Journal Posts | iHanuman

iHanuman

Love, Service, Devotion, Yoga

Journal Posts

Welcome to iHanuman: Love Service Devotion Yoga. We are an online community of yoga teachers dedicated to serving our students through new media. We have created a bridge between students, teachers and the ancient teachings of yoga. Please check back often for new information and updates. In the meantime, you may want to browse Our Community of Teachers or listen to audio and video of Our Latest Features or perhaps browse and Download Audio and Video Classes in Our Download Store.
Thanks for helping to build the bridge with iHanuman.
Namaste

posted: 8 years 2 months ago
posted: 6/11/12
Om Namah Shivaya, Happy New Year to you all. Salutations to the inmost Self residing in all beings. May this find you in good health and joy. Worldly relations are transient, imperfect and impermanent. It is when we identify ourselves with these changing and impermanent relations that we experience attachment, pain and restlessness. The Saints and Sages who had the knowledge of the three periods of time—past, present and future—during the super-conscious state realized the truth and subsequently declared that God alone is eternal, pure, everlasting and perfect. It is only by knowing Him...
posted: 6/11/12
    Happy New Year to you all. Salutations to the inmost Self residing in all beings. May this find you in good health and joy. As we approach the commencement of another year in this physical realm, the order of the day is clear. Worldly relations are transient, imperfect and impermanent. It is when we identify ourselves with these changing and impermanent relations that we experience attachment, pain and restlessness. The Saints and Sages who had the knowledge of the three periods of time during the super-conscious state realized the truth and subsequently declared that God alone is...
posted: 6/11/12
Read more: http://ncschoolofyoga.com/library/new-year-message-2011#ixzz1Qm2UKvgc North Carolina School of Yoga   Hari Om! At this auspicious time of the new year I send to you all my sincere heartfelt wishes for a bright and successful year ahead. May God bless you with spiritual aspiration, unfoldment and divine peace, bringing to you spiritual light and illumination. As you reflect on the valuable lessons learned in the past year, may you move forward more fully resolved than ever toward the goal of God-realization. Armed with alertness, wisdom and humility, take the lessons learned in...
posted: 6/11/12
Svadhyaya is often translated as scriptural study, the actual reading of and reflecting upon the sacred books, as in the Vedas, Upanishads, Yoga Sutras, the Bible and other holy texts. This is preliminary Svadhyaya. When done with concentration and faith, this form of Svadhyaya helps the student to maintain a psychic connection with the Masters who have authored these holy texts as well as the living link of the Gurus. These writings continually show the yogi the goal of yoga, and the practical steps that will lead them from the borrowed world of mortals and into the exalted spiritual state...
posted: 6/11/12
A great sage has withdrawn from this physical realm to go back to the Infinite Source, but his spiritual presence will now be everywhere and will continue to help, guide and inspire all. On May 6, 2011 on Manikoot mountain, deep within the Himalyas, beloved Master and the parapara Guru of our school and lineage, Sri Swami Kailashananda Maharaji entered Maha Samadhi. A true, illumined Master, Swami Kailashananda has inspired, guided and enlightened countless spiritual seekers for over 60 years. He was an embodiment of renunciation and deepest devotion to God. His spiritual personality and...
posted: 6/11/12
Beloved Family, Om Namah Shivaya! Salutations to the Supreme Being who is the indweller in all hearts. It is with great joy I send this note to you. The Lord has blessed us again and again. The history of this school is rooted in the Holy teaching of my Beloved Guru, Sri Dharma Mittra. It was about a decade ago that I decided to make solid plans to begin a teacher training program to disseminate the ideals and teachings of classical Yoga as taught to me by my Beloved Master. At that time my intention was and remains not only to disseminate the authentic teachings of my Beloved Guru, but...
posted: 6/11/12
The foundation of yoga is Yama and Niyama. These are the moral and ethical guidelines of yoga; the first and second stages. The ethical and disciplinary precepts that serve as the Sadhaka's guidelines for right conduct in life. Applying these principles helps to purify the Sadhaka's actions and thoughts by removing Rajas and Tamas, so Sattva may prevail. The Yamas and Niyamas Click on any Yama or Niyama to read more. Yama Ahimsa (non-violence)Satya (truthfulness)Asteya (non-stealing)Aparigraha (non-hoarding)Brahmacharya (continence/celibacy) Niyama Saucha (cleanliness/...
posted: 6/11/12
Of all the virtues involved in the science of yoga, there is none higher than ahimsa. Ahimsa is the golden thread that runs through all Yoga practice and is the foundation on which all Yogis build the Divine life. Practice of Ahimsa develops pure, unconditional and universal love. The one message of all saints and sages is the message of love. Ahimsa is the highest of all traits found in the mind, speech and actions of all perfected souls. There is only one religion—the religion of love, of peace. There is only one message—the message of unconditional and universal love. Ahimsa is the...
posted: 6/11/12
All branches of yoga are in essence very similar. They are each suited for various temperaments. Their goal is the same, Self-realization. The inner silence of God communion is the goal of all the various paths. When identity with God is achieved, all distinctions cease. The Forms of Yoga Hatha Yoga—Self-Realization through Physical Health and StrengthRaja Yoga—Self-Realization through the Royal PathJnana Yoga—Self-Realization through WisdomKriya Yoga—Self-Realization through Purification, Pranayama and ConcentrationMantra (Japa) Yoga—Yoga of Sacred UtteranceYantra Yoga—Yoga of...
posted: 6/11/12
Ishvara Pranidhana is the essence of Yoga and the goal of spiritual aspirants. There is no higher practice. Devotion to God is renunciation of all actions and ego to the Lord. Lose all sense of “I”-ness, “me,” “the do-er”—all separateness. Renunciation and surrender of the ego is Ishvara Pranidhana. Realize we are doing nothing. God alone does all things and is the sole reality sustaining all creation. Everything else in this transitory world is fleeting—momentary happiness. Material pleasures can never satisfy. Those who are attached to worldly happiness and experiences are like children...

Receive a Heartfelt, Inspired Newsletter with Special Features, Seasonal Updates, and Coupon Codes for Use with Our Yoga Downloads.