Let me show another face of India and the life in the ashram. The way you look at India depends on the perspective. If you want to see colors you will find it, if you want to listen to music you will find it and if you want to find yourself you will definitely find thyself.
Former students and Paramanand ashram staff.
Editing : Mahendra Kumar
After a chilly winter …..spring is back in action. Paramanand Ashram is back with numerous flowers. This post is for everyone to take a break and checkout how ashram looks in Spring. I don’t know about you but for me even watching these flowers is a kind of meditation too. Perhaps now is best place and time to do Meditation.
Sunflowers the hard work of Jeferson, Nigora, Kalyan, Mahesh and Many other students
This reminds me of Hidimba ji 🙂
Without any fragrance but still beautiful.
Pictures by Mahendra Kumar
Pictures of Paramanand Ashram
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Information regarding the US teachers training workshop.
Name of the course:
1.Yoga Teachers Training Certificate 200 hrs (Yoga Alliance USA)
2.Yoga Therapy basic Certificate
Yoga Style: Traditional Paramanand Yoga (This includes all major streams of yoga styles Ashtang, Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Shakti and others)
Why Paramanand Yoga?
i. Traditional Yoga from original Sanskrit text taught in English
ii. Internationally reputed Institute with its yoga teachers in 54 countries
iii. Guided by Guruji (over 44 years’ experience in Yoga)
iv. Small Group (more personal attention and quarries solved)
v. On hand actual teaching experience
vi. Ongoing support
Venue:San Francisco, California
For more information visit: Paramanand Yoga Official website
Most of you would have thought about Sanskrit but that’s not what I am talking about. I know that all the Yoga scriptures were originally written in Sanskrit then got translated into several languages but that doesn’t mean it’s only for Sanskrit speaking language. In fact there are a very few people alive who can converse in Sanskrit.
As per my observation and research the only language which can help in truly understanding Sanskrit is BODY LANGUAGE. It’s your body which tells you which asanas you can do, which asanas you should do, which asanas may cause injuries or which asana may heal you.
Now isn’t just about asanas right, so what about meditation? well here you not actually required to do anything. Just concentrate 🙂
Well these were just my thoughts hope you will like it. 🙂
ONE WORLD ONE LANGUAGE!
A day with the kids.
As per our Guruji Meditation is the best medication, now that’s the theory. How to prove that? Well not us but researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital did a study on 16 people on the effect of eight week long mindfulness meditation course. They studied the brain scans of the people before and after the course. The study, published in the January issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, concluded that after completing the course, parts of the participants’ brains associated with compassion and self-awareness grew, and parts associated with stress shrank.
This is the most highly evolved part of the brain, responsible for reasoning, planning, emotions and self-conscious awareness. During meditation, the frontal cortex tends to go offline.
This part of the brain processes sensory information about the surrounding world, orienting you in time and space. During meditation, activity in the parietal lobe slows down.
The gatekeeper for the senses, this organ focuses your attention by funneling some sensory data deeper into the brain and stopping other signals in their tracks. Meditation reduces the flow of incoming information to a trickle.
As the brain’s sentry, this structure receives incoming stimuli and puts the brain on alert, ready to respond. Meditating dials back the arousal signal.
Meditation session in progress.
Technically meditation calms you down and also the activity level in your body. Which sometimes matches the activity level during sleep. According to Shawn Achor, meditation can actually make you happier long-term: Meditation helps in rewiring the brain and helps you to relax. And it’s the most effective way to live happier.
Compiled by Mahendra
Courtesy- Adrienne, Brigida
Yoga Teacher Training Center in India
Original research source: http://www.massgeneral.org/about/pressrelease.aspx?id=1520