Didi was invited again on TV6 with Stefan Pusca – this time talking about yoga asanas and the yoga dance kaoshiki!
Article written by Didi A. Devapriya
1. Strengthening yoga postures increase bone density
2. Yoga benefits the heart and circulation
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:
Kaoshiiki – a yoga dance!
See below the special Christmas edition of the tv show ”Dialogues between the mind and the heart”, with the title ”Meditation – the gate towards our interior universe”. With the participation of seven guests:
Ananda Devapriya, Cătălin Iriciuc, Liliana Stanciu, Oana Raluca Badea, Marius Octavian Stefan, Judit Baróti and Anka Lavinia.
What does success really mean? Dada Madhuvidyananda explores the spiritual definition of success in this talk. He also reveals – that spiritual secrets are secret, not because someone is shrouding them purposefully in mystery – but rather because they are subtle. This talk is based on an ancient teaching, given in the form of a dialog between the yogi Shiva and his wife Parvati, 7000 years ago.
I first saw Dada speak when I was a very new meditator – and found his talks extremely accessible and clear. Here he introduces the first of the seven secrets. His book can be found on Amazon.uk – click here.
In January, I will be presenting a seminar on the Seven Secrets at Morningstar Center!
Didi A. Devapriya
The founder of Ananda Marga, Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar composed a body of poetic, devotional songs known as “Prabhat Samgiita” – Songs of the New Dawn. Each song captures a particular inner feeling in our relationship to that Supreme Entity. Some songs are full of sadness and longing, others filled with bliss, reflecting the ups and downs of the spiritual journey. Many of the songs are reflective meditations on the beauty of nature and the metaphors it evokes. Continue reading Songs of the New Dawn
This evening, Didi A. Devapriya appeared for the second time, as the guest of Stefan Pusca on his show “Dialogues between the Heart and Mind” on 6TV.
The discussion covered the difference between relaxation and meditation, sacred sounds and mantra, the practicalities of beginning a practice and a brief demonstration of kiirtan with a guided meditation.
Jyosna – is one of my good friends and sisters on the path of bliss. Seeing this made me miss her – and the moments we have shared, in Italy, Sweden, Copenhagen, Germany – singing and dancing together to the mantra “Baba Nam Kevalam”. Cultural programs at retreats often end with a special kiirtan sung to all of the directions – and when she plays, such a sweet flow of blissful energy is created that I never want it to stop. Often indeed, it would be well past midnight when she stopped and we sat to meditate. Continue reading Jyosna in Brazil – beautiful yogic devotional song