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Articles / Yoga Practice
Quiet Your Inner Critic
Do you compare yourself to others in yoga class and judge yourself for not being as strong or flexible? How can we quiet old self-critical voices so we can be open to new teachings? Rolf Sovik examines how to deal with our inner critic, so that yoga can be the oasis of safety and self-confidence it is intended to be.
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
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Articles / Meditation
10 Tips for Reducing Distractions in Meditation
Why is it so hard to make the mind one-pointed in meditation? Rolf Sovik explains how the concentration process relates to the five states of mind described in the Yoga Sutra, and he shares his list of meditation’s top 10 distractions, along with practical tips for resolving them.
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
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Articles / Yoga Practice
7 Tips to Recharge Your Asana Practice
Tired of your asana routine? Breathe new life into your practice. What makes any session different from others is the awareness we bring to it. Rolf Sovik offers seven tips to awaken awareness, promote healing and vitality, and recharge your time on the mat.
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
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Articles / Wisdom
The Niyamas: Keys to Spiritual Progress
Yoga’s five niyamas (observances) are the keys to progress on the spiritual path. Rolf Sovik explains how practicing the niyamas helps us cultivate greater health, contentment, and self-confidence, as well as greater understanding of ourselves and life’s higher purpose.
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
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Classes / Relaxation
Short Centering Practice
When we are centered, we can carry out our many activities with grace and skill. Join Rolf Sovik in a mini guided relaxation that will help you find center in your body and breath. Take a moment to rest and recharge, and make even your busiest days more balanced and harmonious. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 4 mins
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
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Articles / Yoga Practice
Panic Attacks: How Yoga Can Help
Do you suffer from panic attacks? Rolf Sovik explains how to recognize a panic disorder, how to explore its causes and resolve conflicts, and how to calm ourselves with the time-tested, stress-reducing tools taught in yoga: deep, relaxed diaphragmatic breathing and meditation.
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
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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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Talks / Wisdom
Moksha Shastra: Liberation Teaching
So far in the Peace in Your Life series, Rolf Sovik has led us through an exploration of the forces that bind us and those that free us. Now, in the final installment, he provides concrete ways we can apply this wisdom to our daily life. Learn the timeless principles of moksha shastra, the teachings that leads to liberation and upliftment. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
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Articles / Meditation
Do You Meditate?
Meditation leads to the simple pleasure of knowing one’s self. In this engaging story, Rolf Sovik relates how his teacher, Swami Rama, first inspired him to meditate, and how over the next 30 years taught and guided him, and countless others, the systematic method of meditation that leads to deeper experience of inner life—the highest knowledge.
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
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Talks / Wisdom
Triangle of Yoga
Is it really possible to be free of pain and sorrow? According to the sages, it is—through perseverance on the path of yoga. In this video, Rolf Sovik introduces the key components of yoga practice using the concept of a simple triangle. Let this memorable image help you build a strong foundation for your quest for lasting peace. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
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Talks / Sacred Texts
Dvandvas: Pairs of Opposites
Happy and sad, cold and hot, rich and poor—our world consists of dvandvas, or pairs of opposites. All too often, we spend our days chasing the pole of the pair that attracts us and running away from the pole that repels us. In the process, we lose our peace of mind! How can we gain freedom from the dvandva-driven scramble? Tune in as Rolf Sovik introduces the answer found in the Bhagavad Gita, an essential source text on yoga philosophy. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
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Articles / Sacred Texts
The Path of Love and Devotion in the Gita
When we learn to cultivate love for the Divine, we find ourselves gradually lifted out of pain and sorrow. This is the path of bhakti yoga, love and devotion—a path that, ultimately, transforms human hearts. But how do we cultivate spiritual love? What can a mortal give the Divine, and what gift do we receive in return?
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD