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Practical Ayurveda

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre

Are you looking for renewed energy, relief from stress, improved sleep, and much more? Start your Ayurveda wellness journey here.

Practiced in India for millennia, Ayurveda means life-knowledge--it reveals the path to ultimate well-being by identifying your individual characteristics and patterns of health, and showing you how to bring balance to your life.

Learn your Ayurvedic body type (dosha) through a simple self-assessment questionnaire, and how to apply Ayurveda to elements of any lifestyle. Adjust your diet to suit your body type using recipes and ingredient lists, stretch and energize your body through yoga, and focus and relax your mind with meditation and positive thinking exercises. You can also look up home therapies and remedies for a variety of common ailments.

Whether you discovered this ancient lifestyle practice yourself, through your yoga practice, or as an alternative therapy, use Practical Ayurveda to learn how to apply its wisdom to the modern world.

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The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga

Swami Vishnudevananda

The ‘Bible of yogis’: Complete practice sessions for beginners and advanced students; detailed explanation of the exercises and their variations.
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Yoga: Your Home Practice Companion

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre

With anatomical illustrations, asana practice programmes for beginner, intermediate and advanced students, information on pranayama, relaxation and meditation, diet plan with over 40 vegetarian recipes.

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Swamiji Said 

A collection of teachings by Swami Vishnudevananda in his own words

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Meditation and Mantras

Swami Vishnudevananda

This book contains the key to the most priceless treasure man can own – intuitive wisdom. It is that which reflects pure inner light, gives purpose to life and imparts a method for extricating man from his present less-than-perfect way of life. It is the most complete source on mantras, meditation and other techniques of self-inquiry readily available. It is a psychological study, a guide for practice and a source of great learning.

Meditation and Mantras contains all the techniques for understanding and controlling the mind. Raja, Hatha, Karma, Kundalini, Jnana and Mantra Yoga are all discussed in detail. The Raja Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the greatest psychologist of all time, are given in their entirety with commentary. Order online >>

The Sivananda Book of Meditation (also titled The Sivananda Companion to Meditation)

Sivananda Yoga Centres

An integral part of all forms of yoga, meditation is an important key to achieving peace of mind in our increasingly chaotic lives, with regular practice enhancing mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. The Sivananda Book of Meditation outlines a simple step-by-step guide to the practice of meditation and shows you how to make it a part of your everyday routine. You will learn about the beneficial effects of meditation, including how this powerful art will help you to

  • Reduce stress and experience greater clarity of mind
  • Treat health problems, ranging from depression and anxiety to insomnia and chronic pain
  • Develop your powers of concentration and positive thinking
  • Lead a more balanced life in tune with the fivefold path as taught by the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre

The Sivananda Book of Meditation is geared to beginners as well as those already experienced in the art of meditation. Regardless of your level, this book will help you to attain a state of profound clarity and serenity that will change your life. Order online >>

Sivananda Upanishad

Hand-written letters from Swami Sivananda and historical photos of the master. Compiled by Swami Vishnudevananda in 1955 in Rishikesh. This book provides daily inspiration for the next step along the spiritual path.
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Vishnudevananda Upadesha

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres

Teachings of Swami Vishnudevananda
This extracts are taken from talks by Swami Vishnudevananda. Swamiji gave many hundreds of talks to students throughout the world. He was an inspiring teacher who used humour, anecdote and stories to make some of the more complex aspects of yoga accessible to the general public. Order online >>

The Inner Path

Swami Durgananda

A mosaic of practical yogic inspirations for a healthy, ethical and peaceful life. 

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Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Text and commentary by Swami Durgananda, Yoga Acharya

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is a complete manual for the exploration and control of one’s own thoughts. It a classical scriptures of Yoga and is a holistic guideline for the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of meditation. Swami Durgananda’s practical and dynamic commentary of the Raja Yoga Sutras is taken from her lectures during the Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Course in March 2001. 

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The Yoga Cookbook

Sivananda Yoga Centre

The first authentic cookbook for the millions who use yoga's fivefold path to peace: exercise, relaxation, breathing, diet and meditation. Full of recipes as well as advice on fasting, The Yoga Cookbook is for all who care about healthy eating.

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Kirtan – Sivananda Book of Chants

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre       

Kirtan is the singing of God’s name with faith, love and devotion. In Sankirtan people join together and sing God’s name in unison in a common place, to the accompaniment of musical instruments such as the harmonium, cymbals, and tablas.Kirtans have their origin in the hymns of the Sama Veda, the third Veda in the Hindu scriptures. Unlike the Sanskrit verses, kirtans are easy to remember and many people find them appealing because of their easy flow. The subject of kirtans has included episodes from the lives of the many incarnations of God, teachings of saints and descriptions of God´s glories. The great masters of Yoga Swami Sivananda and his disciple Swami Vishudevananda, founder of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres, considered kirtan singing an important and powerful spiritual practice to sublimate the emotions and cultivate higher love.

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