Founded to promote the teachings of Dr. Rammurti S. Mishra, the ashram presented yoga in a modern context. Mishra was born in India in a Brahmin family and studied traditional yoga teachings along with his professional vocation as endocrinologist, neurosurgeon, and psychiatrist, practicing in India, Canada, and the United States. He is the author of Fundamentals of Yoga, a reliable guide to hatha yoga and yoga philosophy, first published in 1959, which has gone through a number of editions. He has also published The Textbook of Yoga Psychology: A New Translation and Interpretation of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras for Meaningful Application in All Modern Psychologic Disciplines. Mishra traveled widely, teaching a synthesis of traditional hatha, karma, and raja yoga in terms acceptable to modern sciences. Ananda Ashram is a branch of ICSA (Inter Cosmic Spiritual Association), with branches in various countries. The ashram may be contacted at RD 3, Box 141, Monroe, New York 10950.
Mishra, Rammurti. Dynamics of Yoga-Mudras and Five Successive Suggestions for Meditation. Pleasant Valley, N.Y.: Kriya Press, 1967.
——. Isha Upanishad. Dayton, Ohio: Yoga Society of Dayton, 1962.
——. Self Analysis and Self Knowledge. Lakemont, Ga.: CSA Press, 1978.