The ashram’s emphasis is on the sublime spiritual philosophy of Vedanta and the daily practice of yogic asanas(postures), kriyas (purification),pranayama (breath control), japa(mantra), meditation and puja (ritual worship). Devotees come daily from the surrounding cities for instructions in yoga and guidance in spiritual life.
"Yogic exercise is the king of all systems of physical culture. The practice of yogic asanas keeps the weight of the body moderate and its structure normal. They give the practitioner an elastic spine and supple body. By yogic exercise blood circulates throughout the whole body and one’s vital energy is preserved and increased. The daily practice of asanas helps one lead an energetic life with a youthful mind and eradicated laziness and lethargy—the great enemies of discipline." ~ Swami Vishnudevananda
"Practice is the only means to success. Practice makes man perfect. Do not change the method or object of meditation until success is achieved. If you do you will sustain a loss of energy and lose the ground that you have developed through so many days of culture. Do not slacken your practice until you attain Self-knowledge. Be sincere in your practice. You will eventually succeed. He realizes quickest whose yearning and meditation are the greatest." ~ Swami Vishnudevananda
The ashram is located near the Triveni Sangam, the confluence of the holy Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers. The Prayag Sangam is mentioned in ancient scriptures as Tirtharaja, the king of all holy places. Every twelve years it is the location of the largest human gathering in the world known as the Kumbha Mela, as well as smaller yearly gatherings during the Hindu month of Magh (Magh-Mela). At these auspicious occasions millions of sadhus, yogis, and devotees come to this spot to bath in the purifying waters of the sacred rivers.
The Children of Yoga-Vedanta Kutir
Hari Om Tat Sat
“Desire God alone. God-realization is your goal. Do not forget your goal for even a moment.” ~Swami Vishnudevananda