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The Art of Yoga

God created this world with the good intention of making all living beings lead a happy and peaceful life. All living beings seem to have the same intention. We don’t see any living being who doesn’t want to be happy. People work hard to have a long life of good...

Dr. Dean Ornish & Anne Ornish on Oprah’s “Super Soul Sunday”

Oprah Winfrey hosted Dr. Dean Ornish, and his wife, Anne Ornish, on the TV show "Super Soul Sunday" to discuss UnDo It!, their bestselling book. Dr. Ornish, is a longtime student of Swami Satchidananda, and collaborated with Sri Swamiji in designing the groundbreaking...

How Yoga Can Help Back Pain, Osteoporosis and More

In this podcast/webinar, Avi Gordon (director of Integral Yoga Teachers Association) talks with Dr. Loren M. Fishman about how Yoga can help with various health challenges like back pain, osteoporosis and injuries. Dr. Fishman is Medical Director of Manhattan Physical...

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Five Simple Ayurvedic Practices for Optimal Health

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,...

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Menopause Yoga

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...

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Demystifying Tongue Scraping and Neti Pots

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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