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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I am frequently drawn to visit the Yoga—Skill in Action section of the Siddha Yoga path website. I look forward to the changing array of photos with views of beloved Shree Muktananda Ashram. I love remembering the growth I experienced through seva opportunities I have had there in past years. These memories invigorate my daily efforts to honor and live by the principles of the blessed path shown to me by Baba and Gurumayi throughout my sadhana.
 

Washington, United States