Nirvana Yoga Research Foundation
Nirvana Yoga is a complete science of health, healing, spirituality and a way of life developed by Guru Madhavacharyan. It emphasizes on overall development and well-being of an individual at the physical, mental, intellectual, social and spiritual levels. It is not merely a practice of physical postures or breathing techniques. This system consists of a wide range of yogic practices within an ethical discipline that helps to attain perfection at all levels of human existence.
Guruji says, “human being is the most miraculous creation on the earth. Each individual is unique and so are his physical and mental states which are determined by the potential of his soul”. Nirvana Yoga consists of specialized yogic practices such as Araiki, Asanakriya, Yogavandanam, Dashaprana Pranayama Kriya, Tribandha Nadishuddhi Pranayama Meditation, Pancharangakriya, etc that help to remove the causes and symptoms of physical and mental health problems of the individual.
The ethical values proposed by this system help to achieve peace and harmony in society. The ashram aims to achieve social development through the development of each individual in his entirety. It happens only through transforming the individual from ill health to positive health, ignorance to wisdom, hatred to love and selfishness to selflessness.
This complete system of Yogic science is being propagated by the ashram for
Health and well-being at physical, mental, social and spiritual levels.
Perfection in action in all stages of human life (individual, family, social).
Therapeutic Yoga for lifestyle and psychosomatic ailments.
Development of personality at the physical, mental, emotional, intellectual and spiritual levels.
Yoga in pregnancy
Yoga in Education
Nirvana Yoga Teachers’ Training programs
Awareness programs, seminars and workshops on the importance of Yoga and Indian systems of medicine.
Yoga and Personality Development Camp
Yoga and personality development camps for children are conducted by the ashram every year to impart knowledge about all the material as well as metaphysical sciences needed to transform students into perfect individuals with knowledge, wisdom, health and a stable mind. The overall development of personality at the physical, mental, emotional, intellectual and spiritual levels is aimed. The students enhance character-building education with a strong base on ethical and social values. Love and respect towards parents, teachers and fellow beings are instilled, a sense of responsibility, sincerity, commitment, dedication and positive values is built up, and national integration is aroused through self-transformative learning and practice.
Deficiencies, imbalances, subnormal tendencies and diseases from the body and mind are cured through proper awareness about the self and its inner dimensions, and the practice of Yoga, meditation and healing techniques so that the root causes of all problems are removed from the deeper layers of one’s own existence. The importance of consuming organic food and its cultivation methods in the house premises is taught for healthy living and preventing diseases caused by wrong food habits. The importance of conserving the flora and fauna, learning of medicinal properties of plants and its cultivation methods, waste management methods, use of renewable energy resources and cleanliness are taught. The dormant potentialities of children and youth are evoked to unleash their skills and talents, and channelized in the right way of its utilization to build a strong society and nation. Students undergo self-transformation to attain a stable mind, healthy body and sharp intellect which enables them to think and act logically, abstain from immoral, anti-social and anti-national activities and become responsible individuals. Students learn to utilize the developments in science and technology in a positive manner conducive to healthy living and ecological balance. Traditional Indian forms of art, music and dance are taught for the development of the self, physical and mental well-being, and to instil positive mental qualities, not for competition.
Thapovanam Siddhashramam has made significant contributions towards the promotion of organic farming in Kerala. In the last ten years ashram has distributed more than 200,000 organic saplings of vegetables and fruits as part of this initiative. These are grown on the lands owned by the ashram and like-minded people. Ashram aims at creating a healthy society and preventing life-threatening diseases such as cancer through this program. Hundreds of awareness classes have also been conducted by ashrams throughout Kerala to spread this initiative. Saplings are being distributed at the ashram free of cost.
‘Poison-free Food, Poison-free Mind, Poison-free Society’
Annadhanam - Distribution of Food
Thapovanam Siddhashramam is providing free food to the poor from the day of its establishment in the year 2000. Ashram emphasizes providing organic food not only to meet the need for food for the poor but also to create a healthy society. The vegetables used are cultivated in the ashram premises and lands owned by the members and volunteers and also bought from local farmers grown organically. Nearly two hundred people are served by the ashram every day.
Thapovanam Grow Green Initiative
In the year 2008, the ashram started a movement called Thapovanam Grow Green Initiative to conserve nature, sustain the environment and restore the ecological balance. TGGI emphasize planting more banyan trees and peepal trees in public places, one sandal tree in every house, plants and trees of medicinal importance and those facing the threat of extinction. The motto of TGGI is to plant a billion trees.
Education for All
This is an initiative to provide education, food, and home for the poor. The ashram is funding for the educational expenses of poor children. Free classes are also conducted by our volunteers for poor children in rural areas.
Thapovanam Wellness Programs
Routinely conducts medical camps with doctors in AYUSH and modern medicine streams to combat epidemic outbreaks. Free medical aid and medicine distribution to those infected.
Thapovanam Social Initiative
To reinstate and sustain cultural, ethical and social values, by organizing discourses, workshops, seminars and other activities. Breastfeeding awareness, Beat Diabetes through Yoga, Women empowerment, Water Conservation, Swachta mission, waste management, promotion of alternative energy resources, rehabilitation, preventive healthcare, etc are the present spectrum of activities under this banner.
Arts, Music and Dance
Ashram promotes and conducts free training programs for learning arts, music and dance without a sense of competition to unleash talents in children and youth and for self-development.