Swami Sivananda


    This web site, designed and created by Swami Atma, is dedicated to spreading the teachings of yoga and advaita vedanta in the authentic tradition of India according to the lineage of Sri Swami Sivanandaji of Rishikesh as well as Sri Swami Vishnu-devanandaji.

    Besides covering the asanas, pranayamas and other techniques of hatha yoga, it also delves into the philosophy of advaita vedanta and many aspects of the teachings.

    This includes the four paths of yoga: jnana, raja, bhakti and karma as well as kundalini yoga. Of course there is much more ...

    Please note that all Sanskrit terms used in this site are explained in the Sanskrit glossary.

    O man! Thou art a pilgrim here. Awake, awake. Life is short. Time is fleeting. Go back to your original home of immortal bliss. Swami Sivananda

    The Official Web Site of the Advaita Yoga Ashrama is the online home of the Advaita Yoga Ashrama (AYA), a registered 501(c)3 tax deductible (in the US) non-profit corporation.

    The site also presents the activities of the AYA affiliates located in Texas, Pennsylvania, Switzerland, Australia, and the Netherlands. It also gives information on our various yoga retreats taking place around the world. For example we have held some in Hawaii, Costa Rica, Mexico, the US, the Netherlands, Switzerland and more.

    For serious yogis and practitioners of any discipline we have created a free online spiritual diary.

    We wish you a good and enriching visit. Enjoy!