BY RAVI R. PONANGI
Swami Adhyatmananda a world-renowned yoga teacher is conducting yoga classes in various cities of the US. The two month long program began with sessions in Chicago starting June 9th. The free yoga classes are scheduled in Atlanta between July 28th and 31st.
Swamiji has been teaching yoga for more than 30 years. His classes are always crowded because of his practical tips and an enjoyable style that is dotted with anecdotes. The Swami's itinerary during the Divya tour 2006 will also take him to Canada and UK besides a dozen more cities in the US.
Swami Adhyatmananda is a much sought after yoga teacher in India and abroad. He has conducted more than 660 yoga camps the world over for universities, military establishments, government, and public and private sector companies. People known to him say swamiji can attend several tasks at one time and was named ‘astavadhani’. Swamiji has been the spiritual head of the Shivananda Ashram in Ahmedabad, Gujarat for over a decade. In addition to spiritual teaching, yoga and meditation, the center is actively involved in charitable work benefiting the poor and needy. Swamiji did commendable service in the effected areas of Gujarat earthquake and was the first to reach the affected areas with his team of volunteers. Swami Adhyatmananda believes in Mother India, and that “humanity is the first religion--that the language of the heart matters, nothing else.”
Swamiji stresses the need for maintaining self-discipline and following a perfect daily schedule. He urges all participants not to shy away from yoga, as it could cure many serious ailments. He explains the benefits of various asana postures and demonstrates each posture. Swamiji will conduct morning and evening classes. Swamiji will also address different groups like children, students, women groups and senior citizens and guide them in their concerns. Readers are advised to contact Ms. Minal B. Naik for more details about swamiji’s program in their city at Phone: (630) 530-5950. Or email to