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Maha Sadhana - The Great Practice - Level 2

with Sri Dharma Mittra

Maha Sadhana: The Great Practice presents the jewels of wisdom from Sri Dharma Mittra’s nearly 50 years of yoga practice—an extraordinary life dedicated to self-realization. Maha Sadhana Level II is appropriate for experienced students and presents asana, pranayama and meditation practices designed to carry the practitioner deep into the heart of yoga.

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Specs:

  • SKU: MS-L2
  • 3 hours 45 minutes
  • 1 DVD
  • NTSC
  • All Regions

Overview

The Maha Sadhana DVDs are the first professional instructional videos ever presented by Sri Dharma Mittra, famous for his Master Yoga Chart of 908 Postures, which is seen on the walls of many prominent yoga studios throughout the United States and overseas. Sri Dharma is sometimes called “the teacher’s teacher”, and has introduced tens of thousands of students to the practice of yoga since he began teaching in 1967.

In this DVD, Dharma presents Level II of his remarkable teachings, an approach to yoga respecting the great foundations of this ancient practice: asana, pranayama, meditation, ethical rules, and spiritual study. The DVD includes instruction and guided practices for asana, pranayama and meditation, as well as exclusive discourses by Dharma on the spiritual journey.

Maha Sadhana Level II contains two unique special features: a blissful 20-minute kirtan performance by Dharma and the story of his famous poster.

Dharma's love radiates through every practice on this disc–let it guide you to the true transformational power of the path of yoga.


Highlights from the DVD include:

  • • 4 hours of rich, in-depth material covering all limbs of yoga practice
  • • All material suitable for able-bodied experienced yoga students
  • • Intermediate Asana Practice — adjustable from 53 to 64 minutes
  • • Advanced Intermediate Asana Practice — adjustable from 46 to 82 minutes
  • • Guided pranayama and meditation practices
  • • Spiritual Discourse — advice for those following the spiritual path
  • • Dharma's Asana Workshop — tips and tricks for poses
  • Special features: 21 minutes of kirtan, plus The Story of the Famous Poster

Media Reviews

"This is indeed a great practice, not only in length but also in information... As the first generation of American yoga teachers ages and passes on, it’s essential to preserve a record of yoga’s legacy worldwide to remind future generations of their roots. This DVD is important not only for its instruction but for its historical value as well."

-- Yoga Journal

"These two DVDs are the first instructional videos ever presented by Dharma Mittra, who runs the Dharma Yoga Center in New York City and is famous for his Master Yoga Chart of 908 asanas. In these well-produced videos, each four hours in length, Dharma (born in 1939 in Brazil) shares the knowledge and insight gathered from more than 50 years of yoga practice. Those years include 11 as a bramacharya, a celibate religious student, devoted to his guru, Swami Kailashananda (Yogi Gupta).

“The richness of information on these DVDs makes them a valuable resource for students at all levels and from all schools of yoga. The best part for me, though, is just watching Dharma practice and hearing him talk. The deep devotion with which he does the asana, pranayama and meditation practices is truly inspiring. And the charming humor, wisdom and love with which he speaks reveal a being who has realized his divine nature and shares it with us here."

-- Yoga Chicago Magazine

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About Sri Dharma Mittra

Sri Dharma Mittra

Sri Dharma Mittra has spent most of his life in service to humanity, disseminating ancient knowledge for achieving radiant health and spiritual development. He was born in the late 1930's, and excelled from an early age at wrestling and weight lifting. After spending 7 years in the Air Force, Dharma began studying Yoga in 1958. He met his teacher Sri Swami Kailashananda in 1964, and after immersing himself in intense study and practice of the eight limbs of Yoga—especially Karma Yoga—Dharma was initiated as a sannyasi, one who renounces the material world while seeking God.

Beginning in 1967, Dharma taught Yoga for 8 years at his guru's ashram and was celebrated for his skill and mastery. In 1975 he left the ashram and founded the Yoga Asana Center, known today as the Dharma Yoga Center. In 1984 Dharma completed the Master Yoga Chart of 908 Postures, as an offering to his Guru, and for all Yoga aspirants. This original masterpiece was meticulously assembled from over 1,350 self-photographed postures and hand-assembled by Dharma himself. The poster hangs in many prestigious yoga schools and ashrams worldwide. He is the author of the book Asanas: 608 Yoga Poses published by New World Library, is featured in American Yoga and is the inspiration for Yoga Journal's book Yoga.

Dharma was one of the first independent Yoga teachers in the United States, initiating tens of thousands on the path of Yoga before styles of Yoga became popular. He has remained truthful to the original classical practice, and is loved by students from all walks of Yoga for his humility, humor, joy and kindness in teaching. Dharma has been offering daily classes in New York since he started in 1967, and to this day makes himself available regularly to anyone in need of help and direction.

Dharma Mittra conducts Maha Sadhana and Yogi Treasures for a Shortcut to Immortality workshops worldwide as well as ongoing, in-depth Life of a Yogi teacher training programs at the Dharma Yoga Center.

You may also enjoy our exclusive interview with Dharma: Sri Dharma Mittra on Ahimsa and Vegetarianism.

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