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Sivananda Yoga Farm Podcast

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Talks and lectures on varying topics about Yoga and Yoga Life including finding balance and harmony, the power of positive thinking, non-violent communication and relationships, and understanding how the mind works and functions.

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Guru Purnima 2021 - Transition retreat - The Guru Tradition

July 26th, 2021


Swami Sitaramananda talks about her experience and teaches about the meaning of guru in classical Sivananda yoga.

Guru Purnima 2021 - Transition retreat - Yoga of Relationships

July 26th, 2021


According to Yoga, Everybody is your own Self. There is Only but the Self We have our karmic way of reacting and need to learn how to manage relationships. In Yoga we tune into your own true self rather than be …

Talk about Swami Sivananda's Mahasamadhi

July 22nd, 2021


Swami Sitaramananda gives a talk on July 14, 2021 for HH. Swami Sivananda Mahasamadhi. Swamiji says that to understand our purpose we must always …

Meditation in Daily Life with Swami Sitaramananda

July 19th, 2021


Raja Yoga Quote: “In the beginning of your Sadhana, you will encounter various difficulties. You will not be conscious of any spiritual progress, but …

How to stay Detached by Knowing the True Nature of the Self

July 12th, 2021


To understand what means detachment, you need to know about the nature of the Self first, your true nature.  Your true nature is satchitananda. Sat means all the time there, is not coming and going. It's not like when …

Vedantic Meditation - Opening for SYTAR 2021

June 21st, 2021


Jnana Yoga meditation or Vedantic meditation is the practice of positive affirmations of the nature of the True Self and the Supreme Consciousness. It is meditation by positive thinking and by self enquiry, removing the …

Yogic Meditation: Guidance & Practice

June 3rd, 2021


Meditation technique :

  1. Conditionning the mind, give instructions to be here and now. What is the mind? A lake, a drunken monkey, a wild horse, a shy …

Be the Medicine with Lila Lolling

May 30th, 2021


A devotional satsang that asks you to contemplate how you can be the medicine the world needs through your climate positive lifestyle actions and choices. Gain five simple tips to bring more healing to yourself, your …

How to prevent future suffering?

May 30th, 2021

Future suffering is predictable

The topic of today is how to prevent future suffering. It is a very important topic because nobody wants to suffer. This teaching comes from the teaching in the Raja Yoga Sutras of …

The Role of Yoga in the Climate Crisis with Lila Lolling

May 29th, 2021


During this satsang you will meet the co-founders of EcoYoga Life and how during Covid, their swadharmas were brought together to manifest a shared vision of yoga being a medicine for the personal and planetary …

9 Practices for Success in Meditation with Swami Sitaramananda

May 22nd, 2021


These 9 Practices for Success in Meditation comes from Patanjali Maharishi's Raja Yoga Sutras.  In this text, Patanjali outlines, 9 obstacles to our practice.  If we can overcome these 9 obstacles then we can have …

Satsang on the 5 Kleshas or 5 Causes of Suffering with Swami Sitaramananda

May 16th, 2021


This recording is a satsang on the 5 Kleshas or 5 Types of Suffering with Swami Sitaramananda.  This teaching is taken from Patanjali Maharishi's Raja Yoga Sutras writted thousands of years ago.  It is commented on in …

Skill in Action (Karma Yoga) with Swami Sitaramananda

May 14th, 2021


This topic on Skill in Action (Karma Yoga) with Swami Sitaramananda is coming from the Bhagavad Gita which has teachings on the 4 paths of Yoga.  Specifically, Karma yoga is the yoga of action and teaches us that …

The Science of Pranayama with Swami Adi

February 10th, 2021


Swami Adi Parashaktiananda is a dedicated Sadhak and Hatha Yoga practitioner and teacher, graduated from Sivananda Teachers Training Course in 2007 at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, CA. He took the …

Ayurveda and the Mind with Manas Kshirsagar

February 8th, 2021


Manas Kshirsagar is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner. He comes from a Rig Vedic Bramhin tradition with an extensive Ayurvedic background. He graduated from Aloha Ayurveda Academy and completed his BS in Health and …

Part 2 - Vastu for a Happy House with Olga Mandodari

February 7th, 2021


Olga Mandodari Sokolova, is a certified Vaastu Shastra Consultant. She studied at the International Institute of Mayonic Science & Technology in …

Vastu for a Happy House with Olga Mandodari

February 5th, 2021


Olga Mandodari Sokolova, is a certified Vaastu Shastra Consultant. She studied at the International Institute of Mayonic Science & Technology in …

Sivananda Yoga Asanas and Pranayama Class with Focus on forward bending variations

December 31st, 2020


Sivananda Yoga Asanas and Pranayama Class with Focus on forward bending variations taught by Swami Adiparashaktiananda.

How to increase self awareness with Swami Vashistananda

December 31st, 2020


Swami Vashistananda comes from the Namboodri lineage in Southern India, Kerala and has been a long-time teacher of bhakti and vedanta in the Sivananda organization ever since. He has been at the Yoga farm since October …

"Wisdom Therapy" - Shani Robins

December 22nd, 2020


Shani Robins, Ph.D. pioneered the field of Wisdom Therapy TM in 1998.  He is a licensed Psychologist (PSY18795) by the California Board of Psychology …

“Tibetan Buddhist Way of Meditation” – Anam Thubten

December 16th, 2020


“Tibetan Buddhist Way of Meditation” – Anam Thubten

Building and Maintaining Strength the Ayurveda Way

September 4th, 2020


Our general ability to resist disease involves a conjunction of internal and external factors. Ayurveda emphasizes both prevention against and rapid …

Evolution of Consciousness in Humanity with Dr. David Frawley D. Litt. (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri)

August 15th, 2020


Today humanity stands at a critical stage in its civilizational development. Will we develop the inner awareness to handle our complicated and …

Vedanta Applied in daily Life with Swamini Swatmavidyananda

August 13th, 2020


Vedanta is the knowledge of oneness. It reveals that everything in this universe is non-separate from a single conscious, all-knowing and all pervasive being, Īśvara. What ramifications might this teaching have for our …

Yoga guidelines for thinking and feeling

June 3rd, 2020


During this webinar we will:

  1. Understand what thought is, and how it works
  2. Breathe and relax and Visualize Self
  3. The 3 levels of mind – how to move …

Breathe and relax! Live in the world and out of the world!

May 26th, 2020


The topic of today is highly philosophical, yet practical. It is essential to understand it so we know what to do to be healthy and free. Please be ready during this presentation to be able to do 6 practical breathing …

Vastu and Earth Care part 2

May 26th, 2020


It is said that if we design and build structures not aligned with Nature’s grid of energy then we actually create dissonance not only in Nature of the Earth but also in the Cosmic Grid of Energy.

Overcoming the Negative Effects of Artificial Living

May 26th, 2020


There has never been a time in our human evolution where we have fallen so deeply into an artificial life. Industry and technology have perpetuated …

Ahimsa, love, animal compassion and vegetarianism

May 26th, 2020


This topic of ahimsa and vegetarianism in not a new topic. In the context of the Covid 19 crisis and the eco yoga conference, it is good to revisit the question of cruelty to animals and to encourage vegetarianism as a …

The role of yoga practitioners in the climate crisis with Lila Lolling

May 26th, 2020


Lila will address the critical role that yoga practitioners have in reducing the climate crisis and birthing a new way of being. Right now the Earth …

The Yoga of Sound with John Beaulieu, N.D., Ph.D.

May 26th, 2020


This workshop is based on a special sound healing protocol developed by Dr. John Beaulieu to help with anxiety and panic during the Covid 19 …

Vastu Shastra and Care of the Earth

May 24th, 2020


It is said that if we design and build structures not aligned with Nature’s grid of energy then we actually create dissonance not only in Nature of the Earth but also in the Cosmic Grid of Energy.

How the vedic sciences help with Eco-Yoga with Swami Sitaramananda

May 24th, 2020


How the vedic sciences help with Eco-Yoga (yamas and niyamas, Vedanta of oneness, ayurvedic living according to nature and natural healing, jyotish teaching on karma, as well as vastu considerations)

Yoga Guidelines for conscious self healing and healing of the Earth

May 7th, 2020


The talk today is about Self Healing and Healing of the environment using Yogic principles. The word Yoga here implies classical Yoga taught …

Vedic Knowledge (Yoga, Vedanta, Ayurveda, and Jyotish) to Alleviate Suffering

April 28th, 2020


In this time of pandemic, our global society is suffering in many levels. Even if we can carry on with our lives and we are not directly affected by the virus, the news, the images and statistics are haunting. This is …

Hymn on Mother Ganga by Adi Sankaracharya

April 24th, 2020


Ganga devi is a river that flows from the Himalayas.  In her original form she is the Divine Mother

From Karma to Dharma how to turn karmic situation to your life mission

April 21st, 2020


The topic of today is a complex topic, we will try our best to talk about how to bring meaning to our lives no matter what circumstances we found ourselves in. The two words of Karma and Dharma are charged with meaning. …

Renewal and choices in time of transition – How to turn adversity into opportunity

April 13th, 2020


Happy Easter! On this meaningful day symbolizing renewal,  awakening and eternal life, we are being reminded of our infinite potential, infinite …

Wisdom Therapy Workshop for Stress Management with Shani Robins

April 5th, 2020


This Wisdom Therapy workshop offers a practical approach to alleviate stress and anxiety in the time of the COVID-19 crisis. Learn how to apply …

Meditation Guidance – How to Meditate and Not Give Up

April 2nd, 2020


Understand realistically, what meditation is. It is a process of overhauling or purification of our thoughts and behaviors over time. It is not just …

Practice of Self Enquiry – a meditation method to make you stronger in time of Covid 19

March 30th, 2020


Go to the root cause of our illusions stemming from our false identifications and long term belief , in order to feel stronger in face of adversity and danger. The answer lies within.

Jaya Ganesha Chanting

March 27th, 2020


Chanting kirtan is a devotional practice that helps to uplift the mind, open the heart and bring inner peace. It is the fastest, easiest and most …

Yoga of Relationships in the time of COVID 19 crisis

March 26th, 2020


In this webinar, we will address the question of how to be with ourselves and be happy no matter the outside interpersonal conditions and collective …

Lord Siva and Detachment

March 24th, 2020


On the occasion of Sivaratri, the festival of Lord Siva, celebrated by millions, this is an offering to help understand how contemplation on Lord Siva can guide us in our life. Lord Siva is the Lord of Yoga, and …

Prana, Emotions, and Immunity

March 24th, 2020


The topic of this online Satsang will be on Prana, Emotions, and Immunity. Swamiji will discuss how to increase our energy levels so we feel …

Role of Yoga Teacher during Covid-19 crisis

March 23rd, 2020


This podcast talks about how yoga teachers can help individuals and society during this time of crisis.  Swamiji helps us understand how we can feel connection to our own self through the yoga practices, asanas, …

Fear, Stress, Anxiety or Faith

March 22nd, 2020


In this talk, we will try to understand, in the context of the global epidemic, how fear and anxiety create havoc and take away your well-being and mental health, and how faith is so important in dispelling fear.

We …

Self-quarantine or Yogic turning inwards

March 17th, 2020


In these times we are hearing some unusual phrases and receiving some unusual advice, such as “social distancing!” “use pranams, namaste instead of hugs and embraces!”, “do not travel” “stay at home, work from home!”, …

Forgiveness: A talk given by Dr. Fred Luskin

January 22nd, 2020


Dr. Luskin is a psychologist and for over 20 years has run the forgiveness program at Stanford University in Northern California, USA.  In this talk …

Yogic Guidelines to Alleviate Suffering

April 10th, 2019


In this talk on Yogic Guidelines to Alleviate Suffering, Swamiji tells us that the causes of suffering are mental, emotional, and karmic.  Suffering comes from our ignorance, likes and dislikes, and fears.  If we can …

Yoga and Healing

April 6th, 2019


This podcast is an a webinar by Swami Sitaramananda from 2016.  Swamiji discusses Yoga and Healing and how holistic healing of body, mind, and spirit …

Sivananda Yoga: Health Educator Training - Documentary film by Benoy K Behl

March 31st, 2019


A landmark event in the field of Yoga and of Health Management is the founding of the Sivananda Institute of Health and Yoga in California, USA. The institute’s first 2-year 800-Hour Yoga Health Educator Training Course …

Sivananda Yoga: Health, Peace & Unity - Documentary Film by Benoy K Behl

March 30th, 2019


Celebrations to Swami Vishudevananda 60th year of work in the world (1957 - 2017) Swami Sivananda send Swami Vishnu to the West in 1957 with 10 rupees and the words "People are Waiting". With that Swami Vishnu start the …

Yoga Life and Self Transformation by filmmaker Benoy K. Behl

March 28th, 2019


We live amidst much turmoil and confusion in the modern world. The state of mental and physical health has deteriorated considerably.

It is estimated that in Europe 70% of all costs in the health system are because of …

Yoga and Karma

March 24th, 2019


This podcast is from an old webinar by Swami Sita.  Swamiji shares that karma means action and comes from our desires.  Our actions from the past …

Crest Jewel of Discrimination

March 19th, 2019


In this podcast, Swami Sita teaches from the book Crest Jewel of Discrimination written by Adi Sankaracharya.  Sankara describes the need for devotion in order to experience truth and freedom.  We have to learn to have …

How Yoga Helps with Stress and Diseases that come from Stress

March 14th, 2019


Many people come to yoga because of stress in their lives.  In fact, most diseases that people suffer from come from stress.  Stress is in fact a subjective phenomenon.  Stress depends on the mind of the person.  Some …

Essential Principles to Leading a Yoga Life

March 10th, 2019


Yoga life is a conscious life.  In yoga, we become conscious of our actions.  It's not what you do that is important, but the attitude in which you …

How to understand Prana, our Vital Energy

March 5th, 2019


In this talk, Swami Sita explains the concept of Prana as vital energy or life force.  Swamiji tells us the 5 things we can do with prana: increase, conserve, balance, channel, purify.  She then explains how we can …

What is the Meaning of life?

February 28th, 2019


Swami Sivananda says that Life is an expression of something higher.  Life is joy, life is a conscious stream, life is a voyage.  In this podcast, Swami Sitaramananda reads about the meaning of life and explains why …

Steps to Peace of Mind

February 21st, 2019


This podcast is a webinar by Swami Sita from 2013 on steps to peace of mind and how it is like a lake with waves.  There are countless thoughts which come from inside of us and also from outside influence.  We must …

Karma, Dharma, and Sadhana

February 17th, 2019


This life is a karmic life. We are very restless beings and are bound by our karma.  Karma means action or more specifically our thoughts and desires.  

The true goal of life is to pay our karmic debts which can only …

How to Progress on the Spiritual Path

February 9th, 2019


In this podcast, Swami Sitaramananda will explain the criteria to determine if you are progressing and what the point of progressing is.  In our life we want to develop and grow our potential.

Yoga offers specific …

What is the Mind and How to Control it

February 6th, 2019


When the mind is still our internal vision becomes strong and we can experience peace.  There is a direct relationship between our state of mind and our connection with self.

In yoga we understand mind as a vehicle that …

Yoga Life - 5 Points of Yoga

February 6th, 2019


In this podcast Swami Sita introduces us to the concept of living an integral Yoga Life.  Many people start practicing yoga asanas but as one continues to practice one also starts making changes to their life.

We become …

How to Make Good Choices in our Life - and not the Pleasant one

February 2nd, 2019


This podcast is a talk by Swami Vishnudevananda from the 1970s.  His talk focuses on what the difference is between something that is good versus something that is pleasant.  In this universe we always have a choice …

90-minute Sivananda Yoga All Levels Asana and Pranayama Class

February 1st, 2019


This podcast is a recording of a Sivananda Yoga Class.  Please listen to the class and practice along.  You can see our website for more details on the practice.  Enjoy!

1. Beginning prayer and a short relaxation …

Kirtan Chanting with Swami Vishnudevananda

January 31st, 2019


This recording is of Swami Vishnudevananda singing kirtan music.  Swami Vishnudevananda lived with his master Swami Sivananda for 12 years. In 1957 he traveled to America, and in the early 70´s came to Europe, founding …

Yoga Teachings on Selfless Love | Part 2

January 30th, 2019


In this talk Swami Sitaramananda will teach about our negative emotional patterns and we can turn this instead into Selfless love.  The main practice to do this is through Bhakti yoga (the yoga of devotion).  By doing …

Yoga Teachings on Selfless Love | Part 1

January 30th, 2019


In this talk Swami Sitaramananda will teach about our negative emotional patterns and we can turn this instead into Selfless love.  The main practice to do this is through Bhakti yoga (the yoga of devotion).  By doing …

Understanding the Addictive Mind

January 29th, 2019


In this podcast Swami Sitaramanandause talks about the use of yoga to heal addictions.  Yoga teaches us to practice self surrender and by doing this we can understand better how the mind works.  When the mind is very …

The Yoga of Relationships

January 22nd, 2019


The Yoga of Relationship teaches us to understand that we are in this constant and complex network of relationship and teaches us to learn from the …

The Yoga of Positive Thinking

January 16th, 2019


In this talk, Swami Sitaramananda will discuss the Yogic view on Positive Thinking.  She will discuss the importance of thoughts, how to think …

Bringing Harmony to Chaos

January 16th, 2019


In this talk by Swami Sitaramananda, Swamiji will discuss how to bring harmony to chaos.  In this world of ups and downs we need to have tools that …

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