Ananda means “Bliss” and Marga means “Path”. So Ananda Marga means “Path of Bliss”. The motto of Ananda Marga is “Self-Realization and Service to the Universe”. Self-Realization means realizing the love, peace and happiness which is our true nature. We can achieve this through regular practice of yoga, meditation and the various elements of spiritual lifestyle. Service means helping to provide living beings with security, progress and happiness through all kinds of social service activities. The activities of Ananda Marga include yoga and meditation centers, schools, children’s homes, food distribution, disaster relief, medical centers and community development projects around the world.