• SATYANANDA YOGA COURSE WITH Sn ATMATATTWANANDA

     

    SATYANANDA YOGA COURSE WITH Sn ATMATATTWANANDA

     

    SATYANANDA YOGA COURSE

    with SANNYASI ATMATATTWANANDA SARASWATI

    THE EXPERIENCE OF AWARENESS

        pictures are HERE  

    Early morning Saturday 18 september, in the Yunus Emre farm, 8 students could attend the first Satyananda Yoga class lead by Sannyasi Atmatattwa in the “Saraswati tent”.

     

    “What a soft yoga...”...” How deep .. how far we travelled inside ! “

     they will say amazed by Atmatattwa ‘s powerful yet very soft and gently guidance.

     

    Asanas, pranayama, and of course meditations are usually practiced eyes closed in the Satyananda Yoga tradition. WHy ? so that the Awareness might be totally directed inside only.

    No need to watch the other people and find one’s mind distracted by thoughts like: “ oh he is doing much better than I .. but I shall catch up ! “ .. whatever

    No need to watch the teacher: she gives verbal precise instructions so that one places hands arms legs feet body exactely at the right place in the correct posture according to one’s body and possibilities.

     

    Soft guidance, yet firmly established and centered to hold the mind in the practice.

    In the Satyananda Yoga we become the witness of the mind, witness of the thoughts, witness of the body, and it rapidely moves on developping this clear AWARENESS which is the number one requirement to lead the path of Yoga.

     

    AWARENESS brings to anything in Life its FULL DIMENSION.

     “NO AWARENESS : NO PARTY “

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    Like this the course went on...

    Breafast in the peaceful environement of the farm, surrounded by the forest, accompanied by the bird’s songs in this early sunny day ..

     

    Then the participants could attend to the short permaculture introduction class where Yogapushpa would give the bases of Permaculture :

    Ethics and Principles, pointing out the relationship with the bases of Yoga:

    Ethics : Yama and Niyama

    and most of all how Yoga once again may give to Permaculture its FULL DIMENSION by awakening the INNER AWARENESS, allowing one to reach one’s inner Nature thus becoming able to really live in harmony with NATURE and experience TOTAL ECOLOGY, YOGIC ECOLOGY.

     Again... 

    “NO AWARENESS : NO PARTY “

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    Like this with tea breaks and nice exchangings between eachother the day continues ...

    We reach the “KARMA YOGA “ time .. Karma Yoga .. Yoga of Action.. Yoga of Selfless service.. where one just has to do what is required, what is asked, following the instructions, be it preparing food, or gardening or cutting wood...

    One should try to have NO EXPECTATION in reward.

    With always the same motto :
    “ Keep your Awareness AWAKE and ALERT”

    “ Be aware of your actions, body, mind, thoughts”

    So Karma Yoga not only opens one’s heart thanks to the offering of one’s actions to the community but also allows to understand the functionning of the mind,

     

    Karma Yoga is a very powerful tool, it is Meditation in Action.

    And of course .... here again... 

    “NO AWARENESS : NO PARTY “

     

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    Lunch is ready, the kitchen karma yogis ring the bell, helped by Melek the young cat :o)) and all of us will receive “PRASAD” served by Sannyasi Atmatattwa who will be always ready to give, serve and love everyone during this course with her great Heart... 

    Mantra chanting will connect us to Mother Nature, thus we become AWARE that this food is PRASAD, sacred present received from Nature. Then we can eat with respect and gratitude towards Mother Nature. Full Ecology.

     

    “NO AWARENESS : NO PARTY “ 

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    Children also are very happy: their mother is attending the course and father is here to look after them! What a great harmony in this family !

    The lovely kids Lucie and Samuel will bring us their joy and innocence and light all along the week end!

      

    After lunch, free time to rest, talk, walk...

    Then comes time for Yoga Nidra.

    Yoga Nidra, this so powerful tantric meditation.

    Not just a deep relaxation, Yoga Nidra, a specific Satyananda Yoga practice allows not only the body to relax but most of all the mind, the deeper mind to relax and strong blocages to unlock. Then the energy can flow freely and healing process of our entire being may take place.

     

    As if they would come back from a journey to Mars all the yogis will have now tea and fruit together, exchanging impressions and feelings about this incredible practice, questionning, discussing with Atmatattwa always available for all, always ready to share her knowledge, experience and LIGHT with all.

     

    Evening comes and like every Saturday evening we shall gather around the Sacred Fire or Havan to chant together the Maha Mrityun Jaya Mantra.

    By chanting this mantra, powerful vibrations are generated which ward off all the negativities and create a protective shield. The mantra is so powerful that it can heal from diseases even declared incurable by doctors. The Maha Mrityun Jaya Mantra may be sent to any people who need help, to our friends and relatives, people we love or we dont love, to the Whole Universe. 

    So this practice is a very powerful means to HELP OTHERS.

     

    Simultaneously, by lighting the Sacred Fire, HAVAN, and OFFERING “oblation” in the form of rice and specific herbs, we create a COMMUNICATION with Mother Nature. We are in the core of the TOTAL ECOLOGY, YOGIC ECOLOGY.

     

    The Sacred Fire is the Messenger between the Humans and the Divine.

    The Sacred Fire is the Messenger between the Earth and the Heaven.

    The Sacred Fire has the POWER OF TRANSFORMATION.

    To him we give what we wish to see transformed in us, opening the path of Evolution.

     

    and always .... FULLY AWARE of the process ....

     

    “NO AWARENESS : NO PARTY “

     

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    After this tremendous practice, each of us will receive “PRASAD”, sacred food that has been offered to Mother Nature blessed by the mantra and now offered to us. 

    And each of us will regain his/ her tent in “MOUNA”, Silence.


    MOUNA ... last yogic practice of this incredible day...

    Mouna which gives us this rare opportunity of LIVING in SILENCE, thus being able to witness inside... and FEEL again this precisous AWARENESS...

     

    “NO AWARENESS : NO PARTY “

     

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    Second day !

    6.45 am in Sarawati, Yoga again with Sannyasi Atmatattwananda our dedicated teacher.

    Then breakfast and then ... surprise...

     

    Let us go quietly in the Moon Garden, we shall only repeat mentally or gently whisper these words:

    “ OM DUM DURGAYAI NAMAHA”

     

    Like this we go.. with AWARENESS and the mantra in our minds...

    And we gather around a big sheet placed on the ground in the Moon Garden in Yunus Emre farm.

    On this sheet a large geometrical form is drawn. 

    What are we going to do now ? Questions arise, interrogations...

    Yogapushpa explains :

    We are going to “invite” DURGA to come here! What , Who is Durga?

    Durga in the Hindu tradition, is the Godess of Universal Love, she is the symbol of Super Consciousness. So we shall invoque her power, her qualities by creating her YANTRA which will be combined with her MANTRA.

    A Yantra is a geometrical form generating specific vibrations.

    A Mantra is a sound generating specific vibrations.

    To one Yantra correspond one Mantra, and both will generate the SAME vibrations.

    In our case the DURGA’s vibrations.

    And

    BECAUSE WE ARE ALL BEINGS OF VIBRATIONS, both creating the Yantra and chanting the Mantra will generate very powerful vibrations which will TUNE our body-mind-spirit into the vibrations of DURGA, allowing a REAL CONNECTION of our entire being with the power the qualities of DURGA.

     

    So, enough talk,

    Better to practice.

    The Sun is hard but everyone will do its best, filling up the Durga Yantra with colored sand, chanting or whispering the soft “Om Dum Durgayai Namaha”, having little rest under the shade of the Olive tree, little fruit, fresh water... always “Om Dum Durgayai Namaha”... back to the Yantra... “Om Dum Durgayai Namaha”...


    Always being AWARE of each and every action, each and every thought, each and every sensation....

    “NO AWARENESS : NO PARTY “

     

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    Like this the Yantra builds up, Energy can be felt, Mantra’s vibrations can be felt, Yantra’s vibrations can be felt... All of us are united in the same vibration of Durga...

    And even if we dont really understand what happens here, there is definitely something very strong taking our awareness up to higher levels ...

    Let us just let it be...

     

    Now the Yantra is fully colored.

    We are all around in silence for a while, just feeling, just being HERE and NOW, present at this unique moment.

    And AWARE. 

    “NO AWARENESS : NO PARTY “

     

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    And now back to Karma yoga... after such deep practices, it is important to BALANCE activities and to go to more earthly and practical activities such as gardening, cooking and so on. This is very important in the Satyananda Yoga practices: only by BALANCED practices can our personnality evolve in a BALANCED manner.

    Always with AWARENESS.

     

    Lunch will be very joyful. Lucie will serve us the “Sutlatsh”, typical Turkish sweet, and everyone will feel happiness and satisfaction being here with Atmatattwa and sharing this day again with her.

     

    Another travel with the deep Yoga Nidra and it will be time to “liberate” Durga.

    Atmatattwa explains:

    “We have created the Durga Yantra and like this we allowed the Durga’s energy to come to us, we allowed the infinite Divine Love of Durga to come to us,

    With the Yantra we have been in the process of CREATION.

      

    By chanting the mantra we were in the PRESERVATION principle. Thanks to the Mantra we nourrished the energy of the Yantra and allowed Durga’s energy to be maintained.

     

    Now it is time to Liberate Durga’s energy. We are in the phase of DISSOLUTION.

     

    Like in all areas of Creation, we find the three phases:

    - CREATION (birth)

    - PRESERVATION- PROTECTION (life)

    - DISSOLUTION- DESTRUCTION (death)

    So all together we shall hold the sheet with the Yantra and let the sand fly in the air, let the image be dissolved by the wind !

    Be cautious though not to receive too much sand in your face ! Close eyes and mouth !! “

     

    Like this we did.

    Except that Yogapushpa forgot to close her mouth and eyes and ... she said with her mouth full of sand ....

    “ oohhh ... I think I ate a little bit of Durga !!! “ :o)

     

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    DURGA went away...

    And the experience remains.
    These unique moments with Durga’s energy will remain in us whatever we shall do in the future, for our very best.

     

    After such a wonderful time all together with Atmatattwa everyone seems like under a shock - the shock of having become AWARE ... the shock of the AWAKENING to the real deep true and FULL DIMENSION OF LIFE ...

    " NO AWARENESS NO PARTY "

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    Thank you Deeply Deeply Dear Atmatattwaji for having giving us such a present.


    With HUGE gratitude to

    YOGA

     

    THE  SARASWATI TRADITION WITH OUR GURU's

      

     

    ADI SHANKARACHARYA

     

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    SRI SWAMI SIVANANDAji 

     

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    PARAMAHAMSA SATYANANDAji

      

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    PARAMAHAMSA NIRANJANANANDAji

      

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    SWAMI SATYASANGANANDAji

     

     

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    “NO AWARENESS : NO PARTY “

     

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    “BE AWARE"

    "Know that you have the strength, the ability, the courage and the will to transform yourself”

    Swami Niranjanananda

     

    HARI OM TAT SAT

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