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Five Simple Ayurvedic Practices for Optimal Health

As more people embrace a holistic approach to a healthy, conscious lifestyle, it’s no surprise that ancient Ayurvedic practices are finding their way into our modern lives. Ayurveda is an ancient system of medicine that originated in India over 5000 years ago,...

Menopause Yoga

As a woman moves into the menopause, often referred to as the ‘Autumn’ stage of life, so many metamorphoses unravel, not only in the physical body and mind, but quite often with a yearning for a deeper spiritual connection. Yoga practices sit under a broad umbrella of...

Demystifying Tongue Scraping and Neti Pots

In Ayurveda, the accumulation of toxins in the body is called ama. It builds up as a result of the contaminants in our environment, improper eating habits, poor digestion, and/or a reflection of an imbalance in the gastrointestinal system. When these toxins are not...

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This is Your Brain on Enlightenment

This is Your Brain on Enlightenment

Sara Novak's article on Discover magazine's website was clearly written pre-pandemic. It turns out she (a writer for Discover, Discovery Health, Popular Science, among others) was writing about a visit to Satchidananda Ashram, what drew her there, and about the field...

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Prevention is Better Than Cure

Prevention is Better Than Cure

Prevention is better than cure and that is where Yoga comes in. You are not trying to simply nibble away at the symptoms. We go to the very root cause of a disease. For example, if you get a headache you immediately take an aspirin. The headache is gone and you are...

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The Remarkable Story of Joe

The Remarkable Story of Joe

Dr. Mehmet Oz was traveling recently and he recounted the story of a man named Joe who went into cardiac arrest at an airport baggage claim area. Fortunately, Dr. Oz was also in that baggage claim area and he was able to save Joe's life. After Joe recovered, he was...

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Is There An Enlightenment Drug?

Is There An Enlightenment Drug?

Timothy Leary was more or less the originator of the psychedelic drug movement. When he met me in the late 1960s, he asked if I’d like to try some LSD. So I asked him, “Since you think that your LSD can create yogis, why don’t you create some other drugs that can...

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Yoga for Wellness

Yoga for Wellness

There is a beautiful biblical saying: “Seek the kingdom of God first and all the rest will be added unto you.” Whether you want it or not, it will come. Health, wealth, friends, money and fame will just come to you. They are the by-products of the most important...

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Yoga Brings Us Back to Our Nature

Yoga Brings Us Back to Our Nature

We all want to become healthy, both mentally and physically, but somehow there are a lot of toxins in our bodies and minds. The more we clean the mind, the more we bring out the true light within. I can compare what happens in the oil industry to what happens within...

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Our Lungs Hold Our Grief

Our Lungs Hold Our Grief

Have you heard the saying, “our tissues hold our issues”? Our bodies remember each fall we took as a child, each scraped knee, each angry word hurled at us, each trauma and abuse that we endured, as well as each loving embrace and joyous occasion. In acupuncture and...

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Nothing Can Influence You, Including Your Influenza

Nothing Can Influence You, Including Your Influenza

You have to be strong to face things. Going into seclusion, or into a protected environment, helps you  make yourself strong. You don’t need to be afraid of this always. Once you build up physical and mental stamina you don’t have to be afraid of anything. Nothing can...

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Dr. Pranayama to the Rescue!

Dr. Pranayama to the Rescue!

Over many years, Swami Satchidananda made recommendations for keeping our bodies strong, our minds calm, and our hearts open, which all apply especially in this age of the Coronavirus or what I like to call: the “Karuna”-virus. Karuna is the Sanskrit for “compassion.”...

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