Swami Sivananda gives practical instructions on the nature of the mind, its various forms and secrets, and how to control it. We will discuss how the mind manifests as the world and then delve into its inner workings: antakarana (inner instrument) / manas (thinking mind) / buddhi (intellect) / citta (subconscious mind) / ahankara (ego). We'll spend time on ignorance and memory, tendencies and habits.
Practical hints will be given of how to subdue the mind, which, faithfully followed, "will bring success in short time without fail," encourages Swami Sivananda. Embark on a fascinating journey.
Meets five Tuesdays: April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21
Textbook: Mind: Its Mysteries & Control by Swami Sivananda
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.