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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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This morning, as I was visiting the Siddha Yoga path website, my attention was drawn to this gallery, and I felt the impulse of my soul to visit Shree Muktananda Ashram through these photos.

As I was contemplating these images full of simplicity, love, devotion, care, and dedication, I was inspired to offer these divine qualities all day long, relishing the Lord and the Guru in my heart.

Rodez, France

I was delighted to see the Yoga—Skill in Action minisite return to the website! I love seeing the pictures of yogic skill in action. Seva has always been an awe-inspiring and transformative practice for me. Looking at these photos brings back my experience of offering seva in and out of Shree Muktananda Ashram.

North Carolina, United States

I’m so happy to be able to connect with Shree Muktananda Ashram through this gallery on the Siddha Yoga path website. I feel inspired by the alertness of the sevites that I perceive in these photos. I am very grateful to experience the beauty of the heart contained in these photos.

Rome, Italy

I am thrilled to see the Yoga—Skill in Action minisite again!
This feature has always taken me back to the happy and joyous times when I was able to offer seva at Shree Muktananda Ashram. To work alongside other devotees was a source of great learning and fulfillment for me.
These beautiful photos make me smile. They remind me of the love and grace in my life that flow from the practice of offering seva.

Florida, United States

I love the picture of the two sevites waiting with their video equipment to capture the best shot. I could feel their enthusiasm and devotion!
This minisite on the Siddha Yoga path website always stimulates my own love and dedication to guruseva!

Ville St. Laurent, Canada