Category Archives: Yoga in Italia

It’s not just about a certificate or a course

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People go to colleges or universities not just a degree they want to experience the life of the university. The environment really matters. You may learn yoga while in your home when it comes to becoming an expert in it. You need highly competitive environment. You are required to study a lot. In group and on your own.

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Yoga ashram

 

Self Study

Self Study

The studio which is just down the road is fine too but deep in your heart you know thats taking you no-where.Let me give you a simple example.which sports game you would like to watch a local club match or the olympics?Which award show you value more, the local community award or the Nobel prize?

Karma Yoga

Karma Yoga

I am not telling you to start watching Olympics or the Nobel prize show. That you already do 😉 I am telling you to select a yoga place very seriously, that’s going to be the best one / two or perhaps maybe several months of your life. I have witnessed myself a lot of transformations happening.

Bliss

Bliss

PS: I know you want to come to India. Maybe now is the time to take yoga and your dream seriously.

 

Mahendra Kumar
Staff writer: Paramanand Ashram
www.paramyoga.org

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Yogic Environment

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Learning Yoga is one thing and practicing it everyday is a different thing. When you learn it in a school everything seems easy because the company you have is highly competitive and they keep practicing in front of you that encourages you to work hard and stay focused.

But the moment you leave the school you are on your own. And if by any chance your friends and family are not into yoga then you are in deep trouble buddy because no matter you wake up at 5 AM if the person next to you is sleeping then chances of you waking up decreases more than 50% and I bet my facebook account on this and by the way my FB account is priceless. 🙂

Environment plays a big role in the development of the human nature and personality, this is the reason people study a lot in Harvard, Oxford and the MIT because the environment is highly competitive. There is no way you can waste a single day without studying. The same applies with Yoga practice. The same person who used to practice for 6-7 hours will find it difficult to practice for 1 hour.

Hope you find the company to stay focused.

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Paramanand Yoga

Writer: Mahendra Kumar
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aramanand Institute of Yoga Science and Research
www.paramyoga.org

What is Meditation, a Geek’s perspective!

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Before you read this post I must tell you that I am not an expert in the field of meditation and this post is just from an observer’s perspective and in this case I can assure you I have seen hundreds of yogis crying, laughing and playing like kids  in front of meSmile.

I have been working in the ashram for more than two years now and I have seen many yogis coming and going and it has a delightful experience to meet people from different backgrounds, countries, religions in one place and this gives me an edge over others when it comes to this particular subject matter. And by the way I have attended a few meditation classes guided by one of my favourite persons in this whole freaking planet. And god, even Google can’t find words to describe that experience.

So back on subject. What I have observed until now is the fact that meditation is definitely not a simple mental exercise and frankly speaking you do hell of a job while in meditation. Imagine a bullet coming out of James Bond’s pistol…. freaking fast right?? of course billions were invested in that movie.Open-mouthed smile  And now imagine slowing down that bullet with YOUR MIND. Now that’s the kind of job you do while in meditation. Perhaps slowing down your brain is the toughest job in the planet and you thought working for NASA is difficult. LOL

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I have seen people crying: People tend to re-live their past experiences. In this case it is most liberating. You find the most suitable shoulder to cry on, your OWN.

I have seen people laughing like kids: People tend to cherish the brighter side of their lives. Sometimes people want to celebrate their feats but they don’t find appropriate persons to share that news( Happened to me, recently. I was on top of the world but didn’t had anyone to share it Sad smile  ) . In this case you find the best buddy to share that, your own inner-SELF.

I have seen people dancing: Well dance is one of the most fulfilling thing anyone can do when happy or ANGRY. Don’t forget lord Shiva’s dance. When he dances, he is not the person you would like to see.

I have seen people forgetting their own language: Last year I had this experience of meeting a girl who forgot her own mother tongue after meditation, of course she was back to normal in 30 minutes… I mean we call a language our mother tongue for a reason right, you can never forget it. BUT SHE DID and I saw that with my own eyes. Even I wouldn’t have believed it if I would have heard that from someone else. I am still searching reasons for this……..

There are several ways of doing meditation, method really doesn’t matter. You would cry anyway…..kidding! Smile
You can do meditation while looking at the stars ( which is my favourite past time). Something you love to do and never think twice before doing that without any expectation is a form of meditation. I am having fun writing this post… this is a kind of meditation too.

The things which does matter is the fact whether you are ready to have a roller coater ride and be without seat belts. You can be thrown either way but results are worth LIVING FOR. technically speaking the only thing you need is a will power to give it a try and a strength to carry on when you know the guy beside is snoring like hell. Oops I know who was snoring last time. Smile

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Mahendra Kumar
Staff Writer
www.paramyoga.org

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Yoga, direttamente da Italia

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Italy, has for centuries been a political and religious centre of Western civilisation. In modern days it’s one of the most developed countries in the world and has the third largest deposits of Gold Smile  but I am not here to talk economics Smile with tongue out . Right now, Italy is also one of the most prominent places in the “world yoga map”- yeah, I came up with the name, cool isn’t it? Back on topic; Italy now has 89 listed yoga teachers as per Yoga Alliance but the growth rate is increasing exponentially.

Recently our Guruji was invited by Sathya yoga Monza for a Yoga workshop in Milan. The workshop was incredible as told by the attendees. We express our gratitude to Hayley Karen Stead and Sathya Yoga Monza for organizing such an incredible event. It will obviously help a lot of my Italian friends Smile . Here are the pictures straight from Italy, took a while as it had to clear customs, immigration etc… I am obviously kidding…hahaha

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When we greet one another, we fold our hands in namaste…
because we believe…that God resides in the heart of every human being. Yoga beckons the same!

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“Meditation is the best medication” As per Guruji there is no better cure in modern medical science than meditation. Simple concept. Mind is the master of the body and if you learn to rule the BRAIN, then volla! you are an emperor.

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Technically this should be the best part of any course! you get the results and a certificate but as far as I am concerned this is the worst part as everyone goes back to the freaking physical world. Sad smile  Hope you would have stayed a bit longer. Never mind Guruji will be back soon hopefully!

addio!

Mahendra Kumar
Staff Writer
Paramanand Institute of Yoga Science and Research, Indore
www.paramyoga.org