Didi was invited again on TV6 with Stefan Pusca – this time talking about yoga asanas and the yoga dance kaoshiki!
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Article written by Didi A. Devapriya
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The following asanas are prescribed according to individual needs by an Acarya, or trained teacher of Ananda Marga. It is not recommended to practice them without specific guidance, in order to avoid risk of injury.
A prescription of asanas usually includes from 3 to maximum 6 of these postures adapted to the individual. As asanas help to harmonize and regulate the glandular system, they can be used as a part of an overall holistic approach to preventative medicine, as well as complimenting treatments for various chronic physical conditions. In addition, psychic tendencies such as excessive anger, fearfulness, arrogance, anxiety, depression, lethargy and dullness can gradually be transformed and brought into balance through the regular practice of specific asanas.
This chart is designed to aid those that have received a prescription of yoga asanas to identify and remember their asanas:
Listen to live kiirtans, recorded during gatherings with hundreds of Ananda Marga meditators. Kiirtan is the chanting of sanskrit mantras that resonate with Divine Love. The mantra “Baba Nam Kevalam” means “I am only calling out to my Beloved”. It focuses and aligns heart and mind to that core of unconditional, Divine Love that vibrates in the essence of the entire universe.
Singing kiirtan is such an amazing simple way to experience pure spiritual bliss. These recordings give a taste of how that bliss intensifies when many people gather together to sing, creating a powerful flow of minds all moving towards that same Divine Nucleus.
This ancient sanskrit mantra comes from the one of the oldest scriptures of humanity, the “Rk Veda”. For thousands of years, it has been sung by yogiis before starting collective meditation in order to harmonize everyone’s mind to flow in unison towards the Divine.
SAMA’NA’ HRDAYA’ NIVAHA
SAM’ANAM’A STU VOMANO
YATHA’ VAHA SUSAHA’SATI
Let us move together, let us dance together, let us radiate the same thought-wave, let us come to know our minds together.
Let us share our wealth generously, without differentiation, like sages of the past, so that all may enjoy the universe.
Let our hopes be united, let our hearts be inseparable. Let our minds be as one mind, so that we live in harmony and become one with the Supreme.
Kaoshiiki – a yoga dance!
Kiirtan CDs can be ordered and shipped from the Innersong website, or you can directly download Mp3 tracks online. There is a wide variety of kiirtan styles – from the ethereal, angelic voice of Jyosna to the African rhythms of Weyecho, or the reggae of Sojha’s “In the Light.”