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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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One of my favorite things about this gallery, ”Yoga—Skill in Action,” is that every single picture captures the focus and one-pointedness of those offering seva at Shree Muktananda Ashram. It’s so inspiring!

New York, United States

I've never been more grateful to those Siddha Yogis who are taking care of the sacred grounds of Shree Muktananda Ashram in these challenging times. This opportunity to see how they have imbibed Gurumayi's teachings and are embodying them with ease is a golden one!
Knowing that there's a place on this earth where righteousness is respected makes me feel happier and happier. I am so grateful to be able to experience the beauty and the sanctity of the Self as reflected in these photos.

Rome, Italy