Sadhana is a conscious activity to access the unlimited potential of your life through relating to and embracing the most mysterious aspects of our deep self - encountering the Knowable Unknown and the Unknowable known.Sadhnasimply defined is the technique of disciplining yourself. It is a practice, particularly when performed during the Amrit Vela, which resets your cycles and patterns to the rhythm of your ultimate aims, your Soul and the heartbeat of the Universe. A Sadhana practice, however, can be done at any time with varying results. A Sadhana can be a few minutes of meditation when you wake in the morning, it can be a yoga class you attend, or it can be any spiritual practice. A Group Sadhana is, unfortunately, a very rare blessing. Many locations simply don't have a enough practitioners to comprise a group. At Yoganandhamwe have a Group Sadhana every day of the week! Everyone is welcome to attend Group Sadhana
Sadhana Intensive is a two-week program
This course is based on individual self-practice divided into two or three sessions per day. The emphasis is on intense and prolonged pranayama. Students work towards eight hours of hatha yoga per day which is balanced by the study of classical scriptures. The course demands a high level of self-discipline and students are guided according to individual needs. Students are expected to remain within the ashram premises throughout the course with no free days, no access to telephone or email and a strict sattvic diet (salt, spice, tea and sugar free). The highly controlled environment is vital for this type of practice. The course requires some preparation from the student. Interested students are advised to prepare by following a regular daily hatha yoga practice and a sattvic lifestyle. Sound physical and mental health is a pre-requisite. Sadhana Intensive affords a unique opportunity to extend the limits of our capabilities, strengthen our stamina and develop self-confidence with long lasting effects
. Explanation and practice of advanced pranayama, bandhas (locks) and mudras (seals).
. Daily practice of Asana(Self & with Teacher).
. Practice of shat Kriyas (cleansing techniques).
. Meditation and chanting.
. Keeping spiritual diary.
. Mouna (at certain times of the day) to conserve the vital energy
. Study of:
Viveka Chudamani by Sankaracharya A standard text on Vedanta philosophy which describes the practical methods towards realizing the Self and the necessary preparations for it. Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Yogi Swatmarama. This classical text on Hatha Yoga explains in detail asanas, pranayama, Mudras, Bandhas and the process of awakening the Kundalini. SrimadBhagavatam by Vyasa Maharishi is one of the most important works on Bhakti Yoga. Listening to these stories fills the mind with universal love and opens the heart, which is the key to experiencing the deepest levels of Hatha Yoga and for the practice of Bhakti yoga.
The Daily Schedule includes:
Practice of kriyas(cleansing techniques).
Morning- Evening Satsang with Meditation and Chanting.
Two or three practice sessions of Asana
Advanced pranayama incorporating Bandhas and Mudras(gestures).
Study of Hatha Yoga Pradipika/ VivekaChudamani / SrimadBhagavatam.
Morning almond milk drink, brunch and dinner.
|Daily Routine for Students
|4.00 - 4.25 am.||Asana, Pranayama||4.25 - 5.00 am.||Trataka, Japa, Meditation||5.00 - 6.30 am.||Study of school lessons||6.30 - 7.00 am||Physical exercises and breakfas||7.00 - 7.15 am||Mantra Writing||7.15 - 7.30 am.||Study of Gita||7.30 - 9.00 am.||Preparation for class lessons||9.00 - 10.00 a.m||Bath, meals||10.00 - 5.00 p.m||School hours||5.00 - 5.45 pm.||Games, walking, Nishkamya Karma||5.45 - 6.45 p.m||Japa and Dhyana||6.45-8.15 pm.||Study of school lessons||8.15 - 8.30 pm.||Meals||8.30-9.00 pm.||Svadhyaya, study of religious books||9.00 - 9.15 pm.||Kirtan, Prayers||9.15 - 9.30 pm .||Self analysis, introspection, spiritual diary||9.30 - 4.00 am.||Sleep|
The deposit submitted with the application is not refundable. However, in case of emergencies and other unavoidable exigencies the Yoganadham at its discretion permits students to go for any other scheduled course/retreat within the period of one year. We therefore recommend that all applicants carefully examine their upcoming obligations so that they may be able to devote their full attention to our yoga programs.
Rules and regulation at Yoganandham.