The Fruit of Practice

A meditation teacher of mine once quoted a Burmese teacher as saying “When everything that can go is gone, what’s left is the truth.” That sentence resonated with me. I heard it maybe 20 years ago and I still reference it and repeat it a lot. And I think that’s...

Integral Yoga Hatha with Swami Asokananda

In this Integral Yoga Hatha Yoga class taught by master teacher Swami Asokananda, and hosted by Yoga Alliance, the focus is on meditative awareness and allowing time for the body to release more fully. It’s about getting in touch with prana, the vital force,...

A Short Guided Meditation/Relaxation Experience

Integral Yoga teacher Zac Parker leads a short meditative and relaxing experience that you can do to begin or end your day. It’s also the perfect length to take a moment out of a stressful day or utilize during a work break, to drop into essence-nature and the...

How Meditation Can Help in Times of Loss and Heartbreak

In grief and loss, the mind is powerfully affected. The way we think is changed. The content of our thoughts is altered. Particularly in early and traumatic grief, we forget things, we lose things, we are distracted and inattentive. Alternatively, we can be utterly...

Poses to Relieve Shoulder Pain

Yoga is effective for reducing shoulder pain, reducing stress, boosting immunity, improving circulation and mental focus, and increasing vitality. I know this to be true. A long time ago (2004) in a far-away land (New York City) I had a vision that teaching Yoga would...

How to Commit to Meditation Practice

A common scenario I see is people who started a meditation practice, found it beneficial, and then for whatever reason they stop. When they try to return to a daily practice, they hit resistance. They ask: I know I feel great when I meditate, but why can’t I get...