necessary experience, imaginationand desire for discovery, but mustalso be rmly anchored in the originaltradition with its rich knowledge. Thiscomes about in the form of a thorougheducation and training in a tried andtested system. In this way one ensuresthat it is liberation and concentration,that is achieved, and not confusion,dreams and dull actions.
Bindu goes to the source
In this issue we bring an inspiringarticle: “On the ability to experience” by Swami Janakananda, written fromthe tantric yoga and meditation traditionand his own comprehensive insight intomeditation’s innermost nature.Swami Janakananda’s sought after book,
Yoga, Tantra and Meditation in Daily Life,
was released last summer in
a revised and extended edition. Itis both a thorough and practical hand- book, well illustrated, and a descriptionof the tradition and background. Anindispensable book for you who practice or want to know more aboutyoga and meditationIn future Bindus we will describevarious yoga exercises in more detail.We begin this series with three articleson why and how yoga works, andgive an account of headstand and nosecleansing.
Håå Course Centre
You will nd a presentation of theIntemational Håå Course Centrein southern Sweden. The CourseCentre is not only an important partof the yoga teacher education of Scandinavian Yoga and MeditationSchool, but also home to our mostdeep going courses. There are 10-and 14-day courses during autumn,Christmas, New Year and summer.In late January, Swami Janakananda begins his 20th three-month course
On the ability to experience 4
by Swami Janakananda.
“Say the troll’s name, and it disappears”
, goes the old fairy tale.
“The teacher’s foremost task is to awaken the student into being able toexperience - perhaps the most releasing and curative ability we possess.”
Yoga, Tantra and Meditationin Daily Life 7
Swami Janakananda’s book on yogafrom a yogi’s point of view.
Not a word about sweat and effort;with yoga it is a question of well-beingbuilt on other principles.
When you stand on your head, you seeeverything in a new perspective.
Nose cleansing 12
In Sweden, nose cleansing hasbeen recommended by doctors as part ofa project concerning toxic substances.
Heart of London 15
A weekend course in Covent Garden
Håå Course Centrein southern Sweden 16
Scandinavian Yoga and MeditationSchools course centre
is aninternationally recognised power centrewithin modern yoga and meditationteaching. Course participants gatherhere from all corners of the globe.
The 3-month Course 17
at Håå Course Centre. Including a33-days initiation into advancedtantric Kriya Yoga with SwamiJanakananda.
Yoga at Home 18
with, among other things, learning of the tantric Kriya Yoga. In the later numbers of Bindu we will publicisescientic research, e.g. the researchthat has, for a number of years, beencarried out on the 3-month courses.
The next edition
Bindu will be released again inJanuary, 1994, and will contain anarticle by a Japanese professor onthe far reaching effects of the yoga programme, Pawanmuktasana - thatis otherwise known as the programmeof small wind and tension releasingexercises. It is written on the basisof a knowledge of the vital energy,which in India is referred to as
In China it is known as
and thisenergy’s ow and junctions are madeuse of in Chinese acupuncture.In another article we will look closer at the meditation
The Source of Energy. Enjoy the new Bindu!!