling heavy or serious. How do we remain inspired and light? Answer: You should go and wash some dishes! Yes, this happens; it does not matter what we do, the mind gets used to it — this is the problem. And, when this happens, we should not be indifferent. When we see that the practice becomes mechanical, we should not wait. If we have a teacher, we should approach the teacher and ask for guidance. If there is a yoga center, we should go to the yoga center …
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Diving into Swami Vishnudevananda’s Five Points of Yoga

In these days of mindfulness, positive psychology and the science of happiness, the yogic lifestyle is the ideal approach to health and well-being. Why? Because much of what we may think of as new has actually been taught in the yoga tradition for mill …
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A Dream Come True for This TTC Graduate

Janet Henderson, an attorney who had chosen to give up her career in order to raise her two sons, was drawn to a spiritual path following their difficult births coupled with several years of depression. “I’m the kind of person who gets things done, who …
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Learning to Teach Yoga: Three TTC Students Share Their Experiences

Among the 32 graduates who spent a month in the ashram’s intensive Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC) are three students who shared their experience of a demanding and rewarding month on Paradise Island: Rocky Vega, Stuart Bishop, and Robin H …
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A Juice Fast Makes a Difference

When Mary Demere arrived at the ashram from New York City, her goal was to unwind from her fast-paced job in digital sales. So it was a stroke of luck that her roommate had enrolled in a 10-day detox course. “I thought, wouldn’t it be great to start my …
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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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Picnic in the Sun Summer Recipes

These three refreshing recipes (Fruit Brochettes, Cold Sesame Noodles, Papaya Zing) from the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres’ The Yoga Cookbook offer creative and nutritious additions to your summer gatherings. Fruit Brochettes 1 tablespoon maple syrup …
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