Instinct of Greed (Shivokti 5)
…This instinct of greed has brought the present humanity to such a state that people no longer consider anything as sinful. Rather, they consider the “sin psychology” as a mental weakness, and the worst of sins are being glorified as the height of intellect, not only indirectly, but also openly…
Who says that those creatures who have lost their immediate utility value have no right to exist? No one has the moral right to say this. No one can dare to say that only human beings have the right to live, and not non-humans… continue reading…
Art & Culture
The founder of Ananda Marga, Shrii Shrii Anandamurti once mentioned,
“the aim of artistic creation is to impart joy and bliss”
During the Summer Yoga Conference at Ananda Marga Training Centre* in Sweden last year,
I met two trainee sisters, Shivapriya and Gayatridevi.
The Spiritual Potentialities of Art
Art is the refined expression of subtle ideas, and it holds the potentiality to have a subtle effect on the lives of both the creators of art and those who contemplate it. Art is subtle because it takes people into the deeper layers of their minds.
…Sarkar clearly gave meditation, rather than physical posture, the priority in his system. Nevertheless, he considered asanas an essential complement to the meditation practice and explained the important role asanas have in helping to balance the body-mind. He called the practice “bio-psychology“…
Yoga and the Spine
Spinal problems are getting more and more common as we walk, sit and even sleep in an unnatural way.
Each asana pose exercises the spine, exposing it to stretching, tensions and twisting of various degrees…
Yoga For Health
Basically, the yoga postures, called asana, were developed by Tantrics thousands of years ago. These Tantrics were the early yogis doing the groundwork for modern yoga science. Among the more underestimated pioneers of yoga we find a great saint named Astavakra…
Deep Relaxation With Yoga
Modern life is a perpetual race against time. Business pressures, hurried meals, over stimulating entertainments, improper food, indulgence in alcohol and drugs, continual emotional tension and anxiety… Today’s human being has completely forgotten how to relax. …continue reading
Q & A About Yoga for Children
Q4. Are there certain types of yoga that are best suited to children?
Many yoga schools focuses mainly on the physical development of the child, but here at Ananda Marga (AMYS) we uses what is known as a Neo-Humanistic approach in our children yoga sessions. Neo-humanism teaches the child to develop love for all beings and to cultivate responsibility and care for the environment around us. It integrates all the aspects of the child being physical, emotional, intellectual, intuitional, imagination and spirit …continue reading
Yoga and Ecology
Aparigraha is sadly overlooked in today’s global consumer culture which encourages us to, “Shop Till You Drop”. Our society glorifies beauty, sex, glamour, power and fame. …continue reading
The World of Homeopathy: An Introduction?
In today’s complex and competitive world, our lives are spent in an endless effort to obtain wealth, a family unit, social status and all other things that are being perceived as the measure of success and happiness. In this rat-race for success, we often fail to protect and safeguard THE one thing that has the power to take all away – our HEALTH!… continue reading…
What’s Wrong with Eating Meat?
All foods are also permeated with their own subtle vibrations, at different frequencies, and these vibrations in turn affect the body and mind of the person eating them.
The Comparative Anatomy of Eating
Humans are most often described as “omnivores.” This classification is based on the “observation” that humans generally eat a wide variety of plant and animal foods. However, culture, custom and training are confounding variables when looking at human dietary practices. Thus, “observation” is not the best technique to use when trying to identify the most “natural” diet for humans. While most humans are clearly “behavioral” omnivores, the question still remains as to whether humans are anatomically suited for a diet that includes animal as well as plant foods. …continue reading
Raw Garlic: Health Food Or Toxin?
Raw Garlic, or even cooked garlic, has long been placed among the miracle- working foods everyone should include in their diet. As a plant food, it’s been embraced by vegetarians, vegans, and raw foodists, but it remains popular among the general population as well. What’s so special about about garlic, and is it actually beneficial? Continue reading…
Illness and the Mind
The link between negative emotions and the onset of diseases has been confirmed again and again. In one study, 28 out of 32 multiple sclerosis (a serious progressive disease of the central nervous system) patients questioned, experienced tragic or stressful life situations just before the onset of their disease. …continue reading
The Greatness of Fasting
Fasting is a simple and ancient method of purifying the body. Stopping the intake of food for a limited period of time allows the body to clean itself by eliminate accumulated poisons. Animals instinctively fast when they are sick. …continue reading
Take a Deep Breath
In ordinary breathing we extract only very little prana from the atmosphere. But when we concentrate and consciously regulate our breathing, we are able to store up a great amount of prana in our body …continue reading