Yoga — Skill in Action
Offering Seva in Shree Muktananda Ashram

Seva, selfless service, is one of the core spiritual practices on the Siddha Yoga path. At Shree Muktananda Ashram, staff and visiting Siddha Yogis from around the world offer their skills, talents, and energy in support of the SYDA Foundation’s work—serving the Siddha Yoga Mission.

In a great scripture of India, Shri Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna teaches, "Yoga is skill in action." By serving with love and attentiveness, we cultivate proficiency, self-confidence, joy, and evenness of mind, and we strengthen our connection to the inexhaustible source of joy and power at the core of our being. Practicing seva in this way, we move toward attaining the goal of yoga: the steady awareness of our union with the Self.

As you view these photos of Siddha Yogis engaged in many different types of seva, you are invited to reflect on how each expresses skill in action through qualities such as focus, respect, and enthusiasm.

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These pictures are wonderful. I find that they often reflect and affect what is going on inside me.
 
The photo of the Swamis chanting was a great help for me today. During meditation I remembered it, and became calm and went deeper into my heart. I felt as though the Swamis were chanting for me, and that they were giving me support to go further into the cave of my heart. Their presence felt like a wall of stability behind me, giving me strength and peace.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Rosendahl, Germany