Newsletter December 2013
Prana Vidya course at Rikhiapeeth lead by Swami Karma Karuna
I consider myself privileged to have learned this ancient healing practice drawn from the Vedas and distilled by Swami Satyananda and Swami Niranjanananda using a Tantric approach. There were around 50 of us from 13 countries who enthusiastically put our minds to the task of learning complex visualization techniques to expand consciousness and awaken prana. Swami Karma Karuna was an excellent teacher who went to great lengths to answer our questions and make sure we understood the practices.
It wasn’t all serious though as we awakened our hearts with kirtan and invigorated ourselves with laughing yoga. Some may have wondered what we were learning with all the hilarity. The prana nidra was a favourite and a repeat was requested at the end of the course.
I came away knowing that all the introductory practices need to be perfected before I can get the full benefits of Prana Vidya. Swami Niranjan says to observe the 3 s’ - slow, steady and systematic: so typical to want to race ahead. The conclusion of the course was very moving as we received Prasad (gracious gift) to the accompaniment of kirtan. I will always remember the tears of joy, the smiles and the respect paid to a wonderful teacher. Namo Narayan Swami Karma Karuna.
Aum and Prem
If you are interested in joining Anahata's annual India retreats, the dates for 2014 are as follows:
Chakra Sadhana 6th - 16th October
Prana Vidya 19th - 25th October
The festivals are:
Sat Chandi 22nd - 26th November and
Yoga Purnima 2nd - 6th December
Hope to see you there!
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