Sleep as a Spiritual Practice

There are many stories in the Zen tradition that offer a perspective on sleep, such as the enlightenment of Ananda, where he stayed awake for several days on end trying to attain Great Liberation. He finally decides to give up on attaining enlightenment and get some...

Yoga Nidra: Portal to Our Essence-Nature

Julie Lusk, MEd, E-RYT-500, NCC, has a new book out: Yoga Nidra Meditations: 24 Scripts for True Relaxation. Featuring twenty-four Yoga Nidra scripts written by author Julie Lusk and thirteen of the world’s master teachers—including Swami Satchidananda—this book...

Yoga for Mental Health

In recognition of  “Mental Health Awareness Month”  (observed each May in the USA),  Nalanie Chellaram’s (director of the Integral Yoga Institute Gibraltar and Sotogrande, Spain) gave a talk on how Yoga can help with mental health issues. In this...

A Yoga Nidra Experience

A beautiful relaxation experience led by Sri Swami Satchidananda. Yoga Nidra is a classical Yoga practice for de-stressing the body and mind that leads the practitioner toward the recognition of one’s essence-nature. The practice enables you to let go of...

Deepening Your Hatha Yoga Practice

With his unique humor and enormous depth of wisdom, Swami Asokananda is a master in presenting the great teachings of Yoga in ways that are deeply relevant to key issues in modern life. In this article, he shares the benefit of his experience from his personal journey...