Commemorating the Mahasamadhi of Sri Swami Satyananda at the South African School of Yoga

The Maha Samadhi of Sri Swamiji At midnight on the 5th December 2009, Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati attained the highest state of Maha Samadhi. This is no coincidence, but an indication of auspiciousness. On the 6th December he was given Bhu Samadhi (he was placed into the earth in a seated lotus position) at Rikhiapeeth.  The day and the event of Maha Samadhi was chosen by Sri Swamiji himself and the 5th and 6th days of each month will abound with blessings, spiritual energy and radiance. These days are considered sacred and special pooja’s (offerings) and worship are conducted every...

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The Magical Neti Pot- Published article

The Magical Neti Pot Sw.Kamalavidya (SA School of Yoga)                                          A magical gem of a pot resembling a “tea pot” in shape, or similar to the pot Aladdin rubbed which to his surprise a genie (servant) appeared. The yoga tradition offers an important device called a ‘neti pot’. An ancient method of cleansing the nostrils or ‘nasal irrigation’ that dates back thousands of years. A genie may not appear when used but boons (benefits) are bestowed upon the user, granting healing potential for the prevention of disease and for the attainment of optimal energy in body,...

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Circumambulating Bihar/ Satyananda Yoga Tradition, Bihar India- Published article

Circumambulating Bihar/ Satyananda Yoga Tradition, Bihar India In your body is Mt. Meru, encircled by the seven continents (chakras)…”He alone who knows this is held to be a true yogi”, the Shiva Samhita says. Certain other passages in Indian texts support the concept of Meru as a spiritual rather than a geographical centre (Mt. Kailash). The Maha Bharata describes Meru as a kingdom, of the mind; a heap of effulgence…. “immeasurable and unapproachable by men of manifold sins.” The central subtle channel of psychic energy running up the spinal column (which itself is known as Meru danda)....

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Power of Mantra’s

Recent letter from a student of the School:  Hello Swami Kamalavidya –  My name is Roshini Singh. I was a student in your intermediate class from 2006 to mid 2008. Thereafter I moved to England where I presently reside.  I have been practising my yoga postures as well as doing Suriyanamaskar at least 3 times a week. I have also been doing neti pot, kunjal and lagoo from time to time. Breathing and chanting Gayatri Mantra, Mahamrityunjaya Mantra and Durga Mantra regularly.  At the beginning of September this year I decided to go on a guided tour to summit Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. This...

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Purification

It is wonderful to learn early on in life about good colon management and the South African School of Yoga will show you how! “Hatha yoga is thought by many to include asana and pranayama, in actual fact it is much more specific than this. Colon cleansing effects the purification of manipura chakra. It allows us to have enough strength and will power to hold back or push forward when the right moment comes. Making the most of every situation!  There are practices which are called the Hatha Yoga Shatkarmas (or cleansing techniques) which open the door to the immense treasure of energy...

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