Sri Swami Satchidananda is one of the most respected spiritual teachers and Yoga masters in the world. He is the founder of Integral Yoga. He opened the Woodstock Festival in 1969 with his words of peace, which sparked a movement and influenced a generation. His approach to teaching Yoga was direct, practical, and simple. His delightful sense of humor reminds us that the purpose of spiritual life is joy. (c)2016 Integral Yoga Multimedia/Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville, Inc.
5:28A beautiful bhajan dedicated to Lord Siva in the form of Nataraja, the Cosmic Dancer and to Sri Swami Satchidananda, whose Ishta Devata (Beloved form of the Divine) was the Nataraja. Sung by Sri O.S. Vaidyanathan (Arun)one of the most gifted Carnatic musicians in India. From the album: Jai Gurudev! Available here & on Amazon: https://integralyogamagazine.org/product/jai-gurudev-bhajans-to-h-h-sri-swami-satchidananda/ Ⓟ© 2006 Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville®/Integral Yoga Media integralyoga.org
Om Hrīm Namah Sivaya_Rossitto & Kerr
10:54A mix of 2 beautiful devotional offerings to Sri Swami Satchidananda. From Sam Rossitto's track "Hari Om" on his "Lotus Tattoo" album and a single from Meera Kerr "Om Hreem Namah Sivaya." Features Sri Swamiji's chanting of this mantra.
My Real Secret
54:48In this hugely popular series of questions and answers during a talk in 1980, Swami Satchidananda shared what was most meaningful to him and what led to his own experience of unending peace and joy in his life—including what he learned from his own Guru, Sri Swami Sivananda. Ⓟ© 2020 Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville
Don't Let Fear Come into Your Heart
6:44Swami Satchidananda addresses the fear expressed during another health crisis—AIDS. He said that no matter what the disease or condition we face, "The fear of the disease is worse than the disease itself. Many people lose their life because of the fear. Not because of the disease." These words of inspiration, wisdom, and comfort, from a world renowned and beloved Yoga master apply as much today as they did in the 1980s. Ⓟ© 2020 Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, Inc. / www.integralyoga.org
6:24"Hari Om" chant led by Yoga master Sri Swami Satchidananda. Hari Om is a universal chant and does not belong to any particular religion. Begin with the sound “ha” at the naval. By repeating that sound, the abdomen contracts and you will feel something at the naval area. Try it: Repeat “ha.” Your energy is sleeping at the naval and the repetition of the sound wakes it up. You can feel the “kick” at the naval when you repeat that sound. It’s the best way of giving yourself an energy boost. When you repeat “Ha,” you feel it in the abdomen and when you repeat the second syllable spelled “ri” but pronounced, “re,” the sound comes up to your throat. Then the moment you begin repeating the “O” sound of Om, the entire head vibrates above the throat. And when you close the lips to repeat “mmmmm,” the vibration rises up into the crown of the head and even above the head. You are literally lifting yourself up and above to have communication from above. This is a very simple, but efficient practice to have communication with a higher vibration. From the CD (available for digital download): Integral Yoga Kirtan from Shakticom.org. Ⓟ© 2020 Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville
Tantra Yoga, Devotional Yoga & Meditation
11:25Swami Satchidananda answers questions about the nature of Tantra Yoga in Yoga practice, how Tantra Yoga differs from Tantra in Buddhism, and the role devotion plays in spiritual practice. He also answers a question about meditation. Ⓟ© 2019 Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, Inc. / www.integralyoga.org
You Don’t Need To Run After Anything
28:29Swami Satchidananda simplifies Yoga philosophy, theory & practice in this talk. He gives the entire key to Yoga in one teaching: Realize you are happiness personified and then there’s no need to seek or run after anything.
The Aim Behind Yoga Practices
33:48In his opening talk during one of the first Integral Yoga Retreats (early 1970s), Swami Satchidananda speaks about the aim behind all the Yoga Practices: mastery over the mind. He explains why this is the real goal of Yoga and how it is achieved. Ⓟ© 2019 Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, Inc. / www.integralyoga.org
Be In The World, Not Of The World
25:08Swami Satchidananda is asked several questions about how to deal with challenging situations and people. He advises us to learn how to cultivate an inner witness that enables us to maintain equanimity and balance of mind under all conditions. Ⓟ© 2019 Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, Inc. / www.integralyoga.org
What Is The Nature Of God?
18:15In this talk, Swami Satchidananda explains the nature of God or Cosmic Consciousness. He gives an example of how a consciousness higher than ourselves is interested in our living as evidenced by the breath sent back into our bodies every time we exhale. This shows that we are not living by our own capacity and Yoga can help us become well-tuned instruments in the hands of the Divine. Ⓟ© 2019 Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, Inc. / www.integralyoga.org