Gateway to Inner Peace

A documentary about the Dhanwantari Ashram in India, following the traditions of Sivananda Yoga Vedanta. The international network of Sivananda Centres throughout the world exist to promote and expand the practice of Yoga and peace.

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Traditional Hatha Yoga Demonstrations

In these videos Ram and Brian demonstrate some advanced techniques, postures and practices from the Hatha Yoga tradition. Please ensure you have mastered the first 7 lessons and the Open Class in the Hatha Yoga series before moving onto to these advanced videos. Please study these videos thoroughly before attempting any of these practices.

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    Posture Workshop

    Hatha Yoga Posture Workshop This workshop covers many advanced techniques and postures. Please ensure you have have completed lessons 1-7 and are competent practicing the excercises within before attempting any of this advanced content. Advanced Headstands, Shoulderstands, Backbends, Forward Bends and Standing Poses are demonstrated and explained in this video. Click here to visit Yoga Online … Watch Video

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    Yoga Kriyas Workshop

    The Yoga Kriyas The Yoga Kriyas, Shat Kriyas or Shat Karmas are a wide range of special cleansing techniques of Hatha Yoga to purify the body. Here Ram demonstrates the safe way to approach many of these techniques. You can find more on practicing Yoga at Yoga Online. Click here to visit Yoga Online … Watch Video

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Yoga Kriyas Workshop

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The Yoga Kriyas

The Yoga Kriyas, Shat Kriyas or Shat Karmas are a wide range of special cleansing techniques of Hatha Yoga to purify the body. Here Ram demonstrates the safe way to approach many of these techniques. You can find more on practicing Yoga at Yoga Online.

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Posture Workshop

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Hatha Yoga Posture Workshop

This workshop covers many advanced techniques and postures. Please ensure you have have completed lessons 1-7 and are competent practicing the excercises within before attempting any of this advanced content. Advanced Headstands, Shoulderstands, Backbends, Forward Bends and Standing Poses are demonstrated and explained in this video.

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Traditional Hatha Open Class

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The Open Class completes our Traditional Hatha Yoga series.

The Open Class is the culmination of everything we have learned in Yoga lessons 1-7 stepped through in it’s entirity to complete your Hatha Yoga beginners course.

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Traditional Hatha Yoga Lesson 7

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Lesson 7 in our Hatha Yoga series.

In this lesson Ram guides us carefully to try our first Headstand asanna. This is a most important asanna in Yoga, here we are given the steps to train ourselves to work up to the full Headstand.

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Traditional Hatha Yoga Lesson 6

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Ram guides us through Lesson 6

In addition to recapping all we have learned so far Ram now introduces us to the Dolphin exercise. This the first step in preparing for the Headstand asanna.

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Traditional Hatha Yoga Lesson 4

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Lesson four of this Hatha Yoga series with Ram

Plough Pose, Locust Pose and Half Spinal Twist are the new asanna integrated here with the exercises from the previous lessons.

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Traditional Hatha Yoga Lesson 5

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Lesson 5 in our Traditional Hatha Yoga series.

This lesson sees a departure from the normal beginning of eye, neck and shoulder exercises to making a start on learning Pranayama techniques. Kapalabhati or the “Shining Skull” breathing exercise is the first taught as we begin to learn the facets of Pranayama, followed by Anulom Vilom or alternate nostril breathing also part of the Pranayama breathing exercises.

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Traditional Hatha Yoga Lesson 3

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Lesson 3 of the Traditional Hatha Yoga series with Ram and the team from the Sivananda Vedanta Center New Plymouth

After revisiting exercises from the previous 2 lessons Ram introduces new asanna, a front relaxation posture called Makarasana is demonstrated leading on to the Cobra, Childs Pose, Standing Forward Bend and Triangle Pose. As always the lesson is ended with a full guided relaxation.

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