• Mother`s Day

    To all westeners, at least, the Germans & the people form Oz, Australia(how is it in France, Italy??? - I have to check their newspapers...): HAPPY MOTHER`S DAY! - one should think every day of all these mothers in the world. How it REALLY feels to devote one´s body, one`s LIFE to a child, is only possible if you HAVE already the child in your body, in your life...
    Actually, I was sometimes shocked as a very young mother, how FEW time rests for myself. In the first months: NO time any longer for going into a cafe, sitting undisturbedly with friends. Everything, that was to do, was done AROUND the child. Well, now these exhausting times seem far away but my heart goes still with all these mothers in the world, every time, I see one of them. And here,in India, this happens quite often :).

    And what a joy now, to be TODAY, NOW!!! in the ashram on one of the biggest mothers in the world: Amma,
    AMAZING, this immeasurable LOVE energy, you can feel here all the time.

    At the very end follows a special greeting to two mamas:
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  • Missing...

    I`m often asked here in India, what I`m missing most. No, it`s not German bread or jam. No, it`s not the german apple-pie. Actually, I`m not so often thinking of food here. It`s just too hot to eat. And the Yoga does not make you sooo hungry. At least, not me.
    It`s him, I`m missing most...

    Yes, it`s this brave, beautiful young man, I`m missing most! Above, he just tries to tame his grandfather`s big dog.

  • The ashram opera

    Living in an ashram means every day new (soap) opera. Actually, you NEVER miss TV. Every day, you get lif(v)e programm. The heart is open, so, emotions are also. Means, that if your ego grows too high, you will immediately return to earth as quickly as possible. So many people are around you, there is no path to maintain your "show" if you ever did that. Life in ashram is very real and you yourself become REAL.

    For cooling your system, you can practise headstand as often as possible: "3 hours of headstand (daily!!!) and you will conquer time" (Upanishads).DSC_1298

    showtime we hav eonly on saturday night. Then, we celebrate our "talent show". And even if there are smaller groups now, there are big talents to watch. Here, there are some pics from former shows. Enjoy!139 - bhajans sung in the "Saturday talent Show"
    095 - a wonderful bharatnatyam dancer: Mohammed from Paris/France, who studied this classical temple dance in South India

  • April in Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashram Madurai

    our Madurai Ashram Crew in April 2014, from left: Daniela, Germany; Dhamudraha, Canada; Anoop, India; Sonia, USA; Sivadas, Australia; Anisha & Subashini, India; front row: Yamuna, Japan; Saju, India.

    Growing hotter now, the ashram is a calm place to practice Sadhana (daily spiritual practice) in nature. With its special atmsophere, it attracts people from allover the world who always love to come back to visit "their" ashram again. No matter how many kilometers they have to travel...
    094 - on friday, "day off", you can relax in the pool, a short bus ride from the ashram, or a 20 min walk...

  • HOT! HOTTER...

    Summer!!! Our ashram becoming more and more a retreat for all who are seeking calmness in wilderness. The busy times with more than 100 TTC`s and Yoga Vacationers finished, we enjoy "family atmospphere" with wonderful outdoor satsangs under a sky full of stars. Join us:

    Join this blog: FebruarMärz  2014 Madurai 003
    Shri Meenakshi Ashram Madurai 005 - sometimes cooling system has to be rejuvenated in the nearby pool :)

  • Do frequent Yoga :)

    wanna be HAPPY??? Do frequent Yoga - Visit our ashram,


  • so, what happens???

    March 2014 003

    failed lip surgery??? Nope, an ant bite! - at 6.00am a bite into a banana which I took from the cupboard where we put them in to protect our food from monkeys. It was dark, I did not look onto the banana and a nice ant bit me. During Satsang (meditiation and mantra chanting), this incredible feeling that my lip is growing thicker and thicker...This "wonderful" feeling lasted for two days. Seems, we can use our ashram as well as surgery:) So, a new type of guests could find it interesting...

  • one year passed! Update!!!

    UNBELIEVABLE!!!- one year passed since last blogging.

    ight now, I`m again in Sivananda Ashram Madurai, where I spent most of last year: seven months in total. SeemsShri Meenakshi Ashram Madurai 006Initiation TTC February March 2014 003Initiation TTC February March 2014 006Shri Meenakshi Ashram Madurai 004, as if this year, this will be MORE than seven months. We`ll see...:)
    Pictures are as follows: first pic shows our huge but well DISCIPLINED group: over 50 people from around the world, India, US, Australia, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Philippines, Iran, Lebanon, Germany Pic 2: TTC Initiation with Swami Jnaneswariananda from Sivananda Centre in Milan, Italy. Pic 3 shows nightly learning in the dorm, feet UPPP!!!, so blood circulation is activated. Best detoxing exercise, I was told - and gooood for sleep...:)
    Pic 4: HAPPY faces at Graduation day with Swami Satchidananda, means: Existence, Knowledge and Bliss. sure, he IS. Knows a big deal of inspiring stories about life & enlightenment, BIIIG knowldege about the vedas and always good humoured...:)

  • one year passed! Update!!!

    yeah, one year since my last blogging. I could not enter the blog so far - spent most of the time in Sivananda Shri Meenakshi Ashram in Madurai. NEVER would I have ever assumed that I would do this: spending seven months in an Indian ashram. Interesting time: guests from all over the world, lots of communication in different languages, cultures, not always easy but challenging...YES, it was one of the most interesting times in my life and, probably, the one of the best decisions, I had ever taken. So, I came back, doing TTC now, secnd teacher`s exam after the german Yoga Vidya exam.
    this pic is Initiation with Swami Jnaneswariananda from Sivananda Centre MilanInitiation TTC February March 2014 006 - here: nightly learning for the exam with feet UPPP! best detoxing position, I was told and GOOOOD for sleep.
    Initiation TTC February March 2014 003Shri Meenakshi Ashram Madurai 004
    here, you can see happy faces with Swami Satchidananda, means: existence, knowledge and bliss. And, he surely IS existence, knowledge and bliss, he knows a lot, always an uplifting, interesting story at hand. Being in his presence, BLISS is near :)

  • An evening with Shri Shri

    New Year`s Eve Satsang with Shri Shri Ravi Shankar, founder of Art of Living, worldwide Yoga Organisation supporting poor people. Jai Gurudev! 001

    Jai Gurudev! 004

    Perfect start into a new year.

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