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Omkarananda Ganga Sadan - Patanjala Yoga Kendra

Near Taxi-stand Muni-ki-reti, P.O. Shivanandanagar , Tehri Garhwal- 249192
Uttarakhand , India  India
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Omkarananda Ganga Sadan - Patanjala Yoga Kendra - Tehri Garhwal

Omkarananda Ganga Sadan - Patanjala Yoga Kendra : Omkarananda Ganga Sadan is a beautiful Guest House of Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas at Rishikesh (Muni-ki-Reti), right at the bank of the holy river Ganga. With the blessings of Gurudev Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati, a beautiful Yoga Centre, the prestigious Patanjala Yoga Kendra, has been established in Omkarananda Ganga Sadan, where Yoga is taught according to the methods of the world-famous Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar by the Resident Instructor Usha Devi.

Patanjala Yoga Kendra : The Patanjala Yoga Kendra was established in 1993 on the banks of the Holy River Ganges in Rishikesh, the world capital of Yoga. The method of Yoga that is taught is Iyengar Yoga, as developed and taught by Shri Guruji, B.K.S. Iyengar, the world-famous Yoga Teacher. Guruji's method is firmly based in the ancient Indian tradition of Yoga as defined in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Usha Devi is the resident Yoga Instructor.

Iyengar Yoga teaches strength and stamina, flexibility and balance, concentration and meditation. Iyengar Yoga begins with physical awareness, but goes beyond to embrace emotional and spiritual growth. As students learn to extend consciousness to each part of their bodies, they experience a concentrated focus on the moment. In time, this concentrated focus (Pratyahara) becomes an integral part not just of a yoga practice, but of daily life.

In March 1998, different Pujas were performed for the purification of the new, enlarged Yoga Hall and for the installation of Sage Patanjali. The Yoga Studio is beautiful, fully-appointed with all of the necessary props and other equipment. These props play a central role in the method of Iyengar Yoga; they help each student to execute the poses correctly and to understand the mechanics of the poses.

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Omkarananda Ganga Sadan : Is a beautiful guest house in Rishikesh (Muni-ki-Reti), right on the banks of Ganga with a picturesque view of the holy river and the surrounding hills. These serene setting provides the perfect lodging for yoga students or groups; special accommodation arrangements are available for Yoga-groups.

The guest house contains a most beautiful and prestigious Yoga Studio, complete with sophisticated props and other equipment. These props play a central role in the method of Iyengar Yoga. They help the practitioner to execute the pose correctly and to understand the mechanics of the pose easily. They support the body in the asanas in such a way that the pose can be done in a passive or an active way depending upon the student's needs.

Guest House Book/Gift Store : The Guest House Store offers a selection of books on yoga and philosophy, as well as selected gifts such as weavings, candles and soft toys, which are made by the inmates of Tihar Jail in Delhi, and other items of interest.


Yoga is an art and a science as well as a philosophy. Yoga touches the life of man at all levels, whether it is physical, mental or spiritual. Yoga is a practical method for making one's living purposeful, useful and noble. Yoga enables one's body, organs of actions, senses of perception, mind, intelligence, consciousness as well as trillions of cells to get attuned to its essence – the conscious seer within. Yoga alone enables the seer to directly perceive and experience using his vestments for the world within and around himself to gain insight and feel the divine joy of all creation. The Yogi then shares the Amrita, the nectar of divine wealth and happiness with his fellow beings.

Uninterrupted practice of Yoga done with devotion keeps the practitioner free from motivation, desire for reward, and he develops discriminative intelligence. This discriminative intelligence which develops in the practitioner of Yoga keeps his mind free from contact of the tempting objects and yokes it to the soul which is unmoving, unrotating but ever in the state of present.

Through reverential practice of Yoga, the fire which emanates from the practice burns out the impurities of body, mind and intelligence and bestows the consciousness with the crown of wisdom for it rests on the lap of the Self. From then on the never changing intuitive light of the Self radiates and frees the practitioner from the actions which are filled with afflictions.

Sutra, which is usually translated in English as "an aphorism", literally means "a thread". Like a thread in a rosary (Mala) threads all the beads and prevents them from falling apart, in the same way these Sutras act as a thread that is threading all the beautiful divine truths and concepts that are called Yoga collectively and prevents them from falling apart. So the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are like a rosary (Mala) in which the beads are the divine truths.

Darshanam, which is usually translated in English as "philosophy" (i.e. love for wisdom), literally means "a vision, a realization". This indicates that the truths that have been described in the classical text of the Yoga Sutras are not just existing in theory, they are not just a hypothesis, but they have been "seen" by those great Seers, they have been realized by them. They had integrated those truths in their own lives.

These disciplines channel the energies of the organs of action as well as the perceptive senses in the right direction. It is essential that they be observed and followed. Without firm foundation a house cannot stand. Withoutthe practice of the principles of Yama and Niyama, which lay the firm foundation for building character, there cannot be an integrated personality. Practice of Asanas without Yama and Niyama is mere acrobatics.

Discipline does not arise from one's own mind. It has to be learned from outside. External discipline puts you on the right path. Only a disciplined persone is a free person. Patanjali says the rules of Yama and Niyama are the mighty universal vows. They are the golden keys to unlock the spiritual gates.

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