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What Is the Deeper Practice of Hatha Yoga?

Swami Kriyananda explains the deeper essence of the Hatha Yoga practices in this archival footage from 1978. ABOUT SWAMI KRIYANANDA In 1948 at the age of twenty-two, Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters) became a disciple of the Indian yoga master, Paramhansa Yogananda. Yogananda is best known for his spiritual classic, “Autobiography of a Yogi”. In his book he recalls his … Read More

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Spiritual Yoga: An Author Interview Nayaswami Gyandev

Nayaswami Gyandev (Gyandev Rich McCord, Phd) is the worldwide Director of Ananda Yoga and the Ananda Yoga Teacher Training programs at The Expanding Light Yoga & Meditation Retreat. He has a Ph.D. from Stanford University in Applied Mathematics and has taught internationally on the subjects of yoga, meditation and yoga philosophy for over 16 years. He also served as General … Read More

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Mayurasana — Peacock Pose

Ananda Yoga brings yoga back to its original spiritual essence. Above all, it seeks to raise your level of consciousness by reinforcing the natural effects the yoga. Ananda Yoga includes: *Asana (yoga postures) *Pranayama (breathing and energy-control techniques) *Yogic meditation techniques *Applied yoga philosophy What Is the Practice Like? Yoga posture practice in Ananda Yoga® is gentle for beginning students, becoming more … Read More

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Virabhadrasana I — Warrior Pose 1

Ananda Yoga brings yoga back to its original spiritual essence. Above all, it seeks to raise your level of consciousness by reinforcing the natural effects the yoga. Ananda Yoga includes: *Asana (yoga postures) *Pranayama (breathing and energy-control techniques) *Yogic meditation techniques *Applied yoga philosophy What Is the Practice Like? Yoga posture practice in Ananda Yoga® is gentle for beginning students, … Read More

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Upavistha Konasana — Seated Angle Pose

Ananda Yoga brings yoga back to its original spiritual essence. Above all, it seeks to raise your level of consciousness by reinforcing the natural effects the yoga. Ananda Yoga includes: *Asana (yoga postures) *Pranayama (breathing and energy-control techniques) *Yogic meditation techniques *Applied yoga philosophy What Is the Practice Like? Yoga posture practice in Ananda Yoga® is gentle for beginning students, … Read More

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Tola Trikonasana — Balancing Triangle

Ananda Yoga brings yoga back to its original spiritual essence. Above all, it seeks to raise your level of consciousness by reinforcing the natural effects the yoga. Ananda Yoga includes: *Asana (yoga postures) *Pranayama (breathing and energy-control techniques) *Yogic meditation techniques *Applied yoga philosophy What Is the Practice Like? Yoga posture practice in Ananda Yoga® is gentle for beginning students, … Read More

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Supta Vajrasana — Supine Firm Pose

Ananda Yoga brings yoga back to its original spiritual essence. Above all, it seeks to raise your level of consciousness by reinforcing the natural effects the yoga. Ananda Yoga includes: *Asana (yoga postures) *Pranayama (breathing and energy-control techniques) *Yogic meditation techniques *Applied yoga philosophy What Is the Practice Like? Yoga posture practice in Ananda Yoga® is gentle for beginning students, … Read More

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Simhasana — Lion Pose

Ananda Yoga brings yoga back to its original spiritual essence. Above all, it seeks to raise your level of consciousness by reinforcing the natural effects the yoga. Ananda Yoga includes: *Asana (yoga postures) *Pranayama (breathing and energy-control techniques) *Yogic meditation techniques *Applied yoga philosophy What Is the Practice Like? Yoga posture practice in Ananda Yoga® is gentle for beginning students, … Read More

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Siddhasana — Perfect Pose

Ananda Yoga brings yoga back to its original spiritual essence. Above all, it seeks to raise your level of consciousness by reinforcing the natural effects the yoga. Ananda Yoga includes: *Asana (yoga postures) *Pranayama (breathing and energy-control techniques) *Yogic meditation techniques *Applied yoga philosophy What Is the Practice Like? Yoga posture practice in Ananda Yoga® is gentle for beginning students, … Read More

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Rajakapotasana — Royal Pigeon Pose

Ananda Yoga brings yoga back to its original spiritual essence. Above all, it seeks to raise your level of consciousness by reinforcing the natural effects the yoga. Ananda Yoga includes: *Asana (yoga postures) *Pranayama (breathing and energy-control techniques) *Yogic meditation techniques *Applied yoga philosophy What Is the Practice Like? Yoga posture practice in Ananda Yoga® is gentle for beginning students, … Read More