Psychic energy 4
Energy is more than a discovery in our technical age. “Prana”,“Ki”,“Mana” the psychic energy has been known through alltimes. Now it is being discovered by us.
The Plough 7
Can a yoga pose regulate your body weight? Read how thePlough influences body and mind.
The Pyramid and Pratyahara 9
More effective than sleep - the relaxation tank, The Pyramid- helps you rest the senses and become open for a clear,direct way of experiencing. This is equivalent to the yogi’swithdrawal of the senses.
Kriya Yoga 10
- to the depths of your nature - Swami Janakananda continueshis description of Kriya Yoga, with these subjects: Meditationand everyday life. The creative spontaneity. Where does Kriya Yoga come from? Ritual and meditation. The inner reality...
Lasting and deep-reaching effects 17
The 3-month courses seen through the eyes of aneuropsychologist - a report from 6 years of research.
Håå Course Center 20
About the center and the courses, in English, this autumn andwinter.
Swami Satyananda 21
...for a short while leaves his seclusion and invites you to“Satsang” in India
Yoga Shop 22
Neti pots,tapes, books...
The pictures and illustrations used in thisissue, addresses of the different schools,subscription...
, the teaching at theschool and the yoga teacher education are based on four cornerstones, four ways of testing reality. They should generally becongruent with one another:• First of all, one’s own experience withyoga and meditation.• The instructions of the classical yogaliterature, which have been tried andtested for thousands of years.• The scientic research on yoga.• The living and direct communication between teacher and student.
Yoga and research
Since 1983, comprehensive research has been carried out at The University Clinicin Cologne, in collaboration with ThomasSchmidt M. D. (see the article,
The Sourceof Energy
in Bindu no. 4). Dr. ThomasSchmidt also led one of the two researchteams which, from 1987-92, tested the participants of the 3-Month Course atHåå Course Center. This research wasespecially directed towards the bloodcomposition of fats, hormones etc. Someof the results have already been presentedat medical congresses abroad, and someare not concluded but still under analysis.Dr. Schmidt is presently working at theuniversity of Hannover, investigatingthe effects of nose cleansing on generalhealth.In this issue (see p. 17) we have printed an article by his Danish colleague,neuropsychologist Erik Hoffmann,who was in charge of the second researchteam.
Today people use yoga for differentreasons. Many have discovered thatyoga can remedy back problems,allergies, stress or sleeplessness. Othersdo not have such problems, but do yoga because they have felt how the abilityto concentrate improves considerably.However, this does not only concernhealing or the ability to function -yoga and especially meditation havesomething more to offer, and that,too, we wish to communicate via this periodical.The attitude of Tantric yoga is thathuman beings are fundamentally healthy.One who comes to a course is healthy.One who comes to a course is regardedas a unique individual with his/her own background and outlook on life - not assome kind of patient, or one who should be persuaded of this or that. And thoughyou can cure or reasons of cure or beauty.The actual perspectives are wider:To come nearer the essence of life.