Monthly Archive: May 2018

Pondicherry Yogasana Association

Pondicherry Yogasana Association founded by Yogamaharishi Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri in 1975 has been in the forefront of the Yoga Sports movement and Swamiji is hailed as one of the founding fathers of this concept....

Life as a Video Game!

I have always been fascinated how life and video games seem to have so much in common. There seem to be many lessons we can learn from video games on how to live and...

Perspective Says it All!

Thanks to Facebook I get to see a lot of stuff posted by my ‘FB friends”. Recently I came upon this wonderful drawing that depicts a rhinoceros paining various nature scenes on canvas. Around the...

Yoga Chikitsa or Yogopathy?

Some might say: “Yoga therapy may threaten the pharmaceutical industry and they won’t like that.” Pharmaceutical industries should never be afraid of Yoga or see it as a threat because Yoga takes discipline and,...

Smile and the World Smiles with You!

Pirinthavar koodinal, pesal vendumo? The great poet Kamban says, ” When those who separated come face-to-face, are words required?” He uses it to refer to Lord Rama and Sita Devi (Vishnu and Lakshmi reuniting...

Relaxation of Effort and Contemplation of the Infinite

Prayatnashaithilya anantasamapattibhyam -PYS II:47 Relaxation of effort and contemplation of the Infinite (is the means to stability and ease). In order to achieve the “state” of asana, Maharishi Patañjali advises relaxation of effort (prayatna)....

Sri Kambaliswami Madam

The Samadhi of the great Guru Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri is located at Sri Kambaliswami Madam, an ancient Hindu holy site which is the spiritual base of the ICYER and its work. Pujas and...

Yoganjali Natyalayam

The City Centre of ICYER is called Yoganjali Natyalayam and it was established by Yogamaharishi Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri on March 27, 1993. The flourishing Centre of Classical Rishiculture Yoga, Bharata Natyam, and Carnatic Vocal...

Swami Gitananda: His Teachings

Yogamaharishi Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri is truly one of the most significant Yogis of our times. He played an important role in the revival of the traditional teachings of classical Yoga in modern times. Known...