Thoughts of Swami Vishnudevananda: Hatha Yoga and Pranayama

"The health is the wealth, the peace mental is the happiness, the Yoga shows the way". The Mission of Swami Vishnudevananda was to spread the name of his teacher, Swami Sivananda Yoga. It is a collaboration of the Centre de Yoga Sivananda de Madrid.


Swami Vishnudevananda He founded the international centers of Sivananda Yoga in 1957 and established the 'True World Order' institution, which promotes universal peace. Overcome internal and external constraints was the message of their numerous peace missions.

Hatha Yoga and Pranayama

It is extremely important for beginners to start with pranayama before attempting to meditate.

Otherwise the mind dreams, dreams awake, while sleeping.

The teachers of yoga started from the very beginning.

The Hatha yogis stop the world to direct the prana into the Sushumna, the nadi or central meridian.

The mind cannot function without prana.

That's the difference between Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga.

Raya Yoga faces the problem directly with the mind.

Hatha Yoga faces problem through the control of prana which moves the mind.

Thought waves are the product of the movement of prana and karmic tendencies.

While there are waves there will be alterations.

Prana flows, such as electrons, through the nervous system by the nadis; When there is resistance prana can not be moved.

To practice alternate breathing, Anuloma Viloma, removed all the impurities of the nadis and prana flows into the Sushumna.

When prana flows through ida and pingala, we have the experience of being in the world.

When prana flows through the Sushumna, the mind becomes more stable.

In Hatha Yoga, this State in which prana flows into the Sushumna and all the chakras are open, called "unmani avastha" or Samadhi.

Book Upadesa. Teachings of Swami Vishnudevananda.

Available in the Centre International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta in Madrid.

Information provided by the Centre international de Yoga Sivananda Vedanta of Madrid. T 913615150

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By • 10 Nov, 2014 • Sección: Great masters