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Talks / Holistic Health
Integrative Techniques for Mental Health
Mental health is not a one-size-fits-all proposition—each of us is unique, with our own mind and individual challenges. In this comprehensive video, Dr. Theresa Oswald discusses the limitations of clinical diagnoses and prescription medications in treating common psychological issues such as ADHD and anxiety. Learn how your mental well-being is connected to your lifestyle and environment, and empower yourself with integrative advice for a healthy mind. Format: Video with audio download Length: 17 mins
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Theresa Oswald, MD
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Talks / Ayurveda
Sleep Support for Vata
Getting to sleep and staying asleep can be difficult when vata dosha (the airlike tendency within us) goes out of balance, especially if vata is our dominant dosha. Kathryn Templeton offers advice on how to balance the light, dry, and highly mobile aspects of vata, setting the stage for restful and nourishing sleep. Format: Video with audio download Length: 11 mins
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Kathryn Templeton
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Talks / Meditation
Meditation and Self-Awareness in Family Life
Why does meditation help so much with regulating our emotions—whether we’re young or old? In this short video, Luke Ketterhagen describes how his teenage daughter used meditation to calm her anger and step back from it, rather than just reacting. He shares three practical steps for applying this kind of self-study (svadhyaya) in your own life. Discover how you and your loved ones can use this yogic observance (niyama) to learn more about yourselves—together. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Luke Ketterhagen
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Talks / Sacred Texts
Enlightenment Is Not Difficult
Do you want to attain enlightenment but think it is too difficult? If we learn to know ourselves on all levels—our body and senses, our breath, our unconscious mind—we will understand that we can achieve it in this lifetime. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Swami Rama
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Talks / Ayurveda
How Ayurveda Supports Sleep
What does sleep really do for us, and why is it so important? Eastern and Western medicine agree that sleep is necessary for cleansing and rejuvenating the body. When we can’t get a good night’s rest, long-term sleep problems can manifest in a variety of ailments. In this short video, Kathryn Templeton discusses the three most common issues people experience regarding sleep—and how viewing these problems from an ayurvedic perspective can help you get the rest you need to support your mental and physical health. Format: Video with audio download Length: 8 mins
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Kathryn Templeton
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Talks / Ayurveda
Agni & Ojas: Transformation and Resilience
In ayurveda, agni and ojas are two of the main forces that support vitality, resilience, and joy in our lives. Agni—the fire of digestion and transformation located at the solar plexus—requires ojas as a container for its fire to burn, and ojas—the vital sap that contains our innate resilience—relies on the transformational processes of agni to initiate its regenerative properties. Dr. Carrie Demers explores the interconnected nature of these forces, and their roles in promoting a lifetime of wellness. Format: Video with audio download Length: 7 mins
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Carrie Demers, MD
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Talks / Wisdom
Why Is the Path of Yoga Timeless?
If the path of yoga is thousands of years old, how can it still be relevant in today’s society? Our ancestors understood that the fundamental human condition, the desire to experience fulfillment, stays constant, although the tools we use to reach fulfillment may change from generation to generation. As Ishan Tigunait observes, the nature of our mind at its most essential level is timeless, and therefore, the practice of yoga is timeless as well. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
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Talks / Ayurveda
Adapt to Your Kapha Stress Response
Stress can be paralyzing, leaving us hunkered down in a state of inaction. The grounding, earthy energy of kapha dominance causes us to freeze up, Kathryn Templeton explains, leading to feelings of stuckness and intractability. Learn specific tips to break out of lethargy and depression, and reframe stressful situations as opportunities to grow and adapt. Format: Video with audio download Length: 7 mins
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Kathryn Templeton
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Talks / Holistic Health
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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Talks / Wisdom
Freedom: The Culmination of Fulfillment
Are freedom and fulfillment two separate goals on the path of yoga? Do we need to leave the world behind in order to be free? Ishan Tigunait explains that, according to the Himalayan Tradition, the two are not mutually exclusive because freedom is the culmination of fulfillment. Learn how embracing desire, self-knowledge, and the richness of life can lead to the experience of ultimate freedom. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
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Talks / Holistic Health
Neti & Nasya: Essential Nostril Care Practices
The nostrils are important, acting as gateways to the brain and inner awareness and as channels for prana. Judy Moulton explains how to take care of these integral passageways by using a neti pot and nasya oil. As we incorporate this beneficial set of cleansing and nourishing practices into our life, we not only support our self-care routine, but also advance our work in meditation and breathing. For more information about purchasing and using the neti pot, please visit our Neti Pot site. Format: Video with audio download Length: 7 mins
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Judy Moulton
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Talks / Holistic Health
Salutogenesis: The Building Blocks of Health
As Buckminster Fuller said: “You never change things by fighting against the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.” If we apply this principle to our health, Dr. Terri Oswald explains, that new model is called salutogenesis. Learn why our disease-first approach to health care may not always work—and how you can actually start to generate wellness by shifting to a salutogenic perspective. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Theresa Oswald, MD