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Yoga – Union of Jiva with Shiva

Yoga – Union of Jiva with Shiva

Yoga – Truth, Consciousness, Bliss By Swami Ayyappa Giri Yogacharya, Yogini Ashram, California USA It was in 1970, fresh from a coffee house, that I tip-toed into a Yoga meditation and lecture, where dozens of people sat, transfixed on the fascinating discourse of the Guru. The speakers eyes remained closed as a veritable feast of ideas and inspirations emerged. It was Yogi S.A.A. Ramaiah, a venerated Saiva Siddhanta Yogi from South India. With the shyness of youth, I thought, “Let…

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Yantra – Harnessing the Power of Mystical Geometry

Yantra – Harnessing the Power of Mystical Geometry

Yantra  By Swami Ayyappa Giri Purohit-Acharya, Yogini Ashram, California USA Article Published During Sacred Navaratri, 2016   Then Shiva Mahadev spoke to Parvati, “O Devi, Because it restrains suffering due to desires, anger and karma, it is called Yantra. The Goddess who is worshipped within it, offers Grace to the Tantric” Kularnava Tantra The academic or south-Asian scholar might believe that a yantra is an art form and a psychological symbol which addresses the worshippers perceptions of the Divine. This is…

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Mahavatar Babaji and the Golden Body of Light

Mahavatar Babaji and the Golden Body of Light

Babaji By Swami Ayyappa Giri, Acharya, Yogini Ashram, Norwalk Ca. Article Rewritten and Published on Babaji’s Birthday 30 November 2014   Though known by Kriya Yogis for centuries, details of the life and birth of the deathless Mahavatar Babaji were not made public until the late 1940’s, when the saintly Swami Yogananda Paramahamsa was permitted to release a few details of Babaji’s incredible incarnation. Later, the great saint included a chapter about Babaji in his magnus opus, “Autobiography of a Yogi”. In…

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Mantra – Sacred Sound Bath of the Mystic’s Path

Mantra – Sacred Sound Bath of the Mystic’s Path

Mantra By Swami Ayyappa Giri, Acharya, Yogini Ashram, Norwalk Ca.  Article Published on the Full Moon, 21 May, 2016   Sound lies at the heart of all matter. Everything in the universe vibrates, and except for the vacuum of space, vibration generates the transmission of sound as well. We learn in Yoga that sound emerging from the God essence is indeed the Word of God. Divine vibrations produced by the voice of a soul who resides in the heart of…

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5 Shiva Shrines Leading to Mastery of the Elements

5 Shiva Shrines Leading to Mastery of the Elements

Pancha Bhoota Sthalam By Swami Ayyappa Giri, Acharya, Yogini Ashram, Norwalk Ca. Article Published on New Moon 11 November 2015   “The peerless Lord of the Siddhas, Maha Yogi Shiva, is rightly venerated as the quintessential master of the elemental energies. His five colossal Bhoota temples, though impressive, do not easily reveal their omnipotence as portals to other realms except to those who fully commit to the dharma. Sadhana, surrender and cultivation of unconditional love will reveal his elemental mysteries and lay…

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