Posts by Sandra Anderson

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Talks / Wisdom
Annamaya Kosha: Food Body
In Introduction to the Panchamaya Kosha Model, we learned that the core of our being is encompassed by five sheaths called koshas. In this talk, Sandra Anderson describes the annamaya kosha, the physical or “food” body from the yogic perspective. Tune in and hear how our basic daily routines and activities (including asana, diet, and sleep) can help us align with our higher intelligence while living in harmony with the world. Format: Video with audio download Length: 10 mins
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Sandra Anderson
10
Talks / Wisdom
Introduction to the Panchamaya Kosha Model
Explore the multi-dimensional, yogic view of what it means to be a human being. In this talk, Sandra Anderson introduces us to the panchamaya kosha model: the five sheaths, or coverings, that obscure our true essence—pure consciousness. Learn how skillfully applying your knowledge of each of the koshas becomes a powerful road map for moving inward—from gross to subtle to causal—and ultimately to the realization of your innermost core being. Format: Video with audio download Length: 10 mins
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Sandra Anderson
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Classes / Pranayama
Kapalabhati for Purification & Revitalization (All Levels)
The practice of kapalabhati is one of the most efficient and effective pranayamas (breathing exercises) for dispelling the inertia, congestion, and stagnation that tend to build up in the body and mind. In this short tutorial, Sandra Anderson walks us through the essentials of this traditional cleansing practice. With the resulting enlivening of prana (life energy), our innate desire to know ourselves at the deepest level begins to blossom. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 3 mins
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Sandra Anderson
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Classes / Pranayama
Pranayama for Energizing the Whole Being (Level 2)
One of the most important aspects of yoga, pranayama helps us cultivate the calm yet highly energized mind essential to healing, creative thinking, and spiritual pursuit. Sandra Anderson guides us through three pranayama practices that purify the energy channels and invigorate the whole being: anuloma, viloma, and pratiloma. Learn each technique step-by-step and experience the remarkable benefits for yourself. Format: Video with audio download Length: 32 mins
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Sandra Anderson
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Classes / Pose Tutorial
An Invigorating Hip Balance Variation
One of the worst side effects of sitting for a long time is the sluggishness that overtakes our mind and body. In this tutorial, enjoy a practice to dispel stagnation. This version of a hip balance pose activates the abdominal organs, strengthens the lumbar spine, and stimulates the pranic hub in the subtle body. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Sandra Anderson
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Classes / Pose Tutorial
Inverted Action: Release & Restore
How can we counteract the detrimental effects of sitting at our desk all day? In this tutorial, Sandra Anderson shares one method: a yoga posture that is the exact opposite of our sitting posture. Learn the inverted action pose (viparita karani)—a safe, accessible, and restful way of releasing stagnant energy from the lower half of the body. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Sandra Anderson
9
Talks / Sacred Texts
Abhinivesha: Self-Preservation
From low-grade anxiety to blinding panic, fear drives much of our thought, speech, and action. Sandra Anderson addresses this all-pervading affliction, abhinivesha. The fear of losing our life—the urge for self-preservation—fills our every cell. How can we make sure it serves as an adaptive instinct, instead of letting it grow into a constricting, destructive preoccupation? Find out as Sandra shares the ancient techniques of yoga, supported by modern insights from neurobiology. Format: Video with audio download Length: 9 mins
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Sandra Anderson
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Classes / Pose Tutorial
Open Up with Moving Dolphin
Many of us spend our days hunched over a desk. In this tutorial, Sandra Anderson shares a short yet powerful practice that counters our tendency to cave forward and inward. Join her in stabilizing, strengthening, and opening the shoulders, neck, and thoracic spine. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Sandra Anderson
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Talks / Yoga Practice
Rivers of Consciousness: Three Nadis in Yoga
The life force (prana) that animates and supports our bodies flows in a complex network of countless nadis (channels of energy in the subtle body). Join Sandra Anderson as she discusses the three major nadis: ida, pingala, and sushumna. Learn how their unique characteristics shape our lives and practice. Format: Video with audio download Length: 7 mins
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Sandra Anderson
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Talks / Sacred Texts
Raga & Dvesha: Craving & Hating
If we do not choose otherwise, the twin forces of raga (attachment) and dvesha (aversion) run our life: we spend all our time and energy running after our likes and running away from our dislikes—yet we fail to find peace or happiness. Join Sandra Anderson to learn how you can rise above these two instinctive, habitual forces to cultivate greater equanimity and virtue. Format: Video with audio download Length: 8 mins
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Sandra Anderson
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Talks / Sacred Texts
Asmita: The Distorted Self
At our core we are a spark of divinity, limitless in our knowledge and power. So how do we come to identify with our limited body and perspective? In this talk Sandra Anderson addresses asmita, the process of creating an ego, which we then take great pains to defend. Learn how this afflicting tendency constricts us—and how we can use yoga to expand instead. Format: Video with audio download Length: 9 mins
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Sandra Anderson
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Talks / Sacred Texts
Avidya: Veiling the Truth
Kicking off her series of talks on the roots of suffering, Sandra Anderson explores avidya, or ignorance. This thick veil thrown over our knowledge of ultimate reality is the first and foremost source of our unhappiness. Yet it also allows us the wonderful adventure of being an individual soul. Tune in to establish a well-rounded understanding of our lack of understanding. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Sandra Anderson