"What a man, what a man, what a mighty good man!!" Paramahansa Yogananda was an incredibly dedicated man... To yoga and to SPIRIT. This beautiful documentary tells the story of his search for a teacher in India and his epic journey into the heart of many Americans. He was a pioneer of yoga in the West and initiated more than 100,000 students into his Self-Realization Felowship, teaching Kriya Yoga (the path of meditation) to anyone who wanted to learn.
I had the opportunity to watch this movie, thanks to Heart Stream Yoga in Fairbanks, but you can also purchase the DVD, organize a screening in your community or find it on Netflix. I would recommend organizing a screening, if possible, because you will end up meeting so many people in your community who practice yoga and many who do not. Yogananda said, "The happiness of one's own heart alone cannot satisfy the soul; one must try to include, as necessary to one's own happiness, the happiness of others." The soundtrack is also AWESOME. Last but not lease, if you'd like to listen to some of his lectures for free, HERE are lots for some heart-centered inspiration!
"Practice meditation. You'll find that you are carrying within your heart a portable paradise." Yogananda
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The Alaskan Yogi
"Cast away all negative thoughts and fears. If your will is yoked to wisdom, you can achieve anything."