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The Yoga of Money

The commercial world greatly encourages everyone to spend and spend. Don’t get caught in that. In order to spend, save and give, you should first have the money. Don’t try to live up to some expected or presumed standard of living. The real standard is your joy of...

How to Cultivate Healthy Ambitions

Proper motivation—having the proper aim behind our ambitions—is very important. All our actions have a motive behind them, and that motive should be a selfless one. Without a motive, there is no action. When you want to do something, ask yourself why you want to do...

Yoga & Your Work

Work in your livelihood as Karma Yoga—selfless service. Do all work for the joy of doing it. Charge nothing for your labors; accept whatever you are paid. Choose work for someone or something that is worthwhile. Offer your work, your energy to God, the All, everyone....

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Yoga and Business: Lessons of a Lifetime

Yoga and Business: Lessons of a Lifetime

In this article, Steven Shankara Bookoff, former president of Satchidananda Ashram and current chief financial officer of Organic India shares lessons he learned directly from Swami Satchidananda (Sri Gurudev) about business and finance done the yogic way. I’ll never...

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Running a Successful Yoga Studio

Running a Successful Yoga Studio

The North American Studio Alliance (namasta) was co-founded by Bernard (who serves as president) and Lisa Slede (a Yoga therapist) in late 2002 as a response to the lack of a trade organization for independent Yoga and mind-body professionals. It provides support for...

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Yoga and Your Financial Archetype

Yoga and Your Financial Archetype

As a Certified Financial Planner for several decades, Brent Kessel helps individuals, business owners and families manage their assets. Yoga is an important part of his personal path; he has written for Yoga Journal and has been a major presenter at Yoga conferences....

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Yoga at Work ™

Yoga at Work ™

In this interview, we talk with Chandra Jo Sgammato, the general manager of the Integral Yoga Institute of New York, which oversees the  Yoga at Work™ program bringing Yoga into corporate settings. See more details at the end of this article on how you can have a Yoga...

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The Business of Yoga

The Business of Yoga

As CEO of Yoga Yoga, the largest Yoga organization in Texas, Rich Goldstein (Raghurai) has explored the boundaries of Yoga and business in a unique way. He has championed the business of Yoga and applications of Yoga in healthcare as a matter of heart and health. In...

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The Yoga of Patanjali and Money

The Yoga of Patanjali and Money

Patanjali's Yoga Sutra, composed around 200 CE and still considered the most succinct statement of yoga philosophy ever written, describes yoga as a path with eight limbs, of which asana is only one. The first two limbs, the yamas (moral restraints) and niyamas...

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Yoga for Your Personal Finances

Yoga for Your Personal Finances

By day a mild-mannered mortgage specialist and by night Jacqueline Richards is a Hatha Yoga instructor. When her Yoga students discover her finance background they often ask for money advice. This led her to the realization that the underlying principles of Yoga,...

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