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COVID-19 Support / Spiritual Community
The Power of Spiritual Community
Life is a journey to find the fulfillment our soul has been eternally seeking. As we progress on our path, we discover numerous sources of spiritual nourishment, yet often feel there is a deeper hunger that remains unsatisfied. The yoga tradition clearly tells us that spiritual community (sangha) can fulfill this longing. In this livestream we will explore the role of inner connection, satsanga, service, and wisdom in creating spiritual community, and how this can nourish and protect us on deeper levels. Learn the art of using your personal practice to awaken a living experience of spiritual community, regardless of whether you are physically close to other seekers or able to practice together and share wisdom. We will conclude with a guided practice of shvasa-prashvasa pravahi pranayama. This unique preparatory practice for Vishoka Meditation brings a potent experience—the awareness of underlying pranic energy—that is the shared essence of spiritual community. Tune in on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. EDT to discover what it means to undertake the soul’s journey toward lasting fulfillment—together.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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COVID-19 Support / Inner Connection
Tantric Techniques for Unleashing Pranic Elixir
We are in the midst of an unprecedented storm of fear and grief. It is time that we override this storm and attain freedom from worry, anger, anxiety, helplessness, uncertainty, political bickering, and self-righteousness. It is time to discover our pranic elixir, nourish our body and mind, and extend that elixir to nourish the larger world we are a part of. Ancient masters have given us the tools. In this livestream, Pandit Tigunait shares with you what these tools are and how to use them wisely and constructively. Tune in to learn the tantric techniques for recovering and upholding our collective and individual well-being.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
5
Articles / Wisdom
Unconditional Gratitude: Finding Our Way in an Era of Fear
How do we retain our feeling of gratitude in the midst of a pandemic? How do we keep our gratitude and sense of interconnectedness from being swallowed up by fear, anger, selfishness, and isolation? Shiva Tigunait shares a Vedic mantra to remind us that we are guided and protected on every level by the divine forces, a mantra that calms our mind and fills us with hope.
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Shiva Tigunait, PhD
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COVID-19 Support / Spiritual Community
Buddha & Patanjali’s Solution to a Pandemic
Drawing upon the time-tested wisdom of the Yoga Sutra and the Lotus Sutra, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait offers a yogic solution to the COVID-19 pandemic, which began as a health crisis and has grown into a humanitarian and economic crisis. This livestream offers us an opportunity to see this pandemic through the eyes of Buddha and Patanjali. Find out how their wisdom can help us to discover and utilize the spiritual resources inherent in all of us to overcome this crisis. Join us to find inspiration and support from the perennial wisdom of ancient masters.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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COVID-19 Support / Spiritual Community
Living Without Fear in the Era of COVID-19: Unleashing the Power of Healing and Service
COVID-19 is here. All of us have valid reasons to be concerned about the virus and its ramifications on many levels—health and well-being, social, and economic. The ethical and spiritual implications of this pandemic are beyond anyone’s comprehension. And yet, yoga gives us tools that will help us on every level. Now is the time to turn to the 5,000-year-old tradition of yogic wisdom and to put that wisdom into practice. By tapping into the pool of our inner healing force, we can eliminate fear and mobilize the time-honored power of service. Join Pandit Rajmani Tigunait for this timely livestream, and become a force of global healing and positive change in these troubled times.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Articles / Meditation
The Real Meaning of Meditation
What is meditation? How does it work? Can meditation help us achieve genuine peace and happiness in today’s hectic, often chaotic world? Swami Rama explains the various aspects of meditation: how to turn inward, how to cultivate stillness, how to pay attention, and how to tell that we are making progress.
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Swami Rama
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Articles / Yoga Practice
Pranayama and the Autonomic Nervous System
Can we consciously change our heart rate and other automatic, or involuntary, functions of our body? Swami Rama explains how pranayama—controlling the breath—enables us to bring all the processes regulated by our autonomic nervous system under our voluntary control.
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Swami Rama
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Articles / Wisdom
The Yamas: Creating Harmony in Daily Life
It can be hard to change unproductive habit patterns. Yoga’s yamas (restraints) and niyamas (observances) help us to do just that. Learn how the five yamas alert us when our actions are out of sync with our spiritual aspirations and how they help us understand and manage the emotions driving our actions—allowing us to relate to ourselves and others in a more harmonious and balanced way.
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
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Classes / Meditation
Foundations of Meditation
When our body is comfortable and stable, our mind can flow peacefully inward toward a deep state of meditation. In this workshop, Luke Ketterhagen shares ways that we can refine our posture and breath to increase the length and quality of our meditative practice. Move through an exploration of sitting styles, a sequence of supportive asanas, and techniques of yogic breathing.Then tie it all together with a guided meditation, and experience the difference. Format: Multiple videos with audio download Length: 1 hr 8 mins
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Luke Ketterhagen
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Classes / Yoga
Release Tension & Increase Awareness
When we are comfortable and stable in our physical and energetic body, we find it easy to direct our awareness inward. As our inner attention increases, we become even more firmly established in a luminous sense of ease. In this workshop, Judy Moulton leads us through practices that help us experience this relationship between releasing tension and increasing awareness. Join her in breath-connected movements and a systematic relaxation that serve as opportunities for deep self-exploration. Format: Multiple videos with audio download Length: 77 mins
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Judy Moulton
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COVID-19 Support / Emotional and Mental Resilience
Well-Being Meditation
A systematic practice of meditation is an opportunity for deep rest and nourishment. Leading us inward step-by-step, Rolf Sovik introduces techniques for releasing tension in our mind and body. Relax into a profound sense of well-being and awaken to the peace and joy already within you. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 15 min
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
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Articles / Holistic Health
From Chaos to Calm
Juggling our many responsibilities and activities, it’s natural to be stressed, right? According to Dr. Carrie Demers, by no means! In this article, she emphasizes that the choice is ours—to suffer from constant tension or to enjoy a baseline of calm. Reclaim your right to relax: learn three simple techniques to ease out of fight-or-flight mode and melt away the stress.
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Carrie Demers, MD

Emotional and Mental Resilience

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Articles / Yoga Practice
Pranayama and the Autonomic Nervous System
Can we consciously change our heart rate and other automatic, or involuntary, functions of our body? Swami Rama explains how pranayama—controlling the breath—enables us to bring all the processes regulated by our autonomic nervous system under our voluntary control.
Swami Rama headshot
Swami Rama
77
Classes / Yoga
Release Tension & Increase Awareness
When we are comfortable and stable in our physical and energetic body, we find it easy to direct our awareness inward. As our inner attention increases, we become even more firmly established in a luminous sense of ease. In this workshop, Judy Moulton leads us through practices that help us experience this relationship between releasing tension and increasing awareness. Join her in breath-connected movements and a systematic relaxation that serve as opportunities for deep self-exploration. Format: Multiple videos with audio download Length: 77 mins
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Judy Moulton
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COVID-19 Support / Emotional and Mental Resilience
Well-Being Meditation
A systematic practice of meditation is an opportunity for deep rest and nourishment. Leading us inward step-by-step, Rolf Sovik introduces techniques for releasing tension in our mind and body. Relax into a profound sense of well-being and awaken to the peace and joy already within you. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 15 min
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
15
Articles / Holistic Health
From Chaos to Calm
Juggling our many responsibilities and activities, it’s natural to be stressed, right? According to Dr. Carrie Demers, by no means! In this article, she emphasizes that the choice is ours—to suffer from constant tension or to enjoy a baseline of calm. Reclaim your right to relax: learn three simple techniques to ease out of fight-or-flight mode and melt away the stress.
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Carrie Demers, MD
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COVID-19 Support / Emotional and Mental Resilience
How Meditation Builds Resilience
What if you could learn to manage stress simply by shifting your perspective? Bill Ryan explains how our worldview informs our reactions to perceived threats and dangers in our life. He then shares some good news: by transforming our mind and nervous system through meditation, we can take charge of our essential outlook to lead a less stressful, more fulfilling life. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Bill Ryan, PhD
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COVID-19 Support / Emotional and Mental Resilience
The Importance of Self-Care
Self-care is a common topic in recent years, but what does it mean to truly care for yourself, and how can you incorporate replenishing routines into your life? In a culture that often pushes us past our limits, we need to cultivate the ability to take a pause and unplug. Dr. Theresa Oswald explains how nourishment, relaxation, connection, and self-expression can form the menu of self-care options we need to have at our disposal. Format: Video with audio download Length: 9 mins
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Theresa Oswald, MD
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COVID-19 Support / Emotional and Mental Resilience
Cleansing & Nourishing Breath Awareness
Our breath is inherently both cleansing and nourishing. As we exhale, we release stale air and toxins, making room for fresh breath and new energy on the inhalation. Taking the concepts of cleansing and nourishing from theoretical to practical, Judy Moulton guides a brief breath awareness exercise that will leave you feeling refreshed and grounded. Format: Video with audio download Length: 4 mins
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Judy Moulton

Inner Connection

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COVID-19 Support / Inner Connection
Tantric Techniques for Unleashing Pranic Elixir
We are in the midst of an unprecedented storm of fear and grief. It is time that we override this storm and attain freedom from worry, anger, anxiety, helplessness, uncertainty, political bickering, and self-righteousness. It is time to discover our pranic elixir, nourish our body and mind, and extend that elixir to nourish the larger world we are a part of. Ancient masters have given us the tools. In this livestream, Pandit Tigunait shares with you what these tools are and how to use them wisely and constructively. Tune in to learn the tantric techniques for recovering and upholding our collective and individual well-being.
Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD headshot
Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
5
Articles / Wisdom
Unconditional Gratitude: Finding Our Way in an Era of Fear
How do we retain our feeling of gratitude in the midst of a pandemic? How do we keep our gratitude and sense of interconnectedness from being swallowed up by fear, anger, selfishness, and isolation? Shiva Tigunait shares a Vedic mantra to remind us that we are guided and protected on every level by the divine forces, a mantra that calms our mind and fills us with hope.
Shiva Tigunait, PhD headshot
Shiva Tigunait, PhD
9
Articles / Meditation
The Real Meaning of Meditation
What is meditation? How does it work? Can meditation help us achieve genuine peace and happiness in today’s hectic, often chaotic world? Swami Rama explains the various aspects of meditation: how to turn inward, how to cultivate stillness, how to pay attention, and how to tell that we are making progress.
Swami Rama headshot
Swami Rama
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Classes / Meditation
Foundations of Meditation
When our body is comfortable and stable, our mind can flow peacefully inward toward a deep state of meditation. In this workshop, Luke Ketterhagen shares ways that we can refine our posture and breath to increase the length and quality of our meditative practice. Move through an exploration of sitting styles, a sequence of supportive asanas, and techniques of yogic breathing.Then tie it all together with a guided meditation, and experience the difference. Format: Multiple videos with audio download Length: 1 hr 8 mins
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Luke Ketterhagen
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COVID-19 Support / Inner Connection
Breath & Body Awareness Meditation
In meditation, we collect our energy and attention from the external world into the center of our being. Sandra Anderson leads a brief, guided practice on this journey inward with elements of posture, breath, subtle centers, and body awareness. Close your eyes and connect with the fountain of nourishment within. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 6 min
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Sandra Anderson
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Classes / Yoga
Access, Strengthen, and Behold the Heart (Level 2)
To go deeply into the heart center, we must first build a strong and resilient container for it in the body. To listen to the heart, we must first find stillness in the mind. Join Shari Friedrichsen for this targeted, challenging practice to infuse the body with prana shakti, pausing along the way to consider the effects of each pose on the heart space. Wake up the intelligence of the heart and reveal its deepest mysteries and sacredness. Format: Video with audio download Length: 52 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
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COVID-19 Support / Inner Connection
Mantra as Cure for What Haunts Us
Fear, insecurity, and doubt are like persistent ghosts that haunt our mind and heart, holding us back and making us feel empty and unfulfilled. They can even lead to physical disease. Fortunately, says Pandit Tigunait, there is a cure—a mantra whose healing energy helps us look at ourselves, reclaim our mental and physical well-being, and live with a sense of purpose and fulfillment. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Articles / Wisdom
Transcending Loneliness to Find Joy
Many of us suffer from feelings of loneliness, isolation, and separation. Why do we experience these states, and how can we leave them behind for good? As Pandit Rajmani Tigunait explains, our intrinsic nature is one of wholeness and bliss. But our mind creates the perception of duality that causes us to feel separate from each other—and from God. Read more to discover how we can exchange loneliness for joy.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

Spiritual Community

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COVID-19 Support / Spiritual Community
The Power of Spiritual Community
Life is a journey to find the fulfillment our soul has been eternally seeking. As we progress on our path, we discover numerous sources of spiritual nourishment, yet often feel there is a deeper hunger that remains unsatisfied. The yoga tradition clearly tells us that spiritual community (sangha) can fulfill this longing. In this livestream we will explore the role of inner connection, satsanga, service, and wisdom in creating spiritual community, and how this can nourish and protect us on deeper levels. Learn the art of using your personal practice to awaken a living experience of spiritual community, regardless of whether you are physically close to other seekers or able to practice together and share wisdom. We will conclude with a guided practice of shvasa-prashvasa pravahi pranayama. This unique preparatory practice for Vishoka Meditation brings a potent experience—the awareness of underlying pranic energy—that is the shared essence of spiritual community. Tune in on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. EDT to discover what it means to undertake the soul’s journey toward lasting fulfillment—together.
Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD headshot
Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
64
COVID-19 Support / Spiritual Community
Buddha & Patanjali’s Solution to a Pandemic
Drawing upon the time-tested wisdom of the Yoga Sutra and the Lotus Sutra, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait offers a yogic solution to the COVID-19 pandemic, which began as a health crisis and has grown into a humanitarian and economic crisis. This livestream offers us an opportunity to see this pandemic through the eyes of Buddha and Patanjali. Find out how their wisdom can help us to discover and utilize the spiritual resources inherent in all of us to overcome this crisis. Join us to find inspiration and support from the perennial wisdom of ancient masters.
Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD headshot
Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
64
COVID-19 Support / Spiritual Community
Living Without Fear in the Era of COVID-19: Unleashing the Power of Healing and Service
COVID-19 is here. All of us have valid reasons to be concerned about the virus and its ramifications on many levels—health and well-being, social, and economic. The ethical and spiritual implications of this pandemic are beyond anyone’s comprehension. And yet, yoga gives us tools that will help us on every level. Now is the time to turn to the 5,000-year-old tradition of yogic wisdom and to put that wisdom into practice. By tapping into the pool of our inner healing force, we can eliminate fear and mobilize the time-honored power of service. Join Pandit Rajmani Tigunait for this timely livestream, and become a force of global healing and positive change in these troubled times.
Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD headshot
Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
11
Articles / Wisdom
The Yamas: Creating Harmony in Daily Life
It can be hard to change unproductive habit patterns. Yoga’s yamas (restraints) and niyamas (observances) help us to do just that. Learn how the five yamas alert us when our actions are out of sync with our spiritual aspirations and how they help us understand and manage the emotions driving our actions—allowing us to relate to ourselves and others in a more harmonious and balanced way.
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
4
COVID-19 Support / Spiritual Community
The Collective Consciousness of Group Practice
What is collective consciousness? Can we connect with it by practicing in a group? Delving into these questions, Ishan Tigunait describes how the intention of like-minded seekers to undertake a practice together for a common purpose results in a group practice, and how that practice deepens our connection to a higher collective consciousness that embodies the spirit of giving. Learn how a group practice can transform us, unlocking our capacity to expand our awareness and to experience ourselves in a new way. Format: Video with audio download Length: 4 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
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Articles / Wisdom
4 Antidotes to Hatred & Violence
What can we do to counteract the rise in violence in the world? Pandit Rajmani Tigunait explains that it is not possible to promote peace in the larger world until we have made our own mind calm and tranquil. To do that, he offers four principles from the Yoga Sutra for freeing our mind. In this way, we can become an agent for peace.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Classes / Yoga
Yoga for Body, Breath, and Mind: A Daily Practice (All Levels)
Enjoy asana, systematic relaxation, and meditation suitable for daily practice. This complete practice maintains essential strength and flexibility, balances the nervous system with deep relaxation, and focuses the mind with seated breath awareness. The asanas include the sun salutation, triangle, agni sara, pigeon pose, a seated forward bend, seated twist, abdominal strengthening, boat pose, dolphin, bridge, and inverted action poses. The practice concludes with a 10-minute guided systematic relaxation and a 10-minute sitting meditation practice. Format: Video with audio download Length: 53 mins
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Sandra Anderson
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Articles / Wisdom
Living Pain-Free in a Pain-Filled World
Each of us must be the change we wish to see in the world. In order to become an effective agent for societal change we must first transform and empower ourselves: “Physician, heal thyself.” To truly heal ourselves we must first understand ourselves and become firmly established within. The Himalayan Tradition provides us with the ways and means to become healers and helpers of ourselves and others.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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COVID-19 Support / Spiritual Community
Spirituality: A Call to Action
What a world we are living in! Instead of celebrating life, we are struggling to protect ourselves from the onslaught of fear, hatred, violence, and uncertainty. It is pathetic. We must not sit idle. We must reclaim the clarity of our mind, rise above these afflictions, and create the world that affords the dignity, purpose, peace, and happiness we all deserve. The sages have the wisdom and the means to create that world. It is time to hear and heed the sages’ wisdom—and take charge of our destiny. This Livestream features an inspirational and informative lecture, Q&A session, and guided meditation with Pandit Tigunait. Listen and practice along with us; heed the powerful wisdom that will transform your life! Livestream recorded live at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA on January 14, 2017. Format: Multiple videos with audio downloads Length: 1 hr 42 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD