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Long Water Cleansing

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in General, Purification | 0 comments

Long Water Cleansing

It is that time of the year again, where we need to look into the long water purification. Please note, that the students who have not done the short water cleansing are not eligible to participate. Please book in advance, as we only allow 6 students in this yoga class. This is an opportunity for changes to be made in your life, especially after the holiday festivities (over indulgence ect..) and leading into a new year, 2018!!! – The next water cleansing takes place on Saturday …….2018(To be advised) At 08h30 for 09h00, due...

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Acharya Swami Kamalavidya Saraswati CV

Posted by on Apr 5, 2012 in General | 0 comments

Acharya Swami Kamalavidya Saraswati CV

Satyananda Yoga Tradition Swami Kamalavidya Saraswati’s CV   Swami Kamalavidya started her journey into the science of yoga in 1974 at the age of 26. She was initiated as a yoga teacher and acharya (spiritual teacher) under the guidance of her master Swami Kavi Yogeshwarananda. She practiced and taught 22 years of disciplinary Kriya Yoga sadhana (advanced practices). After her master passed away she visited Bihar /Satyananda Ashram in Munger, India in 1996. In 1999 Kamala studied for 5 months in India and was initiated by Swami...

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Yoga Awakening Interview: Swami Kamalavidya (2012)

Posted by on Mar 22, 2012 in General | 2 comments

Yoga Awakening Interview: Swami Kamalavidya (2012)

YAA Interview: Swami Kamalavidya March 14, 2012 Tags: hyde park, joburg, Satyananda Yoga, swami kamalavidya by   http://yoganewsletters.wordpress.com/2012/03/14/yaa-interview-swami-kamalavidya/ yoganewsletters   1. Name: Swami Kamalavidya Saraswati, ( Elvira Banchetti) 2. Date Of Birth: 8 January A photo taken at an Indian festival attended by Kamala and Lorenzo (her son) in 2012   3. What style of yoga do you teach? Satyananda/Bihar Yoga Tradition 4. Where do you teach? My School— The South African School of...

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

Posted by on Jan 3, 2012 in General | 0 comments

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...

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The Magical Neti Pot- Published article

Posted by on Dec 19, 2011 in Purification | 2 comments

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...

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

Posted by on Dec 19, 2011 in General | 13 comments

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...

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Power of Mantra’s

Posted by on Nov 28, 2011 in General | 0 comments

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...

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Purification

Posted by on Nov 16, 2011 in Purification | 3 comments

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)...

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International Charities- Rikhia- India

Posted by on Nov 15, 2011 in Charities / Seva | 2 comments

International Charities- Rikhia- India

Our School has been touched and encouraged by the universal generosity of the Sivananda Math, India. The Sivananda Math is a social & charitable organization which aims to facilitate the growth of the weaker and underprivileged sections of society, especially rural communities. Its activities include distribution of free scholarships, clothing, farm animals and food, the digging of tube-wells and construction of houses for the needy, assistance to farmers in ploughing and watering their fields. A medical clinic has been established for the...

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Rikhiapeeth Ashram- Jarkhand- India

Posted by on Nov 15, 2011 in Charities / Seva | 0 comments

Rikhiapeeth Ashram- Jarkhand- India

Selfless Service at the South African Satyananda  School of Yoga—– an expression from Swami Kamalavidya Saraswati “Serving others selflessly, doing good works for others without any ulterior motive is going to become the social philosophy of the 21st century. This century will be an age in which each individual will have a thought for others.” ~ teaching from Swami Satyananda Saraswati (Founder of the Satyananda Bihar Yoga tradition in India) Situated in an extremely quiet, unpolluted rural village in the state of...

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Childline letters featured in Yoga Awakening

Posted by on Nov 7, 2011 in Charities / Seva | 0 comments

Childline letters featured in Yoga Awakening

Yoga Awakening has featured our school in their online magazine.  Attached are  6 personal letters written especially for them by our brave survivors from Childline. http://yoganewsletters.wordpress.com/category/5-yoga-community/page/2/ Namaste Nina I personally am moved and touched by what we have received from our precious children. There expressions is just a tip of the iceberg! On behalf of the Satyananda Yoga Teachers, Students, Conveners (who do the cooking on Saturday’s to feed over 80 children) and myself we would like to thank...

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Welcome to our new website

Posted by on Oct 26, 2011 in General | 1 comment

Welcome to our new website

Welcome to the South African School of Satyananda Yoga officially recognized and blessed by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati of Bihar Yoga Bharati Institute, India. Satyananda Yoga is your passport to health and happiness. The school is an ideal haven that is serene and radiates peace in its tranquil surroundings. “Everyday we should wake up with an energetically alive feeling. If this is not happening then we are only existing from day to day and how sad is that?” ~ Swami Kamalavidya Saraswati It is no secret that the Satyananda Yoga is...

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