Por un NUEVO PARADIGMA PLANETARIO / For a NEW PARADIGM
On 31st of December is celebrated the 81st birthday anniversary of Yoga Master Swami Vishnu-devananda. This Yogilived from 1927 to 1993. He was born in Kerala/South India. He was a real pioneer of Yoga and Meditation in Europe and America, and even in India where he founded several Ashrams. He was one of the foremost disciples of Yogi Sri Swami Sivananda (1887-1963) . In 1957 Swami Vishnu-devananda was sent by his Master to the West. He was the founder the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers in the West . He also was a peace activist, flying over the Berlin Wall in 1983, and over the Suez Canal in the end of the 60s. He trained thousands of Yoga Teachers. I myself had the privilege to learn from him. I spent 12 years in his centers in Europe and America, was his assistent for nearly a year. Later, in 1992, I started the first Yoga Vidya Center in Frankfurt . Swamiji's energy and guidance keeps inspiring me and the many Yoga Teachers trained at Yoga Vidya.
Here is a Slide Show with more than 100 photographs of Swami Vishnu-devananda. You might want to change to "full-screen mode" and dim the light in your room.
Lectures of Narayani about Swami Vishnu-devananda (English-German):
Shanmug speaks about Swami Vishnu-devananda:
Swami Vishnu-devananda performs Asanas: