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YOGA ROUTINE for meditation ~ Ananda Yoga to prepare body for meditation
YOGA ROUTINE for meditation ~ Ananda Yoga to prepare body for meditation
Published: 2017/03/02
Channel: Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation
Energization, Yoga & Pranayama ~ Full Ananda Yoga Sadhana
Energization, Yoga & Pranayama ~ Full Ananda Yoga Sadhana
Published: 2017/05/23
Channel: Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation
Intro to Ananda Yoga®
Intro to Ananda Yoga®
Published: 2017/03/02
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Ananda Yoga® for ENERGY
Ananda Yoga® for ENERGY
Published: 2017/03/02
Channel: Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation
Ananda Yoga con Verónica Gamio
Ananda Yoga con Verónica Gamio
Published: 2017/05/15
Channel: Inti TV
Ananda Yoga con Jayadev   Jiva Yoga Workshop   Ott 2015
Ananda Yoga con Jayadev Jiva Yoga Workshop Ott 2015
Published: 2015/10/21
Channel: Bettina Pfaff
yOga To ReDuCe BELLY FAT
yOga To ReDuCe BELLY FAT
Published: 2010/12/17
Channel: anandayoga
yOgA fAciaL eXerCisEs to fEEl yOunGeR
yOgA fAciaL eXerCisEs to fEEl yOunGeR
Published: 2011/01/25
Channel: anandayoga
Yoga for Beginners: Strengthen your Back and Neck Muscles
Yoga for Beginners: Strengthen your Back and Neck Muscles
Published: 2012/08/28
Channel: anandayoga
Yoga For Better Sleep and Relaxation
Yoga For Better Sleep and Relaxation
Published: 2011/10/30
Channel: anandayoga
Heart Opening Yoga Routine ~ with Affirmations
Heart Opening Yoga Routine ~ with Affirmations
Published: 2017/05/23
Channel: Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation
Beginners Yoga For Deep Relaxation, Sleep, Insomnia, Anxiety & Stress Relief
Beginners Yoga For Deep Relaxation, Sleep, Insomnia, Anxiety & Stress Relief
Published: 2014/09/29
Channel: anandayoga
AKHANDA YOGA INTERMEDIATE SERIES (full 1hr 20min class from anand prakash yoga ashram)
AKHANDA YOGA INTERMEDIATE SERIES (full 1hr 20min class from anand prakash yoga ashram)
Published: 2014/11/13
Channel: Akhanda Yoga
Yoga For Thyroid Part 1
Yoga For Thyroid Part 1
Published: 2011/08/02
Channel: anandayoga
ANANDA YOGA CENTER  Alimentación para la vida.wmv
ANANDA YOGA CENTER Alimentación para la vida.wmv
Published: 2012/06/12
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Ananda Yoga
Ananda Yoga
Published: 2010/11/03
Channel: NonSoloAnima.TV
How To Reduce High Blood Pressure With Yoga Exercise Part 1
How To Reduce High Blood Pressure With Yoga Exercise Part 1
Published: 2011/02/21
Channel: anandayoga
Penultimo ritiro Ananda Yoga con Jayadev e Sevadevi
Penultimo ritiro Ananda Yoga con Jayadev e Sevadevi
Published: 2012/01/02
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Gentle Chair Yoga ~ Ananda Yoga®
Gentle Chair Yoga ~ Ananda Yoga®
Published: 2017/10/20
Channel: Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation
Yoga Pranayama Exercises
Yoga Pranayama Exercises
Published: 2011/08/04
Channel: anandayoga
Yoga To Cure Cervical Spondylosis
Yoga To Cure Cervical Spondylosis
Published: 2011/12/10
Channel: anandayoga
Ananda Yoga, Hanne Herlin
Ananda Yoga, Hanne Herlin
Published: 2017/01/30
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Ananda Yoga Retreat
Ananda Yoga Retreat
Published: 2014/10/03
Channel: Ananda Kriya-Yoga Ashram
Crystal Dawn Ananda Yoga, 1 hour personal practice
Crystal Dawn Ananda Yoga, 1 hour personal practice
Published: 2015/11/11
Channel: Crystal Rios
Ananda - Yoga Baharı
Ananda - Yoga Baharı
Published: 2017/09/06
Channel: Yoga Academy TV
Flow Sequence in Ananda yoga Tbilisi
Flow Sequence in Ananda yoga Tbilisi
Published: 2015/11/18
Channel: Anastasia Mi
Yoga For Beginners - How To Reduce High Blood Pressure
Yoga For Beginners - How To Reduce High Blood Pressure
Published: 2014/09/04
Channel: anandayoga
3 Restorative Ananda Yoga® Poses - Experience DEEP Relaxation
3 Restorative Ananda Yoga® Poses - Experience DEEP Relaxation
Published: 2017/03/02
Channel: Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation
Ananda Yoga Center Kathmandu
Ananda Yoga Center Kathmandu
Published: 2013/03/23
Channel: Satima Geri Clips
Ananda Yoga Teacher Training
Ananda Yoga Teacher Training
Published: 2017/01/23
Channel: Ananda Yoga & Detox Center
Shanti  - Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training Testimonial
Shanti - Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training Testimonial
Published: 2017/12/03
Channel: Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation
Ananda Yoga, viernes 30 de mayo
Ananda Yoga, viernes 30 de mayo
Published: 2014/05/30
Channel: Inti TV
Ananda Yoga & Detox Center - Yoga Retreats in Thailand
Ananda Yoga & Detox Center - Yoga Retreats in Thailand
Published: 2016/05/28
Channel: Ananda Yoga & Detox Center
Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training at The Expanding Light Retreat
Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training at The Expanding Light Retreat
Published: 2013/12/04
Channel: The Expanding Light Retreat
Yoga For Your Neck
Yoga For Your Neck
Published: 2012/07/06
Channel: anandayoga
Vaiyasaki Das | 1 juli 2011 te Ananda Yoga Centrum
Vaiyasaki Das | 1 juli 2011 te Ananda Yoga Centrum
Published: 2011/10/18
Channel: Ananda Yoga Centrum
Ananda Yoga  BENVENUTO!
Ananda Yoga BENVENUTO!
Published: 2013/12/05
Channel: LiftHeart
Sapta Yoga in Ananda Yoga Zentrum, Haßloch
Sapta Yoga in Ananda Yoga Zentrum, Haßloch
Published: 2017/06/18
Channel: Ananda Yoga Zentrum
Ananda Yoga for Busy People with Lisa Powers and Gyandev McCord
Ananda Yoga for Busy People with Lisa Powers and Gyandev McCord
Published: 2011/05/23
Channel: Ananda Sangha Worldwide
Aurandeep - Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training Testimonial
Aurandeep - Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training Testimonial
Published: 2017/12/03
Channel: Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation
Side Angle Pose : AnandaYoga
Side Angle Pose : AnandaYoga
Published: 2013/09/26
Channel: anandayoga
Somatheeram Ayurvedic Resort - Ananda Yoga Retreat January 2015
Somatheeram Ayurvedic Resort - Ananda Yoga Retreat January 2015
Published: 2014/04/07
Channel: ViaggioAnanda
Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Testimonial
Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Testimonial
Published: 2016/11/23
Channel: The Expanding Light Retreat
Daily Meditation to FEEL Inner Peace - Guided
Daily Meditation to FEEL Inner Peace - Guided
Published: 2017/03/02
Channel: Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation
Keshava - Ananda Yoga Teacher Training
Keshava - Ananda Yoga Teacher Training
Published: 2017/09/04
Channel: The Expanding Light Retreat
Yoga Exercise To Cure BACKACHE
Yoga Exercise To Cure BACKACHE
Published: 2010/12/23
Channel: anandayoga
Zoe - Ananda Yoga Teacher Training
Zoe - Ananda Yoga Teacher Training
Published: 2017/09/04
Channel: The Expanding Light Retreat
Yoga inclusivo. Clase impartida por do ananda yoga.
Yoga inclusivo. Clase impartida por do ananda yoga.
Published: 2014/05/31
Channel: do ananda yoga
Ananda Yoga to Awaken the Chakras - Interview with Savitri Simpson
Ananda Yoga to Awaken the Chakras - Interview with Savitri Simpson
Published: 2011/05/26
Channel: Ananda Sangha Worldwide
Yoga for Beginners Pranayama
Yoga for Beginners Pranayama
Published: 2011/06/10
Channel: anandayoga
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Ananda Yoga
Founder Kriyananda
Practice emphases
Energy awareness, affirmations, higher consciousness
Related schools
Kriya Yoga

Ananda Yoga, or Ananda Yoga for Higher Awareness[1] is a system of Hatha Yoga established by Kriyananda, a disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, and is based on Yogananda's Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) and Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (YSS) teachings. Ananda Yoga emphasizes inner awareness; energy control; and the experience of each asana as a natural expression of a higher state of consciousness, which is enhanced by the use of affirmations.

History[edit]

Ananda Yoga was established by Kriyananda taking from one of the oldest Hatha Yoga systems in the West. Its roots are the 1940s/1950s, when Kriyananda was with Self-Realization Fellowship, he was taught these postures by Yogananda. Yogananda, founder of SRF and YSS,[2] asked Kriyananda (then Donald Walters) and other young monks, to demonstrate the postures for visiting guests, as well as for public events, such as the SRF "Lake Shrine Dedication." Kriyananda and other monks also posed for photos, for articles on the yoga postures in Yogananda's "Self-Realization Magazine."[3] From 1965 Kriyananda through his own organization started to teach Ananda Yoga publicly in California. The director of Ananda Yoga, Gyandev Rich McCord, is a co-founder of Yoga Alliance and a member of its Board of Directors.[4]

Principles[edit]

Ananda Yoga uses asana and pranayama to awaken, experience, and control the subtle energies (prana) within oneself, especially the energies of the chakras. Its object is to use those energies to harmonize the body, uplift the mind, and above all to attune oneself with higher levels of awareness. One unique feature of this system is the use of silent affirmations while in the asanas, as a means of working more consciously with the subtle energies to achieve this attunement. Ananda Yoga is a relatively inward experience, not an athletic practice. A main goal is to prepare for deep meditation, as Hatha Yoga is considered the physical branch of Raja Yoga.[5] Ananda Yoga also includes Paramahansa Yogananda's SRF Energization Exercises, which direct cosmic life force (prana) through the medulla oblongata to all parts of the body.

Energization exercises[edit]

The "Energization Exercises", a vital part of Ananda Yoga, are Yogananda's contribution to the science of yoga. He first developed them in 1916, within his organization then called "Yogoda," which he changed to Self-Realization Fellowship / Yogoda Satsanga Society of India in the 1930s.[6] He eventually expanded them into a set of 39 exercises. The goal is to tap into cosmic energy, recharging the whole body. Yogananda explains in his Autobiography of a Yogi: "Realizing that man’s body is like an electric battery, I reasoned that it could be recharged with energy through the direct agency of the human will…. I therefore taught the Ranchi students my simple “Yogoda” techniques by which the life force, centered in man’s medulla oblongata, can be consciously and instantly recharged from the unlimited supply of cosmic energy."[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ananda Yoga for Higher Awareness By Swami Kriyananda, J Donald Walters Published by Crystal Clarity Publishers, 1997 ISBN 1-56589-078-7, ISBN 978-1-56589-078-7 159 pages
  2. ^ Melton, J. Gordon, Martin Baumann (2010). Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices. ABC-CLIO. ISBN 9781598842043. 
  3. ^ Described in "The New Path" by Swami Kriyananda, Crystal Clarity Publishers
  4. ^ To hear Gyandev's keynote address, “Future Directions for Yoga in the West”, at the 2011 Yoga Alliance Leadership Conference: http://vimeo.com/31819734
  5. ^ Hatha Yoga was classically a staircase to Raja Yoga: see the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Gherand Samhita, their very first sentences.
  6. ^ Kress, Michael (2001). Publishers Weekly: Meditation is the message. New York: Cahners Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier, Inc. 
  7. ^ Yogananda, Paramahansa (1997). Autobiography of a Yogi. Los Angeles, CA: Self-Realization Fellowship. ISBN 0-87612-086-9. 

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