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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Swami Vishnudevanand

Swami Vishnudevananda

Swami Vishnudevananda (December 31, 1927, Kerala, South India- November 9, 1993, Uttarakhand, which is situated in India) was a believer of Swami Sivananda Sivananda, and originator of the international Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres and Ashrams. Measured by followers and talent on Hatha and raja yoga, he is the novelist of the whole Illustrated Book of Yoga.

A close disciple of Swami Sivananda, Swami Vishnudevananda, a Nair, was born in Kerala, South India on December 31, 1927. Behind a short career in the soldiers, he accidentally establishes attention in the knowledge of Swami Sivananda thought a copy of Sadhana Tattwa (Spiritual Instructions). Its foreword read, “A practice is worth tons of theory. Perform yoga, religious and attitude in each day life and achieve self-realization”. Impressed, he traveled to Rishikesh to meet the writer and the conference, taking place on the stairway of the ashram chief to the Ganga (Ganges River), would change his life. Swami Sivananda was walking up the stairs and according to the custom, people were prostrating. The young army official did not desire to drive his skull to anyone and hid in a doorway out of sight. An instant later, Swami Sivananda appeared suddenly, and prostrate to the superior young man. This lesson in humility was the first given to Swami Vishnudevananda by his guru.

Swami Vishnudevananda entered the Sivananda Ashram in Rishikesh in 1947 at the age of twenty. He took sannyas (become a monk) and was selected the first professor of hatha yoga at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy, and lastly trained scores of Indian and western students. At the equal time he constant his own practice, mastering superior hatha yoga techniques. When asked how he perfects these early practices, some of which had become obscure in current times, Swami Vishnudevananda answered, and “My master touched me and opened my eye of feeling perception. Knowledge returned to me from precedent lives”. For ten years. He lived and worked under the shortest direction of his master.

According to stories, in 1957, Swami Sivananda located 10 rupees in Swami Vishnudevananda’s palm, and urged him to take all he had educated and bring to the people of western culture, with the words “Public are waiting”.

Swami Vishnudevananda travelled during North America, teaching Yoga and observing the western life method. His mobility then and shortly in life would receive him the nickname “The Flying Guru”. He would finally choose to generate numerous, choosing to start this course in Canada, with the initial Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in Montreal. The original yoga camp, in 1961, was at the summer home of some students, who opted to yield resources comforts, to sleep on the floor and take cold showers. 

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