Finding the Joy in Self-Discipline

Question: Why do Yoga practices appear as disciplines when they are the source of joy? Yoga practices don’t appear as discipline—they are discipline. And who said that a disciplined life is an unhappy life? This seems to imply that discipline doesn’t make us joyful....

The Yoga M.D.

Dr. Sandra Amrita McLanahan is a holistic and Yoga medical doctor with a family practice in Yogaville. She is a pioneer in the field of integrative and lifestyle medicine, having founded America’s first holistic health center in Connecticut in 1976. Personal physician...

What Happened When a Buddhist Monk Asked Me to Imagine My Own Death

Yesterday I finished “Dracula,” a limited series by Netflix. I was amazed by the unanticipated plot twists, the ingenious script, and, above all, the ending. Throughout the three episodes, we see that Count Dracula fears the cross, direct sunlight, and can’t step into...

How Meditation Helps

People used to think that Yoga only meant standing on the head and doing some breathing techniques. But a very important practice is meditation—working directly with the mind. After all, the body is only a concrete expression of the mind. If you change the mind, you...