Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Guru Purnima: Guru Puja; The Guru Principles


The celebration is marked by ritualistic respect to the GuruGuru Puja. The Guru Principle is said to be a thousand times more active on the day of Guru Purnima than on any other day. The word Guru is derived from two words, gand ru. The Sanskrit root gu means darkness or ignorance, and ru denotes the remover of that darkness. Therefore, a Guru is one who removes the darkness of our ignorance. Gurus are believed by many to be the most necessary part of life. On this day, disciples offer puja (worship) or pay respect to their Guru (spiritual guide).
In addition to having religious importance, this festival has great importance for Indian academics and scholars. Indian academics celebrate this day by thanking their teachers as well as remembering past teachers and scholars.
Traditionally the festival is celebrated by Buddhists in honor of the lord Buddha who gave His first sermon on this day at Sarnath Uttar Pradesh. In the yogic tradition, the day is celebrated as the occasion when Shiva became the first Guru, as he began the transmission of yoga to the Saptarishis
Many Hindus celebrate the day in honor of the great sage Vyas, who is seen as one of the greatest Gurus in ancient Hindu traditions and a symbol of the Guru-Shisya tradition. 
Vyasa was not only believed to have been born on this day, but also to have started writing the Brahma sutra on Ashadha Sudha Padyami, which ends on this day. Their recitations are a dedication to him and are organized on this day, which is also known as Vyasa Purnima. 
The festival is common to all spiritual traditions in Hinduism, where it is an expression of gratitude toward the teacher by his/her disciple. Hindu ascetics and wandering monks (sanyasis), observe this day by offering puja to their Guru, during the Chaturmas, a four-month period during the rainy season, when they choose seclusion and stay at one chosen place; some also give discourses to the local public. 
Students of Indian classical music and Indian classical dance, which also follow the Guru-Shishya Parampara, celebrate this holy festival around the world.





Thursday, April 26, 2018

Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh ..

Aatm Yogashala welcoming you to join 200 hour Hatha/Ashtanga yoga teacher training course starting on 3 September.......

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Teacher Training Course ....





Vision
The dedicated team of Yoga Gurus in the Aatm Yoga Shala work together to cultivate a sense of understanding, happiness and peace through the knowledge of Yoga. It is only through this knowledge a person can live a compassionate life free of greed and ego.
Mission
Aatm Yogashala ‘s Mission is to spread the knowledge of Yoga in the world and making more and more people learn and practise Yoga, thus empowering the whole humanity to live a vibrant and creative life.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Aatm Yogashala ..

About Aatm Yoga Shala
Rishikesh the land named after the Sages and Saints in the Northern state of Uttrakhand, famously known for the Origin of Yoga which is identified by the Sacred Mother Ganga . According to the history ,Rishikesh is regarded as the gateway to four sacred places named as Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamnotri and Gangotri, known as four abodes(chardham) the places of Hindu Pilgrimage. People also came to this city to complete their spiritual understanding after renunciation or to practice highest level of penance and discipline. Located close to the most known pilgrimage and holiest city Haridwar, Rishikesh is just an extension of the similar tribe seeking for peace and tranquility, open for all caste, creed & religion.....
The story behind the name of Rishikesh is mentioned in the epic literature Skanda Purana ,which tells us that Lord Vishnu was pleased with the austerities and penance by the sage Raibhya Muni and consented to his request to gain a control over his senses. After which this place was named as Hrsikesa named after the avatar of Lord Vishu ,which was over time changed to Rishikesh. Traditionally also known as the city of saints where individuals have come to experience Moksha ( Liberation).
Situated near the foothills of the Himalayan Range, surrounding you with the energies of the ancient sages who came in search of higher knowledge and gain a wider vision of life,through the practice of Meditation and Yoga. The most famous among which was Swami Sivanandawho arrived in the year 1924 to begin his intense practice of Sadhana and later established his own Ashram which still exists , makes this city a perfect place to start your yogic and spiritual journey. Rishikesh is filled with positive vibes and yoga schools all over to help you gain the insight within yourself. A small city which is divided into two bridges Ram and Laxman Jhula named after Hindu Gods from the holy text Ramayana makes it the sole medium of transportation, below which the holy Ganga flows creating a calm atmosphere. This mesmerizing beauty is the uniqueness of this city .
Rishikesh will help you attain the understanding of life through the religious and spiritual practices performed every day by the priest and the locals, starting the day by dipping in the Ganges or seeking blessings from the temples is how the day starts, away from the fictitious world of materialistic desires, the people and the place will help you touch your soul and get you closer towards simplicity and reality. People who visit this place once are sure to revisit it to explore their new self through the yogic and spiritual practices. Keeping intact the foundation of Ayurveda, Natropathy & Astrology the place has a lot to offer to heal and detox , filled with positivity and healing powers you are sure to go back peaceful and rejuvenated with a promise to once again return .
It is not just a city that attracts the Hindu tribe but also the people all over the world, the rich heritage and history brought the most famous English Rock Band; The Beatles in the year 1968.The band arrived to gain the answers of spiritual transformation in the Ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi where they were guided through the steps of Transcendental Meditation. It is here that they composed most of their songs of which the most famous album is The White Album , this epic ashram is still one of the most attractive tourist destination where individuals are still permitted to practice meditation or experience the vibrations
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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

200hour yoga teacher training in rishikesh

                                                                                        Our 200 hours Hatha/ Ashtanga Yoga teachers training 

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understanding in the spiritual science called 

Yoga .This course is formed in a specialized 

manner for individuals who are looking either 

to begin a career in yoga or make yoga as a 

integral part of their everyday life to gain the overall benefits. Here in Aatm Yog Shala we have 

designed the course keeping in mind the requirements of all aspects under this subject whether 

you are a beginner, intermediate or a advanced yoga practitioner. This course is a International 

Certified Yoga Teacher training Course in Rishikesh at the foothills of Himalayas,where you will 

be taught about the various branches of yoga in a traditional and authentic manner integrating 

mind , body and soul .

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Benefits of Yoga..

1. Yoga For Fitness .
As Sri Sri Ravi Shankar puts it, “Health is not a mere absence of disease. It is a dynamic expression of life – in terms of how joyful, loving and enthusiastic you are.” This is where yoga helps: postures, pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation are a holistic fitness package. The benefits accrued by being a regular practitioner are numerous. Some very discernible ones are:
  • Improves health
  • Gives mental strength
  • Improves physical strength
  • Protection from injury
  • Detoxifies the body
2. Yoga for weight loss.
Desire of many ! Yoga helps here too. sun salutations  and kapalbhati help lose weight with yoga. Moreover, with regular practice of yoga, we tend to become more sensitive to the kind of food our body asks for and the time we take.
3. Yoga for stress relief. A few minutes of yoga during the day can be a great way to get rid of stress that accumulates daily - in both the body and mind. Yoga postures, pranayama and meditation are effective techniques to release stress. You can experience the calming effects of yoga in the Sri Sri Yoga Level 2 program.
4. Yoga for inner peace . 
We all love to visit peaceful, serene spots, rich in natural beauty. Little do we realize that peace can be found right within us and we can take a mini-vacation to experience this any time of the day! Benefit from a small holiday every day with yoga and meditation.
5. Yoga to improve immunity. Our system is a seamless blend of the body, mind and spirit. An irregularity in the body affects the mind and similarly unpleasantness or restlessness in the mind can manifest as an ailment in the body. Yoga poses massage organs and strengthens muscles; breathing techniques and meditation release stress and improve immunity.
6. Yoga to live with greater awareness. The mind is constantly involved in activity – swinging from the past to the future – but never staying in the present. By simply being aware of this tendency of the mind, we can actually save ourselves from getting stressed or worked up and relax the mind. Yoga and pranayama help create that awerness and bring the mind back to the present moment, where it can stay happy and focused.
7. Yoga for better relationships.  Yoga can even help improov your relasonship   with your spouse, parents, friends or loved ones! A mind that is relaxed, happy and contented is better able to deal with sensitive relationship matters. Yoga and meditation keeps the mind happy and peaceful; and watch how your relations with those around you blossom !
8. Yoga to increase energy. Do you feel completely drained by the end of the day? Shuttling through chores, and multitasking continuously can be quite exhausting. A few minutes of yoga everyday provides the much-needed fillip that boosts our energy and keeps us fresh. A 10-minute online-guided meditation is all you need to charge up your batteries, in the middle of a hectic day. 
9. Yoga for better flexibility & posture.  Yoga must become part of your daily routine to get a body that is strong, supple and flexible. Regular yoga practice, stretches and tones the body muscles and also makes them strong. It also helps improve your body posture when you stand, sit, sleep or walk.
10. Yoga to improve intuition. Yoga and meditation have the power to improve your intuitive ability so that you spontaneously realize what needs to be done, when and how, to yield positive results. It does work! You only need to experience it yourself.
Remember, yoga is a continuous process. So keep practicing! The deeper you go into your yoga practice, the more profound will be its benefits.
                 
                                                                                                                        By - Ravi Shankar   
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