Rishiculture Ashtanga Yoga

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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 in their human incarnation) meeting for the first time face-to-face in the Ramayanam. I, however, prefer to use it as a reference Read more about Smile and the World Smiles with You![…]

Role of Yoga in Prevention and Management of Lifestyle Disorders

To live a healthy life it is important to do healthy things and follow a healthy lifestyle. The modern world is facing a pandemic of lifestyle disorders that require changes to be made consciously by individuals themselves. The holistic art and science of Yoga is the best lifestyle ever designed and is effective in managing Read more about Role of Yoga in Prevention and Management of Lifestyle Disorders[…]

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). This means doing without doing. The key is to work internally and not externally. This is action in inaction. In verse Read more about Relaxation of Effort and Contemplation of the Infinite[…]

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 Music, with currently more than 400 actively enrolled students and more than 20,000 alumni, is located in Central Pondicherry, behind the Pondicherry Read more about Yoganjali Natyalayam[…]

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 as the ‘Father of Scientific Yoga’ he combined his scientific background with the ancient techniques of classical Yoga that he studied Read more about Swami Gitananda: His Teachings[…]

Ananda Ashram (ICYER)

Yoga Jivana Satsangha is an International Organisation founded in 1968 with 135 Centres in twenty-two countries ICYER, the International Centre for Yoga Education and Research is the two-acre residential complex of Yoga Jivana Satsangha, where Six Month International Yoga Teachers Courses are held each year from October 2nd to March 25th annually for Forty-nine years Read more about Ananda Ashram (ICYER)[…]