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Relationships or When Ahimsa Meets Satya

Interpersonal relationships can be challenging to navigate especially when trying to live our Yoga. Yoga’s first foundational limb is yama, which has five practices–the first being ahimsa or non-violence. In Episode 15 of the "Two Old Fogey Yogis" podcast, our two...

The Yoga of Relationships

During these challenging times, the stresses and strains on our relationships can take a toll. What does Yoga have to say about this? Swami Asokananda and Rev. Prem discuss relationships (with oneself & others), communication, and how to respond vs. react....

The One Thing Keeping Us Stuck When It’s Time to Let Go

When we hear the term “let go,” we don’t always entirely comprehend it, as it isn’t always as simple as “mind over matter” and just releasing what we feel. Often, as much as we try to force ourselves to let go of the grip our past has on us, we end up back where we...
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How to Experience Joy in Life and Love Passionately

How to Experience Joy in Life and Love Passionately

How can you experience joy in life and love passionately if you are practicing non-attachment? The best way to enjoy life, if you really want to enjoy life, is not to have any attachment to anything.  Attachment never brings you permanent joy. It may begin with a...

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Patanjali’s Words: The Four Keys

Patanjali’s Words: The Four Keys

Rev. Jaganath, Integral Yoga Minister and Raja Yoga master teacher, has spent a lifetime delving into the deepest layers of meaning in Patanjali’s words within the Yoga Sutras. Our series continues with the 33rd sutra of Chapter 1. This is a key sutra taught by Swami...

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The Difference Between Spiritual Love and Personal Love

The Difference Between Spiritual Love and Personal Love

Divine love is the affection shown toward the spirit of the individual. Personal love is the love that is shown toward the body, or the mind and its characteristics, or, the person’s belongings; anything that is materially-based. Even though there is spirit in each...

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Q & A with Swami Satchidananda: How to Make Changes?

Q & A with Swami Satchidananda: How to Make Changes?

Question: How should we go about making specific changes in areas where we would like to improve? Swami Satchidananda: The most important change is to make sure you are in good company. One way to put yourself in the right company is by coming to a spiritual...

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The Yoga of Relationships

The Yoga of Relationships

Applying the teachings of Yoga to our relationships can be a potent way to learn and grow on the spiritual path. Yoga teaches us that there is a natural, unchanging peace within us all. When we experience that internal source of deep contentment, we also feel our...

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Spiritual Partnership

Spiritual Partnership

God never does something without some good reason behind it.  Why is it that God has given us two eyes when we can look at only one thing at a time? Have you ever tried to look in two directions at the same time, with both eyes? Try it. If the left eye wants to see...

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Four Locks, Four Keys: A Simple Approach to Relationships

Four Locks, Four Keys: A Simple Approach to Relationships

When I first studied Raja Yoga, or Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, in my Yoga Teacher Training Class of 2001 at the Integral Yoga Institute, New York City, I clearly remember Swami Ramananda saying something like, “First your mind talked you into eating the ice cream, then...

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