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Asana for unblocking Spinal movement

In this session, you can see 'energy unblocking' Asana for the spine. The asana are from the Pawanmuktasana series of the Bihar School of Yoga tradition, and are described in the book 'Asana...

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Asana for abdominal area and aiding digestive function

In this session, you can see exercises for the abdomen which are also said to aid digestive function. The asana are from the Pawanmuktasana series of the Bihar School of Yoga tradition, and are...

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Asana for joint mobilisation, upper body

In this session, you can see joint mobilisation Asana for the hands, wrists, shoulders and neck. The asana are from the Pawanmuktasana series of the Bihar School of Yoga tradition, and are...

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Asana for joint mobilisation, lower body

In this session, you can see joint mobilisation Asana for the legs and hips. The asana are from the Pawanmuktasana series of the Bihar School of Yoga tradition, and are described in the book 'Asana...

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Karma Yoga - The Yoga of Awareness in Action

by Swami Nishchalananda

‘There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes.’ 

One has to work to live. The path of Karma Yoga gives us the possibility of expanding our awareness and...

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Swami Nishchalananda Online Satsang 11/06/22

Every few weeks Swamiji offers this opportunity to listen, both to the words of the satsang, also to the unspoken wisdom behind those words. An opportunity for insight, which arises beyond thought....

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The Mantra OM

by Swami Nishchalananda

The Mantra OM – Symbol Of Primordial Vibration

The mantra Om (or Aum) has been handed down to us by the Himalayan sages. It is the most important mantra of yoga....

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Pranayama: Nadi Shodhana practice and introduction to Anuloma Viloma technique.
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Pranayama: Nadi Shodhana practice and introduction to Anuloma Viloma technique.

by Swami Sattwananda

Nadi Shodhana technique has been introduced in a previous recording. Here we have a recording of the practice that you can follow. 

Anuloma Viloma is a similar practice...

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Introduction to Nadi Shodana Pranayama
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Introduction to Nadi Shodana Pranayama

By Swami SatyaDaya

Nadi Shodhana is a basic pranayama practice which has the effect of creating a sense of balance. Balance between left and right brain, balance in a more comprehensive 'feeling'...

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Swami Nishchalananda Online Satsang 28/05/22

The Online session was only 40 minutes instead of the usual hour, because of 'technical problems'. 

The theme continues to be Gaia, and the mess we are making of our planet as a species,as the...

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Life in the Ashram - an interview with Raj

By Narada

In August 2020, at the start of the Governments strategy of Lockdowns, I interviewed Raj Soni. Raj was a resident of the Ashram at that time; we sat and talked in the late summer sun;...

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Three Pillars of Yoga

By Swami Krishnapremananda

This short article draws from three pillars of Yoga that are directly pertinent to the present uncertain and changing times.

Firstly, yoga practice holds the promise of...

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Swami Nishchalananda Online Satsang 14/05/22

The theme is a pressing one.... respect for planet Earth. Personify as the 'Goddess' Gaia if you will.

We know well how the planet's ecosystems struggle under the burden we inflict on them by being...

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Swami Nishchalananda Satsang 30/04/22

Swamiji starts the Satsang talking of the limitation of Intellectual understanding on the path of Yoga, Tantra, Advaita. But.... at the same time, he emphasises, 'Don't give up the project of...

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Swami Nishchalananda Satsang 16/04/22

An Easter based meditation, looking at the Christian tradition in terms of the journey to realisation of our essential nature.

Questions and answers include a review of the difficulties in...

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Swami Nishchalananda Satsang 02/04/22

02/04/22

We start the session with an advaitic exploration, in the form of a guided meditation, regarding compassion in a World seemingly lacking in such a thing. This leads on to the proposition...

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Time and the Timeless

by Swami Nishchalananda

Where do we find the Timeless?

Our mind is in Time.

The whole Universe in in Time.

Time is a projection out of the Timeless.

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Meditation reveals the Treasure of our own Existence

by Swami Nishchalananda

What are We and what is Love?

How can we enjoy the joy, the love,

that is within the experience of Conscious Presence, Awareness?

The way is Meditation which reveals the...

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An Advaitic exploration and a discussion on the Yugas

by Swami Nishchalananda, on 2nd April 2022

We start the session with an advaitic exploration, in the form of a guided meditation, regarding compassion in a World seemingly lacking in such a thing....

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Nirvana Shatkam Chanting & Meditation Practice
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Nirvana Shatkam Chanting & Meditation Practice

a 15 minute practice by Tulsi

The Nirvana Shatakam is a Sanskrit chant composed by the great sage and teacher Adi Shankara over a thousand years ago.

The chant expresses the core doctrine of...

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Swami Nishchalananda talks to Students in Bangalore, India in December 2001
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Swami Nishchalananda talks to Students in Bangalore, India in December 2001

Swami Nishchalananda's Archives series.

A talk given to visiting Foreign Students at the South Asian Centre, Bangalore, 8th December 2001. The quality of the recording is quite poor in places,...

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Tonglen - A 30-Minute Guided Meditation
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Tonglen - A 30-Minute Guided Meditation

By Swami SatyaDaya

This 30-minute guided meditation recorded at the Ashram in 2021 gives us the opportunity to truly welcome home, into the heart space, those aspects of the personality and...

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Breath & Spaciousness - A Guided Meditation
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Breath & Spaciousness - A Guided Meditation

By Swami SatyaDaya

Imagine the whole surface of the body to be breathing. The breath fills the whole body on inhalation and is given up to space on exhalation. It may be that after some time the...

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Who Is the 'I' That Sees?
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Who Is the 'I' That Sees?

By Swami Nishchalananda

We can observe the senses, the act of seeing, of hearing, tasting.... but who is that observer? Who is the 'I' that sees or hears?

In this 40 minute meditative session,...

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