Stories from Kaivalyadhama

Kriya yoga: A medium of value education

With the value system in our society shrinking rapidly, policy makers are now striving hard to sow its seeds in the minds of the children at a nascent stage. The UNESCO describes values as- “Values are generally long-term standards or principles that are used to judge...

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Going beyond cancer

In just few days time 33-year-old Bhoomika is all set to receive her certification in yoga from the prestigious Kaivalyadhama Yoga Research and Training Institute at Lonavala. For a woman diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer just a few years ago, this is...

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Mastering the Vital Force

Kaivalyadhama Ashram launches three year TTC in Pranayama Yathā siṃho ghajo vyāghro bhavedvaśyaḥ śanaiḥ śanaiḥ | tathaiva sevito vāyuranyathā hanti sādhakam || 15 || Just as lions, elephants and tigers are controlled by and by, so the breath is controlled by slow...

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Yoga for Special Children

Kaivalyadhama is striving to bring qualitative change in the lives of intellectually disabled children There was a time when Vasudha (name changed), mother of Atharva (name changed) and his teacher’s struggled to make him sit in one place for more than 5 minutes....

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Taking Yoga to the Grassroots

Kaivalyadham has been disseminating Yoga training to Navodaya Vidyalayas for over two decades now… Yashobanta Singh’s eyes widen at the rope mallakhamb feat he is watching in front of his eyes. As a passionate Physical Education Teacher of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya...

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About Harry

Harry came to us 2 days before opening of the program, referred by my friend, a medical doctor. A quiet man from Canada with stage four lymphoma, just finished chemotherapy and radiation 2 months ago, which proved unsuccessful.  Although he was in constant pain (for...

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MATTER, MIND AND CONSCIOUSNESS

Recent trends in science and philosophy by Rajeshwar Mukhopadhyaya In the recent times there has been a radical change in the approach of science. Developments in relativity, quantum physics and neuro-science have changed the way people looked at the universe. The...

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Yoga: Classical and Contemporary Perspective

by Dr. B. R. Sharma Principal, G. S. College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla. Introduction and statement of the problem Yoga bases its origin upon the necessity felt by the ancient seers to rid themselves of all sorrows permanently and to attain...

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 The Goal and the Way

Siddhartha was a happy prince and was very happy indeed. He was in his early youth and had enough wealth to indulge in a life of luxury and abundance. He was married to the beautiful princess Yashodhara and the life was in flying colours to him. He never came across...

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The best spiritual story I’ve ever heard.

Once there lived a king, he had everything he wished for, but one fine day three questions came across his mind. The questions were: 1. What is the most important time ? 2. Who is the most important person ? 3. What is the most important thing to do ? He became pretty...

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