"Man has created his destiny by his own thinking and acting. He can change his destiny. By right thinking and strong exertion, he can become the master of his own destiny." Swami Sivananda
Positive thinking develops higher emotions like courage, love and contentment, which gradually substitute negative impulses like fear, anger, jealousy or impatience. Let sublime thoughts come to you from every side. Cultivate positive thoughts of strength, joy, contentment and cheerfulness. The negative thoughts will disappear.
- Raja Yoga is the path of systematic control of the thoughts through working with the mind itself. Balance the negative with positive thoughts.
- Karma Yoga techniques lead to selflessness and detachment.
- In Bhakti Yoga, we trust in the intelligence of the Supreme Being.
- Jnana Yoga teaches of Vedanta, the path of Self-Enquiry.
This course offers many practical tools for empowering yourself, improving everyday life and achieving what you really want. It is also a very nice precursor or support for a meditation practice. The course is inspired and guided by Master Sivananda’s book Thought Power.
Positive Thinking is offered as a 5-week course meeting consecutive Monday evenings for 90 minutes each.
After 18 years of teaching and service at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in Los Angeles, Swami Sivasankariananda joined staff at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in May 2014. She has served as director of the San Francisco Center since February of 2015. She completed her TTC at the Yoga Farm in 1997 and ATTC there in 2008. She has been on yatra in north and south India and Mount Kailas. She loves to teach and is particularly fond of the Bhakti Yoga practices. She was initiated into sannyas in 2017 and is a certified yoga therapist. She is enrolled in the 800-hour Sivananda Yoga Health Educator Training and a 350-hour Pain Care Mentorship Program.