In October 2016 NAMARUPA took a group of hardy pilgrims up into the Himalayas to take holy dips at the Pancha Prayags, the sacred river confluences. Prayags are places of particularly powerful spiritual influence where pilgrims go to bathe away their sins, purify and heal their bodies and minds, pray for their ancestors, perform rituals, and possibly meet saints who frequent the prayags. or simply to sit spellbound in the natural beauty and peacefulness that permeates the atmosphere.
Namarupa Pancha Prayag Yatra 2016
The Hatha Yoga Intensive is a program devised by Swami Vishnudevananda based on his own hatha yoga sadhana in the Himalayas. He said that six months of this intensive practice gave him the energy to carry out his mission of spreading the teachings of yoga in the West for next 40 years. The course is based on individual self-practice divided into three sessions per day. The emphasis is on intense pranayama and asana. Students work towards 8 hours of hatha yoga per day, balanced by the study of scriptures. For details go here.
Supermoon TimeLapse over Contoocook Valley, NH
Short Video of the recently completed Yoga Teachers Training Course run by Sivananda Yoga Centre Gurgaon and held at Sarsoli Dham, Kudal, Maharashtra during June and July 2016. Watch till the end to hear testimonies from the graduating yoga teachers.