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Mahamrityumjaya Havan at Shantidwara

Havan practice TONIGHT at Shantidwara 🔥 The most meaningful part of Yoga Sadhana. Join the purifying flames of the sacred fire. Chant sacred names.Facebook event

Yoga Ecology in Himalaya

Himalaya Shuddha Yoga Sadhana, events and celebrations in Uttarakhand, India.Snippets of our life in far north Himalaya amongst the most beautiful tribe populating high-altitude mountains.This album will be regularly updated.

Chaitra Navaratri Celebration 2020 in Shantidwara

Our daily Sadhana is available in the first picture - flyer from ShantiDwara Yogi Festival 2020, which happened to coincide with global lockdown for economy reset. Yoga practice flows daily, with each breath.

Ajna Workshop and Inauguration of ShantiDwara Yoga Temple (Photos and Videos)

Extraordinary workshop held at ShantiDwara tonight. Thank you for the delicious connection, great participation and food for insights and body.Thanks the timeless lineage of true teachers of Yoga that brought us all together in the practice.We hope to welcome our dear teachers, Karma Karuna Saraswati, Rishi Nityabodhananda and Rishi Diwali in ShantiDwara Yoga Temple again some time soon.Starting from this Saturday 2 Mar, we commence a regular practice of Healing Mahamrityumjaya Havan, Mantra and Kirtan weekly on Saturdays. Check the events and classes schedule on Shantidwara.comOm shanti.Thank you teachers 🙏🏽 Thank you students 🙏🏽#shantidwara 

ShantiDwara Opening Photos

What a huge success and auspiciousness all around. Thank you teachers 🙏🏽 Thank you students 🙏🏽🕊  Thank you, Asher-Lily Green and Vidwaan Boon for such a sweet and juicy photo-report! Om Shanti#shantidwara #rama #sitaram 

Mahamrityumjaya Havan at ShantiDwara - Photos from 2 Mar 2019

We did not have any idea what people would be participating as there were not many people who actually joined the event online on Facebook or Shantidwara website, but to our surprise and delight we were joined by the most lovely participants and had just enough of chai to offer. #shantidwara 

3rd Saturday of Ayurveda and Deep Relaxation Course

We gather for a 2hr deeply relaxing Asana, Pranayama, Meditation and Yoga Nidra class every Saturday morning. Only 1 class to go before the Term 2 starts on Monday 29th of April with other courses offered. On Tuesday evening Sound Nada Yoga Healing 1.5hr session with Vasudha followed by warm soup 🍲 as an option. Friday evenings in ShantiDwara are usually reserved for concerts, Kirtan or movie watching with a meal. 🎥 🎶 ❤️Saturday morning Asher offers morning Ayurveda and Yoga class. 🧘‍♀️ 🌱 Saturday evening is firmly set up with our weekly Mahamrityumjaya Havan, Mantra and Kirtan. 🔥 Sunday mornings are for diving deep into learning Vedic Sanskrit chants and prayers. 🙏🏽 ❤️Su

First day of Chaitra Navaratri - Mahamrityumjaya Havan at ShantiDwara

This evening ShantiDwara celebrated a mix of traditional Mahamrityumjaya Havan with lots of sublime sounds. We chanted Durga Dwatrimshanamamala and Sri Hanuman Chalisa. What followed with all the Bhav/feeling was close to miracle as all the participants dived deep into Kirtan with such a fervour that no doubt, we got all the blessings of Lakshmi Ma - abundance and Saraswati Ma - blissful beauty of expression. #shantidwara

After a deeply nourishing class with Swami Yogamanas Saraswati

Every Thursday students of ShantiDwara get an opportunity to explore movements of the body - with profound mindfulness, movements of energy - with full awareness and movement of the mind - with absolute focus through the systematic progression taught by a highly skilled yogi and experienced teacher Swami Yogamanas Saraswati. Now that we entered into colder months of the year, the gently burning fire and the ambient atmosphere of the yoga hall deeply feeds the senses and warms up the heart ❣ More information in the event Casual classes welcome. #shantidwara 

Saturday Morning Class with Asher

Gentle flow and interesting transitions with diligent awareness of the breath and complete mindfulness. Wonderful class, where surprisingly we got many more male Yoga practitioners than usual because of the Men’s Yoga Retreat camping on ShantiDwara’s land. Wonderful to feel the very solid boost of the male energy - so grounding and peaceful. Encourage boys and men do Yoga, it is essential for the balance of creative energies. #shantidwara 

Sublime images from BodhGaya India

बुद्धं शरणं गच्छामि।धर्मं शरणं गच्छामि।संघं शरणं गच्छामि।Buddham Saranam Gacchami।Dhammam Saranam Gacchami।Sangham Saranam Gacchami।I go to the Buddha for refuge |I go to the Dhamma for refuge |I go to the Sangha for refuge |

Yoga Nidra

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Humans spend about a third of their lives sleeping. Unconsciously. Just like breathing, sleep is believed to be especial for our survival, as means of relaxation and rejuvenation. We all practice it every day.  Yogis of the past developed a practice, derived from tantras, which allowed them to sleep continuously and direct their awareness towards achieving deeper and broader relaxation than in a state of sleep.  Swami Satyananda, in his book “Yoga Nidra” (ISBN: 8185787123) says: People feel that they are relaxing when they collapse in an easy chair with a cup of coffee, a drink or a cigarette, and read a newspaper or switch on the television. But this will never suffice as a scientific de

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